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Sinn Féin’s Mark Ward (right) is seen canvassing during the 2019 byelection campaign in Clondalkin. Photograph: Fiach Kelly

Sinn Féin’s newest TD Cllr Mark Ward has twice followed in the footsteps of his party and Dublin Mid West constituency colleague Eoin Ó Broin. The No(...)

More than one in every two regular voters stayed at home. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The strongest theme emerging from the four byelections counted on Saturday was the lack of interest among voters, with turnouts at less than half the (...)

Joe O’Brien: ‘We had the so called green wave in the summer at the local elections, but it’s gaining traction now and I think it’s more than a wave.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Green Party has won its first ever Dáil byelection as Joe O’Brien emerged as the comfortable victor in Dublin Fingal. Mr O’Brien topped the poll (...)

Newly-elected Fianna Fáil TD Padraig O’Sullivan and party leader Micheál Martin celebrate the party’s byelection win in Cork North Central on Saturday. Photograph: Provision

Fianna Fáil is celebrating in Cork North-Central tonight after its candidate, Cllr Pádraig O’Sullivan was elected on the 10th count to retain the seat(...)

Malcom Byrne: ‘Racism and the language of hate and division has no place in Wexford politics. Wexford is better than that. Ireland is better than that.’ Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/

Fianna Fáil councillor Malcolm Byrne has been elected in Wexford following the fifth count. He was deemed elected with 18,830 votes after the elimina(...)

Counting of votes in the byelections gets under way at the Dublin Mid West count centre at Adamstown Community Centre, in Lucan. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Sinn Féin upset pre-election predictions when Cllr Mark Ward topped the poll to win the Dublin Mid-West byelection with a margin of 525 votes ahead of(...)

Newly elected Fianna Fál TD  Padraig O’Sullivan and party leader Micheal Martin  at the Cork North Central byelection count centre.Photograph: Provison

Fianna Fáil has won two seats and Sinn Féin and Greens took one each in the byelections held in four different constituencies on Saturday. Sinn Féin’(...)

On Friday, voters in four constituencies will go to the polls to elect a handful of new TDs to the Dáil. Photograph: PA

On Friday, voters in four constituencies will go to the polls to elect a handful of new TDs to the Dáil. It comes after the election of four former me(...)

Leo Varadkar canvasses with Wexford byelection candidate Verona Murphy (centre) in Wexford town. Photograph: Fiach Kelly

It was a smash-and-grab canvass although how much support was snatched during a 40-minute trot around Wexford town will only become apparent when vote(...)

Fine Gael election candidate Verona Murphy canvassing in New Ross, Co Wexford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Large new campaign signs for Verona Murphy have been posted on the grass verges on the approaches to New Ross and Wexford town. “She’s Local & Vo(...)

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