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We were at the Carlow/Kilkenny count centre for the last two days

Welcome to Carlow Live's coverage of the 2020 general election!

We have been at the count centre in the Lyrath Estate for the last two days as the five seats of the Carlow/Kilkenny constituency were filled.

There is a summary of all the results, news and reaction below and you can also check out our live blog by clicking here. 

UPDATE:

The five seats have now been filled after Sinn Féin's Kathleen Funchion topped the poll and Fianna Fáil's John McGuinness took the second seat late on Sunday night.

The third seat was taken by Fine Gael's John Paul Phelan on the eight count with 13,172.

Carlow's Jennifer Murnane O'Connor has become a TD at the third time of asking after she claimed the fourth seat in the eight count also with 12,839 votes, there were incredible scenes at the count centre after the result was read out. 

And just before 3pm on Monday, Green Party candidate, Malcolm Noonan, took the fifth seat at the expense of outgoing TD, Fianna Fáil's Bobby Aylward. 

Outgoing Carlow TD Pat Deering has also lost his seat in the Carlow/Kilkenny constituency. 

Read also: WATCH: 'I'm just gutted for him,' Cllr Brian O'Donoghue devastated as Pat Deering loses seat

The quota is 12,274

After the tenth count:

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor's 565 surplus was distributed in the tenth count as follows:

Aylward, Bobby FF plus 353, total 9,985

Noonan, Malcolm Green plus 212, total 10,543

Malcolm Noonan has been deemed elected without reaching the quota.

Sitting TD Bobby Aylward has lost his seat.

After the ninth count: 

Fine Gael's John Paul Phelan took the third seat in the eighth count and his surplus of 898 votes were then distributed as follows: 

Noonan, Malcolm Green plus 440, total 10,331 

Aylward, Bobby FF plus 458, total 9,632

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor's 565 surplus will now be distributed in the tenth count. 

After the eighth count:

Fine Gael's Pat Deering was eliminated in the eight count and his 7,143 votes have been redistributed in count eight.

They were transferred to the remaining four candidates as follows: 

Aylward, Bobby FF plus 355, total 9,174

Murnane O'Connor, Jennifer FF plus 2,078, total 12,839

Noonan, Malcolm Green plus 483, total 9,891

Phelan, John Paul FG plus 3,624, total 13,172

Fine Gael's John Paul Phelan took the third seat and his surplus of 898 votes were then distributed.

Fianna Fáil's Jennifer Murnane O'Connor was elected to the fourth seat on the eight count with 12,839 votes. 

Bobby Aylward (9,174) and Malcolm Noonan (9,891) are battling it out for the fifth seat. 

After the seventh count: 

Adrienne Wallace (PBP) was eliminated in count six and her votes were redistributed for count seven on Monday morning. 

They transferred as follows:

Aylward, Bobby FF plus 177, total 8,819

Deering, Pat FG plus 148, total 7,143

Murnane O'Connor, Jennifer FF plus 428, total 10,761

Noonan, Malcolm Green plus 2,095, total 9,408

Phelan, John Paul FG plus 119, total 9,548

Fine Gael's Pat Deering has been eliminated and his 7,143 votes will now be redistributed in count eight.

After the sixth count:

Fianna Fáil's John McGuinness took the second seat in Carlow/Kilkenny after he was elected following the sixth count on Sunday night. 

The sixth count saw the 4,186 votes of Patrick O'Neill (FG) redistributed to the remaining seven candidates. 

They transferred as follows:

Aylward, Bobby FF plus 234, total 8,642

Deering, Pat FG plus 575, total 6,995

McGuinness, John FF plus 411, total 12,612

Murnane O'Connor, Jennifer FF plus 80, total 10,333

Noonan, Malcolm Green plus 235, total 7,313

Phelan, John Paul FG plus 2,454, total 9,429

Wallace, Adrienne SOL-PPP plus 47, total 4,823

John McGuinness was elected to the second seat in the five-seat Carlow/Kilkenny constituency. 

Adrienne Wallace (PBP) was eliminated and her votes were then redistributed for count seven on Monday morning. 

After the fifth count: 

The fifth count involved the distribution of Alan Hayes' (IND) votes after he was eliminated in count four just after 11pm on Sunday night and his votes of 3,710 have been transferred to the remaining eight candidates.

