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# ge2020 - Sunday 2 February, 2020

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

The country goes to the polls next Saturday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

'You'll get into bed with anyone': Key moments from last night's seven-way leaders' debate

The debate took place at Virgin Media’s Ballymount studio.

# ge2020 - Thursday 30 January, 2020

Facebook removes Renua election ads that were 'not correctly labelled'

One ad mentioned increasing prisons and another promised to “restore the green Irish passport”.

Leader ratings: How did you rate the party leaders in tonight's Virgin Media One debate?

Matt Cooper and Ivan Yates helmed the debate at Ballymount tonight.

What are your big election questions for Richard Boyd Barrett and Peadar Tóibín? It's YOUR chance to ask

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

'Pathetic': Fine Gael are getting up early in the morning for a Brexit photo-op and Micheál's not impressed

Martin also hit out against Fine Gael’s Phil Hogan, who is now the EU’s chief trade negotiator.

Fine Gael stands by Catherine Noone and she can do whatever interview she likes, says Donohoe

Noone said the Taoiseach is a “very good politician”, but said she had no doubt he is “on the spectrum”.

Lise Hand: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are asking 'What can we do about Mary Lou?'

After a jump in recent opinion polls, the ‘big two’ parties are worried about a Shinner surge, writes Lise Hand.

Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have spent over €50k on Facebook adverts so far this campaign

The three main parties are way ahead in terms of spending on Facebook and Instagram since the campaign got under way.

# ge2020 - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling must end, says Fianna Fáil

Jim O’Callaghan said a Gambling Regulator needs to be in place by the end of the year.

Factcheck: Does the average person working full-time in Ireland earn €47,000 a year?

The claim was made by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during Monday night’s debate.

'We're not trying to scare people': Coveney says Brexit not coming up on the doorsteps, but that might change

Coveney said Brexit is coming at us like a ‘freight train’.

Simon Coveney apologises for Noone's comments: 'They were offensive, ignorant and wrong'

Noone is now writing to autism support organisations.

Free public transport and a 50% cut in national dairy herd pledged by Solidarity-People Before Profit

The party launched its climate action manifesto in Dublin today.

The Candidate Podcast: Brendan Howlin answers your election questions

The Candidate puts readers’ questions to the party leaders.

'Ireland can't be a nodding duck': Howlin says Labour will push for end to US military use of Shannon

The Labour leader said inspections of US aircraft should be carried out.

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

We asked each political party where it stands on cycling policy in Ireland.

# ge2020 - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

FactCheck: The claims about Fine Gael's record on the housing crisis made during last night's debate

Several claims were made about housing supply and homelessness last night. We’ve looked at the main ones.

Soc Dems and Greens look set to win a seat each in Galway West

Outgoing Independent TDs Catherine Connelly and Noel Grealish look in danger of losing their seats – but could be saved on transfers.

Sinn Féin's 'manifesto for change' pledges to build 100,000 homes and secure a referendum on Irish unity

The party has also committed to returning the pension age to 65 and abolishing the property tax.

Who wants to be your TD? Meet the 2020 candidates with's election centre

It’s your essential guide to GE2020.

Labour promises three-year rent freeze, a living wage, and free GP care to under-18s

The party has launched its ‘Building an Equal Society’ manifesto this afternoon.

'Good enough for me': Varadkar says he accepts apology from FG senator who described him as 'autistic'

Catherine Noone released a statement this morning apologising for the remarks and saying she withdrew them.

Claim that Sinn Féin TDs have 'zero' influence over policies is untrue, says McDonald

Aontú leader Peadar Tóibín said party policy decisions are made by a small group of people.

Poll: Are live debates influencing how you'll vote in the General Election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are live debates influencing how you'll vote in the General Election?

Last night, the seven leaders from the main political parties took part in a live TV debate.

'There's a fair few nutters in every party': The key moments from the RTÉ leaders' TV debate

The seven-way debate took place in NUIG tonight.