Monday 22 January 2018

3pm summary from Tipperary

As with much of the country, the big winners in Tipperary are Sinn Féin while Labour are the major losers as counting continues for a second day at the Presentation Convent in Thurles.

With half of the 40 seats filled for the new, merged, Tipperary County Council, Sinn Fein already have three seats compared to four for Fianna Fáil and five for Fine Gael, while Labour have none and local party supporters are pessimistic about the chances of them ending up with any council seat in this county.

Meanwhile, independents have claimed eight of the 20 seats which have been accounted for by mid-afternoon and that story is set to continue with a number of “Lowry Independents” set to be elected in the Thurles-Templemore and Nenagh electoral areas.

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