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#general election 2016

# general-election-2016 - Friday 13 January, 2017

'I forgot to give them a receipt': James Reilly referred to gardaí by Sipo over €1k election donation

Under Sipo rules, the maximum cash donation that may be accepted by a candidate during the general election is €200.

# general-election-2016 - Saturday 25 June, 2016

RTÉ, the Indo and the Times were "very, very hostile" towards Sinn Féin: Pearse Doherty

The Donegal TD has hit out at the election coverage of his party by some media organisations – and said it impacted voters.

# general-election-2016 - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

Fianna Fáil says it's now 'end game' and wants Dáil debate on water

The party wants the debate to be held tomorrow.

# general-election-2016 - Monday 7 March, 2016

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael need to get with the message from Irish voters

There’s no need to panic, this is a political evolution, not a crisis, writes Maura Adshead.

# general-election-2016 - Thursday 3 March, 2016

Life after an election: 'The hurt, the hard work and signing on the dole'

Nicola Cassidy, a former Green Party press officer, chronicles what happens when it all goes pear shaped.

# general-election-2016 - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

'When political parties backtrack on promises on who they would go into power with, I feel lied to'

I have found it disheartening the way our major political parties have once again belittled their voting public, writes Rob McDonnell.

# general-election-2016 - Monday 29 February, 2016

AS IT HAPPENED: Counts, checks and courts as Monday dragged for wannabe TDs

It’s been a long weekend. Stay with us as the count continues.

# general-election-2016 - Sunday 28 February, 2016

Two Healy-Rae brothers elected to the Dáil

Michael is bringing brother Danny from the Kingdom to Leinster House.

Five simple reasons the government got the mood of the people so wrong

The government’s electoral campaign emphasised the two slogans of “economic recovery” and “stability” failed to convince many voters, writes columnist Julien Mercille.

15 pictures that got us through election count day

Bustle and boredom. agony and ecstasy.

# general-election-2016 - Saturday 27 February, 2016

Renua leader Lucinda Creighton has lost her Dáil seat

The Renua leader has been eliminated.

Shatter alleges 'unnecessary interference' by Fine Gael in managing vote

The former justice minister said leaflets were distributed during the week instructing voters to give Josepha Madigan their number one.

Re-elected Enda Kenny: "Democracy is always exciting - but merciless"

Kenny admits FG-Lab coalition is out but won’t be pressed on linking with Fianna Fáil.

Former Justice Minister Alan Shatter loses Dáil seat

The former minister for justice lost his seat to the deputy leader of the Green Party Catherine Martin.

Is Ireland going for more parish-pump politics?

This election has been characterised by a disenfranchised electorate, writes Aaron McKenna.

# general-election-2016 - Friday 26 February, 2016

'This is why my vote is so important to me'

Those with Down Syndrome write about the importance of their vote and why they are engaging in the political system.

# general-election-2016 - Thursday 25 February, 2016

Bamboozled by opinion polls? Get up to speed in 6 simple steps...

If you’re looking at the polls to indicate the outcome, you should be careful, writes Tom Louwerse.

'Gender quotas won't substantially alter the outcome of the next Dáil'

The question of gender quotas continues to be a turbulent issue, not only in Ireland, writes Jason O’Sullivan.

'Living in Hong Kong, my citizenship means more than just what’s written on my passport'

The ‘home to vote’ campaign pushed for us all to come home, the message is different now, writes Aaron Mc Nicholas.

# general-election-2016 - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Millenials and Celtic Tiger cubs aren't taken seriously as people, never mind as voters

Patronising stunts aside, my generation is simply not represented in the political sphere, writes Anna O’Rourke.

Poll: Have the leaders' debates changed how you'll vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have the leaders' debates changed how you'll vote?

The election is just three days away.

'For me, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are virtually the same'

Columnist Julien Mercille gives us his take on the election ahead.

# general-election-2016 - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Vincent Browne's People's Debate wraps up after mammoth 40 shows TV3

Vincent Browne's People's Debate wraps up after mammoth 40 shows

The veteran journalist was in the Taoiseach’s constituency of Mayo – however, Enda Kenny did not make an appearance.

From The42 8 notable GAA figures hoping to win a seat in the Dáil this Friday Mixing Allegiances

8 notable GAA figures hoping to win a seat in the Dáil this Friday

There are a number of well-known GAA faces in the running for seats.

# general-election-2016 - Monday 22 February, 2016

Poll: Do you put much stock in opinion polls? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you put much stock in opinion polls?

Yes, we know it’s a bit meta to have a poll on polls…

# general-election-2016 - Saturday 20 February, 2016

'The one thing I'm certain of is that we're not at 4%' - Howlin plays down latest opinion poll

Results of the poll appeared online last night and indicate support for Fine Gael is at 30% while Fianna Fáil was at 22%.

# general-election-2016 - Thursday 18 February, 2016

Beautiful Bray and the demise of the Irish main street

Christina Finn lived and worked as a journalist in the Co Wicklow town when housing and homelessness were big concerns. Are they still?

'Downton Abbey and tea cups': We’ve a fairly dreadful record of sexism in Irish politics

Joan Burton got lots of criticism for her body language during last Monday’s leaders’ debate – but why, asks Lorraine Courtney.

# general-election-2016 - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Brother Kevin: 'Where are the 70,000 emigrants the government are luring back going to live?'

Crowley has been running the Capuchin Day Centre since 1969 – he says there are more people at risk of dying on the streets now.

# general-election-2016 - Sunday 14 February, 2016

Sinn Féin candidate woos voters with special political Valentine's card GRA

Sinn Féin candidate woos voters with special political Valentine's card

Oh, you shouldn’t have. No, really.

# general-election-2016 - Thursday 11 February, 2016

'Home to what?': Emigrants want a say in who runs the show while they're living abroad

Barry Johnston says emigrants are exercised about having no say in the kind of country they would one day like to return to.

# general-election-2016 - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

IN PICTURES: Searching for votes with a Labour TD

A glimpse into the current life of Dublin North West’s John Lyons.

# general-election-2016 - Sunday 7 February, 2016

'Power is a drug': Alan Kelly's recent interview showed the true colours of Irish politics

We need more than narcissism and hubris in Irish politics, writes Tom Clonan.

# general-election-2016 - Thursday 4 February, 2016

If you're not registered to vote, you better get moving

The deadline is next week.

# general-election-2016 - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Poll: Who will you vote for in the general election? GE16 This post contains a poll

# general-election-2016 - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

TD insists calling rival 'Little Miss Twitter' is not sexist

Sitting TD Finian McGrath and Fine Gael candidate Stephanie Regan are at loggerheads.

# general-election-2016 - Monday 27 July, 2015

Poll: When do you want the next General Election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: When do you want the next General Election?

Political parties are already gearing up.

# general-election-2016 - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Yet another Fianna Fáil figure has had a go at "defeatist" party leadership

Mary Fitzpatrick said party strategists ‘lack ambition’ and are ‘defeatist.’

# general-election-2016 - Monday 8 December, 2014

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil are both ruling out coalition with each other

“The report today is two parts fiction from the media and one part wishful thinking by Fianna Fáil,” said one TD.

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