At Dublin Castle.
Returning Officer Martin Grove (above) directs the counting of ballots to fill 43 of 60 senators’ seats from vocational panels in the Seanad Éireann election after its postal voting closed at 11am this morning.
Counting of votes is expected to continue until Friday, April 3.
Journalists are not allowed to attend the count, due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Earlier: Counting On The Seanad