#Seanad16 – Administrative Panel

Mark Daly - Elected Count 1, Fianna Fail
Mark Daly – Elected Count 1, Fianna Fail
Niall Ó Donnghaile - Elected Count 1, Sinn Fein
Niall Ó Donnghaile – Elected Count 1, Sinn Fein

Candidates: 17
Seats: 7
Total Valid Poll: 1,124,000
Quota: 140,501
At least 3 Candidates to be elected from each sub-panel
Elected Candidates: 9
State of the Parties: FF 2, FG 2,SF 1, Lab 1, Ind 1

In change Fianna Fail’s Mark Daly topped the poll in the Administration Panel. He recieved 184 1st preference votes, putting him well over the quota. The trick now will be for Fianna Fail to get two more elected, Diarmuid Wilson and Mary Fitzpatrick will be ones to watch. Diarmuid Wilson was elected on the final count as he reached the quota following the elimination of Independent Candidated Thomas Welby.

Sinn Feins Niall Ó Donnghaile was also elected on first count continuing to show their excellent vote management in this election. He received 150 1st preferences. His transfers did favour Independent candidates.

For Labour Kevin Humphreys will be hoping to deprive Fianna Fail of their 3rd seat. He got 99 votes on the first count. Humphreys was elected 13th count after all the Fine Gael candidates were eliminated, ensuring that Fianna Fail only got two seats.

Fine Gaels Maura Hopkins got 177 votes on the 1st count, which is the highest vote received by a Fine Gael candidate in these elections. Fine Gael do look to get a second seat on this panel, more then likely Martin Conway who is on 73. Following the elimination of Paudie Coffey, Maura Hopkins was elected on the 10th count. Martin Conway will join her in the Seanad after he was elected on 12th count following the elimination of Tom Seahan.

For the independents though Thomas Welby polled well the panels may go against him and see someone else elected. This will be one to watch as the count continues. John Dolan was elected on the last count by the virtue of being the only candidate left on the ‘outside’ panel, as Welby was ahead of him throughout the count.

Elected:

  • Daly, Mark (FF) Count 1
  • Ó Donnghaile, Niall (SF) Count 1
  • Hopkins, Maura (FG) Count 10
  • Conway, Martin (FG) Count 12
  • Humphreys, Kevin (Lab) Count 13
  • Wilson, Diarmuid (FF) Count 15
  • Dolan, John (Ind) Count 15

Eliminated:

  • Roche Mary (Ind) Count 3
  • O’Grady, Rosalenn (Ind) Count 4
  • Irwin, Jonathan (Ind) Count 5
  • Dempsey, Lorraine (Ind) Count 6
  • Power, Sean (FF) Count 7
  • Coghlan, Eamonn (FG) Count 8
  • Coffey, Paudie (FG) Count 9
  • Sheahan, Tom (FG) Count 11
  • Welby, Thomas J. (Ind) Count 13
  • Fitzpatrick, Mary (FF) Not Elected.

Check out Adrian Kavanagh’s Blog for some perspectives and see SeanadCount.ie for the results as they come in.

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Current Seanad Standings

FF: 14
FG: 13
SF: 7
Ind: 4
Lab: 4
GP: 1

Results

 

#Seanad16 – Industrial and Commercial Panel

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn - Elected Count 1, Sinn Fein
Pádraig Mac Lochlainn – Elected Count 1, Sinn Fein

Candidates: 36
Seats: 9
Total Valid Poll: 1,124,000
Quota: 112,401
At least 3 Candidates to be elected from each sub-panel
Elected Candidates: 9
Remaining Candidates: 0
Status: Complete
State of the Parties: FG 3, FF 3, SF 1, Ind 1, Lab 1,

Sinn Fein’s Pádraig Mac Lochlainn

Catherine Noone - Elected Count 25, Fine Gael
Catherine Noone – Elected Count 26, Fine Gael

has continued the form for Sinn Fein by topping the poll on the 1st count with 114 votes. He has benefited from having no running mate and cleaned up.

