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Saturday 30 August 2014

Waterford electoral area: Fifth count

Mary Cody

Published 25/05/2014 | 11:21

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Counting has resumed at the Springhill Hotel in Kilkenny.

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Shortly after 10.30am this morning Sinn Fein's Melissa O'Neill was elected on the fifth count of the Piltown Electoral Area.

The community support worker from Ferrybank, who has only been canvassing for the past month and was 'overjoyed' with her win.

Meanwhile veteran councillor Mary Hilda Kavanagh (Fine Gael) was elected on the fourth count in the Castlecomer Electoral Area. She is the longest serving female councillor in the country having sat on Kilkenny County Council for the past 40 successive years.

Her party colleague and chairman of Kilkenny County Council Pat Dunphy (Fine Gael) was also elected on the fifth count of the Piltown Electoral Area.

To date four seats have been filled on Kilkenny County Council.

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