With 17 boxes tallied, Sean Ryan Fianna Fail is ahead in Thurles on 18.7%.
He is followed by Peter Ryan, Fine Gael on 16.1%, and then Micheal Lowry on 15.6%.
In a tight race Seamus Hanafin follows on 13.2%, Jim Ryan on 12% and David Doran on 10%.
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