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Byelections 2019: ‘Strong TD now for a neglected constituency’in Cork North Central

Byelections 2019: ‘Strong TD now for a neglected constituency’in Cork North Central

It was a good day at the office for Fianna Fáil, according to party leader Micheál Martin, and it was hard to disagree.

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Fine Gael byelection troubles: Shift in power

Fine Gael byelection troubles: Shift in power

Was it the nightmare before Christmas?

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Elaine Loughlin: Are we in a new era of intolerant politics?

Elaine Loughlin: Are we in a new era of intolerant politics?

Verona Murphy performed well in the by-election, with no mass voter boycott of her after controversial migrant remarks, says political correspondent Elaine Loughlin.

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Daniel McConnell: Byelections 2019 fallout sees Martin on the move with Varadkar stuck in reverse

Daniel McConnell: Byelections 2019 fallout sees Martin on the move with Varadkar stuck in reverse

It's a wrap. Political editor Daniel Mcconnell runs the rule over Byelections 2019 and reflects on the likely fallout.

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Byelection results show Government is out of touch – Sinn Féin

Byelection results show Government is out of touch – Sinn Féin

The largest party, Fine Gael, suffered a blow after failing to win any seats in four contests.

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Byelections 2019: Winning candidates welcome poll results

Byelections 2019: Winning candidates welcome poll results

The Government suffered a blow after failing to win any seats in four byelections yesterday, while Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party celebrated their victories.

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Byelections 2019: Fine Gael suffer blow after failing to win any seats

Byelections 2019: Fine Gael suffer blow after failing to win any seats

The Government has suffered a blow after failing to win any seats in four byelections which could provide clues before the whole country goes to the polls next year.

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Byelections 2019: Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and the Greens win four vacant seats

Byelections 2019: Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and the Greens win four vacant seats

The results of the first counts in all four constituencies are in.

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Byelections 2019: 'There's momentum behind us': O'Brien celebrates first Green byelection win

Byelections 2019: 'There's momentum behind us': O'Brien celebrates first Green byelection win

The Green Party is celebrating its first ever by-election victory in Dublin-Fingal after Joe O'Brien secured the seat vacated by Clare Daly after the eighth count.

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Byelections 2019: Green Party's Joe O'Brien elected to Dáil in Dublin-Fingal

Byelections 2019: Green Party's Joe O'Brien elected to Dáil in Dublin-Fingal

Latest:: The Green Party's Joe O'Brien has been elected in Dublin-Fingal.

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Byelections 2019: Byrne hits out at racism in politics after win in Wexford

Byelections 2019: Byrne hits out at racism in politics after win in Wexford

Fianna Fáil's Malcolm Byrne has said there is no place for racism in politics after being elected in the Wexford by-election.

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Byelections 2019: FF's Padraig O'Sullivan 'honoured' with win but 'it's back out campaigning soon'

Byelections 2019: FF's Padraig O'Sullivan 'honoured' with win but 'it's back out campaigning soon'

Fianna Fail's Padraig O'Sullivan claimed the seat in the Cork North-Central by-election on the tenth count.

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Byelections 2019: Fianna Fáil's Malcolm Byrne elected to Dáil in Wexford

Byelections 2019: Fianna Fáil's Malcolm Byrne elected to Dáil in Wexford

Latest 7.20pm: Verona Murphy has been eliminated from the Wexford By-election.

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Reilly disappointed with result, describes Murphy's migrant comments as 'very hurtful'

Reilly disappointed with result, describes Murphy's migrant comments as 'very hurtful'

Fine Gael's James Reilly has described Verona Murphy's comments about migrants as “very hurtful” and said he rejected them totally.

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Byelections 2019: 'Good day for working class' as SF's Mark Ward takes Dáil seat

Byelections 2019: 'Good day for working class' as SF's Mark Ward takes Dáil seat

Sinn Fein's Mark Ward has been elected to the Dail on the ninth count in the Dublin Mid West by-election, a result party leader Mary Lou McDonald said was a good day for the “working class”.

