A number of government Ministers look set to lose their seats as Sinn Féin candidates are surging across the country.
With tallies nearly complete Mary Lou McDonald's party is set to make serious gains.
There's going to be a number of Ministerial casualties in this election if the tallies bear out when votes are counted.
Independents Shane Ross and Katherine Zappone both look set to lose their seats in Dublin Rathdown and Dublin South West.
Regina Doherty is likely to be edged out in Meath East.
Overheard in #MeathEast the mother of Minister Regina Doherty “it’s not looking good for us”.
Latest tallies show Minister Doherty is on just shy of 10% #ge2020
— Kacey O'Riordan (@KaceyORiordan) February 9, 2020
While Junior Ministers also likely to lose out - Andrew Doyle in Wicklow, one of Paul Kehoe or Michael D'Arcy in Wexford, Damien English in Meath West too. Ciaran Cannon in Galway East is vulnerable.
— Adrian Harmon (@Adrian_H21) February 9, 2020
Sinn Féin is going to top the poll in a number of constituencies and a number of candidates who lost their council seats just 7 months ago look set to enter the Dail.
Mairead Farrell in Galway West, Johnny Mythen in Wexford and Sorca Clarke in Longford Westmeath among them.
Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil looking like they're going to be battling for the final seat in a lot of areas as the Sinn Fein wave takes over.