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Thursday 25 February, 2016

9 things we learned from the general election campaign

It’s all over bar the voting.

Sitting on the dock of the bay, Enda and Joan make one last plea

Tea, scones and one last appeal to the voters in Dublin today.

Last poll: Fine Gael and Labour could be within touching distance of re-election

A poll carried out by DIT for TheJournal.ie has Fine Gael slightly higher than the recent polls.

Wednesday 24 February, 2016

The TrailFix: Has Enda snatched defeat from the jaws of victory?

The best and worst bits from today’s #ge16 campaign trail.

As they fight for their lives, Labour warns that people could get a government they don't want

The Taoiseach and Tánaiste made their final pitches to voters in Dublin today.

Renua wants elderly to use apps to stay in touch - but OAPs must buy the phones

The party says it’s “challenging stereotyping of elderly” but the measure has been criticised as “a bit mad”.

Tuesday 23 February, 2016

The TrailFix: The curious case of Enda, Micheál and the rotating taoiseach

The best and worst bits from today’s #ge16 campaign trail.

Sinn Féin looking into claim that canvasser told constituent to 'f*** off'

The incident is alleged to have happened on a doorstep in Dublin Bay North last week.

Mattie calls in the guards after local paper labels him a Fine Gael candidate

The independent TD said it “beggars belief” that the mistake was made by The Nationalist.

Monday 22 February, 2016

Most people would give up tax cuts for greater spending on health services

Over half of people would forgo tax cuts for greater investment in health.

The TrailFix: When will Enda stop putting his foot in it?

The best and worst bits from today’s #ge16 campaign trail.

Gardaí called after Sinn Féin leaflets 'removed from letterboxes'

A dispute between Fine Gael TD James Bannon and Sinn Féin hopeful Paul Hogan saw the gardaí called in Longford this evening.

'Mea culpa and I’m sorry about that': Enda finally apologises for THAT 'whingers' remark

Opposition politicians have heavily criticised the Taoiseach for remarks in Castlebar on Saturday.

Candidate says Fine Gael's 'boys club mentality' has her 'making the tea'

Stephanie Regan believes she has been “jettisoned” by her own party in Dublin Bay North.

Lucinda the 'watchdog' thinks someone's out to smear her character

The Renua leader said the election is “make or break” for her party.

Micheál and Enda were heckled on the campaign trail this morning

The Fianna Fáil leader was confronted by anti-austerity protesters.

Sunday 21 February, 2016

Leo would make a better leader of Fine Gael - poll

Nearly half of people think the Health Minister would make a better leader of Fine Gael than Enda Kenny.

Friday 19 February, 2016

The TrailFix: Does anyone have any idea what's going to happen?

The best and worst bits from today’s #ge16 campaign trail.

Labour senator hits out at 'sexism' in the party after being ignored for 'monster canvass'

Senator Mary Moran has hit out at a ‘monster canvass’ organised for her constituency running mate Ged Nash.

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Mary Lou had a row with a concerned citizen on Grafton Street this morning

“I just felt so incensed about it, I saw you here, and I had to say it.”

O'Callaghan vs. Rock: Which one of these two can we trust?

In our fifth High Table Election Debate, it’s Fianna Fáil against Fine Gael.

Thursday 18 February, 2016

The TrailFix: We need to talk about Gerry's maths problem

The best and worst bits from today’s #ge16 campaign trail.

'Gerry Adams Maths School': Michael Noonan lashes Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin

The Finance Minister took aim at the opposition parties as Fine Gael struggles in the polls.

Labour wants to replace the Eighth Amendment with a UK-style abortion law

The party has outlined its plans to hold a referendum on the abortion ban if returned to government.

Sinn Féin TD quits after 'vicious' efforts to undermine her

Sandra McLellan is now contemplating unemployment.

Wednesday 17 February, 2016

The TrailFix: What on earth has gone wrong with Fine Gael?

The best and worst bits from today’s #ge16 campaign trail.

Sinn Féin claims RTÉ has been refusing to give it coverage Row

Sinn Féin claims RTÉ has been refusing to give it coverage

The party complained to the national broadcaster yesterday.

Joan slams critics of her hands and says she's not 'Downton Abbey and teacups'

The Tánaiste suggested that sexism lays behind criticism of her body language in Monday’s debate.

Tuesday 16 February, 2016

The TrailFix: Surely these lads could put their differences aside and cut a deal?

The best and worst bits from today’s #ge16 campaign trail.

With 10 days left, the latest poll is very bad news for Fine Gael

The party has dropped five points since the election started.

Is this the most boring constituency in Ireland?

Just six candidates are running in three-seat Laois where many believe the result is a foregone conclusion.

Fine Gael wants to increase the dole by €27*

*But the payment will be scaled back the longer a person is out of work.

People are bankrupting themselves to help the SocDems - Catherine Murphy

The new party is garnering more attention after last night’s leaders’ debate.

Monday 15 February, 2016

9 things you need to know about the Claire Byrne Live seven-way debate

An eventful night at the University of Limerick.

The TrailFix: Why is Fianna Fáil having a good election - and can it continue?

The best and worst bits from today’s #ge16 campaign trail.

Enda: I've already ruled out Fianna Fáil 10 times - and I'm doing it again

The Taoiseach insists he was the first party leader to rule out coalition with Fianna Fáil.

Barry Cowen says he wants to lead Fianna Fáil

But he added that Micheál Martin is pitching himself as an alternative Taoiseach.

Sunday 14 February, 2016

All over the country, Fine Gael and Labour's biggest problem could be each other

Analysis: In several constituencies, Fine Gael and Labour look set to battle it out for the last seat.

Friday 12 February, 2016

The TrailFix: Two weeks to go and - as Bertie says - we're all asleep

The best and worst bits from today’s #ge16 campaign trail.

There wasn't much love for Enda Kenny in Cork today

The Taoiseach was met with more protests in the rebel county this morning.