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#Election 14

# election-14 - 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.

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.

# election-14 - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Election 2014 Liveblog: European and local results (plus Gilmore resigns) as it happened

Results in Dublin, Midlands and all the councils filled…

# election-14 - 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?

Ming: No, I won't send a replacement to Brussels

But will he serve a full term? The independent TD’s leaving the door open for an early return to domestic politics.

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…

# election-14 - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Polls from across Europe show a rise in left-leaning parties

However, in some countries, turnout is at levels that would be considered abysmal here.

Cork Lord Mayor involved in car crash just hours after losing her seat

Catherine Clancy is the second Labour Lord Mayor to lose their seat.

Victory, despair and an eye on the rugby at the RDS

As the results rolled in, the candidates seeking election to Dublin City Council took it differently.

Gabrielle McFadden tops Westmeath-Longford poll to win late sister's seat

McFadden’s win was emotional as she takes the place of her sister Nicky, who died from motor neurone disease in March.

# election-14 - Saturday 24 May, 2014

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"We want to use our mandate wisely" - Gerry Adams vows to build on election gains

Adams said that his party could now be the biggest in Dublin as well as Belfast.

Ex-Fianna Fáil TD Chris Andrews set to top poll for Sinn Féin

Andrews is from a strong Fianna Fáil family but will join Dublin City Council for his new party.

'If John The Baptist was leading Labour, we wouldn't have done any better'

The Minister for Communications says that there is “no plot” to overthrow Labour leader Eamon Gilmore.

Labour has been given a 'good smacking' by the electorate - Howlin

The party’s vote has been halved since 2009.

So, that was the election... When will we know the winners? (and losers)

It’s a massive undertaking, with two by-elections taking place alongside the Euros AND the local elections. Here’s what we’re in for…

# election-14 - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Here's what happened when a group of children held an election today

The children of Craggagh NS cast their ballots today. Here’s how it went…

Just one more hour of mud-slinging, folks... The broadcast ban kicks in at 2pm

As far as TV and radio stations are concerned, it’s all over bar the counting…

Selfies in the polling booth are a bad idea, says Department

Consider yourselves warned… Yes, that includes you, Taoiseach.

Here’s a crash course on how the European Elections are shaping up in Northern Ireland

Haven’t been following the race up North? Here’s a taster.

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.

Voters in Inishfree (all 6 of them) go the polls today, along with 2,118 other people...

The elections come a day early, if you’re lucky enough to live on an island off the west or northwest coast.

# election-14 - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

For Sinn Féin, support isn't a problem, but turnout might be

They’re popular on the doors, but can Sinn Féin translate that into votes?

European candidates asked about abortion legislation... here's what they said

The Life Insitute put a number of questions to a range of candidates – 10 answered.

Enda's warning to FG candidates: Stick within your own battle-lines

The three FG candidates all theoretically signed up to a divide and conquer strategy. But the plan’s apparently been a ‘nightmare’ to manage…

If you're not sick of opinion polls already ... here's the 'poll of polls'

Two days out from polling day, here’s how the electoral landscape’s looking….

# election-14 - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

This apparently random youth backing Emer Costello is the Labour Youth Chairperson

“If you’re suggesting we’re trying to deceive anyone here that’s not the case.”

Poll: Have you ever lied to a politician? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever lied to a politician?

Ever told someone you’d vote for them – just so they’d get out of the damn way?

'I'm done dealing with the monkey, I want to deal with the organ grinder' - Ming on his European bid, being a mosquito and drugs

He’s a thorn in the side of the government, so why does Ming Flanagan want to go to Brussels?

# election-14 - Monday 19 May, 2014

Local election candidate born in Turkey has posters defaced with pig imagery for a second time

Memet Uludag called the attacks “outright racism”.

A tale of two parties: Here's how the Euros are shaping up, four days ahead of D-Day

Politicians will be blitzing the country this week. But after a raft of polls in the last few days, certain patterns are becoming clear….

Poll: Are RTÉ's Prime Time debates fair to the candidates? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are RTÉ's Prime Time debates fair to the candidates?

One independent called the decision to have two panels for each constituency “the lowest trick yet”. What do you think of the Euro debate format?

Labour facing Euro wipeout, as latest polls show support collapse

Three national papers are running new opinion polls this morning. None of them contain good news for Labour.

# election-14 - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Catholic Democrat MEP candidate: 'The mother has been the Cinderella of public policy'

Theresa Heaney is running in Ireland South, and wants to ensure that mothers are not pressured into the workplace.

Phil Hogan to nation: Lend me your votes

It follows a poll which shows an expected drop of seven per cent in support for Fine Gael in Friday’s local elections, compared to the last ballot five years ago.

# election-14 - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Polls show Crowley, McGuinness, Boylan favourites for EU seats

The Sunday Times/Behaviour & Analysis poll also looked at the general election, with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil down, and Sinn Féin up since 2007.

EU Candidate Damon Matthew Wise says he's not in it for money or junkets

Damon Matthew Wise is a member of Fís Nua and is a Dublin candidate in the European Elections.

Almost 50 per cent of voters think Gerry Adams was involved in Jean McConville's killing

And one in three Sinn Féin voters think he should resign as leader…

Winning this election isn't crucial to this candidate - he just wants to spread direct democracy

Jan Van De Ven is running as a candidate in the Ireland South constituency, and if elected would introduce a system of eDemocracy.

# election-14 - Friday 16 May, 2014

Spending cuts and immigration policy main issues in EU Commission presidency debate

The debate was the first of its kind to include all five parties in the running for the highest executive position in the EU.

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