Independent councillor Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig will top the poll in the Glenties Electoral Area.

According to the tally figures the west Donegal councillor has 1,808 first preferences.

Sinn Féin's two out-going councillors, John Sheamais Ó Fearraigh ( 1,343) and  Marie Therese Gallagher (1,044) are both set to return to Lifford as well.

Fianna Fáil’s Anthony Molloy is well positioned on 794 while the party’s fourth candidate Noreen McGarvey is on 961.

Out-going Caothairleach of Donegal Co. Council Seamus Ó Domhnaill (FF) polled 961, while former Senator and long term FF party member Enda Bonner is on 816.

Michael McClafferty of Fine Gael took 990 while his party colleague Evelyn Sweeney has 648.

The battle for the final seats is set to be intense at the count tomorrow.

Glenties Municipal District

John Sheamais Ó Fearraigh (SF)  1,343

Marie Therese Gallagher (SF)   1,044

Brian Carr (SF) 887

Evelyn Sweeney (FG) 648

Liam Mulligan (Aontú) 319

Enda Bonner (FF) 816

Anthony Molloy (FF) 794

Noreen McGarvey (FF) 961

Seamus Ó Domhnaill (FF) 961

Seamus Rodgers (Lab) 488

Michael McClafferty (FG) 990

Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig (Ind) 1,808

Liam Whyte (Ind) 600

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