Kildare County Council: Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael dominate

Successes for Social Democrats, Greens and Labour in 40-seat constituency

 

After a long wait at Punchestown, Fianna Fáil’s Michael Coleman became the first candidate to be elected to Kildare County Council following a recount in Celbridge.

Cllr Coleman topped the poll with a total of 1,493 votes, surging past a quota of 1,335. He has just completed his first term on Kildare County Council, having been co-opted in March 2016 to replace Frank O’Rourke – who was elected to Dáil Éireann – for the then Celbridge-Leixlip Municipal District.

Independent candidate Íde Cussen, the Green Party’s Vanessa Liston and Labour’s Ciara Galvinwere took the other three seats in the electoral area. Independent candidate Brendan Young was unlucky to miss out.

Mark Wall topped the poll in Athy earning almost 1,000 more votes than the quota. His party colleague Aoife Breslin will join him on Kildare County Council, while two Fianna Fáil candidates were also elected.

Green Party success continued in Maynooth and Naas where Peter Hamilton and Vincent Martin took seats. After a long count in Naas, Bill Clear of the Social Democrats took one of seven spots.

(First preference votes: candidates elected in bold)

Athy: 5 seats

Mark Wall (Labour Party) - 2,489 (elected count 1)
Aoife Breslin (Labour Party) - 1,428 (elected count 2)
Ivan Keatley (Fine Gael) - 1,476 (elected count 3)
Veralouise Behan (Fianna Fáil) - 544 (elected count 8)
Brian Dooley (Fianna Fáil) - 963 (elected count 8)

Emmet Kane (Fianna Fáil) - 561
Thomas Redmond (Sinn Féin) - 543
Tony McNamee (Ind) -532
Ciara O’Keeffe (Fine Gael) - 443
Samantha Kenny (Social Dems) - 251

Celbridge: 4 seats

Michael Coleman (Fianna Fáil) - 1,493 - (elected count 1)
Íde Cussen (Ind) - 842 (elected count 8)
Ciara Galvin (Labour Party) - 663 (elected count 8)
Vanessa Liston (Green Party) - 814 (elected count 8)

Brendan Young (Ind) - 710
Stephen Marken (Social Dems) - 650
Philip Slattery (Fine Gael) - 582
Michael Beirne (Ind) - 314
Peter Kavanagh (Ind) - 269
John Paul Monks (Sinn Féin) - 181
Tony Murray (Ind) - 152

Clane: 5 seats

Brendan Weld (Fine Gael) - 1,255 (elected count 5)
Daragh Fitzpatrick (Fianna Fáil) - 1,173 (elected count 5)
Pádraig McEvoy (Ind) - 1,118 (elected count 8)
Aidan Farrelly (Social Dems) - 1,063 (elected count 9)
Brendan Wyse (Fine Gael) - 852 (elected count 10)

Seamus Langan (Fine Gael) - 731
Eoin Hallissey (Green Party) - 600
Marc Gibbs (Sinn Féin) - 382
Daniel Keenan (Fianna Fáil) - 350
Una O’Connor (Aontú) - 317
Thomas Hogan (Ind) - 279
Seámus Ó Riain (Renua Ireland) - 190

Kildare: 5 seats

Suzanne Doyle (Fianna Fáil) - 1,847 (elected count 1)
Anne Connolly (Fianna Fáil) - 1,242 - (elected count 2)
Kevin Duffy (Fine Gael) - 1,102 (elected count 4)
Patricia Ryan (Sinn Féin) - 680 (elected count 5)
Mark Stafford (Fine Gael) - 985 (elected count 7)

Declan Crowe (Ind) - 671
Paul Hutchinson (Labour Party) - 499
Colette Newman (Green Party) - 512

Leixlip: 3 seats

Joe Neville (Fine Gael) - 1,596 (elected on count 1)
Bernard Caldwell (Fianna Fáíl) - 1,057 (elected count 5)
Nuala Killeen (Social Dems) - 1,000 (elected count 5)

Mairéad Beades (Labour Party) - 627
Valerie Colton (Fianna Fáil) - 639
Anthony Doyle (Sinn Féin) - 149
Sean Gill (Ind - 84
Jason W Kenny (Green Party) - 185
Anthony Larkin (Ind) - 859
Michael Reidy (Ind - 54

Maynooth:5 seats

Naoise Ó Cearúil (Fianna Fáil) - 1,341 (elected on count 2)
Tim Durkan (Fine Gael) - 1,099 (elected on count 4)
Angela Feeney (Labour Party) - 1,100 (elected on count 4)
Peter Hamilton (Green Party) - 931 (elected on count 4)
Paul Ward (Fianna Fáil) - 1,304 (elected on count 4)

Réada Cronin (Sinn Féin) - 510
Rioana ‘Oni’ Mulligan (Fine Gael) - 949
Teresa Murray (Ind) - 832
John Reid (Ind) - 112

Naas: 7 seats

Vincent P Martin (Green Party) - 1,462 (elected on count 4)
Evie Sammon (Fine Gael) - 1,211 (elected on count 9)
Anne Breen (Labour Party) - 917 (elected on count 10)
Fintan Brett (Fine Gael) - 1,269 (elected on count 10)
Bill Clear (Social Dems) - 925 (elected on count 10)
Carmel Kelly (Fianna Fáil) - 950 (elected on count 10)
Seamie Moore (Ind) - 971 (elected on count 10)

Brian Larkin (Fianna Fáil) - 1,004
Darren Scully (Fine Gael) - 880
Fergus Carpenter (Labour Party) - 845
Gerard Dunne (Ind) - 436
Sorcha O’Neill (Ind) - 431
Ashling Merriman (Solidarity-PBP)- 314
Terry Dignan (Fianna Fáil) - 285
Niall Flynn (Sinn Féin) - 275

Newbridge: 6 seats

Fiona McLoughlin Healy (Ind) - 2,331 (elected on count 1)
Peggy O’Dwyer (Fine Gael) - 998 (elected on count 8)
Tracey O’Dwyer (Fine Gael) - 1,061 (elected on count 11)
Robert Power (Fianna Fáil) - 1,024 (elected on count 11)
Noel Heavey (Fianna Fáil) - 732 (elected on count 11)
Chris Pender (Social Dems) - 711 (elected on count 11)

Antoinette Buckely (Fianna Fáil) - 590
Murty Aspell (Fianna Fáil) - 515
Tom Dempsey (Fine Gael) - 475
Enda Connolly (Green Party) - 441
Morgan McCabe (Ind) - 419
Noel Connolly (Sinn Féin) - 340
Damian Molyneaux (Aontú) - 319
Ciara O’Reilly (Labour Party) - 206
Gerard Delaney (Ind) - 106

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