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The bottom line: Here's your #Elections19 results summary - Day 3

With the last local council seats still to be filled, counting continuing in the European Parliament elections and three mayoral plebiscites to be decided, day three promises to be a decisive one in Elections 2019.

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#Elections2019: Eamon Ryan says there is a 'huge issue' with water quality in Ireland

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan wants legal certainty and agreement to improve the quality of water to be enshrined in the Constitution.

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#Elections2019: Labour 'satisfied' with local election results

The Labour Party is "satisfied" with the results of the local elections so far.

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#Elections2019: Richard Bruton: Government taking green challenge 'very seriously'

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton has said that the Government is taking the 'green' challenge "very seriously".

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#Elections2019: Counting begins for Northern Ireland’s three European Parliament seats

Despite the intense focus on Northern Ireland in the Brexit debate, the turnout of 45.14% is down more than 6% from the 2014 election.

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Nigel Farage vows to change British politics after routing rivals in European polls

Britain's Conservatives were humiliated and Labour also suffered as the Brexit Party secured victory in the European elections.

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#Elections2019 Bulletin: Counting resumes for local and EU seats; No MEPs elected yet

Here are the main stories emerging on the third day of the #Elections2019 count.

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#Elections2019: Pearse Doherty: Sinn Féin lost 'valuable councillors' in 'disappointing election'

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty said the local election results for his party have been "disappointing".

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#Elections2019: Waste company offers to recycle election posters free of charge

As the count continues in the Local and European elections, preparations are being made to recycle election posters.

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European elections: Far-right and greens gain ground as centre fragments

Turnout was at a two-decade high for ballots across all 28 European Union countries.

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#Elections2019: Seán Kelly looking strong to be named first Ireland South MEP after counting resumes

First count results from the constituency are not expected until this afternoon.

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#Elections2019: Counting resumes in local and European elections

The first day of counting saw a major surge in support for the Green Party with candidates expected to take seats in all three constituencies.

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#Elections2019: Country on red alert for general election

The country has been placed on red alert for an early general election this year, with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar insisting he “can’t rule it out”.

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#Elections2019: Government can no longer bluff and ‘greenwash’ on environment

The Green Party’s European candidate in Ireland South has hit out at other political parties for attempting to ‘bluff’ their way through environmental issues during the local and European campaign.

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#Elections2019: We will review FG campaign, says Varadkar

Fine Gael has become the first government party in two decades to make gains in mid-term elections, according to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

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#Elections2019: Washed up by the Green tide, sun sets on Sinn Féin’s new dawn

Sinn Féin, the party which prides itself as being the voice of the people, has been left speechless after the local and EU elections.

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#Elections2019: Cuffe edges toward landmark Euro victory

Ciarán Cuffe’s was on the verge of a landmark win for the Green Party in the European elections in Dublin last night after topping the poll on the first count.

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#Elections2019: Five brace for battle over last three slots

Five European election candidates are bracing themselves for a major battle for what looks like just three remaining seats in Midlands North West with the election count expected to drag on into the middle of this week.

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#Elections2019: Ryan wants rainbow alliances as party is in full bloom

Green leader Eamon Ryan has called for a series of rainbow alliances with other parties following his party’s historic election wins.

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#Elections2019: Kerry’s Healy-Rae dynasty continues

The extraordinary performance of the Healy-Rae siblings was the story of the weekend at the count centre in Killarney, where Johnny headed up Kenmare and Maura won Killarney minutes later.

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Green Wave: Taking action is not so simple

Eamon Ryan has an excellent way of communicating to people what needs to be done on climate action, be it at the corporate and Government level, or the personal one, writes Alison O'Connor

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European and local elections: Hypocrisy on environment exacts its toll

The results of the elections are, in a quiet way if that is possible, seismic.

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Divorce amendment passed: A step towards a kinder Ireland

Ireland’s welcome, but incomplete march towards a modern, liberal and kinder democracy continued on Friday when 82.07% of the electorate, one of the most decisive endorsements since the island voted on the Belfast Agreement 21 years ago, backed Government plans for a shorter period of separation between estranged partners before they can apply for a divorce.

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Greens should stick to their unique selling point of saving the world

You could sum up the one recurring negative comment about the ‘Green Wave’ thus: “Oh, the Greens are going to come after us and take our cars from us and make us get up on our bikes or go on public transport.”

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Counting in local government elections to run into third day

Fianna Fail appears on course to remain biggest party at local government level.

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#Elections2019: FF and FG to turn to Independents for County Hall control

Independents will hold sway in Cork’s County Hall despite Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael continuing to underline their dominance as the main parties in the local authority.

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#Elections2019: Fianna Fáil still top in Cork city as SF collapses

Fianna Fáil is on course to retain its position as the largest party on Cork City Council with Fine Gael a close second after the “green wave” swept Sinn Féin aside over the weekend.

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#Elections2019: Ciaran Cuffe tops the poll but nobody reaches quota in Dublin

Green Party candidate Ciaran Cuffe has topped the poll in the Dublin constituency.

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UK European election results expected to give victory to Farage

Polls have closed across Europe and results from the UK are expected to be grim for the Tories and Labour.

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Two-foot long ballot paper slows counting in Euro election

More than 200 staff began sub-sorting ballot papers at the centre in Nemo Rangers GAA Club on Sunday morning.

