Fianna Fail's Michael Smith has over one third of the vote in Roscrea/Templemore after 8 boxes tallies showed him on 38.6%.
He is followed by Shane Lee, Lowry Party, on 26.4% and then a gap to Fine Gael's Noel Coonan on 12.6%.
Eddie Moran, Lowry Party, is on 7.4% and Tommy Murphy, Independent, is on 5.7%.
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