Sunday 17 December 2017

Limerick Electoral area: First count

Kathryn Hayes

INDEPENDENT Councillor Brigid Teefy has become the first candidate elected to Limerick's new local authority.

Poll topper Brigid Teefy a native of Ballybricken couldn't vote for herself because of the boundary changes, but still received  2,369 first preference votes in the Cappamore-Kilmallock electoral area.


A founding member of the Progressive Democrat party Cllr Teefy was elected to Limerick County Council as an Independent at the last local elections.


Outgoing Fianna Fáil Councillor Eddie Ryan was also elected in the seven seater ward, while Sinn Fein has seen its first ever candidate elected in County Limerick in almost 100 years.


UCC Politics student Lisa Marie Sheehy (20) was also elected after the first count of the Kimallock Electoral area.


Speaking afterwards the 20-year-old from Glenroe in Co Limerick admitted her initial aim was not to get eliminated first adding: "it's really absolutely just phenomenal."

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