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Byelections 2019: Fianna Fáil's Padraig O'Sullivan elected to Dáil in Cork North-Central

Byelections 2019: Fianna Fáil's Padraig O'Sullivan elected to Dáil in Cork North-Central

Latest: Senator Colm Burke was eliminated in the ninth count of the Cork North-Central by-election.

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Sherlock: Maher a contender for 2020 General Election

Sherlock: Maher a contender for 2020 General Election

The performance of Labour's John Maher has marked him out as a contender for 2020, according to Labour TD Sean Sherlock.

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Byelections 2019: Sinn Féin's Mark Ward elected to Dáil Dublin Mid-West

Byelections 2019: Sinn Féin's Mark Ward elected to Dáil Dublin Mid-West

Latest: Sinn Féin candidate Mark Ward has been elected to the Dáil following the Dublin Mid-West by-election.

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Verona Murphy insists she will run in next General Election

Verona Murphy insists she will run in next General Election

Fine Gael byelection candidate Verona Murphy has insisted she will be running for the party in the next General Election.

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Fine Gael's Burke optimistic about chances in 2020 General Election

Fine Gael's Burke optimistic about chances in 2020 General Election

Fine Gael's Colm Burke is optimistic about his chances of securing a seat in the General Election in 2020 but conceded that it is now unlikely that he will secure a seat in the by-election.

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Byelections 2019: Low turnout down to voter apathy - Coveney

Byelections 2019: Low turnout down to voter apathy - Coveney

"The story of Cork North-Central is the collapse of the hard left," said Tánaiste Simon Coveney.

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Justice Minister Flanagan: Verona Muphy not a victim of character assassination

Justice Minister Flanagan: Verona Muphy not a victim of character assassination

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has denied claims made by Fine Gael's Wexford candidate Verona Murphy that she was the subject of a character assassination.

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Byelections 2019: Fianna Fáil's Malcolm Byrne looks set to top the poll in Wexford

Byelections 2019: Fianna Fáil's Malcolm Byrne looks set to top the poll in Wexford

Fine Gael's director of elections for Wexford, Charlie Flanagan, has arrived at the count centre where Fianna Fáils Malcolm Byrne looks set to top the poll.

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Byelections 2019: 'Good day out' for Fianna Fáil, Martin says

Byelections 2019: 'Good day out' for Fianna Fáil, Martin says

Pádraig O'Sullivan looks "destined" to win the seat vacated by party colleague Billy Kelleher earlier this year, he added.

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Byelections 2019: Fine Gael focusing on the positives in Cork North-Central

Byelections 2019: Fine Gael focusing on the positives in Cork North-Central

Minister Creed conceded that a Fianna Fáil victory is all but a certainty today.

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Byelections 2019: Early signs good for Fianna Fáil's Pádraig O'Sullivan in Cork North-Central

Byelections 2019: Early signs good for Fianna Fáil's Pádraig O'Sullivan in Cork North-Central

The county councillor has 28.19% of the vote after the tally, giving him a seven-point lead over Fine Gael's Colm Burke.

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Byelections 2019: Sinn Féin's Mark Ward leads but three-horse race in Dublin Mid West

Byelections 2019: Sinn Féin's Mark Ward leads but three-horse race in Dublin Mid West

The by-election is to replace Fine Gael TD Frances Fitzgerald who was elected as an MEP in May.

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Daniel McConnell: Will voters further weaken FG in Dáil?

Daniel McConnell: Will voters further weaken FG in Dáil?

With business exceedingly slow at polling stations yesterday, it is clear the four by-elections have not captured the public’s imagination.

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Byelection voting closes, counting begins in morning

Byelection voting closes, counting begins in morning

Voter turnout is still slow in the four by-elections being held today.

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Low and slow: A Black Friday for voter turnout in byelections

Low and slow: A Black Friday for voter turnout in byelections

Polls will stay open until 10pm this evening in the votes to replace the four TDs elected to the European Parliament in May.