Labour’s Aodhain O Riordain had a great campaign and finsihed 2nd with 88 1st preferences. Aodhain was finally tipped over the line on the 33rd count with the transfers from Fine Gael’s Colm Burke and picking up transfers throughout the count.

Catherine Ardagh - Elected Count 28, Fianna Fail
Catherine Ardagh – Elected Count 28, Fianna Fail

While the Independent candidate Frances Black came 3rd with 75. Black was eventually elected on the 28th count having proven quite transfer friendly picking up votes for from parties and independents.

Fianna Fail’s Catherine Ardagh is certain to be elected. Ardagh will most likely be joined by Aidan Devitt. Ardagh was elected on the 28th count following the elimination of Neil Blaney. Ardagh was joined by both Davitt and Horkan on the final count having managed to stay ahead of the independent Dineen.

Fine Gael’s Catherine Noone was elected

Frances Black - Elected Count 28, Independent
Frances Black – Elected Count 28, Independent

on the 26th count to the second seat following the elimination of Imelda Henry. Fine Gael will get a second seat and it will more then likely be Colm Burke. Following the elimination of John Crowe on the 31st Count, Colm Burke was elected on the 32nd Count. Fine Gael got the 3rd seat on the final count with Paul Coghlan also staying ahead of the independent candidate Dineen.

Ciaran Staunton looked to be in the running for a second independent seat but he was over taken by Nigel Dineen. He would be challenging either Fine Gael or Fianna Fail for their 3rd seat, but with 32 of Staunton’s transfers

Colm Burke - Elected Count 32, Fine Gael
Colm Burke – Elected Count 32, Fine Gael

deemed non-transferable on after his elimination on Count 30 and only small amount of transfers available from Frances Black’s transfers it was not to be.

Elected:

  • Mac Lochlainn, Pádraig (Count 1) SF
  • Noone, Catherine (Count 26) FG
  • Ardagh, Catherine (Count 28) FF
  • Black, Frances (Count 28) Ind
  • Burke, Colm (Count 32) FG
  • O’Riordain, Aodhain (Count 33) Lab
  • Aodhan O'Riordain - Elected Count 33, Labour
    Aodhan O’Riordain – Elected Count 33, Labour

    Coghlan, Paul (Count 35) FG

  • Davitt, Aideen (Count 35) FF
  • Horkan, Gerry (Count 35) FF

Elimination:

  • Curley, Donnacha (Count 2) Ind
  • Kennelly, Mike (Count 3) FG
  • Hughes, Mary (Count 4) FF
  • Power, Milo (Count 5) Ind
  • Neylon, Eoin (Count 6) FF
  • Casey, Peter (Count 7) Ind
  • Keane, Cait (Count 8) FG
  • Lavelle, William (Count 9) FG

    Paul Coghlan - Elected Count 35, Fine Gael
    Paul Coghlan – Elected Count 35, Fine Gael
  • McEllistrim, Thomas (Count 10) FF
  • Kelleher, Niall (Count 11) FF
  • O’Shea-Farran, Linda (Count 12) FG
  • McKiernan, Sean (Count 13) FG
  • O’Rourke, Aengus (Count 14) FF
  • MacSharry, Tom (Count 15) FF
  • Owens, Danny (Count 16) FF
  • Kelly, Joe (Count 17) Ind
  • Hanafin, John (Count 18) FF
  • O’Donovan, Deirdre (Count 19) Ind
  • Butler, Ray (Count 20) FG
  • Griffin, Arthur (Count 21) FF

    Gerry Horkan - Elected Count 35, Fianna Fail
    Gerry Horkan – Elected Count 35, Fianna Fail
  • Ward, Barry (Count 22) FG
  • Bannon, James (Count 23) FG
  • Ryan, Rob (Count 24) FF
  • Henry, Imelda (Count 25) FG
  • Blaney, Niall (Count 27) FF
  • Stauton, Ciaran (Count 30) Ind
  • Crowe, John (Count 31) FG
  • Dineen, Nigel (Count 34) Ind

Check out Adrian Kavanagh’s Blog for some perspectives and see SeanadCount.ie for the results as they come in.

