Mick Cahill and his daughters, Una and Siona, with Pat O'Toole and his son Ronan
It's been a gruelling few days here in Edgeworthstown as the Longford count dominated the lives of many candidates and their families, not to mention election enthusiasts and, of course, the media.
And the past four days haven't been without their drama, with Ballymahon MD being the final count in the entire county, and a recount adding on to an already long count.
But all of that has come to an end now with the final count eliminating Brigid Duffy (FF). With Mick Cahill reaching the quota on the eighth count and nabbing the third seat in the south Longford area, there were only three left.
And, after the redistribution of Brigid Duffy's votes, those remaining seats automatically went to Pat O'Toole, Colm Murray and Gerard Farrell.
So all of that drama to re-elect the stellar council that has been sitting in Ballymahon for the past five years.
Ballymahon MD County 8
Cahill Mick (FF) +86 1024
Duffy Brigid (FF) +47 640
Farrell Gerard (FG) +152 867
Murray Colm (FG) +69 927
O'Toole Pat (FF) +46 895
See tomorrow's Longford Leader for an in-depth analysis of the local elections.
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