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Voters take to the polls in four byelections

Voters take to the polls in four byelections

Voting centres opened at 7am and will stay open until 10pm this evening.

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Taoiseach yet to speak with Shane Ross about Verona Murphy's 'interference' with road safety officer

Taoiseach yet to speak with Shane Ross about Verona Murphy's 'interference' with road safety officer

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has yet to speak to the Transport Minister Shane Ross about “interference” by Fine Gael byelection candidate Verona Murphy in the operation of the Road Safety Authority (RSA).

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Michael Clifford: Hometown boy Malcolm Byrne believes his time has come in byelection

Michael Clifford: Hometown boy Malcolm Byrne believes his time has come in byelection

A party man through and through, Fianna Fáil’s Malcolm Byrne is very different than the man he seeks to replace, writes Michael Clifford.

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Murphy under fire for pulling out of live debates

Murphy under fire for pulling out of live debates

Fine Gael by-election candidate Verona Murphy has been criticised after failing to take part in two panel debates.

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Taoiseach secretly canvassed with Wexford byelection candidate Verona Murphy

Taoiseach secretly canvassed with Wexford byelection candidate Verona Murphy

Mr Varadkar travelled to Wexford yesterday where he spent around 40 minutes meeting locals with the Fine Gael candidate.

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By-elections 2019: A three-way battle in Dublin Fingal, our youngest constituency

By-elections 2019: A three-way battle in Dublin Fingal, our youngest constituency

The growing pains of this vibrant and bustling constituency are clear for all to see.

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By-elections 2019: Shootout between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to replace Mick Wallace in Wexford

By-elections 2019: Shootout between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to replace Mick Wallace in Wexford

Mick Wallace was known as a straight talker in the Dáil and it will be a straight shootout between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael to replace him.

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Byelections 2019: All politics is local in Dublin Mid-West

Byelections 2019: All politics is local in Dublin Mid-West

Voters in Dublin Mid-West aren’t talking about immigration. They’re far more worried about housing, transport, and a little boy named Sam, writes Juno McEnroe

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Dublin Mid-West Constituency profile:  An eclectic mix of voters, issues, and candidates

Dublin Mid-West Constituency profile: An eclectic mix of voters, issues, and candidates

Fine Gael’s best chance of winning one of the four by-elections is in Dublin Mid-West.

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Verona Murphy 'deeply regrets' asylum seeker comments

Verona Murphy 'deeply regrets' asylum seeker comments

Fine Gael's by-election candidate Verona Murphy has broken her silence to express "deep regret" over comments she made about asylum seekers.

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Verona Murphy comments 'astonishing and extraordinary', says Micheál Martin

Verona Murphy comments 'astonishing and extraordinary', says Micheál Martin

He told Newstalk Breakfast that he thought some politicians were “playing the race card” because they think it will work in their favour and they were doing it by using comments like “we have to house our own.”

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Big names rolled out to boost Colm Burke’s byelection chances

Big names rolled out to boost Colm Burke’s byelection chances

Some four decades after he first put his name forward for election to the Dáil, Fine Gael Senator Colm Burke is hoping that the result might finally fall in his favour.

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Verona Murphy won't be axed from FG ticket as party disassociate themselves from comments

Verona Murphy won't be axed from FG ticket as party disassociate themselves from comments

Ms Murphy has apologised for remarks made to multiple media organisations in which she suggested that those who seek asylum in Ireland need to be "deprogrammed".

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Watch: Flanagan 'categorically' disassociates himself from Verona Murphy comments

Watch: Flanagan 'categorically' disassociates himself from Verona Murphy comments

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has told the Dáil he “categorically disassociates” himself from comments made by Fine Gael's Wexford by-election candidate Verona Murphy about migrants.

