Poll-toppers: the 10 candidates who secured the most first-preference votes in this year's election

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Nine of the top ten TDs were Sinn Féin representatives, showing the extent of their surge across the country.

THE 33RD DÁIL is beginning to take shape, with dozens of seats already filled as counting continues today.

The Sinn Féin TD was the country’s biggest first-preference candidate on Saturday, crossing the line with an incredible 21,344 votes in Dublin Bay North, 9,409 votes over the quota. Speaking to RTÉ Radio afternoon, Doherty said the result showed that “politics has been transformed” in Ireland. He described being re-elected as “a great day and feeling” saying he was ”humbled” by the support shown to him.Johnny Mythen’s surplus of 6,204 being distributed with PBP’s Deirdre Wadding appearing to pick up his number 2’s. They tell me they had a pact that they hope will be replicated across the country. pic.twitter.com/cGb6JN2xGvThere are few candidates who encapsulate the rise of Sinn Féin during this year’s election better than Wexford’s Johnny Mythen.

Munster had big boots to fill in her run for Leinster House, following the retirement of Gerry Adams at the dissolution of the last Dáil.

 

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All bar 1 are sinn Fein. Says a lot really 😏

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