2009 Dublin Central by-election

A by-election was held in the Dáil Éireann Dublin Central constituency in Ireland on Friday, 5 June 2009,[1] following the death of the Independent Teachta Dála (TD) Tony Gregory on 2 January 2009. The by-election was held on the same day as the 2009 European and local elections.[2] A by-election was held in the Dublin South constituency on the same date. There was no legal requirement on when to hold a by-election in Ireland in 2009 but they were generally held within six months.[3]

2009 Dublin Central by-election

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Turnout28,803 (46.3%)
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Nominee Maureen O'Sullivan Paschal Donohoe Ivana Bacik
Party Independent Fine Gael Labour Party
First preferences 7,639 6,439 4,926
Percentage 26.9 22.7 17.3
Final count 13,739 10,198

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Nominee Christy Burke Maurice Ahern David Geary
Party Sinn Féin Fianna Fáil Green Party
First preferences 3,770 3,483 819
Percentage 13.3 13.3 2.9
Final count

 
Nominee Patrick Talbot Malachy Steenson Paul O'Loughlin
Party Immigration Control Workers' Party Christian Solidarity
First preferences 614 519 203
Percentage 2.2 1.8 0.7
Final count

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Dublin Central shown within County Dublin

TD before election

Tony Gregory
Independent

Elected TD

Maureen O'Sullivan
Independent

The independent candidate Maureen O'Sullivan, Gregory's former election agent, was elected on the eighth count.[4]

ResultEdit

2009 Dublin Central by-election[5]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Independent Maureen O'Sullivan[6] 26.9 7,639 7,711 7,862 8,105 8,341 9,352 11,062 13,739
Fine Gael Paschal Donohoe[7] 22.7 6,439 6,461 6,488 6,578 6,737 7,412 7,880 10,198
Labour Party Ivana Bacik[8] 17.3 4,926 4,931 5,008 5,073 5,338 5,774 6,537  
Sinn Féin Christy Burke[9] 13.3 3,770 3,780 3,902 3,990 4,042 4,420    
Fianna Fáil Maurice Ahern[10] 12.3 3,483 3,512 3,526 3,564 3,621      
Green Party David Geary[7] 2.9 819 829 849 893        
Immigration Control Patrick Talbot[11] 2.2 614 636 676          
Workers' Party Malachy Steenson[12] 1.8 519 528            
Christian Solidarity Paul O'Loughlin 0.7 203              
Electorate: 62,141   Valid: 28,412   Spoilt: 391 (1.4%)   Quota: 14,207   Turnout: 28,803 (46.3%)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "By-elections set for June 5th". The Irish Times. 28 April 2009. Retrieved 29 April 2009.
  2. ^ Brennan, Michael (3 January 2009). "FF faces by-election battles in the capital". Irish Independent. Retrieved 3 January 2009.
  3. ^ Sheahan, Fionnan (10 July 2008). "Speculation begins over who will fill TD position". Irish Independent. Retrieved 15 July 2008.
  4. ^ "Dublin Central". The Irish Times. 6 June 2009. Retrieved 7 June 2009.
  5. ^ "Dublin Central: By-election 2009". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 7 June 2009.
  6. ^ Smyth, Sam (3 March 2009). "FF to press ahead with poll despite Ahern's resistance". Irish Independent. Retrieved 3 March 2009.
  7. ^ a b "By-elections: events to date". The Irish Times. 5 May 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2009.
  8. ^ "RTÉ's Lee to stand for FG in Dublin South". RTÉ News. 5 May 2009. Archived from the original on 8 May 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2009.
  9. ^ "Christy Burke to run for Sinn Féin". The Irish Times. 11 May 2009. Retrieved 11 May 2009.
  10. ^ "Parties select bye-election candidates". RTÉ News. 6 May 2009. Archived from the original on 9 May 2009. Retrieved 7 May 2009.
  11. ^ "Patrick Talbot". ICP website. Retrieved 10 May 2009.
  12. ^ "Press release". www.politics.ie. 7 April 2009. Retrieved 7 April 2009.