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WHERE IT'S AT: Neck and neck between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as counts go through the night From TheJournal.ie
Live Feb 28th 2016, 2:30 AM

WHERE IT'S AT: Neck and neck between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as counts go through the night

9 things we learned from the general election campaign
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# Nearly There Now

9 things we learned from the general election campaign

Feb 25th 2016, 9:30 PM 20,812 Views 63 Comments

It’s all over bar the voting.

Last poll: Fine Gael and Labour could be within touching distance of re-election
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# The Final Countdown

Last poll: Fine Gael and Labour could be within touching distance of re-election

Feb 25th 2016, 1:56 PM 61,387 Views 263 Comments

A poll carried out by DIT for TheJournal.ie has Fine Gael slightly higher than the recent polls.

'There's a reason no Fine Gael government has ever been re-elected' - former minister
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# Two Days To Go

'There's a reason no Fine Gael government has ever been re-elected' - former minister

Feb 24th 2016, 2:45 PM 21,919 Views 95 Comments

Róisín Shortall is not impressed with Enda Kenny or her old party, Labour.

"People will open the door, see I'm a canvasser and sigh"
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"People will open the door, see I'm a canvasser and sigh"

Feb 23rd 2016, 5:00 PM 385 Views 44 Comments

Canvassing for a political party can be tough – but it’s also addictive, writes Sharon Nolan.

Canvassing with the Soc Dems on rainy Grafton Street: 'You're kicking ass'
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# Election 2016

Canvassing with the Soc Dems on rainy Grafton Street: 'You're kicking ass'

Feb 21st 2016, 6:10 PM 16,718 Views 62 Comments

The Social Democrats were out in force for a Dublin city centre canvass this afternoon.

What's it like to be a first-time candidate? We went canvassing to find out
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# General Election

What's it like to be a first-time candidate? We went canvassing to find out

Feb 20th 2016, 10:00 PM 20,659 Views 68 Comments

You hear a lot about water charges, unwanted trees and Angela Merkel.

With 10 days left, the latest poll is very bad news for Fine Gael
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# Election 2016

With 10 days left, the latest poll is very bad news for Fine Gael

Feb 16th 2016, 9:00 PM 46,409 Views 235 Comments

The party has dropped five points since the election started.

People are bankrupting themselves to help the SocDems - Catherine Murphy
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# New Kids On The Block

People are bankrupting themselves to help the SocDems - Catherine Murphy

Feb 16th 2016, 1:07 PM 28,392 Views 63 Comments

The new party is garnering more attention after last night’s leaders’ debate.

'Is Labour dead?': We answer the big election questions you've been Googling
# Searching For Answers
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# Searching For Answers

'Is Labour dead?': We answer the big election questions you've been Googling

Feb 11th 2016, 9:00 AM 18,741 Views 46 Comments

You’ve asked the search engine some pretty odd and interesting questions.

Gannon vs. Nolan: These two lads had a red-hot row about social democracy
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# High Table Election Debates

Gannon vs. Nolan: These two lads had a red-hot row about social democracy

Feb 10th 2016, 8:00 AM 20,196 Views 40 Comments

In our fourth High Table Election Debate, the Social Democrats go up against Labour.

Here's what our political parties have spent on election posters *
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# Poster Pin Ups

Here's what our political parties have spent on election posters *

Feb 7th 2016, 7:45 AM 23,060 Views 52 Comments

The ones that would tell us that is. TheJournal.ie asked all parties in the general election what their poster budget amounted to – here’s what we found out.

Lucinda vs. Donnelly: These two may sound like one, but they insist they're not the same
# High Table Election Debates
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# High Table Election Debates

Lucinda vs. Donnelly: These two may sound like one, but they insist they're not the same

Jan 29th 2016, 9:00 AM 21,696 Views 75 Comments

The leaders of Renua and the Social Democrats debated the issues and, surprisingly, found quite a bit of common ground.

