Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has called a general election and the voters of the Carlow/Kilkenny constituency will be going to the polls on Saturday, February 8.
As of January 22, the following candidates have declared they are running in this constituency.
Deputy Bobby Aylward, Fianna Fáil
Deputy Pat Deering, Fine Gael
Deputy Kathleen Funchion, Sinn Féin
Cllr Denis Hynes, The Labour Party
Deputy John McGuinness, Fianna Fáil
Senator Jennifer Murnane O'Connor, Fianna Fáil
Cllr Malcolm Noonan, Green Party
Melissa O'Neill, Irish Freedom Party
Cllr Patrick O'Neill, Fine Gael
Deputy John Paul Phelan, Fine Gael
Cllr Adrienne Wallace, People Before Profit
Helena Byrne, Renua
Angela Ray, Independent
In total, 159 of 160 Dáil Éireann seats will be contested in 39 constituencies. The outgoing Ceann Comhairle being re-elected automatically.