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#general election 2011

# general-election-2011 - Saturday 25 February, 2012

Remember this? The most pivotal moments of #GE11

Plus, some of the more memorable (and funny) episodes from the campaigns.

# general-election-2011 - Monday 26 December, 2011

New words: the official* glossary of 2011

*Not really. But these are the words that we never used (or understood the meaning of) before 2011.

# general-election-2011 - Saturday 24 December, 2011

The most telling Irish political pictures of 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

The most telling Irish political pictures of 2011

A general election, the implosion of two parties, EU drama and a Presidential campaign – can you picture all that in one year? We tried…

# general-election-2011 - Sunday 2 October, 2011

Micheál Martin: Fianna Fáil can come back from its meltdown

The Fianna Fáíl leader said there’s “no way to put a gloss” on electoral defeat – but insisted the party can recover.

# general-election-2011 - Thursday 3 March, 2011

Brian Cowen gives party pal a Seanad seat

Ousted TD gets seat – but just for a few weeks until Seanad election.

# general-election-2011 - Monday 28 February, 2011

FIANNA FÁIL’S JOHN MOLONEY has been eliminated in the 11th count in Laois-Offaly, where just one of five seats has been filled (by FG’s Charlie Flanagan). Meanwhile, two revised counts in Galway West have made only the slightest changes to the first count results, but have not seen anyone else elected. The returning officer for Galway West said earlier she could not give a timeline for the results, although results for both Wicklow and Laois-Offaly are expected later tonight.

The Daily Fix: Monday

Every evening, TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of the biggest news stories of the day, as well as the interesting bits and pieces you may have missed.

Dick Roche eliminated as Wicklow count rolls on

Fianna Fáil TD has been eliminated following rechecks in Wicklow, where five seats have yet to be filled.

Tale of the tapes: Who is going to take Cabinet posts?

While we’re waiting for the white smoke to emerge over Fine Gael’s talks with Labour, there’s no harm in looking towards who might fill the front bench in the 31st Dail, right?

"I lost a stone in weight out canvassing": Candidates 2011 reflect on Twitter GE11 This post contains images

"I lost a stone in weight out canvassing": Candidates 2011 reflect on Twitter

Some of the general election runners, riders and fallers took time out on Sunday to give thanks or just to give out on Twitter.

THERE WILL BE no further results announced tonight in the General Election 2011 count.

The Laois-Offaly count will recommence at 10am today. There will be no announcements from the Galway West count either overnight. The Wicklow recount granted to Fianna Fail’s Dick Roche will not begin until 9am.

A total of 12 seats are yet to be decided in these constituencies. So far, Fine Gael are on 70 seats, Labour on 36, Fianna Fail on 18, Sinn Fein on 13 and others (including independents) on 17 seats.

# general-election-2011 - Sunday 27 February, 2011

The Half Past Fix: 11.30pm

EVERY hour – on the half hour –TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results of the last 60 minutes. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

The Half Past Fix: 10.30pm

EVERY HOUR – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results of the last 60 minutes. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

The Half Past Fix: 9.30pm

EVERY HOUR – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results of the last 60 minutes. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

The Half Past Fix: 7.30pm

EVERY HOUR – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results of the last 60 minutes. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

Hanafin out as Boyd-Barrett takes final seat in Dun Laoghaire

Fianna Fail deputy leader was in final-seat battle with People Before Profit candidate as FG’s Mary Mitchell-O’Connor elected.

The Half Past Fix: 2.30pm

Every hour – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

Michéal Martin says Fianna Fail may now look to Northern Ireland

Leader says party is looking to “new challenges” including getting involved in Northern political scene and changing what it means to be in Opposition.

WE’RE OVER HALFWAY THERE, folks. One hundred and three of the 166 Dáil seats have now been filled. Those seats break down as follows: FG 45; Labour 26; Others 12; Sinn Féin 11; Fianna Fáil 9. For further details, check our handy map. TheJournal.ie is taking a break for the night, but will be back bringing live results from the count first thing in the morning.

The Half Hour Fix: 1.30am

EVERY HOUR – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

The Half Hour Fix: 12.30am

Every hour – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

# general-election-2011 - Saturday 26 February, 2011

The Half Past Fix: 11.30pm

Every hour – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

The Half Past Fix: 10.30pm

Every hour – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

The Half Past Fix: 9.30pm

Every hour – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

The Half Past Fix: 8.30pm

Every hour – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

FG and Labour policy differences not enough to prevent stable coalition

Political analyst Dr Graham Finlay believes Labour and Fine Gael will be able to form a stable coalition – and have fewer policy differences than the Greens and FF.

In quotes: Fianna Fáil's disastrous day at the polls

How Fianna Fáil candidates have been reacting to the party’s poor performance at the polls, with one describing it as a “rebuff”.

LABOUR HAS TAKEN THE second seat of GE11, with Pat Rabbitte polling on top in Dublin South West in the first count. Rabbitte received 12,867 votes – that’s 3,500 votes over the quota. Fine Gael’s Brian Hayes has less than 30 votes below the quota on the first count. Sinn Féin’s Sean Crowe polled third, with 8,064 votes. The second count will now commence. Labour’s Joan Burton took the first seat about an hour ago in Dublin West.

"A difficult and hard day for the party", says Green's Eamon Ryan

Former Green Party minister Eamon Ryan says he is in a difficult position to hold is Dublin South seat, but says his party remains united and will “come back strong”.

Voting trends: voter vengeance for Fianna Fáil and the Greens

Former coalition government parties look likely to lose substantial number of seats, particularly in Dublin, where Conor Lenihan and Paul Gogarty have already conceded.

# general-election-2011 - Friday 25 February, 2011

Poll: Are you going to vote today? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you going to vote today?

Are you determined to make it to the polling station today – or do you think it doesn’t make a difference?

# general-election-2011 - Wednesday 23 February, 2011

Why would a twentysomething run for the Dail?

Young candidates in Election 2011 tell TheJournal.ie why they want to be part of the 31st Dáil.

# general-election-2011 - Tuesday 22 February, 2011

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know, including: New Zealand earthquake kills 65; GE11 campaign focuses on children and jobs; Vancouver ranked best city to live in; and scientists develop cancer-inhibiting enzyme.

# general-election-2011 - Monday 21 February, 2011

Making Twitter count: Call for tallymen to tweet on #ge11

Twitter fans being rallied to stream information from election count centres this weekend.

Newstalk denies agreeing to preconditions on Enda Kenny interview

The Fine Gael leader said yesterday evening that he would not be taking any payments from teaching pension, but Newstalk presenter suggested Kenny would not actually discuss the issue in an interview.

Down with the kids: Who has the best 'tots-on-the-trail' pic? Face Off This post contains a poll

Down with the kids: Who has the best 'tots-on-the-trail' pic?

Not everyone can work well with kids… and impress their voter parents.

# general-election-2011 - Friday 18 February, 2011

The unasked question in the leaders' debate

We had the chance to assess the five heads of the main political parties at the start of the week – but how did the audience

Kenny won’t be drawn on Labour-FG coalition issues

Enda Kenny refused to answer question on forming a coalition with Labour, while Eamon Gilmore promises Labour will stick with a programme for government if it agrees one.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning, including: €5m funding for ghost estate issues; GE11 campaigns focus on jobs and constitutional reform; and private investigator believe Madeleine McCann is in the US.

# general-election-2011 - Thursday 17 February, 2011

Campaigns focus on education and mortgages

Education, mortgage distress, and political reforms are on the party agendas today, with a number of policy launches planned for Dublin this morning.

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