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# 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
# Oversight
# Oversight

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

Jan 13th 2017, 12:32 PM 23,002 Views 75 Comments

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
# News Agenda
# News Agenda

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

Jun 25th 2016, 9:30 PM 30,865 Views 226 Comments

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
# Day 60
# Day 60

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

Apr 26th 2016, 11:44 PM 43,101 Views 193 Comments

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
# GE16
# GE16

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

Mar 7th 2016, 5:21 PM 133 Views 103 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Mar 3rd 2016, 8:50 AM 90 Views 20 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Mar 1st 2016, 8:00 AM 84 Views 56 Comments

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
Live Feb 29th 2016, 8:30 PM

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

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

Two Healy-Rae brothers elected to the Dáil
# Dynasty
# Dynasty

Two Healy-Rae brothers elected to the Dáil

Feb 28th 2016, 11:42 AM 43,362 Views 148 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 28th 2016, 6:00 AM 112 Views 52 Comments

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
# Out Of Their Box
# Out Of Their Box

15 pictures that got us through election count day

Feb 28th 2016, 5:30 AM 80,881 Views 32 Comments

Bustle and boredom. agony and ecstasy.

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

Renua leader Lucinda Creighton has lost her Dáil seat
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

Renua leader Lucinda Creighton has lost her Dáil seat

Feb 27th 2016, 11:53 PM 82,458 Views 107 Comments

The Renua leader has been eliminated.

Shatter alleges 'unnecessary interference' by Fine Gael in managing vote
# Vote Number 1
# Vote Number 1

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

Feb 27th 2016, 10:13 PM 27,204 Views 56 Comments

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"
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

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

Feb 27th 2016, 9:29 PM 20,901 Views 60 Comments

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
# Shattered
# Shattered

Former Justice Minister Alan Shatter loses Dáil seat

Feb 27th 2016, 8:35 PM 27,158 Views 121 Comments

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?
# Column
# Column

Is Ireland going for more parish-pump politics?

Feb 27th 2016, 1:20 PM 813 Views 85 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Feb 26th 2016, 8:00 AM 633 Views 14 Comments

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...
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Feb 25th 2016, 5:00 PM 38 Views 39 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Feb 25th 2016, 12:00 PM 353 Views 52 Comments

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'
# GE16
# GE16

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

Feb 25th 2016, 8:00 AM 90 Views 72 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Feb 24th 2016, 5:00 PM 186 Views 54 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Feb 24th 2016, 9:30 AM 27,670 Views 169 Comments

The election is just three days away.

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

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

Feb 24th 2016, 8:00 AM 2,051 Views 107 Comments

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
# TV3

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

Feb 23rd 2016, 12:10 PM 19,386 Views 57 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 23rd 2016, 6:45 AM 20,710 Views 10 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Do you put much stock in opinion polls?

Feb 22nd 2016, 9:41 AM 19,553 Views 67 Comments

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
# Labour's Way Out
# Labour's Way Out

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

Feb 20th 2016, 5:00 PM 43,531 Views 382 Comments

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
# My Hometown
# My Hometown

Beautiful Bray and the demise of the Irish main street

Feb 18th 2016, 8:00 PM 37,548 Views 52 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Feb 18th 2016, 5:00 PM 181 Views 74 Comments

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?'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

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

Feb 16th 2016, 3:27 PM 31,563 Views 122 Comments

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

Matchy-matchy: Fine Gael ministers send the same tweets, word for word, during live debate
# Social Media
# Social Media

Matchy-matchy: Fine Gael ministers send the same tweets, word for word, during live debate

Feb 16th 2016, 12:12 PM 26,307 Views 113 Comments

The party said it does not tell politicians what to say on social media.

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

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

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

Feb 14th 2016, 2:24 PM 12,898 Views 20 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Feb 11th 2016, 5:00 PM 160 Views 195 Comments

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 Day In The Life
# A Day In The Life

IN PICTURES: Searching for votes with a Labour TD

Feb 10th 2016, 6:00 PM 11,812 Views 38 Comments

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
# Column
# Column

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

Feb 7th 2016, 8:00 AM 624 Views 81 Comments

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
# GE16
# GE16

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

Feb 4th 2016, 8:00 AM 25,947 Views 46 Comments

The deadline is next week.

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

Poll: Who will you vote for in the general election?
# GE16
# GE16

Poll: Who will you vote for in the general election?

Feb 3rd 2016, 10:02 AM 61,314 Views 291 Comments

It’s on.

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

TD insists calling rival 'Little Miss Twitter' is not sexist
# Battle On The Bay
# Battle On The Bay

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

Nov 3rd 2015, 5:00 PM 18,094 Views 73 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: When do you want the next General Election?

Jul 27th 2015, 8:58 AM 21,644 Views 125 Comments

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
# Shot Across The Bow
# Shot Across The Bow

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

Apr 23rd 2015, 11:00 PM 12,530 Views 30 Comments

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
# Coalition Of The Unwilling
# Coalition Of The Unwilling

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

Dec 8th 2014, 9:30 AM 23,191 Views 175 Comments

“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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