He's the third TD to be elected
Charlie Flanagan has been returned to the Dail.
The Fine Gael Minister is the third TD to be elected in Laois Offaly.
He's joining Fianna Fail's Barry Cowen and Brian Stanley of Sinn Fein in the 33rd Dail.
Fianna Fail's Sean Fleming is also expected to be elected along with Independent TD Carol Nolan.