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With all this good news, why is Labour so low in the polls? We asked Joan Burton...
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With all this good news, why is Labour so low in the polls? We asked Joan Burton...

Feb 25th 2015, 3:16 PM 9,957 Views 77 Comments

The Tánaiste answered questions about Labour’s low poll ratings today.

Poll: Will you vote for Sinn Féin in the next general election?
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Poll: Will you vote for Sinn Féin in the next general election?

Nov 29th 2014, 9:44 AM 69,786 Views 469 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny lashed out at the party yesterday.

Joan Burton: Labour will see out its term in office
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Joan Burton: Labour will see out its term in office

Nov 26th 2014, 8:00 PM 14,580 Views 130 Comments

The Tánaiste has said that a General Election won’t be taking place next year.

Poll: Should a general election be held before April 2016?
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Poll: Should a general election be held before April 2016?

Nov 23rd 2014, 9:31 AM 40,329 Views 296 Comments

Enda Kenny plans for the Coalition to stay in Government until April 2016.

Three years on, here are the most memorable images of the 2011 election campaign
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Three years on, here are the most memorable images of the 2011 election campaign

Feb 25th 2014, 9:25 AM 13,700 Views 44 Comments

This time three years ago Ireland was in the middle of one of the most dramatic general elections the country has ever seen. Remember all these memorable moments from the campaign?

Trust in this government is as low as trust in the last government
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Trust in this government is as low as trust in the last government

Jan 30th 2014, 10:06 AM 7,563 Views 103 Comments

Banks are trusted 2 points less, at 19 per cent, according to the Edelman Trust Barometer.

Pat Rabbitte: ‘I never said election promises were worthless’
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Pat Rabbitte: ‘I never said election promises were worthless’

Jun 2nd 2013, 7:45 AM 10,818 Views 69 Comments

“Isn’t that what you do during an election?”: Pat Rabbitte says his RTÉ comments were misrepresented… by Vincent Browne.

Tweeting the election: How one TD really saw the 2011 campaign
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Tweeting the election: How one TD really saw the 2011 campaign

Feb 25th 2013, 6:45 AM 5,737 Views 34 Comments

Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin kept a diary recording all his tweets – and what he really thought – throughout the 2011 election campaign. Two years on from the election, he shares some of them for the first time.

22-year-old becomes Ireland's youngest mayor
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22-year-old becomes Ireland's youngest mayor

Jun 12th 2012, 5:01 PM 14,488 Views 49 Comments

Green Party councillor Darcy Lonergan says she hopes to bring social growth as the new mayor of Carrickmacross.

Éamon Ó Cuív suggests Sinn Féin have inherited Fianna Fáil values
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Éamon Ó Cuív suggests Sinn Féin have inherited Fianna Fáil values

Jun 10th 2012, 11:21 AM 3,713 Views 50 Comments

The former party deputy leader said support had moved to Sinn Féin after Fianna Fáil deserted its roots.

Priests, teachers and Instagram: the week in statistics
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Priests, teachers and Instagram: the week in statistics

Apr 14th 2012, 7:30 PM 3,931 Views 1 Comment

How much does it cost to live? How much are we saving? How long do we have to get a job? And plenty more…

Election candidate demands prosecution proceedings... against himself
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Election candidate demands prosecution proceedings... against himself

Apr 8th 2012, 3:27 PM 5,757 Views 2 Comments

Diarmaid Ó Cadhla, who ran in Cork South-Central, says legislation requiring him to disclose donations is unconstitutional.

Advisers, laundry and people kicked out: the new Dáil's first year in numbers
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Advisers, laundry and people kicked out: the new Dáil's first year in numbers

Mar 9th 2012, 2:09 PM 2,974 Views 8 Comments

Just how busy has the new government been? Well, they’ve cut their own pay – but they produce less legislation.

Poll: What grade would you give this Government for its first year?
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Poll: What grade would you give this Government for its first year?

Mar 9th 2012, 10:41 AM 5,525 Views 76 Comments

The Labour-Fine Gael coalition took its place in the 31st Dáil on this day one year ago. How do you think it has performed?

From #danafacts to #cardiff: top hashtags of the 31st Dáil’s first year
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From #danafacts to #cardiff: top hashtags of the 31st Dáil’s first year

Mar 9th 2012, 7:28 AM 1,691 Views 3 Comments

The government’s first year in office has seen Twitter debates over Miss Piggy, print toner and internship schemes.

Former IFA president John Dillon released from prison hours after arrest
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Former IFA president John Dillon released from prison hours after arrest

Mar 6th 2012, 5:47 PM 4,954 Views 28 Comments

The farmer was jailed this morning over non-payment of fines related to his use of electronic signs during last year’s general election.

Former IFA president jailed over electronic election signs
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Former IFA president jailed over electronic election signs

Mar 6th 2012, 12:11 PM 5,288 Views 78 Comments

John Dillon refused to pay a court fine after Limerick County Council complained about electronic signs he used last year.

Seven of #GE11's youngest candidates reflect on their run
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Seven of #GE11's youngest candidates reflect on their run

Feb 26th 2012, 8:45 AM 3,439 Views 11 Comments

From financial difficulties to a car crash, candidates recall their campaign experiences – and give advice for any young person considering running for the Dáil.

Poll: A year after the general election, who would you vote for now?
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Poll: A year after the general election, who would you vote for now?

Feb 25th 2012, 6:33 PM 11,659 Views 297 Comments

It really is a year since the historic general election. But who would you give your first-preference vote to now?

Remember this? The most pivotal moments of #GE11
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Remember this? The most pivotal moments of #GE11

Feb 25th 2012, 5:00 PM 3,428 Views 1 Comment

Plus, some of the more memorable (and funny) episodes from the campaigns.

