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# Carlow-Kilkenny

Last year
# Kilkenny
Taoiseach leads tributes following death of former TD Bobby Aylward
The Kilkenny native was elected to the Dáil on three occasions.
All time
Allocation of social workers to children in foster care 'chaotic', inspection finds
At the time of the inspection, 22% of children did not have an allocated social worker.
# snakes on a sinn féin
A local radio station made election candidates handle a snake live on air
Four candidates came face-to-face with Caesar, a six-foot snake, in KCLR’s Carlow studios.
# By-election
Renua spent nearly €30k trying (and failing) to get this man elected
SIPO has released details of expenditure in the Carlow-Kilkenny by-election.
# The fightback
'It did not happen': Barry Cowen insists Averil Power wasn't laughed at
The Fianna Fáil TD gave his version of events to today.
# Endorsement
Renua looking into claims "Yes Kilkenny" was a 'front' for candidate
The party’s ethics officer Karl Deeter said he is trying to find out what happened.
# Patrick McKee
"Yes Kilkenny" referendum campaign denies it was a 'front' for Renua candidate
The campaign claimed to be “non-party”, but was run by Renua activists and endorsed Renua candidate Patrick McKee.
# CK15
Fianna Fáil has finally won a by-election
Bobby Aylward was elected early this morning.
# Carlow-Kilkenny
Finally: Fianna Fáil looks set to win a by-election
Just in case you’d forgotten, there’s an important battle for Phil Hogan’s old seat happening as well today.
Early tallies point to a YES and No campaigners concede
The nation holds its breath.
# By-election
What you need to know about the fierce battle for Phil Hogan's old seat
Big Phil is gone to Europe, so who’s in the running for his old Dáil seat in Friday’s by-election?
# By-election
FF candidate says he 'never got a letter' over expenses claims... but he got THREE
Bobby Aylward was among over a hundred politicians who received letters about over-claiming expenses six years ago.
# Homophobic
"This is about fear...": Renua candidate's poster defaced with anti-gay slurs
Paddy McKee, a Kilkenny councillor who is openly gay, quit Fianna Fáil earlier this year to run for Lucinda Creighton’s party.
# unemployed help
Young man takes on social welfare for 'age discrimination' over reduced dole
By-election candidate Adrienne Wallace says there would be outrage if ‘women or black people had to accept a lower rate’.
# Facepalm
This untaxed van parked in a loading bay is 'not a Fianna Fáil campaign vehicle'
The van was snapped in Carlow town yesterday evening.
# Red Rooster
Joan Burton made a new friend today
The Tánaiste is on the by-election campaign trail in Carlow-Kilkenny.
# Carlow-Kilkenny
Defection: Renua poaches Fianna Fail councillor for by-election
Patrick McKee is set to be announced as the new party’s candidate in Carlow-Kilkenny tomorrow.
# elections made easy
Not sure who to vote for? This app will tell you
Smartvote to the rescue.
# Constituency Commission
Confirmed: Dáil to lose 8 TDs with confirmation of boundary changes
Ministers have agreed to table new laws enforcing cuts to the size of the Dáil, in line with independent recommendations.
# Dáil boundaries
Constituency report: Dáil loses 8 TDs in radical boundary shake-up
The report of the Constituency Commission cuts the number of TDs, with significant boundary reforms.
# Count
Six key constituencies to watch in today's referendum count
There’s a couple of bell-weather areas which, if the past is anything to go by, could give a hint as to the total outcome.
# Oops
Would you trust this man to tell you a website is secure?
Phil Hogan told the public not to worry about security on the household charge website – but his own site is so dangerous that most browsers won’t even open it.
# Pensions
Former minister received €7,400 in pension entitlements - by accident
Fianna Fáil’s John Browne was mistakenly paid €7,396.31 in ministerial pensions – which he’s not entitled to as a sitting TD.
# Coalition
Opposition 'still an option' for Labour, chiefs believe
Labour’s National Council gives its go-ahead for coalition talks with FG – but says it won’t fly straight into government.
# GE11
The Half Past Fix: 3.30pm
Every hour – on the half hour – brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.
# GE11
Carlow-Kilkenny fills two more seats
# Campaigns
Out to launch: The jargon and the jibes of party campaigns
This morning, Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and Labour dusted down the soapboxes as they give green light to first day of electioneering.
# debates
"Anyone, anywhere": Deputy leaders respond to Mary Hanafin's call for debate
Joan Burton says yes to request for deputy leaders’ debate but Mary White still wants it to be an all-women affair. (Sorry, James Reilly).
# debates
Mary Hanafin wants deputy leaders' debate
Four out of five deputy leaders are women so the Greens’ Mary White may well get her all-women (almost) debate after all.