Galway local election candidate Patrick Feeney has won just one vote in the local election vote in Galway City Central.
Mr Feeney also ran for election in two other wards - Galway City West, where he gained 15 first preference votes (so a total of 16 in the city area, with one transfer vote in each ward bringing him to 18 votes), and in Connemara South, where he gained an additional 32 votes.
I give you Patrick Feeney in Galway.... pic.twitter.com/K3lQa4yDYK— Darran Marshall (@DarranMarshall) May 26, 2019
The former Aer Lingus worker and Independent candidate ran on a platform that included the publication of a number of health reports, improvements to local bus services and bus shelters, and the development of a light rail system in Galway.
His platform does not seem to have captured the imagination of the electorate however.
Galway Local Elections 2019
Pádraig Ó Finneadha
for town & country residentsMay 24, 2019
Mr Feeney previously contested the 2016 general election in Galway West, where he won 22 first preference votes. That outing was his first time running for an election.
I want all my votes counted up to O Cuiv quota only then transfer any ST-V votes pic.twitter.com/PKZRzWKyXQ— Pádraig Ó Finneadha (@pfeeney2016) February 29, 2016
Last year, he sought addition to the Presidential ballot via nomination by local authorities, saying he "hoped to be a break from the status quo", but did not secure the required backing.
This article was updated on May 28 to include details of Mr Feeney's performance in the two other wards in which he ran in the local elections - Galway City West and Connemara South.