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Final push set to send Fahy back to City Council


From this week's Galway City Tribune

From this week's Galway City Tribune

Final push set to send Fahy back to City Council Final push set to send Fahy back to City Council

Sitting Fine Gael Councillor Frank Fahy is edging towards election following the second count for Galway City Central.

This follows the distribution of Independent Cllr Mike Cubbard’s surplus of 399 votes, following his election on the first count last night.

Cllr Fahy is 142 votes shy of the quota but will be significantly closer to the finish line following the next count which will see his party colleague, Cllr Eddie Hoare’s surplus of 195 votes distributed.

Following Cllr Fahy’s election, there will be three seats remaining to fill, with Fianna Fáil candidate Josie Forde certain to take one, and in contention is Sinn Féin’s Mark Lohan, Social Democrats’ Eibhlín Seoighthe and Labour’s John McDonagh.

Sitting Cllr Martina O’Connor (Green Party) looks set to lose her seat.

Caption: Frank Fahy with Mike Cubbard at the Galway City Council court. Photo: Brian Harding.


Galway City Central

Electorate: 18,206

Total poll: 7,733

Spoiled votes: 137

Total valid poll: 7,606

Quota: 1,087


Second count

Distribution of Cubbard’s surplus


Second count

Distribution of Cheevers’ surplus

Fahy, Frank (FG) (+63) 945

Forde, Josie (FF) (+73) 805

McDonagh, John (Lab) (+67) 710

Seoighthe, Eibhlín (SD) (+32) 607

Lohan, Mark (SF) (+43) 541

O’Connor, Martina (GP) (+24) 343

Curran, Adrian (PBP/S) (+23) 327

Lenihan, Pádraig (Aon) (+14) 321

D’Arcy, Margaretta (Ind) (+16) 191

Cummins, Mary (IFP) (+12) 181

Ridge, Shauna (Ind Irl) (+16) 114

Comer, Sean (TIP) (+9) 88

O’Flaherty, Dara (Ind) (+2) 51

Feeney, Patrick (Ind) (+5) 13

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