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#General Election

# general-election - Monday 23 November, 2015

# 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.

# general-election - Sunday 26 July, 2015

Should we limit the number of election posters candidates can have? Going Postal This post contains a poll

Should we limit the number of election posters candidates can have?

One Senator thinks 400 is plenty, but not everyone agrees.

# general-election - Friday 24 July, 2015

Irish politics explained through Game of Thrones

Just like securing thrones in the HBO series, Irish elections are more about fending off contenders than truly winning popular support.

# general-election - Saturday 11 July, 2015

Alan Kelly reveals death threats against his family but says Irish Water was not a mistake

The Minister for the Environment appeared on Saturday Night with Miriam.

# general-election - Monday 15 June, 2015

Why Sinn Féin is more ready than anyone else for an election

The party has only handful of constituencies where it hasn’t selected candidates.

# general-election - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Joan Burton: Labour will be returned to power

The Tánaiste said “things would have been done differently” if the party wasn’t in government with Fine Gael.

# general-election - Monday 25 May, 2015

Averil Power launches scathing attack on Fianna Fáil as she quits party

The Senator described Micheál Martin as “a leader without any followers” and said the party is “simply not fit for government”.

# general-election - Friday 15 May, 2015

Here are the things that could push Ireland over a cliff this year

The housing market, the fallout from the UK election and the situation in the Middle East are all on the government’s radar.

# general-election - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Column: Enda’s charm offensive has begun

The Taoiseach’s rare appearance on Irish television is a firm signal that Fine Gael is gearing up for a general election – but don’t expect him on Vincent Browne any time soon.

# general-election - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Do we really need to mollycoddle so many apathetic people into voting?

Democracy is on the brain following the shock UK general election result and the pending marriage referendum here…

# general-election - Friday 8 May, 2015

From The Daily Edge Here’s the single best result of the UK general election What Katie Did Next

Here’s the single best result of the UK general election

They’re keeping Katie.

# general-election - Sunday 3 May, 2015

Someone turned an Ed Miliband campaign video into 8 Mile and it’s wonderful Bravo This post contains videos

# general-election - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Can politicians harness the power of the water movement?

They’re giving it a try.

# general-election - Saturday 25 April, 2015

‘People who restrict the freedom of movement of others are fascists’

Micheál Martin has some strong words for protesters.

# general-election - Monday 20 April, 2015

Watch: Screaming, selfie-crazed hen party mobs Ed Miliband


# general-election - Friday 17 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge Some genius made this wonderful alteration to a UKIP poster Welcome

# general-election - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Enda and Joan look beyond water … to getting your vote

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

# general-election - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Michael Healy-Rae accuses certain TDs of ‘waking up from a coma’

The outspoken TD thinks backbenchers are speaking up in a bid to get votes.

# general-election - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Watch: It’s 50 years since the first televised general election

It seems like only yesterday.

# general-election - Monday 6 April, 2015

Government accused of ‘kite-flying’ and ‘buying back votes’

Are government placing ‘good news’ stories in time for an election?

Why it looks increasingly like the general election will take place in February 2016

The dates for party ard fheiseanna and conferences are starting to give the game away.

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