Senator Brian O’Domhnaill returned to Seanad

Senator Brian O'Domhnaill has been returned to the Seanad as an elected representitive on the Agricultural Panel.

On the 19th count, transfers from outgoing Senator James Carroll saw Senator O'Domhnaill elected.

His tally suggested he would take 22 votes, leaving him one short of the quota ; in the event, he took 24 votes and was deemed elected.

Senator O'Domhnaill said he's delighted to be returning to the Seanad, he says if he hadn't of been re-elected, he'd be looking for alternative employment:

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