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Dublin: 3 °C Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Today’s News

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

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

The TrailFix: Why the polls don’t mean all that much right now

The best and worst bits from today’s #ge16 campaign trail.

Fianna Fáil TD would have ‘no problem’ doing a deal with Fine Gael*

* But only if it’s the largest party, according to justice spokesperson Niall Collins.

Revealed: Labour voted against extending Special Criminal Court’s powers in 2009

Legislation to extend the powers of the non-jury court to deal with cases involving organised crime was opposed at final stages by Joan Burton and her party.

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

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

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

Yesterday’s News

The TrailFix: Will the TV debates liven up this ‘boring’ election?

The best and worst bits from today’s #ge16 campaign trail.

Sinn Féin wants to scrap the Special Criminal Court

The party has launched its manifesto in Dublin today.

Monday 8 February, 2016

The TrailFix: Another tough week for Gerry Adams – but will it matter?

The best and worst bits from today’s #ge16 campaign trail.

Another hole has been poked in Fine Gael’s numbers

We’re heading back into the fiscal space…

Sunday 7 February, 2016

‘When you tell the truth in politics you get into trouble – but the truth helps me sleep at night’ Shatter Resistant This post contains videos

‘When you tell the truth in politics you get into trouble – but the truth helps me sleep at night’

Alan Shatter opens up on the controversies that forced him to resign, Leo Varadkar and whether he says ‘hello’ to Mick Wallace.

‘Prove it, prove it!’: Noonan blames media and insists he didn’t get his maths wrong

The Finance Minister has been defending his party’s economic plans today.

Saturday 6 February, 2016

Alan Shatter has a lot to say about ‘venomous’ online abuse

“I think we have a problem here.”

Friday 5 February, 2016

The phantom €2 billion: How everyone except Sinn Féin got the maths wrong

The fiscal space continues to be the main talking point of the general election campaign.

The TrailFix: The gloves are off as Gerry and Joan go at it

The best and worst bits from today’s #ge16 campaign trail.

Alan Kelly is astonished at claims he verbally attacked Newstalk presenter

“I don’t think that’s a fair question. No, obviously not.”

Joan Burton warns voters to ‘beware of Sinn Féin creeping in the night’

Labour and Sinn Féin launched their general election campaigns today.

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The TrailFix: Is it time to start thinking the unthinkable?

The best and worst bits from today’s #ge16 campaign trail.

Thursday 4 February, 2016

Peter Mathews has been diagnosed with cancer

The independent TD said he still intends to contest the general election.

Does Fine Gael’s shiny new economic plan actually stack up?

Warning: There is a lot of fiscal space in this article.

Alan Shatter told us all about his famous campaign balls Shatter-ing Stuff This post contains videos

Alan Shatter told us all about his famous campaign balls

The Fine Gael TD has an unusual election prop.

A new poll shows that no one is going to win this election

A hung Dáil could be on the cards.

The TrailFix: Creamy cakes, jargon and smashed glass as we FINALLY get underway

The best and worst bits from today’s #ge16 campaign trail.

Wednesday 3 February, 2016

It’s on: The general election will be held on 26 February

The Dáil is dissolved and the campaign starts now.

Joan Burton says Alan Kelly is ‘an incredibly obedient employee’ Election Fever This post contains videos

Joan Burton says Alan Kelly is ‘an incredibly obedient employee’

Meanwhile, Gerry Adams says that 15 seats would be a good election for Sinn Féin.

Politicians were breaking the law all over Ireland last night

Before the Dáil was dissolved and the election called, some politicians started scaling lampposts a bit too early.

TheJournal.ie election centre: Check out your candidates here

It’s your essential guide to Election 2016.

The phoney war is over as Enda finally heads to the park

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

Ryan vs. McCarthy: These two lads had a mighty row about the trauma of government

In our third election debate, Labour and the Greens do battle on the environment and being in government.

Tuesday 2 February, 2016

There were premature poster erections all over Ireland last night

Getting ahead of themselves.

Stand down: Enda won’t be calling the election until tomorrow

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

Monday 1 February, 2016

Nearly everyone wants the election held on a Friday

A new poll shows strong support for Friday over Thursday.

Renua TD’s premature poster erection in north Dublin

Posters urging people to Vote No 1 for Terence Flanagan are appearing a little early in Dublin Bay North.

Slapped down: Joan Burton insists she IS Alan Kelly’s boss

The Labour deputy leader said yesterday that in politics “you are your own boss”.

Everyone hopes Enda will reveal all tomorrow

We mean the date of the election of course.

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What is the ‘fiscal space’ and why does it matter?

It’s a phrase you’ll be hearing a lot from the political parties in the coming months.

Sunday 31 January, 2016

Why can’t this guy just get angry and sort out the Luas strike?

Paschal Donohoe has been criticised for his hands-off approach to the various public transport disputes.

Saturday 30 January, 2016

7 things we learned at the Labour conference

At its last big gathering before the election, Labour was doing an awful lot of standing up in Mullingar today.

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