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#Dublin West

# dublin-west - Friday 21 June, 2013

'I was never a government TD' - Patrick Nulty on 'electoral con-job' claims

The now independent TD has defended his decision to resign from the Labour Party in the wake of claims he committed “an electoral con-job” on the people of Dublin West.

TD Patrick Nulty resigns as Labour Party member

The TD, elected at a by-election in October 2011 before losing the whip over the Budget two months later, has issued a statement this morning.

# dublin-west - Sunday 19 May, 2013

Howlin: Labour will quit coalition if its influence is not strong enough Exclusive

The public expenditure minister says suggestions that Labour are in political trouble are premature.

# dublin-west - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Confirmed: Dáil to lose 8 TDs with confirmation of boundary changes

Ministers have agreed to table new laws enforcing cuts to the size of the Dáil, in line with independent recommendations.

# dublin-west - Saturday 30 June, 2012

Varadkar labelled a ‘Thatcherite Minister’ by Labour TD

Patrick Nulty, who lost the Labour whip last December, has said he always opposed the party going into government with Fine Gael and criticised Leo Varadkar’s comments about public sector pay increments.

# dublin-west - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Constituency report: Dáil loses 8 TDs in radical boundary shake-up

The report of the Constituency Commission cuts the number of TDs, with significant boundary reforms.

# dublin-west - Friday 1 June, 2012

Six key constituencies to watch in today's referendum count

There’s a couple of bell-weather areas which, if the past is anything to go by, could give a hint as to the total outcome.

# dublin-west - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Dublin West candidates spent €143,000 on campaigns

Fianna Fáil candidate David McGuinness recorded the highest expenses, according to SIPO.

# dublin-west - Thursday 12 January, 2012

'Swords question' dominates submissions on Dáil boundary changes Constituencies This post contains a poll

'Swords question' dominates submissions on Dáil boundary changes

Of the 533 submissions published by the Constituency Commission so far, 238 relate to Swords’ placement in Dublin West.

# dublin-west - Friday 25 November, 2011

Column: This is a difficult time for the Greens - but we have reasons for optimism

The Green Party has a lot of work to do to regain the trust of voters – but Irish politics needs our voice, writes new Chairperson of the party Roderic O’Gorman.

We must rebuild trust with voters – Green Party

In an article for, incoming Chairperson Roderic O’Gorman says that the party is ‘optimistic’ about the future – but there is a ‘difficult road ahead’.

# dublin-west - Monday 31 October, 2011

Chief whip says there is no rift in Fine Gael

Despite the party’s poor performances in the presidential election and Dublin West by-election, Paul Kehoe has insisted that there is no crisis within Fine Gael.

# dublin-west - Saturday 29 October, 2011

Michael D's campaign manager: "It’s been a fabulous night"

Dublin Central TD Joe Costello says the presidency is “the prize that every party would love to have”, but that the win will cement the coalition.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning…

Labour’s Patrick Nulty takes Dublin West after count drama

Recount ended in dead heat between Socialist Party’s Ruth Coppinger and Fianna Fáil’s David McGuinness to take on Nulty – but electoral rule saw Coppinger eliminated…

# dublin-west - Friday 28 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday

In tonight’s Fix: The winners of the Presidential race and the Dublin West by-election become clearer, an interesting change to succession laws for Commonwealth countries and why Twitter is ruining your wordplay (according to Ralph Fiennes…)

The count begins: What happens today...

Counting kicks off at 43 constituency centres around the state at 9am this morning, but the first count may not be officially announced until around 7pm this evening.

# dublin-west - Thursday 27 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday

In tonight’s Fix: Ireland goes to the polls, markets embrace the Greece deal, how much you’ll pay for an iPhone 4S, and just what DID cause Monday night’s flooding?

# dublin-west - Wednesday 26 October, 2011

FG candidate in Dublin West says she's 'the only government candidate'

Eithne Loftus is distributing campaign leaflets that say she is the only government candidate despite Labour’s Patrick Nulty also running in the by-election.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you should know this morning…

A farmer, a teacher and JFK: meet the Dublin West by-election candidates

A total of 13 candidates are running for the seat vacated by the death of Brian Lenihan. runs the rule over all of them…

# dublin-west - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In tonight’s Fix: Gallagher’s war of words with SF over donation, the flood cleanup continues, Taoiseach still wants to cut the bailout bill… and was Muammar Gaddafi a Liverpool fan?

From The Daily Edge Meet Dublin West independent candidate Jim Tallon... as Knight Rider Knight Rider This post contains videos

Meet Dublin West independent candidate Jim Tallon... as Knight Rider

The independent candidate has been contesting elections since 1981 and he’s also a fan of Knight Rider if this is anything to go by…

# dublin-west - Thursday 13 October, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

13 names in the running for Dublin West by-election

Six non-party candidates line up against seven from established parties, in the by-election to fill Brian Lenihan’s old seat.

# dublin-west - Monday 10 October, 2011

Registration for election and referendum voting closes today

If you haven’t gotten your vote sorted out yet, you’ve only got a few hours left to fix it. Here’s what you need to do.

# dublin-west - Saturday 8 October, 2011

Poll shows support for passing two referendums

Meanwhile, Fianna Fáil is urging the Government to publish the text of the referenda as a matter of urgency.

# dublin-west - Friday 7 October, 2011

# dublin-west - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Brian Lenihan 'did an outstanding job in extraordinarily difficult circumstances'

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has hailed the late Brian Lenihan for his actions when he was Minister for Finance.

# dublin-west - Monday 3 October, 2011

Apprentice’s Barry Caesar Hunt to contest Dublin West by-election

Hunt, best known for his appearance on last year’s TV3 series of The Apprentice, wants to take Brian Lenihan’s old seat.

# dublin-west - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Fine Gael picks local councillor to contest Dublin West by-election

Eithne Loftus will contest the seat vacated by Brian Lenihan.

# dublin-west - Friday 9 September, 2011

First candidates named in Dublin West by-election

The election is eight weeks away, but we already have a few candidates – though larger parties are yet to name theirs.

# dublin-west - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

Government confirms October 27 as polling date for by-election

The election to fill Brian Lenihan’s seat in Dublin West will be held alongside the Presidential Election and two referenda.

# dublin-west - Sunday 24 July, 2011

Conor Lenihan 'will not run' for late brother Brian's seat

The former Fianna Fáil minister will be overlooked in favour of a younger face, according to reports.

# dublin-west - Friday 10 June, 2011

Obituary: Brian Lenihan TD, 1959-2011

A biography of the late former Minister for Finance, who died at his home this morning aged 52.

# dublin-west - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Varadkar's team remove '10,000 cable ties' abandoned after election Cable Ties This post contains a poll

Varadkar's team remove '10,000 cable ties' abandoned after election

Tourism minister Leo Varadkar says he and his team have removed thousands of ties abandoned after removing election posters.

# dublin-west - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

Opposition 'still an option' for Labour, chiefs believe

Labour’s National Council gives its go-ahead for coalition talks with FG – but says it won’t fly straight into government.

# dublin-west - Monday 28 February, 2011

Parties yet to decide on European Parliament replacements

The Socialist Party replacements will meet to decide who can succeed Joe Higgins’, while Alan Kelly’s seat is also free.

Fianna Fáil wipe out marks the end of political dynasties

Well known Fianna Fáil names like Haughey, Hanafin, Coughlan, Andrews and McEllistrim are no longer in the Dáil.

The 'high-maintenance independents' prepare to take their seats in the Dáil

We look at the more colourful TDs who will take their seats in Dáil Eireann next week.