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Britain cancels its May local elections due to coronavirus outbreak
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Britain cancels its May local elections due to coronavirus outbreak

Mar 13th 2020, 4:39 PM 6,394 Views 6 Comments

The Electoral Commission yesterday wrote to ministers warning of ‘real risks’ to holding the elections as planned on 7 May.

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

Jul 13th 2019, 8:30 AM 13,145 Views 78 Comments

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

Women represent less than 6% of seats on some councils - how does your council fare on gender?
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Women represent less than 6% of seats on some councils - how does your council fare on gender?

May 31st 2019, 12:05 AM 16,123 Views 94 Comments

Sinn Féin and Solidarity-People Before Profit were the only parties to see a decrease in the number of female elected candidates.

The nation has voted - now here's your guide to when we'll find out the results
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The nation has voted - now here's your guide to when we'll find out the results

May 25th 2019, 12:05 AM 46,006 Views 53 Comments

It probably will be after the weekend when we find out who fills what seats.

Candidates are out making their last pitches for your vote before the broadcast ban kicks in
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Candidates are out making their last pitches for your vote before the broadcast ban kicks in

May 23rd 2019, 8:12 AM 9,641 Views 62 Comments

Meanwhile more than 2,000 people on islands off the west coast are entitled to vote today.

Fianna Fáil election candidate assaulted by youth on scrambler bike during community clean-up
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Fianna Fáil election candidate assaulted by youth on scrambler bike during community clean-up

May 21st 2019, 11:34 AM 32,090 Views 73 Comments

Gardaí confirmed they were investigating the incident.

Poll: Have you made up your mind how you'll vote in the local and European elections?
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Poll: Have you made up your mind how you'll vote in the local and European elections?

May 20th 2019, 8:27 AM 25,347 Views 87 Comments

Ireland goes to the polls on Friday.

Ireland is set to choose 949 councillors - but what powers do they have in the current 'weak' system?
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Ireland is set to choose 949 councillors - but what powers do they have in the current 'weak' system?

May 12th 2019, 6:59 AM 26,433 Views 49 Comments

What do councillors actually have the power to do? Let’s have a look.

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

May 9th 2019, 6:30 PM 26,708 Views 88 Comments

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

'What planet are they living on?': Martin calls out 'farcical' broadband plan, says ESB agency should roll out network
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'What planet are they living on?': Martin calls out 'farcical' broadband plan, says ESB agency should roll out network

May 9th 2019, 1:56 PM 25,691 Views 109 Comments

FIanna Fáil says if in power it would set up an agency in the ESB to roll out broadband to rural Ireland.

Poll: Will you vote along party lines on 24 May?
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Poll: Will you vote along party lines on 24 May?

May 8th 2019, 11:10 AM 23,644 Views 126 Comments

Do you have a strong allegiance to a political party?

The Big Day of Voting: Today's your last chance to make sure you're registered to vote on May 24
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The Big Day of Voting: Today's your last chance to make sure you're registered to vote on May 24

May 7th 2019, 1:30 PM 20,450 Views 28 Comments

There’s two elections, a referendum… and plebiscites in certain areas.

'A simple message': Conservatives and Labour take serious hit in UK local elections
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'A simple message': Conservatives and Labour take serious hit in UK local elections

May 3rd 2019, 4:30 PM 25,234 Views 77 Comments

More than 200 of the 248 English councils have now announced their results.

Poll: Should election posters be banned?
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Poll: Should election posters be banned?

Apr 24th 2019, 8:27 AM 38,530 Views 103 Comments

The EU and local election campaigns begin today, so posters have been popping up all over the country.

And they're off! Local election posters spring up hours early - some want to rip them down already
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And they're off! Local election posters spring up hours early - some want to rip them down already

Apr 23rd 2019, 9:30 PM 26,994 Views 69 Comments

We’re getting closer to voting day.

Dalkey Tidy Towns won't be removing candidates' posters during the election campaign (despite saying they would)
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Dalkey Tidy Towns won't be removing candidates' posters during the election campaign (despite saying they would)

Apr 23rd 2019, 5:47 PM 14,788 Views 28 Comments

The committee sent an email earlier today informing candidates that election posters would be removed.

Dublin local election candidate criticised for using paper's likeness on campaign flyers
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Dublin local election candidate criticised for using paper's likeness on campaign flyers

Apr 12th 2019, 12:49 PM 20,457 Views 29 Comments

O’Connell issued two styles of fliers in her constituency featuring an edited version of the paper’s front page and unauthorised use of the publication’s masthead.

Máiría Cahill drops out of local elections following safety fears over her address
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Máiría Cahill drops out of local elections following safety fears over her address

Apr 5th 2019, 3:34 PM 33,583 Views 5 Comments

Cahill filed a restraining order to protect herself in the past, and now worries for the safety of herself and her young daughter if her address was to be released.

Turkey local elections: Setback for President Erdogan as party set to lose capital
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Turkey local elections: Setback for President Erdogan as party set to lose capital

Apr 1st 2019, 7:21 AM 7,740 Views 10 Comments

The AKP party also risks defeat in the country’s economic hub Istanbul.

Plan for 'bad weather' and 'watch out for dragons in your own party': What FF and FG are telling women election candidates
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Plan for 'bad weather' and 'watch out for dragons in your own party': What FF and FG are telling women election candidates

Mar 27th 2019, 6:20 AM 19,284 Views 20 Comments

Two of the main political parties have held training events for women contemplating a life in politics.

