A FOUR-WAY battle for the final two seats in the North-East ward has emerged with Ted Tynan (Workers’ Party), Tim Brosnan (FF), Oliver Moran (GP) and Lorraine O’Neill (FG) all vying for a place on Cork City Council after the second count.
Sitting councillor Mr Tynan said he has a “fight” on his hands to retain his seat.
“It will be a close one. We are transfer friendly and should get some from Sinn FéIin and indepdendents but it will be very tight” he told The Echo.
Nobody has yet made the quota in the ward but Kenneth O’Flynn (FF) and Joe Kavanagh (FG) look set to retain their seats, while newcomers John Maher (LAB) and current county councillor Ger Keohane (IND) will also likely be elected.
Sinn Féin councillor Mick Nugent looks set to lose his seat after serving the last five years in the North East ward of city council.
Nobody has yet met the quota of 1,916.
The leading candidates are as follows.
Kenneth O’ Flynn (FF) 1,718 votes John Maher (LAB) 1,345 Ger Keohane (IND) 1,287 Joe Kavanagh (FG) 1,258 Oliver Moran (GP) 1,184 Tom Brosnan (FF) 1,050 Lorraine O’Neill (FG) 1,055 Ted Tynan (WP) 1,038 Mobolaji Taiwo Ajisafe (IND) and Risteáed Ó Glaimhín (Housing Rights Reform Alliance) have been eliminated.