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#Elections 2014

# elections-2014 - Monday 9 June, 2014

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.

# elections-2014 - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Just how toxic is the Labour party?*

*A thoroughly non-scientific analysis.

# elections-2014 - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

"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.

# elections-2014 - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

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.

Ruairí Quinn 'resents' how Eamon Gilmore was treated The Mourning After This post contains videos

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.

State of Play: Just 6 seats to be filled in local elections

Who’s in? Who’s out? Who has to wait?

# elections-2014 - Monday 26 May, 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?

The final stretch: Fewer than 40 council seats still to be filled

Counting is due to resume in most areas at 10am this morning.

# elections-2014 - Sunday 25 May, 2014

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.

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.”

National Front takes one in four votes at top of French exit poll

Leader Marine Le Pen celebrating surge of vote for her anti-immigration, anti-EU party.

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.

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…

As it happened: Local election results 2014 SATURDAY

Find out who has won a seat, who is ripping up their posters – and who is arguing over the result.

# elections-2014 - Saturday 24 May, 2014

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.

'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.

Independents' Day: Exit poll shows non-party candidates topping the poll

Support for Labour has slumped to just 7 per cent.

# elections-2014 - Friday 23 May, 2014

Watch: Kids tell us what they think is happening today - and what they think of politicians From The Mouth Of Babes... This post contains videos

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.

From The Daily Edge The 11 emotions you go through when casting your vote 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 RIP

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.

# elections-2014 - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Election 2014: Finally, the long-anticipated 'Nidge' endorsement...

Who’s going to argue with Nidge?

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.

# elections-2014 - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

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?

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 - Tuesday 20 May, 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.

From The Daily Edge 7 surprisingly creative acts of election poster vandalism 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.

# elections-2014 - Sunday 18 May, 2014

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.

# elections-2014 - Saturday 17 May, 2014

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.

# elections-2014 - Monday 12 May, 2014

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.

# elections-2014 - Sunday 11 May, 2014

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.

# elections-2014 - Saturday 10 May, 2014

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.

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 - Friday 9 May, 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.

# elections-2014 - Thursday 8 May, 2014

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”.

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.

# elections-2014 - Monday 5 May, 2014

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.

What does a county councillor actually do?

They do a lot of work, walking and, no, they can’t repeal the water charges.

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