Pat the Cope Gallagher 275 behind as MNW euro count goes to a recheck


A full recheck will take place this morning in the Midlands Northwest European constituency - following the announcement of the eighth count in Castlebar last night.

After the distribution of Matt Carthy's surplus, Independent Marian Harkin stands on 106,520 votes with Pat the Cope Gallagher on 106,245.

The recheck process starts at 10 this morning.

Following the announcement, Pat the Cope Gallagher confirmed he had sought the recheck, and with the prospect of a full recount very much on the cards, he refused to speculate on what might happen today.......

Marian Harkin said the progress of this count shows the extent to which every vote counts...........