Green Party candidate Bláithín Gallagher has been eliminated after the tenth count in the Sligo Leitrim constituency which includes south Donegal.
There 2,575 votes are now being distributed.
With eight candidates left in the running, Marian Harkin (Ind) still looks certain to take the second seat.
Marian Harkin (Ind) 8,962
Marc MacSharry (FF) 7,917
Eamon Scanlon (FF) 7,285
Frank Feighan (FG) 6,065
Thomas Walsh (FG) 5,412
Shane Ellis (FF) 3,328
Declan Bree (Ind) 3,216
Gino O'Boyle (ind) 2,976
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