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#Election 2011

# election-2011 - Monday 2 November, 2015

Eamon Gilmore admits he didn't pay attention to the cuts in THAT ad

In his new book, the former tánaiste says he paid a high price for the infamous ‘Every Little Hurts’ ad.

# election-2011 - Saturday 28 February, 2015

'I remember getting that Every Little Hurts leaflet and not using it' Danger Here This post contains videos

'I remember getting that Every Little Hurts leaflet and not using it'

Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin talks to TheJournal.ie about THAT leaflet, the same-sex marriage referendum and abortion.

# election-2011 - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

With all this good news, why is Labour so low in the polls? We asked Joan Burton...

The Tánaiste answered questions about Labour’s low poll ratings today.

# election-2011 - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Labour TD: That Tesco ad has haunted us

John Lyons has told TheJournal.ie that the perception of Labour could not be lower.

# election-2011 - Saturday 25 February, 2012

‘I feel duped’: How voters rate their election choices one year on

Twelve months after the historic general election, we asked voters to reflect on their decisions. Here’s how they felt…

# election-2011 - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Guess which #Áras11 candidate spent the most on their campaign?

Hint: It wasn’t the winner…

# election-2011 - Thursday 24 March, 2011

Over €1m wasted on postage due to out-of-date Seanad registers

Candidates for the Seanad’s University panels claim the voting register is badly out of date – wasting thousands in postage costs.

# election-2011 - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

Poster kids of Election 2011 cleaned up after themselves

The four councils in the heavily postered city and county of Dublin say candidates were compliant, for the most part, with election poster removal.

# election-2011 - Monday 28 February, 2011

Tale of the tapes: Who is going to take Cabinet posts?

While we’re waiting for the white smoke to emerge over Fine Gael’s talks with Labour, there’s no harm in looking towards who might fill the front bench in the 31st Dail, right?

"I lost a stone in weight out canvassing": Candidates 2011 reflect on Twitter GE11 This post contains images

"I lost a stone in weight out canvassing": Candidates 2011 reflect on Twitter

Some of the general election runners, riders and fallers took time out on Sunday to give thanks or just to give out on Twitter.

# election-2011 - Sunday 27 February, 2011

The Half Past Fix: 11.30pm

EVERY hour – on the half hour –TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results of the last 60 minutes. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

The Half Past Fix: 10.30pm

EVERY HOUR – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results of the last 60 minutes. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

The Half Past Fix: 9.30pm

EVERY HOUR – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results of the last 60 minutes. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

The Half Past Fix: 8.30pm

EVERY HOUR – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results of the last 60 minutes. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

The Half Past Fix: 7.30pm

EVERY HOUR – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results of the last 60 minutes. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

The Half Past Fix: 6.30pm

EVERY HOUR – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results of the last 60 minutes. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

The Half Past Fix: 5.30pm

EVERY HOUR – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results of the last 60 minutes. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

The Half Past Fix: 4.30pm

EVERY HOUR – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results of the last 60 minutes. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

Hanafin out as Boyd-Barrett takes final seat in Dun Laoghaire

Fianna Fail deputy leader was in final-seat battle with People Before Profit candidate as FG’s Mary Mitchell-O’Connor elected.

Fine Gael the "opposite side of the same coin" says Adams

Sinn Fein leader says his party will have an important role in Opposition as a bulwark against “swingeing, anti-citizen” policies.

# election-2011 - Thursday 10 February, 2011

The 2011 election campaign, in numbers

566 candidates, up by 96 in 2007, with 481 men and 85 women looking for 165 seats in 43 constituencies in 15 days.

# election-2011 - Monday 31 January, 2011

Broadcasting Authority revises election moratorium rules

Broadcasters will now be allowed to cover election material until 2pm on the day before polling, a move welcomed by TV3.

# election-2011 - Wednesday 26 January, 2011

Independents could kill Finance Bill over banker tax

Lowry, McGrath and Healy-Rae want the 90% tax to be included in the Finance Bill – in a race against time for FF.

# election-2011 - Tuesday 25 January, 2011

Poll: Does a mid-term election date bother you? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does a mid-term election date bother you?

Some think having an election during the school holidays is a hindrance, others think it makes sense. What do you think?

FIANNA FÁIL TD Noel Treacy is to step down at the next election, he has confirmed this morning. The Galway East deputy said that he had been given medical advice to stand down, though RTÉ reports he had already been nominated by the party’s constituency organisation to contest the next election. His retirement means that three of the four current TDs in the constituency are stepping down; Fine Gael’s Ulick Burke and Paul Connaughton have already decided to step down.

# election-2011 - Monday 24 January, 2011

TV3 outlines plans for leaders’ election debate

The commercial broadcaster wants to hold a three-way leaders’ debate, with the heads of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Labour.

Department insists early election posters are illegal

There’s a €150 fine for every individual poster that goes up before the polling order for the Dáil elections is issued.

Gerry Adams: I'll see a United Ireland in my lifetime

The Sinn Féin president and Louth Dáil candidate says Ireland will be united – “depending, of course, on how long I live”.

Here's why the election will probably be on February 25

Regardless of whether the Finance Bill is put through this week, it’s likely we’re going to the polls within 32 days.

# election-2011 - Sunday 23 January, 2011

Green Party to withdraw from coalition GE11

Green Party to withdraw from coalition

The Greens withdraw from government – but will continue to support the Finance Bill from the Dáil’s opposition benches.

Green Party quits government: the statement in full GE11

Green Party quits government: the statement in full

The full text of John Gormley’s statement, in which he announced that his Green Party was withdrawing from government.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Four in the running in the FF leadership, Aer Lingus staff stay grounded, and how young Gardaí are sleeping on floors.

# election-2011 - Saturday 22 January, 2011

Poll: Will changing leader encourage you to vote Fianna Fáil? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will changing leader encourage you to vote Fianna Fáil?

Will the change of leadership make a difference for Fianna Fáil’s fortunes in a general election in 48 days’ time?

Brian Cowen quits as FF leader, remains as Taoiseach FF Leadership This post contains videos

Brian Cowen quits as FF leader, remains as Taoiseach

Brian Cowen resigns the leadership of Fianna Fáil but will continue to lead government – saying it’s not to do with the reshuffle.

TD denies breaking litter laws on Irish Times front page

Frank Feighan is pictured with a campaign poster on the front of today’s Times – forcing him to deny breaching litter laws.

# election-2011 - Thursday 20 January, 2011

Backbenchers could still plan coup to oust Cowen

Fianna Fáil backbenchers aren’t happy about how the cabinet crisis was managed – and the knives could still be out.

Cowen's new cabinet and election date: his statement in full

The full text of Brian Cowen’s full statement to the Dáil, announcing his restructured cabinet and the date of the election.

Poll: Do you want new ministers or an election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want new ministers or an election?

The government could be on the verge of collapse – but do you want new ministers to keep the country ticking over first?

# election-2011 - Wednesday 19 January, 2011

Opposition renew general election calls after Cowen victory

Fine Gael, Labour and Sinn Féin all demand an immediate general election in the wake of Brian Cowen’s victory.

# election-2011 - Tuesday 18 January, 2011

ONE OF Fine Gael’s longest-serving TDs is to step down at the next election, it has been confirmed. Fine Gael’s Bernard Allen, a TD for Cork North Central, will not seek re-election this year, citing “personal reasons”. Allen has been a TD since 1981, and served as a junior minister with special responsibility for tourism and sport between 1994 and 1997. Allen is also a former chair of the Oireachtas Committee on European Affairs, and is currently the chair of the high-profile Public Accounts Committee.

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