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# election-16 - Saturday 5 March, 2016

Poster Watch: They're supposed to be DOWN by now - are there any near you?
# Fresh Poles
# Fresh Poles

Poster Watch: They're supposed to be DOWN by now - are there any near you?

Mar 5th 2016, 7:30 AM 16,340 Views 59 Comments

Any candidate who still has one up faces a €150 fine from their local authority from today.

# election-16 - Thursday 3 March, 2016

10 things about Ireland's general election the world needs to understand
# Glad It's Over
From The Daily Edge
# Glad It's Over

10 things about Ireland's general election the world needs to understand

Mar 3rd 2016, 9:30 PM 6,704 Views 2 Comments

Political discourse can involve One Direction. That’s how it works here.

Explainer: What the hell's going on with Irish Water?
# Final Flush?
# Final Flush?

Explainer: What the hell's going on with Irish Water?

Mar 3rd 2016, 3:31 PM 49,522 Views 168 Comments

It’s the issue of the day once again – but in the wake of the election result, what happens now?

Labour's Willie Penrose has taken the last Dáil seat after an epic count
# Overnight Count
# Overnight Count

Labour's Willie Penrose has taken the last Dáil seat after an epic count

Mar 3rd 2016, 10:06 AM 36,967 Views 105 Comments

The marathon count went on all night – here’s who’s left standing this morning…

# election-16 - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

The Longford-Westmeath recount is back underway
# Longford Westmeath
# Longford Westmeath

The Longford-Westmeath recount is back underway

Mar 2nd 2016, 7:15 PM 45,588 Views 57 Comments

It’s the fifth day of the epic count.

We put Leo in charge of communications, God help us - Shatter
# Parting Shots
# Parting Shots

We put Leo in charge of communications, God help us - Shatter

Mar 2nd 2016, 12:10 PM 49,302 Views 82 Comments

The former TD insists he’s not “out to get” anybody, but he’s warning another election is likely in the next 18 months.

# election-16 - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

'I'm a first time voter and I got to see democracy unfold in front of my eyes at the RDS'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I'm a first time voter and I got to see democracy unfold in front of my eyes at the RDS'

Mar 1st 2016, 5:00 PM 67 Views 41 Comments

Ruby Hughes was let loose in the RDS count centre and loved it.

# election-16 - Monday 29 February, 2016

RECOUNT RESULTS: But first the battle for Dublin South Central could end up in the courts
# Higher Power
# Higher Power

RECOUNT RESULTS: But first the battle for Dublin South Central could end up in the courts

Feb 29th 2016, 8:15 PM 47,299 Views 53 Comments

Brid Smith of the AAA-PBP and FF’s Catherine Ardagh are back around the table with the returning officer.

They're still slugging it out in Dublin Bay North but Averil's not throwing in the towel
# Total Recount
# Total Recount

They're still slugging it out in Dublin Bay North but Averil's not throwing in the towel

Feb 29th 2016, 8:00 PM 60,945 Views 71 Comments

It’s starting to drag.

In or out: What happened to the Fine Gael and Labour ministers?
# Nailbiting
# Nailbiting

In or out: What happened to the Fine Gael and Labour ministers?

Feb 29th 2016, 9:14 AM 21,479 Views 54 Comments

It’s been a weekend of drama. As the dust settles, who’s left standing for Fine Gael and Labour?

Champagne, selfies and a 40-car cavalcade in Healy-Rae victory tour
# Raevolution
# Raevolution

Champagne, selfies and a 40-car cavalcade in Healy-Rae victory tour

Feb 29th 2016, 8:39 AM 35,743 Views 69 Comments

The brothers made history in this election, becoming the first siblings to be elected in the same constituency.

# election-16 - Sunday 28 February, 2016

Sinn Féin will try to go into government - but is on high alert for another election
# Gerry Says
# Gerry Says

Sinn Féin will try to go into government - but is on high alert for another election

Feb 28th 2016, 4:40 PM 41,387 Views 248 Comments

Gerry Adams reiterated the his party will not go in with Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael.

James Reilly loses Dáil seat, says he will now consider his future in politics
# Gone
# Gone

James Reilly loses Dáil seat, says he will now consider his future in politics

Feb 28th 2016, 4:35 PM 90,271 Views 78 Comments

The Fine Gael deputy leader looked unlikely from early on to take a seat in north Co Dublin.

The doctor's long wait: Will James Reilly lose his seat in Dublin Fingal?
# Mixed Prognosis
# Mixed Prognosis

The doctor's long wait: Will James Reilly lose his seat in Dublin Fingal?

Feb 28th 2016, 1:05 AM 42,947 Views 53 Comments

It’s down to the wire for the Fine Gael deputy leader, at the National Show Centre. Counting’s back under way at 10am.

# election-16 - Saturday 27 February, 2016

Incredible - Maureen O'Sullivan has come back from the dead to take the final seat in Dublin Central
# From The Jaws Of Defeat
# From The Jaws Of Defeat

Incredible - Maureen O'Sullivan has come back from the dead to take the final seat in Dublin Central

Feb 27th 2016, 11:59 PM 23,005 Views 28 Comments

The independent TD has retained her seat with a last-gasp charge at the 11th count.

Former Justice Minister Alan Shatter loses Dáil seat
# Shattered
# Shattered

Former Justice Minister Alan Shatter loses Dáil seat

Feb 27th 2016, 8:35 PM 27,169 Views 120 Comments

The former minister for justice lost his seat to the deputy leader of the Green Party Catherine Martin.

In one of the country's most volatile constituencies, it's two become none for Labour
# Straight Into Jobstown
# Straight Into Jobstown

In one of the country's most volatile constituencies, it's two become none for Labour

Feb 27th 2016, 3:23 PM 29,399 Views 30 Comments

Fianna Fáil is romping home in Dublin SW, where Labour’s vote is split all over the place.

# election-16 - Friday 26 February, 2016

Election 2016: All the latest in our liveblog - as Ireland votes
Live Feb 26th 2016, 5:10 PM

Election 2016: All the latest in our liveblog - as Ireland votes

# election-16 - Thursday 25 February, 2016

"I feel very weak in the mornings": These two men are staging a five day pre-election fast
# Dáil Gates
# Dáil Gates

"I feel very weak in the mornings": These two men are staging a five day pre-election fast

Feb 25th 2016, 6:00 PM 10,908 Views 41 Comments

They’re “ratcheting up” their campaigning, as “all of the other actions of protest have made no difference”.

Is this still the most economically depressed town in Ireland?
# The Road Back
# The Road Back

Is this still the most economically depressed town in Ireland?

Feb 25th 2016, 9:55 AM 74,737 Views 32 Comments

It’s two years since Bunclody was named as the most economically depressed town. We paid a visit, to see if locals were feeling the recovery.

"I actually struggle with this myself": Taoiseach quizzed on Eighth Amendment on TV3 couch
# Abortion
# Abortion

"I actually struggle with this myself": Taoiseach quizzed on Eighth Amendment on TV3 couch

Feb 25th 2016, 9:41 AM 18,309 Views 75 Comments

Kenny said he had listened very carefully to the “courageous people” who had spoken of their experiences with unborn children.

# election-16 - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Waterford is - slowly, very slowly - pulling itself out of recession
# My Hometown
# My Hometown

Waterford is - slowly, very slowly - pulling itself out of recession

Feb 24th 2016, 8:37 AM 27,470 Views 62 Comments

Nicky Ryan took a trip back to the Déise to see how Ireland’s oldest city was faring ahead of the general election.

Some very interesting election posters have just popped up in Galway
# Pranksters
# Pranksters

Some very interesting election posters have just popped up in Galway

Feb 24th 2016, 7:54 AM 21,637 Views 19 Comments

Bold promises.

# election-16 - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

This Donegal election candidate has agreed to go on a date with a voter
# Irish Election Rides
# Irish Election Rides

This Donegal election candidate has agreed to go on a date with a voter

Feb 23rd 2016, 7:46 AM 22,667 Views 23 Comments

But on one condition.

# election-16 - Monday 22 February, 2016

Not to be outdone by the Healy-Raes, Mattie McGrath's released a pizza-based election song
# The Man In The Van
# The Man In The Van

Not to be outdone by the Healy-Raes, Mattie McGrath's released a pizza-based election song

Feb 22nd 2016, 2:45 PM 12,081 Views 49 Comments

LA LA LA LA LA LA LA MATTIE MCGRATH!

# election-16 - Sunday 21 February, 2016

Tipp TD Mattie McGrath's election song is all kinds of cringe
# The Man In The Van
From The Daily Edge
# The Man In The Van

Tipp TD Mattie McGrath's election song is all kinds of cringe

Feb 21st 2016, 4:06 PM 4,356 Views 4 Comments

LA LA LA LA LA LA LA MATTIE MCGRATH!

# election-16 - Saturday 20 February, 2016

'Festival for Change': Calls for voters to protest like it's 2014 at last big rally before election
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

'Festival for Change': Calls for voters to protest like it's 2014 at last big rally before election

Feb 20th 2016, 7:15 AM 13,227 Views 77 Comments

Organiser Brendan Ogle has predicted it will be “the biggest protest in Ireland ever”.

