Laois first count in Presidential election

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Laois first count in Presidential election

The first count has been called for Laois in the Presidential election, with Michael D. Higgins emerging with a clear lead despite a very strong showing for Peter Casey.

Peter Casey 8,419 (30.45%)

Gavan Duffy 718 (2.5%)

Joan Freeman 1,464 (5.3%)

Sean Gallagher 1,845 (6.67%)

Michael D. Higgins 13,754 (49.75%)

Liadh Ni Riadh 1,443 (5.22%)

Total Poll: 64,139; Invalid Poll: 278; Valid Poll: 27,921; Quota: 27,643

The turnout was a little over 43 per cent.