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# ge2020 - Monday 10 February, 2020

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

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

Feb 10th 2020, 3:06 PM 38,328 Views 18 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Updated Feb 10th 2020, 2:45 PM 83,882 Views 125 Comments

Cleo Murphy approached Danny Healy Rae yesterday about his comments.

Verona Murphy elected in Wexford as Malcolm Byrne loses seat he won in November
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Feb 10th 2020, 2:28 PM 34,879 Views 22 Comments

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
# Dublin Bay South
# Dublin Bay South

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

Feb 10th 2020, 12:17 PM 34,237 Views 63 Comments

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?
# Seat Projection
# Seat Projection

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

Feb 10th 2020, 9:31 AM 80,582 Views 115 Comments

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?
# Podcast
# Podcast

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

Feb 10th 2020, 6:10 AM 37,252 Views 74 Comments

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
# Dail Is Fair In Love And War
# Dail Is Fair In Love And War

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

Feb 10th 2020, 4:07 AM 205,102 Views 27 Comments

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'
# Farewell
# Farewell

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

Feb 10th 2020, 2:11 AM 31,126 Views 25 Comments

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

Trends and tricolours: The images that sum up GE2020 election count day
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Trends and tricolours: The images that sum up GE2020 election count day

Feb 10th 2020, 1:45 AM 13,115 Views 11 Comments

How things looked today.

Sinn Féin surge and an unwelcome record for the Taoiseach: 13 key points of the election so far
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Updated Feb 10th 2020, 1:35 AM 102,875 Views 95 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

As it happened: Sinn Féin surge across the country as just under half of Dáil seats filled

Feb 10th 2020, 1:26 AM 244,331 Views 83 Comments

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
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

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

Feb 10th 2020, 1:11 AM 13,908 Views 26 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Feb 10th 2020, 12:36 AM 26,702 Views 55 Comments

Turnout was actually down by over two percentage points.

How FG tried and failed to keep two outgoing ministers in one constituency
# Not Returning
# Not Returning

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

Feb 10th 2020, 12:29 AM 17,858 Views 9 Comments

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
# On The Rise
# On The Rise

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

Feb 9th 2020, 10:00 PM 21,189 Views 40 Comments

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
# Gone
# Gone

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

Feb 9th 2020, 9:40 PM 42,024 Views 79 Comments

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

Former tánaiste Joan Burton has lost her seat in Dublin West
# Gone
# Gone

Former tánaiste Joan Burton has lost her seat in Dublin West

Feb 9th 2020, 9:35 PM 42,522 Views 30 Comments

Burton lost out on the fifth count.

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

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

Feb 9th 2020, 8:23 PM 46,616 Views 73 Comments

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
# Independent Alliance
# Independent Alliance

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

Feb 9th 2020, 7:30 PM 91,154 Views 156 Comments

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
# Returned
# Returned

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

Feb 9th 2020, 6:47 PM 42,137 Views 86 Comments

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
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

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

Feb 9th 2020, 5:07 PM 42,733 Views 93 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Feb 9th 2020, 5:07 PM 82,898 Views 132 Comments

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
# Tense Times
# Tense Times

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

Updated Feb 9th 2020, 5:05 PM 59,021 Views 97 Comments

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

As it happened: Tallies show Sinn Féin surge as Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire becomes first TD elected to the 33rd Dáil
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

As it happened: Tallies show Sinn Féin surge as Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire becomes first TD elected to the 33rd Dáil

Feb 9th 2020, 4:25 PM 377,068 Views 201 Comments

Votes are being counted all over the country.

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

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

Updated Feb 9th 2020, 4:25 PM 28,987 Views 87 Comments

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

Exit poll shows support for Irish unity referendum, especially among 18-24 age group
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Exit poll shows support for Irish unity referendum, especially among 18-24 age group

Feb 9th 2020, 11:50 AM 19,102 Views 30 Comments

The highest level of support came from the youngest cohort of voters.

'Kingmakers' and 'political marmite': How the general election is being reported across the world
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'Kingmakers' and 'political marmite': How the general election is being reported across the world

Feb 9th 2020, 10:42 AM 28,657 Views 33 Comments

Sinn Féin’s performance is of particular interest.

Sinn Féin is the most popular party among all age groups up to 65
# Exit Poll
# Exit Poll

Sinn Féin is the most popular party among all age groups up to 65

Feb 9th 2020, 9:03 AM 61,239 Views 110 Comments

The party is particularly popular among younger voters, according to an exit poll.

If the exit polls are borne out, government formation talks are going to be a bit of nightmare
# Wtf Moment
# Wtf Moment

If the exit polls are borne out, government formation talks are going to be a bit of nightmare

Feb 9th 2020, 8:26 AM 50,163 Views 62 Comments

So… Now what?

Is Eoghan Murphy in trouble? Will Shane Ross be smiling? Seven battlegrounds to keep an eye on today
# TIGHT AT THE TOP
# TIGHT AT THE TOP

Is Eoghan Murphy in trouble? Will Shane Ross be smiling? Seven battlegrounds to keep an eye on today

Feb 9th 2020, 6:45 AM 39,373 Views 16 Comments

Let’s get counting.

The nation has decided. Here's when we'll know the results
# Hour By Hour
# Hour By Hour

The nation has decided. Here's when we'll know the results

Feb 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 98,835 Views 76 Comments

We’ve a very long day ahead of us until we find out how the 33rd Dáil will look.

# ge2020 - Saturday 8 February, 2020

It’s a tie: Fine Gael, Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil all at 22% in exit poll
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

It’s a tie: Fine Gael, Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil all at 22% in exit poll

Feb 8th 2020, 10:03 PM 141,861 Views 404 Comments

The exit poll was commissioned by RTÉ, The Irish Times, TG4 and UCD and carried out by Ipsos MRBI.

As it happened: High turnout reported as final votes cast across the country
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

As it happened: High turnout reported as final votes cast across the country

Feb 8th 2020, 9:00 PM 196,657 Views 164 Comments

Polling stations around the country are open until 10pm.

Galway West PBP candidate suspended from party over claim he 'smashed phone'
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Galway West PBP candidate suspended from party over claim he 'smashed phone'

Feb 8th 2020, 3:46 PM 71,308 Views 0 Comments

Loughnane was one of Solidarity-PBP’s two candidates in the constituency.

Woman dressed as celery ejected from Kerry polling station
# Ah Here
# Ah Here

Woman dressed as celery ejected from Kerry polling station

Feb 8th 2020, 12:24 PM 203,936 Views 89 Comments

It appears the pair are vegan and involved in anti meat-eating campaigns.

Poll: Who will be getting your number one vote on the ballot paper?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who will be getting your number one vote on the ballot paper?

Feb 8th 2020, 9:26 AM 75,589 Views 251 Comments

Voting is already underway, but who will get your first preference today?

Lise Hand: Reckoning day as 531 candidates put themselves at the mercy of democracy
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Lise Hand: Reckoning day as 531 candidates put themselves at the mercy of democracy

Feb 8th 2020, 7:00 AM 11,833 Views 28 Comments

Lise Hand looks back at the four-week campaign and towards a bloody count.

When do the polls close? What should I bring? Everything you need to know before casting your vote
# Vote Vote Vote
# Vote Vote Vote

When do the polls close? What should I bring? Everything you need to know before casting your vote

Feb 8th 2020, 12:05 AM 58,029 Views 125 Comments

Happy voting!

Let's keep this as simple as possible: Should you vote all the way down the ballot paper?
# PR-STV
# PR-STV

Let's keep this as simple as possible: Should you vote all the way down the ballot paper?

Feb 8th 2020, 12:05 AM 119,096 Views 134 Comments

We offer two takes on it from election experts.

# ge2020 - Friday 7 February, 2020

In Photos: Voting takes place on Gola island off the Donegal coast
# Gola Island
# Gola Island

In Photos: Voting takes place on Gola island off the Donegal coast

Feb 7th 2020, 10:40 PM 18,408 Views 12 Comments

The isle lies two kilometres off the north west coast.