By Ronan Casey
Once again the modern democracy that is Ireland saw one of its constituency counts take place in the past. For over a decade, the village of Keenagh in rural Longford has been the venue for the Longford/Westmeath election count. It’s a small village that features a couple of pubs, a shop, an attractive tower, a thriving GAA club and, despite some unfinished housing estates and the bad roads, it’s probably a great place to live. It’s certainly a great place to get away from it all, because it still has no broadband or a mobile phone service to speak of.