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Aidan Davitt - Elected Count 35, Fianna Fail
Aidan Davitt – Elected Count 35, Fianna Fail

Current Seanad Standings

FF: 12
FG: 11
SF: 6
Ind: 3
Lab: 3
GP: 1

Results

#Seanad16 – Labour Panel

Máire Devine - Elected Count 1, Sinn Fein
Máire Devine – Elected Count 1, Sinn Fein

Candidates: 23
Seats: 11
Total Valid Poll: 1,124,000
Quota: 93,667
At least 4 Candidates to be elected from each sub-panel
Elected Candidates: 11
Remaining Candidates: 0
Status: Complete
State of the Parties: FF 4, FG, 3, SF 2, Ind 1, Lab 1

Paul Gavan - Elected Count 2, Sinn Fein
Paul Gavan – Elected Count 2, Sinn Fein

As what has become the norm, a Sinn Fein candidate has topped the poll, Máire Devine topped the poll with 98 votes on the first count and was elected on the first count. Her running mate Paul Gavan came second with 90 first preference votes and was elected by her transfers on the second count.

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Gerard Craughwell – Elected Count 8, Independent

Independent Senator Gerard Craughwell finished in third with 83 votes and should take a seat. He was elected on the 8th count following the elimination of Noel Cribbin.

Jerry Buttimer - Elected Count 10, Fine Gael
Jerry Buttimer – Elected Count 10, Fine Gael

For Fine Gael Jerry Buttimer took a commanding 81 votes and is certain of a seat on the panel. He was elected on the 10th count following the elimination of Maurice Cummins. There is hope for two more seats for Fine Gael if Joe O’Reilly and Neale Richmond can keep ahead of the Fianna Fail Candidates. Following the elimination of Terry Brennan on Count 18 it has assured the elected on Joe O’Reilly and Neale Richmond on the panel. Joe O’Reilly and Neale Richmond were elected on the 19th Count following Terry Brennan’s elimination.

Jennifer Murnane O’Connor - Elected Count 15, Fianna Fail
Jennifer Murnane O’Connor – Elected Count 15, Fianna Fail

Labour can be proud of Ged Nash’s performance here as he managed 74 votes. He is steadily picking up the transfers and will be elected as he has stayed ahead of many challengers. He finally reached the quota on the 19th count following the elimination of Fine Gael’s Terry Brennan.

Fianna Fail’s top vote getter is Jennifer Murnane O’Connor who got 55 votes. The party will be disappointed in Colm Keaveney who was eliminated on the 12th count and Kate Feeney on the 13th, but there will be hope for 3 seats by getting

Ned O'Sullivan - Elected Count 15, Fianna Fail
Ned O’Sullivan – Elected Count 15, Fianna Fail

Terry Leyden past Richmond or Prendeville to be elected with Murnane O’Connor and Robbie Gallagher. On Count 15 Jennifer

Murnane O’Connor and Ned O’Sullivan were elected following the elimination of Paul McAuliffe. On Count 17 following the transfers of the surplus of Murnane O’Connor and O’Sullivan, Robbie Gallagher joined his running mates in being

Robbie Gallagher - Elected Count 17, Fianna Fail
Robbie Gallagher – Elected Count 17, Fianna Fail

elected. Terry Leyden was also elected on the final count bringing to 4 the total number of seats won by Fianna Fail on this panel.

One to watch wil be AAA-PBP’s Cian Prendivillle who receieved 52 votes putting him a head of many FF and FG candidates but will he get the transfers? He’s steadily picking up transfers throughout the counts. Cian now

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Joe O’Reilly – Elected Count 19, Fine Gael

looks set not to win a seat. He did not pick up enough transfers to stay in contention with the party candidates as the count went on. A very impressive campaign though. One to watch for the future.

