27 May 2010 Edition
Dáil debates possibility of by-elections
Gormley said he was considering establishing a commission on a non-statutory basis to report on the electoral reform agenda contained in the renewed Programme for Government.
The vote on Wednesday night, if passed, would require all by-elections to be held within six months of a vacancy arising. Sinn Féin pushed the government to a tied vote on the by-election in Donegal recently, with the Ceann Comhairle having to cast his vote for the government.