The SocDems won't cut USC, but will abolish water charges and reduce bus fares
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# Soc It To Them

The SocDems won't cut USC, but will abolish water charges and reduce bus fares

Jan 22nd 2016, 12:40 PM 24,892 Views 196 Comments

The party is launching its general election manifesto today.

The 8 most likely governments after the next election
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# Election 2016

The 8 most likely governments after the next election

Jan 17th 2016, 9:30 PM 48,401 Views 123 Comments

As the election looms large, we assess what coalition options are on the table.

Blow for the Social Democrats as councillor withdraws from election
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# He's Out

Blow for the Social Democrats as councillor withdraws from election

Jan 13th 2016, 5:15 PM 16,286 Views 44 Comments

Longford councillor Gerry Warnock cited “family and professional obligations” as the reason.

Dáil hopeful claims 'establishment' to blame for mysterious poster theft
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# Poster Wars

Dáil hopeful claims 'establishment' to blame for mysterious poster theft

Jan 7th 2016, 8:30 PM 13,044 Views 57 Comments

Eight posters advertising Anne-Marie McNally’s public meeting on corruption have mysteriously disappeared.

'It sickened me but I can’t honestly say I am hugely surprised'
# Rté Investigates
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# Rté Investigates

'It sickened me but I can’t honestly say I am hugely surprised'

Dec 8th 2015, 5:50 PM 32,881 Views 85 Comments

The Dáil has been discussing the revelations in last night’s RTÉ Investigates programme.

Could this new plan get rid of corruption in Irish society?
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# Golden Circles

Could this new plan get rid of corruption in Irish society?

Nov 17th 2015, 11:00 AM 15,305 Views 40 Comments

The party is looking to Australia for inspiration.

The SocDems have ruled out an election pact with Sinn Féin
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# Right2Change

The SocDems have ruled out an election pact with Sinn Féin

Oct 30th 2015, 4:45 PM 17,425 Views 179 Comments

Catherine Murphy is worried some of the left’s ideas could be unconstitutional.

This ex-Fianna Fáil activist is among the latest batch of SocDem candidates
# Dáil Hopefuls
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# Dáil Hopefuls

This ex-Fianna Fáil activist is among the latest batch of SocDem candidates

Oct 20th 2015, 10:30 AM 13,145 Views 36 Comments

Ken Curtin and three other Dáil candidates are being unveiled this morning.

Could it really cost just €13 million to abolish Irish Water?
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# SocDems

Could it really cost just €13 million to abolish Irish Water?

Oct 12th 2015, 12:14 PM 25,717 Views 98 Comments

The Social Democrats made the claim while launching their pre-budget submission this morning.

Enda is the most popular leader in the country, but it's not all good news for him
# State Of The Nation
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# State Of The Nation

Enda is the most popular leader in the country, but it's not all good news for him

Sep 24th 2015, 11:57 AM 18,723 Views 125 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

The woman who famously challenged Seán Gallagher is running for the Dáil
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# Soc Dems

The woman who famously challenged Seán Gallagher is running for the Dáil

Sep 24th 2015, 11:36 AM 30,633 Views 41 Comments

As is a former Labour councillor who is very critical of his old party.

Labour senator turned Soc Dem takes aim at 'cynical' Leinster House
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# Soc It To Dem

Labour senator turned Soc Dem takes aim at 'cynical' Leinster House

Sep 4th 2015, 1:32 PM 14,497 Views 91 Comments

He was speaking at today’s unveiling of the party’s five new general election candidates.

New poll shows a surge in support for independents
# New Parties
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# New Parties

New poll shows a surge in support for independents

Jul 19th 2015, 7:30 AM 19,167 Views 88 Comments

This comes in the same week that the Social Democrats party was launched.

Poll: Renua or the Social Democrats?
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# Your Say

Poll: Renua or the Social Democrats?