Elected:

  • Devine, Máire (Count 1) SF
  • Gavan, Paul (Count 2) SF

    Ged Nash - Elected Count 19, Labour
    Ged Nash – Elected Count 19, Labour
  • Craughwell, Gerard (Count 8) Ind
  • Buttimer, Jerry (Count 10) FG
  • Murnane O’Connor, Jennifer (Count 15) FF
  • O’Sullivane, Ned (Count 15) FF
  • Gallagher, Robbie (Count 17) FF
  • O’Reilly, Joe (Count 19) FG
  • Nash, Ged (Count 19) Lab
  • Richmond, Neale (Count 19) FG

Eliminated:

  • Spiers, Madeline (Count 3) FG
  • de Róiste, Daithí (Count 4) FF

    Neale Richmond - Elected Count 19, Fine Gael
    Neale Richmond – Elected Count 19, Fine Gael
  • Campbell, John (Count 5) Ind
  • Mulcahy, Tony (Count 6) FG
  • Cribbin, Noel (Count 7) Ind
  • Cummins, Maurice (Count 9) FG
  • Neville, Joe (Count 11) FG
  • Keaveney, Colm (Count 12) FF
  • Feeney, Kate (Count 13) FF
  • McAuliffe, Paul (Count 14) FF
  • Brennan, Terry (Count 18) FG

Check out Adrian Kavanagh’s Blog for some perspectives and see SeanadCount.ie for the results as they come in.

Terry Leyden - Elected Count 19, Fianna Fail
Terry Leyden – Elected Count 19, Fianna Fail

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Current Seanad Standings

FF: 9
FG: 8
SF: 5
Ind: 2
Lab: 2
GP: 1

Results

#Seanad16 – University of Dublin (TCD)

David Norris - Elected Count 1
David Norris – Elected Count 1

Candidates: 16
Seats: 3
Total Valid Poll: 10,6064
Quota: 4,017
Elected Candidates: 3
Remaining Candidates: 0
Status: Complete
A tally has been completed of the ballots and David Norris looks set to be elected on the first count with 25.1% of the vote. Ivana Bacik is second with

Ivana Bacik - Elected Count 13
Ivana Bacik – Elected Count 13

17.6%, but there is a real dog fight for the 3rd seat. Lynn Ruane (8.8%), Averil Power (8.5%) and Sean Barrett (8.3%) will be fighting till the end of that seat.

1:50am and the first count finally comes in! David Norris has topped the poll with 4,070. Ivana Bacik is over halfway to her goal on 2,853 votes. While the fight is really on for the 3rd seat. Lynn Ruane leads the pack with 1,378, Averil Power is close behind on 1,356 and Sean Barrett is on 1,317.

Lynn Ruane - Elected Count 15
Lynn Ruane – Elected Count 15

Thomas Clonan is 1,131 and if transfers go his way, he could mount a challenge!

With nearly 3,959 votes cast for the other 10 candidates, it is all to play for.

Power does not seeming to do well on the early transfers, with Ruane and Barrett doing a lot better. Will this continue across the counts?

On Count 8 Sean Barrett managed to leap both Power and Ruane, but is only 7 votes ahead of Ruane and 43 votes a head of power. Still all to play for.

On Count 10 Ruane is back in 3rd and is now 27 votes ahead of Barrett. Power is 22 behind, if she doesn’t catch up, she will be the decider.

Barrett is back in 3rd on the 11th Count, leading Ruane by 11 votes. Power has fallen further behind and will certainly be the king maker at this point, unless she make up the 162 gap between her and Ruane to challenge Barrett.

tcd count 11

On Count 12 Lynn Ruane yet again lept ahead of Barrett. She leads by 31 votes so her transfers will be crucial as we near the end of the count. Looks like Power will be the ond to decide it..

tcd count 12

Ivana Bacik was elected on the 13th count on Clonan’s transfers. These transfers also put Barrett ahead of Ruane by 22 votes. Both Bacik’s surplus of 127 and Power’s votes when eliminated will be crucial.

tcd count 13

And we are into the final count. The surplus from Bacik favourer Barrett and now leads by 46, but with Power’s 2,176 votes to be distributed, it could change yet again!

tcd count 14

On the final count, Barrett received 671 transfers from power but Ruane got 833 putting here 117 votes ahead of the outing senator. An amazing finish to the count!

tcd count 15

The University Times have a liveblog up on their site, check it out!

