Byelections

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Four new TDs take their seats in the Dáil on Tuesday.

Four new TDs will enter the fold at Leinster House on Tuesday. They were elected during byelections last week. But who are they? Pádraig O(...)

Fine Gael byelection candidate Verona Murphy arrives to vote at Ramsgrange Parish Hall, Co Wexford, on Friday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

“She apologised, but there are other candidates, and one in particular, Gemma O’Doherty, who didn’t apologise and who seemed to get something of a fre(...)

Votes in the Dublin Mid-West byelection being counted at Adamstown Community Centre in Lucan. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Fianna Fáil victory in two of the four byelections has given the main Opposition party a timely confidence boost in advance of the next general el(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: The Government is  facing a motion of no confidence in Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy in the Dáil on Tuesday.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar faces growing fallout from Fine Gael’s defeat in four byelections amid pressure from within the party to remove Verona Murphy f(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan at the Garda College, Templemore. Fine Gael’s leadership will be left with much to consider after the byelections. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Four byelections, 111,027 votes and 261,171 people who didn’t bother voting. Much controversy, lengthy counts and very likely the last outing to the p(...)

Fine Gael’s Wexford byelection candidate Verona Murphy is pictured after being eliminated, at St Joseph’s Community Centre. Photograph: Patrick Browne

To be clear, there were only four byelections on at the weekend, but some people became confused as the Government was all over the place. On Saturda(...)

 Malcolm Byrne of Fianna Fáil: he says he has faced much social media abuse, not just about his sexuality but on other issues too.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Newly elected Wexford TD Malcolm Byrne first contested and won an election for Fianna Fáil when he ran for the old Gorey town council. Elected a coun(...)

 Joe O’Brien votes at Skerries Community Centre in the Dublin Fingal byelection. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Calm, reserved, hardworking, very thorough and “not a man to pick up a megaphone” to deal with a challenge is how a colleague describes newly elected (...)

Newly-elected Fianna Fáil TD  Padraig O’Sullivan  at the Cork North Central byelection count centre. Photograph:  Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Newly-elected Cork North Central Fianna Fáil TD Padraig O’Sullivan has taken a somewhat unpredictable path to Dáil Éireann. A native of Little Island(...)

No one voted in one area of  Bishopstown in Cork North Central in Friday’s byelection.  Photograph: Provision

Turnout was expected to be low in the four Dáil byelections but in one part of Cork North-Central an expected low turnout became no turnout at all. W(...)

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