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The Half Past Fix: 5.30pm

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.

Votes being counted at the Dundalk count centre.
Votes being counted at the Dundalk count centre.
Image: Paul Faith/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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:

  • Independents – It’s been a great election for Shane Rosswho was elected to the 31st Dáil with 5,000 votes over the quota in Dublin South – and Mick Wallace, who has been elected in his native Wexford, with 13,329 first preference votes.
  • Joe Higgins – the Socialist MEP is back in the Dáil, after being elected on the third count in Dublin West.
  • Michael Noonan – the Fine Gael finance spokesman has been elected in Limerick city on the first count with over 30 per cent of the vote.
  • Brian Hayes – Brian Hayes has been elected on the second count in Dublin South West.
  • Bernard Durkan – Fine Gael’s Bernard Durkan has been elected in Kildare North.
  • Roisin Shortall – the Labour party candidate in Dublin North West is confident she’ll be elected on the first count, which is due to happen shortly.
  • Pearse Doherty – the Sinn Fein candidate in Donegal South West has repeated his by-election success, as he was elected with around 4,000 more than the quota.
  • Brendan Ryan – the Senator who’s standing for Labour in Dublin North is just short of the quota after his running mate James Reilly was elected.
  • Seamus Kirk – the Ceann Comhairle is the only Fianna Fail TD to have been elected – and that’s because he didn’t actually have to stand.

The Losers:

  • Waterford tallymen – as it’s emerged that the tallies in the county could be out by as much as 2,000 votes. D’oh.
  • Fianna Fail supporters in North  Kerry – the north of the county is set to be without a Fianna Fail TD for the first time since the foundation of the party in 1926, as Tom McEllistrim got just 11.2 per cent of the first preference votes.
  • Knocked out – Phil Prendergast, the Labour candidate, in Tippperary South has been excluded on the second count. Also excluded in the last hour: Dublin Mid-West: Rob Connolly (SP), Michael Finnegan(WP), Michael Ryan (Independent) excluded after fourth count. In Cork North West, the Green Party’s Mark Collins and PBP’s Ann Foley are out.

Keep track of who’s in and who’s out with our map of the election results, county by county >

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Jennifer O'Connell

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