The Minister for Education says he hopeful some of the parties new candidates running in a number of constituencies across Donegal will secure a seat.
Minister Joe McHugh says however that he is disappointed Michelle McKenna has not performed well in the tallies so far in the Buncrana Electoral area.
He says he is happy with how some of his party’s candidates are also doing in the Letterkenny area.
The boxes have yet to be opened for the Donegal Municipal District.
The Fine Gael TD says he is also disappointed with voter turnout at this election and says it is something that needs to be addressed.