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From TheJournal.ie FF finds itself between a rock and a hard place as all eyes turn to coalition talks Get In Formation

FF finds itself between a rock and a hard place as all eyes turn to coalition talks

Martin does not have to consult the membership to enter talks with Sinn Féin.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Sinn Féin surge sees party sweep to 37 seats as last seats filled in general election 2020 Ge2020

As it happened: Sinn Féin surge sees party sweep to 37 seats as last seats filled in general election 2020

Ministers Regina Doherty, Mary Mitchell O’Connor and Shane Ross are among the high-profile names to lose their seats.

From TheJournal.ie Former health minister James Reilly is retiring from politics Dublin Fingal

Former health minister James Reilly is retiring from politics

The Fine Gael politician ran unsuccessfully for the third time in Dublin Fingal.

From TheJournal.ie Verona Murphy elected in Wexford as Malcolm Byrne loses seat he won in November Ge2020

Verona Murphy elected in Wexford as Malcolm Byrne loses seat he won in November

Murphy had been dropped from the Fine Gael ticket following a controversial by-election campaign.

From TheJournal.ie Outgoing housing minister Eoghan Murphy re-elected in Dublin at expense of colleague Kate O'Connell Dublin Bay South

Outgoing housing minister Eoghan Murphy re-elected in Dublin at expense of colleague Kate O'Connell

Murphy failed to meet the quota, but was elected at the expense of his colleague Kate O’Connell.

From TheJournal.ie What are the coalition options for the next government, and what are the leaders' stances? Seat Projection

What are the coalition options for the next government, and what are the leaders' stances?

For the first time ever, combined Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael seats may not make up a Dáil majority.

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 The Explainer: What’s happened so far in the general election count? Podcast

The Explainer: What’s happened so far in the general election count?

As the counting continues, we bring you the biggest stories of GE2020 so far.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Sinn Féin surge across the country as just under half of Dáil seats filled Ge2020

As it happened: Sinn Féin surge across the country as just under half of Dáil seats filled

The results came in from around the country as Sinn Féin’s support spiked this general election.

From TheJournal.ie How FG tried and failed to keep two outgoing ministers in one constituency Not Returning

How FG tried and failed to keep two outgoing ministers in one constituency

Doherty’s party colleague Helen McEntee was re-elected.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Mitchell O'Connor and Regina Doherty lose seats in first major Fine Gael casualties Gone

Mary Mitchell O'Connor and Regina Doherty lose seats in first major Fine Gael casualties

Solidarity-People Before Profit’s Ruth Coppinger has lost her seat.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Tallies show Sinn Féin surge as Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire becomes first TD elected to the 33rd Dáil Ge2020
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 Sinn Féin is the most popular party among all age groups up to 65 Exit Poll

Sinn Féin is the most popular party among all age groups up to 65

The party is particularly popular among younger voters, according to an exit poll.

From TheJournal.ie If the exit polls are borne out, government formation talks are going to be a bit of nightmare Wtf Moment
From TheJournal.ie The nation has decided. Here's when we'll know the results Hour By Hour

The nation has decided. Here's when we'll know the results

We’ve a very long day ahead of us until we find out how the 33rd Dáil will look.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spend up to €1,000 on ads criticising each other over Sinn Féin All Ads Up

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spend up to €1,000 on ads criticising each other over Sinn Féin

Both parties are pushing a similar message days out from this year’s election.

From TheJournal.ie Leo keen to stay on if FG loses election - and insists he's not interested in a big EU job The Candidate Podcast

Leo keen to stay on if FG loses election - and insists he's not interested in a big EU job

‘As a last resort’ Varadkar said he’ll go into government with Fianna Fail to avoid another election.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do ads on social media impact how you vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do ads on social media impact how you vote?

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have spent over €100,000 between them on adverts on Facebook and Instagram since the start of the general election campaign.

From TheJournal.ie The social election: A €100k Facebook splurge by FF & FG ... and Michael Healy-Rae wins Instagram Social Networking

The social election: A €100k Facebook splurge by FF & FG ... and Michael Healy-Rae wins Instagram

We take a closer look at the online battle for votes.

From TheJournal.ie Q+A: As the leaders of the 'big three' clash, here's what SF, FG and FF are promising in their manifestos Ge2020

Q+A: As the leaders of the 'big three' clash, here's what SF, FG and FF are promising in their manifestos

Examine some of the key general election promises ahead of tonight’s debate.

