PAT The Cope Gallagher has conceded defeat in the European elections.
Marian Harkin retains her seat as an MEP.
She was declared the winner of the fourth seat after a recheck of ballot papers, which ended at 4am.
The final declaration came almost five days after proceedings began in Castlebar.
As a recheck of ballot papers continued through the night, no major discrepancies were identified in hundreds of bundles of votes.
Afterwards The Cope called into question his party’s two-candidate strategy in the sprawling constituency.
Had just one Fianna Fail candidate stood, he would have taken a seat.