Celebrations as Brian Cowen is declared elected in Laois Offaly.
Brian Cowen of Fianna Fáil wins the Dáil seat previously held by his late father. His closest rival in the Laois Offaly by-election was Fine Gael's Padraig Horan.
As the result of the count is announced 24 year old solicitor Brian Cowen is raised up on the shoulders of jubilant supporters.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 16 June 1984.