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#Elections2019 Bulletin: FF in lead on 26.9%; FG on 24.8%; Greens on 5.7%

Here are the main stories emerging on the second day of the #Elections 2019 count.

#Elections2019 Bulletin: FF in lead on 26.9%; FG on 24.8%; Greens on 5.7%

TOP STORIES

SNAP ELECTION?: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is not ruling out calling a snap general election in the Autumn if numbers are altered in the Dáil. Read more

EUROPEAN ELECTIONS: Sean Kelly is set to become the first MEP elected in Ireland South on Monday. Read more

ONE MAN, ONE VOTE: Galway local election candidate Patrick Feeney has won just one vote in the local elections. Read more

DIVORCE REFERENDUM: There has been an overwhelming vote in favour of easing restrictions on divorce and recognise foreign divorces, with 82% of votes saying Yes and 18% No in the divorce referendum.Read more.

RESULTS

For a county by county breakdown of the Local Election results click here

LOCAL ELECTIONS

TOP SPOT: Fianna Fail on course to retain position as largest party in local government. Read more

GREEN WAVE: Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has refused to rule out a future coalition with either Fianna Fail or Fine Gael after the party gained huge backing in the local and European elections across the country, Read more.

CORK: Ex-Fine Gael TD loses out but party take three seats in Macroom. Read more. Cork City Council and Cork County Council results.

EUROPEAN ELECTIONS

Counting in European Elections began this morning, with the first results of the votes not announced until at least 10pm tonight due to a European-wide embargo. Read more.

28 European Union countries will elect a new shared parliament, with some key races to watch in the battle to fill the 751 seats. Read more.

DIVORCE REFERENDUM

A Yes vote on a ballot paper in the divorce referendum during counting in the Local and European Elections and divorce referendum at the RDS in Dublin. (Niall Carson/PA Wire)
A Yes vote on a ballot paper in the divorce referendum during counting in the Local and European Elections and divorce referendum at the RDS in Dublin. (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

Married couples are set to face a reduced separation period of two years before they can divorce following a landslide referendum vote to liberalise the divorce laws. Read more.

MAYORAL PLEBISCITES

Picture: RollingNews
Picture: RollingNews

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has branded the mayoral plebiscite in Cork city "a shambolic mess". Early tallies suggest that the public have not gotten behind the idea and that the plebiscite in Cork city is set to fall. Read more.

Mayoral plebiscites also took place in Waterford and Limerick. Similarly in those cities, many voters simply refused to accept ballot papers relating to the plebiscite for directly elected mayors, because of a lack of understanding of the proposal.

No tallies were completed for the plebiscites but word is it'll be tight but most likely to be rejected, according to reports.

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