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# By-election

Last year
2022
# by by
Boris Johnson told to quit by Tory grandee after double by-election defeat
The Liberal Democrats won Tiverton and Honiton, while Labour won Wakefield.
# Seanad
Security analyst Tom Clonan wins the Trinity Seanad by-election
Tom Clonan, a disability campaigner, beat out Maureen Gaffney in the final count by 160 votes.
# By-election
Date for Seanad by-election to fill Ivana Bacik's seat set for March
Ballot papers will be issued on 25 February and the poll will close at 11 am on 30 March.
All time
# Boris Johnson
First death of patient with Omicron announced in UK, as Johnson faces into difficult week
The Omicron variant is set to become the dominant strain of coronavirus in London by tomorrow.
# factcheck
Debunked: Misleading Covid vaccine claims in Dolores Cahill's by-election leaflet
Cahill ran in the DBS by-election held earlier this week.
Dolores Cahill claimed in a by-election leaflet that mRNA vaccines "have never been approved". This is untrue, Orla Dwyer reports.
Cahill also made a misleading claim about deaths associated with vaccine clinical trials.
Cahill was a candidate in the Dublin Bay South by-election. She was eliminated on the third count.
FactCheck: Are RNA Covid-19 vaccines actually responsible for 'genetic manipulation'?
FactFind: Here is how Covid-19 deaths are counted in Ireland
# Labour
'Back in the game': How did Labour defy national opinion polls and get 30% of first preference votes?
The Labour leader says it has been a “difficult” few years electorally, but today is a good day.
# Vacancy
Who could fill Ivana Bacik's seat in the Seanad following her election to the Dáil?
The Labour Senator has been elected the new TD for Dublin Bay South.
AS IT HAPPENED
Labour's Ivana Bacik elected in Dublin Bay South after topping the poll
After maintaining a lead all day Bacik was deemed elected on the ninth count.
# Vote
Polls close in Dublin Bay South after first election of the pandemic
40% of voters cast a ballot in the constituency.
# By-election
Dublin Bay South: Green candidate says 'sending a message to government won't build any homes'
Claire Byrne said that her party is ‘delivering’ in government.
# By-election
'Drop a live location and they'll find us': On the canvass in a feverish Dublin Bay South
Fine Gael and Sinn Féin may be leading in national polls, but they’ve a fight on their hands here.
Voices
Larry Donnelly: It's down to the wire in Dublin Bay South
Our columnist looks at the ‘could have beens’ and the ‘just mights’ ahead of next week’s vote.
# Mairéad Tóibín
Aontú launches legal action over 'exclusion' from RTÉ's by-election debates
RTÉ is hosting two Dublin Bay South by-election debates on Sunday and Monday.
# Two horse race
Fine Gael lead with Labour in second in Dublin Bay South by-election, poll shows
An Irish Times poll shows Fine Gael candidate James Geoghegan has the support of 27% of voters.
# To the Polls
Here are the Dublin Bay South by-election candidates battling it out to replace Eoghan Murphy
The housing crisis is top of the agenda for most of the candidates ahead of next month’s by-election.
# get set
Green Party names Claire Byrne as by-election candidate for Dublin Bay South
Byrne has been selected over Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu, while Sinn Féin has officially chosen Senator Lynn Boylan as its candidate.
Voices
Larry Donnelly: The message to Irish politicians this week was 'It's housing, stupid'
Our columnist takes a look at a return to Irish politics as we knew it this week, with housing again front and centre.
# out of the running
Former TD Kate O'Connell will not run in Dublin Bay South by-election
“It appears that preparations have been made for a long time, that it would be impossible for me to win a convention,” O’Connell said.
# Dublin Bay South
Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu seeks Green Party nomination for the Dublin Bay South by-election
Chu said she doesn’t plan to run as an Independent or for any other party.
# Dublin Bay South
Hazel Chu says she will announce her by-election intentions 'over the next couple of days'
It is understood that Hazel Chu is likely to announce her bid tomorrow.
# By-election
Fine Gael councillor seeks nomination to try to retain Eoghan Murphy's Dublin Bay South Dáil seat
Green Party councillor Claire Byrne has also formally announced her candidacy.
# Showtime
Dublin Bay South by-election: The runners and riders in 'Ireland's most affluent constituency'
Eoghan Murphy has resigned his seat, throwing the cat amongst the pigeons.
# Green shade
Green senators table no confidence motion in Hazel Chu following decision to run in Seanad by-election
The Lord Mayor announced her nomination on Monday.
# Lord Mayor
Green Party councillor Hazel Chu to run as independent candidate in Seanad by-election
She did not receive backing from her party to run.
# Controversy
Verona Murphy has been 'through a tough time' but it's the right decision to take her off the FG ticket, says Coveney
Coveney said the by-election campaign was ‘personally stressful’ on Murphy.
# Fine Gael
Removing Verona Murphy from Fine Gael election ticket 'looking better by the moment', says Harris
Murphy has been removed from the Fine Gael general election ticket, the party said yesterday.
By-election results show government is 'out of touch' - Sinn Féin
Fine Gael suffered a blow after failing to win any seats in four contests.
# Polls
Turnout is 'diabolically' low in by-elections as polls close
Forty-three candidates are on the ballot papers across the four constituencies.
# Fingal
Man arrested for tampering with election posters in north Dublin
The incident happened in Balbriggan earlier this week.
# Wexford by-election
Flanagan says it was 'entirely appropriate' for Verona Murphy to visit an asylum seeker reception centre
He denied that vulnerable people in the centre were exploited for the sake of a political apology.
# fingal by-election
10 candidates in Fingal by-election sign up to anti-racism pledge
Those who’ve signed up include Fianna Fáil’s Lorraine Clifford-Lee, who’s recently been embroiled in controversy over old tweets.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Leo Varadkar withdraw his support for Verona Murphy ahead of the by-election?
The Fine Gael Wexford candidate previously made comments linking migrants in Ireland to terror group ISIS.
# Wexford
Pressure on Taoiseach to remove support for Verona Murphy after migrant comments
Party members have condemned her comments but say it is too late in the game to remove party support.
# By-election
Taoiseach 'has spoken to' under-fire FG candidate Verona Murphy about her comments on migrants
Murphy has made a number of controversial comments about refugees in the past number of days.
# Wexford
Fine Gael candidate Verona Murphy issues second apology as more asylum seeker remarks emerge
It follows an apology this morning for comments she made on RTÉ yesterday.
# direct provision
FG candidate Verona Murphy apologises for saying some asylum seekers need to be 'deprogrammed'
Murphy is a candidate in the upcoming Wexford by-election.
# By-election
Tweet-gate and a former minister looking for a comeback: The Dublin Fingal lowdown
The upcoming by-election is to replace MEP Clare Daly.
# it's on
'Election posters at the ready': Minister gives go-ahead for four by-elections
The constituencies will going to the polls at the end of the month.
# November Gain
State of the (very early) race: Here's how the parties are shaping up ahead of the by-elections
By-elections are notoriously difficult for government parties but Fine Gael has been preparing.
# lib dem win
No 'Boris bounce' as Tories lose key by-election with parliamentary majority cut to just one MP
A previously safe seat, the Conservatives lost out to the Liberal Democrats in Brecon and Radnorshire.