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From TheJournal.ie Johnson and Corbyn to face final head-to-head debate tonight before UK general election Final Countdown

Johnson and Corbyn to face final head-to-head debate tonight before UK general election

The party leaders will face each other in Maidstone in the BBC’s prime ministerial debate at 8.30pm.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson on track to secure comfortable majority in UK general election, MRP poll suggests Uk Election

Johnson on track to secure comfortable majority in UK general election, MRP poll suggests

This polling model accurately predicted back in 2017 that Theresa May would lose her majority.

From TheJournal.ie Michelle O'Neill re-elected as vice-president of Sinn Féin Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

Michelle O'Neill re-elected as vice-president of Sinn Féin

More than 2,000 party members had their say over two-days on who should be the deputy leader of the party.

From TheJournal.ie Tweet-gate and a former minister looking for a comeback: The Dublin Fingal lowdown By-election

Tweet-gate and a former minister looking for a comeback: The Dublin Fingal lowdown

The upcoming by-election is to replace MEP Clare Daly.

From TheJournal.ie Spain's Socialists win election as far-right Vox party make large gains SPanish Election

Spain's Socialists win election as far-right Vox party make large gains

Right-wing populist and anti-migrant leaders across Europe celebrated Vox’s strong showing.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Thursday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

RTÉ’s restructuring plan, the boil water notice and the Trump impeachment probe made the headlines today.

From TheJournal.ie Northern Ireland’s police chief appeals for calm during upcoming UK general election Intimidation

Northern Ireland’s police chief appeals for calm during upcoming UK general election

His comments come as officers continue to investigate telephone threats made to Ulster Unionist Party.

From TheJournal.ie Nigel Farage says he will not stand as MP in upcoming UK general election Election

Nigel Farage says he will not stand as MP in upcoming UK general election

Farage is heading up his new Brexit Party into its first general election.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson rejects Trump’s advice to form pact with Farage General Election This post contains videos

Johnson rejects Trump’s advice to form pact with Farage

The British prime minister also said “it’s a matter of deep regret” the 31 October Brexit deadline was missed.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's time to stuff the turkey': UK front pages react to decision to hold general election Front Pages

'It's time to stuff the turkey': UK front pages react to decision to hold general election

The British public will go the polls on Thursday 12 December.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson will try again today to get MPs to back an early December election Here We Go Again

Boris Johnson will try again today to get MPs to back an early December election

Johnson failed in his bid last night to get enough MPs to trigger a poll in December.

From TheJournal.ie Far-right party makes major gains in German state election Afd

Far-right party makes major gains in German state election

Bjoern Hoecke previously labelled Berlin’s Holocaust memorial a “monument of shame”.

From TheJournal.ie MPs to vote on December election as EU decides Brexit extension length Not Over Yet

MPs to vote on December election as EU decides Brexit extension length

Boris Johnson previously said he would prefer to be “dead in a ditch” than miss the 31 October deadline.

From TheJournal.ie Minister blames Bercow for making it 'very difficult' to leave EU by October deadline Brexit

Minister blames Bercow for making it 'very difficult' to leave EU by October deadline

“It looks like they may well give us an extension.”

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson will ask MPs to back 12 December election if EU agrees to Brexit extension Brexit

Boris Johnson will ask MPs to back 12 December election if EU agrees to Brexit extension

This comes as the EU is expected to formally announce its decision on an extension tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie 'Thanks my friend': Barack Obama endorses Justin Trudeau in unprecedented move Election Ahead

'Thanks my friend': Barack Obama endorses Justin Trudeau in unprecedented move

Obama tweeted yesterday that he was proud to work with Trudeau.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael support nearly tied in new poll Poll

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael support nearly tied in new poll

Fianna Fáil has benefited from a jump in support.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020 Election 2020

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020

At the party’s annual away day, Varadkar said he has always believed that the next election should take place in the summer of 2020.

From TheJournal.ie Justin Trudeau announces general election for Canada this October Liberal Party

Justin Trudeau announces general election for Canada this October

Parliament was dissolved today.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: No breakthroughs as Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar met in Dublin Brexit Live

As it happened: No breakthroughs as Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar met in Dublin

There’s still plenty more Brexit action to come today. Stay with us for updates.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin rules out election this year and says 'national interest' must come first Brexit

Micheál Martin rules out election this year and says 'national interest' must come first

Martin said the country will most likely go to the polls in early spring next year.

