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From TheJournal.ie Russia holds regional polls in shadow of Alexei Navalny's poisoning To The Polls

Russia holds regional polls in shadow of Alexei Navalny's poisoning

The vote is seen as a key test of the Kremlin’s control of local politics.

From TheJournal.ie 'It’s lawlessness, plain and simple': Joe Biden condemns rioting, looting and arson at protests United States

'It’s lawlessness, plain and simple': Joe Biden condemns rioting, looting and arson at protests

Biden also blamed Donald Trump for “stoking violence” in US cities.

From TheJournal.ie Trump brands protesters ‘thugs’ at New Hampshire rally Thugs

Trump brands protesters ‘thugs’ at New Hampshire rally

The US president claims he is the only thing standing between ‘democracy and the mob’, and said ‘no-one is safe’ in an America under Joe Biden.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says Biden is destroyer of American 'greatness' as he accepts Republican nomination Election

Trump says Biden is destroyer of American 'greatness' as he accepts Republican nomination

The US president spoke for 70 minutes at an event held at the White House.

From TheJournal.ie Ardern delays general election after new outbreak of Covid-19 in New Zealand Coronavirus

Ardern delays general election after new outbreak of Covid-19 in New Zealand

The New Zealand prime minister has put the election back to October.

From TheJournal.ie 700 more people detained in Belarus as Lukashenko calls protesters 'sheep' Disputed Election

700 more people detained in Belarus as Lukashenko calls protesters 'sheep'

More than 6,700 people have been detained following protests over a disputed election.

From TheJournal.ie New Zealand could delay election after virus returns Covid-19

New Zealand could delay election after virus returns

A three-day stay-at-home order for Auckland — a city of 1.5 million people — went into force today.

From TheJournal.ie Belarus braces for protests as incumbent Lukashenko appears to win presidential election Exit Poll

Belarus braces for protests as incumbent Lukashenko appears to win presidential election

Alexander Lukashenko has ruled the ex-Soviet country since 1994, making him Europe’s longest serving leader.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's hard to be optimistic': Many Poles in Ireland uneasy at re-election of populist president Election

'It's hard to be optimistic': Many Poles in Ireland uneasy at re-election of populist president

Andrzej Duda saw off a liberal challenger in a closely fought contest.

From TheJournal.ie Joe Biden proposes 'Buy American' campaign to bolster US firms Economy

Joe Biden proposes 'Buy American' campaign to bolster US firms

The former vice-president has called for $700 million to be spent on supporting manufacturing and technology firms.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney says 'we can't rule out' another general election Fine Gael

Coveney says 'we can't rule out' another general election

Members of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party are currently voting on whether or not to back the programme for government.

From TheJournal.ie Senators go to High Court to seek declaration that Seanad can sit without Taoiseach's appointees Courts

Senators go to High Court to seek declaration that Seanad can sit without Taoiseach's appointees

There have been concerns that legislation could not be passed without a full complement of senators in place.

From TheJournal.ie Here are all the Senators elected to the 26th Seanad with all seats filled The Seanad

Here are all the Senators elected to the 26th Seanad with all seats filled

The identities of the 11 Taoiseach’s nominees will remain unknown.

From TheJournal.ie Three former TDs elected to the Seanad as counting continues Seanad

Three former TDs elected to the Seanad as counting continues

Sinn Féin’s Fintan Warfield and Fine Gael councillor John McGahon also won a seat.

From TheJournal.ie Larry Donnelly: Super Tuesday 2 makes Joe Biden the Democratic nominee in-waiting US Election

Larry Donnelly: Super Tuesday 2 makes Joe Biden the Democratic nominee in-waiting

Biden was all but counted out by most onlookers before recently, writes Larry Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie 'Some validity' in criticism of Fine Gael Seanad candidates, says Varadkar Election

'Some validity' in criticism of Fine Gael Seanad candidates, says Varadkar

The party has 11 female candidates running for election in the Seanad.

From TheJournal.ie Your Seanad election guide: How you can (or why you can't) vote for the next batch of senators Another Election
From TheJournal.ie Was childcare really that big an issue for voters in the general election? Red Line Issues

Was childcare really that big an issue for voters in the general election?

It was a prominent topic throughout the election but just 3% of voters said it was the most important deciding factor for them.

From TheJournal.ie Election posters need to be taken down by midnight tonight It's All Over

Election posters need to be taken down by midnight tonight

If you spot a poster around your area after today, contact your local authority.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you keep your vote private? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you keep your vote private?

Do you tell people how you vote?

