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How many seats will Fianna Fail win in Tuam?

Sunday, 26th May, 2019 11:51pm

Story by Siobhan Holliman
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How many seats will Fianna Fail win in Tuam?

POLL topper Pete Roche. Photo: Ray Ryan

How many seats will Fianna Fail win in Tuam?

POLL topper Pete Roche. Photo: Ray Ryan

FINE Gael’s Pete Roche has been elected on the first count in the long-awaited result of the Tuam electoral area.

The Abbeyknockmoy man secured an impressive first preference vote and exceeded the quota by 573. There are seven seats to fill in the Tuam area which has seen its boundary reduced and the number of councillors down from nine to seven.

Fianna Fail is likely to secure three seats and there’s speculation that it might even be in with a chance of taking four. Fine Gael are in line for two seats and there’s a possibility it could take three. That would mean the area wouldn’t have any independent councillor.

However, the count is at a very early stage and the picture will become clearer as transfers progress on each count.


Number of seats: 7

Total poll: 15,067

Valid poll: 14,854

Quota: 1,857


Tuam First Count


Peter Roche FG 2430

Joe Sheridan FF 1544

Donagh Killilea FF 1521

Mary Hoade FF 1455

Andrew Reddington FG 1389

Tom McHugh FG 1258

Colm Keaveney FF 1219

Billy Connelly IND 1118

Karey McHugh IND 929

Shaun Cunniffe IND 862

Martin Ward Aontu 467

Stiofan O Dalaigh SF 403

Thomas Niland IND 241

Dermot Ryan IND 18


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