Mr. Darragh O’Brien, T.D., Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage today (03 March 2021) announced that Orders have been made directing that bye-elections be held to fill the vacancies in the Seanad caused by the resignations of Senator Michael D’Arcy and Senator Elisha McCallion.
Senator D’Arcy was elected from the Oireachtas Sub-Panel of the Agricultural Panel and Senator McCallion was elected from the Oireachtas Sub-Panel of the Industrial and Commercial Panel at the Seanad General Election in March 2020.
The last day for receiving nominations at the bye-elections will be 23 March, 2021 at 12 noon. The Seanad Returning Officer will sit for the ruling on nominations on 30 March, 2021. Ballot papers will be issued on 7 April, 2021 and the polls will close at 11 a.m. on 21 April, 2021.
The electorate for the bye-elections will be the members of Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann.