Writs for Longford-Westmeath and Dublin West by-elections to be moved tomorrow

It has been confirmed that writs for the by-elections to fill the two vacant seats in the Dáil will be moved tomorrow.

Polling in by-elections to fill the seats in Longford-Westmeath and Dublin West will take place on the same day as the local and European elections, on May 23.

The polls will be held to fill the seats formerly held by the late Fine Gael TD Nicky McFadden and the Independent Patrick Nulty, respectively.

Former Deputy McFadden died in late March from Motor Neurone Disease.

Former Deputy Nulty resigned in March after he admitted sending "inappropriate" messages over facebook.

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