Counting in the four by-elections is underway, with the results of the first counts in the constituencies announced.
Voters in Dublin Fingal, Dublin Midwest, Cork North Central and Wexford had their say on who should be their new TDs yesterday.
No candidates reached the quota in any of the first counts, with the counting now set to continue into the early evening across all four constituencies.
Sinn Féin's Mark Ward has topped the poll in the Dublin Mid-West constituency, which saw a new record low turnout of just 26.58%.
The first official count result shows Mark Ward receiving 24% of the first preference vote, with 4,622 votes.
The quota is 9,619, meaning transfers will be crucial in determining who takes Frances Fitzgerald's seat.
Fine Gael's Emer Higgins is second with 18.6%, while Independent Paul Gogarty is third on 12.7%.
In Cork North Central, Fianna Fáil's Padraig O'Sullivan topped the poll - followed by Fine Gael's Colm Burke and Sinn Féin's Thomas Gould.
Here’s where we stand after count 2 in Cork North Central 👇 pic.twitter.com/6Ehe9Omg4P
— Stephen Murphy (@StephenMNews) November 30, 2019
In Dublin Fingal, the Green Party looks set to win its first ever by-election.
Joe O'Brien topped the poll with 5,744 votes - around 23% of first preference votes.
His nearest competitor is Fianna Fáil Senator Lorraine Clifford Lee at 18.7%.
O'Brien is likely to transfer well from across the constituency - however, Senator Clifford Lee said she's not conceding as she thinks the Greens can be caught:
Fianna Fáil’s Lorraine Clifford Lee not conceding in Dublin Fingal, saying she thinks the Greens can be caught pic.twitter.com/ui1GSM8622
— Seán Defoe (@SeanDefoe) November 30, 2019
The first count for the Wexford shows that Fine Gael and Labour are in with a chance, but it's Fianna Fáil who topped the poll there.
We have a first count in Wexford!
Blackmore (Sol-PBP)- 659
Byrne (FF) - 12506
Codd (Aon) - 2012
Dubsky (GP) - 2490
Keddy (Ind) - 130
Lawlor (Lab) - 8024
Murphy (FG) - 9543
Mythen (SF) - 4125
O’Neill (IFP) - 489#BE19 #byelections2019
— Andrew Lowth (@AndrewLowth1) November 30, 2019
Malcolm Byrne has built on his European election performance with around 31% of the vote.
Meanwhile, Fine Gael's Verona Murphy is polling in second place, with the first count showing her at over 23%.
Despite a slow start, Labour Councillor George Lawlor picked up a mammoth vote in Wexford town and he's polling at around 20%.
Speaking in Wexford earlier, the Justice Minister said he believes some candidates in the by-election campaign seemed to get a 'free pass' regarding controversial remarks.
Charlie Flanagan said Fine Gael's candidate, Verona Murphy, apologised for comments she made about asylum seekers but others did not - highlighting one independent candidate in Dublin Fingal.
He argued: "[Verona Murphy] was the focus of much national criticism - she apologised.
"There were candidates - and one in particular, Gemma O'Doherty - who didn't apologise, and seemed to get something of a free pass, perhaps maybe from former colleagues in the media."