Sitting councillor, PJ Kelly (FF), looks well on the way to topping the poll in West Clare. With 28 of 44 boxes open, the Lissycasey councillor has almost double the vote of his closest rival, Gabriel Keating (FG). As things stand both Bill Chambers (FF) and Ian Lynch (IND) look like retaining their seats but there will be a major contest for the fifth seat. Cillian Murphy (FF) is in that position at present ahead of Joe Woulfe (IND) and Violet-Anne Wynne (SF). Mike Taylor (FG) and Noreen Lynch (IND) have a lot of ground to make up if they are to have an impact on this election.