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Brady On Target To Top Wicklow Polls

The count for the 2020 general election is continuing in Wicklow at the Shoreline Leisure Centre in Greystones.

We have around 110 boxes open and Sinn Fein’s John Brady is well ahead according to the tallies, hovering at around 25% of the vote since early today.

Fine Gael’s Simon Harris is at around 14% while Jennifer Whitmore is holding constant at around 12%.... All of the other candidates have been in single figures since around 11 o’clock this morning, but concerns are being raised about Fianna Fail’s Pat Casey and Stephen Donnellly and Fine Gael’s Andrew Doyle, as to whether they will be able to retain their seats.

Still 90 boxes to open before the count gets underway, so it could be some time before we have a clearer picture on the tally figures.

There's going to be a number of Ministerial casualties in this election if the tallies bear out when votes are counted.

Independents Shane Ross and Katherine Zappone both look set to lose their seats in Dublin Rathdown and Dublin South West.

Regina Doherty is likely to be edged out in Meath East.

While Junior Ministers also likely to lose out - Andrew Doyle in Wicklow, one of Paul Kehoe or Michael D'Arcy in Wexford, Damien English in Meath West too. Ciaran Cannon in Galway East is vulnerable.

Sinn Féin is going to top the poll in a number of constituencies and a number of candidates who lost their council seats just 7 months ago look set to enter the Dail.

Mairead Farrell in Galway West, Johnny Mythen in Wexford and Sorca Clarke in Longford Westmeath among them.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil looking like they're going to be battling for the final seat in a lot of areas as the Sinn Fein wave takes over.

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