Last night at the RDS Count Centre, from top: Ciaran Cuffe, Frances Fitzgerald with Eoghan Murphy (left) and Kate O’Connell; Mary Lou McDonald (centre) and Lynn Boylan; Taoiseach Leo Varadkar
So, A full weekend of apparently “expert” political comment was based on very inaccurate exit poll results. Just one example is that Ciaran Cuffe got 17.5% while the exit poll had put him on 23%. And there is lots more.
— Mark Brennock (@MarkBrennock) May 26, 2019
A whole lotta people saying they voted Green Party actually voting FF or FG in Dublin.
(RTÉ exit poll versus @gavreilly’s tally)
Wonder did they have their kids with them when questioned? pic.twitter.com/nKTjNu6CwS
— Philip Boucher-Hayes (@boucherhayes) May 27, 2019
Count centres around the country stayed working well into the early hours and are due to open around now.
While none of the country’s 13 MEPs have been so far elected, the Green Party’s Ciaran Cuffe is on course to be the first to cross the line.