Fine Gael candidate Noel Rock and Fianna Fáil’s Paul McAuliffe were neck and neck with 12.54 and 12.81 per cent of the vote respectively after the first tally.
The second Sinn Féin Candidate, Cathleen Carney Boud, also had a chance of leapfrogging sitting Labour TD John Lyons.
Speaking after the first tally, Noel Rock criticised the Fine Gael campaign message.
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