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Dublin: 13 °C Sunday 21 December, 2014


# elections - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

# elections - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge Someone named ‘Captain Jack Sparrow’ ran for election in the United States Sparrow

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Catch up as you wake up.

# elections - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Republicans eye the Senate in close midterm vote

Democrats could lose Senate seats in as many as 10 states.

# elections - Monday 20 October, 2014

Opinion: US midterm elections – why they’re important to America and the world USA

Opinion: US midterm elections – why they’re important to America and the world

The midterms are equally worthy of your attention as the US presidential elections.

# elections - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

You could soon be able to vote while on your holidays

There’s nothing like missing a good vote to make you homesick.

# elections - Monday 15 September, 2014

# elections - Friday 15 August, 2014

A Colorado town is suing all its voters after an incredibly messy election

The town of Montezuma has 61 voters, and 12 of them ran for mayor.

# elections - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge A small town in America has elected a dog as their mayor This Is Dog

A small town in America has elected a dog as their mayor

The 7-year-old will be sworn in on Saturday.

# elections - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Ex-IRA man, anti-drugs campaigner, occasional Joe Dolan impersonator: Meet the Lord Mayor

Christy Burke’s been the headlines recently for his comments about the British royal family. He sat down at the Mansion House this week for a chat about his past, and his plans for the next 12 months…

We spent €35k last year monitoring elections in Tajikistan, Armenia and Azerbaijan

The current roster of election observers, drawn up in May of last year, includes about 200 people with previous experience of elections or public office.

# elections - Friday 20 June, 2014

Opinion: Losing the election hit so hard I thought I might never recover

When I heard the vote count, I felt like I’d been thrown off a moving train, whipped, dragged and tortured.

# elections - Sunday 8 June, 2014

That’s all, folks: The six remaining local election seats have been filled

Three Fine Gael, two Sinn Féin, and one Fianna Fáil councillors have been elected to Monaghan County Councils.

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.

# elections - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Ex-army chief Sisi declared Egypt’s president-elect with 96.9% of votes

It comes almost a year after he overthrew elected Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi.

# elections - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

McDonald: ‘You are not regarded as competent. Have you got that message Taoiseach?’

Enda Kenny said that Sinn Féin just want to promise free services and haven’t a notion how to pay for it.

# elections - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Kenny and Gilmore off to Brussels to discuss outcome of European elections

The European leaders will discuss the impact of the election results as well as the Ukraine crisis.

Number of women sitting on local councils jumps by 30 per cent

Fianna Fáil has the lowest proportion with just 14 per cent of their elected councillors being women.

# elections - Monday 26 May, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about Gilmore resigning, the elections and two bodies found in search of missing Dublin men.

This was not a vote of anger, it was a vote of community

The Taoiseach says it was anger that led to his party’s poor performance over the weekend, but the problem is more fundamental than that.

# elections - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Here are 9 things we learned from the 2014 local elections

It’s been good for Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil but bad for Labour and Fine Gael. But what about the Greens, Socialists and independents? We take stock of the local elections as the counts draw to a close.

Poll: Do you think Eamon Gilmore should step down as Labour leader? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Eamon Gilmore should step down as Labour leader?

There has been some criticism of the Labour leader after the party received just 7 per cent of the vote in the local elections.

How does the government deal with the ‘loud and clear” message of the voters?

Labour’s electoral “shellacking” and a far from impressive performance from Fine Gael means there is plenty for both parities to consider in the days and weeks ahead.

Victory, despair and an eye on the rugby at the RDS

As the results rolled in, the candidates seeking election to Dublin City Council took it differently.

# elections - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about the elections, an Irish man who drowned in Sydney and shootings in California and Brussels.

“We want to use our mandate wisely” – Gerry Adams vows to build on election gains Pledge This post contains videos

“We want to use our mandate wisely” – Gerry Adams vows to build on election gains

Adams said that his party could now be the biggest in Dublin as well as Belfast.

Micheál Martin is delighted for Kate Feeney…and Mary Hanafin did well too

The publicity over the Fianna Fáil strategy in Blackrock appears to have paid off.

Ex-Fianna Fáil TD Chris Andrews set to top poll for Sinn Féin

Andrews is from a strong Fianna Fáil family but will join Dublin City Council for his new party.

Aaron McKenna: A citizen’s guide to fighting the scourge of cable ties left on lamp posts

Political hopefuls call for better public spaces, clean streets, motherhood and apple pie – but many are happy to leave their campaigning rubbish about.

# elections - Friday 23 May, 2014

Why are schools used as polling places?

There are some very sensible reasons why hundreds of primary schools will close today to facilitate voting.

Countdown’s over (finally), here’s what you need to vote today

You don’t need a polling card, but might need some ID.

# elections - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Here’s what happened when a group of children held an election today

The children of Craggagh NS cast their ballots today. Here’s how it went…

Opinion: Sickened with politics and politicians? Then you should vote tomorrow

If you’re feeling disillusioned with politics, you’re not alone – and that’s why you need to make your voice heard.

Larry Donnelly: Do political candidates really enjoy canvassing? I’ll never fully believe that

Recent canvassing has reminded me of my own first foray as a political candidate: I was 22 years old, nomination papers in hand, knees knocking together.

# elections - Monday 19 May, 2014

A tale of two parties: Here’s how the Euros are shaping up, four days ahead of D-Day

Politicians will be blitzing the country this week. But after a raft of polls in the last few days, certain patterns are becoming clear….

Voting in Limerick, but not sure for who? This will help

A one-stop-shop for Limerick voters that tells you what candidate best matches your views.

# elections - Sunday 18 May, 2014

From banning Galway people entering Meath to using Grindr: The evolution of election literature

A rundown of political communication methods since the 1920s.

Noel Rock: I’m taking €0 expenses – here’s why

Unvouched expenses would not be tolerated in the any other business, and taxpayers shouldn’t have to tolerate it either.

# elections - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Winning this election isn’t crucial to this candidate – he just wants to spread direct democracy

Jan Van De Ven is running as a candidate in the Ireland South constituency, and if elected would introduce a system of eDemocracy.

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