How is Enda Kenny doing on his 'best small country' election target?
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How is Enda Kenny doing on his 'best small country' election target?

Feb 25th 2012, 8:40 AM 4,602 Views 49 Comments

One year ago, Enda said Ireland could become “the best small country in the world” in several key areas. Here’s how far we’ve got according to experts in each…

‘I feel duped’: How voters rate their election choices one year on
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‘I feel duped’: How voters rate their election choices one year on

Feb 25th 2012, 8:00 AM 3,638 Views 74 Comments

Twelve months after the historic general election, we asked voters to reflect on their decisions. Here’s how they felt…

Eamon Ryan: Greens predicted property crash but didn't do enough to warn people
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Eamon Ryan: Greens predicted property crash but didn't do enough to warn people

Feb 25th 2012, 7:45 AM 3,566 Views 45 Comments

In the final part of the series of interviews with politicians, Eamon Ryan explains how he hopes people will be willing to vote for the Green Party again by the next election

The Daily Fix: Friday
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The Daily Fix: Friday

Feb 24th 2012, 7:57 PM 5,089 Views 6 Comments

Your nightly news round-up…

Phrases we haven’t heard since the general election…
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Phrases we haven’t heard since the general election…

Feb 24th 2012, 7:15 PM 5,459 Views 35 Comments

Candidates couldn’t stop repeating certain phrases a year ago… what were they again?

Barry Cowen: I want to be seen as more than just Brian's brother
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Barry Cowen: I want to be seen as more than just Brian's brother

Feb 24th 2012, 7:00 AM 4,414 Views 31 Comments

The Laois-Offaly TD, one of only three new Fianna Fáil TDs to be elected in last year’s general election, said he would never have ran for the Dáil if Brian Cowen hadn’t stepped down.

Paul Gogarty: I'm considering joining Fianna Fáil
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Paul Gogarty: I'm considering joining Fianna Fáil

Feb 23rd 2012, 7:30 AM 10,344 Views 136 Comments

Former Green Party TD Paul Gogarty reflects on his life since losing his seat in last year’s general election.

Mary O’Rourke: Current Dáil TDs are ‘not very bright or intelligent’
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Mary O’Rourke: Current Dáil TDs are ‘not very bright or intelligent’

Feb 21st 2012, 7:00 AM 7,754 Views 71 Comments

The former Fianna Fáil TD said that Taoiseach Enda Kenny has ‘nothing in the top storey’ – but people like him because he smiles all the time.

One year after #GE11: Join TheJournal.ie’s voter panel
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One year after #GE11: Join TheJournal.ie’s voter panel

Feb 14th 2012, 2:15 PM 1,753 Views 26 Comments

We want to hear from people across the country: How do you feel about that historic election 12 months later?

Haskins to donate refunded election expenses to charities and good causes
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Haskins to donate refunded election expenses to charities and good causes

Feb 7th 2012, 12:30 PM 3,791 Views 46 Comments

Defeated independent Dylan Haskins received an €8,700 refund in expenses, and is distributing it between ten good causes.

Taoiseach, Noonan, Howlin among ministers claiming unvouched TDs' expenses
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Taoiseach, Noonan, Howlin among ministers claiming unvouched TDs' expenses

Feb 3rd 2012, 4:48 PM 6,087 Views 76 Comments

While the country struggles under immense financial pressure, eight cabinet ministers take expenses that can’t be audited.

This is how much your TD claimed in expenses in 2011
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This is how much your TD claimed in expenses in 2011

Feb 3rd 2012, 6:00 AM 21,926 Views 113 Comments

Figures released by the Oireachtas detail exactly how much every TD in the country claimed in expenses from the day they got elected until the end of December 2011.

Meet the only TD in Ireland who claims NO expenses
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Meet the only TD in Ireland who claims NO expenses

Feb 2nd 2012, 4:41 PM 23,927 Views 125 Comments

Labour TD Eamonn Maloney says he’s not “crusading” but refuses to claim expenses as a matter of principle.

All we want for 2012 (and what we won’t miss from 2011)
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All we want for 2012 (and what we won’t miss from 2011)

Jan 1st 2012, 3:15 PM 6,521 Views 18 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s writers have each picked one thing that they are glad to see the back of – and one thing they are looking forward to this year.

2011: The Year in Numbers
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2011: The Year in Numbers

Dec 31st 2011, 9:15 AM 2,073 Views 4 Comments

From #aras11 to #ge11, from Ireland’s economic black hole to the controversial household charge: We bring you all the important numbers of 2011.

Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories that you searched for in 2011
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Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories that you searched for in 2011

Dec 30th 2011, 7:00 PM 4,272 Views 1 Comment

What do Darron Gibson, Olivia O’Leary, Brian Lenihan and the ‘super-moon’ all have in common? You’re about to find out…

Obama, Cloyne and an 'elderly poet': how the world's media saw Ireland in 2011
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Obama, Cloyne and an 'elderly poet': how the world's media saw Ireland in 2011

Dec 30th 2011, 10:00 AM 3,284 Views 2 Comments

It’s been an eventful year for the nation, here’s how the international media saw the big events.

#ge11, #Egypt, #tigerblood: the year in Twitter hashtags
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#ge11, #Egypt, #tigerblood: the year in Twitter hashtags

Dec 26th 2011, 6:00 PM 2,342 Views 3 Comments

From our own #aras11 to the devastation of the #Japan earthquake and tsunami, here’s how some of 2011′s most defining events were captured on Twitter…

The most telling Irish political pictures of 2011
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The most telling Irish political pictures of 2011

Dec 24th 2011, 9:15 AM 5,270 Views 7 Comments

A general election, the implosion of two parties, EU drama and a Presidential campaign – can you picture all that in one year? We tried…

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