Greens and Labour win seats in North East while Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil lose out

Greens and Labour win seats in North East while Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil lose out
Cllr Tim Brosnan with his daughter Susan Kate, at the counting of votes for the local elections at City Hall. Picture: David Keane.

ALL seats in the North East ward have now been filled with John Maher (LAB), Ger Keohane (IND), Joe Kavanagh (FG), Ted Tynan (WP) and Oliver Moran (GP) elected on the final count.

Sitting Fianna Fáil Councillor Tim Brosnan has lost his seat.

John Maher (LAB) will be the only Labour representative in Cork City Council after a strong showing of 1,345 first preference votes saw him elected with the second most votes behind Fianna Fáil’s Ken O’Flynn.

Mr Maher said: “We have the youngest political team in the city and we have several foot soldiers working in all our communities.

“This is just brilliant. It’s the stuff dreams are made of,” he added.

He said his priorities on being elected include housing and developing communities.

Mr Keohane said the strength of his 1279 first preference votes carried him over the line after a tense few hours at City Hall as the final transfers were counted.

There was also joy for Mr Tynan who had looked to be fading after the first few counts but pulled back his position as transfers were added up.

The biggest shock was Mr Brosnan's failure to retain his seat after garnering 1048 first preference votes.

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