The out-going TD exceed the quota on the first count.
Sinn Fein has taken the first seat in Laois Offaly.
Brian Stanley has topped the poll with 16,654 first preference votes -surpassing the quota of 11,571
The out-going TD was returned to the 33rd Dail on the first count.
Brian Stanley of Sinn Fein is the first elected TD for the Laois/Offaly constituency. pic.twitter.com/9ZQPqX8YBG— Midlands103 (@Midlands103) February 9, 2020
According to the tallies, Fianna Fail's Barry Cowen and Sean Fleming are also set to be re-elected along with Fine Gael's Minister Charlie Flanagan.
However, it's going to be a long wait for his party colleague Marcella Corcoran as she looks set to lose her seat as she battles it out with Independent Carol Nolan and Fianna's Fail Peter Ormond.