Blog - Cork city results
Monday 27 May
All 31 seats on Cork City Council have now been filled.
Paudie Dineen (Ind) and Sinn Féin's Fiona Kerins have taken the two final seats in the Cork City South-Central ward.
Mick Finn - Ind
Dan Boyle - Green Party
Seán Martin - Fianna Fáil
Shane O'Callaghan - Fine Gael
Paudie Dineen - Ind
Fiona Kerins - Sinn Féin
It's looking like both sitting councillors Paudie Dineen (Ind) and Fiona Kerins (Sinn Féin) will be re-elected as the count continues to fill the Cork City South-Central area.
This will mean that Sinn Féin county councillor Eoghan Jeffers will loose out.
The count for the last two seats in Cork City South-Central is continuing this evening.
The plebiscite on whether Cork city should have an elected mayor has been defeated by about 900 votes.
No - 34,347
Yes - 33,364
It looks like the 'No' vote will win in the plebiscite on whether Cork city should have a directly elected mayor. It's currently 34,000 nos and 33,000 with less that 1,000 votes still to be counted. A formal declartion will be announced soon.
Reports now suggesting that it's 31,000 in favour and 31,000 against as the plebiscite count continues.
It's still all the play for in the plebiscite on whether Cork city should have a directly elected mayor or not. It's now at 25,000 each.
Reports indicating that it's neck and neck in the plebiscite vote with 20,000 each.
Reports indicating that it's 17,000 each in the plebiscite vote.
It's still a waiting game here in City Hall as we wait for the result of the plebiscite, incidations of which show that it is a very close call between a yes and a no. It's been predicted that the results will be known around 2pm today. Fine Gael Senator Jerry Buttimer who was involved in the campaign for a 'yes' vote in the plebiscite told the media this afternoon that his party ran a "very positive campaign."
Senator Buttimer disagreen with Micheál Martin's, leader of Fianna Fáil, comment that it was shambolic campaign.
He said: "We ran a very positive campaign. Our candidates gave out leaflets and we had public meetings. An Tánsaite Simon Coveney and I worked together on this and we said that this was important for the city. (The vote) is still close to call and it could go anyway yet.
Meanwhile, the recount is also continuing in the Cork City South-Central ward.
The couting on the plebiscite on whether Cork city should have a directly elected mayor began this monring and the recount for the Cork City South-Central ward will begin at 10am.
The blog will resume in the morning when the recount of the Cork City South-Central begins.
After the 13th and final count in the Cork City South-West, all the seats have been filled.
The three candidates were elected without reaching the 1,955 quota. These are Fine Gael's Garret Kelleher with 1,786 votes, Independent candidate Thomas Moloney who has been re-elected with 1,774 votes and Sinn Féin's Henry Cremin was also re-elected with 1,755 votes.
This meant that Sinead Ronan, another Fine Gael candidate, was eliminated.
Fergal Dennehy - Fianna Fáil
Derry Canty - Fine Gael
Colette Finn - Green Party
Colm Kelleher - Fianna Fáil
Garret Kelleher - Fine Gael
Thomas Moloney - Independent
Henry Cremin - Sinn Féin
Sunday 26 May
There's been another win for Fianna Fáil, this time in the Cork City South-West ward where Colm Kelleher, after the 12th count, exceeded the quota of 1,955 votes with 1,988 votes.
Sinn Féin candidate Eolan Ryng has also been eliminated after this count with 1,042 votes in the same ward.
Long serving Fine Gael councillor PJ Hourican has lost his seat in the Cork City South-West ward after the 11th count
Just like its neighbours below, the Cork City North-East ward has now been filled after the tenth count.
The final four seats went to John Maher with the Labour Party who exceeded the quota (1,916) with 1,985 votes. Fine Gael's Joe Kavanagh (1,756 votes), Independent candidate Ger Keohane (1,709 votes) Oliver Moran with the Green Party (1,739 votes) and Ted Tynan with the Workers' Party (1,817 votes) were voted in without reaching the quota.
Long time councillor Tim Brosnan with the Fianna Fáil party has been eliminated.
