Sinn Féin battling Fianna Fáil for seats in South Central

Sinn Féin battling Fianna Fáil for seats in South Central
Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Mick Finn with his supporters after getting elected on the first count, at the counting of votes for the local elections at City Hall, Cork.Picture: David Keane.

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil are locked in a scrap for the final seats in the South Central ward.

Green Party candidates Dan Boyle and Lorna Bogue, at the counting of votes for the local elections at City Hall, Cork.Picture: David Keane.
Green Party candidates Dan Boyle and Lorna Bogue, at the counting of votes for the local elections at City Hall, Cork.Picture: David Keane.

Lord Mayor Mick Finn has already retained his seat by topping the poll with Dan Boyle (GP) continuing the trend of a Green Party resurgence by all but securing a seat and is now just 27 votes off the quota to be elected.

Seán Martin (FF) will most likely be confirmed just behind him, while Shane O’Callaghan looks set to take the fourth highest vote to gain a seat for Fine Gael at the expense of Fiona Kerins (SF) who looks set to struggle to retain her seat in the face of competition from Eoghan Jeffers (SF) and David Boyle (FF).

Darra and Kate Martin, daughters of Cllr Sean Martin, keeping a close eye on the counting of votes for the local elections at City Hall, Cork.Picture: David Keane.
Darra and Kate Martin, daughters of Cllr Sean Martin, keeping a close eye on the counting of votes for the local elections at City Hall, Cork.Picture: David Keane.

Sitting indepdendent councillor Paudie Dineen look set to lose his seat.

The leading candidates are as follows:

Dan Boyle (GP) 1486 Seán Martin (FF) 1421 Shane O’Callaghan (FG) 1251 Eoghan Jeffers (SF) 786 David Boyle (FF) 778 Fiona Kerins (SF) Paudie Dineen (IND) 554

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