Friday 15 December 2017

Sean Haughey ‘a happy man’ at count centre

Cormac McQuinn

Cormac McQuinn

A delighted Sean Haughey is at the RDS Count Centre where it appears he'll take the second seat in the Clontarf ward.

He told "It looks like we'll take two seats in the six-seat area so that's a very good result.

"The strategy of running two candidates really paid off. It looks like we'll get about 30pc of the vote. I'm very happy," he added.

His party collegue Deirdre Heney is also likely to take one of the seats in the northside neighbourhood.

The son of the late Taoiseach Charles Haughey, the 52-year-old and former Junior Minister lost his Dail seat in the 2011 general election.

Mr Haughey wouldn't be drawn on whether he will try to return to Leinster House saying: "I haven't even thought about it" and saying he will focused on his role as a councillor in Clontarf.

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