Analysis: Huge shake up of political system shown in Election 2016 First Preference Vote
Election 2016 has delivered a huge shakeup in the landscape of Irish politics. First Preference vote is no longer confined to the big parties but is now shared with smaller parties and independents.
The Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil combined first preference vote is below 50% for the first time since the establishment of the two parties. The infographic below breaks down the first preference vote across the country, by party, by constituency and by gender. It also provides comparisons to the first preference votes achieved by the parties in 2011.