Cork gardaí investigating allegation of voter fraud in general election

Cork gardaí investigating allegation of voter fraud in general election

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Gardaí in Mallow are investigating an allegation of voter fraud in which a person is alleged to have voted twice in the February general election.

Gardaí confirmed that the investigation concerns a person who is alleged to have voted twice.

An investigation into the matter is ongoing and no arrests have been made.

This year’s general election, which took place on Saturday, February 8, saw an historic 37 seats for Sinn Féin while Fianna Fáil secured 38 seats, Fine Gael secured 35 seats and The Green Party won 12 seats.

On June 26, Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and The Green Party voted in favour of the Programme for Government, after agreeing a draft programme earlier that month.

The coalition deal allowed for a government to be formed on June 27 between all three parties with Micheál Martin serving as Taoiseach until December 2022.

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