Today the College Tribune will be doing a live blog from UCDSU count centre with every election result for the student union elections 2015. Stay here for regular updates.

We’re updating the information below as soon as it is made available by UCDSU Returning Officer, viagra Morgan Shelley.

10:20am – The first count results from Carysfort, look Richview and Newstead are in, and show presidential candidate Cian Aherne in the lead followed by education candidate Dannii Curtis, welfare candidate Clare O’Connor, graduate education candidate Sharath Jagarlapudi and C&C candidate Cian Byrne.

Presidential Race:

Aherne 61 votes
Foley 60 votes
O’Halloran 48 votes
Fanning 31 votes

Education Race:

Curtis 124 votes
Ryan 43 votes

Welfare Race:

O’Connor 155 votes
Keogh 25 votes

Graduate Race:

Sharath 62 votes
Beattie 52 votes

Campaigns & Communications Race:

Byrne 126 votes
Dockery 53 votes

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11.10 am – The results from Vet are in and show controversial presidential candidate Marcus O’Halloran leading the race, followed by education candidate Dannii Curtis, welfare candidate Clare O’Connor, graduate education candidate Sharath Jagarlapudi and C&C candidate Cian Byrne.

Presidential Race:

O’Halloran leads the presidential race with total 180 votes.
Foley 76 votes
Aherne 70 votes
Fanning 35

Education Race:

Curtis leads with a current total of 209 votes.
Ryan 107 votes

Welfare Race:

O’Connor leads with a total 291 votes.
Keogh 39 votes

Graduate Race:

Sharath leads with a total of 63 votes.
Beattie 59 votes.

Campaigns & Communications Race:

Byrne leads with 236 votes.
Dockery 91 votes

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11:50 am – The latest results from the election count are as follows, with Marcus O’Halloran leading the presidential race with over 50% of the vote. Graudate candidate Hazel Beattie has moved ahead of Sharath Jagarpaludi by 34 votes. Curtis, Byrne and O’Connor retain their lead.

Presidential Race:

O’Halloran 331 votes (51%)
Foley 126 votes (20%)
Aherne 115 votes (18%)
Fanning 68 votes (11%)

Education Race:

Curtis 357 votes (61%)
Ryan 206 votes (35%)

Welfare Race:

O’Connor 493 votes (83%)
Keogh 92 votes (16%)

Graduate Race:

Beattie 117 votes (56%)
Sharath 83 votes (40%)

Campaigns & Communications:

Byrne 391 votes (66%)
Dockery 191 votes

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12:50 pm – The first count from Newman has just been released. There was a surge in support for Michael Foley, who beat leader Marcus O’Halloran by 77 votes. O’Halloran still holds the lead with 36% of the vote.
The total results so far are as follows below.

Presidential Race:

O’Halloran 493 votes (36%)
Foley 365 votes (27%)
Aherne 265 votes (19%)
Fanning 239 votes (17%)

Education Race:

Curtis 807 votes (62%)
Ryan 446 votes (35%)

Welfare Race:

O’Connor 1010 votes (77%)
Keogh 280 votes (21%)

Graduate Race:

Graduate: Beattie 233 votes (66%)
Sharath 110 votes (31%)

Campaigns & Communications Race:

Byrne 726 votes (56%)
Dockery 548 votes (42%)

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1:15pm: The second count from Newman has just been released. The results are as follows below. Marcus O’Halloran jumps ahead of Michael Foley in this count, beating him by a slim margin of 16 votes.

Presidential Race:

O’Halloran 575 (35%)
Foley 436 (26%)
Aherne 329 votes (20%)
Fanning 310 votes (19%)

Education Candidate:

Curtis 975 votes (61%)
Keogh 561 votes (35%)

Welfare Candidate:

O’Connor 1197 votes (75%)
Keogh 374 votes (24%)

Graduate Candidate:

Beattie 306 votes (67%)
Sharath 135 votes (30%)

Campaigns & Communications:

Byrne 875 votes (55%)
Dockery 680 votes (43%)

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2:50pm – The election count results from Ag are in and are as follows below.

Presidential Race:

O’Halloran 1183 votes (51%)
Foley 453 votes (20%)
Aherne 334 votes (14%)
Fanning 322 (14%)

Education Race:
Curtis 1369 votes (63%)
Ryan 743 votes (34%)

Welfare Race:

O’Connor 1687 votes (77%)
Keogh 462 votes (21%)

Graduate Race:

Beattie 442 votes (69%)
Sharath 117 votes (28%)

Campaigns & Communications:

Byrne 1313 votes (60%)
Dockery 821 votes (38%)

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3:30pm – Election results following the addition of Science and Quinn results are as follows:

Presidential Race:

O’Halloran 1475 votes (46%)
Foley 766 votes (24%)
Aherne 524 votes (16%)
Fanning 438 votes (14%)

Education Race:

Curtis 1896 votes (62%)
Ryan 1065 votes (35%)

Welfare Race:

O’Connor 2441 votes (79%)
Keogh 589 votes (19%)

Graduate Race:

Beattie 546 votes (69%)
Sharath 225 votes (28%)

Campaigns & Communications:

Byrne 1830 votes (60%)
Dockery 1140 votes (38%)

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UPDATE: 16:09

Paul Dockery and his campaign team have conceded defeat. The following announcement appeared on his campaign Facebook page late this afternoon.

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Update Following The Completion of Count 1:

Presidential Race:

O’Halloran 1765 Votes (40%)

Foley 1351 Votes (30%)

Aherne 733 votes (16%)

Fanning 581 votes (13%) – ELIMINATED

 

Education Race:

Curtis 2451 votes (58%) – ELECTED

Ryan 1663 votes (39%)

 

Welfare Race:

O’Connor 3411 votes (80%) – ELECTED

Keogh 760 votes (18%)

 

Campaigns & Communications Race:

Byrne 2579 votes (61%) – ELECTED

Dockery 1526 votes (36%)

 

Graduate Race:

Beattie 681 votes (67%) – ELECTED

Sharath 311 votes (30%)

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Update Following The Completion of Count 2:

Presidential Race: 

O’Halloran 1856 votes

Foley 1550 votes

Aherne 848 votes – ELIMINATED

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Update Following The Completion of Count 3:

O’Halloran 2048 votes – ELECTED

Foley 1946 votes

** Michael Foley has submitted an official request for a recount to returning officer Morgan Shelley. There are 102 votes separating the two candidates.

9:44pm – Marcus O’Halloran’s has been confirmed as UCDSU’s next president tonight after Michael Foley conceded defeat following an official recount.

 

– Lauren Tracey and Rachel Carey

Lauren Tracey
Editor