They transferred as follows:

Aylward, Bobby FF plus 284, total 8,408

Deering, Pat FG plus 97, total 6,420

McGuinness, John FF plus 579, total 12,201

Murnane O'Connor, Jennifer FF plus 160, total 10,253

Noonan, Malcolm Green plus 871, total 7,078

O'Neill, Patrick FG plus 243, total 4,186

Phelan, John Paul FG plus 223, total 6,975

Wallace, Adrienne SOL-PPP plus 717, total 4,776

Patrick O'Neill FG was eliminated and his votes will now be redistributed. 

After the fourth count: 

The fourth count involved the distribution of Denis Hynes' 2,712 votes following his elimination in count three. 

They transferred as follows:

Aylward, Bobby FF plus 204, total 8,124

Deering, Pat FG plus 186, total 6,323

Hayes, Alan Ind plus 327, total 3,710

McGuinness, John FF plus 324, total 11,622

Murnane O'Connor, Jennifer FF plus 198, total 10,093

Noonan, Malcolm Green plus 560, total 6,207

O'Neill, Patrick FG plus 167, total 3,943

Phelan, John Paul FG plus 205, total 6,752

Wallace, Adrienne SOL-PPP plus 290, total 4,059

Alan Hayes (IND) has been eliminated in count four and his votes of 3,710 will now be transferred. 

After the third count:

The third count was the distribution of Angela Ray (331 votes), Melissa O'Neil (666 votes) and Helena Byrne (1,164 votes).

They transferred as follows:

Aylward, Bobby FF plus 129, total 7,920

Deering, Pat FG plus 100, total 6,137

Hayes, Alan Ind plus 432, total 3,383

Hynes, Denis Lab plus 102, total 2,712 

McGuinness, John FF plus 277, total 11,298

Murnane O'Connor, Jennifer FF plus 172, total 9,895

Noonan, Malcolm Green plus 143, total 5,647

O'Neill, Patrick FG plus 53, total 3,776

Phelan, John Paul FG plus 49, total 6,547

Wallace, Adrienne SOL-PPP plus 419, total 3,769

Denis Hynes (LAB) has now been eliminated and his transfers will now be counted.

After the second count:

Angela Ray (331 votes), Melissa O'Neil (666 votes) and Helena Byrne (1,164 votes) were eliminated in the second count and there 2,161 votes were distributed. 

Nobody was elected on the second count. 

After the second count, candidates stood at: Fianna Fáil's John McGuinness 11,021 votes and he was followed by Jennifer Murnane O'Connor (FF) on 9,723.

Bobby Aylward (FF) then had 7,791 and he was followed by John Paul Phelan (FG) on 6,498 and then Pat Deering (FG) was on 6,037, Alan Hayes (IND) 2,951, Denis Hynes (LAB) 2,610, Malcolm Noonan (Green Party) 5,504, Adrienne Wallace (PBP), 3,350.

The second count was the distribution of Kathleen Funchion's surplus of 5219.

They transferred as follows:

Aylward, Bobby FF plus 241, total 7,791

Byrne, Helena Ren plus 172, total 1,164

Deering, Pat FG plus 108, total 6,037

Hayes, Alan Ind plus 604, total 2,951

Hynes, Denis Lab plus 402, total 2,610

McGuinness, John FF plus 463, total 1,121

Murnane O'Connor, Jennifer FF plus 372, total 9,723

Noonan, Malcolm Green plus 562, total 5,504

O'Neill, Melissa IFP plus 235, total 666

O'Neill, Patrick FG plus 49, total 3,723

Phelan, John Paul FG plus 102, total 6,498

Ray, Angela Ind, plus 117, total 331

Wallace, Adrienne SOL-PPP plus 1,792, total 3,350

Three candidates have now been eliminated and their second preferences will now be counted:

Ray, Angela Ind

O'Neill, Melissa IFP

Byrne, Helena Ren

After the first count:

Sinn Féin's Kathleen Funchion secured 17,493 first preference votes in Carlow/Kilkenny and was re-elected on the first count in the 2020 general election. 

The quota is 12,274 and her surplus of 5,219 votes has now been re-distributed. 

Fianna Fáil's John McGuinness had 10,558 first preference votes and he was followed by Jennifer Murnane O'Connor (FF) on 9,351.

Bobby Aylward (FF) then had 7,550 and he was followed by John Paul Phelan (FG) on 6,396 and then Pat Deering (FG) was on 5,929. 

The other candidates were: Helena Byrne (Renua) 992, Alan Hayes (IND) 2,347, Denis Hynes (LAB) 2,208, Malcolm Noonan (Green Party) 4,942, Melissa O'Neill (Irish Freedom Party) 431, Pat O'Neill (FG) 3,674, Angela Ray (IND) 214, Adrienne Wallace (PBP), 1,558.