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Brewery owner hits out at Fine Gael TD for claiming to have "delivered" jobs
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Brewery owner hits out at Fine Gael TD for claiming to have "delivered" jobs

Feb 15th 2016, 3:14 PM 30,393 Views 63 Comments

The jobs aren’t even going where he said.

Alan Kelly: What Labour has achieved is astonishing
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# Manifesto

Alan Kelly: What Labour has achieved is astonishing

Feb 15th 2016, 12:53 PM 17,738 Views 185 Comments

The party also called plans to abolish Irish Water “farcical”.

FactCheck: What effect does JobBridge and other schemes have on our unemployment rate?
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# GE16 Fact Check

FactCheck: What effect does JobBridge and other schemes have on our unemployment rate?

Feb 14th 2016, 6:00 PM 30,395 Views 98 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck examines an issue that’s on a lot of people’s minds.

Sinn Féin candidate woos voters with special political Valentine's card
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# GRA

Sinn Féin candidate woos voters with special political Valentine's card

Feb 14th 2016, 2:24 PM 12,900 Views 20 Comments

Oh, you shouldn’t have. No, really.

Alan Shatter claims someone is snipping the cable ties on his posters
# Poster Wars
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# Poster Wars

Alan Shatter claims someone is snipping the cable ties on his posters

Feb 14th 2016, 8:37 AM 20,085 Views 112 Comments

The former minister said he believes political opponents are sabotaging his campaign.

"I just want to convince people that the place for Labour is in government"
# Canvassing With Aodhán
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# Canvassing With Aodhán

"I just want to convince people that the place for Labour is in government"

Feb 13th 2016, 10:00 PM 19,138 Views 121 Comments

TheJournal.ie joined Aodhán Ó Riordáin pounding the pavements of Dublin Bay North.

Fine Gael slumps as Sinn Féin rises in latest poll
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# Election 2016

Fine Gael slumps as Sinn Féin rises in latest poll

Feb 13th 2016, 6:58 PM 44,081 Views 313 Comments

The poll results also show a rise in support for independents.

Mary Lou unimpressed with 'really stupid questions' about Thomas 'Slab' Murphy
# The Youth Of Today
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# The Youth Of Today

Mary Lou unimpressed with 'really stupid questions' about Thomas 'Slab' Murphy

Feb 13th 2016, 1:20 PM 40,103 Views 195 Comments

McDonald and Some Sinn Féin election hopefuls met in Temple Bar today to outline their plans for younger adults.

FactCheck: Exactly how many people are homeless in Ireland?
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# GE16 Fact Check

FactCheck: Exactly how many people are homeless in Ireland?

Feb 13th 2016, 7:30 AM 31,984 Views 113 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck tests a few different claims made about one of the election’s biggest issues.

FactCheck: The truth and the lies from last night's Leaders' Debate
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FactCheck: The truth and the lies from last night's Leaders' Debate

Feb 12th 2016, 6:50 AM 44,649 Views 144 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck went into overdrive last night, testing the level of truth and lies in last night’s battle.

'Home to what?': Emigrants want a say in who runs the show while they're living abroad
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# Opinion

'Home to what?': Emigrants want a say in who runs the show while they're living abroad

Feb 11th 2016, 5:00 PM 168 Views 195 Comments

Barry Johnston says emigrants are exercised about having no say in the kind of country they would one day like to return to.

'I'm told I'm very transfer friendly': Joan isn't too worried about that poll
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# Troubled Waters

'I'm told I'm very transfer friendly': Joan isn't too worried about that poll

Feb 11th 2016, 1:55 PM 34,601 Views 207 Comments

The Labour leader is in serious danger of losing her seat, according to a new constituency poll.

9 brilliant Irish responses to the scourge of election posters
# Fáildemort
# Fáildemort

9 brilliant Irish responses to the scourge of election posters

Feb 11th 2016, 1:11 PM 12,704 Views 2 Comments

The cable ties that bind…

This TD's election video is all kinds of AMAZING
# Back To The Future
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# Back To The Future

This TD's election video is all kinds of AMAZING

Feb 11th 2016, 10:05 AM 25,893 Views 84 Comments

“I’m never going to get up to 88 in this traffic.”

The TrailFix: Why the polls don't mean all that much right now
# 16 Days To Go
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# 16 Days To Go

The TrailFix: Why the polls don't mean all that much right now

Feb 10th 2016, 9:30 PM 9,178 Views 22 Comments

The best and worst bits from today’s #ge16 campaign trail.

FactCheck: Does Ireland really have the fastest-growing economy in Europe?
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# GE16 Fact Check

FactCheck: Does Ireland really have the fastest-growing economy in Europe?

Feb 10th 2016, 7:00 PM 29,637 Views 150 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck tests a prominent claim by the government parties.

IN PICTURES: Searching for votes with a Labour TD
# A Day In The Life
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# A Day In The Life

IN PICTURES: Searching for votes with a Labour TD

Feb 10th 2016, 6:00 PM 11,815 Views 38 Comments

A glimpse into the current life of Dublin North West’s John Lyons.

FactCheck: Who wants to get rid of the Special Criminal Court?
# GE16 Fact Check
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# GE16 Fact Check

FactCheck: Who wants to get rid of the Special Criminal Court?

Feb 10th 2016, 7:00 AM 26,892 Views 121 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck examines claims made by Sinn Féin about a surprising election issue.

FactCheck: How many social housing units were actually built last year?
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# GE16 Fact Check

FactCheck: How many social housing units were actually built last year?

Feb 9th 2016, 10:58 PM 27,208 Views 92 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck examines some confusing and contradictory claims about social housing.