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Green Party’s Ciaran Cuffe ‘not celebrating yet’ as he looks set to top poll

Former SDLP leader Mark Durkan has conceded he is unlikely to win a seat in the European Parliament.

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Former SDLP leader Mark Durkan concedes he is unlikely to win Dublin MEP seat

Mark Durkan ran as a Fine Gael candidate in the Dublin constituency in the elections to the European Parliament.

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#Elections2019: Kelly set to top Ireland South poll but candidates must wait to learn fate

Sean Kelly is set to become the first MEP elected in Ireland South later today.

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Support drops for governing parties in core European Union states

An estimated 426 million people were eligible to vote in what was considered the most important European Parliament election in decades.

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MMA fighter Paddy Holohan elected to South Dublin County Council

Paddy Holohan, who fought five times in the UFC, won a seat on South Dublin County Council after running as a candidate for Sinn Féin.

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#Elections2019: General election not ruled out, Taoiseach says

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is not ruling out calling a snap general election in the Autumn if numbers are altered in the Dail.

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Galway candidate Patrick Feeney - one man with (literally) one vote

The former Aer Lingus worker and Independent candidate ran on a platform that included the publication of a number of health reports, improvements to local bus services and bus shelters, and the development of a light rail system in Galway.

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#Elections2019: 'Pressure is for tyres' - Wallace calm despite tight race for last Euro seat

Ireland South candidate Mick Wallace insists that the nerves aren't getting to him despite facing a tough fight to secure a seat in Europe.

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#Elections2019: 'Transfers will have a big bearing on constituency': Kelly hopeful FG can will two seats in Ireland South

Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly claims that the party is still in contention to win two seats in Ireland South.

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'Stick your co-living up your a**e': Protesters target Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy at Dublin count centre

Protesters surrounded Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy as he waited for a local candidate to be elected, chanting: "You can stick your co-living, stick your co-living up your a**e."

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#Elections2019: Traveller activist vows to continue his campaigning work

A Traveller activist who ran in the local elections in Cork city plans to continue his campaigning work despite failing to win a seat.

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#Elections2019: Fine Gael MEP hits out at Maria Bailey over 'swing' case

Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness has hit out at party TD Maria Bailey over her "swing" legal case, insisting it affected the party's support on the doorsteps in the lead up to this weekend's elections.

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Ex-Fine Gael TD loses out but party take three seats in Macroom

Ex-Fine Gael TD Áine Collins lost out on the final seat in the Macroom area as two party colleagues, Eileen Lynch and Ted Lucey completed a FG hatrick in the six-seater.

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#Elections2019: Micheál Martin open to another coalition with the Green Party

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said he is "amused" at mounting General Election speculation.

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#Elections2019: Saoirse McHugh is a 'phenomenal person' says election rival Walsh

Fine Gael MEP candidate Maria Walsh has backed fellow Mayo woman Greens candidate Saoirse McHugh to make a huge impact in Irish politics, saying she is a "phenomenal person".

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#Elections2019: Maria Walsh defends highly-criticised 90s nostalgia video

Fine Gael European election candidate Maria Walsh has joked that her Polly Pocket and Tamagotchi toys from the 1990s are "doing quite fine" after being heavily criticised for a nostalgia "90s kid" online video in the final hours of the European elections race.

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#Elections2019: 'It was a very middle class election' - Returning SF councillor says their base didn't turn up

A returning Sinn Fein councillor says the party's performance in the local elections around the country is 'disappointing.'

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#Elections2019: TD's 'swing' controversy hurt FG at polls, Taoiseach says

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar admits that the controversy surrounding Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey and her injury claim after a fall from an “unsupervised” swing has damaged the party.

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#Elections2019: 'I didn't have a campaign'- Greens win unlikely seat in Cobh

Alan O'Connor (35) who worked in the Natural History Collections at the National Museum in Dublin, had just completed a teacher training course.

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#Elections2019: Mary Rose Desmond becomes first sitting county councillor to be elected in the newly-expanded City Council

Fianna Fáil councillor Mary Rose Desmond has made history after becoming the first sitting county councillor to be elected in the newly-expanded Cork City Council.

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#Elections2019: Long wait expected before Ireland South first count results announced

A first round result in the Ireland South elections is not expected until at least midnight with the lengthy ballot papers causing significant delays.

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#Elections2019: 'Anything could happen' in hotly contested Midlands North West constituency, Minister says

Rural Affairs Minister Michael Ring has warned "anything could happen" in the battle for the final two seats in the Midlands North West European election when the official counts start to be announced tonight.

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#Elections 2019: Former TD and Senator Dan Boyle elected to Cork City Council

Former Green Party councillor and TD Dan Boyle is the latest green candidate to ride the green wave into local politics.

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#Elections2019: Green candidates will use 'unsustainable transport' to travel to Brussels, McHugh admits

Green Party candidate Saoirse McHugh says she is not sure how she will travel to Brussels if she is elected in the Midlands North West constituency.

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#Elections2019: Comedian makes no joke of support for friend

Comedian Fred Cooke has made no joke about his delight that a life-long friend looks set to retain her seat on Meath Co. Council.

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#Elections2019: Sinn Féin set to lose seats on most councils nationwide

The Sinn Féin vote has collapsed in parts of the country in the local elections with councillors set to lose seats nationwide.

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#Elections2019: 19-year-old UCC student elected to Cork County Council

Ben Dalton-O'Sullivan from Ballygarvan said his victory was a success for rural voters who are the "forgotten" people of the electorate.

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