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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Dublin South

All time
Former Fine Gael and Independent TD Peter Mathews has died aged 65
The former Dublin South TD announced last year he had been diagnosed with cancer.
# All White on the Night
With Labour in the doldrums, could this guy have done a better job than Joan?
Alex White reflects on his leadership bid, Labour’s election hopes and his own endangered seat.
# Can't keep a good man down
Alan Shatter says he's running for re-election, but will Fine Gael let him?
The Dublin South TD said he intends to seek re-election next year.
# Independent Taoiseach
Does Shane Ross want to be Taoiseach? His answer might surprise you...
The independent TD spoke to recently…
# Road Safety
Meet Gay Byrne's replacement as chair of the Road Safety Authority
The former deputy leader of the Progressive Democrats will hold the position for five years.
# LE14
Labour candidate filmed being heckled while canvassing in viral video wins seat
Martina Genockey gained a 9.4 per cent share of the votes.
# total mayor
Phil Hogan 'should hold plebiscite anyway' --- Lord Mayor
Oisín Quinn says the fact that 98 councillors supported the move, while only 19 voted against is as close as you get to unanimity “outside of Iraq and North Korea”.
# total mayor
Two more councils back mayor proposal, but Fingal’s ‘nay’ scuppers plan
Any of the four local authorities in the county had the power to veto the proposal to put the plan to the people of the county on 23 May.
# Industrial Action
Dublin gardaí plan work-to-rule for next week
The rank-and-file gardaí also agreed not to work in prisons if prison officers go on strike.
# 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.
# Prime Numbers
In numbers: Ireland's referendum on the Fiscal Compact
Who’s become more pro-European in the last two years? And what proportion of Irish people actually said Yes?
# St Patrick's Day
New York most popular St Patrick's Day trip for councillors
We know that Government ministers are heading far afield to spread green greetings this week – but so too are local councillors…
# Jobs
Foreign entrepreneurs should get special Irish visas - TD
It can be hard to attract rich entrepreneurs to set up business in Ireland if it’s hard for them to get a visa – so Fine Gael TD Peter Mathews has proposed a new special visa for them.
# 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
Revealed: the ten biggest winners and losers of Election 2011
We’ve totted up the figures, quantified the quotas, and worked out the ten most – and least – popular politicians in Ireland.
# GE11
Blow-by-blow: How each party fared in Election 2011
In a nutshell, where each party made its breakthroughs across the country – and where Fianna Fáil’s collapse hit hardest.
# GE11
The Half Past Fix: 11.30pm
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
In quotes: Fianna Fáil's disastrous day at the polls
How Fianna Fáil candidates have been reacting to the party’s poor performance at the polls, with one describing it as a “rebuff”.
# GE11
First Independent elected to the Dáil
Shane Ross has been elected on the first count in Dublin South and says his vote was a sign that “tribal politics” in Ireland is under siege.
# Green Party
Ciaran Cuffe insists Green Party has a future in Ireland
They’re down but not out, say the Greens.
# Green Party
"A difficult and hard day for the party", says Green's Eamon Ryan
Former Green Party minister Eamon Ryan says he is in a difficult position to hold is Dublin South seat, but says his party remains united and will “come back strong”.
# GE11
Voting trends: voter vengeance for Fianna Fáil and the Greens
Former coalition government parties look likely to lose substantial number of seats, particularly in Dublin, where Conor Lenihan and Paul Gogarty have already conceded.
The Half-Past Fix: 2:30pm
Everything you need to know from the count so far: we keep you updated every hour, on the half hour. It’s all in the Half-Past Fix.
# Libya
Dublin South election candidate made tragic Libyan prophecy
Video shows Buhidma Hussein Hamed appealing for Ireland to support his people last week in the face of Gaddafi violence – two days later his brother was killed in Libya.
# Libya
Brother of Dublin South candidate killed in Libyan protests
The brother of independent candidate Hussein Hamed has been shot dead in the city of Benghazi.
# GE11
Daily Fix: Wednesday
Nine days to go – our daily round-up of the winners and losers of the day. Who’s been getting the boot in (literally)?
# Sex Offenders
Shatter outlines FG plan to tag sex offenders
Party intends to introduce tagging within a year of taking office, if it is elected into government.
# GE11
Women account for 15.2 per cent of all GE11 candidates: report
RTÉ reports that while number of women running for election this year is marginally up on last time, four constituencies have no female candidates.
# GE11
Canvassing continues as Sinn Féin launches jobs strategy
Education spokespersons from Labour, the Green Party and Fine Gael are holding a debate on education this afternoon.
# GE11
Fine Gael confirms Mathews in Dublin South
# By-Elections
High Court defers Fine Gael by-election challenges
The cases taken by Fine Gael over the delays in the Waterford and Dublin South by-elections have both been delayed.
# By-Elections
FG to lodge court appeals over Waterford and Dublin South by-elections
Fine Gael launch legal action after the government blocked the writs for by-elections in two Dáil constituencies.
# Dáil Éireann
By-elections will happen 'in first quarter of 2011' - Curran
The government wins three Dáil votes defeating by-elections – but admits it will try to hold them in early 2011.