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From TheJournal.ie 'Gender quotas won't substantially alter the outcome of the next Dáil' Opinion

'Gender quotas won't substantially alter the outcome of the next Dáil'

The question of gender quotas continues to be a turbulent issue, not only in Ireland, writes Jason O’Sullivan.

From TheJournal.ie 'Living in Hong Kong, my citizenship means more than just what’s written on my passport' GE16

'Living in Hong Kong, my citizenship means more than just what’s written on my passport'

The ‘home to vote’ campaign pushed for us all to come home, the message is different now, writes Aaron Mc Nicholas.

From TheJournal.ie The deadline for voter registration is TODAY: here's what you need to know Election 2016

The deadline for voter registration is TODAY: here's what you need to know

If you’re still hoping to register, you might want to get your form in sharpish.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm an American, but Sarah Palin and Donald Trump do not speak for me' Opinion

'I'm an American, but Sarah Palin and Donald Trump do not speak for me'

‘I’m not sure when there began to be such a disconnect between myself and the campaign oratory – and whether I have changed or if it’s the American discourse.’

From TheJournal.ie The eight things you need to know to be ready for this general election It's On

The eight things you need to know to be ready for this general election

Who runs the country now? How do you vote? And how can you check if you’re registered?

From TheJournal.ie Should 16-year-olds be able to vote? One party thinks so Marriage Ref Effect

Should 16-year-olds be able to vote? One party thinks so

Fianna Fáil also wants politics to be a mandatory school subject.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you willing to pay more tax to help people with disabilities and the homeless? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you willing to pay more tax to help people with disabilities and the homeless?

Tax cuts are expected in the next Budget because it’s a popular move – would you forego that so services can be improved?

From TheJournal.ie Number of women running in next election already exceeds 2011 levels Women In Politics

Number of women running in next election already exceeds 2011 levels

So far 89 women have confirmed candidacy – and we don’t even know when they election will be yet.

From TheJournal.ie Young people are powerful. Let's harness our newfound voting spirit to change Ireland. Opinion

Young people are powerful. Let's harness our newfound voting spirit to change Ireland.

The number who recently registered to vote was enough to elect six TDs…. There’s a new politicised generation that politicians must pay heed to.

From TheJournal.ie People are coming #HomeToVote and it's making Ireland fierce emotional Planes Trains Automobiles

People are coming #HomeToVote and it's making Ireland fierce emotional

Chopping a giant onion here, sorry.

From TheJournal.ie Saw a bible at your polling station? Here's why Explainer

Saw a bible at your polling station? Here's why

Not everyone is happy about the situation.

From TheJournal.ie No selfies or badges: What you need to know before you vote today Polls Are Open

No selfies or badges: What you need to know before you vote today

Here’s everything you need to know.

From TheJournal.ie The voting has already begun in the marriage referendum Ballot On An Island

The voting has already begun in the marriage referendum

Islanders get to cast their vote the day before people on the Irish mainland.

From TheJournal.ie Louis Walsh joins the Irish celebs backing a Yes vote Yes Or No

Louis Walsh joins the Irish celebs backing a Yes vote

How are other well-known Irish names voting in the referendum? We take a look.

From TheJournal.ie Someone has finally made a properly funny video about the same-sex marriage referendum Just For Laughs
From TheJournal.ie Checktheregister.ie excludes some Dublin streets, but you could still be on the electoral register Double Check

Checktheregister.ie excludes some Dublin streets, but you could still be on the electoral register

Dublin City Council says it is fixing the problem and urged voters to get in touch.

From TheJournal.ie Islamic Centre issues advice to Irish Muslims on same-sex marriage referendum Voting

Islamic Centre issues advice to Irish Muslims on same-sex marriage referendum

Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri, said Muslims must believe in equality and inclusiveness.

From TheJournal.ie Why is the government trying to push emigrants even further away? Opinion

Why is the government trying to push emigrants even further away?

The opinions of thousands of young, educated Irish emigrants are not worth considering – or so the government seems to think.

From TheJournal.ie Boko Haram militants shoot Nigerian voters dead at polling stations Boko Haram

Boko Haram militants shoot Nigerian voters dead at polling stations

Militant group Boko Haram followed through on a warning to disrupt the process.

