Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Questions (156)

John McGuinness


156. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the estimated cost of running each of the four bye-elections being suggested for November 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39584/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

Practice in recent times has been that bye-elections are held on the same day. The cost of the 2014 Bye Elections in Dublin South West and Leitrim/Roscommon held together on the 10 October 2014 was €0.548m and €0.564m respectively.

While no two election events would be the same and allowing for some costs increasing over time the cost today if an election were called could be approximately €0.700m for each bye-election.