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Wednesday 25 February, 2015

With all this good news, why is Labour so low in the polls? We asked Joan Burton...

The Tánaiste answered questions about Labour’s low poll ratings today.

Saturday 29 November, 2014

Poll: Will you vote for Sinn Féin in the next general election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you vote for Sinn Féin in the next general election?

Taoiseach Enda Kenny lashed out at the party yesterday.

Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Joan Burton: Labour will see out its term in office

The Tánaiste has said that a General Election won’t be taking place next year.

Sunday 23 November, 2014

Poll: Should a general election be held before April 2016? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should a general election be held before April 2016?

Enda Kenny plans for the Coalition to stay in Government until April 2016.

Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Three years on, here are the most memorable images of the 2011 election campaign Retrospective This post contains images

Three years on, here are the most memorable images of the 2011 election campaign

This time three years ago Ireland was in the middle of one of the most dramatic general elections the country has ever seen. Remember all these memorable moments from the campaign?

Thursday 30 January, 2014

Trust in this government is as low as trust in the last government

Banks are trusted 2 points less, at 19 per cent, according to the Edelman Trust Barometer.

Sunday 2 June, 2013

Pat Rabbitte: ‘I never said election promises were worthless’

“Isn’t that what you do during an election?”: Pat Rabbitte says his RTÉ comments were misrepresented… by Vincent Browne.

Monday 25 February, 2013

Tweeting the election: How one TD really saw the 2011 campaign

Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin kept a diary recording all his tweets – and what he really thought – throughout the 2011 election campaign. Two years on from the election, he shares some of them for the first time.

Tuesday 12 June, 2012

22-year-old becomes Ireland's youngest mayor

Green Party councillor Darcy Lonergan says she hopes to bring social growth as the new mayor of Carrickmacross.

Sunday 10 June, 2012

Éamon Ó Cuív suggests Sinn Féin have inherited Fianna Fáil values

The former party deputy leader said support had moved to Sinn Féin after Fianna Fáil deserted its roots.

Saturday 14 April, 2012

Priests, teachers and Instagram: the week in statistics

How much does it cost to live? How much are we saving? How long do we have to get a job? And plenty more…

Sunday 8 April, 2012

Election candidate demands prosecution proceedings... against himself

Diarmaid Ó Cadhla, who ran in Cork South-Central, says legislation requiring him to disclose donations is unconstitutional.

Friday 9 March, 2012

Advisers, laundry and people kicked out: the new Dáil's first year in numbers

Just how busy has the new government been? Well, they’ve cut their own pay – but they produce less legislation.

Poll: What grade would you give this Government for its first year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What grade would you give this Government for its first year?

The Labour-Fine Gael coalition took its place in the 31st Dáil on this day one year ago. How do you think it has performed?

From #danafacts to #cardiff: top hashtags of the 31st Dáil’s first year

The government’s first year in office has seen Twitter debates over Miss Piggy, print toner and internship schemes.

Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Former IFA president John Dillon released from prison hours after arrest

The farmer was jailed this morning over non-payment of fines related to his use of electronic signs during last year’s general election.

Former IFA president jailed over electronic election signs

John Dillon refused to pay a court fine after Limerick County Council complained about electronic signs he used last year.

Sunday 26 February, 2012

Seven of #GE11's youngest candidates reflect on their run

From financial difficulties to a car crash, candidates recall their campaign experiences – and give advice for any young person considering running for the Dáil.

Saturday 25 February, 2012

Poll: A year after the general election, who would you vote for now? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: A year after the general election, who would you vote for now?

It really is a year since the historic general election. But who would you give your first-preference vote to now?

Remember this? The most pivotal moments of #GE11

Plus, some of the more memorable (and funny) episodes from the campaigns.

How is Enda Kenny doing on his 'best small country' election target?

One year ago, Enda said Ireland could become “the best small country in the world” in several key areas. Here’s how far we’ve got according to experts in each…

‘I feel duped’: How voters rate their election choices one year on

Twelve months after the historic general election, we asked voters to reflect on their decisions. Here’s how they felt…

Eamon Ryan: Greens predicted property crash but didn’t do enough to warn people

In the final part of the series of interviews with politicians, Eamon Ryan explains how he hopes people will be willing to vote for the Green Party again by the next election

Friday 24 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Friday

Your nightly news round-up…

Phrases we haven’t heard since the general election… Say What? This post contains images

Phrases we haven’t heard since the general election…

Candidates couldn’t stop repeating certain phrases a year ago… what were they again?

Barry Cowen: I want to be seen as more than just Brian's brother

The Laois-Offaly TD, one of only three new Fianna Fáil TDs to be elected in last year’s general election, said he would never have ran for the Dáil if Brian Cowen hadn’t stepped down.

Thursday 23 February, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know by 9am: Post-mortems due in Carlow, government to unveil back-to-work programme, and did your ancestors cause ‘malicious injury to a bicycle’?

Paul Gogarty: I'm considering joining Fianna Fáil One Year On This post contains videos

Paul Gogarty: I'm considering joining Fianna Fáil

Former Green Party TD Paul Gogarty reflects on his life since losing his seat in last year’s general election.

Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Mary O’Rourke: Current Dáil TDs are ‘not very bright or intelligent’

The former Fianna Fáil TD said that Taoiseach Enda Kenny has ‘nothing in the top storey’ – but people like him because he smiles all the time.

Tuesday 14 February, 2012

One year after #GE11: Join TheJournal.ie’s voter panel

We want to hear from people across the country: How do you feel about that historic election 12 months later?

Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Haskins to donate refunded election expenses to charities and good causes

Defeated independent Dylan Haskins received an €8,700 refund in expenses, and is distributing it between ten good causes.

Friday 3 February, 2012

Taoiseach, Noonan, Howlin among ministers claiming unvouched TDs' expenses

While the country struggles under immense financial pressure, eight cabinet ministers take expenses that can’t be audited.

This is how much your TD claimed in expenses in 2011

Figures released by the Oireachtas detail exactly how much every TD in the country claimed in expenses from the day they got elected until the end of December 2011.

Thursday 2 February, 2012

Meet the only TD in Ireland who claims NO expenses

Labour TD Eamonn Maloney says he’s not “crusading” but refuses to claim expenses as a matter of principle.

Sunday 1 January, 2012

All we want for 2012 (and what we won’t miss from 2011)

TheJournal.ie’s writers have each picked one thing that they are glad to see the back of – and one thing they are looking forward to this year.

Saturday 31 December, 2011

2011: The Year in Numbers

From #aras11 to #ge11, from Ireland’s economic black hole to the controversial household charge: We bring you all the important numbers of 2011.

Friday 30 December, 2011

Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories that you searched for in 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories that you searched for in 2011

What do Darron Gibson, Olivia O’Leary, Brian Lenihan and the ‘super-moon’ all have in common? You’re about to find out…

Obama, Cloyne and an 'elderly poet': how the world's media saw Ireland in 2011 Review 2011 This post contains videos

Obama, Cloyne and an 'elderly poet': how the world's media saw Ireland in 2011

It’s been an eventful year for the nation, here’s how the international media saw the big events.

Monday 26 December, 2011

#ge11, #Egypt, #tigerblood: the year in Twitter hashtags

From our own #aras11 to the devastation of the #Japan earthquake and tsunami, here’s how some of 2011’s most defining events were captured on Twitter…

Saturday 24 December, 2011

The most telling Irish political pictures of 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

The most telling Irish political pictures of 2011

A general election, the implosion of two parties, EU drama and a Presidential campaign – can you picture all that in one year? We tried…

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