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Dun na nGall Thiar Theas
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Donegal Area (Ulster)

1 Seat 6 Candidates 4 Counts
Electorate: 62,299 Quota: 17,213
 Candidate     Party     1st Pref   Share   Quota     Count   Status   Seat 

§ Pearse Doherty  Sinn Fein Lozenge   13,719   39.85%   0.80   4      Elected     1

Barry O'Neill  Fine Gael Lozenge   6,424   18.66%   0.37   (4)      Not Elected    
§ Brian O Domhnaill  Fianna Fail Lozenge   7,344   21.33%   0.43   (4)      Not Elected    
Thomas Pringle  Non party/Independent Lozenge   3,438   9.99%   0.20   (3)      Eliminated    
Frank McBrearty Jnr  Labour Lozenge   3,366   9.78%   0.20   (2)      Eliminated    
Ann Sweeney  Non party/Independent Lozenge   133   0.39%   0.01   (1)      No expenses*    

Total valid 34,424 55.26%

Spoilt votes 484 1.39%

Total poll 34,908 56.03%

§ outgoing Senator
By election caused by election as MEP of Pat Gallagher.
The Writ for the By Election was moved on 4 November 2010.

Nominations closed at noon Friday 12 November 2010.
Polling on the islands off the coast of Donegal took place on Monday 22 November.
Ann Sweeney withdrew her nomination on 23 November 2010.

 
The data in the table above may be sorted by clicking on the column headings
 

Doherty SF 13,719 39.85%; Domhnaill FF 7,344 21.33%; O'Neill FG 6,424 18.66%; McBrearty LB 3,366 9.78%; Pringle NP 3,438 9.99%; Sweeney NP 133 0.39%

*Under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 2007 §48(1)(e)(ii), a qualified candidate is entitled to apply for a reimbursement of election expenses. In order to qualify for a reimbursement, a candidate must either be elected or, if not elected, have exceeded one quarter of what would have been the quota in that constituency were the full number of members of the Dáil for the constituency to be elected.
 
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