The votes have finally all been counted and all 158 Dáil seats have been filled


It has taken almost a whole week but finally now all 158 seats in the 32nd Dáil have been filled following the completion of the count in Longford-Westmeath.

Are there any surprises in there? Not really, although we did see at the start of the week some pretty well know TDs lose their seats. Labour took the biggest hit with the likes of Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin growing in numbers.

Past failings from Fianna Fáil seem to have been quickly forgotten by the Irish who voted to see the party double its number of TDs, with 44 elected over the course of the weekend.

Sinn Féin added nine more TDs with 23 representing the party in this Dáil. The number of independents is 18.

The Greens have returned two deputies and the Independents 4 Change grouping of Clare Daly, Mick Wallace, Tommy Broughan and Joan Collins all return to the Dáil.

The final seat then is filled by Seamus Healy of the Workers and Unemployed Action group.