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# Elections 2014

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# Ballot Box Blues
Did the elections cause a nosedive in how good we're feeling about the economy?
KBC Bank’s consumer sentiment survey tumbled last month, with the election blamed for widespread bad humour.
# counting the cost
Just how toxic is the Labour party?*
*A thoroughly non-scientific analysis.
# Squeaky Bum Time
"You're prepared to lose"-the dying days of a European campaign
In the teeth of a four-way battle for the final Dublin seat, a seat which she won, joined Nessa Childers on the campaign trail.
# Northern Ireland
New TUV councillor in trouble over anti-Catholic remarks
TUV councillor Jolene Bunting apologised, explaining her teenage self meant ‘Republicans’ and not Catholics when she wrote the posts in 2011.
# The Mourning After
Ruairí Quinn 'resents' how Eamon Gilmore was treated
He was due more courtesy than he was afforded, the Minister for Education told reporters this morning.
# Elections 2014
State of Play: Just 6 seats to be filled in local elections
Who’s in? Who’s out? Who has to wait?
# Elections 2014
Angela Merkel: The rise of populist parties is remarkable and regrettable
But she is happy today with her own party wins.
Opinion: The rise of the independents... what does it mean for policy-making?
The number of floating voters has increased amid weakening attachment to political parties – could the affect coherent decision-making in the Dáil?
# LE14
The final stretch: Fewer than 40 council seats still to be filled
Counting is due to resume in most areas at 10am this morning.
# Final Countdown
Two out of Ireland's three Euro constituencies won't make first count tonight
Lynn Boylan has been voted in as MEP in Dublin, but South and Midlands-Northwest have adjourned until tomorrow.
# hungry eyes
Adams thinks Kenny should leave government, not be discussing future coalitions
As for Sinn Féin and Fine Gael sharing power? “It would be a most unlikely alliance.”
# LE14
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.
# paper cuts
Recount central: Get ready for another long day of #le14
Local election counts went on into the dawn chorus – and many electoral areas face a recount today…
# LE14
Sinn Féin set to be biggest party on Dublin City Council
The party will go from five seats to being the largest party on the capital’s local authority.
# Labour Pains
'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.
# From the mouth of babes...
Watch: Kids tell us what they think is happening today - and what they think of politicians
They believe that politicians do good, work hard and don’t attract girls.
# vote early vote often
The 11 emotions you go through when casting your vote
From annoyance to confusion to smugness, and back again.
Monaghan councillor dies while canvassing on election day
The death of Owen Bannigan will mean a re-run of the election in the Castleblayney area.
# gangland style
Election 2014: Finally, the long-anticipated 'Nidge' endorsement...
Who’s going to argue with Nidge?
# Election 14
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.
# Tales from the canvass
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?
# every vote counts
Cork candidates to attend meet and greet with asylum seekers
This follows outrage last week at management rules in asylum centres forbidding candidates from canvassing residents.
# Elections 2014
What's going on in Elections 2014? We're here to help
All the information you need in one handy widget. You’re welcome.
# Art Attack
7 surprisingly creative acts of election poster vandalism
These folks take the well-worn “fake moustache” idea and throw it out the window.
# Geert Wilders
Anti-Islamic, anti-EU, anti-immigration: The Dutch far-right leader who looks set to gain in European elections
Geert Wilders’s Party for Freedom is currently coming third in opinion polls ahead of the elections this month.
# Election 14
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.
# Election 14
Green Party candidate reports alleged racial abuse to gardaí
Grazvydas Vaitekunas, originally from Lithuania, was erecting posters in Monaghan last Thursday, when he was subjected to verbal racial abuse.
# Ireland South
Richard Cahill: 'Volunteer and community groups held this country together during austerity'
This Ireland South candidate in the European elections is hoping to reinforce at EU level the importance of volunteer work.
# Election 14
Independent EU candidate wants to introduce a 'radical' form of democracy
TJ Fay, the oldest candidate in election, is running in the Midlands-North-West constituency.
# Blame Game
Emer Costello: Barroso is to blame for EU unpopularity
Labour’s candidate says it was “the commission of Rehn and Barroso” that imposed hardship.
# Elections 2014
Brian Hayes: Northern Ireland is an "economic wasteland"
The junior Minister and Dublin MEP candidate said the North would be badly hurt by a UK withdrawal from Europe.
# Election 2014
Labour WILL run a candidate in the Longford Westmeath by-election
And here he is.
# Labour Pains
Labour Senator's attack on election rival continues amid calls to withdraw 'sexist remark'
An image, posted by Lorraine Higgins’s social media accounts, branded Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan a “turkey”.
# Analysis
There's a seat in the wild, wild (Dublin) west, but who can take it?
Who is going to win the Dublin west by-election? It’s anyone’s game.
# Northern Ireland
IN FULL: Speech by Gerry Adams on his release from police custody
The Sinn Féin president confirmed his support for the PSNI, proclaimed his innocence and thanked all those who supported him.
# for local people
What does a county councillor actually do?
They do a lot of work, walking and, no, they can’t repeal the water charges.