Constituents in Dublin West are voting for the third time in as many years.
l The seat was held by Brian Lenihan Snr from 1982-1996
l Mr Lenihan’s death prompted a by-election - with the seat being filled by his son Brian Jnr after he narrowly edged out Joe Higgins
l The former Finance minister held onto his seat during the Fianna Fail wipeout in 2011. He was the only Fianna Fail TD elected in Dublin
l On June 10, 2011, the world of politics was left shocked at the news of Mr Lenihan’s death. He passed away after an 18-month cancer battle
l Following a highly competitive by-election, Labour candidate Patrick Nulty filled the seat, securing 24.3pc of the first preference vote
l The vote represented an extraordinary victory for Mr Nulty, who beat off stiff competition from Fianna Fail’s David McGuinness and Ruth Coppinger of the Socialist Party
l Mr Nulty resigned from the Labour parliamentary just six weeks later in protest over VAT increases
l However, Dublin West voters were left shell-shocked after he quit his Dail seat earlier this year after it emerged he sent inappropriate text messages to a 17-year-old schoolgirl.