Forgot to mention. There's already one person "elected". The Ceann Comhairle is returned automatically. So Fianna Fail have at least one seat. Wouldn't be surprised if they tried to fit six politicians on to it. Willie O'Dea's a wee-man... they might squeeze him in there with Seamus Kirk.
Here in North Tipp it's going as expected: Cold, with some light drizzle.
Oh yeah... elections...
Independent Michael Lowry is running away with it. In hot pursuit is Fine Gael's Noel Coonan (our next Minister for Agriculture I'd guess) and behind them Labour's new shiny boy; Alan Kelly, followed by Fianna Fail's Maire Hoctor... single party candidate plan seems to be coming back to bite them in the ass.
Across the board Labour are making strong ground. What's the betting Inda pretends he was only joking when he said all that nasty stuff about Eamonn?