On Thursday, 30 June 2016, the 32nd Dáil approved an amendment to Standing Order 11 regarding the election of the Leas-Cheann Comhairle. Under the changes, the candidate is to be selected by secret ballot and the person selected is then to be formally elected as Leas-Cheann Comhairle by an open vote in the Dáil.
5 July 2016
The following valid nominations were received by the Clerk of Dáil Éireann, Mr. Peter Finnegan, by the close of nominations at 6 p.m. today, and were thus deemed to be candidates for the position of Leas-Cheann Comhairle:
06 July 2016
|No. of Candidates||4|
|Total Valid Poll||145|
Pat the Cope Gallagher selected on Count 4.
|No. of Votes||No. of Votes||Results||No. of Votes||Results||No. of Votes||Results|
|DURKAN, Bernard J.||51||+7||58||+10||68||-68||Eliminated|
|GALLAGHER, Pat the Cope||45||+4||49||+20||69||+29||98|