Based on the figures from the Longford/Westmeath constituency completed tally (without postal vote) at St Dominic’s Community Centre, Kenagh the three outgoing Government TDs James Bannon and Gabrielle McFadden (Fine Gael) along with Labour’s Willie Penrose are in serious jeopardy of losing their seats in the 32nd Dáil.
Outgoing Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy is set to the top the poll after he secured 21.2% or 11.507 of the first preferences on offer.
Athlone-based Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran of the Independent Alliance has secured 13.4% of the first preference, followed by Peter Burke (Fine Gael) 10.4% and Paul Hogan (Sinn Féin) 9.5%.
Based on the tally, County Longford is in danger of having no TD in the next Dáil.
Nine leading vote getters based on completed tally (postal votes not included)
TROY Robert (Fianna Fáil) 21.2% 11,507
MORAN Kevin ‘Boxer’ (Independent Alliance) 13.4% 7,275
BURKE Peter (Fine Gael) 10.4% 5,646
HOGAN Paul (Sinn Féin) 9.5% 5,173
PENROSE Willie (Labour) 8.7% 4,721
BANNON James (Fine Gael) 8.4% 4,547
GERETY-QUINN Connie (Fianna Fáil) 7.1% 3,854
MORGAN James (Independent Alliance) 6.1% 3,327
MCFADDEN Gabrielle (Fine Gael) 5.1% 2,754
Nine remaining candidates are on tallies between 0.1% and 3%
Estimated Quota: 10,871