Dublin by-elections to be held on June 5

The Government has confirmed that the two by-elections to replace the late Dublin TDs Seamus Brennan and Tony Gregory will be held on the same day as the European and local elections.

Environment Minister John Gormley confirmed in the Dáil last night that the polls to fill the vacant seats in Dublin South and Dublin Central will be held on June 5.

The Government had previously refused to name a date for the votes, prompting speculation that it might delay at least one of the by-elections.

Fine Gael had tabled a motion on the matter in the Dáil last night in an effort to force the Government to move the writs for the two polls.


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