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Friday 3 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

General Election 2020

Helena Byrne

Party

Renua Ireland

Constituency

Carlow–Kilkenny

ELIMINATED

Biography

Byrne previously unsuccessfully contested the May 2019 local elections.

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Latest Election News

# Election
Social Democrats member alleged to have voted twice in general election
Gardaí in Mallow confirmed that they are investigating an allegation of someone voting twice.
Voices
Tom Clonan: The messaging from this new government has been an omnishambles
Its communications strategy has been a mess at a crucial time for public health, Brexit and the economy, writes Clonan.
Voices
Eoin Ó Broin: Now is the time for the Government to borrow and invest in public housing
Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin says the new government has already reneged on its promises in relation to housing.
Voices
Opinion: The programme for government is like a visit from Santa for cyclists
Cycling advocate Martina Callanan says now is the time to embrace cycling as the answer to so many modern lifestyle problems.
# government formation
If PfG is rejected, Micheál Martin says 'there is no Plan B' while Mary Lou McDonald says 'there will have to be talks'
Members of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party are currently voting on a proposed programme for government.
Voices
Ciarán Cuffe: There's an extraordinary opportunity here for the Greens in government
The Green Party MEP says, ‘When the planet is burning, it is not a time to argue over the colour of the fire engine.’
Voices
Paul Murphy: Green members shouldn't back the deal with FF and FG - it's just not worth it
RISE TD Paul Murphy says, ‘By going into government, your party is signing up to significant concessions’.
# government formation
Leaders of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party agree on draft programme for government
The programme will now have to be voted on by the parties’ members.
Voices
Opinion: 'Caretaker governments without any limitations on powers do no favours for democracy'
Barrister Hugh O’Donnell says ministers still holding power despite losing their seats is untenable in the long run.
# Coalition
After weekend row, Varadkar, Martin and Ryan sat down for talks on government formation today
Fine Gael accused some Fianna Fáil TDs of “damaging” the talks process at the weekend.
# Development
Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to enter 'detailed' talks on government formation as 'equal partners'
Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are a step closer to forming a government together following a joint statement this evening.
Voices
Lise Hand: A leadership race in the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak? Labour can't catch a break
Lise Hand says Labour members hoping the leadership race would revive the party must be wondering if they accidentally ran over a family of black cats.