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Thursday 24 July 2014

Election count centre on Independent.ie

Published 20/05/2014|18:15

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Whether you are a political anorak or a voter just looking out for the candidate you supported, Independent.ie and the Irish Independent are the definitive sources for the counts and analysis from this weekend’s local, European and by-elections.

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Employing a new digital approach to the elections, our 50-strong team of reporters covering every count centre in the country will be using specially developed software to relay the results and reports to the Independent.ie Election Centre within seconds of the counts being announced.

The real-time results on Independent.ie will allow you to track the progress of the count in your part of the country – and see the national picture as it emerges.

Our political staff will be analysing the results as they flow in and assessing who are the real winners and losers.

Independent.ie Editor Fionnuala O’Leary said: “We are combining new digital innovation with experienced, trusted journalism to produce a real-time political experience which is something our team is incredibly excited about.”

Our Elections 2014 coverage will make sure you miss nothing from the 137 local electoral areas in 31 county and city councils, the European elections in Dublin, Ireland South and Ireland Midlands-North-West and the by-elections in Dublin West and Longford-Westmeath.

In next Monday’s Irish Independent, our special 32-page election supplement will give you all the results and analysis. Our team of leading political writers, including Ivan Yates, Martina Devlin, James Downey, Mandy Johnston, Lise Hand, John Downing, Fionnan Sheahan and Niall O’Connor, will be explaining the significance of the outcome for the country and the political leaders.

Irish Independent Editor Claire Grady said: “We will use the latest innovations to deliver the most detailed results and analysis, as we continue our tradition in the Irish Independent of providing the most comprehensive coverage of election campaigns for our readers.”

To find out what happens to all 2033 local elections candidates, 41 European election prospects and 19 by-election hopefuls – you can count on Independent.ie and the Irish Independent.

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