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09 Dec 2021

Pringle takes fifth seat in dramatic finish in Donegal

Sinn Féin gamble on three fails

Pringle takes fifth seat in dramatic finish in Donegal

Independent Thomas Pringle dramatically took the final seat in the Donegal constituency last night after a close-run contest with outgoing Sinn Féin TD Pádraig MacLochlainn.

The count in the Donegal constituency finished last night in Letterkenny after a tense battle for the last seat.

The outgoing TDs Pádraig MacLochlainn and Thomas Pringle were locked in a fight for the last seat which had left the possibility of a complete recount hanging over the election during the two-day count. But Sinn Féin conceded last night on the 13th count with a margin of 184 votes.

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