Patrick O'Neill hands over the chain of office later
The announcement was made by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar shortly before 3 o'clock.
He'll be formally elected Taoiseach later.
Councillor Doherty told KCLR News a number of cars have come a cropper on those bends.
The votes will be counted this afternoon
Voting took place at the Lord Bagenal in Leighlinbridge last night for the 12 hundred local members.
Social Protection Minister, Leo Varadkar, and Housing Minister Simon Coveney are the only two contesting
Last month there were 319 people waiting on trolleys in the hospital for Carlow/Kilkenny
The 1,200 local members in Carlow and Kilkenny can vote in the Lord Bagenal in Leighlinbridge on Tuesday evening from 6pm.
The local TD says its not something he's discussed with Leo Varadkar.