Sunday 18 February 2018

Roscommon electoral area: First two counts

Maresa Fagan

The first count in the Roscommon area has returned Paschal Fitzmaurice for Fianna Fail, who holds onto his seat.

The Castlerea-based councillor topped the poll with a vote of 1576 to become first past the post in the new Roscommon area. Independent candidate Joe Malone was eliminated on a vote of 42.

The second count saw Malone’s votes distributed but not having any bearing on how the remaining seats are shaping up.

Count three, which will distribute Fitzmaurice’s 77 surplus votes, is underway

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