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From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: The claims made by Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin in the first leaders' debate Ge2020

FactCheck: The claims made by Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin in the first leaders' debate

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin clashed last night in a debate on Virgin Media One. We’ve looked at the main claims.

From TheJournal.ie Doherty looks set to top poll in Donegal and Sinn Féin may get second seat Opinion Poll

Doherty looks set to top poll in Donegal and Sinn Féin may get second seat

Pearse Doherty’s expected surplus could help his Sinn Féin colleague Pádraig Mac Lochlainn regain his seat, according to a new opinion poll.

From TheJournal.ie Maria Bailey has said she's not running in the upcoming general election Swinggate

Maria Bailey has said she's not running in the upcoming general election

In a statement, the outgoing Dún Laoghaire TD said the past few months had been “extremely difficult”.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael promises to cap hospital parking at €10 per day, SF says fees should be scrapped altogether Campaign Pledges

Fine Gael promises to cap hospital parking at €10 per day, SF says fees should be scrapped altogether

Public hospitals earned just over €11.7 million from car parking fees last year.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how much the main political parties are spending on Facebook ads Social Spend

Here's how much the main political parties are spending on Facebook ads

Targeted Facebook ads allow political parties to select who they want to see the advert by age group, gender and where they live.

From TheJournal.ie No rent freeze under FF government as party states it would be unconstitutional Ge2020

No rent freeze under FF government as party states it would be unconstitutional

Fianna Fáil has been legally advised against ‘a flat rent freeze’.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin disagree on Sinn Féin inclusion in election TV debates Three's A Crowd

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin disagree on Sinn Féin inclusion in election TV debates

Sinn Féin has criticised the head-to-head debates between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil not happy with Varadkar's 'political attack' during State event with Apple's Tim Cook War Of Words

Fianna Fáil not happy with Varadkar's 'political attack' during State event with Apple's Tim Cook

Fianna Fáil want Sipo to carry out an investigation.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael accused of 'buying the election' after government advert appears on front page of newspaper Fine Gael
From TheJournal.ie 'I would hate to see that happen': Leo Varadkar responds to opinion poll showing Fianna Fáil out in front Ge2020

'I would hate to see that happen': Leo Varadkar responds to opinion poll showing Fianna Fáil out in front

Fine Gael are just one point ahead of Sinn Féin in the latest Sunday Times opinion poll.

From TheJournal.ie Larry Donnelly: Buckle up, this #GE2020 campaign promises to be interesting

Larry Donnelly: Buckle up, this #GE2020 campaign promises to be interesting

As a self-confessed political anorak, Larry Donnelly is looking forward to the race.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach insists Ireland is a ‘safe’ country despite week of violent crime Law And Disorder

Taoiseach insists Ireland is a ‘safe’ country despite week of violent crime

Leo Varadkar has defended Fine Gael’s record on law and order.

From TheJournal.ie Eoghan Murphy wants to stay as Housing Minister after the election because there's 'more for me to do' Fine Gael
From TheJournal.ie 'It will get worse': 'Embarrassed' over-65s forced to sign on the dole Ge2020

'It will get worse': 'Embarrassed' over-65s forced to sign on the dole

Sinn Fein has pledged to restore the pensionable age to 65

From TheJournal.ie Parties settle into the campaign trail: No increase for bankers and promises of jobs for all Ge2020

Parties settle into the campaign trail: No increase for bankers and promises of jobs for all

It’s day two on the election campaign, with a focus on the economy.

From TheJournal.ie 'Extraordinary': Micheál hits out at Leo for calling on Dublin Mayor to address canal tent incident Ge2020

'Extraordinary': Micheál hits out at Leo for calling on Dublin Mayor to address canal tent incident

Gardaí were alerted to the incident at Wilton Terrace yesterday afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie This will be the first Saturday general election since 1918 Ge2020

This will be the first Saturday general election since 1918

Some referendums have taken place on Saturdays.

From TheJournal.ie 'Political stunt' or 'a government drawing to a finish': Election fever has officially taken hold February Poll

'Political stunt' or 'a government drawing to a finish': Election fever has officially taken hold

Several politicians have taken to the airwaves this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar: If we hold election on 14 Feb, it could be 'Valentine's massacre' for FG opponents Ge2020

Varadkar: If we hold election on 14 Feb, it could be 'Valentine's massacre' for FG opponents

Leo Varadkar said that as things stand the Dáil will reconvene next Wednesday as scheduled.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach fails to give absolute guarantee Dáil will reconvene next week Ge2020

Taoiseach fails to give absolute guarantee Dáil will reconvene next week

Speculation is gathering pace that the Taoiseach might call an election in the coming days.

