Tipperary may not go to the polls until late February

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The returning officer for Tipperary has said that the electorate there may not go to the polls until 28th or 29th February at the earliest following the sudden death of one of the candidates in the constituency.

Speaking to RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, James Seymour said he expected to receive notice from the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government later today to confirm a new date.

Independent candidate Marese Skehan was found dead at her home in Thurles yesterday, but no details of her passing have been released at this time.

-Noah Harte