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#Local elections 2014

Opinion: The rise of the independents... what does it mean for policy-making?
# Floating Vote
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# Floating Vote

Opinion: The rise of the independents... what does it mean for policy-making?

May 26th 2014, 1:00 PM 996 Views 37 Comments

The number of floating voters has increased amid weakening attachment to political parties – could the affect coherent decision-making in the Dáil?

Sinn Féin set to be biggest party on Dublin City Council
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# LE14

Sinn Féin set to be biggest party on Dublin City Council

May 24th 2014, 4:07 PM 12,870 Views 93 Comments

The party will go from five seats to being the largest party on the capital’s local authority.

The 11 emotions you go through when casting your vote
# Vote Early Vote Often
# Vote Early Vote Often

The 11 emotions you go through when casting your vote

May 23rd 2014, 9:30 PM 18,652 Views 40 Comments

From annoyance to confusion to smugness, and back again.

Larry Donnelly: Do political candidates really enjoy canvassing? I’ll never fully believe that
# Door To Door
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# Door To Door

Larry Donnelly: Do political candidates really enjoy canvassing? I’ll never fully believe that

May 22nd 2014, 7:35 AM 44 Views 16 Comments

Recent canvassing has reminded me of my own first foray as a political candidate: I was 22 years old, nomination papers in hand, knees knocking together.

What's going on in Elections 2014? We're here to help
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# Elections 2014

What's going on in Elections 2014? We're here to help

May 20th 2014, 9:45 PM 15,413 Views 24 Comments

All the information you need in one handy widget. You’re welcome.

7 surprisingly creative acts of election poster vandalism
# Art Attack
# Art Attack

7 surprisingly creative acts of election poster vandalism

May 20th 2014, 6:00 PM 49,351 Views 81 Comments

These folks take the well-worn “fake moustache” idea and throw it out the window.

The Tánaiste showed off his soccer skills with Brian Kerr today
# Football Mad
# Football Mad

The Tánaiste showed off his soccer skills with Brian Kerr today

May 19th 2014, 6:30 PM 1,290 Views 2 Comments

A pair of head-the-balls. Literally.

Noel Rock: I'm taking €0 expenses – here's why
# Expenses
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# Expenses

Noel Rock: I'm taking €0 expenses – here's why

May 18th 2014, 12:00 PM 107 Views 54 Comments

Unvouched expenses would not be tolerated in the any other business, and taxpayers shouldn’t have to tolerate it either.

Been patronised on the doorstep? You're not alone
# Man Of The House
# Man Of The House

Been patronised on the doorstep? You're not alone

May 16th 2014, 4:31 PM 36,830 Views 71 Comments

“Is your mammy or daddy home?”

These Galway housemates have a brilliant way of dealing with pesky canvassers
# Blank Canvas
# Blank Canvas

These Galway housemates have a brilliant way of dealing with pesky canvassers

May 9th 2014, 12:15 PM 7,241 Views 2 Comments

You gotta do what you gotta do.

Fianna Fáil: Mary Hanafin is NOT running in the local elections
# Not In The Running
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# Not In The Running

Fianna Fáil: Mary Hanafin is NOT running in the local elections

May 3rd 2014, 10:23 AM 12,586 Views 41 Comments

The party refuted media reports this morning.

Meet the most adorable election candidate in Dublin
# An Underdog Story
# An Underdog Story

Meet the most adorable election candidate in Dublin

May 1st 2014, 6:26 PM 6,680 Views 4 Comments

Probably the fluffiest candidate, too.

Someone's had a little fun with a Luke 'Ming' Flanagan poster in Roscommon
# Poster Wars
# Poster Wars

Someone's had a little fun with a Luke 'Ming' Flanagan poster in Roscommon

Apr 29th 2014, 9:55 AM 40,534 Views 54 Comments

Somewhere in Ballaghaderreen, someone is probably feeling very pleased with themselves right now.

There's a blog celebrating Ireland's ridiest election candidates
# Hey Good Lookin'
# Hey Good Lookin'

There's a blog celebrating Ireland's ridiest election candidates

Apr 28th 2014, 11:45 AM 19,869 Views 12 Comments

Hot politicians in YOUR area want to chat with you. Really, they do. They’re up for election.

Spoof local election poster is equal parts creepy and wonderful
# Local Lurker
# Local Lurker

Spoof local election poster is equal parts creepy and wonderful

Apr 25th 2014, 4:00 PM 4,683 Views 3 Comments

A local election, for local people.

Cork TD Jonathan O'Brien got down with his bad self for charity last night
# Let's Dance
# Let's Dance

Cork TD Jonathan O'Brien got down with his bad self for charity last night

Apr 25th 2014, 3:29 PM 12,668 Views 6 Comments

Dance like nobody’s watching, Deputy.

A candidate from the 'Don't Give A Feck' Party is running in the Meath East local elections
# Feckless
# Feckless

A candidate from the 'Don't Give A Feck' Party is running in the Meath East local elections

Apr 14th 2014, 5:39 PM 4,883 Views 4 Comments

What started as a joke for Dave Keaveney of Duleek, Co Meath, turned into a very real campaign.

Ex-firefighter running in locals wants whistleblower legislation for all public sector workers
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# Not Kidding

Ex-firefighter running in locals wants whistleblower legislation for all public sector workers

Mar 23rd 2014, 5:00 PM 10,432 Views 28 Comments

John Kidd said he’ll be sticking up for middle income workers if he’s elected.

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

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

Mar 6th 2014, 6:30 AM 11,069 Views 41 Comments

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

"The best of luck to him" - former Hayes campaigner to run for Fianna Fáil
# Election 2014
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# Election 2014

"The best of luck to him" - former Hayes campaigner to run for Fianna Fáil

Mar 2nd 2014, 7:30 AM 10,657 Views 20 Comments

Emmett Hegarty put 30 hours a week into Brian Hayes’ 2011 campaign. Now he will seek election to South Dublin County Council for Fianna Fáil.

Fianna Fáil candidate withdraws from election after Micheal Martin's assistant is added to ticket
# Election 2014
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# Election 2014

Fianna Fáil candidate withdraws from election after Micheal Martin's assistant is added to ticket

Feb 25th 2014, 4:30 PM 18,036 Views 43 Comments

Padraic Vallely said that the decision came down to “politics” and that he was “gutted”.

Less than a quarter of candidates running in the local elections are women
# Girl Power
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# Girl Power

Less than a quarter of candidates running in the local elections are women

Feb 2nd 2014, 4:00 PM 8,089 Views 78 Comments

From the candidacy selections so far, Fianna Fáil is the worst when it comes to having women stand for office in the local elections this year.

Clondalkin councillors say it would be 'fantastic' if Kenny Egan runs in the local elections
# Ready To Rumble
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# Ready To Rumble

Clondalkin councillors say it would be 'fantastic' if Kenny Egan runs in the local elections

Jan 31st 2014, 12:08 PM 9,412 Views 125 Comments

The Olympic silver medallist is considering running as a Fine Gael candidate after he was approached by Minister Frances Fitzgerald.

Ex-Fianna Fáil TD gets Sinn Féin local election nomination
# Local Elections 2014
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# Local Elections 2014

Ex-Fianna Fáil TD gets Sinn Féin local election nomination

Jan 14th 2014, 9:47 PM 11,344 Views 93 Comments

Having been critical of the party in the past, Chris Andrews will be seeking votes for Sinn Féin in May.

Meet the Congolese native who is running for Sinn Féin in next year's election
# Local Elections 2014
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# Local Elections 2014

Meet the Congolese native who is running for Sinn Féin in next year's election

Nov 30th 2013, 10:15 AM 22,137 Views 381 Comments

Edmond Lukusa will represent the party in the Mulhuddart ward in Blanchardstown.

Dan Boyle: Performance of Phil Hogan could help Green Party's return
# Green Day
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# Green Day

Dan Boyle: Performance of Phil Hogan could help Green Party's return

Jun 6th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,177 Views 34 Comments

The former Green Party chairman says the current environment minister is “as good an anti-Green as we could get”.