Cheers and tears: the ins and outs of election count

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DAVID Cullinane of Sinn Fein topped the poll in Waterford with 20,569 first preference votes.

Mary Butler (FF) got 11,233 first preference votes. Ms Butler (pictured celebrating, photo: John Power) was elected on the seventh count.

Cardiac-care campaigner Matt Shanahan was also elected on the seventh count with 10,708 first preferences.

Marc Ó Cathasaigh (Green) had 9,738 first preferences and was also elected on the sevenh count.

Mr Ó Cathasaigh, a teacher from Tramore, began the count several hundred votes behind Fine Gael’s John Cummins and Damien Geoghegan, but a surge of transfers from People Before Profit’s Una Dunphy helped him over the line.

The seventh and last count saw Mr Ó Cathasaigh see off a late challenge from Mr Cummins, who picked up 2,597 transfers from Mr Geoghegan’s 5,549 votes.

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