Aontu candidate Paul Lawless has been eliminated following the fourth count in Castlebar, which was based on the distribution of the votes of seven excluded candidates. He received a strong transfer of 521 votes from the elimination of Stephen Manning, Sean Forkin, Grainne De Barra, Daithi O Fallamhain, Kamal Uddin, Gerry Loftus and Joe Daly. Saoirse McHugh made good grounds on the transfers, closing the gap on Lisa Chambers, Alan Dillon and Michelle Mulherin but unless she receives a strong transfer from Lawless’s 3,375 votes, she may be the next candidate.
Fourth Count, Quota: 12,871
Dara Calleary (FF): 9,874 (+203)
Lisa Chambers (FF): 7,062 (+207)
Alan Dillon (FG): 6,115 (+171)
Paul Lawless (A): 3,375 (+521)
Saoirse McHugh (GP): 5,385 (+755)
Michelle Mulherin (FG): 6,285 (+240)
515 non-transferable papers.