From TheJournal.ie Ahead of Leo meeting, Micheál says FF won't vote with government in final months of Dáil Let's Talk

Ahead of Leo meeting, Micheál says FF won't vote with government in final months of Dáil

The two party leaders are due to meet on Thursday to discuss the next general election and when it might be.

From TheJournal.ie Eyes on February election as Varadkar schedules parliamentary party meeting for Friday Friday Night Lights
From TheJournal.ie USC will not be abolished if Fianna Fáil enter government Here To Stay

USC will not be abolished if Fianna Fáil enter government

The taxpayer was led to believe the USC was a temporary tax, imposed to see us through the dark days.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin says he will carry on as FF leader even if he fails to become Taoiseach Election 2020

Micheál Martin says he will carry on as FF leader even if he fails to become Taoiseach

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are neck-and-neck in the polls.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney: Boris' trade talks deadline is just part of his 'Get Brexit Done' message Interview

Coveney: Boris' trade talks deadline is just part of his 'Get Brexit Done' message

In a wide-ranging interview, Coveney says he isn’t trying to manoeuvre himself into a leadership contest with Leo Varadkar.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar's third Christmas as Taoiseach means he's no longer the shortest-serving office holder Come All Ye Party Faithful

Leo Varadkar's third Christmas as Taoiseach means he's no longer the shortest-serving office holder

Varadkar moves ahead of John Bruton in the length of time they’ve been Taoiseach.

From TheJournal.ie Verona Murphy has been 'through a tough time' but it's the right decision to take her off the FG ticket, says Coveney Controversy

Verona Murphy has been 'through a tough time' but it's the right decision to take her off the FG ticket, says Coveney

Coveney said the by-election campaign was ‘personally stressful’ on Murphy.

From TheJournal.ie Government risking Brexit-style crash by not actively preparing for Irish unity, senator says United Ireland

Government risking Brexit-style crash by not actively preparing for Irish unity, senator says

Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar have said they don’t believe it is the right time for any border poll on reunification.

From TheJournal.ie Support for Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil now neck and neck, according to new poll Opinion Poll

Support for Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil now neck and neck, according to new poll

Support has also grown for Sinn Féin, according to the poll.

From TheJournal.ie 'It’s nasty politics': Martin says Varadkar will run a Boris-style general election campaign Dirty Tricks

'It’s nasty politics': Martin says Varadkar will run a Boris-style general election campaign

He also accused Fine Gael of ‘targeting’ Fianna Fáil members.

From TheJournal.ie 'It was a mistake and I accept responsibility': Varadkar says FG shouldn't have run Verona Murphy Fine Gael

'It was a mistake and I accept responsibility': Varadkar says FG shouldn't have run Verona Murphy

Speaking to reporters today, the Taoiseach said Murphy’s controversial comments came as a “big surprise”.

From TheJournal.ie Martin says he's trying to be the 'sane voice' and calls on Varadkar to agree election date General Election

Martin says he's trying to be the 'sane voice' and calls on Varadkar to agree election date

Martin says a legislative priority programme must be agreed for after Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie Removing Verona Murphy from Fine Gael election ticket 'looking better by the moment', says Harris Fine Gael

Removing Verona Murphy from Fine Gael election ticket 'looking better by the moment', says Harris

Murphy has been removed from the Fine Gael general election ticket, the party said yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Verona Murphy: 'Do we have to wait for a London Bridge incident on Wexford Bridge?' Interview

Verona Murphy: 'Do we have to wait for a London Bridge incident on Wexford Bridge?'

The former Fine Gael candidate says she has been called racist for ‘raising security issues’.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think the Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy controversies will affect Fine Gael? This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy controversies will affect Fine Gael?

Leo Varadkar said that party members and activists around the country feel “intensely” that reputational damage has been done.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy have caused Fine Gael 'reputational damage' General Election This post contains videos

Varadkar says Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy have caused Fine Gael 'reputational damage'

The Taoiseach also said the homelessness crisis is “distressing” to him.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael confirms Verona Murphy to be dropped from party's general election ticket Off The Ticket

Fine Gael confirms Verona Murphy to be dropped from party's general election ticket

It’s in the wake of a controversial by-election campaign which saw her come in for sustained criticism.

From TheJournal.ie Rowdy scenes in Dáil as Martin asks Varadkar: 'Have you asked Dara Murphy to refer himself for investigation?' Expenses

Rowdy scenes in Dáil as Martin asks Varadkar: 'Have you asked Dara Murphy to refer himself for investigation?'

Three bodies have ruled themselves out of carrying out an investigation.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael's Paudie Coffey will not stand in next General Election Fine Gael

Fine Gael's Paudie Coffey will not stand in next General Election

The former Minister of State for Housing has been a Senator since 2016.