This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 9 °C Friday 18 October, 2019


# by-election - Sunday 22 September, 2019

State of the (very early) race: Here's how the parties are shaping up ahead of the by-elections

By-elections are notoriously difficult for government parties but Fine Gael has been preparing.

# by-election - Friday 2 August, 2019

No 'Boris bounce' as Tories lose key by-election with parliamentary majority cut to just one MP

A previously safe seat, the Conservatives lost out to the Liberal Democrats in Brecon and Radnorshire.

# by-election - Friday 7 June, 2019

Brexit Party fails to win first seat in UK by-election

Prime Minister Theresa May is stepping down as Conservative party leader today.

# by-election - Friday 4 May, 2018

26-year-old newcomer wins Tyrone by-election for Sinn Féin

Begley took the seat with an almost 8,000 vote majority.

# by-election - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Young upstart on course to dish out embarrassing defeat for Donald Trump

A by-election win for Democrat Jon Ossoff in Atlanta, Georgia, would be a major blow for Trump.

# by-election - Friday 24 February, 2017

Corbyn defiant as Tories net historic by-election win over Labour

For the first time since 1982, the UK government gained a by-election seat from the opposition.

# by-election - Friday 2 December, 2016

Another blow for former London mayor hopeful as he loses Westminster seat

The result caps a miserable year for Zac Goldsmith after losing the London mayoral election and quitting the Conservative party.

# by-election - Friday 13 November, 2015

Joan Burton lashes 'online warriors' as Mairia Cahill becomes a Labour senator

The abuse victim has won a seat on the Seanad’s Industrial and Commercial Panel.

# by-election - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

Mairia Cahill is refusing to talk about her past dissident links

The Labour Seanad candidate is coming under pressure over her refusal to debate.

# by-election - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

Labour is taking legal advice over an email about Mairia Cahill

The email was sent to every TD and Senator overnight by the independent Seanad by-election candidate Jerry Beades.

# by-election - Monday 5 October, 2015

Sinn Féin 'actively considering' running someone against Mairia Cahill

The party is considering its options.

# by-election - Sunday 4 October, 2015

Cahill says running for the Seanad for Labour is a message to her abuser and the IRA

Cahill said she spent a lot of time considering how she would manage the nomination if successful.

# by-election - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Mairia Cahill has joined Labour and is set to run for the Seanad

The Belfast woman has been nominated for the position by Joan Burton and Alan Kelly.

# by-election - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Renua spent nearly €30k trying (and failing) to get this man elected

SIPO has released details of expenditure in the Carlow-Kilkenny by-election.

# by-election - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Renua looking into claims "Yes Kilkenny" was a 'front' for candidate

The party’s ethics officer Karl Deeter said he is trying to find out what happened.

# by-election - Monday 25 May, 2015

"Yes Kilkenny" referendum campaign denies it was a 'front' for Renua candidate

The campaign claimed to be “non-party”, but was run by Renua activists and endorsed Renua candidate Patrick McKee.

# by-election - Sunday 24 May, 2015

Fianna Fáil has finally won a by-election

Bobby Aylward was elected early this morning.

# by-election - Saturday 23 May, 2015

# by-election - Thursday 21 May, 2015

What you need to know about the fierce battle for Phil Hogan's old seat

Big Phil is gone to Europe, so who’s in the running for his old Dáil seat in Friday’s by-election?

# by-election - Friday 15 May, 2015

FF candidate says he 'never got a letter' over expenses claims... but he got THREE By-election This post contains videos

FF candidate says he 'never got a letter' over expenses claims... but he got THREE

Bobby Aylward was among over a hundred politicians who received letters about over-claiming expenses six years ago.

With mutters of 'Jesus Christ', an exasperated Vincent Browne presided over a bizarre debate last night

13 chairs were hauled into the TV3 studios for last night’s Carlow-Kilkenny debate. They were lucky candidates didn’t start hitting each other with them.

# by-election - Friday 8 May, 2015

Protester arrested during Taoiseach's canvas in Carlow

He was later released without charge.

# by-election - Friday 24 April, 2015

Young man takes on social welfare for 'age discrimination' over reduced dole

By-election candidate Adrienne Wallace says there would be outrage if ‘women or black people had to accept a lower rate’.

# by-election - Friday 10 April, 2015

Joan Burton made a new friend today

The Tánaiste is on the by-election campaign trail in Carlow-Kilkenny.

# by-election - Monday 30 March, 2015

Defection: Renua poaches Fianna Fail councillor for by-election

Patrick McKee is set to be announced as the new party’s candidate in Carlow-Kilkenny tomorrow.

# by-election - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Not sure who to vote for? This app will tell you Elections Made Easy This post contains videos

Not sure who to vote for? This app will tell you

Smartvote to the rescue.

# by-election - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Protesters gather at Carlow event Tánaiste attending

It comes after two rallies were held yesterday demonstrating against the jailing of five water protesters on Thursday.

# by-election - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Here is John McNulty's handwritten note accepting his controversial state board appointment

The former Fine Gael Seanad candidate’s nomination to the board of IMMA caused a huge political crisis recently.

# by-election - Monday 13 October, 2014

Willie O'Dea: I look around the Fianna Fáil table and I don't see the messiah

The Fianna Fáil TD has defended Micheál Martin’s leadership this morning.

# by-election - Saturday 11 October, 2014

"There was cattle to be moved": The winner of the 'Ming' by-election explains his late arrival

The country’s newest TD was busy on the farm, but he’s now arrived to a rapturous reception at the Roscommon count centre.

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about our newest TD, the thousands of people that took part in the protest today and the ongoing Ebola crisis…

Socialist Paul Murphy beats Sinn Féin to win Dublin South-West by-election

The former MEP upsets the odds and beats Sinn Féin’s Cathal King by around 500 votes.

New TD's call for water boycott: 'If people stick together we can beat this thing'

The Socialists are celebrating tonight.

# by-election - Friday 10 October, 2014

Fine Gael's John McNulty has lost the Seanad by-election - and here's who beat him

Former TUI president Gerard Craughwell is the country’s newest senator.

State of the Nation: A breakthrough for UKIP ... and a lovely day for kite-flying

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# by-election - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

This monster has to be strangled ... and 7 other things we learned from last night's by-election debate

There’s no escaping the issue of Irish Water right now, and all of the candidates had strong opinions to express on the subject. All expect one, that is…

# by-election - Monday 6 October, 2014

State of the Nation: Kite-flying and 'dirty tricks'

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# by-election - Sunday 5 October, 2014

'A few kisses from Cáit Keane': Water, water, everywhere as we hit the campaign trail in DSW

As the meters begin to tick, the candidates are battling for votes even though some see the outcome of this by-election as a foregone conclusion.

# by-election - Friday 3 October, 2014

McNulty thanks supporters as it emerges he might take seat if elected

Lots of people have already voted for him there are no do-overs in Seanad by-elections…

# by-election - Thursday 2 October, 2014

It turns out 'an awful lot of people' have already voted for John McNulty

It turns out 'an awful lot of people' have already voted for John McNulty

Even though the Fine Gael candidate has effectively withdrawn from the race.

1 2 3 4