Michael D Higgins continues to dominate early tallies here at the count centre in Punchestown in both Kildare’s constituencies.
In Milltown, he got half the votes at 50% with Peter Casey on 26% and Sean Gallagher at 11%.
In Kildare Town he got 58% with Mr Casey at 20%. Sean Gallagher received 8% of the vote, followed by Joan Freeman at 5%, Liadh Ni Riada at 8% and Gavin Duffy at 1%.
And in Kildare North, the village of Kill returned at 64% vote for the incumbent President. Peter Casey received 20%, Sean Gallagher 6%, Joan Freeman 5%, Liadh Ni Riada 2% and Gavin Duffy got 3%.