Mr. Eoghan Murphy, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government announced that Orders have been made directing that bye-elections be held to fill the vacancies in the Seanad caused by the resignation of Senator Denis Landy and Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh.
Senator Landy was elected from the Nominating Bodies Sub-Panel of the Agricultural Panel at the Seanad General Election in April 2016. Senator Ó Clochartaigh was elected from the Oireachtas Sub-Panel of the Agricultural Panel at the Seanad General Election in April 2016.
The last day for receiving nominations at the bye-elections will be 27 March, 2018 at 12 noon. The Seanad Returning Officer will sit for the ruling on nominations on 6 April, 2018. Ballot papers will be issued on 13 April, 2018 and the poll will close at 11 a.m. on 27 April, 2018.
The electorate for the bye-elections will be the members of Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann.