first_imgPat the Cope Gallagher has lost his seatPAT The Cope Gallagher has conceded defeat in the European elections.Marian Harkin retains her seat as an MEP.She was declared the winner of the fourth seat after a recheck of ballot papers, which ended at 4am. The final declaration came almost five days after proceedings began in Castlebar.As a recheck of ballot papers continued through the night, no major discrepancies were identified in hundreds of bundles of votes.Afterwards The Cope called into question his party’s two-candidate strategy in the sprawling constituency.Had just one Fianna Fail candidate stood, he would have taken a seat.  PAT THE COPE GALLAGHER CONCEDES – MARIAN HARKIN TAKES LAST SEAT was last modified: May 29th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more