Most common refrain in Leitrim today was “it wasn’t me” as speculation mounts who the winner might be

Actor Chris O’Dowd pictured in King House, Boylet when he received The Freedom of Roscommon. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Moone Boy creator accepts freedom of Roscommon before crowd in Boyle

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Commenting on the outcome, Luke Ming Flanagan said a seed had been planted

Newly elected Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice (right) celebrates winning the Roscommon South Leitrim byelection with MEP Luke Ming Flanagan. Photograph: Brian Farrell.

Independent candidate defeats Fianna Fáil’s Ivan Connaughton on seventh count

The winners: Anti-Austerity Alliance candidate Paul Murphy celebrates taking the Dublin South West byelection (left) and Michael Fitzmaurice (Independent) savours his victory in the Roscommon South-Leitrim byelection. Photographs: Alan Betson/The Irish Times and Brian Farrell.

Anti-Austerity Alliance tops SF in Dublin SW; Independent beats FF in Roscommon-South Leitrim

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheal Martin with Cllr Sinead Guckian in Roscommon on Monday. Photograph:  Brian Farrell

Taoiseach Enda Kenny took to campaign trail in Roscommon-South Leitrim

 Seán with his children Leanne (9), Sally jnr (20 months), Joseph (4) and Abbie (7). “I am conscious that her inquest starts in December, when the children will be getting excited about Christmas, but the waiting is really hard and I don’t want anyone to delay it further now.”

Hearing into Sligo hospital death to be held in December

Dhara Kivlehan’s husband  Michael says he feels no anger towards hospital staff over her death. Photograph: PA

Dhara Kivlehan’s husband to set up foundation for bereaved parents who lose a partner

Michael Kivlehan appealed to other fathers not to be afraid to challenge doctors.

Jury reach unanimous verdict and call for national database of critical-care beds

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