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#Election 2016

# election-2016 - Sunday 28 February, 2016

THE NEWBIES: Introducing your new first-time TDs

Meet the new kids on the block.

Could Fine Gael go into government on its own?

One backbencher reckons the party should try it.

Legal heavyweights called in, as full recount to get under way in Dublin South-West

We’ll be taking it from the top at Citywest from 9am tomorrow.

Will we have another election? Looking back to 1927 could help us find the answer

The 1980s brought three votes in 18 months, but arguably the two general elections of 1927 offer a better parallel for the current situation, writes Ciara Meehan

PLAY-BY-PLAY: Three recounts and a decimated Cabinet

Everything you need to know as counting goes into its second day.

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

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

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

Environment Minister Alan Kelly has kept his seat

“Tomorrow we start rebuilding this party.”

Green Party back as Eamon Ryan joins his deputy in Dáil

“I think we are the first party to lose all its seats… and to come back.”

Two Healy-Rae brothers elected to the Dáil

Michael is bringing brother Danny from the Kingdom to Leinster House.

'Fine Fáil' and 6 other things you need to know about this election

As the seats fill up, attention turns to what happens next.

Poll: Should Enda step down as Fine Gael leader? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Enda step down as Fine Gael leader?

His position is coming under scrutiny after a poor election for the party.

Full recounts in at least two constituencies - so how does it work?

In many constituencies, it has been nerve-wrackingly close.

Waiting for Joan: The Tánaiste hangs on to her seat

It was not supposed to happen, but it did.

15 pictures that got us through election count day

Bustle and boredom. agony and ecstasy.

WHERE IT'S AT: Neck and neck between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as counts go through the night

We have all the news, results and reaction for what has been one of the most dramatic elections in recent times.

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

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

One in one to go: Massive Healy-Rae vote shoots brothers into the Dáil

Michael Healy-Rae is already in and Danny is following behind.

# election-2016 - 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 This post contains videos

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

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

Renua leader Lucinda Creighton has lost her Dáil seat

The Renua leader has been eliminated.

Candidate removed from Mayo count centre after approaching Enda Kenny

Stephen Manning was removed from the building after an exchange with security.

Shatter alleges 'unnecessary interference' by Fine Gael in managing vote

The former justice minister said leaflets were distributed during the week instructing voters to give Josepha Madigan their number one.

Re-elected Enda Kenny: "Democracy is always exciting - but merciless"

Kenny admits FG-Lab coalition is out but won’t be pressed on linking with Fianna Fáil.

Former Justice Minister Alan Shatter loses Dáil seat

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

"Mugabe would be proud" - spoiled votes all over the southeast because of papers not being stamped

The problems have been found in Wexford and Waterford, and one Wexford candidate is less than impressed.

"The government has been sacked": Mary Lou tops poll, says FG/FF deal not inevitable

There were several false dawns, but Mary Lou was eventually elected on the sixth count.

'Tipperary has had a love for me for over 28 years' - Lowry elected on first count

‘Lord Lowry’ – as dubbed in supporters’ banner – tops the poll in newly-united Tipperary constituency.

Labour's demise puts abortion off the agenda for a decade, claims minister

The party’s collapse means social change will not happen, according to Kevin Humphreys.

LIVEBLOG: Bad news for government TDs as votes counted across the country

Join us throughout the day for the latest news from the count centres.

"It's fantastic!": Shane Ross on becoming the first TD elected to the 32nd Dáil

Early celebrations in Dublin Rathdown.

It looks like Renua might not win any Dáil seats

Party leader Lucinda Creighton faces a battle to hold her seat in Dublin Bay South.

Justice Minister wins seat but Sinn Féin man gets more votes

Both Frances Fitzgerald and Eoin Ó Broin were elected on the first count in Dublin Mid-West.

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

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

"We had to do a lot of unpopular things": Eamon Gilmore on Labour's election losses

The party will suffer a number of losses today.

Is Ireland going for more parish-pump politics?

This election has been characterised by a disenfranchised electorate, writes Aaron McKenna.

Enda the line? Bruton backs his leader after Fine Gael slump Fine Gael Fallout This post contains videos

Enda the line? Bruton backs his leader after Fine Gael slump

Enda Kenny’s leadership will come under scrutiny following a poor election result for Fine Gael.

Coalition rejected and 6 other things we already know about this election

It’s a terrible day for the government, but a good day for Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and others.

Poll: Would you back a coalition between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you back a coalition between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil?

It’s not an unlikely prospect.