Michael D receives 52% of votes in Carlow-Kilkenny as Peter Casey finishes second

Casey does marginally better than exit polls suggested

Sean Keane

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Michael D receives 56% of votes in Carlow-KilkennySweeping victory

Counting at Cillin Hill, Kilkenny in the presidential election

Michael D Higgins has received 52% of the first preference in the presidential election for the Carlow-Kilkenny constituency.

His nearest challenger was Peter Casey on 23.1%. The rest of the candidates polled very poorly and will not have their election expenses repaid.

Full Result

Count 1
CASEY PETER, IND - 13,929 or 23.1%

DUFFY GAVIN, IND - 1,265 or 2.2%

FREEMAN JOAN, IND - 2,636 or 5.9%

GALLAGHER SEÁN, IND - 3,506 or 6.5%

HIGGINS MICHAEL D IND - 25,717 or 52%

LIADH NI RIADA 2,419 or 6.3%

NÍ RIADA LIADH, SF - 2,419