Tipperary electoral area: Latest update
Sinn Féin have never had a county council seat in South Tipperary and never more than one in the north of the county but look set to elect four members to the new merged Tipperary county council this time around.
With less than half of the ballot boxes tallied at the Tipperary count centre in Thurles, Sinn Féin’s David Dunne is on 18pc in Carrick-on-Suir and should be towards the top of the poll in that electoral area.
Meanwhile, Martin Browne in Cashel-Tipperary is on 12pc and is in with a strong chance of a seat, while Seamus Morris is on 10pc in Nenagh, as is David Doran in Thurles-Templemore.
In the fifth electoral area of Clonmel-Cahir, the Sinn Féin candidate Catherine Carey is on 5pc according to the tallies.
Labour is performing badly across the county, on a combined 8pc in the five electoral areas, while Fianna Fáil on 25pc are just ahead of Fine Gael on 23pc. Michael Lowry’s band of independents in the north of the county are polling well, with 10pc of the overall vote, and other independents are on 23pc.