Harkin poised to take the second seat in Sligo-Leitrim

Matt Britton


Matt Britton



With Martin Kenny from Sinn Féin the only candidate elected after 9 counts in the Sligo-Leitrim constituency the most valuable currency at the count centre in the Sligo Park hotel is, without doubt, transfers.

Marian Harkin seems sure to take the second seat and has enlisted the assistance of all her family to keep a watchful eye on where the transfers are going.

With just less than 800 votes separating the former MEP  and Fianna Fail's Marc MacSharry, every single vote is of paramount importance.

Marian is pictured with the youngest family member little Joey Gorman, her son John, Jackie Harkin Gorman and Niamh Harkin and with Ray MacSharry who came over to congratulate Marian.

UPDATE: After the tenth count the  margin had increased to over 1,000.