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#GE16

# ge16 - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spent thousands of euro targeting voters with Facebook ads

Both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael targeted voters through social media during the general election

# ge16 - Friday 13 January, 2017

'I forgot to give them a receipt': James Reilly referred to gardaí by Sipo over €1k election donation

Under Sipo rules, the maximum cash donation that may be accepted by a candidate during the general election is €200.

# ge16 - Thursday 22 December, 2016

THE WINNERS: These are all the TDs that have been elected

It’s been a long weekend and these lads and ladies have already passed the post.

# ge16 - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Fine Gael TD fined €3,000 for littering with 'Keep the recovery going' posters

Dublin City Council brought charges against Noel Rock for breaking litter laws.

# ge16 - Friday 6 May, 2016

Who's in? Who's out? These are your new ministers

Enda Kenny revealed his Cabinet this afternoon.

# ge16 - Friday 29 April, 2016

Which Independents are open to talking to Enda Kenny?

As talks between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are tipped to be coming to an end – the spotlight turns to the independents.

# ge16 - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

Fianna Fáil says it's now 'end game' and wants Dáil debate on water

The party wants the debate to be held tomorrow.

# ge16 - Monday 25 April, 2016

FactCheck: How much have TDs and ministers been paid since the election?

And are they really “doing nothing”? TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck is on the case.

# ge16 - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

Enda Kenny offers Micheál Martin a full partnership government as leaders finally talk

The meeting between Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin began at 8.30pm.

# ge16 - Sunday 20 March, 2016

Jack Chambers has taken some heat on social media, but public figures get criticised all the time

Columnist Julien Mercille writes that if we start policing the internet for online abuse we can say goodbye to freedom of speech.

# ge16 - Thursday 10 March, 2016

There has been a sharp rise in Irish Water cancellations since the general election

The revelation will come as a further blow to the future of water charges.

# ge16 - Monday 7 March, 2016

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael need to get with the message from Irish voters

There’s no need to panic, this is a political evolution, not a crisis, writes Maura Adshead.

# ge16 - Sunday 6 March, 2016

Getting more women in the Dáil can't be a once off thing, such progress must continue

In comparison to the 2011 general election, there has been an increase of over 40% in the number of women in the Dáil.

# ge16 - Friday 4 March, 2016

The Independent Alliance had a "constructive" meeting with Enda

It comes ahead of the vote for Taoiseach next Thursday.

Half of Irish people think freer abortion access should be priority for next government

Almost three quarters of the people polled think there should be a referendum to allow the people to vote on the Eighth amendment.

Fianna Fáil are back, and they're no longer 'male, stale and outside the Pale'

The party managed to claw its way back into the Dáil, in crucial constituencies across Ireland, including Dublin. And they finally have some female TDs.

# ge16 - Thursday 3 March, 2016

From The Daily Edge 10 things about Ireland's general election the world needs to understand Glad It's Over

10 things about Ireland's general election the world needs to understand

Political discourse can involve One Direction. That’s how it works here.

THE LOSERS: The TDs we're saying goodbye to after they lost their seats

It’s been a rough couple of days for these well-known faces.

Labour just had the worst election in its 104-year history

It might sound impossible, but Labour’s devastating defeat is even worse than it looks.

Labour's Willie Penrose has taken the last Dáil seat after an epic count

The marathon count went on all night – here’s who’s left standing this morning…

# ge16 - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

The Longford-Westmeath recount is back underway

It’s the fifth day of the epic count.

# ge16 - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

We now have more female TDs than ever before - but do we really have gender quotas to thank?

A comprehensive analysis of the historic election of 35 women to the 32nd Dáil.

A Labour loss in the 'group of death' and now there are just 2 seats up for grabs

Our liveblog of today’s events, as they happened.

'Group of Death': Minister for Drugs Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has lost his Dáil seat

As rules stand now, it looks like Labour will lose its speaking rights in the chamber.

# ge16 - Monday 29 February, 2016

The low-downs: The 11 candidates who secured the least votes this election

Strange policies, late announced-campaigns and relative obscurity didn’t help these former Dáil hopefuls.

Poll-toppers: The 10 candidates who secured the most votes this election

Independents, party leaders and long-time TDs are all in the mix.

In or out: What happened to the Fine Gael and Labour ministers?

It’s been a weekend of drama. As the dust settles, who’s left standing for Fine Gael and Labour?

# ge16 - Sunday 28 February, 2016

'Up Fianna Fáil, we're back!': How the party reclaimed 'Fine Gael country' A Weekend In Mayo This post contains videos

'Up Fianna Fáil, we're back!': How the party reclaimed 'Fine Gael country'

The recovery that happened wasn’t the one Fine Gael had in mind.

THE NEWBIES: Introducing your new first-time TDs

Meet the new kids on the block.

James Reilly loses Dáil seat, says he will now consider his future in politics

The Fine Gael deputy leader looked unlikely from early on to take a seat in north Co Dublin.

From The Daily Edge Alan Kelly's re-election reaction is already turning into a glorious meme Helluva Drug

Two Healy-Rae brothers elected to the Dáil

Michael is bringing brother Danny from the Kingdom to Leinster House.

Five simple reasons the government got the mood of the people so wrong

The government’s electoral campaign emphasised the two slogans of “economic recovery” and “stability” failed to convince many voters, writes columnist Julien Mercille.

15 pictures that got us through election count day

Bustle and boredom. agony and ecstasy.

# ge16 - Saturday 27 February, 2016

Incredible - Maureen O'Sullivan has come back from the dead to take the final seat in Dublin Central From The Jaws Of Defeat This post contains videos

Incredible - Maureen O'Sullivan has come back from the dead to take the final seat in Dublin Central

The independent TD has retained her seat with a last-gasp charge at the 11th count.

Candidate removed from Mayo count centre after approaching Enda Kenny

Stephen Manning was removed from the building after an exchange with security.

Re-elected Enda Kenny: "Democracy is always exciting - but merciless"

Kenny admits FG-Lab coalition is out but won’t be pressed on linking with Fianna Fáil.

The votes have been cast and the count is ready to begin - what happens now?

Garda escorts, thousands of staff and boxes and boxes of votes – it’s count day.

# ge16 - Friday 26 February, 2016

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