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 Coveney says the word change has been 'ambushed' and accuses Sinn Féin of 'con job' Ge2020

Coveney says the word change has been 'ambushed' and accuses Sinn Féin of 'con job'

Senior Fine Gael ministers went on the attack today as recent polls show them in 3rd place.

From TheJournal.ie Gangland crime and coalition red lines: Dublin Bay North candidates debate in Coolock Ge2020

Gangland crime and coalition red lines: Dublin Bay North candidates debate in Coolock

Fine Gael candidate Catherine Noone didn’t attend the debate.

From TheJournal.ie Bruton: Voters see Fine Gael as ‘the porridge on the cereal shelf’ Ge2020

Bruton: Voters see Fine Gael as ‘the porridge on the cereal shelf’

Paschal Donohoe has called on voters not to vote for change “for change’s sake”.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin moves into second place ahead of Fine Gael, new opinion poll says Race Is On

Sinn Féin moves into second place ahead of Fine Gael, new opinion poll says

Fianna Fáil come out on top in yet another opinion poll with only a week to go until the general election.

From TheJournal.ie Mairead McGuinness says some of Nigel Farage's colleagues agreed with her cutting him off Brexit This post contains videos

Mairead McGuinness says some of Nigel Farage's colleagues agreed with her cutting him off

The Fine Gael MEP turned off Farage’s mic mid-sentence in the European Parliament during the week.

From TheJournal.ie 'Pathetic': Fine Gael are getting up early in the morning for a Brexit photo-op and Micheál's not impressed Ge2020

'Pathetic': Fine Gael are getting up early in the morning for a Brexit photo-op and Micheál's not impressed

Martin also hit out against Fine Gael’s Phil Hogan, who is now the EU’s chief trade negotiator.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael stands by Catherine Noone and she can do whatever interview she likes, says Donohoe Catherine Noone

Fine Gael stands by Catherine Noone and she can do whatever interview she likes, says Donohoe

Noone said the Taoiseach is a “very good politician”, but said she had no doubt he is “on the spectrum”.

From TheJournal.ie Lise Hand: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are asking 'What can we do about Mary Lou?' Ge2020

Lise Hand: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are asking 'What can we do about Mary Lou?'

After a jump in recent opinion polls, the ‘big two’ parties are worried about a Shinner surge, writes Lise Hand.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have spent over €50k on Facebook adverts so far this campaign Ge2020

Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have spent over €50k on Facebook adverts so far this campaign

The three main parties are way ahead in terms of spending on Facebook and Instagram since the campaign got under way.

From TheJournal.ie Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling must end, says Fianna Fáil Ge2020

Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling must end, says Fianna Fáil

Jim O’Callaghan said a Gambling Regulator needs to be in place by the end of the year.

From TheJournal.ie Factcheck: Does the average person working full-time in Ireland earn €47,000 a year? Factcheck

Factcheck: Does the average person working full-time in Ireland earn €47,000 a year?

The claim was made by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during Monday night’s debate.

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 Who wants to be your TD? Meet the 2020 candidates with TheJournal.ie's election centre Ge2020

Who wants to be your TD? Meet the 2020 candidates with TheJournal.ie's election centre

It’s your essential guide to GE2020.

From TheJournal.ie FG senator apologises and 'withdraws remarks' about Taoiseach being 'autistic' Catherine Noone

FG senator apologises and 'withdraws remarks' about Taoiseach being 'autistic'

Catherine Noone said the Taoiseach is a “very good politician”, but said she had no doubt he is “on the spectrum”.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael won't go into government with Sinn Féin despite opinion poll support for the party, says Varadkar Not On My Watch

Fine Gael won't go into government with Sinn Féin despite opinion poll support for the party, says Varadkar

Support for Sinn Féin has risen according to the latest opinion polls.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you read political party manifestos before casting your vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you read political party manifestos before casting your vote?

The general election is just two weeks away.

From TheJournal.ie How different are Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil really, based on their manifestos? Seeing Double

How different are Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil really, based on their manifestos?

There are a lot of promises to the electorate over the 260+ combined pages in both manifestos.

From TheJournal.ie Proposals to bring Metrolink to UCD and an extension of breastfeeding breaks for women: Leo's manifesto promises Manifesto Friday

Proposals to bring Metrolink to UCD and an extension of breastfeeding breaks for women: Leo's manifesto promises

Fine Gael will launch its general election manifesto today – as will Fianna Fáil.