FINE Gael's Colm Burke and Solidarity's Mick Barry became the final two TDs to be elected to the Dáil in Cork today.
In the Cork North Central constituency, Mr Burke was elected on count 14 with 10,649, surpassing the quota. Mr Barry, fell short of the quota with 9,396 on count 14 but was elected after independent Ken O'Flynn was eliminated.
Thomas Gould of Sinn Féin had topped the poll with 13,811 on Sunday. He was followed over 24 hours later by Fianna Fáil's Pádraig O'Sullivan who reached the quota on the 12th count.
It was 'as you were' but in a different order to the 2016 General Election in South Central as Sinn Féin's Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire completed a city double for the party by topping the poll with 14,057 votes on the first count, ahead of Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin who had to wait until count six to secure his seat with 11,505.
Tánaiste Simon Coveney of Fine Gael (12,170) and 2016 poll-topper Michael McGrath of Fianna Fáil (10,809) also got over the line despite an impressive performance by the Green party's Lorna Bogue.
Sinn Féin's third poll-topper in Cork was Pat Buckley in Cork East who romped home with 12,587 on the first count.
Labour's Seán Sherlock (11,237), Fine Gael's David Stanton (10,309) and Fianna Fáil's James O'Connor (9,371) all made it on the 8th count.
The big casualty here was Mitchelstown-based Kevin O'Keeffe of Fianna Fáil.
There were no surprises in the traditionally conservative North West as Michael Creed of Fine Gael (13,060), Michael Moynihan of Fianna Fáil (11,240) and his party colleague Aindrias Moynihan (11,173) all comfortably retained their seats in the three-seater.
Arguably the biggest surprises came in West Cork, as Fine Gael's Tim Lombard failed to take a seat, while Fianna Fáil's Margaret Murphy O'Mahony lost hers.
Independent Michael Collins bucked the trend for non-party candidates in Cork to top the poll with 11,712.