The latest from Longford County Council count
The Government has to take note of what the electorate is saying in this election, Fine Gael TD for Longford-Westmeath, James Bannon said.
He was speaking at the Longford County Council count after tallies suggested that the Fine Gael vote in the county held up extraordinarily well, dropping just one per cent on last time out. However, he said that there is a message for the government in the national vote.
“They have to take note of what the electorate says. I know that we have been through very, very difficult times. We inherited a dreadful situation and, hopefully, now that the heavy lifting is over it will improve from now on and into the next general election,” he said.
Longford has yet to deliver a first count but Fine Gael is looking likely to take eight seats on the county council with 42 per cent of the vote.