By-elections Confirmed For Longford-westmeath And Dublin-west


The government has named the day for the Longford-Westmeath and Dublin-West by-elections.

Voters in the two constituencies will go to the polls on May 23rd – the same day as the local and European elections.

The seats are vacant following the death of Nicky McFadden in March. While the seat in Dublin-West is vacant after the resignation of Patrick Nulty.

Government Chief Whip, Wexford’s Paul Kehoe says it is right to hold these by-elections now.

“The government today has decided to move the writs to allow the people of Dublin-West and Longford-Westmeath again to be fully represented in this Dail” he said.

With local and European elections planned for the 23rd of May, it would unacceptable to delay these by-elections and deny the people of these constituencies and opportunity to vote and to give them full Dail representation” he added.


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