Kenneth O'Flynn - Fianna Fáil
John Maher - Labour
Ted Tynan - Workers' Party
Joe Kavanagh - Fine Gael
Oliver Moran - Green Party
Ger Keohane - Independent
All seats have now been filled in the Cork City North West ward without reaching the quotas for the four final seats after the 12th count.
Fianna Fáil's John Sheehan (1,570 votes) has been re-elected as has Kenneth Collins with the Sinn Féin party (1,512 votes) and Solidarity's Fiona Ryan (1,482 votes). New comer Damian Boylan takes the last seat for Fine Gael with 1,452 votes.
It means Julie O'Leary, a Fine Gael candidate, has been eliminated with 1,136 votes.
Tony Fitzgerald - Fianna Fáil
Thomas Gould - Sinn Féin
John Sheehan -Fianna Fáil
Kenneth Collins - Sinn Féin
Fiona Ryan - Solidarity
Damian Boylan - Fine Gael
Counting for the Cork City South-Central ward has been adjourned until 10am tomorrow where there will be a recount after a request from Sinn Féin candidate Eoghan Jeffers. It is understood that only a handful of votes separate him, running mate and city councillor Fiona Kerins and Independent city councillor Paudie Dineen. These are the last three candidates left battling it out for the final two seats in that ward.
Aontú candidate Joanne Murphy has been eliminated after the tenth count in the Cork City South-West ward with 778 votes.
Fine Gael candidate Lorraine O'Neill has been eliminated after count nine in the Cork City North-East ward with 1,178 votes.
There's been another win for the Green Party with Colette Finn taking the third seat with 2,042 votes after the ninth count in the Cork City South-West ward.
After the 11th count in Cork City North-West ward, Independent candidate Kevin Conway has been eliminated.
Four seats have now been filled in the Cork City South-Central ward with Fine Gael candidate Shane O'Callaghan taking the fourth seat with 1,777 votes in this six seater ward. This was after the 11th count.
Green Party candidate Mark Cronin has been eliminated from the Cork City North-West ward after the tenth count with 782 votes.
After the eighth vote in the Cork City South-West ward, Ciaran McCarthy with the Social Democrates has been eliminated after 716 votes.
Kenneth O'Flynn has been the first person elected on the Cork City North-East ward with 1,931 votes after the eighth count.
Independent candidate Noreen Murphy has been eliminated after 1,079 votes after the same count in the same ward.
Fianna Fáil candidate David Boyle has been elinimated after the tenth count in the Cork City South-Central ward.
Sinn Féin's Thomas Gould has been re-elected after the ninth count with 1,700 votes and takes his seat in the Cork City North-West Ward.
Independent candidate Joe O'Callaghan has been eliminated from the same ward.
After the seventh count in the Cork City South-West ward, no one was elected or eliminated. Cllr Derry Canty's surplus votes will be distributed.
Sean Martin, brother of Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin, has retained his seat after the ninth count in the Cork City South-Central ward. In the same count Labour candidate Luke Field has been eliminated.
Sinn Féin's Mick Nugent has lost his seat on the council. He was eliminated after the seventh vote in the Cork City North-East ward.
Labour candidate Luke Carroll has been eliminated from the Cork City North-West ward after the eighth count.
Ciaran Kenneally, an Independent candidate, has been eliminated from the Cork City South-West ward.
It's all over in the Cork City South-East ward as all of the seats have been filled after the eighth count.
Independent candidate Kieran McCarthy and Fianna Fáil's Terry Shannon have kept their seats. Deirdre Forde has also come in from the county to take the last seat in the ward. It means current Sinn Féin's long serving councillor Chris O'Leary has not been re-elected.
Des Cahill - Fine Gael
Lorna Bogue - Green Party
Mary Rose Desmond - Fianna Fáil
Kieran McCarthy - Independent
Terry Shannon - Fianna Fáil
Deirdre Forde - Fine Gael
Fergal Dennehy from the Fianna Fáil party has kept in his place in the city council in the Cork City South-West ward as has Fine Gael's Derry Canty who also won a seat having come over the county council.
