Lawmaker left government party over austerity budget
AFTER being elected as a TD in a by-election, Patrick Nulty will be replaced in another by-election.
The by-election will have to be held by Halloween as a TD must be replaced within six months.
Mr Nulty had one of the shortest careers ever as a Government TD.
The 31-year-old was elected as the Labour Party candidate in November 2011 by-election to replace the late Brian Lenihan and had served as a councillor on Fingal County Council from June 2009 to October 2011.
But Mr Nulty resigned the Labour Party whip just six weeks later – in protest at the austerity cuts in Budget 2012.