Elected:

  • Norris, David (Count 1)
  • Bacik, Ivana (Count 13)
  • Ruane, Lynn (Count 15)

Eliminated:

  • Cox, Maeve (Count 2)
  • Meehan, Eoin (Count 3)
  • Davitt, Edward (Count 4)
  • Cunningham, Kevin (Count 5)
  • Brennan, Sabrina (Count 6)
  • Melly, Sean (Count 7)
  • Tinney, Ethna (Count 8)
  • Priestley, William (Count 9)
  • Staines, Anthony (Count 10)
  • Coghlan, Oisin (Count 11)
  • Power, Averil (Count 14)

#Seanad16 – National University of Ireland

Michael McDowell - Elected Count 25
Michael McDowell – Elected Count 26

Candidates: 30
Seats: 3
Total Valid Poll: 36,293
Quota: 9,074
Elected Candidates: 3
Remaining Candidates: 30
Status: Complete
Current Count:

As predicted by many, Ronán Mullen has topped the poll in the NUI Panel with 7,632 votes. He was followed by Michael McDowell who got 5,661.

Ronán Mullen - Elected Count 25
Ronán Mullen – Elected Count 26

There will be a battle for the 3rd seat as Páidraig Ó’Céidigh got 2,475, while Alice Mary Higgins is on 2,055. There is a smattering of candidates on or around the 1,000 mark and these will be the deciders or who knows, one may leapfrog into 3rd!

Harmon is proving the most attractive in terms of transfers so far. She could mount a challenge, only 700 votes separate her from the 3rd place candidate O’Cédaigh on Count 14

Alice Mary Higgins - Elected Count 28
Alice Mary Higgins – Elected Count 28

We are on Count 24 now and Ó’Ceidigh remains nearly 300 votes of Higgins who is nearly 400 ahead of Harmon. With Begg and O’Malley Dunlop left to transfer it is going to be another close one. Can Higgins overtake?

After Count 25 Ronán Mullen is only 58 votes off quota and with 3,232 votes to be transferred from David Begg, there is a strong likely-hood that he will be elected on the next count. The battle for 3rd has taken an interesting turn as Higgins has passed Ó’Céidigh and now leads him 4,636 to 4,513, can she maintain that lead?

On Count 26 we finally get 2 people elected. Both Michael McDowell and Ronán Mullen exceed the quota following the elimination of David Begg. Higgins is has extended her lead over Ó’Cédigh to 346. With a surplus of 330 from McDowell and 293 from Mullen, Higgins will be hopeful that the majority of Harmon’s 4,567 will see her over the line.

In Count 27 she received 6 less transfers then Ó’Céidigh, so it all came down to Harmon’s votes. In the final count over half of Harmon’s transfers went to Higgins as expected ensuring her election. She received 2,428 votes while Ó’Cédigh recieved 560.

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Elected

  • McDowell, Michael (Count 26)
  • Mullen, Ronán (Count 26)
  • Higgins, Mary Alice (Count 28)

Eliminated:

  • Molloy, Michael Sean (Count 1)
  • Golden-Bannon, Ross (Count 2)
  • Beades, Jerry (Count 3)
  • Field, Luke (Count 4)
  • Devine, Karen (Count 5)
  • McGreal, Darragh (Count 6)
  • Dineed, Owen Joseph (Count 7)
  • D’Alton, Paul (Count 8)
  • Higgins, John (Count 9)
  • Monahan, Paddy (Count 10)
  • Johnston, Barry (Count 11)
  • Hunt, Carol (Count 12)
  • Darker, Marie (Count 13)
  • Flannery, Pearce (Count 14)
  • Burke, Deirdre (Count 15)
  • Coineen, Enda O (Count 16)
  • Price, Brendan (Count 17)
  • Hayden, Aideen (Count 18)
  • Rose, Kieran (Count 19)
  • Hearne, Rory (Count 20)
  • Kenneally, Christy (Count 21)
  • Daly, Martin Khare (Count 22)
  • Murphy, Eddie (Count 23)
  • O’Malley Dunlop, Ellen (Count 24)
  • Begg, David (Count 25)
  • Harmon, Laura (Count 27)

