First count expected in Longford in the early hours of Sunday morning

The count has finally begun in St. Mary’s Community Centre in Edgeworthstown in Longford.

In the last hour, one hundred and seventeen postal votes have been examined and mixed with the rest of the ballot papers, ready for the first count.

The ballot papers are being sorted into cubby holes at the count centre with the first count expected to be announced in the early hours of Sunday morning.