Polling Begins In Local And Euro Elections

Polling stations has gotten underway in the Local and European elections, as well as two Dáil by-elections.

Some 2,000 election candidates are in the running for 949 local authority, with 41 candidates contesting 11 MEP seats.

In Dublin West 10 candidates are in competition for its by-elections, alongside nine candidates in Longford/Westmeath.

Polling stations are open until 22:00 and voters only need photographic ID to cast their votes. The official polling card is not needed.

Counting of the votes will begin on Saturday morning.


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