Saturday 16 December 2017

Fingal County Council: Just two nine of seats filled

Paul Melia

Paul Melia

WITH 97 candidates running to fill 40 seats, Fingal County Council was expected to be a long count, and so it proved.

Such was the narrow margin between the parties, there was a recount after the 13th in Swords, with just two of the nine seats filled late on Sunday afternoon.

The number of councillors on the council has expanded from 24 to 40, and some 178,000 people were entitled to cast their vote.

Turnout varied from a high of 46pc in Castleknock, to a low of 39pc in Mulhuddart.

State of the Parties (as of 4pm), with seven seats left to fill in Swords.

SF (6), FF (6), FG (6), Lab (3), Ind (10), Greens (2)

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