Mayo County Council Election Count : Live

It's all action here in the TF Royal Theatre, Castlebar. Photo: Michael Donnelly.

It's all action here in the TF Royal Theatre, Castlebar. Photo: Michael Donnelly.

Welcome to the Mayo Advertiser's rolling live election count coverage from the Royal Theatre in Castlebar. Colm Gannon and Frances Toner will be here throughout the day and into the night bringing you all the news from the count centre as it happens. You can follow all the action here on www.advertiser.ie/mayo on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mayoadvertiser and on Twitter by following

2.35

First count just in from the Claremorris area. Patsy O'Brien (FG ) topped the poll and exceeded the quota of 1943 comfortably; Finn (Ind ) and Murray (SF ) also exceeded the quota on the first count.

The count is to resume in the morning at 10 am.

We will be back then with that recount of the first count in Ballina, West Mayo getting underway, the rest of the Claremorris count and the recount in Castlebar.

11.25 pm

First count in the Claremorris electoral area is underway here in the Ruby Room at the TF Royal Theatre in Castlebar.

We will keep you updated with new results as they come in.

11.05 pm 

Last count came in for the Castlebar area and it was extremely close with just 25 votes between Brendan Heneghan (FG ) and Blackie Gavin (FF ) for the last seat. So a recount request from the Heneghan camp has been acceded to and the recount will take place tomorrow afternoon.

The last count did have McDonnell (FF ); Kenny (FG ); Durcan (Ind ); Burke (FG ); and Gavin (FF ) filling the last five seats.

10.23 pm

First count is in for Ballina. However Enda Lavelle (Ind ) has requested a recount, which will take place tomorrow, most likely after 2 pm, in the Ruby Room, TF Royal Theatre, Castlebar.

The quota was 1815. In the initial count John O'Hara (FG ) topped the poll in Ballina with over 1600 first preference votes.

Seamus Weir was next with 1589. 

21.53

SEVENTH COUNT RESULTS CASTLEBAR AREA

Results of the seventh count in the Castlebar area, which was the distribution of Lisa Chamber's surplus (FF ) votes, as follows:

QUOTA: 1711 ELECTED: Michael Kilcoyne (Ind ); Lisa Chambers (FF ); Therese Ruane (SF )

EXCLUDED: Kamal Uddin (Ind ); Donal Geraghty (Ind ); Eugene McCormack (FG ); Harry Barrett (Lab ); Eugene Lavin (FG )

Burke (FG ) + 8 Total 1358

Durcan (Ind ) + 23 Total 1583

Gavin (FF ) + 23 Total 1438 

Henaghen (FG ) + 27 Total 1408

Kenny (FG ) + 6 Total 1444

Lavin (FG ) + 5 Total 1188 (excluded - votes will be distributed )

McDonnell (FF ) + 9 Total 1605

21.45

Eugene Lavin from Kiltimagh (FG ) has lost his county council seat. He was excluded following the seventh count in the #Castlebar area. His votes (1188 ) are now being distributed.

Count in Claremorris area is getting underway shortly. There is still no count in for the Ballina area following a 'discrepency', which is being addressed now, according to returning officer John Condon. 

9.12

SIXTH COUNT RESULTS CASTLEBAR AREA

Results of the sixth count in the Castlebar area, which was the distribution of Harry Barrett's (Labour ) votes, are as follows:

QUOTA: 1711 ELECTED: Michael Kilcoyne (Ind ); Lisa Chambers (FF ); Therese Ruane (SF )

EXCLUDED: Kamal Uddin (Ind ); Donal Geraghty (Ind ); Eugene McCormack (FG ); Harry Barrett (Lab )

Burke (FG ) + 53 Total 1350

Chambers (FF ) + 145 Total 1829 (elected )

Durcan (Ind ) + 98 Total 1560

Gavin (FF ) + 74 Total 1415

Henaghen (FG ) + 116 Total 1381

Kenny (FG ) + 51 Total 1438

Lavin (FG ) + 18 Total 1183

McDonnell (FF ) + 19 Total 1596

Ruane (SF ) + 113 Total 1719 (elected )

21.00

Therese Ruane (SF ) and Lisa Chambers (FF ) have both been deemed elected in the Castlebar area after the sixth count. 

