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The Half Past Fix: 3.30pm

Everything you need to know from the count so far: we keep you updated every hour, on the half hour. It’s all in the Half-Past Fix.

EVERY HOUR – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

The Winners:

  • Joan Burton – who’s become the first TD to be elected in the 31st Dáil, as she topped the poll in Dublin West with 9,627 votes at about 2.45pm. In the same constituency, Leo Varadkar is just 200 votes short of the 8,495 quote.
  • Fine Gael – in the last hour, Jimmy Deenihan and John Deasy look set to top the polls in their respective constituencies of Kerry North-West Limerick and Waterford
  • The strong silent type – A taciturn Mick Wallace, who sounded distinctly unhysterical on RTE Radio One about the prospective of topping the poll in his native Wexford. “I can’t promise miracles, and I can’t change Ireland overnight, but change has to start somewhere,” he said.

The Losers:

  • Conor Lenihan – who wishes his party colleagues had listened to him a year ago when he said they needed to change the leadership of Fianna Fail a year ago.
  • Mary O’Rourke – it’s also been a bad afternoon for his aunt, Mary O’Rourke, who looks set to lose her seat in Longford-Westmeath.
  • The Greens – academic and former president of DCU Ferdinand von Prondzynski told TheJournal.ie that this election could be the end for the Green Party.
  • Eamon Ryan – who has admitted it will “take something very unusual in the transfers” for himself and party leader John Gormley to retain their seats, and who said the most likely outcome of the election was a Fine Gael-Labour coalition.
  • Fianna Fáil – Averil Power said it was a very sad day for the party, but she wasn’t surprised by the results. Pat Carey added that it “wasn’t a great day for the party here in the city”.

Keep track of all the results throughout the day and night here >

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Jennifer O'Connell

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