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#Voting

'I'm a first time voter and I got to see democracy unfold in front of my eyes at the RDS'
# Opinion
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# Opinion

'I'm a first time voter and I got to see democracy unfold in front of my eyes at the RDS'

Mar 1st 2016, 5:00 PM 65 Views 41 Comments

Ruby Hughes was let loose in the RDS count centre and loved it.

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

LIVEBLOG: Bad news for government TDs as votes counted across the country From TheJournal.ie
Live Feb 27th 2016, 5:00 PM

LIVEBLOG: Bad news for government TDs as votes counted across the country

Spare a thought for the Arklow voter who lost her engagement ring in the ballot box
# Take This Ring
# Take This Ring

Spare a thought for the Arklow voter who lost her engagement ring in the ballot box

Feb 27th 2016, 10:24 AM 6,952 Views 2 Comments

Oh NO.

Poll: Would you back a coalition between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil?
# Your Say
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# Your Say

Poll: Would you back a coalition between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil?

Feb 27th 2016, 9:35 AM 48,803 Views 217 Comments

It’s not an unlikely prospect.

Exit poll: Fianna Fáil surge but it's bad news for Fine Gael-Labour coalition
# Exit Poll
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# Exit Poll

Exit poll: Fianna Fáil surge but it's bad news for Fine Gael-Labour coalition

Feb 26th 2016, 10:55 PM 98,638 Views 347 Comments

The first exit poll is in.

Poll: Will you use your vote today?
# Your Say
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# Your Say

Poll: Will you use your vote today?

Feb 26th 2016, 9:02 AM 24,654 Views 150 Comments

Tell us here.

'This is why my vote is so important to me'
# Opinion
From TheJournal.ie
# Opinion

'This is why my vote is so important to me'

Feb 26th 2016, 8:00 AM 650 Views 14 Comments

Those with Down Syndrome write about the importance of their vote and why they are engaging in the political system.

Explainer: How does Ireland's voting system work?
# PR-STV
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# PR-STV

Explainer: How does Ireland's voting system work?

Feb 25th 2016, 8:30 PM 122,377 Views 41 Comments

Here’s all you need to know about what happens to your vote.

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

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

Feb 25th 2016, 12:00 PM 355 Views 52 Comments

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

'Living in Hong Kong, my citizenship means more than just what’s written on my passport'
# GE16
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# GE16

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

Feb 25th 2016, 8:00 AM 94 Views 72 Comments

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

The deadline for voter registration is TODAY: here's what you need to know
# Election 2016
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# Election 2016

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

Feb 9th 2016, 8:05 AM 20,753 Views 72 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 7th 2016, 1:00 PM 45 Views 147 Comments

‘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.’

The eight things you need to know to be ready for this general election
# It's On
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# It's On

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

Feb 3rd 2016, 10:12 AM 19,778 Views 38 Comments

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

Should 16-year-olds be able to vote? One party thinks so
# Marriage Ref Effect
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# Marriage Ref Effect

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

Jan 12th 2016, 10:29 AM 7,825 Views 42 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 19th 2015, 9:25 AM 19,247 Views 125 Comments

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

Number of women running in next election already exceeds 2011 levels
# Women In Politics
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# Women In Politics

Number of women running in next election already exceeds 2011 levels

Aug 17th 2015, 10:00 AM 14,400 Views 60 Comments

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

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

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

May 29th 2015, 8:30 PM 403 Views 74 Comments

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.

Des Bishop offered people lifts to vote and loads took him up on it
# Pure Sound
# Pure Sound

Des Bishop offered people lifts to vote and loads took him up on it

May 22nd 2015, 8:30 PM 6,869 Views 0 Comments

Brilliant.

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

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

May 22nd 2015, 6:00 PM 36,048 Views 210 Comments

Chopping a giant onion here, sorry.

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

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

May 22nd 2015, 12:09 PM 41,038 Views 163 Comments

Not everyone is happy about the situation.

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

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

May 22nd 2015, 6:32 AM 52,083 Views 144 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know.

The voting has already begun in the marriage referendum
# Ballot On An Island
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# Ballot On An Island

The voting has already begun in the marriage referendum

May 21st 2015, 9:22 PM 21,689 Views 113 Comments

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

Louis Walsh joins the Irish celebs backing a Yes vote
# Yes Or No
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# Yes Or No

Louis Walsh joins the Irish celebs backing a Yes vote

May 18th 2015, 3:30 PM 16,895 Views 293 Comments

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

Someone has finally made a properly funny video about the same-sex marriage referendum
# Just For Laughs
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# Just For Laughs

Someone has finally made a properly funny video about the same-sex marriage referendum

May 15th 2015, 7:00 PM 60,117 Views 76 Comments

Fun for your Friday.

Checktheregister.ie excludes some Dublin streets, but you could still be on the electoral register
# Double Check
From TheJournal.ie
# Double Check

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

Apr 24th 2015, 9:50 AM 11,209 Views 23 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 17th 2015, 8:10 AM 30,962 Views 168 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 8th 2015, 8:00 AM 34 Views 76 Comments

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

Boko Haram militants shoot Nigerian voters dead at polling stations
# Boko Haram
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# Boko Haram

Boko Haram militants shoot Nigerian voters dead at polling stations

Mar 28th 2015, 1:17 PM 12,342 Views 40 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 18th 2015, 7:44 AM 9,419 Views 168 Comments

A new government will be formed within weeks.

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

Two Irishmen nominated for English Championship player of the month

Mar 6th 2015, 8:36 AM 8,246 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 24th 2015, 5:15 PM 37 Views 120 Comments

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

Enda accused of 'betraying' young people by scrapping voting age referendum
# U-turn
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# U-turn

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

Jan 15th 2015, 6:28 PM 16,585 Views 95 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 8th 2015, 1:18 PM 30,800 Views 97 Comments

One Labour TD is definitely not impressed.

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

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

Jan 8th 2015, 8:00 AM 129 Views 80 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 4th 2015, 12:00 PM 1,242 Views 302 Comments

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”.

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

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

Dec 31st 2014, 9:23 AM 10,264 Views 128 Comments

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

Poll: Should we lower the voting age in Ireland?
# Your Say
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# Your Say

Poll: Should we lower the voting age in Ireland?

Nov 25th 2014, 8:50 AM 11,779 Views 115 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 25th 2014, 8:00 AM 90 Views 44 Comments

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