The West Mayo count will commence tomorrow (Sunday ) at 10 am in the Ruby Room in the TF Royal Theatre.

The Claremorris area count will begin at 10 pm in the Ruby Room in the TF Royal Theatre. 

Three seats are now filled in the Castlebar area. They are: Michael Kilcoyne (Ind ); Lisa Chambers (FF ); and Therese Ruane (SF ).

Fine Gael have yet to have a candidate elected in the area. 

20.50

The sixth count in the Castlebar area is ongoing. The votes of Labour's Harry Barrett, which totalled 794, are being distributed now. As of yet, only Castlebar area has some counts back and we are still waiting for a first count from Ballina.

Michael Kilcoyne is still the only county councillor in Mayo deemed elected. 

8.20

FIFTH COUNT RESULTS CASTLEBAR AREA

Results of the fifth count in the Castlebar area, which was the distribution of Eugene McCormack's (FG )votes, are as follows:

QUOTA: 1711 ELECTED: Michael Kilcoyne (Ind )

EXCLUDED: Kamal Uddin (Ind ); Donal Geraghty (Ind ); Eugene McCormack (FG ); Harry Barrett (Lab )

Barrett (Lab ) + 34 Total 794 (excluded - votes will now be distributed )

Burke (FG ) + 54 Total 1297

Chambers (FF ) + 37 Total 1684

Durcan (Ind ) + 45 Total 1462

Gavin (FF ) + 48 Total 1341

Henaghen (FG ) + 186 Total 1265

Kenny (FG ) + 216 Total 1387

Lavin (FG ) + 51 Total 1165

McDonnell (FF ) + 28 Total 1577

Ruane (SF ) + 26 Total 1606

7.50

FOURTH COUNT RESULTS CASTLEBAR AREA

Results of the fourth count in the Castlebar area, which was the distribution of Independent Donal Geraghty's votes, are as follows:

QUOTA: 1711 ELECTED: Michael Kilcoyne (Ind )

EXCLUDED: Kamal Uddin (Ind ); Donal Geraghty (Ind ); Eugene McCormack (FG )

Barrett (Lab ) + 38 Total 760

Burke (FG ) + 8 Total 1243

Chambers (FF ) + 23 Total 1647

Durcan (Ind ) + 53 Total 1417

Gavin (FF ) + 28 Total 1293

Henaghen (FG ) + 44 Total 1079

Kenny (FG ) + 60 Total 1171

Lavin (FG ) + 4 Total 1114

McCormack (FG ) + 15 Total 753 (excluded - votes will now be distributed )

McDonnell (FF ) + 15 Total 1549

Ruane (SF ) + 42 Total 1580

7.35

THIRD COUNT RESULTS CASTLEBAR AREA

Results of the third count in the Castlebar area, which was the distribution ofKamal Uddin's votes, are as follows:

QUOTA: 1711 ELECTED: Michael Kilcoyne (Ind )

EXCLUDED: Kamal Uddin (Ind ); Donal Geraghty (Ind )

Barrett (Lab ) + 9 Total 722

Burke (FG ) + 3 Total 1235

Chambers (FF ) + 12 Total 1624

Durcan (Ind ) + 20 Total 1364

Gavin (FF ) + 2 Total 1265

Geraghty (Ind ) + 17 Total 325 (has been excluded and votes will now be distributed )

Henaghen (FG ) + 10 Total 1035

Kenny (FG ) + 2 Total 1155

Lavin (FG ) + 2 Total 1110

McCormack (FG ) + 3 Total 738

McDonnell (FF ) + 3 Total 1534

Ruane (SF ) + 22 Total 1538

7.30

The third count in the Castlebar area, which distributed votes of excluded independent candidate Kamal Uddin, has just come in. 

No candidate has been elected so independent candidate Donal Geraghty has been excluded and his votes will not be distributed.

6.40

First count results for the Ballina area are expected soon.

