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Final tallies show SF take 45% of first preferences

FINAL tallies have revealed that Sinn Fein have taken 45% of first preference votes in Donegal. Pearse Doherty secured 20,909 first preference votes followed by Padraig MacLochlainn on 13,804.

This is up from 27% of the share in the 2016 election.

Fianna Fail secured 21% of the votes with Charlie McConalogue on 8,322 and Pat the Cope Gallagher on 7,523. The party’s share is down ten per cent compared to the last election.

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Fine Gael have 14% of first preferences with Joe McHugh on 7,613 and Martin Harley on 3,034.

Thomas Pringle received 5,459 first preference votes followed by fellow independent John O’Donnell 4,741.

Final Tally:

Pearse Doherty – 20,909

Padraig MacLochlainn – 13,804

Charlie McConalogue – 8,322

Joe McHugh – 7,613

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Pat the Cope Gallagher – 7,523

Thomas Pringle – 5,459

John O’Donnell – 4,741

Martin Harley – 3,034

Mary T Sweeney – 2,373

Michael White – 1,646

Peter Casey – 1,142

Niall McConnell – 565

Arthur McGuinness – 61

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