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#Roscommon-South Leitrim

From TheJournal.ie Another TD hangs up his hat: Frank Feighan won't be running for Fine Gael Time To Go

Another TD hangs up his hat: Frank Feighan won't be running for Fine Gael

He came under fire for backing the closure of the emergency department at Roscommon Hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Why did Roscommon-South Leitrim vote No? Analysis

Why did Roscommon-South Leitrim vote No?

It was the only constituency to do so.

People are defending Roscommon/South Leitrim after yesterday's No result

Leave Roscommon/South Leitrim alone!

From TheJournal.ie 'People have been fairly sound': What Michael Fitzmaurice learned on his first week in the Dáil New Experience

'People have been fairly sound': What Michael Fitzmaurice learned on his first week in the Dáil

We caught up with the new TD for Roscommon-South Leitrim towards the end of his first week in Leinster House.

From TheJournal.ie Tough crowd: New TDs get 10 minutes of glory before Noonan unveils 'Turning Point' Budget

Tough crowd: New TDs get 10 minutes of glory before Noonan unveils 'Turning Point' Budget

Ming-backed Independent Michael Fitzmaurice and Socialist Paul Murphy have taken their seats in Leinster House.

From TheJournal.ie Willie O'Dea: I look around the Fianna Fáil table and I don't see the messiah Willie Says

Willie O'Dea: I look around the Fianna Fáil table and I don't see the messiah

The Fianna Fáil TD has defended Micheál Martin’s leadership this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Here are 8 things we learned from yesterday's two Dáil by-elections Get Smart Fast

Here are 8 things we learned from yesterday's two Dáil by-elections

The votes are counted and the Dáil has two new opposition TDs, but what does it all mean?

From TheJournal.ie Ming dynasty: Fitzmaurice upsets Fianna Fáil to take Dáil seat Roscommon-South Leitrim

Ming dynasty: Fitzmaurice upsets Fianna Fáil to take Dáil seat

Ming-backed turf-cutter Michael Fitzmaurice picked up transfers from all over the field to pip the FF candidate to the post.

From TheJournal.ie "There was cattle to be moved": The winner of the 'Ming' by-election explains his late arrival By-election

"There was cattle to be moved": The winner of the 'Ming' by-election explains his late arrival

The country’s newest TD was busy on the farm, but he’s now arrived to a rapturous reception at the Roscommon count centre.

From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams: 'The big losers here are the government' Not Us

Gerry Adams: 'The big losers here are the government'

The Sinn Féin president insists the party never said it was going to win the Dublin South-West Dáil seat.

From TheJournal.ie The country will have two new TDs today* Tally Ho

The country will have two new TDs today*

*Hopefully.

From TheJournal.ie 24 candidates, but only one who isn't asking for votes ... Happy by-election day Polling Time

24 candidates, but only one who isn't asking for votes ... Happy by-election day

Polls open in Roscommon-South Leitrim and Dublin South West … And will John McNulty take a seat in the Seanad? We’ll know by this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie 6 more skills you need to run for election according to these campaign videos Gubu This post contains videos

6 more skills you need to run for election according to these campaign videos

By-election campaign videos are odd, wonderful, and informative. Sort of.

From TheJournal.ie This Labour senator wants his poster of bride and groom haybales back Hay Ho

This Labour senator wants his poster of bride and groom haybales back

Yes, bride and groom haybales.

From TheJournal.ie This Roscommon deli-owner spent €1,000 of his own money to install a clean water system Roscommon-South Leitrim

This Roscommon deli-owner spent €1,000 of his own money to install a clean water system

The owner of Benny’s Deli, on Castlerea’s Main Street, grew tired of constant ‘boil water’ notices in the town and decided to take matters into his own hands.

From TheJournal.ie Broken promises and invisible candidates: Here's what we learned from last night's Prime Time debate By-election Battle

Broken promises and invisible candidates: Here's what we learned from last night's Prime Time debate

Someone ‘pulled a Ming’ and the issue of Roscommon Hospital just isn’t going away… Here’s what went down in the RTÉ studios last night.

