Local elections 2024 – Dublin City Council: Mayor Daithí de Róiste loses his seat as there are 16 seats left to fill

It is a difficult loss to bear for Fianna Fáil as recounts continue to elect the remaining councilors in Dublin.

Meanwhile, first-time candidate Gavin Pepper was elected in Ballymun-Finglas and Social Democrat Jen Cummins won a seat in the south-west city centre.

Fianna Fáil leader Racheal Batten is the first elected councilor in Artane-Whitehall.

Independent Vincent Jackson, People Before Profit candidate Hazel de Nortúin, Green Party candidate Ray Cunningham and Independent Ireland candidate Philip Sutcliffe join Sinn Féin councilor Daithí Doolan for Ballyfermot-Drimnagh .

A wide variety of results have been announced in Dublin, where 47 councilors have already been elected.

All seats in the South East City Centre, North City Centre, Kimmage-Rathmines, Donaghmede, Pembroke, Ballyfermot-Drimnagh and Clontarf have now been filled.

In the south west city centre, Labor candidate Darragh Moriarty was elected on the 11th count after Green Party candidate Michael Pidgeon won his seat yesterday after topping the poll.

Independent Cieran Perry was first elected for Cabra-Glasnevin on the ninth count, followed by first-time Green Party candidate Feljin José.

Dublin Central TD Neasa Hourigan, who held that same seat before her election to the Dáil four years ago, was among those celebrating when the result was announced.

Sitting independent councilor Vincent Jackson is the second candidate elected for Ballyfermot-Drimnagh after the ninth count.

Fine Gael councilor Ray McAdam has retained his inner city north seat, where Green Party candidate Janet Horner and independent Christy Burke have also been elected.

In Ballymun-Finglas, Fianna Fáil candidate Keith Connolly has been elected, while Sinn Féin councilor Daithí Doolan and Green Party candidate Claire Byrne have won council seats elsewhere in the city.

Doolan, who is also running for Europe, became Sinn Féin’s first elected member of Dublin City Council.

He was followed shortly by Kourtney Kenny in the city’s southeast, whose election was followed by cries of “Gwan the girlos” when the count results were announced.

Sinn Féin candidates Janice Boylan in the north inner city and Míchéal MacDonncha in Donaghmede have also been elected.

A bonanza in final counts for multiple electoral areas saw the remaining four seats filled in Donaghmede after the election of Tom Brabazon at the first count.

Also elected were Fianna Fáil candidate Daryl Barron, Sinn Féin’s Míchéal MacDonnacha, Social Democrat candidate Paddy Monahan and Fine Gael’s Supriya Singh.

In the South East inner city, Danny Byrne (FG), Mannix Flynn (Ind), Cian Farrell (SD), Claire Byrne (GP) and Kourtney Kenny (SF) were elected.

In the inner city north, Janet Horner (GP), Christy Burke (IND), Malachy Steenson (IND), Janice Boylan (SF), Nial Ring (IND), Daniel Ennis (SD) and Ray McAdam (FG) were elected ).

Malachy Steenson elected in Dublin’s north center

In Kimmage-Rathmines, Fiona Connelly (LAB), Pat Dunne (RTC), Eoin Hayes (SD), Patrick Kinsella (FG), Carolyn Moore (GP) and Punam Rane (FG) were elected.

At Clontarf, all seats have been taken by Catherine Stocker (SD), Deirdre Heney (FF), Naoise Ó Muirí (FG), Donna Cooney (GP) and Alison Field (LAB).

Recounts have not indicated a good race for Sinn Féin, with leader Mary Lou McDonald admitting the party was “obviously disappointed” that more of its candidates were unsuccessful.

Speaking at the RDS, he acknowledged that “it has not been our day” as independents and others appear to have benefited from anti-government sentiment.

Councilor Daithí Doolan said he was “delighted to be topping the poll” in Ballyfermot-Drimnagh, but acknowledged the party might have to “live and learn” if it turns out to field too many candidates or split the vote.

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