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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: It's looking more likely that the property tax system will be overhauled House Prices

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Exit polls: Germany's anti-migrant populists unseat Merkel's party Local Election

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'The government treats people like gobshites' - John Wilson The Final Whistle

'The government treats people like gobshites' - John Wilson

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

From TheJournal.ie Eamon Gilmore resigns as Labour Party leader Labour Pains This post contains videos

Eamon Gilmore resigns as Labour Party leader

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

Fowl play on Bray Harbour.

From TheJournal.ie It's not over yet but these candidates have already been popping the champagne We All Partied

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny refuses to rule out coalition with Sinn Féin or Fianna Fáil Hedging His Bets

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

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.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ex-Fianna Fáil TD Chris Andrews set to top poll for Sinn Féin Transfer

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Right-to-die campaigner Tom Curran looks set to miss out on Arklow seat Hair's Breadth

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

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

From TheJournal.ie It will go to the late rounds but Kenny Egan looks like squeezing a seat Keeping It Real

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

He’s running seventh in the eight seater.

From TheJournal.ie This MEP candidate almost wasn't allowed vote for himself (or anyone else) Election 2014

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'People are raging': Bríd Smith is capitalising on voter anger On The Canvass

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael's 'no expenses' candidate uses Seanad envelopes to send out leaflets Election 2014

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Noonan: We will deal with medical card issues... after the election Not Now

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Rónán Mullen dancing to Pharrell and 5 other slightly odd campaign videos Election 2014

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

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

Bray has some very unusual local election candidates

There for you, whatever the feather.

From TheJournal.ie Green Party candidate reports alleged racial abuse to gardaí Election 14

Green Party candidate reports alleged racial abuse to gardaí

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

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil TD hopes Hanafin doesn't fall off her ladder as she erects posters in Blackrock Awkward

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

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

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

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

They want a cut in local Government charges for businesses.

From TheJournal.ie Jillian Godsil to run in European elections after scrapping of law barring bankruptees Election 2014

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Ireland is the best little country in the world in which to run as an independent' Independents Network

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'I underestimated Enda Kenny' - FG candidate who said Taoiseach spoke "twaddle" Back In Blue

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

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

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

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

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

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