Saturday December 7, 2019

New TDs are welcomed, but their stay may be short

The winners of last week’s Dáil contests have mixed chances when it comes to the next general election

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
3rd December, 2019
Mark Ward outside Leinster House with his son Oisín yesterday: the new Sinn Féin TD faces the toughest challenge of the four new deputies when it comes to getting re-elected at the next general election. Picture: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Every institution has its rituals to welcome new members. College graduates don their cap and gowns when receiving their degrees. Gardaí throw their hats in the air when they graduate from the Garda Training College in Templemore in Co Tipperary.

In the Dáil, new TDs who have won by-elections are applauded as they walk down the steps of the chamber to shake the hands of the Taoiseach and the opposition party leaders.

...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

EU trade commissioner talks down prospect of free-trade agreement being reached by the end of next year

Bloomberg Reporter | 19 hours ago

Soundbites and an obsession with trivia are pushing our politicians further away from serious policy

Susan O'Keeffe | 1 day ago

Damien English tells summit that homes suitable for an ageing population represent a ‘massive area for investment’

Killian Woods | 2 days ago