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Box by box – how your area voted in the 2019 Local Elections in Graiguecullen-Portarlington

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Being strong on your home patch was very much apparent in Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District, where those elected all dominated in their home areas.

While it was a disappointing election for Sinn Fein nationally, Aidan Mullins once again ruled the roost for the party in Portarlington, according to the Fine Gael tallies which have been seen by LaoisToday.

He exceeded 60% of the vote in two of the six boxes in the town for an average of just under 58% overall.

A couple of miles across the way in Emo, Tom Mulhall laid the foundation for his comfortable election and further increase on his previous two successes. He got over 320 votes in Emo out of a possible 495 for 65% of the vote – and he also broke 50% in the other end of the parish in Rath and down the road in The Heath as well as coming very close to it in Vicarstown.

Paschal McEvoy mopped up in the other two areas in the Stradbally parish, getting over 520 votes out of over 900 in the two Stradbally boxes for almost 55%. He also made hay in his native Timahoe where he broke 50%.

Ben Brennan got big backing in the two boxes in Mayo (Crettyard) with almost 60% while also breaking 50% in Killeshin.

Padraig Fleming, who topped the poll with a considerable surplus, broke 50% in Ballyadams and Barrowhouse and broke 40% in the two Ballylinan boxes.

Of the nine candidates in the area, Fleming polled strongest in the four boxes in Graiguecullen, the second biggest area in the district behind Portarlington. According to the tallies, he won 282 votes in Graigue, just ahead of Ben Brennan, who had 277. Eoin Barry was next with 207.

Aisling Moran, meanwhile, did best in Killeen while also doing well in nearby Barrowhouse and Arles where she was second only to Padraig Fleming.

You can look at how all 32 areas voted below.

Arles 

  • Eoin Barry (Labour) – 26
  • Ben Brennan (Independent) – 95
  • Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fail) – 136
  • Paschal McEvoy (Fianna Fail) – 14
  • Aisling Moran (Fine Gael) – 105
  • Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) – 0
  • Aidan Mullins (Sinn Fein) – 11
  • Deirdre O’Connell-Hopkins (Fianna Fail) – 0
  • Vivienne Phelan (Fine Gael) – 8

Ballyadams

  • Eoin Barry (Labour) – 6
  • Ben Brennan (Independent) – 18
  • Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fail) – 178
  • Paschal McEvoy (Fianna Fail) – 6
  • Aisling Moran (Fine Gael) – 74
  • Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) – 12
  • Aidan Mullins (Sinn Fein) – 11
  • Deirdre O’Connell-Hopkins (Fianna Fail) – 2
  • Vivienne Phelan (Fine Gael) – 26

Ballylinan 1

  • Eoin Barry (Labour) 28
  • Ben Brennan (Independent) – 33
  • Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fail) – 183
  • Paschal McEvoy (Fianna Fail) – 16
  • Aisling Moran (Fine Gael) – 77
  • Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) – 6
  • Aidan Mullins (Sinn Fein) – 30
  • Deirdre O’Connell-Hopkins (Fianna Fail) – 0
  • Vivienne Phelan (Fine Gael) – 7

Ballylinan 2

  • Eoin Barry (Labour) – 30
  • Ben Brennan (Independent) – 25
  • Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fail) – 105
  • Paschal McEvoy (Fianna Fail) – 8
  • Aisling Moran (Fine Gael) – 63
  • Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) – 4
  • Aidan Mullins (Sinn Fein) – 8
  • Deirdre O’Connell-Hopkins (Fianna Fail) – 0
  • Vivienne Phelan (Fine Gael) – 9

 

Killenard 1

  • Eoin Barry (Labour) – 21
  • Ben Brennan (Independent) – 3
  • Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fail) – 14
  • Paschal McEvoy (Fianna Fail) – 39
  • Aisling Moran (Fine Gael) – 9
  • Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) – 128
  • Aidan Mullins (Sinn Fein) – 63
  • Deirdre O’Connell-Hopkins (Fianna Fail) – 25
  • Vivienne Phelan (Fine Gael) – 16

