Wednesday 20 September 2017

How Patrick Nulty's bright future with Labour turned to exile and now shame

Patrick Nulty
Patrick Nulty
Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

Patrick Nulty became the first candidate from a government party to win a by-election in almost 30 years. He will now become the first TD in history to both win a by-election and be replaced in a by-election during the course of the same Dail term.

The 31-year-old was elected as the Labour Party candidate in the November 2011 by-election in Dublin West to replace the late Brian Lenihan, who died in June of that year.

Mr Nulty had been building his profile as a councillor on Fingal County Council from June 2009 and as the running mate of Labour deputy leader Joan Burton in the 2011 General Election.

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