Mixed results for Ross and Haskins
WHILE THE WICKLOW COUNT trundled on, two of the county's sons discovered their own fate in other constituencies.
Independent candidate and Enniskerry resident Shane Ross pulled in the country's second highest vote in Dublin South with an incredible 17,075 votes.
‘ It is an extraordinarily daunting number,' said Ross, moments after the news. ‘ It show a really serious change in Ireland. The vote I have got here is saying very spectacularly we want radical change. It's not just saying we don't want Fianna Fáil.’
Ross comes from the Senate to the Dáil, having turned down an offer from Fine Gael to stand for the party. ‘ I did stand for them in 1993, and that was a very unsuccessful marriage,' he said.
Meanwhile, Greystones native Dylan Haskins failed to wow the voters in Dublin South East.
Despite 30,000 views of the young candidate's Youtube video, an endorsement from David McWilliams, and 2,692 fans on Facebook, Haskins only managed 1,141 votes in the RDS despite running a high profile campaign.
Newly elected Shane Ross.