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15 pictures that got us through election count day

Bustle and boredom. agony and ecstasy.

THEY CAME, THEY opened, they counted.

Yesterday, it was about the voters. No-one you liked on the ballot sheet? No problem.

Today, it was the drama of the count.

The tension…

Irish general election Source: Chris Radburn via PA Images

The bustle…

Irish general election Source: Niall Carson via PA Wire

The boredom…

27/2/2016. General Election 2016 - Counting of Vot Source: RollingNews.ie

The waiting…

27/2/2016. General Election 2016 - Counting of Vot Source: Derek Farrell via RollingNews.ie

The arrivals…

Ireland Election Source: Peter Morrison via AP/PA Images

The rivals…

Source: RolllingNews.ie

The silent prayer…

Irish general election Source: Chris Radburn via PA Images

The delight…

27/2/2016. General Election 2016 - Counting of Vot Source: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie

The agony…

Irish general election Source: Niall Carson via PA Wire

The ecstasy…

27/2/2016. General Election 2016 - Counting of Vot Source: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie

Paschal Donohoe’s low-key celebration.

Irish general election Source: Brian Lawless via PA Images

The re-elected Roisin Shortall with her grandnephew.

27/2/2016. General Election 2016 - Counting of Vot Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

Independent Maureen O’Sullivan catches a surprise seat.

Telling the story…

27/2/2016. General Election 2016 - Counting of Vot Source: RollingNews.ie

Joan Burton speaking to media in Blanchardstown.

…and finding an ending…

27/2/2016. General Election 2016 - Counting of Vot

Independent candidate Patrick Akpoveta finds a quiet corner to make a call in Citywest.

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