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Friday 29 August 2014

Limerick City area: First count

KATHRYN HAYES

Published 24/05/2014 | 21:13

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SINN Fein has seen its second candidate elected in Limerick after poll topper Maurice Quinlivan was elected to the new local authority.

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The outgoing north side councillor was the first member of Sinn Fein to be elected to Limerick City Council in 50 years when he was elected in 2009.

He topped the poll in the Limerick City North electoral area where he received 2,457 first preference votes - some 1,021 votes over the quota.

He was the only candidate elected in the first count in this area as no other candidate reached the quota.

Only four candidates have been elected so far to the new Limerick local authority which has 40 seats.

Independent Councillor Brigid Teefy was the first candidate elected after she topped the poll in the Cappamore-Kilmallock area where Fianna Fáil's Eddie Ryan and Sinn Fein's first time candidate Lisa Marie Sheehy were also elected in the first count.

Counting is continuing in three of the six electoral areas.

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