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Saturday, 25th May, 2019 6:22pm

Monday 27 May

8.20pm

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. 

The councillors:

Mick Finn - Ind

Dan Boyle - Green Party

Seán Martin - Fianna Fáil

Shane O'Callaghan - Fine Gael

Paudie Dineen - Ind

Fiona Kerins - Sinn Féin

 

8.13pm

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.

 

7.18pm

The count for the last two seats in Cork City South-Central is continuing this evening. 

 

3.35pm

The plebiscite on whether Cork city should have an elected mayor has been defeated by about 900 votes. 

No - 34,347

Yes - 33,364

 

3.12pm

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.

 

2.45pm

Reports now suggesting that it's 31,000 in favour and 31,000 against as the plebiscite count continues. 

 

1.57pm

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.

 

12.57pm

Reports indicating that it's neck and neck in the plebiscite vote with 20,000 each.

 

12.26pm

Reports indicating that it's 17,000 each in the plebiscite vote.

 

12.15pm

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.

9.57am

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.

1am

The blog will resume in the morning when the recount of the Cork City South-Central begins.

 

12.50am

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. 

The councillors:

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 

11.32pm

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.

 

10.30pm

Long serving Fine Gael councillor PJ Hourican has lost his seat in the Cork City South-West ward after the 11th count

 

10.05pm

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. 

 

The councillors:

Kenneth O'Flynn - Fianna Fáil

John Maher - Labour 

Ted Tynan - Workers' Party

Joe Kavanagh - Fine Gael

Oliver Moran - Green Party

Ger Keohane - Independent

 

9.55pm

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.

 

The councillors:

Tony Fitzgerald - Fianna Fáil

Thomas Gould - Sinn Féin

John Sheehan -Fianna Fáil

Kenneth Collins - Sinn Féin

Fiona Ryan - Solidarity

Damian Boylan - Fine Gael

 

 

9.32pm 

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. 

 

9.22pm

Aontú candidate Joanne Murphy has been eliminated after the tenth count in the Cork City South-West ward with 778 votes.

 

7.36pm

Fine Gael candidate Lorraine O'Neill has been eliminated after count nine in the Cork City North-East ward with 1,178 votes.

 

7.26pm

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. 

 

7.24pm

After the 11th count in Cork City North-West ward, Independent candidate Kevin Conway has been eliminated. 

 

7.15pm 

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.

 

7.13pm

Green Party candidate Mark Cronin has been eliminated from the Cork City North-West ward after the tenth count with 782 votes.

 

7pm

After the eighth vote in the Cork City South-West ward, Ciaran McCarthy with the Social Democrates has been eliminated after 716 votes.

 

6.47pm

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.

 

6.44pm

Fianna Fáil candidate David Boyle has been elinimated after the tenth count in the Cork City South-Central ward.

 

6.09pm

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.

 

6.04pm

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.

 

5.57pm

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.

 

5.20pm

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.

 

5.15pm

Labour candidate Luke Carroll has been eliminated from the Cork City North-West ward after the eighth count. 

 

5.08pm

Ciaran Kenneally, an Independent candidate, has been eliminated from the Cork City South-West ward. 

 

5pm

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. 

The councillors:

Des Cahill - Fine Gael

Lorna Bogue - Green Party

Mary Rose Desmond - Fianna Fáil

Kieran McCarthy - Independent 

Terry Shannon - Fianna Fáil

Deirdre Forde - Fine Gael

 

4.50pm

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.

 

4.12pm

After the seventh count in the Cork City North-West ward, Fianna Fáil's Sean Coleman has been eliminated. 

 

4.09pm

Social Democrats candidate Patricia O'Dwyer has been eliminated from the Cork City South-Central ward after the seventh count.

 

3.54pm

Carol Brogan, a Solidarity/ People Before Profit candidate, has been eliminated after the sixth count in the Cork City North-West ward.

 

3.44pm

After the seventh count in the Cork City South-East ward, Labour candidate Peter Horgan has been eliminated. 

 

3.31pm 

Independent candidate Sean Cronin has been eliminated in the Cork City South-Central ward after the sixth count.

 

3.23pm

Aontú candidate in the Cork City North-West ward Finian Toomey has been eliminated after the sixth count.

 

3.18pm

Shane Fallon has been eliminated from the Cork City South-West ward. He was a Fianna Fáil candidate.

 

3.10pm

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.

 

3pm

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.

 

1.37pm

After a fourth count in the Cork City North-East ward, Social Democrats candidate Sinéad Halpin has been eliminated. 

 

1.29pm

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. 

 

1.24pm

After a fourth count in the Cork City North-West ward, Martin Murphy with the Housing Rights and Reform Alliance has been eliminated.

 

12.57pm

Independent candidate Graham O'Shea has been eliminated after the third count in the Cork City South-Central ward.

 

12.37pm

Mandy O'Leary Hegarty, a Sinn Féin candidate, has been eliminated from the Cork City North-East ward after the third count.

 

12.27pm

After a third count in the Cork City South-West ward, Housing Rights and Reform Alliance candidate Thomas Kiely has been eliminated.

 

12.22pm

John Paul Stanton, a Sinn Féin candidate, has been eliminated from the third count in the Cork City North-West ward

 

12.12pm

Anna Daly, an Aontú candidate, has been eliminated after the third count in the Cork City South-East ward.

 

11.50am

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.

 

11am

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. 

 

1am

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

11.55pm

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.

7pm

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.  

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