Fine Gael’s Maria Byrne (left) and Fianna Fáil’s Gerry Horkan
In the Seanad by-elections.
Fianna Fáil’s Gerry Horkan was elected to the Industrial and Commercial Panel, receiving 114 first preference votes and was elected on the first count, with the quota set at 101.5.
Green Party Chairperson Hazel Chu, who contested the election as an independent, got 10 votes.
Fine Gael’s Byrne, from Limerick, won a seat on the Agriculture Panel receiving 118 votes, finishing well ahead of Independent candidate Ian Marshall, who got 69 votes
It’s a beautiful thing.
People have asked, was it worth the fuss for coming last? Absolutely. We need to put women & minorities at the table. We need to show anyone can run for any election. We need every party to run candidates in future that want to contribute and that represents society. Thanks all x
— Hazel Chu (@hazechu) April 21, 2021