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#Elections

Canvassers getting on your nerves? You need this genius canvassing levy card

You need to print this out, NOW.

From TheJournal.ie This MEP candidate doesn't care who Van Rompuy is because no one voted for him Van Rompuy Who

This MEP candidate doesn't care who Van Rompuy is because no one voted for him

Raymond Whitehead wants to spread the message that there is a democratic way of running countries – “not the dictatorship we have now”.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil condemns anti-Semitic remark allegedly made by canvasser Election 2014

Fianna Fáil condemns anti-Semitic remark allegedly made by canvasser

The Jewish Representative Council of Ireland claims a canvasser made remarks regarding the former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter.

From TheJournal.ie African National Congress look set to dominate elections in South Africa Vote

African National Congress look set to dominate elections in South Africa

The party has 56 percent of the vote, down signficantly from the 66 percent it won at the last election.

From TheJournal.ie Polls open in South Africa's first elections with a 'born free' generation Vote

Polls open in South Africa's first elections with a 'born free' generation

The run up to the vote had been marked by nostalgic rhetoric and voter fury.

From TheJournal.ie Eamonn Coghlan will contest the Dublin West by-election for Fine Gael Election Race

Eamonn Coghlan will contest the Dublin West by-election for Fine Gael

Coghlan will join the race (sorry) after being nominated tonight.

From TheJournal.ie Mairead McGuinness: 'The notion that I'm a safe candidate for Fine Gael is bunkum' Election 2014

Mairead McGuinness: 'The notion that I'm a safe candidate for Fine Gael is bunkum'

The sitting MEP believes she will have to put up a fight to retain her seat in the upcoming election.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Labour candidate confronted in Dublin, "thuggery and intimidation" says Joan Burton Election 2014

VIDEO: Labour candidate confronted in Dublin, "thuggery and intimidation" says Joan Burton

Local election candidate Martina Genockey was accosted by two opponents in Tallaght and the confrontation became physical.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin leads in Dublin, but Hayes faces a fight Election 2014

Sinn Féin leads in Dublin, but Hayes faces a fight

Another good result for Sinn Féin means a bad result for the junior Finance Minister.

Someone knitted this MEP an election poster out of Aran-jumper wool

Now THAT is knitting skill.

From TheJournal.ie Voting has started in the world's biggest general election in India 814 Million

Voting has started in the world's biggest general election in India

It’s expected that the country’s 814 milion-strong electorate will shy away from the ruling Congress party.

From TheJournal.ie 'I try to say what I mean and mean what I say' - Ronan Mullen on faith, Europe and farming Election 2014

'I try to say what I mean and mean what I say' - Ronan Mullen on faith, Europe and farming

Stepping out of the Seanad to run in a massive constituency, Ronan Mullen is aiming to take a seat in the European Parliament.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's always tough' - Pat The Cope Gallagher on re-election, Fianna Fáil and crossing the country Election 2014

'It's always tough' - Pat The Cope Gallagher on re-election, Fianna Fáil and crossing the country

The veteran Fianna Fáil candidate is ready for a tough fight.

From TheJournal.ie Leinster House to local council: This former Fianna Fáil TD is going back into politics Comeback Kid

Leinster House to local council: This former Fianna Fáil TD is going back into politics

Behan resigned from the party in protest to Budget 2009. He’s now throwing his hat back in the ring of local politics, this time, as an independent.

From TheJournal.ie Hogan demands Martin apologise and withdraw "gerrymandering" allegations Gerrymandering

Hogan demands Martin apologise and withdraw "gerrymandering" allegations

He said he was appalled at accusations he was involved in “gerrymandering” over the boundaries for the local elections.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Labour deserve to be slammed’: Socialist Party MEP on being a voice for the working class Election 2014

‘Labour deserve to be slammed’: Socialist Party MEP on being a voice for the working class

Paul Murphy said Irish politicians are ‘obsessed’ with being the poster child for austerity in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Bankrupt Jillian Godsil takes constitutional challenge to run in elections Courts

Bankrupt Jillian Godsil takes constitutional challenge to run in elections

The campaigner is fighting to be allowed run in upcoming elections, despite her bankruptcy.

From TheJournal.ie Here's when you'll start seeing election posters on lampposts across the country Election 2014
From TheJournal.ie FG Ireland South candidate: 'If you’re in Bantry, Brussels or Bruges it’s the same.' Election 2014

FG Ireland South candidate: 'If you’re in Bantry, Brussels or Bruges it’s the same.'

Fine Gael Senator Deidre Clune is facing a tough race against two of her party colleagues.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea had an election yesterday. Guess who won. Surprise Surprise

North Korea had an election yesterday. Guess who won.

