Green Party pick up final seat in miserable day for Fine Gael
The Green Party have taken the final seat of the four up for grabs in yesterday’s four by-elections.
In a miserable day for Fine Gael, they lost the other three seats to Sinn Fein and Fianna Fail, who picked up two seats.
As expected Fianna Fáil took seats in Cork North-Central and Wexford, while the Green Party topped the poll in Dublin Fingal, and Sinn Féin secured an unexpected seat in Dublin Mid-West.
Fine Gael had hoped to pick up at least one seat but saw their best chance, councillor Emer Higgins, miss out in Dublin Mid-West, while controversial Wexford candidate Verona Murphy finished in third spot.
The results were as follows:
- Sinn Féin’s Mark Ward was elected in the Dublin Mid-West constituency with 7,669 votes.
- Pádraig O’Sullivan retained the Fianna Fáil seat in Cork North-Central after being deemed elected with 11,633 votes.
- In Wexford, Fianna Fáil’s Malcolm Byrne was elected without reaching the quota on the fifth count with 18,830 votes.
- Lastly, in Dublin Fingal the Green Party’s Joe O’Brien topped the poll with 12,315 votes.