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As it happened: All to play for as first European election counts announced From TheJournal.ie
Live May 27th 2019, 12:10 AM

As it happened: All to play for as first European election counts announced

As it happened: Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael securing majority of votes as Sinn Féin takes a hit From TheJournal.ie
Live May 26th 2019, 5:00 PM

As it happened: Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael securing majority of votes as Sinn Féin takes a hit

RTÉ now lists all candidates in a constituency whenever one is mentioned on air
# European Election
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# European Election

RTÉ now lists all candidates in a constituency whenever one is mentioned on air

May 5th 2019, 6:00 AM 19,564 Views 15 Comments

How does RTÉ achieve balance with its election coverage? The ‘stopwatch’ approach and listing all its candidates.

Former UFC fighter Paddy Holohan is going into politics and admits he's 'no expert'
# Hat In The Ring
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# Hat In The Ring

Former UFC fighter Paddy Holohan is going into politics and admits he's 'no expert'

Feb 14th 2019, 3:11 PM 42,674 Views 104 Comments

Holohan will be a Sinn Féin local election candidate in Tallaght South.

Fine Gael will seek Labour and Greens support as future government partners, as Leo fails to rule out 2019 election
# Election 2019?
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# Election 2019?

Fine Gael will seek Labour and Greens support as future government partners, as Leo fails to rule out 2019 election

Dec 28th 2018, 6:00 AM 11,033 Views 40 Comments

Fine Gael says it’s aiming to take over 60 seats in the next general election.

Explainer: It's looking more likely that the property tax system will be overhauled
# House Prices
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# House Prices

Explainer: It's looking more likely that the property tax system will be overhauled

Jan 8th 2018, 12:05 PM 54,112 Views 120 Comments

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has said he favours a new calculation of the tax.

Exit polls: Germany's anti-migrant populists unseat Merkel's party
# Local Election
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# Local Election

Exit polls: Germany's anti-migrant populists unseat Merkel's party

Sep 4th 2016, 5:20 PM 26,378 Views 163 Comments

The polls opened today, exactly a year after Angela Merkel decided to let tens of thousands of migrants into the country.

'The government treats people like gobshites' - John Wilson
# The Final Whistle
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# The Final Whistle

'The government treats people like gobshites' - John Wilson

May 27th 2014, 6:15 AM 15,830 Views 70 Comments

The former garda welcomed Eamon Gilmore’s resignation as Labour leader, describing him as “arrogant”.

Eamon Gilmore resigns as Labour Party leader
# Labour Pains
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# Labour Pains

Eamon Gilmore resigns as Labour Party leader

May 26th 2014, 10:54 PM 40,828 Views 353 Comments

The announcement comes after it emerged today that two motions of no-confidence in his leadership would be tabled in coming weeks.

The post-election poster debacle has already begun
# Disgrace
# Disgrace

The post-election poster debacle has already begun

May 26th 2014, 10:30 AM 3,037 Views 0 Comments

Fowl play on Bray Harbour.

It's not over yet but these candidates have already been popping the champagne
# We All Partied
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# We All Partied

It's not over yet but these candidates have already been popping the champagne

May 25th 2014, 5:14 PM 10,498 Views 12 Comments

There were tears, there was laughter and we imagine some weary heads hitting pillows last night.

Enda Kenny refuses to rule out coalition with Sinn Féin or Fianna Fáil
# Hedging His Bets
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# Hedging His Bets

Enda Kenny refuses to rule out coalition with Sinn Féin or Fianna Fáil

May 25th 2014, 3:30 PM 15,822 Views 166 Comments

The Taoiseach said Sinn Féin has emerged from the local and European elections as “a significant political entity”. He made the comments in Castlebar this afternoon, where he narrowly avoided a group of protestors.

Fine Gael loses two seats in Castlebar as elected independent says people there 'go to bed hungry'
# Shattered Dreams
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# Shattered Dreams

Fine Gael loses two seats in Castlebar as elected independent says people there 'go to bed hungry'

May 25th 2014, 1:33 AM 23,373 Views 72 Comments

Michael Kilcoyne was elected on the first count, almost doubling the quota. A recount has been called and will take place tomorrow afternoon.

Ex-Fianna Fáil TD Chris Andrews set to top poll for Sinn Féin
# Transfer
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# Transfer

Ex-Fianna Fáil TD Chris Andrews set to top poll for Sinn Féin

May 24th 2014, 5:16 PM 9,339 Views 33 Comments

Andrews is from a strong Fianna Fáil family but will join Dublin City Council for his new party.

Right-to-die campaigner Tom Curran looks set to miss out on Arklow seat
# Hair's Breadth
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# Hair's Breadth

Right-to-die campaigner Tom Curran looks set to miss out on Arklow seat

May 24th 2014, 3:30 PM 6,560 Views 22 Comments

The Arklow tally shows Tom Curran at 6.23 per cent. There are six seats for the taking.

It will go to the late rounds but Kenny Egan looks like squeezing a seat
# Keeping It Real
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# Keeping It Real

It will go to the late rounds but Kenny Egan looks like squeezing a seat

May 24th 2014, 2:56 PM 10,356 Views 22 Comments

He’s running seventh in the eight seater.

