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Local Elections 2024 - Louth Update: Ballot Boxes Opened in Dundalk

Local Elections 2024 – Louth Update: Ballot Boxes Opened in Dundalk

5 PM UPDATE The counting of votes is underway for the 2024 local elections in Louth, with 29 seats to be filled on Louth County Council.

The distribution of seats across the local electoral areas (LEAs) is as follows: six seats each in Dundalk Carlingford, Drogheda Urban, and Ardee, seven in Dundalk South, and four in Drogheda Rural.

Ardee Local Electoral Area

In the six-seat Ardee LEA, Fine Gael’s Paula Butterly, the outgoing Cathaoirleach of Louth County Council, is leading the tally. She is followed by:

• John Sheridan (Fianna Fáil)

• Pearse McGeough (Sinn Féin)

• Jim Tenanty (Independent)

• Dolores Minogue (Fine Gael)

• Rachel Kerley (Fine Gael, newcomer)

Dundalk South Local Electoral Area

The seven-seat Dundalk South LEA sees Independent Maeve Yore topping the poll. The following candidates are also in strong positions:

• Robert Nash (Fine Gael)

• Shane McGuinness (Fianna Fáil, newcomer)

• Emma Coffey (Fianna Fáil)

• Kevin Meenan (Sinn Féin)

• Sionainn McCann (Sinn Féin)

• Marianne Butler (Green Party)

Dundalk Carlingford Local Electoral Area

In the six-seat Dundalk Carlingford LEA, the current tally suggests the seats may go to:

• Antoin Watters (Sinn Féin)

• Sean Kelly (Fianna Fáil)

• Andrea McKevitt (Fianna Fáil)

• John Reilly (Fine Gael)

• Conor Keelan (Fianna Fáil)

• Ciaran Fisher (Independent)

However, transfers under the PR voting system may affect the final outcome.

Drogheda Urban Local Electoral Area

In the six-seat Drogheda Urban LEA, Labour’s Pio Smith is currently leading. The other top candidates include:

• Kevin Callan (Independent)

• Joanna Byrne (Sinn Féin)

• James Byrne (Fianna Fáil)

• Paddy McQuillan (Independent)

• Ejiro O’Hare Stratton (Fine Gael)

Drogheda Rural Local Electoral Area

In the four-seat Drogheda Rural LEA, outgoing Labour councillor Michelle Hall is leading. The other top candidates are:

• Anne Marie Ford (Fine Gael, newcomer)

• Declan Power (Independent)

• Eric Donovan (Sinn Féin, newcomer)

Eric Donovan is currently ahead of his party colleague, outgoing Councillor Tom Cunningham, but the final results could still change based on transfers.

Stay tuned for further updates as the count progresses and final results are announced.

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