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Election 2020 blog: A day of high-profile casualties as Mary Lou declares 'I may well be the next Taoiseach'

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Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald reacts as she meets with members of the public on Moore Street in Dublin Photo: REUTERS/Phil Noble

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald reacts as she meets with members of the public on Moore Street in Dublin Photo: REUTERS/Phil Noble

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Paschal Donohoe who was elected during the election count at the RDS.
Pic Steve Humphreys
10th February 2020

Paschal Donohoe who was elected during the election count at the RDS. Pic Steve Humphreys 10th February 2020

Fine Gael's Kate O'Connell is embraced by her sister Theresa Newman after she lost her seat in Dublin Bay South, as ballots are counted at the RDS in Dublin during the Irish General Election count Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fine Gael's Kate O'Connell is embraced by her sister Theresa Newman after she lost her seat in Dublin Bay South, as ballots are counted at the RDS in Dublin during the Irish General Election count Niall Carson/PA Wire

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Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald reacts after she was re-elected during the announcement of voting results. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald reacts after she was re-elected during the announcement of voting results. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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Leo Varadkar reacts, next to his partner Matthew Barrett, at a count centre during Ireland's national election, in Citywest, near Dublin, Ireland, February 9, 2020. REUTERS/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Leo Varadkar reacts, next to his partner Matthew Barrett, at a count centre during Ireland's national election, in Citywest, near Dublin, Ireland, February 9, 2020. REUTERS/Lorraine O'Sullivan

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Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald reacts as she meets with members of the public on Moore Street in Dublin Photo: REUTERS/Phil Noble

All of the seats have been filled - but there are still many twists to come as the fallout from the General Election ensues. Follow us live on Independent.ie for all the latest updates.

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