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# ge2020 - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Poll: Do you keep your vote private? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you keep your vote private?

Do you tell people how you vote?

Here are all the TDs we're saying goodbye to after they lost their seats

35 deputies did not get re-elected, including some high profile names.

FF finds itself between a rock and a hard place as all eyes turn to coalition talks

Martin does not have to consult the membership to enter talks with Sinn Féin.

The 1% issue: Did Ireland's Brexit team get a bounce in votes?

Despite being a junior minister, Helen McEntee has earned a significant international profile due to Brexit talks.

Full house: Here are your 160 TDs elected in the 2020 general election

The last constituency to return a result was Cavan-Monaghan.

# ge2020 - Monday 10 February, 2020

As it happened: Sinn Féin surge sees party sweep to 37 seats as last seats filled in general election 2020

Ministers Regina Doherty, Mary Mitchell O’Connor and Shane Ross are among the high-profile names to lose their seats.

Back from the dead: How Sinn Féin surpluses helped bring left-wing candidates over the line

More than any other party, Solidarity-PBP benefitted hugely from Sinn Féin transfers.

Mary Lou McDonald: 'I may well be the next Taoiseach'

The Dáil is set to sit in nine days’ time.

Sinn Féin TD says he was 'very excited' when he shouted 'Up the Ra' after being elected to the Dáil David Cullinane This post contains videos

Sinn Féin TD says he was 'very excited' when he shouted 'Up the Ra' after being elected to the Dáil

A video being shared on social media shows David Cullinane making the statement in an address to supporters.

Far-right parties barely register after polling less than 1% in most constituencies

Populist far-right parties failed to return a single candidate to the 33rd Dáil.

'We were blindsided by the surge of votes for Sinn Féin': Is there a future for the Labour Party after yet another dismal election?

Left-leaning parties including Sinn Féin, the Green Party and Social Democrats grew their support – so why not the Labour Party?

Neither a ripple nor a wave - the Green Party's record-breaking election

The Green Party’s best ever election result has been overshadowed by the Sinn Féin surge.

Former health minister James Reilly is retiring from politics

The Fine Gael politician ran unsuccessfully for the third time in Dublin Fingal.

Poll-toppers: the 10 candidates who secured the most first-preference votes in this year's election

Nine of the top ten TDs were Sinn Féin representatives, showing the extent of their surge across the country.

Timmy Dooley loses out as FF mayor who started RIC boycott wins seat in Clare

Michael McNamara (Independent) and Violet Anne Wynne (Sinn Féin) were also elected on the same count.

Social Democrats’ Gary Gannon takes final seat in Dublin Central battleground

The constituency takes in a broad stretch of Dublin’s northside, from the inner city out to Smithfield, and north towards Ashtown and Drumcondra.

Danny Healy-Rae apologises for 'to hell with planet' comment after confrontation with Green Party candidate

Cleo Murphy approached Danny Healy Rae yesterday about his comments.

Verona Murphy elected in Wexford as Malcolm Byrne loses seat he won in November

Murphy had been dropped from the Fine Gael ticket following a controversial by-election campaign.

Outgoing housing minister Eoghan Murphy re-elected in Dublin at expense of colleague Kate O'Connell

Murphy failed to meet the quota, but was elected at the expense of his colleague Kate O’Connell.

What are the coalition options for the next government, and what are the leaders' stances?

For the first time ever, combined Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael seats may not make up a Dáil majority.

The Explainer: What’s happened so far in the general election count?

As the counting continues, we bring you the biggest stories of GE2020 so far.

Couple who ran in the same constituency for different parties both get elected in dramatic final count

The two beat off competition from a Fine Gael candidate in what is traditionally a stronghold for FG.

The end of the road for the Independent Alliance 'experiment'

The defeat of Shane Ross marks the end of the Independent Alliance.

Sinn Féin surge and an unwelcome record for the Taoiseach: 13 key points of the election so far

Sinn Féin’s candidate in Clare topping the poll, Stephen Donnelly in danger in Wicklow, and a battle for Mary Lou’s transfers.

AS IT HAPPENED: Sinn Féin surge across the country as just under half of Dáil seats filled

The results came in from around the country as Sinn Féin’s support spiked this general election.

Micheal Lowry takes first seat in constituency where vote was nearly postponed

Voting almost didn’t go ahead following the death of independent candidate Marese Skeehan this week.

Turnout for Saturday election was fourth-lowest ever in history of the State

Turnout was actually down by over two percentage points.

How FG tried and failed to keep two outgoing ministers in one constituency

Doherty’s party colleague Helen McEntee was re-elected.

# ge2020 - Sunday 9 February, 2020

From a handful of TDs to a 'seismic' surge: Sinn Féin's long and winding road to electoral breakthrough

Three elections ago, the party only won four seats in the Dáil.

Mary Mitchell O'Connor and Regina Doherty lose seats in first major Fine Gael casualties

Solidarity-People Before Profit’s Ruth Coppinger has lost her seat.

Former tánaiste Joan Burton has lost her seat in Dublin West

Burton lost out on the fifth count.

The Sinn Féin candidates that came out of the blue to top the polls

We knew Sinn Féin would make gains in this election – but even still, some candidates had surprising surges in their areas.

'It's disappointing': Outgoing minister Shane Ross loses seat in Dublin Rathdown

He said he believed the Independent Alliance had been able to achieve a lot in government without “rocking the boat”.

Eoghan Murphy reckons his seat is safe as he defends his record on housing

Murphy polled in third place in Dublin Bay South.

'I'm a democrat, I listen to the people': Micheál Martin refuses to rule out Sinn Féin coalition

Martin said that ‘today is not the day’ to speak about government formation.

Taoiseach runs second to Sinn Féin candidate in Dublin West, as first election counts are announced

Taoiseach and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin look set to retain seats, but not expected to top polls.

Mary Lou arrives amid chants of 'Murphy out': The story so far at the RDS

The ‘Mary Lou Monsoon’, like today’s wild weather, arrived with the dawn.

'The two-party system in this country is now broken': McDonald arrives at RDS to cheers from supporters

“I think certainly the election has proven to be seismic,” McDonald said.