From TheJournal.ie MPs reject Boris Johnson’s motion to hold general election on 15 October Brexit

MPs reject Boris Johnson’s motion to hold general election on 15 October

Members of Parliament earlier voted to delay Brexit in a bid to stop Britain leaving the EU without a deal.

From TheJournal.ie A swear word and clapping in the Commons: Boris Johnson's first PMQs were an explosive affair Ah Here Here

A swear word and clapping in the Commons: Boris Johnson's first PMQs were an explosive affair

The usually smooth talker stumbled through his answers and let some things slip through this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Italy forms new government as Five Star leader signs up for coalition deal with Democratic Party Historic Enemies

Italy forms new government as Five Star leader signs up for coalition deal with Democratic Party

Italy’s left-leaning Five Star Movement has confirmed plans for a coalition with the Democratic Party.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump trailing five Democrats in latest opinion poll Presidential Campaign

Donald Trump trailing five Democrats in latest opinion poll

The Fox News poll showed Biden leading Trump by 49% to 39% among all registered voters nationwide.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Seán Kelly elected as first Ireland South MEP Ep2019

Seán Kelly elected as first Ireland South MEP

The Fine Gael candidate was first elected to the European Parliament in June 2009.

From TheJournal.ie Exit poll shows Greens will top European poll in Dublin amid big gains for the party Divorce Referendum

Exit poll shows Greens will top European poll in Dublin amid big gains for the party

The exit poll has Ciarán Cuffe on 23%, with Fine Gael’s Frances Fitzgerald on 14%.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you be voting today? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you be voting today?

Polls close at 10pm.

From TheJournal.ie 101 problems: Election posters blocking traffic signals and obstructing paths in Dublin Dublin City Council

101 problems: Election posters blocking traffic signals and obstructing paths in Dublin

Most complaints are about posters being at a height that is too low or are obstructing traffic signals and signs.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin says some people on the doorsteps are calling on him to pull the plug on this government Go For It

Micheál Martin says some people on the doorsteps are calling on him to pull the plug on this government

‘People do say to me in some areas – go for it,’ said Martin.

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ now lists all candidates in a constituency whenever one is mentioned on air European Election

RTÉ now lists all candidates in a constituency whenever one is mentioned on air

How does RTÉ achieve balance with its election coverage? The ‘stopwatch’ approach and listing all its candidates.

From TheJournal.ie Spanish election: PM's party stays in power as far-right wins seats for first time since Franco's death Vox Pops

Spanish election: PM's party stays in power as far-right wins seats for first time since Franco's death

The Socialist Party fell short of an absolute majority, but increased its share of seats since the last election in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Indian man chops off index finger in desperation after voting for wrong party in national election Uttar Pradesh

Indian man chops off index finger in desperation after voting for wrong party in national election

Pawan Kumar became confused by the symbols on the electronic voting machine.

From TheJournal.ie Incumbent Ukrainian president pleads for support as comedian looks set to win the presidency Mr President

Incumbent Ukrainian president pleads for support as comedian looks set to win the presidency

In a televised address the incumbent pleaded with voters to support him.

From TheJournal.ie Candidates in more than 150 election areas to go poster free for upcoming elections Environment

Candidates in more than 150 election areas to go poster free for upcoming elections

After an eight-week campaign 91 candidates have said they are going poster free.

From TheJournal.ie A bit of a breather: Brexit has been delayed for up to 6 months, so what's next? Flextension

A bit of a breather: Brexit has been delayed for up to 6 months, so what's next?

No-deal planning has stopped, European election planning has started, and the May-Corbyn talks go on.

From TheJournal.ie Netanyahu set to remain Prime Minister as rival concedes defeat Israel

Netanyahu set to remain Prime Minister as rival concedes defeat

The win would likely see ‘Bibi’ become the longest-serving leader of the country.

From TheJournal.ie As MPs can't agree what to do about Brexit, EU warns 'our patience is running out' COME WHAT MAY This post contains videos

As MPs can't agree what to do about Brexit, EU warns 'our patience is running out'

The House of Commons is set to vote on a number of options today.

From TheJournal.ie Expect some not-so-subtle election promises as Fine Gaelers land in Wexford Fine Gael National Conference

Expect some not-so-subtle election promises as Fine Gaelers land in Wexford

‘Let’s take Ireland forward together’ is the theme of the Fine Gael’s National Spring conference, which kicks off today in Wexford.

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