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#General Election

# general-election - Today’s News

You risk blowing your savings on a lifetime supply of customised pens when you run for election

How much you spend on your campaign still plays a large role in determining whether you win a seat , writes Roslyn Fuller.

# general-election - Yesterday’s News

Gerry Adams has responded to Enda’s comments linking IRA weapons to Friday’s shooting

The Continuity IRA, which has its roots in a Provisional IRA split in 1986, has claimed responsibility for the attack.

# general-election - Friday 5 February, 2016

Youths cut down Labour, Fianna Fáil and Green candidate posters in Dún Laoghaire

The youths said they were “cleaning up the area”.

# general-election - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Ten apples for a euro and selfie-mania: Sinn Féin’s somewhat subdued start

Mary Lou McDonald and Peadar Tóibín and Eoin Ó Broin met with voters in Dublin City Centre today.

Garda stations were jammed with students registering to vote yesterday

Eligible voters have less than a week left to sign up.

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

A hung Dáil could be on the cards.

The primitive power of election posters cannot be underestimated

With the power of social media, one might wonder if there is a better way for election candidates to communicate directly with voters, writes Jason O’Sullivan.

# general-election - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

On the eve of election, government ploughs €10 million into making sure estates are looked after

The money will be used to streamline the ‘taking in charge’ process.

The eight things you need to know to be ready for this general election

Who runs the country now? How do you vote? And how can you check if you’re registered?

Poll: Who will you vote for in the general election? GE16 This post contains a poll

# general-election - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Michael Healy-Rae releases election music video

“Flat to the mat with his black cap”.

# general-election - Monday 1 February, 2016

Wicklow village convinces politicians to keep the place a poster-free zone during the election

Glenealy Tidy Towns say they are delighted with the result.

6 sure-fire signs that it’s election time in Ireland

Brace yourself. Canvassers are coming.

# general-election - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Fianna Fáil candidate says trailer was stolen and left on road with continuous white line

“I or my team would never intentionally cause a hazard on the road in order to gain support.”

# general-election - Monday 18 January, 2016

‘Completely different’: Peter Mathews says he’s not copying Fine Gael colours

“Anyone with an eye for art will see.”

# general-election - Saturday 16 January, 2016

8 things we learned at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Everything from why Richie Kavanagh was there to how the party will arrange for an independent watchdog to keep them in line.

# general-election - Thursday 14 January, 2016

Don’t know who to vote for? ‘Tinder for politics’ will help Smartvote This post contains videos

Don’t know who to vote for? ‘Tinder for politics’ will help

A new website links voters with candidates who have similar views.

# general-election - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Blow for the Social Democrats as councillor withdraws from election

Longford councillor Gerry Warnock cited “family and professional obligations” as the reason.

# general-election - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

An election is around the corner, but will Enda be Taoiseach again?

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

# general-election - Saturday 19 December, 2015

Support for Fine Gael and Labour has now risen above 40%

Sinn Féin have also fared well in the latest opinion poll.

# general-election - Sunday 13 December, 2015

Renua candidate steps down after labelling Vatican ‘the Antichrist’

Mary Smyth also reportedly said the Vatican was “corrupt” and “riddled with gay sex”.

If Enda was thinking election this massive poll boost for Fine Gael might just convince him

Combined support for the government parties is almost at 40%

# general-election - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

Sinn Féin now insists coalition with Fianna Fáil is ‘extremely unlikely’

Party leader Gerry Adams was more coy earlier, saying he’s only ruling out “larger conservative parties”.

# general-election - Monday 23 November, 2015

Planning to vote in the general election? You’ve only two days left to register

A quick guide to voter registration.

# general-election - Thursday 22 October, 2015

This Fine Gael TD is adamant Enda should let him defend his seat

Fine Gael deputy John Perry says Taoiseach Enda Kenny told him he could defend his seat.

# general-election - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Enda Kenny is about to contest his 12th general election

The Taoiseach, needless to say, had little trouble getting his name on the ticket for the Mayo constituency.

# general-election - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

What do people in Dublin think of Budget 2016?

We got reaction on the streets.

# general-election - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Richard Bruton left a running mate off his leaflets – but she’s more disappointed than annoyed

“It’s small beer, but it does happen. There’s no point in making a row about it.”

# general-election - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

This is the new ballot paper you’ll be using at the next election

The government has agreed to a redesign in order to make the papers more user-friendly.

# general-election - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

‘A complete joke’: People aren’t happy that Mary Hanafin has been added in Dún Laoghaire

The former minister has been controversially added in Dún Laoghaire

# general-election - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Voters are having none of Micheál Martin’s denials about possible coalition partners

A new poll shows that six out of 10 people don’t believe the Fianna Fáil leader.

# general-election - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Everything you need to know about Ireland’s next new political party

“I’m not a professional politician. I’m an average plonker that’s trying to do his best.”

# general-election - Friday 11 September, 2015

Enda Kenny wants five more years. After that? ‘God knows’

The Fine Gael leader is gearing up to lead the country once more.

# general-election - Sunday 6 September, 2015

Poll: Who will you give your second preference vote to in the next general election? Poll This post contains a poll

# general-election - Friday 4 September, 2015

Labour senator turned Soc Dem takes aim at ‘cynical’ Leinster House

He was speaking at today’s unveiling of the party’s five new general election candidates.

# general-election - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Conor Lenihan is Fianna Fáil’s latest comeback kid

The former junior minister has been approached about running in Roscommon.

# general-election - Monday 24 August, 2015

This magazine questioned whether two female politicians were good looking enough to be leaders

The piece also said one of the reasons for Margaret Thatcher’s victory in 1975 was that lots of Tory backbenchers fancied her…

Here’s the real story behind those Labour ads you might have seen lately

Just how ordinary are the ordinary people featured in the 30-second videos you might have seen in your feed?

# general-election - Friday 14 August, 2015

The next general election? You should trust the bookies a lot more than the opinion polls…

The polls got things badly wrong prior to the UK general election, and this is a trend that’s set to continue argues John Byrne.

# general-election - Saturday 8 August, 2015

Could we be about to get ANOTHER new political group?

The Anti-Austerity Alliance is in talks with People Before Profit.

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