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Counting Continues In Local And European Elections

Counting is underway in the local and European elections and the referendum on divorce law.

 

All boxes at the Wicklow Count centre at the Shoreline Leisure centre in Greystones have now been opened.

The green party’s two candidates have tallied well so far in Wicklow.

Tallies are taking place across the country and the picture looks quite similar to the Red C exit poll that was released. 

On the local election front Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are neck and neck on 23 per cent

Both are in the mid teens though in Dublin where seats will be lost to a resurgent Green Party.

Sinn Féin will be disappointed with Mary Lou McDonald's first electoral test. 

12 per cent the party figure nationally in the locals and while they will keep some MEPs their vote is down too.

There will be a tight race for the final European seats in all three constituencies. 

The counting in those elections doesn't start until tomorrow and could continue until Thursday.

The first results in the divorce referendum are in.

Louth voted 82 per cent in favour.

Monaghan voted 75 per cent yes. 

The result in Wicklow shows a vote of Yes, 86% No, 14%. 53,715 cast their vote out of 95,847 of the electorate in the garden county.

The referendum is expected to comfortably pass.

Electorate: 100,096

Boxes: 199

Wicklow County Final Tally Numbers: FF 11,375 - 22.7% (exit poll 23% ) FG 13,112 - 26.1% (23%) Lab 2,266 - 4.5% ( 6% ) SF 3864 - 7.7%  (12%) Grn 2,375 - 4.7% (9%) SD 2673 - 5.3% (3%) Oth 14,516 -28.9%

TOTAL 50,181

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