1998 Dublin North by-election

A by-election was held in the Dáil Éireann Dublin North constituency in Ireland on 11 March 1998. It followed the resignation of Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála (TD) Ray Burke on 7 October 1997.

1998 Dublin North by-election

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Turnout33,046 (50.2%)
 
Nominee Seán Ryan Michael Kennedy Philip Jenkinson
Party Labour Party Fianna Fáil Fine Gael
First preferences 11,012 10,334 3,185
Percentage 33.3 31.3 9.6
Final count 16,896 13,633

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Nominee Clare Daly Paul Martin Paul Donnelly
Party Socialist Party Green Party Sinn Féin
First preferences 2,692 1,092 1,088
Percentage 8.2 3.3 3.3
Final count

 
Nominee Rena Condrot Ruigrok Ciaran Goulding Angela Keaveney
Party Independent Independent Christian Solidarity
First preferences 780 682 565
Percentage 2.4 2.1 1.7
Final count

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TD before election

Ray Burke
Fianna Fáil

Elected TD

Seán Ryan
Labour Party

The election was won by Seán Ryan of the Labour Party.

The election was notable in that it had the highest number of candidates to every contest a Dáil by-election. 19 candidates contested, including 9 Independents. The election took 14 counts to declare a winner with 8 candidates getting less than 1% of the first preference vote.

On the same day, a by-election took place in Limerick East, both were the final occasions which Democratic Left contested by-elections.

Michael Kennedy would go on to serve as a TD for the constituency in the future and Clare Daly would go on to serve as a TD and MEP

ResultEdit

1998 Dublin North by-election[1]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11 Count 12 Count 13 Count 14
Labour Party Seán Ryan 33.3 11,012 11,012 11,017 11,029 11,057 11,216 11,397 11,475 11,555 11,717 12,049 12,832 14,320 16,896
Fianna Fáil Michael Kennedy 31.3 10,334 10,335 10,336 10,352 10,365 10,421 10,514 10,744 10,936 11,079 11,236 11,983 12,698 13,633
Fine Gael Philip Jenkinson 9.6 3,185 3,186 3,187 3,190 3,215 3,258 3,296 3,385 3,449 3,557 3,715 3,982 4,395  
Socialist Party Clare Daly 8.2 2,692 2,692 2,694 2,702 2,705 2,746 2,777 2,809 2,848 2,948 3,041 3,553    
Green Party Paul Martin 3.3 1,092 1,092 1,093 1,103 1,108 1,151 1,185 1,236 1,289 1,414 1,511      
Sinn Féin Paul Donnelly 3.3 1,088 1,088 1,088 1,092 1,093 1,108 1,115 1,119 1,150 1,188 1,209      
Independent Rena Condrot Ruigrok 2.4 780 781 781 786 790 798 809 821 850 929        
Independent Ciaran Goulding 2.1 682 682 683 690 698 714 740 763 817          
Christian Solidarity Angela Keaveney 1.7 565 565 566 573 576 582 598 616            
Progressive Democrats Finian Fallon 1.6 533 533 533 540 550 557 565              
Independent Gertie Shields 1.4 452 458 460 464 467 476                
Democratic Left Joe Holohan 0.7 225 225 225 229 232                  
Independent Elaine Rooney 0.5 176 177 178 179 183                  
Independent John McDonald 0.3 107 107 107 112                    
Independent Alan Nagle 0.1 44 44 45                      
Independent Peter Farrelly 0.1 34 34 34                      
Independent Benny Cooney 0.1 18 18 18                      
Natural Law Noel O'Neill 0.1 15 16                        
Independent Jim Tallon 0.1 12                          
Electorate: 65,891   Valid: 33,046   Quota: 16,524   Turnout: 50.2%

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