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 Fínneadha (@pfeeney2016) May 24, 2019
Pádraig Ó Finneadha
Vote 1-2-3 to change @GalwayCityCo & to call out local council systems @GalwayCoCo
for town & country residents
@GalwayCoCo @GalwayCityCo @OireachtasNews pic.twitter.com/UEtkmJdDZb
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 Fínneadha (@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.