Browne looks set to top the poll

By Esther Hayden

Published 27/02/2016 | 13:14

Cllr James Browne looks like to top the poll in Wexford.

With 80 per cent of the ballot boxes tallied in Wexford Cllr James Browne looks almost certain to top the poll with his current tally standing at 8,784 votes.

Senator Michael D'Arcy is his closest competitor with 7,247 votes followed by Deputy Paul Kehoe with 7,195 votes.

Labour's Brendan Howlin is on 6,649 votes while Deputy Mick Wallace is at 6,623.

Sinn Fein's Johnny Mythen is putting up a strong fight and is on 5,786 votes while Fianna Fail's Malcolm Byrne is at 5,710 votes.

Running mate Aoife Byrne polled 2,555 votes with Cllr Ger Carthy on 1,798 votes.

Independent candidate John Dwyer is at 1,230 votes with Leonard Kelly of the Social Democrats polling 1,100.

The other candidates are Deirdre Wadding (1,072), Julie Hogan (897), Ann Walsh (881), Caroline Foxe (839), Emmet Moloney (214) and David  Lloyd (95).

The Wexford town boxes are still not tallied.

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