Clarke (Ind )

Cruise (FG )

Ginty (Ind )

Lavelle (Ind )

Loftus (FF )

Maloney (FF )

Mellett (FG )

Moore (FF )

Munnelly (FG )

O'Hara (FG )

O'Malley (FF )

Peyton (Ind )

Sheahan (SF )

Smyth (FF )

Staunton (FG )

Weir (Ind )

Winters (FG )

6.15

SECOND COUNT RESULTS CASTLEBAR AREA

Results of the second count in the Castlebar area, which was the distribution of Michael Kilcoyne's surplus, are as follows:

Barrett (Lab ) + 106 Total 713

Burke (FG ) + 46 Total 1232

Chambers (FF ) + 131 Total 1612

Durcan (Ind ) + 244 Total 1344

Gavin (FF ) + 136 Total 1263

Geraghty (Ind ) + 43 Total 308

Henaghen (FG ) + 92 Total 1025

Kenny (FG ) + 75 Total 1153

Lavin (FG ) + 24 Total 1108

McCormack (FG ) + 46 Total 735

McDonnell (FF ) + 112 Total 1531

Ruane (SF ) + 142 Total 1516

Uddin (Ind ) + 13 Total 146 (excluded and votes will be distributed )

5.45

Still just one count result in here, which was for the Castlebar area and saw Cllr Michael Kilcoyne become the first county councillor to be elected in Ireland in local elections 2014.

Over in Ballina, still just the tally to work from, which is showing John O'Hara out in front followed by Seamus Weir (Ind ); Annie May Reape (FF ) and Jarlath Munnelly (FG ).

Then comes Michael Smyth (FF ); Enda Lavelle (Ind ); Michael Loftus (FF ); John Sheahan (SF ); Gerry Ginty (Ind ) and Eamon Moore (FF ) all within 150 votes of each other, according to the tally.

The tally has outgoing councillor Joe Mellett in 13th place and outgoing councillor Jimmy Maloney in 14th.  

5.00

Party percentage breakdown in Mayo local elections based on tally of 97 per cent - FG 34.7% ; FF 29.8 % ; Indep 24.8 %; SF 10 %; Lab .97 %; Green .38 %

4.40

Almost complete tally from Claremorris area is now in (94.5 per cent boxes open ) and this is how it looks.

Burke (FG )Caulfield (FF )Connolly (FG )Cribbin (FG )Finn (Ind )Kean (FF )
10721416115714831978956
Kilcullen (Ind )Murray (SF )O'Brien (FG )Ryan (FF )Sheehan (GP )Walsh (Ind )
36918002062116993

630

4.17

CASTLEBAR AREA FIRST COUNT

Valid poll 15,397 Quota 1,711

Barrett (L ) 607

Burke (FG ) 1186

Chambers (FF ) 1481

Durcan (Ind ) 1100

Gavin (FF ) 1127

Geraghty (Ind ) 265

Henaghan (FG ) 933

Kenny (FG ) 1078

Kilcoyne (Ind ) 2921 (elected )

Lavin (FG ) 1084

McCormack (FG ) 689

McDonnell (FF ) 1419

Ruane (SF ) 1374

Uddin (Ind ) 133

4.06

First count in Castlebar area in. Quota is 1,711. Councillor Michael Kilcoyne becomes the first county councillor to be deemed elected in this count in Mayo today, exceeding the quota by 1,210 votes. His surplus will now be distributed. 

4.00

Getting a much fuller tally from Claremorris with 75 per cent of the boxes open. Here's what it looks like.

Burke (FG )Caulfield (FF )Connolly (FG )Cribbin (FG )Finn (Ind )Kean (FF )
987117587313671529641
Kilcullen (Ind )Murray (SF )O'Brien (FG )Ryan (FF )Sheehan (GP )Walsh (Ind )
2979991469103472

557

3.50

Tally from the Ballina area with 98% of the boxes open.

Clarke (Ind )Cruise (FG )Ginty (Ind )Lavelle (Ind )Loftus (FF )Maloney (FF )Mellett (FG )Moore (FF )Munnelly (FG )
5158439199969616595178861030
O'Hara (FG )O'Malley (FF )Peyton (Ind )Reape (FF )Sheahan (SF )Smyth (FF )Staunton (FG )Weir (Ind )Winters (FG )
1592765107121292610004531475816

3.02 

A bit of a lull here in the TF Royal Theatre while waiting for first counts to come in. 

In the meantime, here is the almost complete tally from West Mayo area (96% per of the boxes ).

