Costello and Collins take final 2 seats

A historic election for Dublin South Central, with the sixth and final count seeing Patrick Costello (Greens) and Joan Collins (I4C) elected. Minister for State Catherine Byrne (FG) falls short by less than 400 votes and is eliminated, losing her Dail seat. The constituency now has 4 left leaning candidates for the first time with O'Snodaigh (SF), Smith (PBP), Costello and Collins. The final...

Green Party’s Costello moves into pole position

All change on Monday morning at the RDS with transfers flipping the standings of 4 candidates for the remaining 2 seats. Green Kimmage-Crumlin Councillor Patrick Costello looks likely to secure a seat following the elimination of FF Senator Catherine Ardagh. Outgoing TD'S Joan Collins (I4C) and Catherine Byrne (FG) are also battling it out for a seat. Currently Costello has 6,917, Collins 6,654...

Jubilant Brid Smith

Relection on the second count for People Before Profit TD Brid Smith - 4,794 transfers from Aengus O'Snodaigh putting her on 9,547 votes, well beyond the quota of 8,659. Chasing the remaining 2 seats are: outgoing Fine Gael TD Catherine Byrne (5,192), Fianna Fail Senator Catherine Ardagh (5,013), outgoing Ind4Change TD Joan Collins (4,578) and Green Cllr Patrick Costello (4,449)

O’Snodaigh landslide

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. Poll topper in Dublin South Central Next step will be the counting of...

First count underway

First count underway. Following 100% of the boxes opened in South Central, Sinn Fein's Aengus O'Snodaigh was way ahead with 38% of the vote. The chasing pack features three candidates on 11% - outgoing TD's Catherine Byrne (FG), Brid Smith (PBP) and Senator Catherine Ardagh (FF), with Patrick Costello (GP) on 9% and outgoing TD Joan Collins on 6%