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# by-election - Monday 23 December, 2019

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.

# by-election - Thursday 19 December, 2019

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 - Sunday 1 December, 2019

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.

# by-election - Friday 29 November, 2019

Turnout is 'diabolically' low in by-elections as polls close

Forty-three candidates are on the ballot papers across the four constituencies.

# by-election - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Man arrested for tampering with election posters in north Dublin

The incident happened in Balbriggan earlier this week.

# by-election - Friday 22 November, 2019

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.

# by-election - Thursday 21 November, 2019

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.

# by-election - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Poll: Should Leo Varadkar withdraw his support for Verona Murphy ahead of the by-election? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# by-election - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

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.

Taoiseach 'has spoken to' under-fire FG candidate Verona Murphy about her comments on migrants By-election This post contains videos

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.

# by-election - Monday 18 November, 2019

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.

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 - Friday 15 November, 2019

Tweet-gate and a former minister looking for a comeback: The Dublin Fingal lowdown

The upcoming by-election is to replace MEP Clare Daly.

# by-election - Thursday 7 November, 2019

'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.

# by-election - Sunday 22 September, 2019

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.

# by-election - Friday 2 August, 2019

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.

# by-election - Friday 7 June, 2019

Brexit Party fails to win first seat in UK by-election

Prime Minister Theresa May is stepping down as Conservative party leader today.

# by-election - Friday 4 May, 2018

26-year-old newcomer wins Tyrone by-election for Sinn Féin

Begley took the seat with an almost 8,000 vote majority.

# by-election - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Young upstart on course to dish out embarrassing defeat for Donald Trump

A by-election win for Democrat Jon Ossoff in Atlanta, Georgia, would be a major blow for Trump.

# by-election - Friday 24 February, 2017

Corbyn defiant as Tories net historic by-election win over Labour

For the first time since 1982, the UK government gained a by-election seat from the opposition.

# by-election - Friday 2 December, 2016

Another blow for former London mayor hopeful as he loses Westminster seat

The result caps a miserable year for Zac Goldsmith after losing the London mayoral election and quitting the Conservative party.

# by-election - Friday 13 November, 2015

Joan Burton lashes 'online warriors' as Mairia Cahill becomes a Labour senator

The abuse victim has won a seat on the Seanad’s Industrial and Commercial Panel.

# by-election - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

Mairia Cahill is refusing to talk about her past dissident links

The Labour Seanad candidate is coming under pressure over her refusal to debate.

# by-election - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

Labour is taking legal advice over an email about Mairia Cahill

The email was sent to every TD and Senator overnight by the independent Seanad by-election candidate Jerry Beades.

# by-election - Monday 5 October, 2015

Sinn Féin 'actively considering' running someone against Mairia Cahill

The party is considering its options.

# by-election - Sunday 4 October, 2015

Cahill says running for the Seanad for Labour is a message to her abuser and the IRA

Cahill said she spent a lot of time considering how she would manage the nomination if successful.

# by-election - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Mairia Cahill has joined Labour and is set to run for the Seanad

The Belfast woman has been nominated for the position by Joan Burton and Alan Kelly.

# by-election - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Renua spent nearly €30k trying (and failing) to get this man elected

SIPO has released details of expenditure in the Carlow-Kilkenny by-election.

# by-election - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Renua looking into claims "Yes Kilkenny" was a 'front' for candidate

The party’s ethics officer Karl Deeter said he is trying to find out what happened.

# by-election - Monday 25 May, 2015

"Yes Kilkenny" referendum campaign denies it was a 'front' for Renua candidate

The campaign claimed to be “non-party”, but was run by Renua activists and endorsed Renua candidate Patrick McKee.

# by-election - Sunday 24 May, 2015

Fianna Fáil has finally won a by-election

Bobby Aylward was elected early this morning.

# by-election - Saturday 23 May, 2015

AS IT HAPPENED: Early tallies point to a YES and No campaigners concede

The nation holds its breath.

# by-election - Thursday 21 May, 2015

What you need to know about the fierce battle for Phil Hogan's old seat

Big Phil is gone to Europe, so who’s in the running for his old Dáil seat in Friday’s by-election?

# by-election - Friday 15 May, 2015

FF candidate says he 'never got a letter' over expenses claims... but he got THREE By-election This post contains videos

FF candidate says he 'never got a letter' over expenses claims... but he got THREE

Bobby Aylward was among over a hundred politicians who received letters about over-claiming expenses six years ago.

With mutters of 'Jesus Christ', an exasperated Vincent Browne presided over a bizarre debate last night

13 chairs were hauled into the TV3 studios for last night’s Carlow-Kilkenny debate. They were lucky candidates didn’t start hitting each other with them.

# by-election - Friday 8 May, 2015

Protester arrested during Taoiseach's canvas in Carlow

He was later released without charge.

# by-election - Friday 24 April, 2015

Young man takes on social welfare for 'age discrimination' over reduced dole

By-election candidate Adrienne Wallace says there would be outrage if ‘women or black people had to accept a lower rate’.

# by-election - Friday 10 April, 2015

Joan Burton made a new friend today

The Tánaiste is on the by-election campaign trail in Carlow-Kilkenny.

# by-election - Monday 30 March, 2015

Defection: Renua poaches Fianna Fail councillor for by-election

Patrick McKee is set to be announced as the new party’s candidate in Carlow-Kilkenny tomorrow.

# by-election - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Not sure who to vote for? This app will tell you Elections Made Easy This post contains videos

Not sure who to vote for? This app will tell you

Smartvote to the rescue.

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