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# general-election - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

Australian PM takes 'full responsibility' for disastrous election, but won't resign

Malcolm Turnbull also attacked opponents, accusing them of a dishonest scare campaign.

# general-election - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

Australians can vote for the Sex Party, Hemp Party and Smokers' Rights Party in this week's election

Voting is mandatory in Australia for all adults, with turnout never falling below 90% since it became compulsory in 1924.

# general-election - Sunday 26 June, 2016

Spanish voters go back to the polls for second election in six months

The last general elections in December resulted in a hung parliament and parties failed to agree on a coalition.

# general-election - Saturday 11 June, 2016

'The only objective was to get Enda and Fine Gael back in and it's done'

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes is working on a committee investigating the controversial Panama Papers.

# general-election - Monday 16 May, 2016

"Renua was branded as 'Fine Gael Lite' - we are a centralist party"

Lucinda Creighton has stepped down as the party leader. What’s next for the party?

# general-election - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Micheál Martin reckons Sinn Féin are "twisting history" with their 1916 events

The FF leader’s no fan of the event Sinn Féin is running at the Ambassador.

# general-election - Saturday 16 April, 2016

Irish voters backed 'local lunatics' instead of being sensible - Michael O'Leary

The Ryanair boss has a view on the current political deadlock.

# general-election - Saturday 5 March, 2016

Abolishing water charges is a return to the policies that collapsed our economy

Troika observers reading our newspapers must be banging their heads against their desks and screaming at their monitors: “You’re. Screwing. It. Up. Again.”

# general-election - 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.

# general-election - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

‘I’m a first time voter and I got to see democracy unfold in front of my eyes at the RDS’

Ruby Hughes was let loose in the RDS count centre and loved it.

# general-election - Monday 29 February, 2016

AS IT HAPPENED: Counts, checks and courts as Monday dragged for wannabe TDs

It’s been a long weekend. Stay with us as the count continues.

# general-election - Sunday 28 February, 2016

Power recount: Dublin Bay North’s Group of Death goes into Monday

They didn’t overstate how close this massive five-seater could be.

Legal heavyweights called in, as full recount to get under way in Dublin South-West

We’ll be taking it from the top at Citywest from 9am tomorrow.

PLAY-BY-PLAY: Three recounts and a decimated Cabinet

Everything you need to know as counting goes into its second day.

Full recounts in at least two constituencies – so how does it work?

In many constituencies, it has been nerve-wrackingly close.

WHERE IT’S AT: Neck and neck between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as counts go through the night

We have all the news, results and reaction for what has been one of the most dramatic elections in recent times.

# general-election - Saturday 27 February, 2016

Renua leader Lucinda Creighton has lost her Dáil seat

The Renua leader has been eliminated.

Former Justice Minister Alan Shatter loses Dáil seat

The former minister for justice lost his seat to the deputy leader of the Green Party Catherine Martin.

“It’s fantastic!”: Shane Ross on becoming the first TD elected to the 32nd Dáil

Early celebrations in Dublin Rathdown.

# general-election - Friday 26 February, 2016

Here’s the great TheJournal.ie guide to voting in an Irish election

Everything you ever wanted to know about voting, but were too afraid to ask…

Prisoners can vote – so why don’t they?

The voting ban in British prisons has been a source of controversy, but here, just one in five who register decide to fill in their ballot papers.

# general-election - Thursday 25 February, 2016

'Gender quotas won't substantially alter the outcome of the next Dáil'

The question of gender quotas continues to be a turbulent issue, not only in Ireland, writes Jason O’Sullivan.

WATCH: Lucinda trumps Enda and Joan at the steady hand challenge Three Bumps This post contains videos

WATCH: Lucinda trumps Enda and Joan at the steady hand challenge

Could this swing some undecided voters?

‘Living in Hong Kong, my citizenship means more than just what’s written on my passport’

The ‘home to vote’ campaign pushed for us all to come home, the message is different now, writes Aaron Mc Nicholas.

# general-election - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Millenials and Celtic Tiger cubs aren’t taken seriously as people, never mind as voters

Patronising stunts aside, my generation is simply not represented in the political sphere, writes Anna O’Rourke.

From The Daily Edge Last night’s leader’s debate in 24 hilarious tweets

Last night’s leader’s debate in 24 hilarious tweets

Twitter was the real winner of last night’s debate.

Poll: Have the leaders’ debates changed how you’ll vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have the leaders’ debates changed how you’ll vote?

The election is just three days away.

# general-election - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

From Business ETC Here’s what all of the parties’ general election promises mean for your wallet Cash Money

Here’s what all of the parties’ general election promises mean for your wallet

Taxback.com’s calculator aims to show how the plans of the main parties will affect your take home pay.

More bad news for Labour in the latest opinion poll

Is a Fine Gael Fianna Fáil coalition on the horizon?

From The Daily Edge The Rubberbandits on mental health in Ireland really struck a chord Blindboy Boatclub

The Rubberbandits on mental health in Ireland really struck a chord

Blindboy Boatclub showed them.

# general-election - Monday 22 February, 2016

Poll: Do you put much stock in opinion polls? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you put much stock in opinion polls?

Yes, we know it’s a bit meta to have a poll on polls…

# general-election - Sunday 21 February, 2016

Here’s what political parties would do for Irish film and music if you elect them

We had a look at the main parties’ arts policies to see what they promise.

From The Daily Edge Tipp TD Mattie McGrath’s election song is all kinds of cringe The Man In The Van

Tipp TD Mattie McGrath’s election song is all kinds of cringe

LA LA LA LA LA LA LA MATTIE MCGRATH!

I’m out canvassing for Fianna Fáil and it’s a lot different this time around

Lots of people don’t open their doors and many don’t want to talk – but I still love canvassing, writes Donnacha Maguire.

A lot of posters are going missing in Tipperary

A trailer belonging to Independent candidate Mattie McGrath was also taken along with Sinn Féin posters.

# general-election - Saturday 20 February, 2016

What’s it like to be a first-time candidate? We went canvassing to find out

You hear a lot about water charges, unwanted trees and Angela Merkel.

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