Minister Kelly Signs Seanad Bye-Election Order

Published on Friday, 02 Oct 2015

Minister Kelly Signs Seanad Bye-Election Order

02/10/15

Mr. Alan Kelly, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government announced today (30 September, 2015) that he has made an order directing that a bye-election be held to fill the vacancy in the Seanad caused by the resignation of Senator Jimmy Harte.

Senator Harte was elected from the Oireachtas Sub-Panel of the Industrial and Commercial Panel at the Seanad General Election in April 2011.

The last day for receiving nominations at the bye-election will be 15 October, 2015 at 12 noon.  The Seanad Returning Officer will sit for the ruling on nominations on 23 October, 2015.  Ballot papers will be issued on 30 October, 2015 and the poll will close at 11 a.m. on 13 November, 2015.

The electorate at the bye-election will be the members of Dáil Eireann and Seanad Éireann.

ENDS

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