From TheJournal.ie Netanyahu beat this almost-Irish candidate to stay Israel's Prime Minister Isaac Herzog

Netanyahu beat this almost-Irish candidate to stay Israel's Prime Minister

A new government will be formed within weeks.

From The42 Two Irishmen nominated for English Championship player of the month Irish Abroad

Two Irishmen nominated for English Championship player of the month

Peter Lydon and Declan Cusack have both been impressing with their place-kicking and general play.

From TheJournal.ie Column: What Ireland can learn from the left-wing party set to win victory in Greece tomorrow Election

Column: What Ireland can learn from the left-wing party set to win victory in Greece tomorrow

Greece’s Syriza party has an impressive to-do list if it gets into office.

From TheJournal.ie Enda accused of 'betraying' young people by scrapping voting age referendum U-turn

Enda accused of 'betraying' young people by scrapping voting age referendum

The Government had committed to holding a vote on the issue back in 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Move to stop Irish people voting in UK election labelled 'perverse in the extreme' Tories

Move to stop Irish people voting in UK election labelled 'perverse in the extreme'

One Labour TD is definitely not impressed.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Young, debarred and politically exiled – Ireland's emigrants have no voice Diaspora

Opinion: Young, debarred and politically exiled – Ireland's emigrants have no voice

Ireland remains amongst a small minority of democracies that fails to provide systems for citizens to vote while abroad – recently emigrated or otherwise.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Let's grow our democracy – let's lower the voting age to 16 Politics

Opinion: Let's grow our democracy – let's lower the voting age to 16

Arguments against allowing teenagers to vote are the exact same as those used against the working classes and women in the past. “They are not intelligent or mature enough”.

From TheJournal.ie ECB warns countries to get economies in order as 'populist parties' are on the rise Eurozone

ECB warns countries to get economies in order as 'populist parties' are on the rise

An official said that these parties were only offering quick solutions.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should we lower the voting age in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we lower the voting age in Ireland?

The Taoiseach has said there will be a referendum on it next year – do you think it’s a good idea?

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Why has there been such silence on lowering the voting age? Voting Age

Opinion: Why has there been such silence on lowering the voting age?

Since January 2013, the issue has effectively fallen off the radar: there have been no public debates, no private conversations and little public awareness.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you registered to vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you registered to vote?

If you want to vote in next year’s marriage equality referendum, the deadline in next Tuesday. Are you registered?

From TheJournal.ie 'Day of Destiny': The UK newspapers on Scotland's vote for independence Will I Stay Or Will I Go?

'Day of Destiny': The UK newspapers on Scotland's vote for independence

‘Don’t leave us this way’ writes The Mirror.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin South West and Roscommon South Leitrim by-elections to take place on 10 October Empty Seats

Dublin South West and Roscommon South Leitrim by-elections to take place on 10 October

The empty seats are because of Brian Hayes and Luke Ming Flanagan’s election as MEPs.

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: Marriage equality isn't a foregone conclusion – there's no room for complacency Equality

Opinion: Marriage equality isn't a foregone conclusion – there's no room for complacency

Opinion polls may show increasing support for marriage equality, but I still regularly observe open, brutal and honest homophobia.

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 Opinion: Voter turnout isn’t a problem, so let’s stop all the hand-wringing Democracy

Opinion: Voter turnout isn’t a problem, so let’s stop all the hand-wringing

Do we really need to solve the ‘problem’ of low turnout?

From TheJournal.ie The six local election seats still empty will be filled by this afternoon Monaghan

The six local election seats still empty will be filled by this afternoon

Voting in Ballybay-Clones had been postponed following the death of a candidate.

From TheJournal.ie Smacking, shellacking and John The Baptist - Election 2014 in quotes Loud Noises

Smacking, shellacking and John The Baptist - Election 2014 in quotes

Politicians on both sides have been singing a surprisingly similar tune the last couple of days…

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny refuses to rule out coalition with Sinn Féin or Fianna Fáil Hedging His Bets

Enda Kenny refuses to rule out coalition with Sinn Féin or Fianna Fáil

The Taoiseach said Sinn Féin has emerged from the local and European elections as “a significant political entity”. He made the comments in Castlebar this afternoon, where he narrowly avoided a group of protestors.