From TheJournal.ie How's the 'Ming' by-election shaping up?... We hit the trail in Roscommon-South Leitrim Eyes On The Prize

How's the 'Ming' by-election shaping up?... We hit the trail in Roscommon-South Leitrim

The ten candidates are facing-off tonight in the heated atmosphere of an RTÉ studio. We spent the morning at the mart, and the afternoon at the races, to check the temperature on the ground…

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael TD's involvement in scuffle was "unacceptable" and "embarrassing"... says FG candidate Rumble In Roscommon

Fine Gael TD's involvement in scuffle was "unacceptable" and "embarrassing"... says FG candidate

Frank Feighan says he is taking legal advice over the incident, after a complaint was made to gardaí.

From TheJournal.ie The Man Who Would Be Ming: Meet the turf-cutter tipped to take a Dáil seat next month Ming Dynasty

The Man Who Would Be Ming: Meet the turf-cutter tipped to take a Dáil seat next month

Michael Fitzmaurice, one of the leaders of the campaign against the turf-cutting ban, plans to take out a loan to cover the cost of running in the by-election.

From TheJournal.ie Here's why Fine Gael transfers could decide the 'Ming' by-election Ming Dynasty

Here's why Fine Gael transfers could decide the 'Ming' by-election

There’s likely to be three non-Government front-runners in Roscommon-South Leitrim, all of whom will be battling for transfers from FG’s Maura Hopkins.

From TheJournal.ie Here's when by-elections for two empty Dáil seats are set to take place Voting Time

Here's when by-elections for two empty Dáil seats are set to take place

The two votes are likely to take place before the Budget in October.

From TheJournal.ie Runners and riders: Here's who's vying to take Ming's old seat in the upcoming by-election Ming Dynasty

Runners and riders: Here's who's vying to take Ming's old seat in the upcoming by-election

Turfcutter Michael Fitzmaurice is emerging as the Ming-backed candidate, while the main parties are also busy making preparations ahead of the contest…

From TheJournal.ie A Ming Dynasty? Here's who's in the running to take the MEP's vacant Dáil seat Runners And Riders

A Ming Dynasty? Here's who's in the running to take the MEP's vacant Dáil seat

The independent politician’s ascension to Europe automatically triggers a by-election in Roscommon-South Leitrim. Who will take his place?

From TheJournal.ie 'Ming' Flanagan will tell us if he is running for Europe after St Patrick's Day Election 2014

'Ming' Flanagan will tell us if he is running for Europe after St Patrick's Day

The independent TD is not playing down rumours that he will run for the European Parliament in Midlands North-West.

From TheJournal.ie Ming points controversy 'damages reputation of independents' - Joan Collins Dáil Technical Group

Ming points controversy 'damages reputation of independents' - Joan Collins

Joan Collins was one of four TDs, including Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, who highlighted the issue of penalty points being quashed. She said revelations about ‘Ming’ will impact on the reputation of independent deputies.

From TheJournal.ie Confirmed: Dáil to lose 8 TDs with confirmation of boundary changes Constituency Commission

Confirmed: Dáil to lose 8 TDs with confirmation of boundary changes

Ministers have agreed to table new laws enforcing cuts to the size of the Dáil, in line with independent recommendations.

From TheJournal.ie Constituency report: Dáil loses 8 TDs in radical boundary shake-up Dáil Boundaries

Constituency report: Dáil loses 8 TDs in radical boundary shake-up

The report of the Constituency Commission cuts the number of TDs, with significant boundary reforms.

From TheJournal.ie The 'high-maintenance independents' prepare to take their seats in the Dáil GE11

The 'high-maintenance independents' prepare to take their seats in the Dáil

We look at the more colourful TDs who will take their seats in Dáil Eireann next week.

From TheJournal.ie Blow-by-blow: How each party fared in Election 2011 GE11

Blow-by-blow: How each party fared in Election 2011

In a nutshell, where each party made its breakthroughs across the country – and where Fianna Fáil’s collapse hit hardest.

From TheJournal.ie The Half Past Fix: 11.30pm GE11

The Half Past Fix: 11.30pm

Every hour – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

From TheJournal.ie TD denies breaking litter laws on Irish Times front page GE11

TD denies breaking litter laws on Irish Times front page

Frank Feighan is pictured with a campaign poster on the front of today’s Times – forcing him to deny breaching litter laws.

THE NUMBER of current TDs who will not contest the next election has risen to 22, on the news that Fianna Fáil’s housing junior minister Michael Finneran is to step down at the next election. Finneran, a TD for Roscommon-South Leitrim since 2002, had been a member of the Seanad since 1989 and was made a junior minister by Brian Cowen in the 2008 cabinet reshuffle.