Carey (FF )Walsh (SF )Coyle (FG )Fitzgerald (GP )Geraghty (FF )Grealis (FG )Holmes (Ind )Hyland (Ind )Jennings (FF )
11712052117213450451416891148256
Lavelle (Ind )Leneghan (FF )McGuire (FG )McNamara (FF )Mulroy (FF )A.F. O'Malley (FG )J. O'Malley (FG )M. O'Donnell (Ind )
32753811841309900976828323

2.45

Here is the tally for the Claremorris area with 38 per cent of boxes opened.

Burke (FG )Caulfield (FF )Connolly (FG )Cribbin (FG )Finn (Ind )Kean (FF )
5897864717181012361
Kilcullen (Ind )Murray (SF )O'Brien (FG )Ryan (FF )Sheehan (GP )Walsh (Ind )
15048173666239229

2.00 

Rose Conway Walsh (SF ), Michael Holmes (Ind ) and Paul McNamara (FF ) strong in tally from West Mayo area with 75 per cent of boxes open. Final tally will be posted soon.

Carey (FF )Walsh (SF )Coyle (FG )Fitzgerald (GP )Geraghty (FF )Grealis (FG )Holmes (Ind )Hyland (Ind )Jennings (FF )
60314525811423864661375866251
Lavelle (Ind )Leneghan (FF )McGuire (FG )McNamara (FF )Mulroy (FF )A.F. O'Malley (FG )J. O'Malley (FG )M. O'Donnell (Ind )
2182988901047705875580281

13.40 

Boxes being opened now in West Mayo electoral area. Tally so far looks like this with 35 per cent of boxes open. 

Carey (FF )Walsh (SF )Coyle (FG )Fitzgerald (GP )Geraghty (FF )Grealis (FG )Holmes (Ind )Hyland (Ind )Jennings (FF )
30861916677167310651445136
Lavelle (Ind )Leneghan (FF )McGuire (FG )McNamara (FF )Mulroy (FF )A.F. O'Malley (FG ) J. O'Malley (FG )M. O'Donnell (Ind )
11739407798396533375166

12.45

Tally from the Ballina area with 75% of the boxes open leaves the state of play like this

Clarke (Ind )Cruise (FG )Ginty (Ind )Lavelle (Ind )Loftus (FF )Maloney (FF )Mellett (FG )Moore (FF )Munnelly (FG )
410441761840884357478393520
O'Hara (FG )O'Malley (FF )Peyton (Ind )Reape (FF )Sheehan (SF )Smyth (FF )Staunton (FG )Weir (Ind )Winters (FG )
1214652838977598783361016622

12.10

All the boxes open now in Castlebar area. Tally results are:

BarrettBurkeChambersDurcanGavinGeraghtyHeneghanKennyKilcoyneLavin
5771190145510711112249910106927971069

McCormackMcDonnellRuaneUddin
68614101325112

11.30 am 

Party percentage break-down from Castlebar electoral area tally with 53 boxes opened.

FG 33 % Lab 3.5% FF 27.6 % SF 8.6 % Indep 27.8%

11.20 am

Tally from 49 boxes in Castlebar electoral area

BarrettBurkeChambersDurcanGavinGeraghtyHeneghanKennyKilcoyneLavin
5021077127591388420572294124431048

McCormackMcDonnellRuaneUddin
5251201114595

11.16 am 

The count has started in Castlebar electoral area. 

10.30am

Tally count after 36 boxes 

BarrettBurkeChambersDurcanGavinGeraghtyHeneghanKennyKilcoyneLavin
40365310097087091625507991829657

McCormackMcDonnellRuaneUddin
48783787568

10.10 am

From boxes opened, it looks like Independent Cllr Michael Kilcoyne is doing very well. Kilcoyne topped the poll last time around. Other initial figures show Fianna Fáil's Lisa Chambers, who ran as a General Election candidate in 2011, doing well.

9.10am

The boxes are being opened in the count centre in Castlebar, the count will begin with 38 boxes from the Castlebar area first and then the rest. Castlebar will be followed by Ballina. The counting proper is expected to begin at 11am once the boxes have been sorted.  www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAsP9UItw4s 8.35am

The count staff and tallymen and women are filing into the count centre here in the Royal Theatre in Castlebar ahead of the count. The boxes will be opened at 9am and the the local and European ballots will be seperated before the count proper gets underway. The Castlebar and Ballina area boxes will be counted first, before they move on to the West Mayo and Claremorris areas.  www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAsP9UItw4s

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