Counting is now complete in the Kells electoral area. Fianna Fail's Sean Drew and Independent David Gilroy were the first candidates elected in the Kells area. Both were elected on the fifth count. Sinn Fein's Michael Gallagher was elected on the seventh count.
Also elected were Johnny Guirke, Eugene Cassidy and Sarah Reilly.
Total Poll: 13,790
Spoilt Votes: 205
Total Valid Poll: 13,585
Sean Drew (Fianna Fail) 1,634
Michael Gallagher (Sinn Fein) 1,599
John Guirke (Sinn Fein) 1,562
David Gilroy (Non-Party) 1,519
Ollie Fox (Fianna Fail) 1,158
Sarah Reilly (Fine Gael) 1,124
Eugene Cassidy (Fine Gael) 1,100
John V Farrelly (Fine Gael) 1,095
Brian Reilly (Fianna Fail) 1,008
Ronan Murtagh (Fianna Fail) 673
Brian Collins (Labour) 395
Aideen Andrews (Fine Gael) 337
Seamus McDonagh (Workers' Party) 231
Sandy Gallagher (Labour) 150
Sandy Gallagher was eliminated and her second preferences will be distributed.
Brian Collins eliminated.
Sean Drew and David Gilroy elected
Ronan Murtagh eliminated.
Michael Gallagher elected
Ollie Fox eliminated
Johnny Guirke (SF) elected.
Bryan Reilly elected.
Eugene Cassidy and Sarah Reilly elected