The election of the Aughavas-based Cllr Martin Kenny ensures that Leitrim will have a TD in the next Dáil. The county had none between 2007 and 2011. Kenny has been a three-times Dáil candidate and was elected on the final count. He has been a Leitrim county councillor since 2003 and was re-elected in each successive election. Cllr Kenny is also on Sinn Féin's ard comhairle. He succeeds outgoing Sinn Féin TD Michael Colreavy who is retiring.