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#Local Elections

# local-elections - Sunday 3 June, 2018

Opinion: 'I want to invite every woman in this country to run for election'

Our local elections next year are a great opportunity for progress and change. Think about running, writes Ciairín de Buis.

# local-elections - Friday 4 May, 2018

A mixed bag for May and Corbyn while UKIP vote obliterated in English local elections

Both the Tories and Labour had lost a set of key councils, but had made gains in overall numbers.

# local-elections - Friday 5 May, 2017

May Day for Theresa as UKIP wiped out and Labour pains for Jeremy Corbyn

The local election results offered very good news for the Conservative party.

# local-elections - Sunday 20 March, 2016

Local councillors are seeking a 40% pay rise

Local representatives feel they are being shortchanged by an increased workload after the implementation of local government reform.

# local-elections - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Garret FitzGerald really, really did not like Sinn Féin in 1985

The then Taoiseach even reached out to his nemesis Charles Haughey in an attempt to stymie Gerry Adams’ party.

# local-elections - Thursday 17 December, 2015

This man's Supreme Court win could have big consequences for future elections

The Supreme Court has ordered a total recount of local election votes in the Listowel area.

# local-elections - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Joan Burton has spoken about having Eamon Gilmore 'shot at dawn'

Gilmore has suggested he was thrown to the wolves by his former deputy upon stepping down as Labour leader in July 2014.

# local-elections - Monday 18 May, 2015

This election candidate got ZERO votes

He says he definitely voted for himself.

# local-elections - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

The 10 most read stories on TheJournal.ie this year

John Gilligan, child rescue alerts, and the local elections – these are the stories you read this year.

# local-elections - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Overlooked Seanad hopeful who quit Fine Gael is now working for Lucinda Creighton

Samantha Long is working as a secretary for the former Fine Gael minister.

# local-elections - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Ukrainian rebels have been offered very limited self-rule

It comes as Ukraine and the EU ratify an association agreement that Poroshenko called the first step towards EU membership.

# local-elections - Monday 15 September, 2014

Fewer young people are registering to vote – so what’s the solution?

Young people voted in their droves for Sinn Féin and Independent candidates.

# local-elections - Friday 20 June, 2014

Opinion: Losing the election hit so hard I thought I might never recover

When I heard the vote count, I felt like I’d been thrown off a moving train, whipped, dragged and tortured.

# local-elections - Monday 9 June, 2014

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

# local-elections - Sunday 8 June, 2014

That's all, folks: The six remaining local election seats have been filled

Three Fine Gael, two Sinn Féin, and one Fianna Fáil councillors have been elected to Monaghan County Councils.

Who is your new local councillor? Here's a list of everyone elected

A comprehensive list of everyone who has nabbed a seat.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about calls for an investigation into mother-and-baby homes, a hijacked taxi, and new pyrite issues.

The six local election seats still empty will be filled by this afternoon

Voting in Ballybay-Clones had been postponed following the death of a candidate.

# local-elections - Monday 2 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge If you’re one of the 396 people who voted for this guy then you’re owed a big sloppy horse kiss Animal Affection

# local-elections - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Just how toxic is the Labour party?*

*A thoroughly non-scientific analysis.

# local-elections - Monday 26 May, 2014

Here's how many seats each party holds on your local council

What group is dominating local politics in your area?

The 9 at 9: Monday

Morning folks. They’re still counting in some areas around the country, here are the nine big stories you need to know.

The final stretch: Fewer than 40 council seats still to be filled

Counting is due to resume in most areas at 10am this morning.

This was not a vote of anger, it was a vote of community

The Taoiseach says it was anger that led to his party’s poor performance over the weekend, but the problem is more fundamental than that.

Election 2014 as it happened: Local and European results

Find out who has won a seat, who’s arguing over the results, and who’s stormed out of the count centre…

# local-elections - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Adams thinks Kenny should leave government, not be discussing future coalitions

As for Sinn Féin and Fine Gael sharing power? “It would be a most unlikely alliance.”

Here are 9 things we learned from the 2014 local elections

It’s been good for Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil but bad for Labour and Fine Gael. But what about the Greens, Socialists and independents? We take stock of the local elections as the counts draw to a close.

Gerry Adams: We didn't have enough candidates to capitalise on Sinn Féin's popularity

“If we had been able to run more – and we knew this – we would have got more votes.”

Recount central: Get ready for another long day of #le14

Local election counts went on into the dawn chorus – and many electoral areas face a recount today…

As it happened: Local election results 2014 SATURDAY

Find out who has won a seat, who is ripping up their posters – and who is arguing over the result.

# local-elections - Saturday 24 May, 2014

In Photos: The painstaking and forensic process of counting the votes

Open ballot box. Take out votes. Sort out first preferences. Repeat ad nauseum.

Highest number of women TDs EVER if female candidates win two by-elections

If the two female candidates tipped for the top are successful there will be 27 female TDs.

Analysis: It's looking bad for Labour, but good for Sinn Féin and independents

It’s very early days but here’s the picture that’s emerging from the local and European election tallies so far.

Independents' Day: Exit poll shows non-party candidates topping the poll

Support for Labour has slumped to just 7 per cent.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Morning, folks. Here’s everything you need to know on this election count day.

Aaron McKenna: A citizen’s guide to fighting the scourge of cable ties left on lamp posts

Political hopefuls call for better public spaces, clean streets, motherhood and apple pie – but many are happy to leave their campaigning rubbish about.

# local-elections - Friday 23 May, 2014

Countdown's over (finally), here's what you need to vote today

You don’t need a polling card, but might need some ID.

# local-elections - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Opinion: Sickened with politics and politicians? Then you should vote tomorrow

If you’re feeling disillusioned with politics, you’re not alone – and that’s why you need to make your voice heard.

Election 2014: Finally, the long-anticipated 'Nidge' endorsement...

Who’s going to argue with Nidge?

Larry Donnelly: Do political candidates really enjoy canvassing? I’ll never fully believe that

Recent canvassing has reminded me of my own first foray as a political candidate: I was 22 years old, nomination papers in hand, knees knocking together.

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