#Seanad16 – Agricultural Panel

Rose Conway-Walsh - Elected Count 1, Sinn Fein
Rose Conway-Walsh – Elected Count 1, Sinn Fein

Candidates: 23
Seats: 11
Total Valid Poll: 1,124,000
Quota: 93,667
At least 4 Candidates to be elected from each sub-panel
Elected Candidates: 8
Remaining Candidates: 5
Status: Complete
State of Parties: FF 3, FG 3, SF 2, Ind 1, Lab 1, GP 1

Sinn Fein’s Rose Conway Walsh has topped the poll with 98 votes and is elected on the first Count of the

Trevor O'Clochartaigh - Elected Count 2, Sinn Fein
Trevor O’Clochartaigh – Elected Count 2, Sinn Fein

Agricultural Panel. Her running mate Trevor Ó Clochartaigh was elected on the 2nd count on the transfers from Conway-Walsh.

The surprise is Independent Candidate Victor Boyhan, a councillor from Dún Laoghaire who finished second just short of quota with 93 votes. Victor was elected on the 13th Count on transfers for Jennifer

Denis O'Donovan - Elected Count 9, Fianna Fail
Denis O’Donovan – Elected Count 9, Fianna Fail

Whitmore.

For Fianna Fail Dennis O’Donovan was their highest vote getter with 89 votes, and was elected on the 9th Count. Brian Ó Domhnaill takes the 2nd Fianna Fail seat on 17th count after the elimination of running mate Paschal Mooney. The 18th count saw Pul Daly elected on the surplus from Brian O’Domhnail. Only one candidate remains for Fianna Fail and the is Michael Smith, is well off the pace and will be eliminated after FG’s Colm Markey.

Victor Boyhan - Elected Count 13, Independent
Victor Boyhan – Elected Count 13, Independent

Fine Gael’s Paddy Burke got 74 votes on the first count and there will be a scrabble to see who joins him. Burke was elected on Count 14. On Count 20 Burke was joined by Maria Byrne and Tim Lombard who were both elected after the elimination of Colm Markey.

following the transfer of Boyhan’s surplus. Labour’s Denis Landy is fighting to be elected as he battles to pick up transfers as he got 72 votes on the first count. Landy reached quota and was elected on Count 20.

The Green’s Grace O’Sullivan picked up 48 votes, and with the elimination

Paddy Burke - Elected Count 14, Fine Gael
Paddy Burke – Elected Count 14, Fine Gael

of SocDem’s Jennifer Whitmore, Grace is the last remaining candidate on the inside panel, she will be elected, as 4 candidates must be from the inside panel.

Elected

  • Conway-Walsh, Rose (Count 1) SF
  • Ó Clochartaigh, Trevor (Count 2) SF
  • O’Donovan, Denis (Count 9) FF
  • Boyhan, Vincent (Count 13) Ind
  • Burke, Paddy (Count 14) FG
  • O’Domhnail, Brian (Count 17) FF
  • Daly, Paul (Count 18) FF
  • Byrne, Maria (Count 20) FG

    Brian O'Domhnaill - Elected Count 17, Fianna Fail
    Brian O’Domhnaill – Elected Count 17, Fianna Fail
  • Lombard, Time (Count 20) FG
  • Landy, Denis (Count 20) Lab
  • O’Sullivan, Grace (Elected without reaching quota) Green Party

Eliminated

  • Hayes, Pat (Count 3) FF
  • Commiskey, Michael (Count 4) FG
  • Lawlor, Anthony (Count 5) FG
  • Sheehan, John (Count 6) FG
  • O’Reilly, Shane P. (Count 7) FF
  • Gerety-Quinn, Connie (Count 8) FF
  • O’Flynn, Frank (Count 10) FF
  • Coonan, Noel (Count 11) FG

    Paul Daly - Elected Count 18, Fianna Fail
    Paul Daly – Elected Count 18, Fianna Fail
  • Whitmore, Jennifer (Count 12) SocDem
  • O’Neill, Pat (Count 15) FG
  • Mooney, Paschal (Count 16) FF
  • Markey, Colm (Count 18) FG

Check out Adrian Kavanagh’s Blog for

some perspectives and see SeanadCount.ie for the results as they come in.

