Monday 29 May 2017

Election 2016: Meet the 23 TDs who were elected on the first count

THE VOTES Are IN: Fianna Fail Leader Micheal Martin celebrates at the general election 2016 count at the City Hall in Cork. Photo: Chris Radburn
THE VOTES Are IN: Fianna Fail Leader Micheal Martin celebrates at the general election 2016 count at the City Hall in Cork. Photo: Chris Radburn
Róisín Shortall with Dara Baxter (2), son of her niece Sarah Baxter (on left) and her husband Séamus O’Byrne
CELEBRATIONS....Eoin O'Broin SF pictured with a box of Celebrations sweets.
Mary Butler topped the poll for Fianna Fáil in Waterford. Picture: Patrick Browne
Roisin Shorthall of the Social Democrats with her daughter Joanna O'Byrene at the count in the RDS yesterday.Pic Tom Burke 27/2/2/2016
Newly elected Thomas Byrne Credit: Gerry Mooney
Barry Cowen celebrates at the Offaly count, held in Banagher. Photograph: James Flynn/APX
Frances Fitzgerald at City West.
Senator Darragh O'Brien Photo: Conor McCabe Photography
Michael Healy-Rae, elected for Kerry South, outside Leinster House Credit: Tom Burke 20/1/2016
Willie O’Dea: sitting TD. Photo: Tom Burke
Social Democrats candidate Catherine Murphy. Photo: Tom Burke
Shane Cassells
Michael Lowry celebrates after he won the first seat at the Tipperary count center at the Presentation Secondary School in Thurles. Picture Credit : Frank Mc Grath 27/2/16
Taoiseach Enda Kenny is greeted by well-wishers as he arrives at the Royal Theatre in Castlebar, Co Mayo. Photo: PA
Election Count, Roscommon/Galway constituency. Independent Denis Naughten celebrates his win on first count. Photo: Brian Farrell
NEW FORCE: Social Democrats founders Stephen Donnelly (pictured), Roisin Shortall and Catherine Murphy all retained their seats, while Lucinda Creighton lost hers on the fifth count in Dublin Bay South

David Kearns

There might be a lot of uncertainty about who will lead the country when the 32rd Dáil convenes but one thing not in doubt is the popularity of Kerry’s first son Michael Healy-Rae, who scored the second highest vote in the history of the State.

And while Healy-Rae might have smashed the ballot box, he was far from the only candidate to cross the finish line on the first count.

Below is the list of 23 candidates who were elected without the need of transfers:

Michael Healy-Rae (Kerry/IND) - 20,378 votes

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Michael Healy-Rae, elected for Kerry South, outside Leinster House Credit: Tom Burke 20/1/2016
 

Stephen Donnelly (Wicklow/SD) - 14,348

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NEW FORCE: Social Democrats founders Stephen Donnelly (pictured), Roisin Shortall and Catherine Murphy all retained their seats, while Lucinda Creighton lost hers on the fifth count in Dublin Bay South
 

Billy Kelleher (Cork North-Central/FF) - 14,286

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Denis Naughten (Roscommon-Galway/IND) - 13,936

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Election Count, Roscommon/Galway constituency. Independent Denis Naughten celebrates his win on first count. Photo: Brian Farrell
 

Seán Fleming (Laois/FF) - 13,626

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Enda Kenny (Mayo/FG) - 13,318

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny is greeted by well-wishers as he arrives at the Royal Theatre in Castlebar, Co Mayo. Photo: PA
 

Michael Lowry (Tipperary/IND) - 13,064

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Michael Lowry celebrates after he won the first seat at the Tipperary count center at the Presentation Secondary School in Thurles. Picture Credit : Frank Mc Grath 27/2/16
 

Willie O'Dea (Limerick City/FF) - 12,999

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Willie O’Dea: sitting TD. Photo: Tom Burke
 

Charlie McConalogue (Donegal/FF) - 12,533

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Heather Humphreys (Cavan-Monaghan/FG) - 12,391

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Barry Cowen (Offaly/FF) - 12,366

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Barry Cowen celebrates at the Offaly count, held in Banagher. Photograph: James Flynn/APX
 

Niall Collins (Limerick County/FF) - 12,276

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Michael McGrath (Cork South-Central/FF) - 11,795

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THE VOTES Are IN: Fianna Fail Leader Micheal Martin celebrates at the general election 2016 count at the City Hall in Cork. Photo: Chris Radburn
 

Robert Troy (Longford-Westmeath/FF) - 11,655

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Micheal Martin (Cork South-Central/FF) - 11,346

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Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin is surrounded by well wishers at the count centre at City Hall, Cork
 

Catherine Murphy (Kildare North/SD) - 11,108

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Social Democrats candidate Catherine Murphy. Photo: Tom Burke
 

Darragh O'Brien (Dublin Fingal/FF) - 10,826

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Senator Darragh O'Brien Photo: Conor McCabe Photography
 

Thomas Byrne (Meath East/FF) - 10,818

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Newly elected Thomas Byrne Credit: Gerry Mooney
 

Mary Butler (Waterford/FF) - 10,603

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Mary Butler topped the poll for Fianna Fáil in Waterford. Picture: Patrick Browne
 

Shane Cassells (Meath West/FF) - 10,585

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Shane Cassells
 

Róisín Shortall (Dublin North-west/SD) - 10,540

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Róisín Shortall with Dara Baxter (2), son of her niece Sarah Baxter (on left) and her husband Séamus O’Byrne
 

Eoin Ó Broin (Dublin Mid-West/SF) - 9,782

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Sinn Féin's Eoin Ó Broin. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
 

Frances Fitzgerald (Dublin Mid-West/FG) - 9,028 

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Frances Fitzgerald at City West.
 

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