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Wednesday 26 October, 2011

Gallery: National Library launches its archive of General Election 2011 websites Election Archive This post contains images

Gallery: National Library launches its archive of General Election 2011 websites

Over 90 blogs and websites, including, were captured during the GE11 election period for the NLI’s first election website archive.

Monday 4 July, 2011

Data watchdog received 25 election-related complaints

Over two dozen members of the public have made official complaints after politicians tried to access their personal information.

Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Varadkar's team remove '10,000 cable ties' abandoned after election Cable Ties This post contains a poll

Varadkar's team remove '10,000 cable ties' abandoned after election

Tourism minister Leo Varadkar says he and his team have removed thousands of ties abandoned after removing election posters.

Wednesday 27 April, 2011

Big FF names tumble in second Seanad election

Former junior ministers Martin Mansergh and Sean Connick both fail in bids to win election to the Administrative panel.

Monday 11 April, 2011

Mary Hanafin: I will run in the next general election

Former Fianna Fail TD says she hasn’t given up on politics – but says it will be a “full five years” before Fianna Fail gets a chance to challenge at the polls again.

Sunday 20 March, 2011

Gormley resigns Green Party leadership as party refocuses

Senator Dan Boyle says Gormley wants the party to return to first principles.

Wednesday 16 March, 2011

Poster kids of Election 2011 cleaned up after themselves

The four councils in the heavily postered city and county of Dublin say candidates were compliant, for the most part, with election poster removal.

Thursday 10 March, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

In pictures: Junior ministers named by Enda Kenny Dáil Éireann This post contains images

In pictures: Junior ministers named by Enda Kenny

The line-up in the new coalition government is complete with the announcement of nine Fine Gael and six Labour ministers of state.

Wednesday 9 March, 2011

In numbers: Brian Cowen's tenure as Taoiseach

As one administration takes power, another steps down – so here’s some condensed figures on the Brian Cowen era.

Enda Kenny's new coalition cabinet, in pictures Dáil Éireann This post contains images

Enda Kenny's new coalition cabinet, in pictures

Our guide to who’s who in the new team of 15 tasked with running the country under the stewardship of Enda Kenny.

Maiden speeches jump on Enda Kenny's victory chariot

New TDs and independents make sure they have their “spake” before Fine Gael leader gets the nod for Taoiseach.

As it happened: Enda Kenny's appointment as Taoiseach The New Dáil This post contains videos

As it happened: Enda Kenny's appointment as Taoiseach

Enda Kenny’s new coalition government formally takes power, after he is appointed Taoiseach by 117 votes to 27.

Poll: Who should be ceann comhairle? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who should be ceann comhairle?

The Ceann Comhairle is expected to be impartial, authoritative and able to keep control of the House. Who do you think is up to the job?

Monday 7 March, 2011

Labour's Ruairí Quinn criticises Fine Gael's "anti-market attitudes"

Quinn reacts to FG’s Brian Hayes comment that the awarding of a contract to print State exam papers to a UK company was “absurd”.

From The Daily Edge Blood on the canvass: TV and radio docs capture anger of Election 2011 Canvassing

Blood on the canvass: TV and radio docs capture anger of Election 2011

The spotlight is on the campaigns of six candidates in TV doc tonight, while radio work captures the canvassing style of Conor Lenihan.

Labour and Fine Gael endorse draft Programme for Government

The Dáil’s two biggest parties will form the next government, after both independently backed a deal to share power.

Sunday 6 March, 2011

Details emerge of Fine Gael and Labour's programme for government

Details that have so far emerged include the Department of Finance being split into two, the formation of an economic council, and an agreement to reduce the deficit by 2015.

Fine Gael and Labour reach agreement on programme for government

The two party leaders have reached an agreement on a programme for government but there are no details of that programme so far.

Saturday 5 March, 2011

A DRAFT PROGRAMME for government agreed between the negotiating teams from Fine Gael and Labour should be ready for publication this evening, according to Fine Gael’s chief negotiator Phil Hogan. Hogan told RTÉ that a draft had been prepared, but that the input of Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore was required to reach agreement on a final document. Labour is preparing to hold a special party conference tomorrow, where its members will be asked to rubberstamp any deal.

Friday 4 March, 2011

The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

The poignant, the beautiful, the stunning – and the plain bizarre – moments of the week, in pictures.

Take 5: Friday

Five things you need to know by 5 o’clock.

Labour say no guarantee talks will conclude today as FG say a number of issues remain

Reports of a deal being close appear premature with Fine Gael also saying there are still a number of issues to be resolved.

Labour grassroots members oppose coalition with Fine Gael

Labour grassroots members oppose coalition with Fine Gael

Labour councillors, the national chair of Labour Youth and the Unite trade union have voiced their opposition to a Labour-Fine Gael coalition – saying the country needs a strong opposition.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am.

THE UNITE TRADE union, two Labour councillors and the national chair of Labour Youth plan to outline their opposition within Labour party grassroots membership to a coalition with Fine Gael later today.

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.

Gerry Adams to lead Sinn Féin in the Dáil

The party’s president will lead them in Dáil Eireann where they will have a record number of TDs.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: The news from the Department of Finance is even worse than we thought; an artist’s fingers cut off during a savage attack and everything you need to know to bluff your way through the day’s cricket chat.

Scale of economic problems revealed to parties

Fine Gael and Labour have said that the true scale of the economic crisis has been revealed to them during briefing in recent days – and described the news as “sobering”.

Wednesday 2 March, 2011

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The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Garda Ombudsman to investigate circumstances of man’s suspected suicide in Kerry after negotiations with gardaí; Galway West count finishes 73 hours after it begun, and the future of Slane is under threat.

Results in after epic 73-hour count in Galway West

The 60,647 votes in Galway West have been counted, counted, and counted again – and elected five TDs this morning.

Tuesday 1 March, 2011

Revealed: the full cost of dumping our outgoing government TDs

The first-year pensions of the 41 Fianna Fáil and Green TDs who failed to keep their seats underlines the price of change.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Full recount ordered in Galway West; Irish banks tap the EU for more emergency funding, and the €288 million yacht being built by an African dictator’s son.

Opposition 'still an option' for Labour, chiefs believe

Labour’s National Council gives its go-ahead for coalition talks with FG – but says it won’t fly straight into government.

All Dáil seats now filled but recount in Galway West with five candidates elected

A full recount will get underway in Galway West this afternoon with five candidates already elected but not yet declared.

The counts have finally concluded in Laois-Offaly and Wicklow, while a full recount has been ordered in Galway West after 5 candidates had been elected.

In Laois-Offaly, Barry Cowen, fellow Fianna Fáil candidate Sean Fleming, Fine Gael’s Marcella Corcoran Kennedy and Sinn Fein’s Brian Stanley have been elected, along with Charlie Flanagan, who was elected earlier.

In Wicklow, after 19 counts, three Fine Gael, one Labour and one Independent, Stephen Donnelly, have been declared elected.

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, 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.