Carlow North: Fianna Fail success
FIANNA FAIL have enjoyed phenomenal success in the Carlow north electorate area, taking three seats in just two counts.
One of the youngest FF candidates in the country Fintan Phelan was elected after the second count shortly after 12.30am.
The 22-year-old told the Irish Independent that he was "absolutely ecstatic" to be elected, and that he always wanted to get into politics.
He said that he wanted to thank all his supporters and team for their time and votes in his campaign.
"The job is done and now I am looking forward to the next five years and getting the work done," he added.
The Carlow town native is a third level organiser in the party's national youth organisation.
He said that he has not yet considered running for the Dail, should a place on the ticket arrive in the next general election.
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