Killenard 2

  • Eoin Barry (Labour) – 11
  • Ben Brennan (Independent) – 16
  • Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fail) – 9
  • Paschal McEvoy (Fianna Fail) – 51
  • Aisling Moran (Fine Gael) – 9
  • Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) – 149
  • Aidan Mullins (Sinn Fein) – 80
  • Deirdre O’Connell-Hopkins (Fianna Fail) – 34
  • Vivienne Phelan (Fine Gael) – 20

Barrowhouse

  • Eoin Barry (Labour) – 14
  • Ben Brennan (Independent) – 9
  • Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fail) – 150
  • Paschal McEvoy (Fianna Fail) – 10
  • Aisling Moran (Fine Gael) – 92
  • Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) – 1
  • Aidan Mullins (Sinn Fein) – 5
  • Deirdre O’Connell-Hopkins (Fianna Fail) – 1
  • Vivienne Phelan (Fine Gael) – 16

Emo 1

    • Eoin Barry (Labour) – 12
    • Ben Brennan (Independent) – 4
    • Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fail) – 8
    • Paschal McEvoy (Fianna Fail) – 8
    • Aisling Moran (Fine Gael) – 1
    • Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) – 156
    • Aidan Mullins (Sinn Fein) – 18
    • Deirdre O’Connell-Hopkins (Fianna Fail) – 8
    • Vivienne Phelan (Fine Gael) – 7

Emo 2

  • Eoin Barry (Labour) – 8
  • Ben Brennan (Independent) – 2
  • Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fail) – 23
  • Paschal McEvoy (Fianna Fail) – 23
  • Aisling Moran (Fine Gael) – 0
  • Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) – 166
  • Aidan Mullins (Sinn Fein) – 37
  • Deirdre O’Connell-Hopkins (Fianna Fail) – 9
  • Vivienne Phelan (Fine Gael) – 5

Graiguecullen 1

  • Eoin Barry (Labour) – 72
  • Ben Brennan (Independent) – 74
  • Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fail) – 101
  • Paschal McEvoy (Fianna Fail) – 1
  • Aisling Moran (Fine Gael) – 50
  • Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) – 1
  • Aidan Mullins (Sinn Fein) – 23
  • Deirdre O’Connell-Hopkins (Fianna Fail) – 1
  • Vivienne Phelan (Fine Gael) – 9

Graiguecullen 2

  • Eoin Barry (Labour) – 35
  • Ben Brennan (Independent) – 73
  • Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fail) – 51
  • Paschal McEvoy (Fianna Fail) – 13
  • Aisling Moran (Fine Gael) – 33
  • Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) – 0
  • Aidan Mullins (Sinn Fein) – 9
  • Deirdre O’Connell-Hopkins (Fianna Fail) – 4
  • Vivienne Phelan (Fine Gael) – 5

Graiguecullen 3

  • Eoin Barry (Labour) – 47
  • Ben Brennan (Independent) – 54
  • Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fail) – 85
  • Paschal McEvoy (Fianna Fail) – 0
  • Aisling Moran (Fine Gael) – 26
  • Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) – 2
  • Aidan Mullins (Sinn Fein) – 10
  • Deirdre O’Connell-Hopkins (Fianna Fail) – 0
  • Vivienne Phelan (Fine Gael) – 10

    Killeen

    • Eoin Barry (Labour) – 9
    • Ben Brennan (Independent) – 30
    • Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fail) – 88
    • Paschal McEvoy (Fianna Fail) – 11
    • Aisling Moran (Fine Gael) – 138
    • Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) – 2
    • Aidan Mullins (Sinn Fein) – 14
    • Deirdre O’Connell-Hopkins (Fianna Fail) – 2
    • Vivienne Phelan (Fine Gael) – 10

    The Heath

    • Eoin Barry (Labour) – 9
    • Ben Brennan (Independent) – 5
    • Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fail) – 9
    • Paschal McEvoy (Fianna Fail) – 59
    • Aisling Moran (Fine Gael) – 8
    • Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) – 148
    • Aidan Mullins (Sinn Fein) – 20
    • Deirdre O’Connell-Hopkins (Fianna Fail) – 4
    • Vivienne Phelan (Fine Gael) – 32