Maria Byrne - Elected Count 20, Fine Gael
Maria Byrne – Elected Count 20, Fine Gael

Follow @oireachtasnews for updates on the vocational panels.

Current Seanad Standings

  • FF: 5
  • FG: 5
  • SF: 3
  • Ind: 1
  • Lab 1
  • GP 1

Results of Cultural and Educational Panel

Tim Lombard - Elected Count 20, Fine Gael
Tim Lombard – Elected Count 20, Fine Gael
Denis Landy - Elected Count 20, Labour
Denis Landy – Elected Count 20, Labour
Grace O'Sullivan - Elected without reaching quota, Green Party
Grace O’Sullivan – Elected without reaching quota, Green Party

#Seanad16 – Cultural and Educational Panel

Fintan Warfield - Elected Count 1, Sinn Fein
Fintan Warfield – Elected Count 1, Sinn Fein

Candidates: 24
Seats: 5
Total Valid Poll: 1123000
Quota: 187,167
At least 2 Candidates to be elected from each sub-panel
Elected Candidates: 5
Status: Complete
Parties: FF 2, FG 2, SF 1

 

The first candidate elected to Seanad Eireann was Sinn Fein’s Fintan Warfield topped the poll with 200,000 vote on the Cultural and

Keith Swanick, Elected Count 18, FF
Keith Swanick – Elected Count 19, Fianna Fail

Educational Panel. This bodes well for the Sinn Fein Candidates on the other panels as their vote management looks very well handled.

Fianna Fail’s Keith Swanick took the 2nd seat on this panel on Count 18. Lorraine Clifford-Lee finished 5th and was electing with reaching the Quota. She finished 4,000 voteas ahead of Independent Joe Conway.

On Count 21 following the elimination of Senator Jim D’Arcy. Former Fine Gael TD Kieren O’Donnell

Kieran O'Donnell - Elected Count 21 -  Fine Gael
Kieran O’Donnell – Elected Count 21 – Fine Gael

was elected when he reached the Quota. Gabrielle McFadden was also elected with reaching quota on this count. She finished ahead of Clifford taking the 4th seat.

Thats the first panel down. Only four more to go. Next Panel is the Agricultural Panel, which starts tomorrow

Elected:

  • Warfield, Fintan (Count 1) SF
  • Swanick, Keith (Count 19) FF
  • O’Donnell, Kieran (Count 21) FG
  • Gabrielle McFadden - Elected without reach quota, Fine Gael
    Gabrielle McFadden – Elected without reach quota, Fine Gael

    McFadden, Gabrielle (without reaching quota) FG

  • Clifford-Lee, Lorraine, (without reaching quota) FF

Eliminated:

  • O’Connor, Claire (2nd Count) FF
  • O Laoi, Seosamh (3rd Count) FG
  • Carey, Declan (4th Count) IND
  • Crowley, Liam (5th Count) FF
  • MacBride, Seán (6th Count) FF
  • O’Higgins, Adrian (7th Count) FF
  • Burke, Deirdre (8th Count) IND
  • Lorrain Clifford Lee - Elected without reaching quota, Fianna Fail
    Lorrain Clifford Lee – Elected without reaching quota, Fianna Fail

