Completed Tallies show that Michael D Higgins has won the Kildare South constituency with 55% of the vote.
Tallymen and women say he polled strongest in the suburban areas of the constituency.
Peter Casey got 24% of first preferences, followed by Joan Freeman on 8%, Sean Gallagher on 6%, Liadh Ni Riada on 4% and Gavin Duffy on 3%.
Kildare South’s Electorate is 60,307 of which an estimated 46.2% voted according to Tallies.
We hope to have the Tally for Kildare North in the next hour or so. Stay tuned to our Facebook page, our Twitter account @leinsleadernews and at Leinsterleader.ie for updates.