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

Mar 22nd 2019, 6:00 AM 15,244 Views 43 Comments

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

Over a hundred in Mosney direct provision centre register to vote in upcoming local elections
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Over a hundred in Mosney direct provision centre register to vote in upcoming local elections

Mar 18th 2019, 10:00 PM 25,170 Views 59 Comments

Registration drives have taken place in Dublin, Cork and Meath recently.

'It can feel daunting': Ireland's first Deaf candidate wants to break down the electoral barriers
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'It can feel daunting': Ireland's first Deaf candidate wants to break down the electoral barriers

Mar 2nd 2019, 8:30 PM 20,118 Views 20 Comments

30-year-old Micheál Kelliher is running as an Independents 4 Change candidate in the Cabra-Glasnevin constituency.

Explainer: What has led to resignations in the Social Democrats?
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Explainer: What has led to resignations in the Social Democrats?

Feb 25th 2019, 2:54 PM 30,962 Views 57 Comments

The Social Democrats are reviewing Dublin candidate Ellie Kisyombe’s background in response to a Sunday Times story.

Referendum on divorce could be delayed, warns Taoiseach
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Referendum on divorce could be delayed, warns Taoiseach

Jan 1st 2019, 6:30 AM 22,641 Views 20 Comments

It was due to be held in May, but Varadkar said the woman in the home referendum might take its place.

FF's deputy leader says it was 'premature' for McAnespy to be told she would be a candidate in NI elections
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FF's deputy leader says it was 'premature' for McAnespy to be told she would be a candidate in NI elections

Updated Oct 26th 2018, 2:00 PM 22,539 Views 49 Comments

There was confusion within the party last night as Councillor Sorcha McAnespy was announced at an event in Tyrone.

Poll: Do you think quotas should be introduced in local elections?
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Poll: Do you think quotas should be introduced in local elections?

Sep 10th 2018, 10:01 AM 21,584 Views 110 Comments

Is it necessary to introduce quotas to increase the number of women and minorities elected to city and county councils?

Mixed reaction to step back from gender quotas for local elections
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Mixed reaction to step back from gender quotas for local elections

Aug 30th 2018, 5:54 PM 8,805 Views 44 Comments

Political parties that run at least 30% female candidates in next year’s local elections will get funding for an equality officer.

Opinion: 'I want to invite every woman in this country to run for election'
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Opinion: 'I want to invite every woman in this country to run for election'

Jun 3rd 2018, 9:00 AM 45,694 Views 67 Comments

Our local elections next year are a great opportunity for progress and change. Think about running, writes Ciairín de Buis.

A mixed bag for May and Corbyn while UKIP vote obliterated in English local elections
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A mixed bag for May and Corbyn while UKIP vote obliterated in English local elections

May 4th 2018, 8:09 AM 23,451 Views 42 Comments

Both the Tories and Labour had lost a set of key councils, but had made gains in overall numbers.

May Day for Theresa as UKIP wiped out and Labour pains for Jeremy Corbyn
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May Day for Theresa as UKIP wiped out and Labour pains for Jeremy Corbyn

May 5th 2017, 9:30 PM 27,617 Views 73 Comments

The local election results offered very good news for the Conservative party.

Local councillors are seeking a 40% pay rise
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Local councillors are seeking a 40% pay rise

Mar 20th 2016, 4:31 PM 23,864 Views 77 Comments

Local representatives feel they are being shortchanged by an increased workload after the implementation of local government reform.

Garret FitzGerald really, really did not like Sinn Féin in 1985
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Garret FitzGerald really, really did not like Sinn Féin in 1985

Dec 31st 2015, 8:15 PM 15,587 Views 115 Comments

The then Taoiseach even reached out to his nemesis Charles Haughey in an attempt to stymie Gerry Adams’ party.

This man's Supreme Court win could have big consequences for future elections
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This man's Supreme Court win could have big consequences for future elections

Dec 17th 2015, 6:40 PM 23,499 Views 41 Comments

The Supreme Court has ordered a total recount of local election votes in the Listowel area.

Joan Burton has spoken about having Eamon Gilmore 'shot at dawn'
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Joan Burton has spoken about having Eamon Gilmore 'shot at dawn'

Nov 3rd 2015, 10:30 AM 15,032 Views 61 Comments

Gilmore has suggested he was thrown to the wolves by his former deputy upon stepping down as Labour leader in July 2014.

This election candidate got ZERO votes
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This election candidate got ZERO votes

May 18th 2015, 9:38 AM 21,954 Views 44 Comments

He says he definitely voted for himself.

The 10 most read stories on TheJournal.ie this year
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The 10 most read stories on TheJournal.ie this year

Dec 30th 2014, 5:00 PM 19,102 Views 7 Comments

John Gilligan, child rescue alerts, and the local elections – these are the stories you read this year.

Overlooked Seanad hopeful who quit Fine Gael is now working for Lucinda Creighton
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Overlooked Seanad hopeful who quit Fine Gael is now working for Lucinda Creighton

Oct 23rd 2014, 10:20 AM 11,566 Views 22 Comments

Samantha Long is working as a secretary for the former Fine Gael minister.

Ukrainian rebels have been offered very limited self-rule
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Ukrainian rebels have been offered very limited self-rule

Sep 16th 2014, 11:37 AM 3,626 Views 22 Comments

It comes as Ukraine and the EU ratify an association agreement that Poroshenko called the first step towards EU membership.

Fewer young people are registering to vote - so what's the solution?
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Fewer young people are registering to vote - so what's the solution?

Sep 15th 2014, 10:31 AM 6,192 Views 54 Comments

Young people voted in their droves for Sinn Féin and Independent candidates.

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