Paschal McEvoy has claimed the fourth seat in the Graiguecullen-Portarlington area on the second count.
This comes after Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fáil), Aidan Mullins (Sinn Féin) and Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) were elected to the Portarlington-Graiguecullen Municipal area in the first count.
With 309 votes to be distributed from Fleming’s vote, fellow Fianna Fáil man Paschal fared well – earning 79 votes.
McEvoy was first elected to the County Council in 2014 when he took the last seat in the new Portarlington-Graiguecullen District.
Also a member of the Laois County Board, he first ran for election in 2009.
- Padraig Fleming (FF) 1752 votes – ELECTED first count
- Aidan Mullins (SF) 1606 votes – ELECTED first count
- Tom Mulhall (FG) 1539 votes – ELECTED first count
- Paschal McEvoy (FF) 1495 votes
- Ben Brennan (Ind) 1350 votes
- Aisling Moran (FG) 964 votes
- Eoin Barry (Lab) 792 votes
- Vivienne Phelan (FG) 566 votes
- Deirdre O’Connell (FF) 386 votes