Dáil debates

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Electoral Representation (Amendment) Bill 2010: Second Stage


2:30 pm

Photo of Charlie O'ConnorCharlie O'Connor (Dublin South West, Fianna Fail)

The Chair will notice I have not mentioned Tallaght much.

The Bill proposes to amend section 39 of the Electoral Act 1992 to provide for the holding of a by-election not later than six months after the vacancy occurs in Dáil Éireann. As the Minister eloquently pointed out, section 39 currently provides that the Ceann Comhairle of the Dáil should direct the Clerk of the Dáil to issue a writ to the relevant returning officer to fill the casual vacancy-----


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