Nail-Biting and Nervousness as Castleisland Area Count Gets Underway

See how they ran – at least according to the tallies in Killarney this morning. ©The Maine Valley Post.

There’s a lot of nail-biting and nervousness across all parties and none as the tallying concludes for the Castleisland Electoral Area at the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre this morning.
It’s early days yet but it looks like Jackie Healy Rae is following in the significant footsteps of his father Michael and the grandfather whose name he bears and carried into this election.

JHR Looks Likely

JHR looks most likey to be elected on the first count when the count proper begins in Tralee later on this afternoon.
Charlie Farrelly supporters are quietly confident too as their man is doing well in the tallying since the boxes were opened this morning.

Cautiously Hinting
Bobby O’Connell is also doing fine and his supporters are cautiously hinting that he’ll retain his Kerry County Council seat.
Kate McSweeney and Fionnán Fitzgerald are neck and neck with Pat McCarthy and Tom McEllistrim some way off the pace according to the tally men and women.
There’s a long day ahead.

We’ll keep you posted in the course of the afternoon and night.
Have a look at photographs and the tallies.

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