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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Here’s what made the headlines on the second day of election counting.

NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round up of today’s news.


5983 Leo Varadkar_90571835 Leo Varadkar beside him at the European elections count at the RDS in Dublin this evening Source: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ie


Denmark European Elections People voting at the Groendal Center in Copenhagen for the European Parliament elections Source: AP/PA Images


Over the past two days, there have been plenty of personal stories arising out of the local elections, but among the most fascinating are the ages of Ireland’s (confirmed) oldest and youngest councillors.

In Galway, Fianna Fáil candidate Albert Dolan is set to enter political life at the age of 20, following his election in the Athenry-Oranmore.

At the other end of the scale, Donegal County Council will see another outing for the veteran independent Ian McGarvey, who was elected again today at the age of 88.

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