From TheJournal.ie McDonald: 'I've made contact with Greens, Soc Dems and PBP about government formation'

McDonald: 'I've made contact with Greens, Soc Dems and PBP about government formation'

She said her preference would be to form a government without Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil.

From TheJournal.ie Turnout for Saturday election was fourth-lowest ever in history of the State Ge2020

Turnout for Saturday election was fourth-lowest ever in history of the State

Turnout was actually down by over two percentage points.

From TheJournal.ie From a handful of TDs to a 'seismic' surge: Sinn Féin's long and winding road to electoral breakthrough On The Rise

From a handful of TDs to a 'seismic' surge: Sinn Féin's long and winding road to electoral breakthrough

Three elections ago, the party only won four seats in the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's disappointing': Outgoing minister Shane Ross loses seat in Dublin Rathdown Independent Alliance

'It's disappointing': Outgoing minister Shane Ross loses seat in Dublin Rathdown

He said he believed the Independent Alliance had been able to achieve a lot in government without “rocking the boat”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Kingmakers' and 'political marmite': How the general election is being reported across the world Ge2020

'Kingmakers' and 'political marmite': How the general election is being reported across the world

Sinn Féin’s performance is of particular interest.

From TheJournal.ie It’s a tie: Fine Gael, Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil all at 22% in exit poll Ge2020

It’s a tie: Fine Gael, Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil all at 22% in exit poll

The exit poll was commissioned by RTÉ, The Irish Times, TG4 and UCD and carried out by Ipsos MRBI.

From TheJournal.ie In Photos: Voting takes place on Gola island off the Donegal coast Gola Island

In Photos: Voting takes place on Gola island off the Donegal coast

The isle lies two kilometres off the north west coast.

From TheJournal.ie 'Completely ridiculous': Department criticised over last-minute information for voters with sight loss Ge2020

'Completely ridiculous': Department criticised over last-minute information for voters with sight loss

There are 55,000 people in Ireland living with sight loss.

From TheJournal.ie From alliances to acrimony: Why is the Irish left so fond of a split? The New Radicals

From alliances to acrimony: Why is the Irish left so fond of a split?

A brief history of the left-wing splits and alliances of the past decade.

From TheJournal.ie Storm Ciara to arrive on election day before 'extremely disturbed' weather next week Blowing In The Wind This post contains videos

Storm Ciara to arrive on election day before 'extremely disturbed' weather next week

The storm is set to bring wet and windy weather this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Leader ratings: How did you rate the party leaders in tonight's Prime Time debate? Out Of 10

Leader ratings: How did you rate the party leaders in tonight's Prime Time debate?

Miriam O’Callaghan and David McCullagh hosted the RTÉ debate this evening.

From TheJournal.ie What's your big election question for Leo Varadkar? It's YOUR chance to ask The Candidate Podcast

What's your big election question for Leo Varadkar? It's YOUR chance to ask

We want to know what matters to you. Get your questions in.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why was the election postponed in Tipperary and what happens now? Election

Explainer: Why was the election postponed in Tipperary and what happens now?

An independent candidate died yesterday – and now it looks like Tipperary won’t get to vote until the end of the month.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald to appear in RTÉ party leaders' debate Prime Time

Mary Lou McDonald to appear in RTÉ party leaders' debate

The decision came after a meeting of the RTÉ Election Steering Group.

From TheJournal.ie From Tallaght to Rathfarnham, the fight is on in one of Dublin's most unpredictable battlegrounds Dublin South West

From Tallaght to Rathfarnham, the fight is on in one of Dublin's most unpredictable battlegrounds

There are five sitting TDs running but we went canvassing with two hopefuls.

From TheJournal.ie Leader ratings: How did you rate the party leaders in tonight's Virgin Media One debate? Out Of 10

Leader ratings: How did you rate the party leaders in tonight's Virgin Media One debate?

Matt Cooper and Ivan Yates helmed the debate at Ballymount tonight.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're not trying to scare people': Coveney says Brexit not coming up on the doorsteps, but that might change Ge2020

'We're not trying to scare people': Coveney says Brexit not coming up on the doorsteps, but that might change

Coveney said Brexit is coming at us like a ‘freight train’.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are live debates influencing how you'll vote in the General Election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are live debates influencing how you'll vote in the General Election?

Last night, the seven leaders from the main political parties took part in a live TV debate.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you vote in the general election on 8 February? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you vote in the general election on 8 February?

The polling date is just over two weeks away.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Young people don't vote? You may be right, but we might surprise you Ge2020

Opinion: Young people don't vote? You may be right, but we might surprise you

Without a willingness to inform ourselves and vote, we simply have no leg to stand on, write Adam Hallissey and Ben Quigley, creators of Progressivebrief.com.

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