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Pat Breen, Fine Gael, and Joe Carey, Fine Gael, looking happy. Photograph by John Kelly.

Breen and Carey take last two seats

Results of the 12th and final count results are in, Breen and Carey both elected without reaching the quota.

Breen (FG) +1,796  10,088

Carey (FG) +1,984  9,915

McDonagh (FF) +833 7,762

McDonagh was excluded as the lowest remaining candidate.


Clare has returned two FG candidates (Breen and Carey), one FF (Timmy Dooley) and one independent (Michael Harty). The FG success comes about due to vote management as they actually took approximately 26% of the vote compared to FF’s 31%.

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