It's over!  The Letterkenny Electoral Area count concluded this morning just before 5.00 AM - 20 hours after it had begun in earnest.

Liam Blaney (FF) and John O'Donnell (IND) were elected on first and fourth counts respectively while Ciaran Brogan (FF) was elected on the sixth count.

James Pat McDaid was elected on the 13th count while Ian McGarvey was elected on the 14th count.

Jimmy Kavanagh was elected on the 16th count.

Gerry McMonagle (SF), Michael McBride (Ind)  Dessie Shiels (Ind) and  Mick Quinn (SF) were elected for the final four seats on the final count with Donal Cullen (Ind) just missing out.

UPDATE 

17th and final count

Distribution of Jimmy Kavanagh's surplus

Liam Blaney (FF)   ELECTED 1st Count

Ciaran Brogan (FF)  ELECTED 6th Count

Donal Cullen (ind)        +34     1258                               

Jimmy Kavanagh (FG)   (Elected 16th Count)

Michael McBride (Ind)     +65    1698 Elected without reaching quota

James Pat McDaid  (FF)      (Elected 13th count)

Ian McGarvey (Ind)             (Elected 14th count)

Gerry McMonagle  (SF)       +6      1552    (Elected without reaching the quota)

John O'Donnell (Ind)  ELECTED 4th Count

Mick Quinn (SF)                   + 7      1304                       (Elected without reach quota)

Dessie Shiels (Ind)                +18      1573                  (Elected without reaching quota)

Non-transferable 

16th Count

Distribution of Noel McBride's vote

Liam Blaney (FF)   ELECTED 1st Count

Ciaran Brogan (FF)  ELECTED 6th Count

Donal Cullen (ind)        +147      1224                                 

Jimmy Kavanagh (FG)     +387      1977  (ELECTED)

Michael McBride (Ind)     +100      1633

James Pat McDaid  (FF)      (Elected 13th count)

Ian McGarvey (Ind)             (Elected 14th count)

Gerry McMonagle  (SF)       +13     1546

John O'Donnell (Ind)  ELECTED 4th Count

Mick Quinn (SF)                   +43         1297

Dessie Shiels (Ind)                +33        1555

Non-transferable 317

Elected: Jimmy Kavanagh.

UPDATE 

15th Count

Distribution of IanMcGarvey's surplus

Liam Blaney (FF)   ELECTED 1st Count

Ciaran Brogan (FF)  ELECTED 6th Count

Donal Cullen (ind)        +3     1077

Jimmy Kavanagh (FG)     +3      1590

Michael McBride (Ind)     +11      1533

Noel McBride (FG)                +2      1040

James Pat McDaid  (FF)      (Elected 13th count)

Ian McGarvey (Ind)             (Elected 14th count)

Gerry McMonagle  (SF)       +3     1533

John O'Donnell (Ind)  ELECTED 4th Count

Mick Quinn (SF)                   +10      1254

Dessie Shiels (Ind)                +8       1522

Non-transferable 0

Eliminated: Noel McBride

14th Count

Distribution of Paschal Blake's vote

Liam Blaney (FF)   ELECTED 1st Count

Ciaran Brogan (FF)  ELECTED 6th Count

Donal Cullen (ind)        +42        1074

Jimmy Kavanagh (FG)     +240       1587

Michael McBride (Ind)     +66    1522

Noel McBride (FG)                +26      1038

James Pat McDaid  (FF)      (Elected 13th count)

Ian McGarvey (Ind)             +96    1744 ELECTED

Gerry McMonagle  (SF)       +89      1530

John O'Donnell (Ind)  ELECTED 4th Count

Mick Quinn (SF)                   +32       1244

Dessie Shiels (Ind)                +133      1514

Non-transferable 233

Elected: Ian McGarvey

Eliminated: Paschal Blake

13th Count

Distribution of Charlie McClafferty's vote

Paschal Blake (ind)   +44   957

Liam Blaney (FF)   ELECTED 1st Count

Ciaran Brogan (FF)  ELECTED 6th Count

Donal Cullen (ind)        +22    1032

Jimmy Kavanagh (FG)     +64    1347

Michael McBride (Ind)     +126    1456

Noel McBride (FG)                +40    1012

James Pat McDaid  (FF)       +114    1759 (Elected)

