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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.

From TheJournal.ie Outgoing IFA president says he has the skills for MEP job Election 2014

Outgoing IFA president says he has the skills for MEP job

John Bryan is expected to run for Fine Gael in the European elections this summer.

From TheJournal.ie Toronto 'crack mayor' Rob Ford files for re-election Canada

Toronto 'crack mayor' Rob Ford files for re-election

Ford is as much as 8 per cent ahead of his nearest rival in opinion polls, despite admitting to having smoked crack cocaine.

From TheJournal.ie Bachelet becomes Chile's president for second time after 'landslide' win Chile

Bachelet becomes Chile's president for second time after 'landslide' win

Bachelet first held the office from 2006 – 2010.

From TheJournal.ie Thailand set for elections as parliament is dissolved Protests

Thailand set for elections as parliament is dissolved

Up to 100,000 protesters remain on the streets of Bangkok, calling for the complete ousting of the current government.

From TheJournal.ie 'If you've got no vote, you've got no voice' - MEP pushes election registration European Elections

'If you've got no vote, you've got no voice' - MEP pushes election registration

Fine Gael’s Jim Higgins said we fought ‘long and hard’ for our democracy and people should participate in it.

From TheJournal.ie Madonna, blaas and Dubliners: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Madonna, blaas and Dubliners: The week in numbers

Plus: How many people can’t name their MEP? Hint: A lot.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil's youngest TD could run in next year's European elections Election 2014

Dáil's youngest TD could run in next year's European elections

Simon Harris is now among those who is considering running in the redrawn Ireland South in next year’s elections.

From TheJournal.ie Senator Rónán Mullen to run for European seat Election 2014

Senator Rónán Mullen to run for European seat

Speaking to TheJournal.ie this afternoon, Mullen also said that he will “probably run for the Dáil at the next election”.

From TheJournal.ie Greek police launch crackdown on neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party Greece

Greek police launch crackdown on neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party

The party’s leader and a number of other members have been arrested as police get tough after the murder of a leftist musician.