Sunday 22 April 2018

Danny Healy-Rae set to top the poll in Killarney

Majella O'Sullivan

Danny Healy-Rae is set to top the poll in the Killarney area and is almost 6pc ahead of his nearest rival with 21 of the 54 boxes open.

Tallies put the Independent candidate at 27.72pc, followed by Brendan Cronin at 21.27pc.

Michael Gleeson of the South Kerry Independent Alliance is also polling strongly and is currently at 10.19pc.

Fianna is holding a 15.6pc share of the vote and 6.8pc of this belongs to John Joe Culloty.

Fine Gael is on 10.3pc with John Sheahan leading the race at 7.12pc.

Labour's Sean Counihan, their only candidate in the area is polling at 2.78pc.

Another Healy-Rae looks set to top the poll in South and West Kerry with Johnny Healy-Rae currently polling at 19.7pc according to the tallies.

The 29-year-old is trailed by fellow Independent Michael Cahill at 17.5pc with a good showing also by Dan McCarthy (Ind) who's at 10.7pc.

Thirty-seven of 68 boxes had been opened by lunchtime showing Fine Gael on 24.9pc and Fianna Fáil at 16pc.

Labour did not run any candidate in the area.

Sinn Fein Damian Quigg is on 4.7pc and Padraig Garvey of Republican Sinn Fein is just over 3pc.

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