THE final and third seat has been taken by Labour candidate Senator Alan Kelly in the Ireland South European constituency.
Senator Kelly received 64,000 first preference votes or 12.9 per cent.
Independent candidate and outgoing MEP, Kathy Sinnott conceded the final seat to Sen Kelly at around 9pm.
Sinn Fein’s Toiréasa Ferris was eliminated at the seventh count.
Fianna Fail’s Brian Crowley was the first to exceed the quota securing his seat and his return to Brussels.
Fine Gael’s Sean Kelly the former GAA boss secured the second seat with 134,712 votes.
How they polled
South : Candidate Summary
Name Party Sitting Pref Votes Elected
CROWLEY, Brian FF Yes 118,258 23.70% Yes
KELLY, Seán FG 92,579 18.60% Yes
FERRIS, Toiréasa SF 64 671 13.00%
KELLY, Alan LAB 64,152 12.90% Yes
SINNOTT, Kathy IND Yes 58,485 11.70%
BURKE, Colm FG Yes 53,721 10.80%
O’KEEFFE, Ned FF 16,596 3.30%
BOYLE, Dan GP 15,499 3.10%
STAFFORD, Alexande IND 11,692 2.30%
SEXTON, Maurice IND 2,474 0.50%
Number of Seats: 3
Valid Poll: 498,127
Spoilt Votes: 11836 (2.3)%