Fine Gael will control Limerick County Council

first_imgFacebook Linkedin Newcastle : Candidate Summary                                                                                            1st        % Name                              Party    Sitting      Pref     Votes     ElectedAHERNE, Seamus                FF                         721     5.80%    COLLINS, Michael                FF          Yes        1534    12.40%     YesFOLEY, Francis                     FF          Yes        1358    11.00%    YesGALVIN, Liam                     FG          Yes         1762    14.30%    YesGOULDING, Stephen          LAB                         890     7.20%    LORDAN, Anne                    FF                         428      3.50%    MacDOMHNAILL, Mike         SF                         388      3.10%    Ó SÚILLEABHÁIN, Séamus  IND                       192       1.60%    O’DONOVAN, Patrick           FG           Yes       2254     18.30%    YesSCANLAN, Jerome              FG           Yes        2823    22.90%    YesQuota: 2,059                    Candidates: 10                    Electorate: 19,218                    Turnout: 65.1%                    Valid Poll: 12,350                    Spoilt Votes: 153 (1.2%)                    Rathkeale  : Candidate Summary                                                                                      1st        % Name                              Party    Sitting   Pref     Votes     ElectedHOGAN, Seamus               LAB                    960    10.00%    KEARY, Stephen                 FG                   1773    18.40%    YesMULCAIR, Michael              FF          Yes       905      9.40%    NAUGHTON, David             FG          Yes     1413    14.70%    YesO’CONNOR, Kevin             IND                     442      4.60%    O’DOHERTY, Patrick          IND                      115      1.20%    SHEAHAN, John                FG           Yes     1901     19.70%    YesSHEAHAN, Kevin               FF            Yes    1326     13.80%    YesWALLACE, Joe                   FF                      795       8.30%    Quota: 1,927                    Candidates: 9                    Electorate: 15,636                    Turnout: 62.5%                    Valid Poll: 9,630                    Spoilt Votes: 149 (1.5%)                     NewsLocal NewsFine Gael will control Limerick County CouncilBy admin – June 7, 2009 784 Twitter LIMERICK County Council will for the first time in almost 24 years have a Fine Gael majority. Final results for the Adare, Castleconnell, Kilmallock, Newcastle and Rathkeale electoral areas show a decline in support for Fianna Fáil and Independents, while Fine Gael and all other parties were making gains.Fine Gael’s Leo Walsh topped the poll in the Adare electoral area with 1,833 first preference votes.His party colleagues Rose Brennan received 1,757 votes; Richard Butler 1,606 votes while Labour’s Thomas Hannon received 1,637 votes insuring all were also elected on the first count.James Collins (FF) was elected in the second count while sitting Fiánna Fail councillor, Leonard Enright, retained his seat on the eight count.Patrick C Fitzgerald (IND) claimed the final seat by just four votes from fellow independent candidate, Seamus Sheahan. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Fine Gael’s Mary Jackman topped the poll In the Castleconnell electoral area while Fianna Fail’s Eddie Wade also secured his seat on the first count.Bridget Teefy (IND), Mary Harty (FG) and Noel Gleeson (FF) all held on to their seats.Fine Gael’s John Egan and Michael Sheahan were also elected on the final count without reaching the quota.Mary Bourke (FF) narrowly lost out to her party colleague Mike Donegan in the Kilmallock electoral area. A full recount did not change the final outcome.James Heffernan (LAB) topped the poll with 2,282 first preference votes while Eddie Ryan (FF) received 1,840, Mike Houlihan (FG) 1,575, William O’Donnell (FG) 1,206 and Mike Donegan (FF) 1,266 first preference votes. They were all deemed elected after the recount.Five councillors have been elected in the Newcastle electoral area. Jerome Scanlan (FG) topped the poll with 2,823 votes while his colleague Patrick O’Donovan secured 2254 first preference votes and was also elected on the first count. Liam Galvin, also of Fine Gael, retained his seat and brought to fifteen the number of seats Fine Gael now have giving the party control of the council.Fine Gael’s John Sheahan received 1,901 first preference votes in the Rathkeale electoral area. His party colleagues Stephen Keary and David Naughten both secured seats, as did Fianna Fáil’s Kevin Sheahan with 1,326 first preference votes.Limerick County CouncilHow they polledAdare : Candidate Summary                                                                               1st        % Name                     Party    Sitting   Pref     Votes     ElectedBRENNAN, Rose             FG      Yes      1757    14.90%    YesBUTLER, Richard            FG      Yes      1606    13.60%    YesCAVANAGH, James         FF      Yes        685      5.80%    COLLINS, James            FF                 1476     12.50%    YesCREHAN, Richard           FF                   529      4.50%    ENRIGHT, Leonard          FF      Yes        770      6.50%    YesFITZGERALD, Patrick C   IND                 606      5.10%    YesHANNON, Tomás            LAB    Yes      1637     13.80%    YesSHEAHAN, Seámus        IND                 756       6.40%    SMITH, Richie               IND                  173       1.50%    WALSH, Leo                  FG      Yes       1833     15.50%    YesQuota: 1,479                    Candidates: 11                    Electorate: 22,155                    Turnout: 54.2%                    Valid Poll: 11,828                    Spoilt Votes: 169 (1.4%)                    Castleconnell : Candidate Summary                                                                                      1st        % Name                              Party    Sitting   Pref     Votes     ElectedEGAN, John                       FG                   1356    10.10%      YesFORDE-BRENNAN, Trish     GP                      371     2.80%    GLEESON, Noel                  FF          Yes     1159     8.60%       YesHARTY, Mary                     FG          Yes     1199      8.90%      YesJACKMAN, Mary                FG           Yes     1993    14.80%      YesKEATING, Seamus             SF                      234      1.70%    MEAGHER, Joseph             FF                       881     6.60%    SECAS, Elena                  LAB                    1045      7.80%    SHEAHAN, Michael            FG                     1267     9.40%      YesSTOKES, Brian                  FF                       626     4.70%    TEEFY, Brigid                   IND          Yes      1492    11.10%     YesWADE, Eddie                    FF           Yes      1805    13.40%      YesQuota: 1,679                    Candidates: 12                    Electorate: 23,650                    Turnout: 57.3%                    Valid Poll: 13,428                    Spoilt Votes: 127 (0.9%)                    Kilmallock : Candidate Summary                                                                                            1st        % Name                              Party    Sitting      Pref     Votes     ElectedBURKE, Mary                      FF                        960      7.70%    CLIFFORD, John                  FF          Yes         674      5.40%    DONEGAN, Mike                  FF                      1266    10.10%       YesHEFFERNAN, James           LAB                      2282    18.20%       YesHICKEY, Jim                      IND                        677      5.40%    HOULIHAN, Mike                FG                       1575    12.60%       YesMITCHELL, Gerald              FG                       1070      8.50%    O’DONNELL, William           FG                       1206      9.60%       YesO’DONOGHUE, Richard       FF                          764      6.10%    RYAN, Eddie                      FF                         1840    14.70%       YesYOUNG, Richard                SF                           214     1.70%    Quota: 2,089                    Candidates: 11                    Electorate: 18,955                    Turnout: 66.8%                    Valid Poll: 12,528                    Spoilt Votes: 143 (1.1%)                    center_img Email Advertisement Print WhatsApp Previous articleFine Gael Labour and Sinn Féin gain seatsNext articleSen Kelly takes final seat adminlast_img