After the seventh count in the Cork City North-West ward, Fianna Fáil's Sean Coleman has been eliminated.
Social Democrats candidate Patricia O'Dwyer has been eliminated from the Cork City South-Central ward after the seventh count.
Carol Brogan, a Solidarity/ People Before Profit candidate, has been eliminated after the sixth count in the Cork City North-West ward.
After the seventh count in the Cork City South-East ward, Labour candidate Peter Horgan has been eliminated.
Independent candidate Sean Cronin has been eliminated in the Cork City South-Central ward after the sixth count.
Aontú candidate in the Cork City North-West ward Finian Toomey has been eliminated after the sixth count.
Shane Fallon has been eliminated from the Cork City South-West ward. He was a Fianna Fáil candidate.
Mary Rose Desmond has been elected to serve in the Cork City South East ward for Fianna Fáil after the sixth count with 2,294 votes. She's the first county councillor to be elected onto Cork City Council.
Green Party candidate Dan Boyle has been elected in the Cork City South-Central ward after the fifth count with 1,524 votes.
Meanwhile, Fianna Fáil's Tony Fitzgerald has held onto his council seat. He was re-elected after the fifth count in the Cork City North-West ward with 1,684 votes.
There has also been some eliminations. Michael Mohally with the Housing Rights and Reform Alliance has been elimnated from the count in the Cork City South-Central ward. Joe Harris with the Social Democrats has been eliminated from the Cork City South-East ward and Ciara Kennedy, a Labour candidate, has been eliminated from the Cork City South-West ward. Martin Dorgan with the Fianna Fáil party has been eliminated from the Cork City North-East ward.
After a fourth count in the Cork City North-East ward, Social Democrats candidate Sinéad Halpin has been eliminated.
Diarmuid Ó Cadhla, who was a sitting Cork county councillor, has been eliminated from the Cork City South-East ward after the fourth count. He was a Housing Rights and Reform Alliance candidate.
After a fourth count in the Cork City North-West ward, Martin Murphy with the Housing Rights and Reform Alliance has been eliminated.
Independent candidate Graham O'Shea has been eliminated after the third count in the Cork City South-Central ward.
Mandy O'Leary Hegarty, a Sinn Féin candidate, has been eliminated from the Cork City North-East ward after the third count.
After a third count in the Cork City South-West ward, Housing Rights and Reform Alliance candidate Thomas Kiely has been eliminated.
John Paul Stanton, a Sinn Féin candidate, has been eliminated from the third count in the Cork City North-West ward
Anna Daly, an Aontú candidate, has been eliminated after the third count in the Cork City South-East ward.
Second count for the Cork City South-Central has been announced however no one was elected.
Independent candidates Suzanne Hegarty and Maurice Joseph Sexton were eliminated.
Lorna Bogue has been elected to the Cork City South-East ward on the second count.
Counting resumed at 10am this morning having finished at about 2.30am.
Two more first counts were announced for the Cork City North-East and Cork City South-West but no one was elected.
The Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Mick Finn has been re-elected in the Cork City South-Central ward with 1,753 votes.
After the first count in the Cork City North-West ward, no one had the quota to be elected.
Saturday 25 May
Fine Gael Cllr Des Cahill is the first candidate elected to Cork City Council in the Cork City South-East ward with 2,275 votes.
The count is well underway in City Hall this evening where 82 candidates are battling it out across the five new wards in Cork city for 31 seats.
Earlier tallies took place today in Nemo Rangers GAA Club with some Sinn Féin councillors taking a hit like Chris O’Leary, Fiona Kerins and Mick Nugent. They could find it hard to hold onto their seats if today’s tallies are anything to go by.
A first official result is expected later tonight in City Hall and it’s presumed that the current Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Mick Finn will be the first candidate to be elected in the South-Central ward.
Fine Gael’s Des Cahill took the top spot in his hotly contested South-East ward and county councillor Derry Canty took first place in the South-West ward, according to the earlier tallies.
Fianna Fáil has topped the two northside wards with former Lord Mayor Tony Fitzgerald in the North-West ward and Cllr Kenneth O’Flynn in the North-East ward.