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Recount called for Athenry/Oranmore

A recount has been called after the final seats were declared filled in the Athenry/Oranmore contest.

There were just 19 votes between two newcomers, Fine Gael’s Eoghan Gallagher and Fianna Fáil’s Cillian Keane, after returning officer Michael Owens announced that Louis O’Hara and Cillian Keane were elected even though they didn’t reach the quota.

Sinn Féin’s O’Hara got the sixth seat in the constituency, having narrowly missed out on securing a seat in the last general election. He’s the first Sinn Féin candidate to win a seat so far in Galway.

Cillian Keane was declared the winner on 1,482 votes, marginally ahead of Eoghan Gallagher.

Cllr Albert Dolan, Tomás Grealish, Cllr David Collins, Cllr James Charity and Peter Feeney have already been elected.

 

Athenry-Oranmore

Count 10

Distribution of Feeney’s surplus of 192

Gallagher, Eoghan (FG) (+61) 1,463

O’Hara, Louis (SF) (+80) 1,592

Keane, Cillian (FF) (+51) 1,482

Recount to take place at the request of Eoghan Gallagher (FG) who lost out by 19 votes

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