Blaney and Casey lose out as Seanad count nears completion

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There was disappointment for former Donegal Deputy Niall Blaney last night when he failed to secure election to the Seanad.

He was a candidate on the Industrial and Commercial Panel, but was eliminated on the 27th count last night.

There was also disappointment for Derry entrepreneur Peter Casey, who has considered contesting the General Election in Donegal. He was eliminated on the seventh count.

The poll had been topped by former Donegal TD Padraig Mac Lochlainn, who was elected on the first count yesterday afternoon.