Jubilant Fine Gael celebrate as Adare-Rathkeale comes home on first count

Adam Teskey celebrates being re-elected in the Adare-Rathkeale district. Photo: Brendan Gleeson.

FINE Gael had reason to be happy in Limerick when the first count from Adare-Rathkeale came in shortly after 11pm in the count centre at the Limerick Racecourse.

Sitting councillors Adam Teskey and Stephen Keary were comfortably returned to their seats in the six-seater constituency.

“I’m honoured – it’s a proud day for me and my family,” Adam Teskey said.

“I’m so proud to represent Rathkeale for another five years and I want to thank the people who elected me and all my election team who supported me.”

Poll topper Stephen Keary celebrates re-election with his family and son-in-law, Minister Patrick O’Donovan. Photo: Brendan Gleeson.

Surrounded by generations of his family and his supporters, Cllr Keary, who topped the polls with 2,329 votes, said he is “over the moon”.

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“I’ve had great support for the last three and a half months and now the people of Adare-Rathkeale have elected me for another five years. I’m delighted.”

The first count for Newcastle West is expected momentarily.