FG swing seen in Clare and Limerick

In the Mid-West constituencies of Limerick and Clare, the country-wide trend of a swing to Fine Gael is being duplicated.

FG swing seen in Clare and Limerick

In the Mid-West constituencies of Limerick and Clare, the country-wide trend of a swing to Fine Gael is being duplicated.

In the four-seat constituency of Clare, where the first count is expected at about 6pm, 147 of 179 (82%) of boxes have been opened.

- 38 of 42 Ennis boxes open

- 21 of 25 Shannon boxes open

- 11 of 12 Killaloe boxes open

- 30 of 41 Ennistymon boxes open

- 30 of 41 Kilrush boxes open

- 17 of 18 Scariff boxes open:

Patrick Brassil IND.....0.3%

James Breen IND.....11.4%

Pat Breen FG.....16.5%

Joe Carey FG.....14.4%

Jim Connolly IND.....1.6%

Ann Cronin IND.....0.7%

Timmy Dooley FF.....12.3%

Sarah Ferrigan IND.....0.4%

DR John Hillery FF.....9.8%

Brian Markham IND.....2.8%

Madeline McAleer IND.....0.8%

JJ McCabe IND.....0.5%

Michael McNamara LAB.....14.7%

Brian Meaney GREEN.....2%

Tony Mulcahy FG.....11.4%

Gerry Walshe IND.....0.5%

Party percentages:

FG 42.3%

FF 22%

LAB 14.7%

GREEN 2%

IND 19%

Limerick :

Collins, Niall 20.1%

Cremin, Con 1%

Dillon, John 9.8%

Heffernan, James 17.5%

Neville, Dan 20.2%

O'Doherty, Patrick 0.5%

O'Donnell, William, 9.2%

O'Donovan, Patrick 19.1%

Sherlock Seamus 0.9%

Wall, Stephen 0.8%

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