Two sitting city councillors are in serious danger of losing their seats, with 90 per cent of City Central boxes tallied.
Cllr Colette Connolly (Ind) is polling at just 5.85%, but two boxes from the Claddagh are yet to be tallied.
Sinn Féin councillor Mark Lohan has polled just over 4% and it would now seem unlikely that he will retain his seat.
Independent councillor Mike Cubbard looks set to top the poll for a second time, attracting almost 17%, with Fianna Fáil’s Cllr Ollie Crowe not far behind on almost 13%.
Eddie Hoare, Fine Gael’s replacement for outgoing Cllr Pádraig Conneely, is performing strongly with almost 11% of the vote, while sitting Fine Gael’s Cllr Frank Fahy polling 9%.
The division of the left vote has put Labour’s John McDonagh (6.69%), the Green’s Martina O’Connor (6.46%) and the Social Democrat’s Sharon Nolan (6.15%) all in contention for a seat.