Cork election count tallies update

Cork election count tallies update
Ballots are sorted at the Ireland South constituency and local election count in Nemo Rangers Sports Centre, Cork.Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Early tallies suggest that in Cork the Green Party is doing well confirming the results of the overnight exit poll.

Ballots are sorted at the Ireland South constituency and local election count in Nemo Rangers Sports Centre, Cork.Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision
Ballots are sorted at the Ireland South constituency and local election count in Nemo Rangers Sports Centre, Cork.Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

On Cork's Southside, the Green Wave is likely to come to fruition. 

Former City Councillor and Senator, Dan Boyle looks set to return to the council from the South Central ward.

With 63% of the boxes opened, he is leading the field alongside the current Lord Mayor of Cork, Mick Finn on 14% each.

They are followed by Sean Martin (FF) and Shane O'Callaghan (FG) on 13%. 

Senator Jerry Buttimer (C) pictured at the Ireland South constituency and local election count in Nemo Rangers Sports Centre, Cork.Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision
Senator Jerry Buttimer (C) pictured at the Ireland South constituency and local election count in Nemo Rangers Sports Centre, Cork.Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

In the South East ward, with 60% of the boxes opened, it looks like current councillors Terry Shannon (FF), Des Cahill (FG) and Kieran McCarthy (Ind)will return to the council.

The Green Party's Lora Bogue looks set to join them with 13% of the vote.

Mary Rose Desmond (FF), Chris O'Leary (SF), Peter Horgan (Lab) and Deirdre Forde (FG) look set to battle it out for the final two seats.

In the South West ward with two-thirds of the boxes opened, it is looking like a long count.

Fergal Dennehy (FF) is top with 13% followed by Collette Finn (GP) on 10%.

They are followed by Thomas Moloney (Ind), Derry Canty (FG), Henry Cremin (SF), Garret Kelleher (FG), Colm Kelleher (FF) and PJ Hourican (FG).

On Cork city's northside, with just 50% of the boxes opened it looks like sitting councillors Tony Fitzgerald (FF), Thomas Gould (SF), Kenneth Collins (SF), John Sheehan (FF), Fiona Ryan (Solidarity) may be re-elected in the North West ward along with Damian Boylan (FG) also in with a chance of getting the sixth seat.

Ireland South constituency and local election count in Nemo Rangers Sports Centre, Cork.Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision
Ireland South constituency and local election count in Nemo Rangers Sports Centre, Cork.Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The North East ward also has just 50% of the boxes opened. Cllr Kenneth O'Flynn (FF) is currently on top followed by John Maher (Lab), Cllr Joe Kavanagh (FG), Lorraine O'Neill (FG), Ger Keohane (Ind) and Oliver Moran (GP).

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