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# Seanad by-election

Last year
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.
List of 17 candidates announced for upcoming Seanad by-election
The Seanad by-election is taking place to fill the vacancy caused by Labour Senator Ivana Bacik’s election to the Dáil.
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
Explainer: There are two seats up for grabs in the Seanad today - here's what you need to know
Members of the Dáil and the Seanad will be voting by secret ballot.
Mary Lou defends using the word Londonderry: 'I'm well aware of the history of Derry'
The name of the city remains a contentious issue for some.
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.
Mairia Cahill 'deeply regrets and is deeply sorry' for dissident involvement
The Labour Seanad candidate has broken her silence.
Mairia Cahill is refusing to talk about her past dissident links
The Labour Seanad candidate is coming under pressure over her refusal to debate.
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.
Sinn Féin 'actively considering' running someone against Mairia Cahill
The party is considering its options.
Fine Gael's John McNulty has lost the Seanad by-election - and here's who beat him
Former TUI president Gerard Craughwell is the country’s newest senator.
Ireland's newest senator: I won't be whipped by any party
Gerard Craughwell has been speaking to reporters this lunchtime.
John McNulty goes back to running his shop as Enda says he didn't vote for him
The reluctant candidate could yet win the Seanad by-election on Friday.
Joan Burton told: 'The country wants Enda's head on a plate and you can deliver it'
Mick Wallace said people are sick with ‘cronyism in Irish politics’.
GONE: John McNulty has withdrawn from the Seanad by-election
The Fine Gael nominee for the upper house has said contesting the election would distract from the “critical work of government”.
McNulty appears as IMMA board member on Seanad ballot paper - even though he's resigned
The controversy over Fine Gael’s pick for the vacant Seanad seat is rumbling on.
8 things you need to know about Fine Gael's Seanad shambles... and why it matters
A little-known losing local election candidate is at the centre of a controversy that is causing huge problems for Fine Gael.
FG TD thinks McNulty appointment is 'stroke politics at its worst'... and he's not the only one
Meanwhile, Finance Minister Michael Noonan has sought to play down the John McNulty controversy today.
This guy is Fine Gael's surprise pick for the vacant Seanad seat
John McNulty will take Deirdre Clune’s vacant seat in the upper house.
This man wants to stop the 'silly charade' and run for the Seanad
Gerard Craughwell believes the forthcoming Seanad by-election is “a sham”
The government doesn't have a majority in the Seanad, but will pass a law to fix that today
Fine Gael hopes to fill the vacant Seanad seat when TDs and Senators return from their holidays in September.