Donegal EA Conclusion – O’Neill holds seat at Byrne’s expense as Noel Jordan joins council


The counting of votes in the Donegal Electoral Area has concluded. Earlier, the poll topping success of Niamh Kennedy was followed by the election of fellow independent Tom Conaghan and Fianna Fail's Sean Mc Eniff. It then went down to the wire, with Fine Gael's John Boyle losing his seat, and after a battle between sitting councillors Barry O'Neill of FG and Brendan Byrne of FF, Cllr O'Neill took the last seat, having seen SF first timer Noel Jordan also take a seat.



Killybegs based Independent Niamh Kennedy has been elected to Donegal County Council, having reached the quota on the 8th count.


The first count has been completed in the Donegal Electoral Area, with no candidate elected. The lowest placed candidate Patricia Mc Cafferty's 27 votes are currently being distributed. The first count was as follows


John Boyle   FG  887

Brendn Byrne  FF  1096

John Campbell  Ind  1219

Tom Conaghan   Ind  1580

Noel Jordan  SF  1088

Jonathan Kennedy  Ind  376

Niamh Kennedy  Ind  1738

Patricia Mc Cafferty  Ind  27   ELIMINATED

Sean Mc Eniff  FF  1642

Michael Mc Mahon  SF  979

Lawrence Mc Manus  Ind  209

John Mc Nulty  FG  816

Joseph Mc Nulty  Ind  356

Bernie Mulhern  Ind  225

Michael Naughton  FF  590

Barry O'Neill  FG  1062