Ian McGarvey (Ind)             +107    1648

Gerry McMonagle  (SF)       +27     1441

John O'Donnell (Ind)  ELECTED 4th Count

Mick Quinn (SF)                   +55   1212

Dessie Shiels (Ind)                +81   1381

Non-transferable 120

Elected: James Pat McDaid

Eliminated: Paschal Blake

UPDATE

12th Count - 

Distribution of  John Watson's vote

Paschal Blake (ind)   +60    913

Liam Blaney (FF)   ELECTED 1st Count

Ciaran Brogan (FF)  ELECTED 6th Count

Donal Cullen (ind)        +11    1010

Jimmy Kavanagh (FG)     +59   1283

Michael McBride (Ind)     +41    1330

Noel McBride (FG)                +20      972

Charlie McClafferty (ind)     +28      800

James Pat McDaid  (FF)       +149      1645

Ian McGarvey (Ind)             +37     1541

Gerry McMonagle  (SF)       +42    1414

John O'Donnell (Ind)  ELECTED 4th Count

Mick Quinn (SF)                   +13     1157

Dessie Shiels (Ind)                +71    1300

Non-transferable 91

Eliminated: Charlie McClafferty

UPDATE

11th Count - 

Distribution of  David Fisher's vote

Paschal Blake (ind)   +50   853

Liam Blaney (FF)   ELECTED 1st Count

Ciaran Brogan (FF)  ELECTED 6th Count

Donal Cullen (ind)        +15    999

Jimmy Kavanagh (FG)     +47   1224

Michael McBride (Ind)     +21    1289

Noel McBride (FG)                +8   952

Charlie McClafferty (ind)     +23   772

James Pat McDaid  (FF)       +37    1496

Ian McGarvey (Ind)             +26     1504

Gerry McMonagle  (SF)       +60       1372

John O'Donnell (Ind)  ELECTED 4th Count

Mick Quinn (SF)                   +12      1144

Dessie Shiels (Ind)                +78       1229

John Watson (FF)                +52        622

Non-transferable 108

Eliminated: John Watson

UPDATE

10th Count - 

Distribution of  Grace Boyle's vote

Paschal Blake (ind)   +   36     803

Liam Blaney (FF)   ELECTED 1st Count

Ciaran Brogan (FF)  ELECTED 6th Count

Donal Cullen (ind)        + 11       984

David Fisher (Ind)        +15        537

Jimmy Kavanagh (FG)     +127    1177

Michael McBride (Ind)     +37    1268

Noel McBride (FG)                +65     944

Charlie McClafferty (ind)     +33     749

James Pat McDaid  (FF)       +29      1459

Ian McGarvey (Ind)             +31     1478

Gerry McMonagle  (SF)       +5      1312

John O'Donnell (Ind)  ELECTED 4th Count

Mick Quinn (SF)                   +10        1132

Dessie Shiels (Ind)                +31       1151

John Watson (FF)                +23       570

Non-transferable 50

Eliminated: David Fisher

UPDATE

9th Count 

Distribution of  Crossan's vote

Paschal Blake (ind)   +44    767   

Liam Blaney (FF)   ELECTED 1st Count

Grace Boyle (FG)       +12    503

Ciaran Brogan (FF)  ELECTED 6th Count

Donal Cullen (ind)        +11   973

David Fisher (Ind)        +25   522

Jimmy Kavanagh (FG)     +65   1050

Michael McBride (Ind)     +27    1231

Noel McBride (FG)                +5   879

Charlie McClafferty (ind)     +55  716

James Pat McDaid  (FF)       +57    1430

Ian McGarvey (Ind)             +23       1447

Gerry McMonagle  (SF)       +27     1307

John O'Donnell (Ind)  ELECTED 4th Count

Mick Quinn (SF)                   +4    1122

Dessie Shiels (Ind)                +64    1120

John Watson (FF)                +20     547

Non-transferable 49

Eliminated: Grace Boyle

