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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 38,409 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 84,077 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 34,918 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 34,305 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 80,681 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 37,259 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 206,179 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 31,139 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 13,119 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 102,916 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
Live Feb 10th 2020, 1:26 AM

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

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 13,946 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 27,171 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 17,919 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 21,243 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 42,087 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 42,619 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 46,655 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 91,232 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 42,199 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 42,752 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 83,043 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 59,035 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
Live Feb 9th 2020, 4:25 PM

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

'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 28,994 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 19,302 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 28,662 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 61,749 Views 109 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 50,182 Views 66 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 39,438 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 98,872 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 141,913 Views 406 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
Live Feb 8th 2020, 9:00 PM

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

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 72,007 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 204,044 Views 90 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 75,608 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 11,839 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 58,157 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 119,426 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 18,438 Views 12 Comments

The isle lies two kilometres off the north west coast.