WATCH: Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley arrives at count centre

Lynda Kiernan


Lynda Kiernan

Laois Offaly's highest polling candidate in tallies is Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley and he arrived to the count centre to rousing cheers from supporters at 2pm today. 

In the tallies he received a higher percentage of first preference votes (23.7%) than Fianna Fail's four candidates combined (22.6%).

The count is due to get underway shortly at the Portlaoise centre.