Count Six in Donegal Electoral Area

As counting continues in the St John Bosco Centre in Donegal Town, Independent candidate Roger Meehan has now been eliminated in the sixth count following the distribution of the votes of Diarmaid Doherty.

The count is now on its seveth round with Independent Niamh Kennedy on 1,682 leading Sinn Fein's Noel Jordan who has 1,609.

The situation after the sixth count is

John J Boyle (FG) 810 +0...810

Tom Conaghan (Ind) 1000 + 4...1004

Billy Grimes (Ind) 952 +37...989

Noel Jordan (SF) 1598 +11..1609

Niamh Kennedy (Ind) 1661 +21...1682

Pauric Kennedy (Ind) 760 +3...763

Seamus Maguire (Ind) 935 +4...927

Philip McGlynn (FF) 533 +43...576

Eimear McGuinness (FF) 527 +0...527

Michael McMahon (SF) 974 + 212...1186

John McNulty (FG) 1106 +0...1106

Roger Meehan (FF) 503 +1...504

Michéal Naughton (FF) 1227 + 8...1235

Barry Sweeny (FG) 1215 + 1217 + 46...1263

Eliminated - Roger Meehan with 504 votes