    Mayo 1

    • Eoin Barry (Labour) – 26
    • Ben Brennan (Independent) – 164
    • Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fail) – 67
    • Paschal McEvoy (Fianna Fail) – 4
    • Aisling Moran (Fine Gael) – 14
    • Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) – 2
    • Aidan Mullins (Sinn Fein) – 8
    • Deirdre O’Connell-Hopkins (Fianna Fail) – 0
    • Vivienne Phelan (Fine Gael) – 2

    Mayo 2

    • Eoin Barry (Labour) – 64
    • Ben Brennan (Independent) – 185
    • Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fail) – 31
    • Paschal McEvoy (Fianna Fail) – 1
    • Aisling Moran (Fine Gael) – 25
    • Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) – 0
    • Aidan Mullins (Sinn Fein) – 8
    • Deirdre O’Connell-Hopkins (Fianna Fail) – 1
    • Vivienne Phelan (Fine Gael) – 3
Padraig Fleming and Tom Mulhall

Portarlington 1 

  • Eoin Barry (Labour) – 6
  • Ben Brennan (Independent) – 2
  • Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fail) – 5
  • Paschal McEvoy (Fianna Fail) – 13
  • Aisling Moran (Fine Gael) – 2
  • Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) – 32
  • Aidan Mullins (Sinn Fein) – 104
  • Deirdre O’Connell-Hopkins (Fianna Fail) – 33
  • Vivienne Phelan (Fine Gael) – 10

Portarlington 2

  • Eoin Barry (Labour) – 9
  • Ben Brennan (Independent) – 2
  • Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fail) – 5
  • Paschal McEvoy (Fianna Fail) – 7
  • Aisling Moran (Fine Gael) – 1
  • Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) – 10
  • Aidan Mullins (Sinn Fein) – 123
  • Deirdre O’Connell-Hopkins (Fianna Fail) – 36
  • Vivienne Phelan (Fine Gael) – 1

Portarlington 3

  • Eoin Barry (Labour) – 16
  • Ben Brennan (Independent) – 5
  • Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fail) – 9
  • Paschal McEvoy (Fianna Fail) – 31
  • Aisling Moran (Fine Gael) – 9
  • Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) – 37
  • Aidan Mullins (Sinn Fein) – 146
  • Deirdre O’Connell-Hopkins (Fianna Fail) – 16
  • Vivienne Phelan (Fine Gael) – 7

Portarlington 4

  • Eoin Barry (Labour) – 23
  • Ben Brennan (Independent) – 5
  • Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fail) – 13
  • Paschal McEvoy (Fianna Fail) – 19
  • Aisling Moran (Fine Gael) – 4
  • Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) – 43
  • Aidan Mullins (Sinn Fein) – 218
  • Deirdre O’Connell-Hopkins (Fianna Fail) – 33
  • Vivienne Phelan (Fine Gael) – 11
Aisling Moran won the seat held by her father John since 1991

Portarlington 5

  • Eoin Barry (Labour) – 11
  • Ben Brennan (Independent) – 12
  • Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fail) – 7
  • Paschal McEvoy (Fianna Fail) – 7
  • Aisling Moran (Fine Gael) – 5
  • Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) – 47
  • Aidan Mullins (Sinn Fein) – 189
  • Deirdre O’Connell-Hopkins (Fianna Fail) – 50
  • Vivienne Phelan (Fine Gael) – 8

Portarlington 6

  • Eoin Barry (Labour) – 14
  • Ben Brennan (Independent) – 9
  • Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fail) – 8
  • Paschal McEvoy (Fianna Fail) – 8
  • Aisling Moran (Fine Gael) – 8
  • Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) – 29
  • Aidan Mullins (Sinn Fein) – 249
  • Deirdre O’Connell-Hopkins (Fianna Fail) – 52
  • Vivienne Phelan (Fine Gael) – 3

Wolfhill

  • Eoin Barry (Labour) – 61
  • Ben Brennan (Independent) – 65
  • Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fail) – 125
  • Paschal McEvoy (Fianna Fail) – 11
  • Aisling Moran (Fine Gael) – 17
  • Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) – 2
  • Aidan Mullins (Sinn Fein) – 12
  • Deirdre O’Connell-Hopkins (Fianna Fail) – 1
  • Vivienne Phelan (Fine Gael) – 13

