Former Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County councillor Gerry Horkan (Fianna Fail) has been elected to the Seanad along with Maria Byrne (Fine Gael) following by-elections to replace Fine Gael’s Michael D’Arcy and Sinn Féin’s Elisha McCallion who resigned last year.
Gerry Horkan was elected to the Industrial and Commercial Panel, replacing Ms McCallion.
He received 114 first preference votes and was elected on the first count, with the quota set at 101.5.
Lord Mayor of Dublin and Green Party Chairperson Hazel Chu, who contested the election as an independent, got 10 votes, while Labour candidate Ciaran Ahern got 27.
Mr Horkan served as a Senator for the Industrial and Commercial Panel from April 2016 to March 2020.
Prior to this he was a member of Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council from 2003 to 2016.