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#ge2020

# ge2020 - Sunday 9 February, 2020

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

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

Sinn Féin’s performance is of particular interest.

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

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

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

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

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

Polling stations around the country are open until 10pm.

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

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

Woman dressed as celery ejected from Kerry polling station

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

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

The isle lies two kilometres off the north west coast.

'Completely ridiculous': Department criticised over last-minute information for voters with sight loss

There are 55,000 people in Ireland living with sight loss.

Factcheck: Will an increase in carbon tax make people in Ireland poorer?

The claim is contained in Sinn Féin’s election manifesto.

Factchecking the election: Here's how we ranked all the claims made by politicians over the last four weeks

We’ve been keeping an eye on the campaign over the last four weeks to sort out the facts from the waffle.

'Strength together': Eamon Ryan says Greens, Soc Dems and independents will talk first after election

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan talked to The Candidate Podcast.

Drugs, howlers and 'people from headquarters': The standout quotes from the election campaign

The election has brought us some memorable lines.

Q&A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on drugs ahead of GE2020

We’ve asked the parties their stance on topics such as decriminalisation and how they would tackle drug-related crime.

Q&A: Here's where Ireland's parties stand on women's healthcare ahead of the election

Where do the parties stand on issues like maternity and infant services, contraception and IVF?

Islanders set to cast ballots in Donegal, Galway and Mayo

The 12 islands have a total electorate of over 1,250.

Ahead of polling day, sign up to get all the latest news and analysis on the general election

All eyes are now on who will form the next government.

Poll: Do you plan to vote in the general election tomorrow? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you plan to vote in the general election tomorrow?

Polling stations will be open around the country from 7am to 10pm tomorrow.

Election 2020: Here's what each candidate wants to do for your constituency

Find out what candidates say they will do if elected.

Opinion: Never discount the 'friends and neighbours' factor in an Irish election

Candidates in Ireland tend to poll best in their local communities, writes Cathal Mullaney.

'Offer a lift': Calls for people to mind their older neighbours as storm due on voting day

Met Éireann has issued status yellow wind and rainfall warnings for Ireland on Saturday, the day of the general election.

'This campaign has attached jump leads to Irish history': How the world's media has covered the election

News organisations talk about Ireland’s success with the economy and Brexit, but also its failure to tackle the homeless crisis.

A sense of being 'left behind': Emigration and isolation in one rural Irish town

While the boom may be back in Ireland’s cities, not every town and village is reaping the rewards.

# ge2020 - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spend up to €1,000 on ads criticising each other over Sinn Féin

Both parties are pushing a similar message days out from this year’s election.

Mother of Paul Quinn seeks public statement from Sinn Féin MLA that her son was not a criminal

Breege Quinn made the request during a phone call with Mary Lou McDonald this evening.

Sinn Féin's surge could be seen on Facebook before it showed up in the polls

Sinn Féin’s message on Facebook is much the same as everywhere else. But it’s hitting home on the social platform more than other parties.

From alliances to acrimony: Why is the Irish left so fond of a split?

A brief history of the left-wing splits and alliances of the past decade.

Q+A: Here's where the parties stand on a united Ireland and holding a border poll

The question is more immediate since Brexit, so what are the parties saying?

What's your big election question for Eamon Ryan? It's YOUR chance to ask

We want to put your questions to all the party leaders before 8 February.

The Candidate Podcast: Mary Lou says undertone of 'sexism' at play with talk of 'shadowy figures' pulling her strings

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald answers YOUR general election questions.

'I apologise that this has gone on so long': Mary Lou says she'll speak to Breege Quinn this afternoon

The Sinn Féin leader sat down with The Candidate Podcast this morning.

Explainer: What is the Special Criminal Court and what is Sinn Féin's stance on it?

The court was set up after the IRA launched a bombing camapign in Britain on the eve of World War II and experts say it has become “normalised”.

Concerns raised as NBRU to curtail Dublin Bus route on polling day over anti-social behaviour

The NBRU claims drivers haven’t been getting the required assistance from local representatives and gardaí to deal with such problems.