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From TheJournal.ie On the fringes: The smaller parties looking for your vote Election 2014

On the fringes: The smaller parties looking for your vote

It’s not all establishment parties you know.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you plan to vote in the local elections? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you plan to vote in the local elections?

The local elections will be held in May – will you head to the polling stations?

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael tops latest poll as Taoiseach sees jump in satisfaction levels Popular

Fine Gael tops latest poll as Taoiseach sees jump in satisfaction levels

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore also saw an increase in satisfaction levels though his party received just ten per cent of the first preference vote.

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton and Michael Noonan are the most popular ministers Popular

Joan Burton and Michael Noonan are the most popular ministers

Fine Gael jumped four points in the poll with 30 per cent of people saying the would vote for the party if there was an election tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Do you plan on voting next year? It’s time to check you’re on the register Vote

Do you plan on voting next year? It’s time to check you’re on the register

The deadline for inspection of the Draft Register of Electors is the 25 November. Are you on it?

From TheJournal.ie Teens to talk mental health recommendations at Dáil na nÓg Teen Talk

Teens to talk mental health recommendations at Dáil na nÓg

The teens will be addressed by the Minister for Children during the event.

From TheJournal.ie Irish-American 'underdog' elected mayor of Boston US Elections

Irish-American 'underdog' elected mayor of Boston

Meanwhile, Bill de Blasio was elected the first Democrat mayor of New York City in 24 years.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Voting is too often seen as a "right" when it's actually a duty Opinion

Column: Voting is too often seen as a "right" when it's actually a duty

Structures need to be put in place to get the most amount of people to vote, to ensure the structures of the country have the greatest legitimacy along with those who govern them.

From TheJournal.ie Extract: Remember the Lisbon Treaty referenda poster campaigns? Opinion

Extract: Remember the Lisbon Treaty referenda poster campaigns?

Sometimes what happens in Irish politics is so odd, you have to ask yourself… did that really happen? Paddy Duffy remembers the Lisbon referenda debacles.

From TheJournal.ie Post-Budget poll sees Labour slip to single-figure support Popularity

Post-Budget poll sees Labour slip to single-figure support

Fine Gael, on the other hand, have seen support climb by two points.

From TheJournal.ie Everyone's talking about reforming the Seanad, but how could we do it? Quinn-Zappone Bill

Everyone's talking about reforming the Seanad, but how could we do it?

The Quinn-Zappone bill is being talked about a lot right now. But what’s in it? We take a look…

From TheJournal.ie 'We don’t really simplify things that are straightforward': Ballot papers cause confusion Referendums

'We don’t really simplify things that are straightforward': Ballot papers cause confusion

The green and white papers caused a bit of confusion yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie PIC: Low turnout reported as voters decide on Seanad and Court of Appeal Exercise The Franchise This post contains images
Let’s figure this out – what’s the real plural of referendum? A House Divided This post contains a poll

Let’s figure this out – what’s the real plural of referendum?

It often seems as if the debate on pluralising ‘referendum’ can be as divisive as the issues being voted upon. So who’s right?

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How will you vote in the Court of Appeal referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How will you vote in the Court of Appeal referendum?

Do you want the new court to be established or for our courts system to remain the same?

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How will you vote in the Seanad referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How will you vote in the Seanad referendum?

Do you want the Seanad saved or abolished?

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Court of Appeal referendum is a blind date with a moral hazard Opinion

Column: The Court of Appeal referendum is a blind date with a moral hazard

The implications of the Court of Appeal referendum are going over people’s heads because most citizens have never had any direct or personal engagement with the Supreme Court, writes Myles Duffy.

From TheJournal.ie Convention report recommends longer polling hours and larger constituencies Constitutional Convention

Convention report recommends longer polling hours and larger constituencies

More than half of delegates at the constitutional convention think the number of members in the Dáil should be left unchanged.

From TheJournal.ie Australia to go to polls on 7 September Vote

Australia to go to polls on 7 September

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd hopes to complete a political comeback with victory for his Labor Party.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Here's what a politician does during the summer Opinion

Column: Here's what a politician does during the summer

The Dáil and Seanad may not be voting but that doesn’t mean TDs and Senators are on holidays. In fact, the summer months are when a lot of important work gets done, writes Anne Ferris TD.

