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Ivana Bacik confirmed as winner in Dublin Bay South by-election

The Labour party Senator topped the poll and was confirmed as the winner on the ninth count, passing the quota of 13,000 votes.

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Candidate Ivana Bacik elbow bumps Labour leader Alan Kelly (Brian Lawless/PA)

Candidate Ivana Bacik elbow bumps Labour leader Alan Kelly (Brian Lawless/PA)

Candidate Ivana Bacik elbow bumps Labour leader Alan Kelly (Brian Lawless/PA)

Ivana Bacik has been confirmed as the winner in the Dublin Bay South by-election.

The Labour party Senator topped the poll on the first count and was confirmed as the winner on the ninth count, securing 13,382 votes.

She saw off stiff competition from Fine Gael councillor James Geoghegan, who finished on 9,235 votes.

The contest was held to replace former Fine Gael TD and housing minister Eoghan Murphy.

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