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Former Midlands Senator Loses Out In Cultural Panel Voting

Fine Gael's Gabrielle McFadden was eliminated in the 10th count.

Westmeath's Fine Gael candidate Gabrielle McFadden has been eliminated from voting to the cultural and educational panel in the Seanad elections.

Counting was suspended last night after the 13th count, with the Athlone woman losing out in the 10th count. 

No one so far reaching the 188,000 quota.

Fine Gael's Sean Kyne is leading on 180,000, followed in second by his party colleague John McGahon on 175,000.

Sinn Fein's Fintan Warfield on 157,000, Lisa Chambers of Fianna Fail on 144,000, and the Green Party's Saoirse McHugh on 132,000 make up the top five.

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