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# ge2020 - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

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

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

Feb 5th 2020, 10:13 AM 18,155 Views 68 Comments

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
# Social Networking
# Social Networking

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

Feb 5th 2020, 6:05 AM 22,073 Views 27 Comments

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?
# Out Of 10
# Out Of 10

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

Feb 4th 2020, 10:45 PM 143,607 Views 386 Comments

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
# Prime Time
# Prime Time

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

Feb 4th 2020, 10:35 PM 69,633 Views 166 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Feb 4th 2020, 9:00 PM 19,047 Views 92 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Feb 4th 2020, 8:30 PM 11,482 Views 21 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Feb 4th 2020, 7:08 PM 36,860 Views 90 Comments

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
# Childcare Costs
# Childcare Costs

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

Feb 4th 2020, 7:00 PM 13,362 Views 19 Comments

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
# Homeless Postcards
# Homeless Postcards

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

Feb 4th 2020, 5:30 PM 17,918 Views 55 Comments

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
# Marese Skehan

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

Feb 4th 2020, 5:21 PM 30,225 Views 8 Comments

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

What's your big election question for Leo Varadkar? It's YOUR chance to ask
# The Candidate Podcast
# The Candidate Podcast

What's your big election question for Leo Varadkar? It's YOUR chance to ask

Feb 4th 2020, 3:46 PM 13,303 Views 133 Comments

We want to know what matters to you. Get your questions in.

Explainer: Why was the election postponed in Tipperary and what happens now?
# Election
# Election

Explainer: Why was the election postponed in Tipperary and what happens now?

Feb 4th 2020, 12:00 PM 17,382 Views 15 Comments

An independent candidate died yesterday – and now it looks like Tipperary won’t get to vote until the end of the month.

Coveney says the word change has been 'ambushed' and accuses Sinn Féin of 'con job'
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Coveney says the word change has been 'ambushed' and accuses Sinn Féin of 'con job'

Feb 4th 2020, 11:34 AM 35,883 Views 311 Comments

Senior Fine Gael ministers went on the attack today as recent polls show them in 3rd place.

Tipperary may not go to the polls until 28 or 29 February 'at the earliest'
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Tipperary may not go to the polls until 28 or 29 February 'at the earliest'

Feb 4th 2020, 8:35 AM 20,172 Views 42 Comments

Returning officer James Seymour made the remarks this morning following the death of independent candidate Marese Skehan.

Gangland crime and coalition red lines: Dublin Bay North candidates debate in Coolock
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Gangland crime and coalition red lines: Dublin Bay North candidates debate in Coolock

Feb 4th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,668 Views 32 Comments

Fine Gael candidate Catherine Noone didn’t attend the debate.

Q+A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on housing and homelessness ahead of the election
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Q+A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on housing and homelessness ahead of the election

Feb 4th 2020, 12:05 AM 18,040 Views 63 Comments

We asked each political party where it stands on housing and homelessness policies in Ireland.

# ge2020 - Monday 3 February, 2020

Sinn Féin out in front as it tops latest election opinion poll
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Sinn Féin out in front as it tops latest election opinion poll

Feb 3rd 2020, 9:28 PM 81,831 Views 407 Comments

It comes just days from this year’s general election.

Bruton: Voters see Fine Gael as ‘the porridge on the cereal shelf’
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Bruton: Voters see Fine Gael as ‘the porridge on the cereal shelf’

Feb 3rd 2020, 9:12 PM 20,038 Views 76 Comments

Paschal Donohoe has called on voters not to vote for change “for change’s sake”.

Independent Tipperary candidates 'seeking legal advice' on postponing vote after other candidate's death
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Independent Tipperary candidates 'seeking legal advice' on postponing vote after other candidate's death

Updated Feb 3rd 2020, 8:20 PM 45,233 Views 39 Comments

Candidate Marese Skehan was found dead in her home in Thurles earlier today.

The Candidate Podcast: Richard Boyd Barrett, Peadar Tóibín and Catherine Murphy answer your election questions
# The Candidate Podcast
# The Candidate Podcast

The Candidate Podcast: Richard Boyd Barrett, Peadar Tóibín and Catherine Murphy answer your election questions

Feb 3rd 2020, 8:00 PM 7,173 Views 8 Comments

We put your questions to those looking for your votes.

Tipperary to postpone election vote following death of independent candidate
# Marese Skehan
# Marese Skehan

Tipperary to postpone election vote following death of independent candidate

Feb 3rd 2020, 6:52 PM 98,966 Views 63 Comments

The home help coordinator was found dead in Thurles eariler today.

Mary Lou McDonald to appear in RTÉ party leaders' debate
# Prime Time
# Prime Time

Mary Lou McDonald to appear in RTÉ party leaders' debate

Updated Feb 3rd 2020, 6:13 PM 56,398 Views 246 Comments

The decision came after a meeting of the RTÉ Election Steering Group.

Micheál Martin again rules out Sinn Féin coalition, saying party would 'destroy enterprise'
# Five Days To Go
# Five Days To Go

Micheál Martin again rules out Sinn Féin coalition, saying party would 'destroy enterprise'

Updated Feb 3rd 2020, 1:52 PM 26,436 Views 156 Comments

Martin says his party is “united” behind the position of ruling out Sinn Féin.

The Secret Canvasser: 'Some of them are your die-hards. Like Renée Zellweger, you had them at hello.'
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

The Secret Canvasser: 'Some of them are your die-hards. Like Renée Zellweger, you had them at hello.'

