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#General Election

# general-election - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Fianna Fáil aren’t ‘going to prostitute themselves to anyone’

Willie O’Dea isn’t keen on the idea of coalition with Fine Gael.

# general-election - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Fancy being Taoiseach Gerry? He “hasn’t given it any thought”

The Sinn Féin leader says he’s focused on being a “good republican”.

# general-election - Friday 16 January, 2015

Lucinda Creighton says she will have a candidate in every constituency

The leader of yet-to-be-named party says almost 600 people want to represent it in the next general election.

# general-election - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Bez we can: Happy Mondays dancer launches election bid

“Shake your maracas if you’re against the frackers.”

# general-election - Monday 12 January, 2015

# general-election - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Fine Gael aren’t sending ANY representatives to Vincent Browne’s constituency debates

Labour is also holding fire on sending representatives to The People’s Debate with Vincent Browne.

Frank Flannery could be returning to Fine Gael – but not everyone’s happy

There’s been a mixed reaction in Fine Gael to news that the former strategist could return ahead of the general election.

# general-election - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Micheál Martin: The IRA ‘calls the shots’ in Sinn Féin

But Gerry Adams denied that was the case today.

# general-election - Monday 15 December, 2014

Just how many new parties are we going to have before the next election? Explainer This post contains videos

Just how many new parties are we going to have before the next election?

There’s lots of talk but little action so far. Here’s what we know…

# general-election - Sunday 14 December, 2014

Shane Ross thinks there’s a problem with ‘celebrity’ election candidates Almost Famous This post contains videos

Shane Ross thinks there’s a problem with ‘celebrity’ election candidates

The independent TD hasn’t spoken to David McWilliams or Fintan O’Toole, but would welcome talks.

# general-election - Saturday 13 December, 2014

‘We’re ready’: Fianna Fáil selects two familiar faces to run in the next general election

Party leader Micheál Martin and finance spokesperson, Michael McGrath, were nominated in Cork South Central.

# general-election - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Poll: Will you vote for a party or Independent candidate in the next general election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you vote for a party or Independent candidate in the next general election?

It’s looking likely that Independents will play a considerable role in the next Government.

# general-election - Monday 1 December, 2014

David Hall: What New Beginning is doing has been an abysmal failure before

David Hall: What New Beginning is doing has been an abysmal failure before

The mortgage debt advocate has slammed the planned mortgage-to-rent scheme.

# general-election - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Fianna Fáil doesn’t want ‘arrogant’ Government squeezing them out of the election debate

It’s not a straight Fine Gael/Sinn Féin choice according to Michael McGrath.

# general-election - 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.

# general-election - Friday 28 November, 2014

# general-election - 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.

# general-election - 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.

# general-election - Saturday 22 November, 2014

Opinion: Water protestors should claim victory and go home now

Good compromises exist when neither side gets all that they wanted, but something of what they needed.

# general-election - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

‘Dublin should not be allowed to play All-Ireland semi-finals in Croke Park’

The one-time promise of Cork Councillor Bernie Murphy.

# general-election - Monday 15 September, 2014

FG are “very right-wing” and not “comfortable bedfellows” for Fianna Fáil

Micheál Martin’s also said he doesn’t agree with Mary Hanafin’s point-of-view – that Ireland isn’t ready to vote his party back into power…

# general-election - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Poll: When should the next general election be held? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: When should the next general election be held?

Should the coalition go until 2016?

# general-election - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Poll: What coalition you would like to see emerge after the next General Election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What coalition you would like to see emerge after the next General Election?

What would be your dream team coalition government look like?

# general-election - Monday 26 May, 2014

VIDEO: In his last big interview, Gilmore firmly believed he’d be Labour leader in 2016 Not To Be This post contains videos

VIDEO: In his last big interview, Gilmore firmly believed he’d be Labour leader in 2016

The Tánaiste sat down with TheJournal.ie to discuss the recent problems facing the coalition and his future in government exactly a week before he announced his resignation.

# general-election - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Enda Kenny refuses to rule out coalition with Sinn Féin or Fianna Fáil

The Taoiseach said Sinn Féin has emerged from the local and European elections as “a significant political entity”. He made the comments in Castlebar this afternoon, where he narrowly avoided a group of protestors.

# general-election - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge There’s a ‘ballsy’ new party looking for your vote Parrrrtay

There’s a ‘ballsy’ new party looking for your vote

The partiest party that ever partied.

# general-election - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

VIDEO: Gilmore on whether he still wants to be Taoiseach, running in 2016 and the reshuffle Full Interview This post contains videos

VIDEO: Gilmore on whether he still wants to be Taoiseach, running in 2016 and the reshuffle Exclusive

Watch our full, wide-ranging interview with Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore at TheJournal.ie’s offices yesterday.

# general-election - 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.

# general-election - Thursday 1 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Darth Vader is running for election in Dublin* Invasion

# general-election - Monday 21 April, 2014

Mary Hanafin: Fianna Fáil are doing brutal, appalling… but I will run in next election

The former Minister said there’s still hope for her party.

# general-election - Monday 7 April, 2014

Voting has started in the world’s biggest general election in India

It’s expected that the country’s 814 milion-strong electorate will shy away from the ruling Congress party.

# general-election - Monday 10 March, 2014

Dublin Councillor calls for 50% of seats to go to women in local elections

Mary Fitzpatrick says she wants to see “a real commitment to gender equality”.

# general-election - 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?

# general-election - Monday 17 February, 2014

Eamon Ryan: It wasn’t too difficult dusting myself down and getting back

The former minister thinks he has a pretty good chance in the upcoming European elections, despite his party’s hammering in the 2011 general election.

# general-election - Sunday 12 January, 2014

What ever happened to Fine Gael’s Five Point Plan?

Jobs, political reform and an overhaul of the healthcare system were all promised in the run up to the campaign so let’s take a look at how much of that has been delivered…

# general-election - Thursday 12 December, 2013

‘It ain’t so’: Stephen Donnelly dismisses suggestion that he will join Fianna Fáil

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore made the accusation today during Leaders’ Questions in response to a question on budget cuts.

# general-election - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Mary Hanafin: I’d love to run again but I don’t know if people will vote for me

The former Fianna Fáil minister also said the Green Party is “not a political party”.

# general-election - Friday 27 September, 2013

Micheál Martin on SF or FG coalition: ‘Ridiculous’ to talk about who will be in power

The Fianna Fáil leader said he would not ‘rule anything out’ nor ‘rule anything in’.

# general-election - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Poll: How would you vote if a general election was held today? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How would you vote if a general election was held today?

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says we’ll have to wait until March 2016 but what if it was election day today? How would you vote?

# general-election - Monday 16 September, 2013

Leader of Green Party in Germany regrets 1980s ‘paedophile pamphlet’

The party supported the legalisation of sexual acts between children and adults.

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