Kieran Doherty is elected for Cavan-Monaghan while on hunger strike in the Maze Prison while serving sentences for possession of firearms and explosives, and for hijacking.

During RTÉ's election results programme presented by Brian Farrell, Vincent Browne gives his reaction to the returns for Doherty after the first count in Cavan-Monaghan. Kieran Doherty died at the age of 25, having gone without food for 73 days.