2000 Tipperary South by-election

A by-election was held in the Dáil Éireann Tipperary South constituency in Ireland on 22 June 2000. It followed the death of Labour Party Teachta Dála (TD) Michael Ferris (politician) on 20 March 2000.

2000 Tipperary South by-election

← 1997 22 June 2000 2001 →
Turnout30,576 (58.0%)
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Nominee Séamus Healy Tom Hayes Barry O'Brien
Party Independent Fine Gael Fianna Fáil
First preferences 9,419 8,184 6,959
Percentage 30.8 26.8 22.8
Final count 13,982 13,449

Nominee Ellen Ferris Mary Heaney Raymond McInerney
Party Labour Party Christian Solidarity Natural Law
First preferences 5,133 784 97
Percentage 16.8 2.6 0.3
Final count

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Tipperary South shown within Ireland

TD before election

Michael Ferris
Labour Party

Elected TD

Séamus Healy

The election was won by Independent South Tipperary County Councillor Séamus Healy, elected as part of Workers and Unemployed Action. The other candidates being Senator Tom Hayes standing For Fine Gael who would go on to win the 2001 Tipperary South by-election the following year, Barry O'Brien for Fianna Fáil and Ellen Ferris for the Labour Party who was Michael Ferris's window, Mary Heaney for Christian Solidarity and Raymond McInerney for Natural Law.


2000 Tipperary South by-election[1]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3
Independent Séamus Healy 30.8 9,419 11,169 13,982
Fine Gael Tom Hayes 26.8 8,184 10,718 13,449
Fianna Fáil Barry O'Brien 22.8 6,959 8,056  
Labour Party Ellen Ferris 16.8 5,133    
Christian Solidarity Mary Heaney 2.6 784    
Natural Law Raymond McInerney 0.3 97    
Electorate: 52,740   Valid: 30,576   Quota: 15,289   Turnout: 58.0%

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