The location of the original documents is a mystery.
An outgoing midlands TD almost missed the deadline to file his election nomination papers.
Fianna Fáil's Robert Troy had a last minute dash after misplacing the documents, which were due to be submitted by 12 noon.
The Longford/Westmeath general election candidate arrived at the courthouse with new papers with twelve minutes to spare.
He says, while the panic is over, the location of the original documents is a mystery: