Fianna Fail’s Seamus McDonald has been elected in the Borris-Mountmellick area on the eight count in the Local Election.
He has retained his seat with a total vote of 1710.
Mr McDonald got in following the distribution of Paddy Bracken’s surplus of 48 votes.
Independent James Kelly was elected in the Borris-Mountmellick area on the sixth count in the Local Election this morning.
The Mountrath native got the highest First Preference vote with 1,517 but he fell short of the quota of 1,704.
After four counts of no-one reaching the quota in the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick area, Paddy Bracken was the first over the line on the fifth count yesterday.
The Mountmellick man received 1752 votes on the fifth count, after receiving 187 of Fergal Conroy’s votes from the fourth round of counting.
David Goodwin is currently in last position and we await a decision now on whether he will be eliminated.