Feb 3rd 2020, 7:00 AM 13,755 Views 15 Comments

But most residents feel we’re a just a nuisance, writes our Secret #GE2020 Canvasser.

Q&A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on agriculture ahead of GE2020
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Feb 3rd 2020, 6:00 AM 9,289 Views 9 Comments

We asked each party what measures they’d take to resolve the beef dispute and support Bord na Móna workers at risk of losing their jobs.

# ge2020 - Sunday 2 February, 2020

What's your big election question for Catherine Murphy? It's YOUR chance to ask
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

What's your big election question for Catherine Murphy? It's YOUR chance to ask

Feb 2nd 2020, 7:00 PM 11,442 Views 62 Comments

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

Poll: Have you decided who you're voting for yet?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you decided who you're voting for yet?

Feb 2nd 2020, 1:10 PM 49,139 Views 226 Comments

The country goes to the polls next Saturday.

Googling the general election: Sinn Féin is the most searched for political party
# Google Trends
# Google Trends

Googling the general election: Sinn Féin is the most searched for political party

Feb 2nd 2020, 12:34 PM 25,372 Views 51 Comments

Google Trends has released an analysis of the questions people have been typing into Google about the general election.

Varadkar admits election looks ‘very tight’ after poll shows rise in support for Sinn Féin
# Too Close For Comfort
# Too Close For Comfort

Varadkar admits election looks ‘very tight’ after poll shows rise in support for Sinn Féin

Feb 2nd 2020, 12:06 PM 29,422 Views 158 Comments

Varadkar stressed that Brexit negotiations will be dificult if there is trouble forming an Irish government.

From Tallaght to Rathfarnham, the fight is on in one of Dublin's most unpredictable battlegrounds
# Dublin South West
# Dublin South West

From Tallaght to Rathfarnham, the fight is on in one of Dublin's most unpredictable battlegrounds

Feb 2nd 2020, 9:30 AM 76,102 Views 28 Comments

There are five sitting TDs running but we went canvassing with two hopefuls.

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil tied for top spot, new opinion poll suggests
# Neck And Neck
# Neck And Neck

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil tied for top spot, new opinion poll suggests

Feb 2nd 2020, 7:45 AM 50,536 Views 227 Comments

The Business Post/Red C poll has Sinn Féin up five points at 24%.

Q+A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on insurance ahead of GE2020
# Ge2020 Audit
# Ge2020 Audit

Q+A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on insurance ahead of GE2020

Feb 2nd 2020, 12:05 AM 20,024 Views 50 Comments

Anti-fraud gardaí, pooled insurance schemes and a potential referendum are all part of the parties’ plans on insurance.

# ge2020 - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil tweet out videos accusing each other of considering Sinn Féin coalition
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil tweet out videos accusing each other of considering Sinn Féin coalition

Updated Feb 1st 2020, 7:08 PM 22,236 Views 176 Comments

Leo and Micheál, both out canvassing in Cork today, ruled out a Sinn Féin coalition after a favourable opinion poll result for the party.

Paschal Donohoe accused of 'scaremongering' for saying Sinn Féin policies would 'scorch the economy'
# Finance Minister
# Finance Minister

Paschal Donohoe accused of 'scaremongering' for saying Sinn Féin policies would 'scorch the economy'

Feb 1st 2020, 2:40 PM 19,076 Views 122 Comments

Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin were accused by the Greens of “sprinkling magic” in their manifestos.

'I hope the candidates are listening': Anger in Firhouse as parents plead for more autism supports
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'I hope the candidates are listening': Anger in Firhouse as parents plead for more autism supports

Feb 1st 2020, 8:15 AM 16,732 Views 35 Comments

Firhouse Educate Together National School held a public meeting with several politicians in attendance.

Sinn Féin moves into second place ahead of Fine Gael, new opinion poll says
# Race Is On
# Race Is On

Sinn Féin moves into second place ahead of Fine Gael, new opinion poll says

Feb 1st 2020, 7:40 AM 118,710 Views 241 Comments

Fianna Fáil come out on top in yet another opinion poll with only a week to go until the general election.

Micheál Martin says his staff committed him to backing rent freeze by mistake
# Stumbling Block
# Stumbling Block

Micheál Martin says his staff committed him to backing rent freeze by mistake

Feb 1st 2020, 12:34 AM 48,804 Views 87 Comments

Martin was also grilled over a typo in the party’s manifesto.

No commuters need apply: Early rises and packed trains in the Kildare town 'bursting at the seams'
# Your Hometown
# Your Hometown

No commuters need apply: Early rises and packed trains in the Kildare town 'bursting at the seams'

Feb 1st 2020, 12:05 AM 77,844 Views 58 Comments

The town’s population has doubled in the past decade as the overflow of Dublin commuters set up shop.

# ge2020 - Friday 31 January, 2020

FactCheck: The claims from the final party leaders' debate of this year's election campaign
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: The claims from the final party leaders' debate of this year's election campaign

Jan 31st 2020, 7:35 PM 13,658 Views 34 Comments

We looked at more of the claims made during last night’s last leaders debate.

Social Democrats propose affordable homes at €200k and the end to commuter hell in election manifesto
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Social Democrats propose affordable homes at €200k and the end to commuter hell in election manifesto

Jan 31st 2020, 4:19 PM 25,331 Views 52 Comments

Entitled ‘Invest in Better’, the party said the document sets out a uniquely Irish version of the Nordic model”.