Live coverage of Ireland's presidential election results


7.15: READ MORE: Michael D Higgins has Presidency in the bag according to early tallies

For more stories relating to the Irish presidential race on IrishCentral click here

Higgins is at 43 per cent in Dublin North Central with 33 boxes counted

Dublin North East with 39 boxes counted also puts Higgins in the lead at 35.6 per cent

McGuinness leads on 38 per cent with 12 per cent of the boxes open in Donegal North East

Dublin North West with 38 boxes counted puts Higgins in the lead with 36.9 per cent followed by McGuinness on 23.1 per cent and Gallagher on 19.1 per cent

Higgins and McGuinness are the top two in Cork North Central followed by Gallagher

Higgins leads in Carlow-Kilkenny on 35 per cent with Gallagher on 34 per cent and McGuinness on 13 per cent, Mitchell on seven per cent, Norris on five per cent

Dublin West has Higgins polling around 60 per cent with Gallagher on 10 per cent

In Kildare South, the tallies are: Higgins 40 per cent, Gallagher 32 per cent, McGuinness 11 per cent, Norris 6 per cent, Mitchell 5 per cent, Davis 3 per cent, Scallon 2 per cent

Donegal South West tallies show Gallagher on 32 per cent, Higgins on 29 per cent and McGuinness on 22 per cent

Galway West has Higgins at 57 per cent with Gallagher on 17.5 per cent and McGuinness polling around 11 per cent

7.07: Key indicators from the tallies so far this morning:

Over three million Irish people were eligible to vote in the election which took place on Thursday (October 27th). Vote counting is set to begin on Friday morning in Ireland. Preliminary results will be expected by mid afternoon.

Here is a Saw Doctors song released especially for Michael D Higgin's election bid: