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# Dublin West

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# Climate
New development plan for 'urban quarter' in West Dublin
The neighbourhoods in the plan would follow the 15-minute city concept.
All time
# Dublin West
Peter Casey announces intention to stand for election in Taoiseach's constituency
The 62-year-old says he is standing in Dublin West to give people there a ‘protest vote’.
# Profile
From poisoned chalice to top of the table, is Leo Varadkar now destined to be Taoiseach?
The Social Protection Minister could succeed Enda Kenny as leader of Fine Gael … and the country.
Ruth Coppinger will become the first woman nominated for Taoiseach
The Dublin West TD says she represents an “alternative to the failed policies of the 1%”.
# Raid
Woman charged after cocaine and heroin found in Dublin house
The woman is being held at Ronanstown Garda Station.
# Mild Mild West
Waiting for Joan: The Tánaiste hangs on to her seat
It was not supposed to happen, but it did.
# Happy Days
Joan Burton went back to school today and got one hell of a reception
She faced some tough questions too.
# The Election Hot List
These are the 10 most important constituencies in the general election
Analysis: We’ve picked out the bellwether constituencies that will tell us a lot about the outcome of Election 2016.
# letters of note
Department insists no issue with Joan Burton's 'unusual and concerning' letter to constituents
The letters were delivered in Oireachtas envelopes and headed paper.
# No thanks
Why did Leo turn down Sinn Féin's debate challenge?
The Health Minister was challenged to a debate by a Sinn Féin constituency rival.
# Cash Money
Senator's €125 steak dinner fundraiser is not even in her constituency
Catherine Noone’s fundraising dinner will hear from Finance Minister Michael Noonan.
# Socialist upheaval
‘Politics is a dirty world’: AAA activist quits after bitter row over council seat
Bernadette Rynne claims she was passed over for a council seat, but AAA members in Dublin West dispute her account.
# no surprises there
Leo compares Enda to Michael Collins and smaller parties to a Monty Python sketch
No word on whether silly walks will be introduced at Leinster House.
# gonezo
'A party in denial': Fianna Fáil has just lost another councillor
Fingal councillor David McGuinness has quit the party after failing to be selected as its candidate for the general election.
# going rogue
'The one who has the balls to say it': This Fianna Fáil councillor could go independent
David McGuinness says there’s even talk of spurned Fianna Fáil candidates forming a breakaway group.
# it's the hair
'Are they trying to make the dead walk in you?' Fianna Fáil councillor compared to Brian Lenihan
Jack Chambers says he won’t engage ‘in a tit for tat’ with David McGuinness.
# Fianna Fáil
Jack Chambers has defeated David McGuinness in Dublin West selection
A close battle was predicted between the pair.
# How The (Dublin) West Was Won
There's a big row over the battle to win back Brian Lenihan's old seat for Fianna Fáil
Councillors Jack Chambers and David McGuinness are vying to be the Fianna Fáil general election candidate in Dublin West.
Fianna Fáil spends the most on two by-elections - but fails to nab a seat
Its members spent the most in the Dublin West and Longford Westmeath by-elections, the Standards in Public Office Commission said.
# stage-managed
New TD Ruth Coppinger on the frustrations of Leinster House
The Socialist TD was elected to represent Dublin West last month.
Confirmed: The Socialist Party takes a second Dáil seat in Dublin West
Ruth Coppinger joins Joe Higgins in the Dáil as the strong left vote in Dublin West paid dividends for the Socialists.
# so excited
No victory for Eamonn Coghlan but the whole process 'excited' him
Coughlan said he’s not really disappointed and he may even run in the general election in a couple of years.
# Girl Power
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.
# Election 2014
Labour has been given a 'good smacking' by the electorate - Howlin
The party’s vote has been halved since 2009.
# David Hall
Is Dublin West candidate David Hall going for the bald vote?
A clever marketing ploy?
# on the ground
What matters to the voters of Dublin West?
It’s not all about water charges, you know.
# Running wild
Eamonn Coghlan impersonates a constituent and trends on Twitter - but not in a good way
This wasn’t the former World Champion runner’s finest performance…
# Dublin West
David Hall says blackmail scandal won't put him off Dáil bid
David Hall, best known as a mortgage debt campaigner, says he was asked for €10,000 for a video which appears to show him making race-based remarks.
# Analysis
There's a seat in the wild, wild (Dublin) west, but who can take it?
Who is going to win the Dublin west by-election? It’s anyone’s game.
# Loraine Mulligan
Labour is running its party chair in the Dublin West by-election
The junior coalition partner is unlikely to win the Dáil seat that became vacant following the resignation of its former TD Patrick Nulty in March.
# Dublin West
David Hall insists he's finished with Fianna Fáil as he launches by-election bid
Hall, a former member of Fianna Fáil, launched his bid for the Dáil seat in Dublin West in the capital today.
# Elections everywhere
Confirmed: There are going to be two by-elections on the 23 May
Voters in Dublin West and Longford-Westmeath will have an extra ballot paper later this month.
# Election 2014
The Socialist Party thinks Labour could be 'wiped out' within three years
Paul Murphy, the party’s Dublin MEP candidate, said that water charges were “the straw that breaks the camel’s back” for voters.
Mortgage campaigner David Hall is going to run in the Dublin West by-election
The prominent mortgage arrears campaigner confirmed early this morning that he will run in the 23 May by-election.
# Caught On The Hop
Here's why most political parties aren't ready for the two by-elections happening next month
The government looks set to move to writ for elections in Dublin West and Longford-Westmeath next month catching many of the possible candidates on the hop as they focus on the local and, in some cases, European elections.
# Short and sweet
Here is Patrick Nulty's very short resignation letter
The independent TD has formally resigned his Dáil seat.
# Hall and Votes
David Hall is "75% in favour" of a Dublin West by-election run
Hall says that he feels an independent voice should fill the seat vacated by Patrick Nulty.
# Resignation
Pat Rabbitte thinks the Patrick Nulty drunken message scandal 'is a sad affair'
Meanwhile, there are likely to be more revelations about Nulty sending inappropriate messages in the coming hours and days.
# Dublin West
Here's who is in the running for the by-election after Patrick Nulty's resignation
These are the runners and riders after the shock resignation of Patrick Nulty at the weekend.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday
Everyone’s been talking about the shock resignation of Patrick Nulty, Phil Hogan’s spat with Micheál Martin, and the grisly ‘House of Horror’ discovery in Nigeria.