Early tallies don't look good...
Former Government Minister and Westmeath TD Mary O Rourke is predicting that Fianna Fail will pick up a second seat in the constituency.
She's expecting John Joe Flaherty to get over the line and join Robert Troy, Boxer Moran and Sorca Clarke.
If that happens it will be at the expense of sitting Fine Gael deputy Peter Burke.
The former leader in the Seanad says FF and FG have aided the Sinn Fein surge: