2001 Tipperary South by-election

A by-election was held in the Dáil Éireann Tipperary South constituency in Ireland on 30 June 2001. It followed the death of Fine Gael Teachta Dála (TD) Theresa Ahearn on 20 September 2000.

2001 Tipperary South by-election

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Turnout31,907 (58.5%)
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Nominee Tom Hayes Phil Prendergast Michael Maguire
Party Fine Gael Independent Fianna Fáil
First preferences 11,446 7,897 8,461
Percentage 35.9 24.8 26.5
Final count 15,791 12,891

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Nominee Denis Landy
Party Labour Party
First preferences 4,103
Percentage 12.9
Final count

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Tipperary South shown within Ireland

TD before election

Theresa Ahearn
Fine Gael

Elected TD

Tom Hayes
Fine Gael

The election was won by Fine Gael Senator Tom Hayes. The other candidates being Phil Prendergast standing as an Independent, Michael Maguire for Fianna Fáil and Denis Landy for the Labour Party. Prendergast, Maguire and Landy were all members of South Tipperary County Council at the time.

This was the second by-election in Tipperary South during the 28th Dáil.


2001 Tipperary South by-election[1]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3
Fine Gael Tom Hayes 35.9 11,446 12,513 15,791
Fianna Fáil Michael Maguire 26.5 8,461 9,251  
Independent Phil Prendergast 24.8 7,897 9,376 12,891
Labour Party Denis Landy 12.9 4,103    
Electorate: 54,542   Valid: 31,907   Quota: 15,954   Turnout: 58.5%

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