11:17- Well, I’m awake, and here we go.
11:27- Early reports out of Kildare North suggest that FF’s gamble to run two candidates has failed, as neither are on course to gain a seat. Labour and Fine Gael candidates performing well
11:50- FF people being interviewed on RTE being very candid about getting a hammering. They may as well I suppose.
11:54- John Bowman is a welcome relief to the tedium that is Pat Kenny.
11:58- We should have first tally from Kildare North in about half an hour. Looks like, as expected, FF will take an absolute battering
11:59- Amused to hear that student favourite (and Observer Muppet of the Year winner) Paul Gogarty lost his seat, and conceded via Twitter. All aboard the ROFLcopter
12:05- John Gormley in trouble in Dublin SE
12:11-I’m having more trouble choosing breakfast than I did choosing election candidates. Hmm.
12:12- Kildare South: Tally complete – Martin Heydon 33%, Jack Wall 28%, Sean O’Fearghail, 12%, Sean Power 10%.
12:13- Looks like champion of the harangued, Joan Burton, will top the poll in her constituency
12:27- Tally in Kildare North moving at the speed of glacial erosion
12:34- Emmett Stagg and Bernard Durkan set to top Kildare North poll. Catherine Murphy, who said attending a debate at NUIM “wasn’t worth her time” doing well.
12:37- FG’s Martin Heydon to get in on the first count in Kildare South.
13:05- brunch break
17:32- aaaaand I’m back
17.40- Mary Hanafin in serious trouble.
17.43- In my absence, Bernard Durkan was deemed elected, having topped the poll. Emmet Stagg expected to be next through, FF’s Fitzpatrick eliminated
18:13- Emmet Stagg deemed elected in Kildare North
18:51- Gerry Adams elected, as is Brian Lenihan
19:20- Labour’s John McGinley excluded on latest count in Kildare North