In the absence of any competing candidates, voters are simply required to mark “Yes” next to the name on the ballot sheet.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil and Labour select European candidates for Ireland South Election 2014

Fianna Fáil and Labour select European candidates for Ireland South

Micheál Martin paid tribute to Liam Aylward who is retiring from politics, while Eamon Gilmore said the Labour Party is ready to fight come May.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I call bulls*** when people say to me 'we only ever see you at election time' The Secret Candidate

Column: I call bulls*** when people say to me 'we only ever see you at election time'

In the first in a series of columns in the build-up to the local elections, The Secret Candidate takes credit for something they didn’t do.

From TheJournal.ie Damien Kiberd: Why are the Irish not more critical of the EU? Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Why are the Irish not more critical of the EU?

And more to the point – are we “f**ked and brainwashed” by the ‘European Project’?

From TheJournal.ie Tymoshenko and Ukraine's new prime minister to visit Ireland this weekend Epp Conference

Tymoshenko and Ukraine's new prime minister to visit Ireland this weekend

The former Ukrainian Prime Minister was released from prison last week and will join two other political figures for the EPP conference.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil's youngest TD to be third Fine Gael candidate in Ireland South Election 2014

Dáil's youngest TD to be third Fine Gael candidate in Ireland South

The Wicklow TD will be added to the ticket later today.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil candidate withdraws from election after Micheal Martin's assistant is added to ticket Election 2014

Fianna Fáil candidate withdraws from election after Micheal Martin's assistant is added to ticket

Padraic Vallely said that the decision came down to “politics” and that he was “gutted”.

From TheJournal.ie Nessa Childers: A lot of TDs don't understand what it's like to be in my position Election 2014

Nessa Childers: A lot of TDs don't understand what it's like to be in my position

The independent MEP is taking big financial gamble that could leave her unemployed by the summer.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste: 'For six long years, our country and our people have been to hell and back' Labour Conference

Tánaiste: 'For six long years, our country and our people have been to hell and back'

The Tánaiste and Labour leader has given a keynote address to delegates at the one-day conference in Meath today.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Enda, Ireland won't crumble if emigrants are given a voice in elections Emigrant Voices

Column: Enda, Ireland won't crumble if emigrants are given a voice in elections

Some Irish emigrants can already vote in the election of representatives in Ireland… so long as they have the right degree, of course, write David Burns and Conor O’Neill.

From TheJournal.ie Here's definitive proof that Kenny 'Kenneth' Egan will be 'keeping it real' Ready To Rumble

Here's definitive proof that Kenny 'Kenneth' Egan will be 'keeping it real'

If it’s on his campaign literature, then it must be true…

From TheJournal.ie On the fringes: The smaller parties looking for your vote Election 2014

On the fringes: The smaller parties looking for your vote

It’s not all establishment parties you know.

From TheJournal.ie Nessa Childers will run in Dublin in effort to retain European Parliament seat Election 2014

Nessa Childers will run in Dublin in effort to retain European Parliament seat

The former Labour MEP’s current Ireland East constituency is being abolished.

From TheJournal.ie Junior Minister Brian Hayes is running for Europe Election 2014

Junior Minister Brian Hayes is running for Europe

The junior minister will outline his intentions at a press conference in the morning.

From TheJournal.ie One of these three people will be a Fianna Fáil election candidate by this evening Meet The Candidates

One of these three people will be a Fianna Fáil election candidate by this evening

The party is selecting its candidate to run in Dublin ahead of May’s elections for the European Parliament.

From TheJournal.ie 'If it's a bullet to the head, it's a bullet to the head' says Ukrainian opposition leader Ukraine

'If it's a bullet to the head, it's a bullet to the head' says Ukrainian opposition leader

Ukrainian opposition leaders have issued an ultimatum to President Viktor Yanukovych after talks failure.

From TheJournal.ie Banking inquiry will have powers to compel - but no witnesses until after May elections Banking Inquiry

Banking inquiry will have powers to compel - but no witnesses until after May elections

Who chairs it and who sits on it have still to be worked out, but the banking inquiry committee is unlikely to hear evidence publicly until after the local and European elections, TheJournal.ie has learned.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you plan to vote in the local elections? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you plan to vote in the local elections?

The local elections will be held in May – will you head to the polling stations?

From TheJournal.ie Trinity graduates 'sick of party politics' to run in local elections Local Elections

Trinity graduates 'sick of party politics' to run in local elections

One of the candidates said he feels compelled, as a young person, to take action on issues in his local area.