Killeshin 1

    • Eoin Barry (Labour) – 32
    • Ben Brennan (Independent) – 95
    • Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fail) – 52
    • Paschal McEvoy (Fianna Fail) – 0
    • Aisling Moran (Fine Gael) – 21
    • Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) – 0
    • Aidan Mullins (Sinn Fein) – 2
    • Deirdre O’Connell-Hopkins (Fianna Fail) – 1
    • Vivienne Phelan (Fine Gael) – 2

Killeshin 2

  • Eoin Barry (Labour) – 33
  • Ben Brennan (Independent) – 142
  • Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fail) – 55
  • Paschal McEvoy (Fianna Fail) – 7
  • Aisling Moran (Fine Gael) – 29
  • Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) – 0
  • Aidan Mullins (Sinn Fein) – 9
  • Deirdre O’Connell-Hopkins (Fianna Fail) – 2
  • Vivienne Phelan (Fine Gael) – 2

Rath

  • Eoin Barry (Labour) – 6
  • Ben Brennan (Independent) – 5
  • Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fail) – 13
  • Paschal McEvoy (Fianna Fail) – 53
  • Aisling Moran (Fine Gael) – 8
  • Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) – 129
  • Aidan Mullins (Sinn Fein) – 15
  • Deirdre O’Connell-Hopkins (Fianna Fail) – 10
  • Vivienne Phelan (Fine Gael) – 14

Stradbally 1

  • Eoin Barry (Labour) – 15
  • Ben Brennan (Independent) – 6
  • Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fail) – 20
  • Paschal McEvoy (Fianna Fail) – 247
  • Aisling Moran (Fine Gael) – 15
  • Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) – 85
  • Aidan Mullins (Sinn Fein) – 14
  • Deirdre O’Connell-Hopkins (Fianna Fail) – 2
  • Vivienne Phelan (Fine Gael) – 64

Stradbally 2

  • Eoin Barry (Labour) – 11
  • Ben Brennan (Independent) – 9
  • Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fail) – 12
  • Paschal McEvoy (Fianna Fail) – 274
  • Aisling Moran (Fine Gael) – 9
  • Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) – 72
  • Aidan Mullins (Sinn Fein) – 14
  • Deirdre O’Connell-Hopkins (Fianna Fail) – 2
  • Vivienne Phelan (Fine Gael) – 80

Vicarstown

  • Eoin Barry (Labour) – 5
  • Ben Brennan (Independent) – 3
  • Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fail) – 11
  • Paschal McEvoy (Fianna Fail) – 72
  • Aisling Moran (Fine Gael) – 11
  • Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) – 138
  • Aidan Mullins (Sinn Fein) – 13
  • Deirdre O’Connell-Hopkins (Fianna Fail) – 5
  • Vivienne Phelan (Fine Gael) – 36

Timahoe 1

  • Eoin Barry (Labour) – 9
  • Ben Brennan (Independent) – 5
  • Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fail) – 50
  • Paschal McEvoy (Fianna Fail) – 149
  • Aisling Moran (Fine Gael) – 17
  • Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) – 20
  • Aidan Mullins (Sinn Fein) – 5
  • Deirdre O’Connell-Hopkins (Fianna Fail) – 1
  • Vivienne Phelan (Fine Gael) – 39

Timahoe 2

  • Eoin Barry (Labour) – 14
  • Ben Brennan (Independent) – 2
  • Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fail) – 57
  • Paschal McEvoy (Fianna Fail) – 171
  • Aisling Moran (Fine Gael) – 4
  • Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) – 24
  • Aidan Mullins (Sinn Fein) – 4
  • Deirdre O’Connell-Hopkins (Fianna Fail) – 1
  • Vivienne Phelan (Fine Gael) – 44

Graiguecullen 4

    • Eoin Barry (Labour) – 53
    • Ben Brennan (Independent) – 76
    • Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fail) – 45
    • Paschal McEvoy (Fianna Fail) – 6
    • Aisling Moran (Fine Gael) – 11
    • Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) – 4
    • Aidan Mullins (Sinn Fein) – 16
    • Deirdre O’Connell-Hopkins (Fianna Fail) – 1
    • Vivienne Phelan (Fine Gael) – 12

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