Here's the count updates you missed overnight

Several counts continued through into the early hours of Sunday morning

Here's the count updates you missed overnight

Anti Austerity Alliance Gino Kenny celebrating with friends and supporters after winning his seat. Image: RollingNews.ie

The general election count weekend has entered its second day, with plenty of activity overnight.

While most count centres had adjourned for the night by 1am, a number continued through into the early hours of Sunday morning.

Counting of votes in the general election will resume later this morning in 20 of the country's 40 constituencies.

More than half of the 158 seats are now filled in the 32nd Dáil after a number of constituencies continued counting throughout the night.

Four rechecks of votes or full recounts are to take place today but the final shape of the 32nd Dáil won't now be known until tomorrow (Monday) when a recount is to take place in Wexford.

Most will resume later this morning, and in four of them - Clare, Dublin South West, Dublin South Central and Donegal either a recheck or full recount will take place.

18 constituencies have now completed counting while Cork East just declared this morning with Sean Sherlock (Labour), David Stanton (Fine Gael) and Kevin O'Keeffe (Fianna Fail) and Pat Buckley (Sinn Féin) elected.

The seats

The state of the 91 seats won so far are as follows:

Fine Gael has 28, Labour has 4, Fianna Fáil has 28 and Sinn Féin has 12.

There are 3 Social Democrats, the Greens have 1, 4 TDs from the People Before Profit Anti Austerity Alliance, 4 for the Independent Alliance and 10 other independents.

The big updates

The election of Catherine Byrne in Dublin South Central temporarily pushed Fine Gael ahead of their rivals Fianna Fáil in terms of secured seats.

However, further results put the two parties neck-and-neck again, although exit polls have predicted Fine Gael will return as the largest government party - although by a much narrower margin, and far short of a majority.

Finance Minister Michael Noonan was one of the household names to secure his seat in the early morning, and was deemed elected in Limerick City after the 6th count.

Also elected after the same count in the same constituency was another government minister - Education Minister Jan O'Sullivan for Labour. She will be joined in the 32nd Dáil by her party colleague Brendan Howlin - the Public Expenditure Minister took the first seat in Wexford.

However, the Coalition partner still looks set to lose a significant amount of their seats - Labour leader and Tánaiste Joan Burton was the only Labour TD elected on Saturday.

One of the major late night news stories was the elimination of Renua leader Lucinda Creighton in Dublin Bay South.

It was bad news for Creighton's young party: while Billy Timmins remains in contention in Wicklow, analysts are predicting the demise of the group after only their first general election.

Senator Katherine Zappone and Colm Brophy were elected shortly before 3am in Dublin South West. However, the returning officer will be considering a recount in the morning.

Cork East continued counts well into the morning, eventually electing four TDs, with Sinn Féin's Pat Buckley clinching the final spot.

Sean Sherlock spoke of his relief after a long night:

Elsewhere, a full recount has been called in Clare starting from 11am tomorrow and also in Wexford, which won't recount until Monday. Counting was suspended at 5:30am this morning when the Sinn Féin candidate Johnny Mythen was just 52 votes behind Government Chief Whip Paul Kehoe.

Some of the other familiar names to secure their seats in the early hours were People Before Profit / Anti Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy and Independent Joan Collins. Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin all continued to gain seats, alongside Independents.

While the Social Democrats will be celebrating their three co-leaders topping the polls in their respective constituencies, there was some disappointment for the new party after Gary Gannon failed to take a seat in Dublin Central - despite having very much remained in contention throughout Saturday.

Counts are due to resume around the country this morning - including a full recount of three candidates' votes in Donegal. With more than 60 Dáil seats still unfilled, it could be another long day in some of Ireland's general election 2016 count centres.

You can find a full list of currently elected TDs here.

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