D'Arcy and Byrne polling well in North Wexford

By Esther Hayden

Published 27/02/2016 | 10:48

Opening of the Ballot boxes first thing on Saturday morning.
Phil Roche waiting for the boxes to be opened
Opening of the Ballot boxes first thing on Saturday morning. Phil Roche waiting for the boxes to be opened
Opening of the Ballot boxes first thing on Saturday morning.
Opening of the Ballot boxes first thing on Saturday morning.
Opening of the Ballot boxes first thing on Saturday morning.
Opening of the Ballot boxes first thing on Saturday morning.
Opening of the Ballot boxes first thing on Saturday morning.
Opening of the Ballot boxes first thing on Saturday morning.
Opening of the Ballot boxes first thing on Saturday morning.
Opening of the Ballot boxes first thing on Saturday morning.
Opening of the Ballot boxes first thing on Saturday morning.
Opening of the Ballot boxes first thing on Saturday morning. Philip Mahoney emptying the Boolavogue Box to be counted by Meadhbh Reville and Matthew Lynch
Opening of the Ballot boxes first thing on Saturday morning. Willie Fitzharris doing a tally

Michael D'Arcy and Malcolm Byrne are polling well in North Wexford with early tallies showing them on almost level pegging.

The early tallies from Fine Gael show Senator Michael D'Arcy received 4,768 votes in North Wexford followed by Cllr Malcolm Byrne with 4,668.

Sinn Fein's Johnny Mythen is also polling well in the north of the county with a tally of 2,022 votes with Cllr James Browne hot on his heels with 1,937 votes.

Deputy Paul Kehoe is also polling well with 1,645 votes while Deputy Mick Wallace also got a tidy share of the North Wexford vote with tallies putting him on 1,554 votes.

Labour's Brendan Howlin from Wexford town also pulling in a respectable vote with 1,167 votes.

However with only the Gorey and a few of the Enniscorthy boxes counted the figured are expected to change throughout the day as more and more of the boxes are opened.

The ballot boxes will be opened in sequence starting with the Gorey boxes before proceeding onto the Enniscorthy, New Ross and Wexford boxes.

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