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Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy bows out in the 9th count

Fine Gael's Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy has officially lost her seat following the 9th count in the Laois-Offaly constituency. The distribution of Barry Cowen's surplus of 591...

Portarlington gets its TD as Cathal Berry unseats Fiona O’Loughlin

The town of Portarlington has a TD for the first time in over 90 years following the election of independent candidate Dr Cathal Berry...

ELECTED: Barry Cowen takes second seat in Laois-Offaly to continue family...

Fianna Fail's Barry Cowen has been re-elected to the Dail on the 8th count in the Laois-Offaly constituency following the distribution of the votes...

Count 8 drama in Kildare South with FF in the firing...

Kildare South is playing out as a bit of a nightmare for Fianna Fáil. Instead of securing a gain which they had targeted they are...

Peter Ormond eliminated following 7th Count in Laois-Offaly but still no...

He was tipped by many to win a seat before the election - but Peter Ormand is out of the race in Laois-Offaly. The Fianna...

Ken Smollen eliminated but still no second candidate elected following 6th...

Brian Stanley, who topped the poll on the first count, is still the only person in the Laois-Offaly constituency to be elected after six...

ELECTED: Patricia Ryan first to gain a seat in Kildare South

Sinn Fein's Patricia Ryan has been elected on the sixth count in the Kildare South constituency. She topped the poll last night but had to...

End of the road for Noel Tuohy as Laois-Offaly moves to...

Portlaoise-based Labour candidate Noel Tuohy has been eliminated after the 5th count in the Laois-Offaly constituency with the elimination of Stephen Tynan's votes. Cllr Tuohy,...

Fiona O’Loughlin back into the lead in Kildare South following elimination...

Outgoing Fianna Fail TD is back in third place in Kildare South following the elimination of her running mate Suzanne Doyle in the 5th...

Explained: How the transfers work as Day 2 of counting begins...

There are certain words that are only used when there's an election on - quotas, tallies, surplus and counts. As Day 2 of 2020 General...

Fianna Fail benefit from Pauline Flanagan’s transfers but no further elections...

Fianna Fail candidates benefited from over 1,300 of Pauline Flanagan's transfers on the fourth count in the Laois-Offaly constituency. But there still has been nobody...

John Whelan: This wasn’t a Sinn Féin surge, it was a...

A Sinn Fein surge, they say. Scratch that. This was a tsunami. A tsunami of support that swept away everything in its political path. Laois,...

11 Talking Points from Day 1 of the Laois-Offaly General Election...

Every so often an election throws up a result that history will remember in simple terms. Jack Lynch’s landslide success with Fianna Fáil in 1977;...

Three-way scrap for last seat in Kildare South as counting finishes...

Counting has concluded for the night in the Kildare South constituency - with a three-way battle taking place for the last seat. Outgoing Fianna Fail...

In Pictures: All the best images from Day 1 of General...

Day 1 of General Election 2020 has come to an end - and what a roller-coaster it has been. The story across the country was...

Counting finished for the night as Fianna Fail’s Pauline Flanagan to...

Counting in the Laois-Offaly constituency has been postponed until Monday morning with the elimination of Fianna Fail's Pauline Flanagan and no further elections. The distribution...

Carol Nolan maintains her advantage for fifth seat in Laois-Offaly after...

Independent Carol Nolan - a former member of the Sinn Fein party - has strengthened her grip on the fifth seat in the Laois-Offaly...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all of our coverage from Day 1 of...

The big day is finally here. After weeks (and years in some cases) of planning, campaigning, canvassing and finally voting - we can now...

Talking Politics: Brian Stanley wins the day while Fine Gael and...

Brought to you in association with Midlands Park Hotel There have been big election results before - but this one is like never before. The people...

Cowen labels Sinn Fein vote a ‘costly punt’ by voters

Laois-Offaly Fianna Fail candidate Barry Cowen has labelled the huge surge in Sinn Fein support as a 'costly punt'. Mr Cowen, who is well placed...

Sinn Fein’s Ryan in pole position in Kildare South after first...

Sinn Fein's Patricia Ryan is on course for election in the Kildare South constituency. Voters from Portarlington, Killenard and Ballybrittas took part in this constituency...

ELECTED: Brian Stanley tops the poll in Laois-Offaly on first count

Brian Stanley has become the first person from the Laois-Offaly constituency to be elected to the 33rd Dail. The Sinn Fein candidate has topped the...

The final tallies in Kildare South as Monasterevin Sinn Fein candidate...

Sinn Fein are also on course to top the poll in the Kildare South constituency with the Monasterevin candidate Patricia Ryan set to take...

Best ever Green Party performance in Laois-Offaly but no seat for...

Pippa Hackett recorded The Green Party's best ever vote in Laois-Offaly as first count results were published this evening - but it will not...

John Whelan: You could go on holidays and still get elected...

"You could go on holidays and still get elected for Sinn Féin," a shrewd political observer said to me during the week. It turns out...

Stanley states Sinn Fein will not be a ‘mudguard’ for other...

As in keeping with the huge increase in support for Sinn Féin nationally, Laois’s Brian Stanley is on course to top the poll in...

REVEALED: The final tallies from Laois-Offaly with Stanley expected to have...

Sinn Fein's Brian Stanley is set to break 16,000 votes and have almost 5,000 of a surplus, according to the final tallies compiled by...

Stanley to top the poll as Sinn Féin almost double vote...

Brian Stanley to increase vote by almost double  Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy to lose out Carol Nolan leads the way for fifth seat Sean Fleming,...

Sinn Féin on course for best ever election result but little...

Sinn Féin are on course for their greatest ever General Election performance - both in terms of percentage vote and overall seats won -...

GE2020 – a bluffer’s guide to the General Election in numbers

Today, Saturday, February 8 is polling day. Polling stations will remain open from 7am until 10pm tonight. Voters will elect 160 TDs across the country in...