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#General Election

# general-election - Friday 10 August, 2018

Mary Lou on Tallaght Garda Station photo: 'Fianna Fáil should pull the plug. We should have an election'

McDonald said Fianna Fáil should ‘put their foot down’ over the housing crisis and call time on this government.

# general-election - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

Poll: Do you want a general election this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want a general election this year?

There may be trouble ahead.

# general-election - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Poll: Do you want a general election this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want a general election this year?

Fine Gael is reportedly preparing itself for a snap election.

# general-election - Friday 15 June, 2018

Sinn Féin pledges to 'abolish all student fees'

Pearse Doherty TD made the pledge at the party’s Ard Fheis in Belfast.

# general-election - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Majority don't want to see a general election this year

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has said his party is “fully determined” to avoid an election until at least the end of this year.

# general-election - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor selected as Labour candidate

O’Connor was the general president of the Ireland’s largest trade union for over 14 years.

# general-election - Sunday 18 February, 2018

Poll: Do you want there to be a general election this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want there to be a general election this year?

Two new opinion polls indicate that Fine Gael is the most popular political party in the country.

# general-election - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor's name put forward as Labour candidate

O’Connor was the general president of the Ireland’s largest trade union for over 14 years.

# general-election - Friday 1 December, 2017

Mayo GAA star lined up for general election bid to replace Enda Kenny

Alan Dillon is to put his name up for selection at the Fine Gael convention in the new year.

# general-election - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Poll: Are you glad there won't be an election before Christmas? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you glad there won't be an election before Christmas?

Frances Fitzgerald’s resignation meant that an election was avoided yesterday.

# general-election - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

As it happened: Crisis averted as Frances Fitzgerald resigns from Cabinet

The Tánaiste confirmed her resignation at Cabinet today. Here’s how the events played out.

Former minister says next Dáil may have to dissolve 'at earliest possible moment' over constituency changes High Court This post contains videos

Former minister says next Dáil may have to dissolve 'at earliest possible moment' over constituency changes

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald’s expected resignation may avert an imminent general election.

Varadkar and Martin meet again this morning in last-ditch efforts to avert Christmas election

The cabinet will meet this morning, while the Fianna Fáil front bench will meet before lunchtime.

# general-election - Monday 27 November, 2017

Former minister says having general election before constituency changes are made would be 'unconstitutional' High Court This post contains videos

Former minister says having general election before constituency changes are made would be 'unconstitutional'

Joe Costello has submitted a High Court challenge in an attempt to prevent the dissolution of the Dáil until planned constituency changes are made.

# general-election - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald to allow name to go forward in Dublin Mid West general election convention

It remains unclear whether Frances Fitzgerald will step down as Tánaiste.

# general-election - Saturday 25 November, 2017

All to play for: Timely opinion poll shows FG dropping and FF catching

The poll has been released as the country faces a potential election.

How much would a general election delay a referendum on the Eighth Amendment?

For one, a summer referendum would be out the window.

# general-election - Friday 24 November, 2017

Explainer: Why we are on the verge of a general election

Frances Fitzgerald is at the heart of a government crisis. Here’s why an email sent to her back in 2015 could bring about a general election.

# general-election - Sunday 10 September, 2017

Labour wants the HPV vaccine to be rolled out to boys sooner rather than later

The plan was originally to roll the free vaccine out to boys – but this has yet to happen.

# general-election - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Poll: Do you want a general election to be held next year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want a general election to be held next year?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar reportedly does.

# general-election - Sunday 9 July, 2017

'The big thing is I can vote for myself' - Here's what boundary changes mean for some TDs

We’re getting two more TDs and one less constituency.

# general-election - Friday 9 June, 2017

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall resigns

He said that the party was a victim of its own success, despite the fact it failed to retain its one seat in the UK general election.

With support from grime artists and actors, young voters turned out in droves for Corbyn

The youth vote appears to have been galvanised in this election, with a majority opting for Labour and Jeremy Corbyn.

Sterling tumbles in wake of UK election

The British pound saw its biggest daily fall since January.

'Theresa Dismay': Here's how the UK papers are reacting to the historic election result

The papers are united in their shock at May failing to win a majority, with many calling it a disaster.

# general-election - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Labour's Diane Abbott takes break from campaigning due to ill health General Election This post contains videos

Labour's Diane Abbott takes break from campaigning due to ill health

Jeremy Corbyn said Lyn Brown will fill in for Abbott as shadow home secretary.

# general-election - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

It's almost neck and neck between May and Corbyn ahead of Thursday's election

The Conservatives enjoy just a one point lead in the latest poll by Survation for ITV.

# general-election - Saturday 3 June, 2017

Poll: Who do you want to be the next British Prime Minister? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you want to be the next British Prime Minister?

The Labour party is catching up with the Conservatives in the polls.

# general-election - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Jeremy Paxman had May and Corbyn in his sights last night but failed to land a knockout punch Battle For Number 10 This post contains videos

Jeremy Paxman had May and Corbyn in his sights last night but failed to land a knockout punch

Corbyn faced tough questioning on his past IRA comments on Sky News and Channel 4 last night.

# general-election - Friday 26 May, 2017

Fine Gael has overtaken Fianna Fáil for first time since general election

30% of people supported Fine Gael, while Fianna Fáil came in at 27%.

Labour catching up in polls as UK politicians resume campaigning after Manchester attack

Jeremy Corbyn is expected to say that the war on terror has failed in a speech later day.

# general-election - Sunday 21 May, 2017

'It's never mattered more': Brits living in Ireland have until tomorrow to have a say in general election

UK citizens living in Ireland who registered to vote up to 15 years ago can vote in the upcoming general election.

# general-election - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Leaked manifesto and running over a cameraman's foot - it's been a bad day for Jeremy Corbyn

On the campaign trail, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had more pressing concerns than flagging poll numbers today.

# general-election - Monday 1 May, 2017

Tony Blair promises to get 'hands dirty' as he re-enters UK politics to fight Brexit

Blair will campaign to give the British people a chance to change their minds.

# general-election - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Nicola Sturgeon calls large Tory win in UK election 'a horrifying prospect'

Meanwhile, Theresa May has said a potential alliance of opposition parties would be a “coalition of chaos”.

# general-election - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

The House of Commons has voted by 522 to 13 to hold a general election on 8 June

Theresa May stunned the country yesterday when she announced her plan for an early vote.

# general-election - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Snap election to be held in UK on 8 June COME WHAT MAY This post contains videos

Snap election to be held in UK on 8 June

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said the election is a chance for the UK “to avoid a disastrous hard Brexit”.

# general-election - Sunday 9 April, 2017

Fianna Fáil may not support new Fine Gael Taoiseach if water charges debacle not resolved

The impasse between the country’s two biggest parties shows no signs of abating.

# general-election - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Sinn Féin may want one, but most Irish people are in no mood for a general election right now

A poll conducted for Claire Byrne Live has found that 57% of Irish people don’t want a general election right now.

# general-election - Friday 30 December, 2016

Enda rules out general election and Cabinet reshuffle in the near future

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has also said there’s no chance of a coalition with Fianna Fáil in the future.

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