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From TheJournal.ie We spent €35k last year monitoring elections in Tajikistan, Armenia and Azerbaijan Let's Be Diplomatic

We spent €35k last year monitoring elections in Tajikistan, Armenia and Azerbaijan

The current roster of election observers, drawn up in May of last year, includes about 200 people with previous experience of elections or public office.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Losing the election hit so hard I thought I might never recover Politics

Opinion: Losing the election hit so hard I thought I might never recover

When I heard the vote count, I felt like I’d been thrown off a moving train, whipped, dragged and tortured.

From TheJournal.ie That's all, folks: The six remaining local election seats have been filled Election 14

That's all, folks: The six remaining local election seats have been filled

Three Fine Gael, two Sinn Féin, and one Fianna Fáil councillors have been elected to Monaghan County Councils.

From TheJournal.ie The six local election seats still empty will be filled by this afternoon Monaghan

The six local election seats still empty will be filled by this afternoon

Voting in Ballybay-Clones had been postponed following the death of a candidate.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-army chief Sisi declared Egypt's president-elect with 96.9% of votes Elections

Ex-army chief Sisi declared Egypt's president-elect with 96.9% of votes

It comes almost a year after he overthrew elected Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi.

From TheJournal.ie McDonald: 'You are not regarded as competent. Have you got that message Taoiseach?' Fight Fight Fight

McDonald: 'You are not regarded as competent. Have you got that message Taoiseach?'

Enda Kenny said that Sinn Féin just want to promise free services and haven’t a notion how to pay for it.

From TheJournal.ie Kenny and Gilmore off to Brussels to discuss outcome of European elections Fallout

Kenny and Gilmore off to Brussels to discuss outcome of European elections

The European leaders will discuss the impact of the election results as well as the Ukraine crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Number of women sitting on local councils jumps by 30 per cent Women For Election

Number of women sitting on local councils jumps by 30 per cent

Fianna Fáil has the lowest proportion with just 14 per cent of their elected councillors being women.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about Gilmore resigning, the elections and two bodies found in search of missing Dublin men.

From TheJournal.ie This was not a vote of anger, it was a vote of community Analysis

This was not a vote of anger, it was a vote of community

The Taoiseach says it was anger that led to his party’s poor performance over the weekend, but the problem is more fundamental than that.

From TheJournal.ie Here are 9 things we learned from the 2014 local elections Get Smart Fast

Here are 9 things we learned from the 2014 local elections

It’s been good for Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil but bad for Labour and Fine Gael. But what about the Greens, Socialists and independents? We take stock of the local elections as the counts draw to a close.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think Eamon Gilmore should step down as Labour leader? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Eamon Gilmore should step down as Labour leader?

There has been some criticism of the Labour leader after the party received just 7 per cent of the vote in the local elections.

From TheJournal.ie How does the government deal with the 'loud and clear'' message of the voters? Analysis

How does the government deal with the 'loud and clear'' message of the voters?

Labour’s electoral “shellacking” and a far from impressive performance from Fine Gael means there is plenty for both parities to consider in the days and weeks ahead.

From TheJournal.ie Victory, despair and an eye on the rugby at the RDS LE14

Victory, despair and an eye on the rugby at the RDS

As the results rolled in, the candidates seeking election to Dublin City Council took it differently.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about the elections, an Irish man who drowned in Sydney and shootings in California and Brussels.

From TheJournal.ie "We want to use our mandate wisely" - Gerry Adams vows to build on election gains Pledge This post contains videos

"We want to use our mandate wisely" - Gerry Adams vows to build on election gains

Adams said that his party could now be the biggest in Dublin as well as Belfast.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin is delighted for Kate Feeney...and Mary Hanafin did well too Battle Of Blackrock

Micheál Martin is delighted for Kate Feeney...and Mary Hanafin did well too

The publicity over the Fianna Fáil strategy in Blackrock appears to have paid off.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-Fianna Fáil TD Chris Andrews set to top poll for Sinn Féin Transfer

Ex-Fianna Fáil TD Chris Andrews set to top poll for Sinn Féin

Andrews is from a strong Fianna Fáil family but will join Dublin City Council for his new party.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: A citizen’s guide to fighting the scourge of cable ties left on lamp posts Clean Up

Aaron McKenna: A citizen’s guide to fighting the scourge of cable ties left on lamp posts

Political hopefuls call for better public spaces, clean streets, motherhood and apple pie – but many are happy to leave their campaigning rubbish about.

From TheJournal.ie Why are schools used as polling places? Poll Position

Why are schools used as polling places?

There are some very sensible reasons why hundreds of primary schools will close today to facilitate voting.

From TheJournal.ie Countdown's over (finally), here's what you need to vote today Mark Your Card

Countdown's over (finally), here's what you need to vote today

You don’t need a polling card, but might need some ID.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what happened when a group of children held an election today Mock The Vote

Here's what happened when a group of children held an election today

The children of Craggagh NS cast their ballots today. Here’s how it went…

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Sickened with politics and politicians? Then you should vote tomorrow Your Voice

Opinion: Sickened with politics and politicians? Then you should vote tomorrow

If you’re feeling disillusioned with politics, you’re not alone – and that’s why you need to make your voice heard.

From TheJournal.ie Larry Donnelly: Do political candidates really enjoy canvassing? I’ll never fully believe that Door To Door

Larry Donnelly: Do political candidates really enjoy canvassing? I’ll never fully believe that

Recent canvassing has reminded me of my own first foray as a political candidate: I was 22 years old, nomination papers in hand, knees knocking together.

From TheJournal.ie A tale of two parties: Here's how the Euros are shaping up, four days ahead of D-Day Poll Crunching Time

A tale of two parties: Here's how the Euros are shaping up, four days ahead of D-Day

Politicians will be blitzing the country this week. But after a raft of polls in the last few days, certain patterns are becoming clear….

From TheJournal.ie Voting in Limerick, but not sure for who? This will help Undecided

Voting in Limerick, but not sure for who? This will help

A one-stop-shop for Limerick voters that tells you what candidate best matches your views.

From TheJournal.ie From banning Galway people entering Meath to using Grindr: The evolution of election literature VOTE FOR ME!

From banning Galway people entering Meath to using Grindr: The evolution of election literature

A rundown of political communication methods since the 1920s.

From TheJournal.ie Noel Rock: I'm taking €0 expenses – here's why Expenses

Noel Rock: I'm taking €0 expenses – here's why

Unvouched expenses would not be tolerated in the any other business, and taxpayers shouldn’t have to tolerate it either.

From TheJournal.ie From bikinis to Nazi relatives, the weird ways our continental cousins are campaigning... Eurotrash

From bikinis to Nazi relatives, the weird ways our continental cousins are campaigning...

They’re a crazy bunch on that mainland.

From TheJournal.ie Winning this election isn't crucial to this candidate - he just wants to spread direct democracy Election 2014

Winning this election isn't crucial to this candidate - he just wants to spread direct democracy

Jan Van De Ven is running as a candidate in the Ireland South constituency, and if elected would introduce a system of eDemocracy.

From TheJournal.ie Policy u-turn means people seeking asylum can now receive election leaflets Election 2014

Policy u-turn means people seeking asylum can now receive election leaflets

However, Human Rights Ireland said that “issues still remain” with the system.

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.