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Seanad by-election news! August 2, 2021

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Candidates and potential candidates already lining up in the by-election to take Ivana Bacik’s seat. GP Chairwoman, Cllr and former Dublin Lord Mayor, Hazel Chu has thrown her hat in the ring, though only if after a process of consultation with the GP the party is amenable. Hugo MacNeill, former rugby international and husband of FG TD Jennifer Carroll MacNeill will run as an independent, though with FG support.

Disabilities campaigner Tom Clonan, a former Army officer and lecturer in ethics at the School of Media at the Technological University of Dublin, will also contest the byelection, his third attempt.

Labour party member Ursula Quill, a former parliamentary assistant to Ms Bacik and to former senator Seán Barrett, will also run.

Fianna Fáil has said it will discuss the issue in the autumn. Sinn Féin is also thought likely to make a decision after the summer. The Social Democrats said “it is not up to political parties to field candidates in a Seanad byelection for a university seat”.

And no doubt more to announce their candidacies!

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1. EWI - August 2, 2021

Entertainingly, MacNeill’s self-PR profile on Wikipedia is indeed mostly about his rugby (scores included for Blackrock games!) with only passing reference to his membership of the crypto-unionist British Irish Association and career at the squidface in Goldman Sachs.

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sonofstan - August 2, 2021

Squidface is good 🙂

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2. EWI - August 2, 2021

Labour party member Ursula Quill, a former parliamentary assistant to Ms Bacik and to former senator Seán Barrett, will also run.

Labour, FG. If the Bray family I’m thinking of, another Quill was also a Young PD?

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3. Tomboktu - August 3, 2021

The Social Democrats said “it is not up to political parties to field candidates in a Seanad byelection for a university seat.

Now, is that SD stance a matter of principle or a pragmatic (i.e. financial) position?

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irishelectionliterature - August 3, 2021

I doubt it’s about cost. I’m sure they could cover the cost of the litir um Thoghchán. It’s actually quite a cheap election to run in.
Met another potential candidate last weekend, who has yet to go public with his intentions.
It’s actually quite an open race.

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