UPDATE

8th Count 

Distribution of Brogan's surplus

Paschal Blake (ind)   +0    723

Liam Blaney (FF)   ELECTED 1st Count

Grace Boyle (FG)       +1   491

Ciaran Brogan (FF)  ELECTED 6th Count

Tom Crossan (Ind)      +1    488

Donal Cullen (ind)        +2    962

David Fisher (Ind)        +0     497

Jimmy Kavanagh (FG)     +1   985

Michael McBride (Ind)     +1      1204

Noel McBride (FG)                +2      874

Charlie McClafferty (ind)     +2      661

James Pat McDaid  (FF)       +0         1373

Ian McGarvey (Ind)             +0          1424

Gerry McMonagle  (SF)       +0         1280

John O'Donnell (Ind)  ELECTED 4th Count

Mick Quinn (SF)                   +0           1118

Dessie Shiels (Ind)                +0          1056

John Watson (FF)                +1               527

Eliminated: Crossan 

UPDATE

7th Count 

Distribution of Galligan’s vote

Paschal Blake (ind)   +25    723

Liam Blaney (FF)   ELECTED 1st Count

Grace Boyle (FG)       +29     490

Ciaran Brogan (FF)  ELECTED 6th Count

Tom Crossan (Ind)      +20       487

Donal Cullen (ind)        +32       960

David Fisher (Ind)        +32         497

Jimmy Kavanagh (FG)     +42      984

Michael McBride (Ind)     +22    1203

Noel McBride (FG)          +25       872

Charlie McClafferty (ind)     +29     659

James Pat McDaid  (FF)       +33    1373

Ian McGarvey (Ind)    +21        1424

Gerry McMonagle  (SF)   +8      1280

John O'Donnell (Ind)  ELECTED 4th Count

Mick Quinn (SF)                   +12       1118

Dessie Shiels (Ind)                +37         1056

John Watson (FF)                +21          526

Non-transferable 31

Decision taken to distribute Brogan's surplus.

UPDATE

6th Count

Distribution of McLaughlin's vote

Paschal Blake (ind)   +0      676

Liam Blaney (FF)   ELECTED 1st Count

Grace Boyle (FG)       +39          461

Ciaran Brogan (FF)     +12          1730 (Elected)

Tom Crossan (Ind)      +10         467

Donal Cullen (ind)        +14        928

David Fisher (Ind)        +19      465

Christy Galligan (Lab)    +34    419

Jimmy Kavanagh (FG)     +22    942

Michael McBride (Ind)     +20      1181

Noel McBride (FG)          +11      847

Charlie McClafferty (ind)     +6   630

James Pat McDaid  (FF)       +9     1340

Ian McGarvey (Ind) 1,338    +1     1367

Gerry McMonagle  (SF) 1,213   + 23    1272

John O'Donnell (Ind)  ELECTED 4th Count

Mick Quinn (SF)                   +16         1106

Dessie Shiels (Ind)                +26             1019

John Watson (FF)                  +10         505

Non-transferable 24

Elected: Ciaran Brogan

UPDATE

5th Count

Distribution of O’Donnell’s surplus

Paschal Blake (ind)   +0      676

Liam Blaney (FF)   ELECTED 1st Count

Grace Boyle (FG)       +0         422

Ciaran Brogan (FF)     +0      1718

Tom Crossan (Ind)      +0     457

Donal Cullen (ind)        +0       914

David Fisher (Ind)        +0      446

Christy Galligan (Lab)    +0     385

Jimmy Kavanagh (FG)     +0    920

Michael McBride (Ind)     +1      1161

If you have a story or want to send a photo or video to us please contact the Donegal Now editorial team. Between 9am and 5pm Monday to Sunday please call 074 9112712. Between 5pm and midnight please call or text 086 792 2103. Or you can email [email protected] at any time.