Longford-Westmeath election count - live from Kenagh

Deputy Robert Troy celebrates his win

Deputy Robert Troy celebrates his win

00.10

Third count results are as follows:

Moran +14 = 7,672

Burke + 6 = 5,757

Hogan +35 = 5,346

Penrose +7 = 4,947

Bannon +4  = 4,663

Gerety Quinn +4 = 4,167

Morgan +12 - 3,356

McFadden +4 = 2,846

Sexton +3 = 1,657

Magan +11 = 1,122

Fagan +14 = 935

McKervey +6 = 664

Parker +22 = 532

Smyth +9 = 308

Miller +19 = 232

James Miller is eliminated and his transfers will be distributed tomorrow as we say goodnight from Kenagh!

23.10

The results of the second count are in. This count consists of the distribution of Robert Troy's surplus of 599 votes. 

Moran +73 = 7,658

Burke + 68 = 5,571

Hogan +35 = 5,311

Penrose +118 = 4,940

Bannon +10 = 4,659

Gerety Quinn +219 = 4,163

Morgan +15 = 3,344

McFadden +8 = 2,842

Sexton +8 = 1,654

Magan +7 = 1,111

Fagan +23 = 921

McKervey +4 = 658

Parker +4 = 510

Smyth +3 = 299

Miller +3 = 213

Healy +1 = 133

Jackson +0 = 53

Donal Jackson and Stephanie Healy eliminated, and counting is commencing of their transfers.

21.00

The results of the first count for Longford-Westmeath:

Troy 11,655

Moran 7,585

Burke 5,683

Hogan 5,276

Penrose 4,822

Bannon 4,649

Gerety Quinn 3,944

Morgan 3,329

McFadden 2,834

Sexton 1,646

Magan 1,104

Fagan 898

McKervey 654

Parker 506

Smyth 296

Miller 210

Healy 132

Jackson 53

Total poll is 55,816; invalid votes 540; valid votes 55,276.

The quota is 11,056. 

Robert Troy is elected and his surplus of 599 will now be redistributed.

20.56

We have our first TD! Robert Troy FF elected for Longford-Westmeath on the first count. Breakdown of figures to follow

20.38

A victory huddle is forming around Robert Troy. An announcement is imminent.

20.00

Still waiting for a TD...

17.30

Deputy Troy says: "It's an honour to be elected. I want to thank the people of the constituency for voting for me."

He refused to be drawn on whether Fianna Fail would go into coalition with Fine Gael, but promised to "act in the national interest as we always have". 

16.50

Robert Troy has arrived at the count centre. The FF TD is expected to be elected on the first count. 

16.28

A disappointed Gabrielle McFadden has said she is conceding defeat following a poor performance in the polls

16.19

Our first TD sighting of the day - Gabrielled McFadden arrives in Kenagh

15.45

James Morgan, Dominic Parker, Noel McKervey and Brian Fagan are in the house. No sign of our poll toppers. Biding their time!

15.38

Those in the know are saying it could be 8pm before we have the results of the first count. It's going to be a very long day!

Meanwhile candidates and their representatives are still adjudicating on the doubtful votes.

14.30

The almost-final tally figures are in for Longford-Westmeath, with Fianna Fail's Robert Troy powering ahead. 

Troy 11,531

Moran 7,135

Burke 5,666

Hogan 5,162

Penrose 4,730

Bannon 4,618

Gerety Quinn 3,940

Morgan 3,350

McFadden 2,749

Sexton 1,619

Magan 1,086

Fagan 935

McKervey 643

Parker 494

Smyth 348

Miller 202

Healy 168

Jackson 52

This tally is based on 99.4 per cent of votes. With an estimated quota of 10,886, it looks likely that Troy will be first to be elected on the first count. 

13.59

Adjudication is just about to start on the 'doubtful' votes

13.45

At 78 per cent of the total tally (including all Longford boxes and 62 per cent of Westmeath boxes ) here's how it's looking:

Troy 7216

Moran  6701 

Bannon 4417

Gerety Quinn 3817

Hogan 3784

Morgan 3312

Burke 3107

Penrose 3018

McFadden 2542

Sexton 1610

Magan 805

Fagan 542

McKervey 530

Parker 352

Smyth 308

Miller 139

Healy 121

Jackson 42

That's Troy on 17%, Moran on 15.8%, Bannon on 10.4%, Gerety Quinn on 9% and Hogan on 8.9%

These figures place FG down 15.8% on 2011, FF up 6.4 %, Labour down 16.1%, Independent Alliance up 16.8% and Green up 1.4%

11.50

The first complete tally is in for Longford: 

James Bannon 3,802 (21.1% )

Connie Gerety-Quinn 3,341 (18.6% )

James Morgan 3,133 (17.4% )

Robert Troy 1,687 (9.4% )

Paul Hogan 1,587 (8.8% )

Mae Sexton 1,538 (8.5% )

Peter Burke 552 (3.1% )

Willie Penrose 530 (2.9% )

Kevin 'Boxer' Moran 433 (2.4% )

Manchan Magan 362 (2% )

Gabrielle McFadden 275 (1.5% )

Barbara Smyth 246 (1.4% )

Noel McKervey 228 (1.3% )

Brian Fagan 105 (0.6% )

Dominic Parker 100 (0.6% )

Stephanie Healy 51 (0.3% )

James Miller 28 (0.2% )

Donal Jackson 12 (0.1% )

11.44

The first candidates are beginning to arrive at the count centre - so far we've spotted Paul Hogan, Manchan Magan and Stephanie Healy

11.04

More than half of the Longford boxes are open and early tally figures are as follows:

James Bannon 2,338

James Morgan 1,901

Connie Gerety-Quinn 1,863

Robert Troy 1,073

Mae Sexton 1,005

Paul Hogan 963

Peter Burke 343

Willie Penrose 339

Kevin 'Boxer' Moran 253

Manchan Magan 221

Gabrielle McFadden 179

Barbara Smyth 174

Noel McKervey 156

Brian Fagan 88

Dominic Parker 62

Stephanie Healy 33

James Miller 18

Donal Jackson 9

That's 21.2 per cent of the vote so far to Bannon, followed by Morgan at 17.3 per cent and Gerety-Quinn at 16.9 per cent. 

No official tallies available for Westmeath yet. 

10.38

The first tallies are in from Athlone. The figures for the first box from Coosan NS are as follows: 

James Bannon FG: 1

Peter Burke FG: 2

Brian Fagan Ind: 0

Connie Gerety-Quinn FF: 2

Stephanie Healy Ind: 1

Paul Hogan SF: 18

Donal Jackson Ind: 0

Manchan Magan GP: 6

Gabrielle McFadden FG: 45

Noel McKervey CD: 6

James Miller Ind: 1

Kevin 'Boxer' Moran Ind: 160

James Morgan Ind: 1

Dominic Parker Ind: 4

Willie Penrose Lab: 5

Mae Sexton Ind: 1

Barbara Smyth Ind: 0

Robert Troy FF: 7

Early tallies indicate that in Longford-Westmeath, Fine Gael are down 20.9%, Fianna Fail are up 1.8%, Labour are down 20.8%, and Sinn Fein are up 0.7% from the last General Election in 2011.

10.13

Greetings from Kenagh, Co Longford. We're settling in for the day, and will be bringing you all the news from the count as it happens. Boxes are being opened as we speak - stand by for the first tallies of the day. 

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