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#Local Elections

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The nation has voted - now here's your guide to when we'll find out the results Long Long Weekend

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Candidates are out making their last pitches for your vote before the broadcast ban kicks in Last Day

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil election candidate assaulted by youth on scrambler bike during community clean-up Dublin

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

Gardaí confirmed they were investigating the incident.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you made up your mind how you'll vote in the local and European elections? Your Say This post contains a poll
From TheJournal.ie Ireland is set to choose 949 councillors - but what powers do they have in the current 'weak' system? Explainer

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you vote along party lines on 24 May? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

Do you have a strong allegiance to a political party?

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'A simple message': Conservatives and Labour take serious hit in UK local elections Going To The Polls

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should election posters be banned? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should election posters be banned?

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

From TheJournal.ie And they're off! Local election posters spring up hours early - some want to rip them down already False Start
From TheJournal.ie Dalkey Tidy Towns won't be removing candidates' posters during the election campaign (despite saying they would) No Posters

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Dublin local election candidate criticised for using paper's likeness on campaign flyers Juliet O'Connell

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Máiría Cahill drops out of local elections following safety fears over her address Mairia Cahill

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey local elections: Setback for President Erdogan as party set to lose capital AKP

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Plan for 'bad weather' and 'watch out for dragons in your own party': What FF and FG are telling women election candidates Women For Election

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'It can feel daunting': Ireland's first Deaf candidate wants to break down the electoral barriers Local Elections

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What has led to resignations in the Social Democrats? Local Elections

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Referendum on divorce could be delayed, warns Taoiseach Substituted

Referendum on divorce could be delayed, warns Taoiseach

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

From TheJournal.ie FF's deputy leader says it was 'premature' for McAnespy to be told she would be a candidate in NI elections Sorcha Mcanespy

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think quotas should be introduced in local elections? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Mixed reaction to step back from gender quotas for local elections Women For Election

Mixed reaction to step back from gender quotas for local elections

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'I want to invite every woman in this country to run for election' Women For Election

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

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

From TheJournal.ie A mixed bag for May and Corbyn while UKIP vote obliterated in English local elections Councils

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

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

From TheJournal.ie May Day for Theresa as UKIP wiped out and Labour pains for Jeremy Corbyn Local Elections

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Local councillors are seeking a 40% pay rise Mo Money Mo Problems

Local councillors are seeking a 40% pay rise

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

From TheJournal.ie Garret FitzGerald really, really did not like Sinn Féin in 1985 Mansion House

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

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

From TheJournal.ie This man's Supreme Court win could have big consequences for future elections Total Recount

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton has spoken about having Eamon Gilmore 'shot at dawn' Et Tu Joanie?

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

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

From TheJournal.ie This election candidate got ZERO votes No Vote

This election candidate got ZERO votes

He says he definitely voted for himself.

From TheJournal.ie The 10 most read stories on TheJournal.ie this year Over To You

The 10 most read stories on TheJournal.ie this year

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

From TheJournal.ie Overlooked Seanad hopeful who quit Fine Gael is now working for Lucinda Creighton New Job

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ukrainian rebels have been offered very limited self-rule Progress

Ukrainian rebels have been offered very limited self-rule

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

From TheJournal.ie Fewer young people are registering to vote - so what's the solution? Kids These Days

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Losing the election hit so hard I thought I might never recover Politics

Opinion: Losing the election hit so hard I thought I might never recover

When I heard the vote count, I felt like I’d been thrown off a moving train, whipped, dragged and tortured.

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