    Ó Ceallaigh, Seosamh (9th Count) IND

  • Collins, Michael (10th Count) FF
  • Howard, Mary (11th Count) FG
  • Brabazon, Tom (12th Count) FF
  • Finucane, Jim (13th Count) FG
  • Cuffe, Jennifer (14th Count) FF
  • Connolly, John (15th Count) FF
  • Dermody, Anne Marie (16th Count) FG
  • Walsh, Seamus (17th Count) FF
  • Byrne, Malcome (18th Count) FF
  • D’Arcy, Jim (20th Count) FG
  • Conway, Joe (not elected) Ind

For details on vote share and other details see Adrian Kavanagh’s blog, for the election results see SeanadCount.ie

Seanad Eireann Election 2016 Count Underway – #Seanad16

seanadlogoThe count for the Elections to Seanad Eireann through the vocational panels is under way. 43 of the 60 Senators will be elected on these panels, with 6 elected by the University Panels and 11 appointed by An Toaiseach.

This year there is a dedicated website for the counts, SeanadCount.ie so there won’t be frantic downloading of excel files as there was in 2011.

The count has begun on the Cultural and Education Panel which has five seats. 24 candidates are battling it out for these seats. The first count results are due around 2pm today.

The rest of the panels will be counted in the following order:

  • Cultural and Educational Panel
  • Agricultural Panel
  • Labour Panel
  • Industrial and Commercial Panel
  • Administrative Panel

The University Panels will begin their counts tomorrow Tuesday at 11am to fill the 3 seats on the National University of Ireland Panel and the 3 seats on the Trinity College Panel.

I will attempt to keep you all updated on the results as they come in.

 

Upcoming Events: JCI Cork, Cork International Choral Festival and Cork Feminista

Here are some interesting events coming up in Cork over the next few weeks

JCI Cork – April Event: Impact Talks – Thursday 28th April, 7pm, Clarion HotelJCI Logo

Junior Chamber International (JCI) Cork is this week hosting an Impact Talks where the guests will be speaking on the topic of “If I knew then what I know now… what I would tell my younger self’.

The speakers are Cliona Murphy, Vice President Technical for PepsiCo Worldwide Flavours, who is based in Cork with global responsibility for Research & Development, Quality, Engineering, Environmental Health & Safety and Global Quality Services and Commander Peter Twomey of the Irish Naval Service and is now head of Personnel Management.

This should be a great event. Tickets are free for JCI Members and there is a small charge for non-members. Full details on the Eventbrite Page

Cork International Choral Festival April 27th – May 1st, across the City

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The Cork Choral Festival takes place around the May Bank Holiday Weekend every year and there is loads happening around the city. Some are free and while others are ticketed. See the website for full programme and details.

My favourite part of the Festival is Shandon Sunrise. This year it is taking place on Sunday May 1st at 6:05am. With singing from the Clock Tower from Cathal O’Boyle and the Cork Chamber Choir to welcome in the dawn. This is a truly wonderful experience. It is followed by an ecumenical service in St Anne’s. Come along to this FREE event! More details here.

Cork Feminista – Coffee Connections – An International Women’s Breakfast –  Monday May 9th, 10am, The Haven Cafe 

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Coffee Connections is a womens breakfast event hosted by Cork Feminista & Love and Care for People. Come along to share coffee and stories with women from diverse backgrounds in Cork. Feel free to bring a breakfast dish to share if you like! More details see the Facebook Event

Have an event you want to share? Send me an email stephen@stephenspillane.com

It’s Clinton or Bust

Hillary_for_America_2016_logo.svgIts nearing the end April and with the last nominating contest of the Democratic Presidential on June 14th in Washington DC, there is only 1,594 pledged delegates left up for grabs Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has solidified her lead in her contest against Bernie Sanders. She has a lead now that is near insurmountable for Sanders to take over.

The target of 2,383 delegates is the key for the two campaigns and with Clinton only 459 delegates away from that target including Super Delegates it is almost certainly in the bag.

Bernie_Sanders_2016_logoFor Sanders now to take the lead it would take a gargantuan effort to win big and win hard in a contest where he hasn’t had any big wins. To win the nomination Sanders would have to win the following states with large margins over Clinton according to a FiveThirtyEight update

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