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We take a look at some of the interesting things that the count threw up last Sunday
As soon as the early boxes were opened at the Mayo General Election count at the TF Royal Theatre last Sunday in Castlebar, it was clear there was about to be a big change in the political landscape in Mayo.
Every area tells it's own story when it comes to an election - we took a look at where the votes went across the different areas that the county was broken up to and the tally results.
Tomorrow is the day the people of Mayo go to the polls with 15 candidates vying for their number one votes and four seats up for grabs, while a smaller hamlet in the south of the county will be voting in the Galway West constituency.
The Green Party in Mayo have never really made a dent when the votes have been counted up in general elections in the past; going back over the past five general elections in the county the party have been able to muster a total of just 3,082 first preference votes - the single best performance by a candidate for the party in those elections came back in 1997 when Ann Crowley got 938 number ones or 1.5 per cent of the total.
The closing date for nominations for the upcoming general election passed on Wednesday and 15 people handed in their nomination papers to returning officer Fintan Murphy to contest for the four seats up for grabs.
While voters in the Republic of Ireland go to the polls on February 8, it may be instructive for us to cast our minds back to December and the general election in Britain, as that contest contained a warning for the Irish Left that it would do well to heed.
The race to fill the four Mayo seats up for grabs in next month's general election got up and running this week after An Táoiseach Leo Varadkar requested President Higgins to dissolve the 32nd Dáil.
In a year where she emerged as one of the shining lights in Irish politics, the Green Party’s Saoirse McHugh is cautiously optimistic about what lies ahead.
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