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# GE16

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# SIPO
Tánaiste questioned over Donohoe controversy: 'I’m going to wait to see what Paschal has to say'
The minister said he would address matters that were put to him yesterday by opposition members.
All time
# share and like
Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spent thousands of euro targeting voters with Facebook ads
Both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael targeted voters through social media during the general election
# oversight
'I forgot to give them a receipt': James Reilly referred to gardaí by Sipo over €1k election donation
Under Sipo rules, the maximum cash donation that may be accepted by a candidate during the general election is €200.
# Election 2016
THE WINNERS: These are all the TDs that have been elected
It’s been a long weekend and these lads and ladies have already passed the post.
# Poster Boy
Fine Gael TD fined €3,000 for littering with 'Keep the recovery going' posters
Dublin City Council brought charges against Noel Rock for breaking litter laws.
# Cabinet
Who's in? Who's out? These are your new ministers
Enda Kenny revealed his Cabinet this afternoon.
# endapendents
Which Independents are open to talking to Enda Kenny?
As talks between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are tipped to be coming to an end – the spotlight turns to the independents.
# Day 60
Fianna Fáil says it's now 'end game' and wants Dáil debate on water
The party wants the debate to be held tomorrow.
# factcheck
FactCheck: How much have TDs and ministers been paid since the election?
And are they really “doing nothing”? TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck is on the case.
# Let's talk
Enda Kenny offers Micheál Martin a full partnership government as leaders finally talk
The meeting between Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin began at 8.30pm.
Voices
Jack Chambers has taken some heat on social media, but public figures get criticised all the time
Columnist Julien Mercille writes that if we start policing the internet for online abuse we can say goodbye to freedom of speech.
# Not paying
There has been a sharp rise in Irish Water cancellations since the general election
The revelation will come as a further blow to the future of water charges.
Voices
Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael need to get with the message from Irish voters
There’s no need to panic, this is a political evolution, not a crisis, writes Maura Adshead.
Voices
Getting more women in the Dáil can't be a once off thing, such progress must continue
In comparison to the 2011 general election, there has been an increase of over 40% in the number of women in the Dáil.
# the dance begins
The Independent Alliance had a "constructive" meeting with Enda
It comes ahead of the vote for Taoiseach next Thursday.
# choice
Half of Irish people think freer abortion access should be priority for next government
Almost three quarters of the people polled think there should be a referendum to allow the people to vote on the Eighth amendment.
# Analysis
Fianna Fáil are back, and they're no longer 'male, stale and outside the Pale'
The party managed to claw its way back into the Dáil, in crucial constituencies across Ireland, including Dublin. And they finally have some female TDs.
# glad it's over
10 things about Ireland's general election the world needs to understand
Political discourse can involve One Direction. That’s how it works here.
# Election 2016
THE LOSERS: The TDs we're saying goodbye to after they lost their seats
It’s been a rough couple of days for these well-known faces.
# the red wedding
Labour just had the worst election in its 104-year history
It might sound impossible, but Labour’s devastating defeat is even worse than it looks.
# overnight count
Labour's Willie Penrose has taken the last Dáil seat after an epic count
The marathon count went on all night – here’s who’s left standing this morning…
# longford westmeath
The Longford-Westmeath recount is back underway
It’s the fifth day of the epic count.
# Mná na hÉireann
We now have more female TDs than ever before - but do we really have gender quotas to thank?
A comprehensive analysis of the historic election of 35 women to the 32nd Dáil.
AS IT HAPPENED
A Labour loss in the 'group of death' and now there are just 2 seats up for grabs
Our liveblog of today’s events, as they happened.
# Dublin Bay North
'Group of Death': Minister for Drugs Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has lost his Dáil seat
As rules stand now, it looks like Labour will lose its speaking rights in the chamber.
# Bottoms Up
The low-downs: The 11 candidates who secured the least votes this election
Strange policies, late announced-campaigns and relative obscurity didn’t help these former Dáil hopefuls.
# winners alright
Poll-toppers: The 10 candidates who secured the most votes this election
Independents, party leaders and long-time TDs are all in the mix.
# nailbiting
In or out: What happened to the Fine Gael and Labour ministers?
It’s been a weekend of drama. As the dust settles, who’s left standing for Fine Gael and Labour?
# a weekend in mayo
'Up Fianna Fáil, we're back!': How the party reclaimed 'Fine Gael country'
The recovery that happened wasn’t the one Fine Gael had in mind.
# fresh blood
THE NEWBIES: Introducing your new first-time TDs
Meet the new kids on the block.
# gone
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.
# helluva drug
Alan Kelly's re-election reaction is already turning into a glorious meme
Bit of power. Be grand.
# Dynasty
Two Healy-Rae brothers elected to the Dáil
Michael is bringing brother Danny from the Kingdom to Leinster House.
Voices
Five simple reasons the government got the mood of the people so wrong
The government’s electoral campaign emphasised the two slogans of “economic recovery” and “stability” failed to convince many voters, writes columnist Julien Mercille.
# out of their box
15 pictures that got us through election count day
Bustle and boredom. agony and ecstasy.
# from the jaws of defeat
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.
# stephen manning
Candidate removed from Mayo count centre after approaching Enda Kenny
Stephen Manning was removed from the building after an exchange with security.
# Election 2016
Joan Burton survives: Labour leader keeps seat in Dublin West battle
She got in.
# Election 2016
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.
# Hey Mr Tallyman
The votes have been cast and the count is ready to begin - what happens now?
Garda escorts, thousands of staff and boxes and boxes of votes – it’s count day.