A blitz for Sinn Fein TD Aengus O’Snodaigh, who romped home at the first count in South Central with 17,015 votes. The nearest candidate is Cathetine Byrne (FG) with 5,078. O’Snodaigh follows fellow successful SF candidates Sean Crowe in South West and Eoin O’Broin and Mark Ward in Mid West, to be relected to the Dail in 2020.
Next step will be the counting of O’Snodaigh’s transfers. The second count wont be for a while yet.