THE SIX REMAINING local election seats has been filled.
Counting has now concluded in the Ballybay-Clones election for Monaghan County Council, which had been postponed following the death of a candidate.
Owen Bannigan, a father-of-five who had represented the Castleblayney area since 1999, died while canvassing on the day of the election last month.
Votes already cast were destroyed and the election rescheduled, with two more candidates entering the race – one of which was Bannigan’s son.
From a total of 8,891 votes, the six councillors elected are:
- Seamus Coyle (Fianna Fáil)
- Ciara McPhillips (Fine Gael)
- Cathy Bennett (Sinn Féin)
- Eugene Bannigan (Fine Gael)
- Hugh McElvaney (Fine Gael)
- Pat Treanor (Sinn Féin)
That leaves the final make-up of Monaghan County Council looking like this:
Originally published 7.22pm