IN PICTURES: General Election 2016 count weekend

Some of the most memorable scenes from count centres across the country...

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Alan Kelly. Image: Chris Radburn / PA Wire/Press Association Images

It has been a weekend full of emotions for the candidates in the 2016 General Election.

In count centres across the country there were scenes of jubilation and disappointment, as well as plenty of scenes of public affection and celebration.

You can see some of the best photos from the weekend below:

Hannah Snell and David O'Neill from Swords sorting ballots

Sinn Féin's Mary Lou McDonald

Renua's Lucinda Creighton

PBP/AAA's Ruth Coppinger and Fianna Fáil's Jack Chambers

Social Democrat's Roisín Shortall

Sinn Féin's Dessie Ellis

Fine Gael's Paschal Donohoe

Fine Gael Eoghan Murphy and the Green Party's Eamon Ryan

All photos: Photocall Ireland