From TheJournal.ie 'Large turn-out' in Mali's first election since French intervention Mali

'Large turn-out' in Mali's first election since French intervention

The election is seen as vital for restoring constitutional order after a coup in March last year.

From TheJournal.ie Date set for referendum on Seanad abolition Vote

Date set for referendum on Seanad abolition

Fine Gael has confirmed in a tweet this evening that the referendum will take place on Friday, 4 October.

From TheJournal.ie Government to hold referendum on lowering voting age to 16 Voting Rights

Government to hold referendum on lowering voting age to 16

The referendum is likely to be held on the same day as a number of other votes designed to modernise the Constitution.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 16? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 16?

The Government is going to hold a referendum to lower the voting age. Good idea?

Good news! You can now change your mind about TheJournal.ie comments

You can change the way you “thumb” in the apps.

From TheJournal.ie Pics: Filipino voters hit the polls in vital elections of over 18,000 politicians Philippines

Pics: Filipino voters hit the polls in vital elections of over 18,000 politicians

The country’s president is hoping to secure a majority in both houses of parliament so he can push through reforms in the country’s corruption-ridden system.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Are political families healthy for democracy? Opinion

Column: Are political families healthy for democracy?

Name recognition surely benefits politically candidacy both here and abroad, but it shouldn’t just be the Kennys, McEntees or the Clintons that are getting involved in the politics of shaping nations – we all should be, writes Larry Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why are people disengaging with politics in Northern Ireland? Opinion

Column: Why are people disengaging with politics in Northern Ireland?

Following the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, more than 70 per cent of people turned out to elect the first assembly. Fast forward 15 years and the people seem disenchanted, but why, asks David McCann.

From TheJournal.ie Column: To bring about any change, we must redefine what we expect from our politicians Opinion

Column: To bring about any change, we must redefine what we expect from our politicians

If we want to reclaim the current political landscape we need to re-establish the ground rules for office holders and ensure their words turn into actions, writes Martin Critten.

From TheJournal.ie FG’s Helen McEntee retains father’s seat in Meath East by-election Meath East

FG’s Helen McEntee retains father’s seat in Meath East by-election

McEntee, 26, sees off the challenge of FF’s Thomas Byrne – while Labour licks its wounds after dropping down to fifth place.

From TheJournal.ie Turnout of just over 30 per cent as polls close in Meath East by-election Meath East This post contains images

Turnout of just over 30 per cent as polls close in Meath East by-election

Overall turnout in the by-election is expected to be in the low 30s as voters decided who they wanted to replace the late Shane McEntee in the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie Polling begins in the Meath East by-election Meath East

Polling begins in the Meath East by-election

There are 11 candidates in the running for the Meath East seat following the death of Shane McEntee TD.

Nun charged after voting for her deceased friend

The nun said she was trying to fulfil her late friend’s wishes in the US election.

From TheJournal.ie 75 finalists compete to have drawing displayed on Google homepage Doodle 4 Google This post contains images

75 finalists compete to have drawing displayed on Google homepage

The public vote is now open to choose a winner from doodles by school students around the country.

From TheJournal.ie Cyprus holds presidential election following heated campaign Cyprus

Cyprus holds presidential election following heated campaign

The campaign was focused on rescuing the recession-hit EU member state from bankruptcy.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think Fianna Fáil will return to government in the next election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Fianna Fáil will return to government in the next election?

A new opinion poll shows the party are back on top, but will they move across the Dáil chamber the next general election?

From TheJournal.ie Australia PM surprises with September polls announcement Australia

Australia PM surprises with September polls announcement

The Labor party leader said the move would give “shape and order” to the year.

From TheJournal.ie Pics, video: Suffragette movement 100 years ago Suffragettes This post contains images

Pics, video: Suffragette movement 100 years ago

In 1912, the suffragettes were engaged in an increasingly confrontational campaign to secure voting rights for women which included bomb attacks and hunger strikes.

From TheJournal.ie Egypt awaits referendum results as opposition cries fraud Egypt

Egypt awaits referendum results as opposition cries fraud

Opponents to the new constitution have said it will weaken human rights, particularly women’s rights and undermine the independence of the judiciary.

From TheJournal.ie Referendum website's 'Like' button illustrated bias for Yes vote Referendum

Referendum website's 'Like' button illustrated bias for Yes vote

The Supreme Court delivers its full ruling into why the Government’s website for the Children’s Referendum was not impartial.