Updated November 19th November – Nominations are now closed
Due to the election of Fianna Fail’s Billy Kelleher to the European Parliament in May 2019, a by-election is due to take place for his seat in Dáil Eireann.
The expected date of the by-elections in Cork North Central, Dublin Fingal, Dublin Mid-West and Wexford is towards the end of November at the same time as an expected referendum on extending the vote for the president to Irish in Northern Ireland and emigrants.
The writ was moved in Dáil Éireann on the 7th of November and the date of the bye-elections will be on Friday 29th November.
Fianna Fail will be hoping to hold on the seat while a number of parties, including Labour and the Green Party, will be hoping for good results in advance of an expected General Election in 2020.
This post will only list the candidates for Cork North Central. For list’s of candidates in the other by-elections check out the excellent Adrian Kavanagh’s Blog.
Fianna Fail: Cllr. Padraig O’Sullivan
Fine Gael: Sen. Colm Burke
Sinn Fein: Cllr. Thomas Gould
Labour Party: Cllr John Maher
Green Party: Cllr. Oliver Moran
Solidarity: Cllr. Fiona Ryan
Social Democrats: Sinéad Halpin
Workers Party: James Coughlan
Aontú: Finian Toomey
HRRA: Thomas Kiely
Independent: Martin Condon,
Sean O’Leary, Charlie Keddy
Sean O’Leary has withdrawn from the by-election
The current sitting TDs are
- Jonathan O’Brien – Sinn Féin
- Mick Barry – Solidarity
- Dara Murphy – Fine Gael