Jul 18th 2015, 8:15 AM 24,650 Views 117 Comments

Is this town big enough for both of them?

Do the Social Democrats believe in the rule of law?
# Opinion
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Do the Social Democrats believe in the rule of law?

Jul 17th 2015, 9:00 PM 122 Views 158 Comments

There is no future for our democracy in people picking and choosing which laws they obey, writes Labour TD Derek Nolan.

'We've a new Troika in town': Joan doesn't think much of the new party
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# Smackdown

'We've a new Troika in town': Joan doesn't think much of the new party

Jul 16th 2015, 8:05 PM 17,895 Views 91 Comments

The Tánaiste has been reacting to the launch of the Social Democrats yesterday.

Poll: Would you vote for the Social Democrats?
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Poll: Would you vote for the Social Democrats?

Jul 16th 2015, 9:20 AM 25,067 Views 128 Comments

Ireland’s newest party is looking for your vote.

6 things you need to know about Ireland's newest political party
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6 things you need to know about Ireland's newest political party

Jul 16th 2015, 6:05 AM 18,456 Views 59 Comments

What can we expect from the Social Democrats?

We asked Stephen Donnelly to tell us more about his brand new party
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We asked Stephen Donnelly to tell us more about his brand new party

Jul 15th 2015, 9:15 PM 12,704 Views 54 Comments

One of the three leaders of the Social Democrats spoke to TheJournal.ie about the new party today.

Ireland's newest political party will abolish water charges and repeal the 8th
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Ireland's newest political party will abolish water charges and repeal the 8th

Jul 15th 2015, 11:35 AM 40,091 Views 159 Comments

The Social Democrats launched in Dublin today. Here’s what we know so far…

Could 'Social Democrats' be the name of this new party... and will this senator be involved?
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# Party On

Could 'Social Democrats' be the name of this new party... and will this senator be involved?

Jun 25th 2015, 9:00 PM 9,848 Views 34 Comments

Despite declaring as an independent candidate, senator Katherine Zappone could still join the rumoured new party.

After 'super-result' Merkel begins search for German coalition partner
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After 'super-result' Merkel begins search for German coalition partner

Sep 23rd 2013, 7:01 AM 4,066 Views 16 Comments

“The Merkel Republic,” ran the headline for a commentary on news site Spiegel Online as the German chancellor saw off the challenge of the Social Democrats but did not win an outright majority.

Merkel's coalition in neck-and-neck regional election
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Merkel's coalition in neck-and-neck regional election

Jan 20th 2013, 6:38 PM 3,687 Views 5 Comments

Angela Merkel’s CDU-Free Democrats coalition is neck and neck with an opposition alliance in elections in Lower Saxony.

Greens tell Gilmore: 'You'll need to convince German allies on bank deal'
# Debt Crisis
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# Debt Crisis

Greens tell Gilmore: 'You'll need to convince German allies on bank deal'

Jul 25th 2012, 4:12 PM 2,723 Views 7 Comments

The Green Party points out that Labour’s sister party in Germany is opposed to letting banks borrow straight from the ESM.

Victory for Social Democrats in Portuguese election as Socialist government falls
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Victory for Social Democrats in Portuguese election as Socialist government falls

Jun 6th 2011, 11:17 AM 100 Views 0 Comments

As happened in Ireland, the unpopular government who sought an international bailout has been ousted.

Parties bypass True Finns to agree support for Portuguese bailout
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Parties bypass True Finns to agree support for Portuguese bailout

May 11th 2011, 7:19 PM 905 Views 0 Comments

Timo Soimi’s True Finns are sidelined as three other large parties agree to support a parliamentary vote to approve the loan.

Merkel's Christian Democrat party loses support to Greens
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Merkel's Christian Democrat party loses support to Greens

Mar 28th 2011, 7:52 AM 401 Views 0 Comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s leadership is on rocky ground following a surge of support in the anti-nuclear Green Party in the wake of Japan’s Fukushima disaster.