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When the language of politics fails, it speaks for the meanest impulse

When the language of politics fails, it speaks for the meanest impulse

In an unexpected twist to the confidence and supply arrangement, Fianna Fáil’s by-election candidate in Dublin-Fingal, Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee, provided cover for Fine Gael’s Wexford candidate Verona Murphy. It’s the reverse of the domino effect.

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Wide-spread condemnation for Verona Murphy after asylum seeker comments

Wide-spread condemnation for Verona Murphy after asylum seeker comments

However, members from across the opposition have lashed out at Ms Murphy who suggested asylum seeker children as young as three years of age need to be "deprogrammed" as they may have been manipulated by ISIS.

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Charlie Flanagan 'blurring the lines' with two roles, Labour leader claims

Charlie Flanagan 'blurring the lines' with two roles, Labour leader claims

“Charlie is a decent man, but he has over stepped the mark,” Mr Howlin told RTÉ Radio’s Today with Séan O’Rourke show.

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By-elections at right time for Greens

By-elections at right time for Greens

The Green Party expects to secure a sizeable chunk of the vote in the upcoming poll, says Elaine Loughlin.

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'I wouldn’t call for her deselection' - Tanaiste states support for under fire Wexford FG byelection candidate

'I wouldn’t call for her deselection' - Tanaiste states support for under fire Wexford FG byelection candidate

The Tánaiste has defended Verona Murphy and said that he would not call for her deselection.

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Cork North Central constituency profile: Variety of candidates hoping to woo voters in diverse area

Cork North Central constituency profile: Variety of candidates hoping to woo voters in diverse area

It is all eyes on Fianna Fáil in Cork North-Central where the party is scrambling to continue its presence in the wake of Billy Kelleher’s departure to Europe.

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Sinn Féin Ard Fheis to debate on Brexit, byelections and UK general election

Sinn Féin Ard Fheis to debate on Brexit, byelections and UK general election

The countdown to a General Election and four byelections top the agenda for the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in Derry this weekend.

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Pavee Point: Clifford-Lee apology 'sincere and heartfelt'

Pavee Point: Clifford-Lee apology 'sincere and heartfelt'

She had acknowledged the “huge hurt and offence” that she had caused with her tweets, he told RTÉ Radio’s News at One.

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Full list of candidates running in byelection

Full list of candidates running in byelection

The byelection takes place on November 29 in four areas - Cork North Central, Dublin Mid-West, Dublin Fingal and Wexford.

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Sinn Féin TD: Party can recover from poor showing at local election

Sinn Féin TD: Party can recover from poor showing at local election

The Party's Ard Fheis is taking place this weekend in Derry.

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'I have kept apologising and I will keep apologising' - Clifford-Lee meets with Traveller group

'I have kept apologising and I will keep apologising' - Clifford-Lee meets with Traveller group

The comments on Twitter were “totally wrong and inappropriate”.

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Taoiseach addresses Traveller accommodation letter sent by FG byelection candidate

Taoiseach addresses Traveller accommodation letter sent by FG byelection candidate

The Taoiseach has spoken to a Fine Gael byelection candidate over a leaflet she sent expressing 'delight' that plans for Traveller accommodation had been scrapped in her area.

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Fine Gael: Councillor’s Traveller claims not party position

Fine Gael: Councillor’s Traveller claims not party position

Fine Gael councillor and by-election candidate Emer Higgins’ comments on Travellers are not reflective of the party’s position, senior party figures have said.

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Byelections 19: Vote to fill Clare Daly's seat a two-horse race

Byelections 19: Vote to fill Clare Daly's seat a two-horse race

The race to fill the seat vacated by Independents4Change TD Clare Daly in Dublin-Fingal on Friday, November 29 is shaping up to be a two-horse race.

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By-election candidate apologises for comments on Traveller housing scheme being scrapped in her area

By-election candidate apologises for comments on Traveller housing scheme being scrapped in her area

A Fine Gael councillor and by-election candidate has apologised after she boasted and expressed her “delight” at a Traveller housing scheme being scrapped in her area.

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