In Photos The painstaking and forensic process of counting the votes


first_img Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland Source: Niall Carson/PA Wire Source: Niall Carson/PA Wire Source: Niall Carson/PA Wire Source: Sam Boal/{Photocall Ireland Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland Source: Niall Carson/PA WireRead: All the latest election coverage > AS THE FIRST results very slowly begin to trickle in this evening, spare a thought for the hard-working staff at count centres around the country.Thousands of votes have to be carefully sorted according to first preferences under the watchful eye of campaign staff and election officials, before the business of working out transfers even begins.Ballot boxes have been opened since 9 o’clock this morning, and with just a tiny percentage of councillors elected out of a total of 949 seats, some counts are expected to last late into the evening – and, for some poor unfortunates, possibly into the early hours of the morning.And let’s not even talk about the European election ballots, which will be counted tomorrow.Here’s what it looks like at the RDS in Dublin, the biggest count centre in the country, and Citywest hotel. Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland Source: Niall Carson/PA Wirelast_img

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