Kerry Electoral area: early update
Sinn Fein's Robert Beasley is topping the poll in the Listowel area with 23.2pc of the vote, according to tally figures.
So far, only 13 of the 46 boxes have been opened and Fianna Fail's John Brassil is looking like he'll retain his seat as he's on 21.2pc.
The biggest surprises so far are that councillors Tim Buckley (FG) and Pat Leahy (Lab) appear to be struggling.
Buckley is on 2.7pc, according to the tallymen, with Leahy trailing on 2.2pc.
Liam Purtill (FG) is at 13.3pc and newcomer Aoife Thornton (FG) is on 5.6pc.
Disappointing for Sinn Fein is Diane Nolan's 1.7pc but a lot of Beasley's second preferences are staying in Ballybunion and going to Independent Michael O'Gorman.