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The Half Past Fix: 9.30pm

EVERY HOUR – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results of the last 60 minutes. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

Michael Kitt has topped the poll in Galway East for Fianna Fail
Michael Kitt has topped the poll in Galway East for Fianna Fail

EVERY HOUR – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results of the last 60 minutes. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

WINNERS:

Michael Kitt - The Fianna Fail candidate has taken the first seat in Galway East on the eighth count.

Fine Gael – Paul Connaughton Jr and Ciaran Cannon have taken two seats in Galway East for the party, after Michael Kitt. All three exceeded the quota there.

Independent TDs - According to Leo Varadker that is, who seems to be suggesting to RTE Radio 1 that Fine Gael won’t neeed a coalition with Labour. He is claiming that FG could instead do a deal with some of the successful independents who have been elected to the 31st Dail.

Dress-down Sunday - The talented Julien Behal of PA Images snapped a relaxed Gerry Adams – check the open-neck and geansai combo – toasting a portrait of young Kevin Barry with a cup of tea at Sinn Fein headquarters today. SF merchandise optional.

LOSERS:

Anyone but John Foley in Laois-Offaly: Now, we’re not saying it but independent candidate Foley has been saying that he reckons he will take the last seat there because – he told RTE – ‘Offaly votes stay in Offaly’. Barry Cowen, brother of Brian, is also still in the running there.

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