# election-16 - Friday 19 February, 2016

Red C outsourced some polling and voters were asked about 'Edna Kenny'
# Dame Enda
# Dame Enda

Red C outsourced some polling and voters were asked about 'Edna Kenny'

Feb 19th 2016, 3:30 PM 25,956 Views 95 Comments

It’s not the first time the poor Taoiseach has been misidentified as a woman…

# election-16 - Thursday 18 February, 2016

"Play it cool": Micheál Martin's been stopping traffic in sunny south Dublin
# Stepaside Please
# Stepaside Please

"Play it cool": Micheál Martin's been stopping traffic in sunny south Dublin

Feb 18th 2016, 1:44 PM 18,280 Views 23 Comments

The battle for Stepaside Garda Station raged on this morning, as the FF leader stopped by for a barnstorming visit.

This One Direction election ad sparked an absolute holy show on Twitter
# No Direction
From The Daily Edge
# No Direction

This One Direction election ad sparked an absolute holy show on Twitter

Feb 18th 2016, 10:27 AM 41,001 Views 54 Comments

Labour, it’s time to log off.

A week out from polling day, the Catholic Bishops are weighing in on abortion
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

A week out from polling day, the Catholic Bishops are weighing in on abortion

Feb 18th 2016, 10:00 AM 13,614 Views 262 Comments

Today’s statement from the Bishops’ Conference coincides with a Labour event calling for a referendum.

# election-16 - Monday 15 February, 2016

Gerry Adams got a hell of a grilling on this man's radio show this morning
# Red Fm Lines
# Red Fm Lines

Gerry Adams got a hell of a grilling on this man's radio show this morning

Feb 15th 2016, 3:46 PM 57,070 Views 140 Comments

Neil Prendeville fired some tough questions at the Sinn Féin leader, and his approach divided listeners.

# election-16 - Thursday 11 February, 2016

You wait all day for the Greens' election bus - and when it arrives it's mildly terrifying
# Green Lines
# Green Lines

You wait all day for the Greens' election bus - and when it arrives it's mildly terrifying

Feb 11th 2016, 6:30 AM 22,811 Views 52 Comments

It’s not often you get to shout “bridge!” at an election event.

# election-16 - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

The results of the first poll taken DURING the election aren't great news for the coalition
# Game On
# Game On

The results of the first poll taken DURING the election aren't great news for the coalition

Feb 10th 2016, 10:14 AM 37,130 Views 210 Comments

Fianna Fáil get a slight boost, and there’s no change for Sinn Féin.

# election-16 - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

You risk blowing your savings on a lifetime supply of customised pens when you run for election
# Opinion
# Opinion

You risk blowing your savings on a lifetime supply of customised pens when you run for election

Feb 9th 2016, 8:00 AM 1,078 Views 20 Comments

How much you spend on your campaign still plays a large role in determining whether you win a seat , writes Roslyn Fuller.

# election-16 - Monday 8 February, 2016

Irish Election Rides just confirmed that it's back in time for #GE2016
# General Erection
# General Erection

Irish Election Rides just confirmed that it's back in time for #GE2016

Feb 8th 2016, 2:34 PM 23,240 Views 27 Comments

Hot politicians in your area are waiting for your vote.

# election-16 - Sunday 7 February, 2016

How Lucinda and Averil clashed over abortion as students more than a decade ago
# Heated
# Heated

How Lucinda and Averil clashed over abortion as students more than a decade ago

Feb 7th 2016, 9:30 PM 52,286 Views 174 Comments

The 2002 abortion referendum debate made for a heated political battle between two of the country’s rising young political stars.

This Mary Lou leaflet contains a very unfortunate typo about Bobby Sands
# Booby Sands
# Booby Sands

This Mary Lou leaflet contains a very unfortunate typo about Bobby Sands

Feb 7th 2016, 7:28 PM 71,763 Views 237 Comments

Oh dear.

Poll: Should we bring in an 'NCT for people'?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should we bring in an 'NCT for people'?

Feb 7th 2016, 7:00 PM 34,235 Views 78 Comments

One Dáil hopeful says the proposal would “save lives as well as money”.

Mary Lou called Brian Hayes a 'gurrier' when he tried to grill her about Slab Murphy
# Out Of Order
# Out Of Order

Mary Lou called Brian Hayes a 'gurrier' when he tried to grill her about Slab Murphy

Feb 7th 2016, 2:44 PM 42,424 Views 219 Comments

She slammed the Fine Gael MEP’s questions as cheap and out of order in a row on Newstalk.

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