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# ge2020 - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

'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.

# ge2020 - Monday 27 January, 2020

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

Claire Byrne helmed the debate on front of an audience of over 300 people.

Aontú withdraws application for injunction against RTÉ

The seven-way debate is scheduled to take place on RTÉ One tonight.

What's your big election question for Brendan Howlin? It's YOUR chance to ask

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

Opinion: How would I, a refugee in Ireland, vote in this election?

Voting is a privilege and homelessness is the biggest challenge, writes Evgeny Shtorn.

Charities and community groups pen open letter to politicians urging them not to use 'hate speech'

Groups including Amnesty International Ireland have called for politicians to avoid hate speech during their campaigns.

# ge2020 - Sunday 26 January, 2020

Extinction Rebellion activists canvass in Dublin ahead of General Election

Canvassers said they were not recommending any particular political party on doorsteps.

Fine Gael won't go into government with Sinn Féin despite opinion poll support for the party, says Varadkar

Support for Sinn Féin has risen according to the latest opinion polls.

Poll: Will you watch the seven-way leaders' debate tomorrow? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you watch the seven-way leaders' debate tomorrow?

RTÉ are broadcasting live from NUI Galway on Monday night.

Rise in support for Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin, according to poll

It’s the first time since April 2017 that Fianna Fáil has polled ahead of Fine Gael in this series of polls.

Lise Hand: Most voters in the real world don’t give a monkey's if Leo Varadkar smoked hash

The bleak first week of the election campaign meant any moment of lighter drama was welcomed by all, writes Lise Hand.

# ge2020 - Saturday 25 January, 2020

The Green Party promises free student travel, public housing and a Universal Basic Income

Party leader Eamon Ryan criticised other parties for their lack of ambition when it comes to climate action.

Opinion: Will young people vote in this election?

We asked four young people for their opinions.

Poll: Do you read political party manifestos before casting your vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you read political party manifestos before casting your vote?

The general election is just two weeks away.

How different are Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil really, based on their manifestos?

There are a lot of promises to the electorate over the 260+ combined pages in both manifestos.

# ge2020 - Friday 24 January, 2020

Fine Gael promises reduced taxes, pension increases and a Brexit A-Team

Varadkar promised to increase the State pension by €25 over the next five years.

The Candidate Podcast: Micheál Martin answers your election questions

The Candidate puts readers’ questions to the party leaders.

Fianna Fáil promises affordable housing, a rural crime bureau and a tobacco-free Ireland

The 150-page policy document was unveiled this afternoon.

Proposals to bring Metrolink to UCD and an extension of breastfeeding breaks for women: Leo's manifesto promises

Fine Gael will launch its general election manifesto today – as will Fianna Fáil.

The Candidate: Rent freeze not off the table, rent hike reforms and a fiver for pensioners - Micheál's manifesto promises

Micheál Martin told The Candidate Podcast that he will reduce the rate rents rise in rent pressure zones.

# ge2020 - Thursday 23 January, 2020

FactCheck: The claims made by Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin in the first leaders' debate

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin clashed last night in a debate on Virgin Media One. We’ve looked at the main claims.

Doherty looks set to top poll in Donegal and Sinn Féin may get second seat

Pearse Doherty’s expected surplus could help his Sinn Féin colleague Pádraig Mac Lochlainn regain his seat, according to a new opinion poll.

'We want a new government': Martin rules out grand coalition floated by Taoiseach during debate

The Fianna Fáil leader said people in Ireland “want Fine Gael out of office”.

Lise Hand: Will they? Won't they? Shades of Love Island as big parties can't avoid recoupling talk

Who needs bikinis and palm trees and hook-ups when we have Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin post-breakup? asked Lise Hand who was in Ballymount last night for the Virgin Media Big Debate.

Personal drug use and a potential grand coalition: The key moments from the first head-to-head TV debate

There was no Sinn Féin representative present but the party was not far away from the debate.

# ge2020 - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Leader ratings: How did you rate Varadkar and Martin in tonight's live TV debate?

Tonight’s Virgin Media Television debate was hosted by Pat Kenny.