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March 1, 2016, 8:44 a.m.
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At a glance: 152 out of 158 seats have been filled, 37 out of 40 constituencies complete and there was a 65% national turnout.
Counting and rechecks resume in three constituencies on Tuesday in order to elected the final TDs to the 32nd Dáil.
The recheck in Dublin South Central will resume at noon. The number of contentious votes in the Dublin South Central recheck had last night been reduced from 170 to 87 in the race for the final Dáil seat.
All of the almost-43,000 votes cast in the constituency were rechecked in the battle between Bríd Smith of the AAA-PBP and Fianna Fáil’s Catherine Ardagh.
Ms Smith was ahead by 35 votes at the end of the final count when Ms Ardagh sought a recount.
Sinn Féin’s Aengus Ó Snodaigh topped the poll and was elected first. Independents for Change TD Joan Collins came in second and Fine Gael TD Catherine Byrne was the third candidate to retain her seat.
A recount will resume in Dublin Bay North at 10.30am. Fianna Fáil’s Seán Haughey was elected by transfers from Independent Senator Averil Power in Dublin Bay North early on Tuesday morning.
Outgoing TD and Minister Richard Bruton and Mr Haughey are the only two TDs elected in the five -seater so far
Ms Power was eliminated from the race on the 14th count.
Mr Haughey received 797 votes from the former Fianna Fáil Senator, sufficient to bring him over the quota of 12,271 with a surplus of 483 votes.
Ms Power ran as an independent after falling out with the party in the wake of the marriage equality referendum.
Anti-Austerity Alliance candidate John Lyons was excluded and his votes will be counted on Tuesday morning.
Independent Tommy Broughan, Sinn Féin’s Denise Mitchell, Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Independent Alliance candidate Finian McGrath are all in contention for the last three seats.
A full recount will get under way in the four-seat Longford-Westmeath constituency at 10.30am.
It follows a request by outgoing Fine Gael TD James Bannon. FF’s Robert Tory and Indepdent Alliance candidate Kevin “Boxer” Moran have already been elected. Fine Gael’s Peter Burke and James Bannon, Labour’s Willie Penrose and Sinn Féin’s Paul Hogan are fighting for the remaining two seats.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny will today seek a mandate from his Fine Gael ministerial colleagues to begin moves to try and put a new government in place.
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has taken the first initiative since the inconclusive election result by making a pitch for major political reform before the new Dáil meets tomorrow week.
With a minority government of some kind the most likely outcome, Mr Martin’s move is designed to ensure a substantial shift in power from Ministers to ordinary TDs in the new Dáil.
Mr Kenny will discuss his response to the election result with his Fine Gael ministerial colleagues and attempt to agree an approach to the impasse created by the election outcome.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/counts-and-rechecks-to-resume-in-three-constituencies-1.2555341