You risk blowing your savings on a lifetime supply of customised pens when you run for election
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# Opinion

You risk blowing your savings on a lifetime supply of customised pens when you run for election

Feb 9th 2016, 8:00 AM 1,069 Views 22 Comments

How much you spend on your campaign still plays a large role in determining whether you win a seat , writes Roslyn Fuller.

FactCheck: Did Enda Kenny really call Michael Lowry 'a man of the highest integrity'?
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# GE16 Fact Check

FactCheck: Did Enda Kenny really call Michael Lowry 'a man of the highest integrity'?

Feb 7th 2016, 8:15 AM 23,445 Views 145 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck tests a claim about the Taoiseach’s erstwhile stance towards the Tipperary TD.

'Power is a drug': Alan Kelly's recent interview showed the true colours of Irish politics
# Column
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# Column

'Power is a drug': Alan Kelly's recent interview showed the true colours of Irish politics

Feb 7th 2016, 8:00 AM 654 Views 80 Comments

We need more than narcissism and hubris in Irish politics, writes Tom Clonan.

FactCheck: Is Alan Kelly right to say 80% of people are paying for water?
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# GE16 Fact Check

FactCheck: Is Alan Kelly right to say 80% of people are paying for water?

Feb 6th 2016, 9:00 PM 48,361 Views 192 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck has tested an eye-catching claim by the Minister for the Environment.

FactCheck: Did Labour really break a pledge not to increase student fees?
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# GE16 Fact Check

FactCheck: Did Labour really break a pledge not to increase student fees?

Feb 6th 2016, 7:15 AM 17,381 Views 75 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck tests Fianna Fáil claims about Labour’s record on education.

FactCheck: Were 135,000 new jobs really gained under Fine Gael?
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# GE16 Fact Check

FactCheck: Were 135,000 new jobs really gained under Fine Gael?

Feb 5th 2016, 7:00 PM 32,569 Views 162 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck has tested one of Fine Gael’s major campaign pitches.

Independent Kerry TD Tom Fleming bows out of election race
# Election 2016
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# Election 2016

Independent Kerry TD Tom Fleming bows out of election race

Feb 5th 2016, 6:47 PM 20,407 Views 24 Comments

The former Fianna Fáil member said that he hadn’t covered enough ground in the campaign so far.

Youths cut down Labour, Fianna Fáil and Green candidate posters in Dún Laoghaire
# Poster Wars
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# Poster Wars

Youths cut down Labour, Fianna Fáil and Green candidate posters in Dún Laoghaire

Feb 5th 2016, 5:55 PM 40,528 Views 158 Comments

The youths said they were “cleaning up the area”.

Poll: Who do you want to be the next Taoiseach?
# Your Say
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# Your Say

Poll: Who do you want to be the next Taoiseach?

Feb 5th 2016, 9:58 AM 46,845 Views 280 Comments

This time three weeks polling booths will be open.

Just what can election candidates use Dáil envelopes for?
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# Return To Sender

Just what can election candidates use Dáil envelopes for?

Feb 4th 2016, 4:01 PM 11,634 Views 44 Comments

The Standards in Public Office Commission dictates what they can and can’t be used for.

Ten apples for a euro and selfie-mania: Sinn Féin's somewhat subdued start
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Ten apples for a euro and selfie-mania: Sinn Féin's somewhat subdued start

Feb 4th 2016, 3:40 PM 18,105 Views 151 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald and Peadar Tóibín and Eoin Ó Broin met with voters in Dublin City Centre today.

Garda stations were jammed with students registering to vote yesterday
# It's On
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# It's On

Garda stations were jammed with students registering to vote yesterday

Feb 4th 2016, 10:19 AM 32,640 Views 170 Comments

Eligible voters have less than a week left to sign up.

Poll: Should election posters be scrapped?
# Your Say
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# Your Say

Poll: Should election posters be scrapped?

Feb 4th 2016, 9:25 AM 28,642 Views 110 Comments

Are there enough alternative ways to reach out to voters?

If you're not registered to vote, you better get moving
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# GE16

If you're not registered to vote, you better get moving

Feb 4th 2016, 8:00 AM 25,951 Views 45 Comments

The deadline is next week.

The primitive power of election posters cannot be underestimated
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The primitive power of election posters cannot be underestimated

Feb 4th 2016, 8:00 AM 1,541 Views 44 Comments

With the power of social media, one might wonder if there is a better way for election candidates to communicate directly with voters, writes Jason O’Sullivan.

Fine Gael are using ghost estates on their posters, but little has been done to stop it happening again
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Fine Gael are using ghost estates on their posters, but little has been done to stop it happening again

Feb 3rd 2016, 5:00 PM 79 Views 84 Comments

Who was to blame for these eyesores, asks Frank Armstrong, part of the Nama to Nature campaign.

Poll: Who will you vote for in the general election?
# GE16
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# GE16

Poll: Who will you vote for in the general election?

Feb 3rd 2016, 10:02 AM 61,316 Views 289 Comments

It’s on.

Digital can deliver vital votes - but how do politicians earn the 'like' love?
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# Opinion

Digital can deliver vital votes - but how do politicians earn the 'like' love?

Feb 3rd 2016, 8:00 AM 46 Views 25 Comments

Nothing can beat the knock on the door – sure – but this will be the year to pay attention to the ones who don’t answer.

Stand down: Enda won't be calling the election until tomorrow
# State Of The Nation
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# State Of The Nation

Stand down: Enda won't be calling the election until tomorrow

Feb 2nd 2016, 10:22 AM 19,801 Views 102 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Michael Healy-Rae releases election music video
# No Time For Tae
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# No Time For Tae

Michael Healy-Rae releases election music video

Feb 2nd 2016, 9:57 AM 21,616 Views 82 Comments

“Flat to the mat with his black cap”.