It may be tomorrow morning bef...


It may be tomorrow morning before next Ireland South MEP is announced

Jamie O'Hara
Jamie O'Hara

01:31 12 Jun 2024

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It may be tomorrow morning before the next successful candidate is announced for the Ireland South European constituency.

The 12th count is underway, with the favourite for the second seat Billy Kelleher around 20,000 votes short of the quota.

The remaining three seats are expected to go to Michael McNamara, Cynthia Ni Mhurchí and Mick Wallace.

Returning Officer at the Nemo Count Centre Martin Harvey says counting may continue until midnight:

"We are then hoping that we come back and we may have one or two remaining candidates to eliminate, hoping that will be tomorrow morning. The likelihood is that the three remaining candidates now - this is subject to the transfers. we can't say where they'll come - but will anybody else reach the quota? We can't say that. It may well be that the remaining candidates will be deemed elected without reaching the quota."


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