The counting of Seanad Election votes for the Industrial and Commercial Panel is underway, with Cllr Jimmy Harte showing strongly after the seventh count.
He received 70 first preferences, and with a total of nine seats to be filled, he is currently ranked fourth of 35 candidates with 71 votes, 35 short of the quota.
Cllr Harte says he's taking nothing for granted.............
The other Donegal candidate is Danny Byrne from Bruckless, who came to prominence when a report into the Lost at Sea scheme recommended his family be compensated. he received 15 votes.