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#Carlow-Kilkenny

From TheJournal.ie Allocation of social workers to children in foster care 'chaotic', inspection finds

Allocation of social workers to children in foster care 'chaotic', inspection finds

At the time of the inspection, 22% of children did not have an allocated social worker.

From TheJournal.ie A local radio station made election candidates handle a snake live on air Snakes On A Sinn Féin

A local radio station made election candidates handle a snake live on air

Four candidates came face-to-face with Caesar, a six-foot snake, in KCLR’s Carlow studios.

From TheJournal.ie Renua spent nearly €30k trying (and failing) to get this man elected By-election

Renua spent nearly €30k trying (and failing) to get this man elected

SIPO has released details of expenditure in the Carlow-Kilkenny by-election.

From TheJournal.ie 'It did not happen': Barry Cowen insists Averil Power wasn't laughed at The Fightback

'It did not happen': Barry Cowen insists Averil Power wasn't laughed at

The Fianna Fáil TD gave his version of events to TheJournal.ie today.

From TheJournal.ie Renua looking into claims "Yes Kilkenny" was a 'front' for candidate Endorsement

Renua looking into claims "Yes Kilkenny" was a 'front' for candidate

The party’s ethics officer Karl Deeter said he is trying to find out what happened.

From TheJournal.ie "Yes Kilkenny" referendum campaign denies it was a 'front' for Renua candidate Patrick McKee

"Yes Kilkenny" referendum campaign denies it was a 'front' for Renua candidate

The campaign claimed to be “non-party”, but was run by Renua activists and endorsed Renua candidate Patrick McKee.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil has finally won a by-election CK15

Fianna Fáil has finally won a by-election

Bobby Aylward was elected early this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Finally: Fianna Fáil looks set to win a by-election Carlow-Kilkenny

Finally: Fianna Fáil looks set to win a by-election

Just in case you’d forgotten, there’s an important battle for Phil Hogan’s old seat happening as well today.

From TheJournal.ie AS IT HAPPENED: Early tallies point to a YES and No campaigners concede History In The Making
From TheJournal.ie What you need to know about the fierce battle for Phil Hogan's old seat By-election

What you need to know about the fierce battle for Phil Hogan's old seat

Big Phil is gone to Europe, so who’s in the running for his old Dáil seat in Friday’s by-election?

From TheJournal.ie FF candidate says he 'never got a letter' over expenses claims... but he got THREE By-election This post contains videos

FF candidate says he 'never got a letter' over expenses claims... but he got THREE

Bobby Aylward was among over a hundred politicians who received letters about over-claiming expenses six years ago.

From TheJournal.ie "This is about fear...": Renua candidate's poster defaced with anti-gay slurs Homophobic

"This is about fear...": Renua candidate's poster defaced with anti-gay slurs

Paddy McKee, a Kilkenny councillor who is openly gay, quit Fianna Fáil earlier this year to run for Lucinda Creighton’s party.

From TheJournal.ie Young man takes on social welfare for 'age discrimination' over reduced dole Unemployed Help

Young man takes on social welfare for 'age discrimination' over reduced dole

By-election candidate Adrienne Wallace says there would be outrage if ‘women or black people had to accept a lower rate’.

From TheJournal.ie This untaxed van parked in a loading bay is 'not a Fianna Fáil campaign vehicle' Facepalm

This untaxed van parked in a loading bay is 'not a Fianna Fáil campaign vehicle'

The van was snapped in Carlow town yesterday evening.

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton made a new friend today Red Rooster

Joan Burton made a new friend today

The Tánaiste is on the by-election campaign trail in Carlow-Kilkenny.

From TheJournal.ie Defection: Renua poaches Fianna Fail councillor for by-election Carlow-Kilkenny

Defection: Renua poaches Fianna Fail councillor for by-election

Patrick McKee is set to be announced as the new party’s candidate in Carlow-Kilkenny tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Not sure who to vote for? This app will tell you Elections Made Easy This post contains videos

Not sure who to vote for? This app will tell you

Smartvote to the rescue.

From TheJournal.ie Confirmed: Dáil to lose 8 TDs with confirmation of boundary changes Constituency Commission

Confirmed: Dáil to lose 8 TDs with confirmation of boundary changes

Ministers have agreed to table new laws enforcing cuts to the size of the Dáil, in line with independent recommendations.

From TheJournal.ie Constituency report: Dáil loses 8 TDs in radical boundary shake-up Dáil Boundaries

Constituency report: Dáil loses 8 TDs in radical boundary shake-up

The report of the Constituency Commission cuts the number of TDs, with significant boundary reforms.

From TheJournal.ie Six key constituencies to watch in today's referendum count Count

Six key constituencies to watch in today's referendum count

There’s a couple of bell-weather areas which, if the past is anything to go by, could give a hint as to the total outcome.

Would you trust this man to tell you a website is secure?

Phil Hogan told the public not to worry about security on the household charge website – but his own site is so dangerous that most browsers won’t even open it.

From TheJournal.ie Former minister received €7,400 in pension entitlements - by accident Pensions

Former minister received €7,400 in pension entitlements - by accident

Fianna Fáil’s John Browne was mistakenly paid €7,396.31 in ministerial pensions – which he’s not entitled to as a sitting TD.

From TheJournal.ie Opposition 'still an option' for Labour, chiefs believe Coalition

Opposition 'still an option' for Labour, chiefs believe

Labour’s National Council gives its go-ahead for coalition talks with FG – but says it won’t fly straight into government.

From TheJournal.ie The Half Past Fix: 3.30pm GE11

The Half Past Fix: 3.30pm

Every hour – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

FIANNA FAIL’S JOHN McGuinness and Labour’s Ann Phelan have been elected to the Carlow-Kilkenny constituency on the 12th count. McGuinness got a total of 12,630 votes and Phelan got14,160 – both over the 12,291 quota.

Three seats are yet to be filled in that constituency. Fine Gael’s Phil Hogan looks likely to take the next seat while Bobby Aylward is likely to lose out for Fianna Fail.

From TheJournal.ie Out to launch: The jargon and the jibes of party campaigns Campaigns

Out to launch: The jargon and the jibes of party campaigns

This morning, Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and Labour dusted down the soapboxes as they give green light to first day of electioneering.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Friday Take 5

Take 5: Friday

Enda says he will not appear on “any programme that Vincent Browne has anything to do with”; Permanent TSB have bad news for future mortgages customers; and Irish men are named as some of the most overweight in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie "Anyone, anywhere": Deputy leaders respond to Mary Hanafin's call for debate Debates

"Anyone, anywhere": Deputy leaders respond to Mary Hanafin's call for debate

Joan Burton says yes to request for deputy leaders’ debate but Mary White still wants it to be an all-women affair. (Sorry, James Reilly).

From TheJournal.ie Mary Hanafin wants deputy leaders' debate Debates

Mary Hanafin wants deputy leaders' debate

Four out of five deputy leaders are women so the Greens’ Mary White may well get her all-women (almost) debate after all.