The official count is due to get underway in the local elections this evening.
With almost all the boxes opened the tally is looking good for Fianna Fail in Arklow with Pat Kennedy, Pat Fitzgerald and Tommy Annesley doing very well, Peir Leonard and Miriam Murphy are also looking good.
In Baltinglass Gerry O’Neill, Edward Timmins, Patsy Glennon, Vincent Blake and Avril Cronin are among the front runners.
In Bray East which has 4 seats up for grabs Stephen Matthews of the Green’s and Sinn Fein’s Grace McManus, Anne Ferris is also in the hunt.
Bray West Joe Behan and Melanie Corrigan are way out front with Daisy O’Brien also strong.
Greystones which has the most candidates has seen Jennifer Whitmore, Tom Fortune, Lourda Scott, Gerry Walsh and Derek Mitchell all do well, but it is very close among the rest of the pack.
Wicklow has Shay Cullen, Gail Dunne, John Snell, Paul O’Brien and Irene Winters in the hunt.
But this will all change once the official count gets going, and the quota is announced.