This MEP candidate almost wasn't allowed vote for himself (or anyone else)
# Election 2014
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# Election 2014

This MEP candidate almost wasn't allowed vote for himself (or anyone else)

May 24th 2014, 8:30 AM 14,640 Views 55 Comments

Direct Democracy Ireland’s Jan Van De Ven was told he could only vote in the locals, despite the fact that he voted in the last European election.

'People are raging': Bríd Smith is capitalising on voter anger
# On The Canvass
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# On The Canvass

'People are raging': Bríd Smith is capitalising on voter anger

May 21st 2014, 8:30 PM 10,926 Views 71 Comments

The People Before Profit MEP candidate has said she is “as equally in contention” as anyone to take the third seat in Dublin.

Fine Gael's 'no expenses' candidate uses Seanad envelopes to send out leaflets
# Election 2014
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# Election 2014

Fine Gael's 'no expenses' candidate uses Seanad envelopes to send out leaflets

May 21st 2014, 4:15 PM 13,171 Views 57 Comments

Council hopeful Noel Rock has admitted using €60 worth of Oireachtas stationery to distribute leaflets despite his high-profile ‘no expenses’ pledge.

Noonan: We will deal with medical card issues... after the election
# Not Now
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# Not Now

Noonan: We will deal with medical card issues... after the election

May 20th 2014, 11:10 PM 18,310 Views 113 Comments

The finance minister said acting this week would be dismissed as a “stunt”.

Rónán Mullen dancing to Pharrell and 5 other slightly odd campaign videos
# Election 2014
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# Election 2014

Rónán Mullen dancing to Pharrell and 5 other slightly odd campaign videos

May 14th 2014, 2:32 PM 10,043 Views 46 Comments

The campaign trail is proving to be an increasingly odd place to be.

Bray has some very unusual local election candidates
# Quackers
# Quackers

Bray has some very unusual local election candidates

May 12th 2014, 7:30 PM 3,745 Views 1 Comment

There for you, whatever the feather.

This Fine Gael candidate has given himself a glorious Conchita beard
# Not The Wurst
# Not The Wurst

This Fine Gael candidate has given himself a glorious Conchita beard

May 12th 2014, 7:00 PM 3,429 Views 2 Comments

Finger on the pulse.

Green Party candidate reports alleged racial abuse to gardaí
# Election 14
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# Election 14

Green Party candidate reports alleged racial abuse to gardaí

May 12th 2014, 6:45 AM 14,758 Views 59 Comments

Grazvydas Vaitekunas, originally from Lithuania, was erecting posters in Monaghan last Thursday, when he was subjected to verbal racial abuse.

Fianna Fáil TD hopes Hanafin doesn't fall off her ladder as she erects posters in Blackrock
# Awkward
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# Awkward

Fianna Fáil TD hopes Hanafin doesn't fall off her ladder as she erects posters in Blackrock

May 6th 2014, 10:46 PM 30,109 Views 93 Comments

The unofficial Fianna Fáil local election candidate and former minister could now be expelled from the party over her decision to defy Micheál Martin.

Ibec aren't a political party, but if they were, this is what their local election manifesto would say
# Cost Of Business
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# Cost Of Business

Ibec aren't a political party, but if they were, this is what their local election manifesto would say

Apr 21st 2014, 7:30 AM 8,695 Views 38 Comments

They want a cut in local Government charges for businesses.

Jillian Godsil to run in European elections after scrapping of law barring bankruptees
# Election 2014
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# Election 2014

Jillian Godsil to run in European elections after scrapping of law barring bankruptees

Apr 18th 2014, 3:07 PM 9,805 Views 26 Comments

At the end of February Jillian Godsil was declared bankrupt in Ireland.

'Ireland is the best little country in the world in which to run as an independent'
# Independents Network
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# Independents Network

'Ireland is the best little country in the world in which to run as an independent'

Mar 30th 2014, 2:40 PM 10,558 Views 44 Comments

A new alliance of TDs, calling itself Independents’ Network , gathered in Dublin today to give advice and support to non-party candidates running in the local elections in May.

'I underestimated Enda Kenny' - FG candidate who said Taoiseach spoke "twaddle"
# Back In Blue
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# Back In Blue

'I underestimated Enda Kenny' - FG candidate who said Taoiseach spoke "twaddle"

Mar 6th 2014, 6:30 AM 11,088 Views 41 Comments

Maurice Dockrell says that the Taoiseach has a “huge depth of character”.

Kenny Egan steps into the ring for Fine Gael, would like to be known as 'Kenneth'
# Gloves Are Off
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# Gloves Are Off

Kenny Egan steps into the ring for Fine Gael, would like to be known as 'Kenneth'

Feb 10th 2014, 1:16 PM 25,093 Views 198 Comments

The Olympic silver medalist will be running as the party’s candidate in the Clondalkin area.

A 20-year-old local election candidate is selling his PS3 to fund his campaign
# Young People Today
# Young People Today

A 20-year-old local election candidate is selling his PS3 to fund his campaign

Jan 23rd 2014, 11:19 AM 10,106 Views 33 Comments

Seán Tyrrell is hoping to be elected as a councillor for Dublin North-West.