Former Donegal TD Padraig Mac Lochlainn tops the poll and is elected to Seanad

Padraig MacLochlainn who narrowly lost out on a seat
Padraig MacLochlainn who narrowly lost out on a seat

 

Former Donegal TD Padraig MacLochlainn has been  officially elected to the Seanad on the Industrial and Commercial Panel, following a formal announcement in the past few minutes.

He was deemed elected on the first count, topping the poll with 114 votes.

Meanwhile Fianna Fails Niall Blaney received 34 votes in the first count which leaves him still in contention for the final seat on the same panel.

Speaking to Highland Radio News, newly elected Senator Padraig MacLochlainn says he will continue his fight for the issues of the Donegal people: