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#General Election

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach drops hint that Bailey will be dropped from FG ticket ahead of crunch meeting Swing-gate

Taoiseach drops hint that Bailey will be dropped from FG ticket ahead of crunch meeting

Fine Gael members voted for a review of the Dun Laoghaire election candidates following ‘Swing-gate’.

From TheJournal.ie Spaniards are voting today amid Catalonia's separatist push and a rise of the far-right Madrid This post contains videos

Spaniards are voting today amid Catalonia's separatist push and a rise of the far-right

The poll represents the fourth general election in as many years.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Corbyn says Johnson plans to 'sell out' the NHS to Trump - but what does that actually mean? General Election

Explainer: Corbyn says Johnson plans to 'sell out' the NHS to Trump - but what does that actually mean?

It’s a big talking point – aside from Brexit – in the UK general election campaign. But what’s it all about?

From TheJournal.ie Tom Watson quits as deputy leader of UK Labour Party Labour Pains

Tom Watson quits as deputy leader of UK Labour Party

“The decision is personal, not political,” Watson said in a shock announcement.

From TheJournal.ie Rough start for Tory campaign: A controversial video, a resignation and Grenfell outrage General Election

Rough start for Tory campaign: A controversial video, a resignation and Grenfell outrage

The campaign will focus on ‘getting Brexit done’, but the party has some internal issues to sort out first.

From TheJournal.ie Northern Ireland’s police chief appeals for calm during upcoming UK general election Intimidation

Northern Ireland’s police chief appeals for calm during upcoming UK general election

His comments come as officers continue to investigate telephone threats made to Ulster Unionist Party.

From TheJournal.ie Nigel Farage says he will not stand as MP in upcoming UK general election Election

Nigel Farage says he will not stand as MP in upcoming UK general election

Farage is heading up his new Brexit Party into its first general election.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm not backwards': How the DUP hopes to inspire a new generation of unionists Northern Ireland

'I'm not backwards': How the DUP hopes to inspire a new generation of unionists

The party has traditionally struggled to appeal to young voters.

From TheJournal.ie Four nations, 650 seats and one elephant in the room: What to expect from the UK election? And They're Off

Four nations, 650 seats and one elephant in the room: What to expect from the UK election?

Brexit, Brexit, Brexit, but what else do we need to know?

From TheJournal.ie Johnson rejects Trump’s advice to form pact with Farage General Election This post contains videos

Johnson rejects Trump’s advice to form pact with Farage

The British prime minister also said “it’s a matter of deep regret” the 31 October Brexit deadline was missed.

From TheJournal.ie Maria Bailey's spot on Fine Gael election ticket in jeopardy after crunch constituency meeting No Confidence

Maria Bailey's spot on Fine Gael election ticket in jeopardy after crunch constituency meeting

A large number of the party’s members took the secret ballot in a Dun Laoghaire hotel this evening.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't think it's the right thing for the country': Taoiseach rules out pre-Christmas general election Ge2020

'I don't think it's the right thing for the country': Taoiseach rules out pre-Christmas general election

Speculation has been mounting in recent days about when the Irish public will go to the polls.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's time to stuff the turkey': UK front pages react to decision to hold general election Front Pages

'It's time to stuff the turkey': UK front pages react to decision to hold general election

The British public will go the polls on Thursday 12 December.

From TheJournal.ie MPs vote to hold general election in the UK on 12 December General Election

MPs vote to hold general election in the UK on 12 December

With Brexit still on the horizon, the British public will go to the polls.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson will ask MPs to back 12 December election if EU agrees to Brexit extension Brexit

Boris Johnson will ask MPs to back 12 December election if EU agrees to Brexit extension

This comes as the EU is expected to formally announce its decision on an extension tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Justin Trudeau narrowly wins Canadian election Liberal Party

Justin Trudeau narrowly wins Canadian election

The prime minister will likely lead a minority government.

From TheJournal.ie Trudeau on the brink as Canada goes to the polls in tight election Too Close To Call

Trudeau on the brink as Canada goes to the polls in tight election

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau risks losing his majority in what’s expected to be one of Canada’s closest elections ever.

From TheJournal.ie Portugal's socialist party prepares for another term in government after general election Four More Years

Portugal's socialist party prepares for another term in government after general election

The party fell short of a parliamentary majority.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor steps down as Labour candidate for Wicklow General Election

Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor steps down as Labour candidate for Wicklow

The party states ‘a new generation is coming through’ following a good local election.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar tells Fine Gael politicians to get ready for November by-elections Rallying Call

Leo Varadkar tells Fine Gael politicians to get ready for November by-elections

The letter is seen as a rallying call as Fine Gael enters into election mode.

From TheJournal.ie 'Brexit is the biggest show in town': The SDLP is banking on Brexit delivering election success in 2019 Northern Ireland

'Brexit is the biggest show in town': The SDLP is banking on Brexit delivering election success in 2019

The party currently has no MPs and wants to change that in a few months time.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin 'not entertaining' the idea of a grand coalition with Fine Gael

Micheál Martin 'not entertaining' the idea of a grand coalition with Fine Gael

Martin says there is a sense the Taoiseach is trying to provoke Fianna Fáil into an election.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says FG would consider supporting FF if it won most seats — but not if it had a larger coalition General Election

Varadkar says FG would consider supporting FF if it won most seats — but not if it had a larger coalition

The Taoiseach has said he wants to have a general election in May 2020.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is May 2020 the right time to hold an election? Ge20 This post contains a poll

Poll: Is May 2020 the right time to hold an election?

The Taoiseach wants to have a general election at the beginning of the summer.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Boris Johnson faces parliament opposition ahead of prorogation Brexit Live

As it happened: Boris Johnson faces parliament opposition ahead of prorogation

It’s another busy night of Brexit. Follow here for the latest updates.

From TheJournal.ie House of Lords approves bill to seek three-month Brexit extension Snap Election

House of Lords approves bill to seek three-month Brexit extension

The legislation would ensure Britain does not crash out of the European Union if an agreement cannot be reached by 19 October.

From TheJournal.ie Parnell and Rees-Mogg: The ‘Uncrowned King of Ireland’ and the unworkable British parliament Opinion

Parnell and Rees-Mogg: The ‘Uncrowned King of Ireland’ and the unworkable British parliament

Historian Donal Fallon writes about Charles Stewart Parnell, and how the Irish Parliamentary Party brought filibustering to Westminster.

From TheJournal.ie MPs reject Boris Johnson’s motion to hold general election on 15 October Brexit

MPs reject Boris Johnson’s motion to hold general election on 15 October

Members of Parliament earlier voted to delay Brexit in a bid to stop Britain leaving the EU without a deal.

From TheJournal.ie Interview: Mary Lou on a united Ireland, the carbon tax and why she'll be a 'grownup' after the next election Interview

Interview: Mary Lou on a united Ireland, the carbon tax and why she'll be a 'grownup' after the next election

In a wide-ranging interview the Sinn Fein leader discusses carbon tax, the local elections fallout and a united Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Yoga, carbon tax and general election plans on the agenda for Green Party's national convention National Conference

Yoga, carbon tax and general election plans on the agenda for Green Party's national convention

A motion calling on the Greens not to enter into government with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil will be voted on this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Aontú sets its sights on Dáil seats as new party wins a handful of seats in the locals Council Seats

Aontú sets its sights on Dáil seats as new party wins a handful of seats in the locals

Aontú won three seats in the local elections in the south, and one seat in the Northern Ireland local elections.

From TheJournal.ie We should be having four by-elections this year, but will the Dáil make it that far? Election Footing

We should be having four by-elections this year, but will the Dáil make it that far?

The European elections have thrown up some tricky timeline issues.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says general election 'not a prospect in the next couple of days or weeks' Ep2019

Taoiseach says general election 'not a prospect in the next couple of days or weeks'

Leo Varadkar said he has no plans call into Aras an Uachtarain in the next couple of days.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin says some people on the doorsteps are calling on him to pull the plug on this government Go For It

Micheál Martin says some people on the doorsteps are calling on him to pull the plug on this government

‘People do say to me in some areas – go for it,’ said Martin.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly a billion people expected to vote as Indian election gets underway Voting

Nearly a billion people expected to vote as Indian election gets underway

Opinion polls put 68-year-old incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi as favourite.

From TheJournal.ie Expect some not-so-subtle election promises as Fine Gaelers land in Wexford Fine Gael National Conference

Expect some not-so-subtle election promises as Fine Gaelers land in Wexford

‘Let’s take Ireland forward together’ is the theme of the Fine Gael’s National Spring conference, which kicks off today in Wexford.

From TheJournal.ie 'I sincerely apologise': Harris tells Dáil he should have given further detail on children's hospital costs Children's Hospital

'I sincerely apologise': Harris tells Dáil he should have given further detail on children's hospital costs

Harris is facing a motion of no confidence from Sinn Féin next week.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think there'll be a general election this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think there'll be a general election this year?

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have agreed to extend the confidence and supply deal past this year, but will it hold?

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Who would you vote for if a general election was held today? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who would you vote for if a general election was held today?

February 2019 will mark three years since the last general election.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you want a general election in 2019? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want a general election in 2019?

The Dáil could run until 2021 – but would you rather go to the polls before then?

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