Phil Hogan has been nominate to European Commission
Fionnan Sheahan says the by-election won't be till spring as EU commission job doesn't start till October unlike the two other by-elections set for late September.
By-election to replace Hogan is delayed until spring - Independent.ie
currently 3 FG 1 Labour 1 FF
ElectionsIreland.org: 31st Dáil - Carlow Kilkenny First Preference Votes
no boundary change in next GE staying a 5 seater http://www.constituency-commission.i...012-Chap-4.pdf
Phil Hogan was based near Kilkenny town
SF's top candidate last time out was Kathleen Funchion who previously was SF euro candidate John Cassin is from Carlow
FF ran Jennifer Murnane O'Connor Carlow based and former TD Bobby Aylward Kilkenny based.
last GE Labour ran Des hurley but he didn't elected then or at the 2014 local elections
Green ran Mary White
recent local elections 2014 Election results - RTÉ News
will add more to this gives us a chance
Carlow–Kilkenny (Dáil Éireann constituency)