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# ge2020 - Friday 7 February, 2020

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.

Poll: Do you vote all the way down on a ballot paper? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you vote all the way down on a ballot paper?

Some people include every candidate in their list of preferences, while others leave some boxes blank.

Opinion: My polling card will arrive this week, but I live in the UK. Irish citizens abroad should have a vote

It suits politicians who’ve made mistakes for the ‘unforgiving’ Irish emigrants not to have a vote, writes Dr Alan Greene.

Hitting the road in the unpredictable urban/rural battleground of Cork North-Central

The constituency sees just two TDs seeking re-election, one of whom was elected only months ago.

# ge2020 - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Voting in Tipperary to go ahead this Saturday despite death of candidate, government confirms

It had initially appeared that the voting could not go ahead in the constituency this weekend following Marese Skehan’s death.

'Stop letting us down': Messages for the next government from Galway and Limerick's homeless community

Yesterday we shared views from people in Dublin experiencing homelessness – now it’s time to look outside the capital.

Q+A: Here's what the parties say they will do to reform childcare in Ireland

After a childcare protest marched across Dublin today, here’s a look at what the political parties are promising.

The 2007 killing of Paul Quinn: A timeline of the investigation and the political fallout

Today, Sinn Féin’s Conor Murphy apologised to Paul Quinn’s family for comments he made in 2007.

Storm Ciara to arrive on election day before 'extremely disturbed' weather next week Blowing In The Wind This post contains videos

Storm Ciara to arrive on election day before 'extremely disturbed' weather next week

The storm is set to bring wet and windy weather this weekend.

Mattie McGrath to proceed with High Court action over Tipperary voting date

The ballot in Tipperary was called into question following the death of independent candidate Marese Skehan.

The Candidate Podcast: Leo Varadkar answers your election questions

The Candidate puts TheJournal.ie readers’ questions to the party leaders.

Leo keen to stay on if FG loses election - and insists he's not interested in a big EU job

‘As a last resort’ Varadkar said he’ll go into government with Fianna Fail to avoid another election.

'They're not seen and definitely not heard': Why it's time for a homeless 'Rock the Vote' in Ireland

There are more than 6,300 homeless adults in Ireland and services say it is often difficult for people to register.

FactCheck: Are there really 20,000 homeless people in Northern Ireland?

The way statistics on homelessness are compiled are completely different in the two jurisdictions.

Lise Hand: 'Nobody wiped the floor with anyone else... except perhaps Miriam O'Callaghan'

A behind-the-scenes look at last night’s RTÉ Leaders’ Debate.

Poll: Do ads on social media impact how you vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do ads on social media impact how you vote?

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have spent over €100,000 between them on adverts on Facebook and Instagram since the start of the general election campaign.

The social election: A €100k Facebook splurge by FF & FG ... and Michael Healy-Rae wins Instagram

We take a closer look at the online battle for votes.

# ge2020 - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Leader ratings: How did you rate the party leaders in tonight's Prime Time debate?

Miriam O’Callaghan and David McCullagh hosted the RTÉ debate this evening.

'It'd be like asking John Delaney to take over the FAI again': The key points from the RTÉ debate

It was the final time the three debated before Saturday’s election.

Q+A: As the leaders of the 'big three' clash, here's what SF, FG and FF are promising in their manifestos

Examine some of the key general election promises ahead of tonight’s debate.

'You have to learn on your feet very quickly': First time TDs on adjusting to life in Leinster House

TheJournal.ie spoke with three candidates who have just completed their first term as TDs in Leinster House.

Michael Healy Rae and Sinn Féin in the lead in Kerry, as Greens in the mix for 5th seat

The TG4 poll seems to indicate that support for the Healy Raes may be falling. Meanwhile, support for the Green candidate is at 9%

Opinion: We don’t want the crumbs from the table – childcare is in crisis and we need support

Cut the bureaucracy and fund childcare properly, writes crèche operator Margaret Connell.

'Listen to us. Treat us as people': Messages for the next government from Dublin's homeless community

During this campaign, TheJournal.ie has been collecting views on the election from those experiencing homelessness.

Tipperary general election independent candidate to be laid to rest on Thursday

Marese Skehan was a member of the highly respected and well-known Skehan family.