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#General Election

# general-election - Friday 30 October, 2020

Social Democrats member alleged to have voted twice in general election

Gardaí in Mallow confirmed that they are investigating an allegation of someone voting twice.

# general-election - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

New Zealand could delay election after virus returns

A three-day stay-at-home order for Auckland — a city of 1.5 million people — went into force today.

# general-election - Monday 22 June, 2020

Coveney says 'we can't rule out' another general election

Members of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party are currently voting on whether or not to back the programme for government.

# general-election - Friday 12 June, 2020

Still some 'heavy lifting' to be done in government formation talks, as teams work towards weekend deal

It is understood some progress was made in relation to agriculture and emissions, with parties signing off on the 7% target.

# general-election - Monday 2 March, 2020

Greens should be 'extremely' careful about going into government with FG or FF, says ex-Labour minister

Jan O’Sullivan said that the Greens needed to ‘tie down’ any commitments from the two parties.

# general-election - Friday 21 February, 2020

The Explainer: Why don't we have a government yet?

We get you up to speed with what exactly is happening.

# general-election - Thursday 20 February, 2020

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These two politicians want the job of keeping order in the next Dáil

The Ceann Comhairle will be tasked with sorting out rows in the Dáil, and there’s been a few.

# general-election - Sunday 16 February, 2020

Was childcare really that big an issue for voters in the general election?

It was a prominent topic throughout the election but just 3% of voters said it was the most important deciding factor for them.

# general-election - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

What are the possible coalition options for the next government?

No one party has enough seats to do it alone – so who is prepared to pair up?

Here is a complete list of all the TDs elected to the 33rd Dáil

There are 160 seats across 39 constituencies. All have now been filled.

Here are all the TDs we're saying goodbye to after they lost their seats

35 deputies did not get re-elected, including some high profile names.

Full house: Here are your 160 TDs elected in the 2020 general election

The last constituency to return a result was Cavan-Monaghan.

# general-election - Monday 10 February, 2020

As it happened: Sinn Féin surge sees party sweep to 37 seats as last seats filled in general election 2020

Ministers Regina Doherty, Mary Mitchell O’Connor and Shane Ross are among the high-profile names to lose their seats.

From 'pariah party' to potential Government partner: International media react to Sinn Féin surge

British broadcaster John Simpson has weighed in on the election result, saying Ireland had “succumbed to populism”.

What are the coalition options for the next government, and what are the leaders' stances?

For the first time ever, combined Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael seats may not make up a Dáil majority.

McDonald: 'I've made contact with Greens, Soc Dems and PBP about government formation'

She said her preference would be to form a government without Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

As it happened: Sinn Féin surge across the country as just under half of Dáil seats filled

The results came in from around the country as Sinn Féin’s support spiked this general election.

Turnout for Saturday election was fourth-lowest ever in history of the State

Turnout was actually down by over two percentage points.

# general-election - Sunday 9 February, 2020

From a handful of TDs to a 'seismic' surge: Sinn Féin's long and winding road to electoral breakthrough

Three elections ago, the party only won four seats in the Dáil.

Exit poll shows support for Irish unity referendum, especially among 18-24 age group

The highest level of support came from the youngest cohort of voters.

Sinn Féin is the most popular party among all age groups up to 65

The party is particularly popular among younger voters, according to an exit poll.

The nation has decided. Here's when we'll know the results

We’ve a very long day ahead of us until we find out how the 33rd Dáil will look.

# general-election - Saturday 8 February, 2020

As it happened: High turnout reported as final votes cast across the country

Polling stations around the country are open until 10pm.

Galway West PBP candidate suspended from party over claim he 'smashed phone'

Loughnane was one of Solidarity-PBP’s two candidates in the constituency.

How do people get those jobs at polling stations (and how much do they pay)?

Staff are required for both polling stations on Election Day and count centres throughout Ireland.

Poll: Who will be getting your number one vote on the ballot paper? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who will be getting your number one vote on the ballot paper?

Voting is already underway, but who will get your first preference today?

# general-election - Friday 7 February, 2020

'Completely ridiculous': Department criticised over last-minute information for voters with sight loss

There are 55,000 people in Ireland living with sight loss.

Drugs, howlers and 'people from headquarters': The standout quotes from the election campaign

The election has brought us some memorable lines.

Poll: Do you plan to vote in the general election tomorrow? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you plan to vote in the general election tomorrow?

Polling stations will be open around the country from 7am to 10pm tomorrow.

Election 2020: Here's what each candidate wants to do for your constituency

Find out what candidates say they will do if elected.

'This campaign has attached jump leads to Irish history': How the world's media has covered the election

News organisations talk about Ireland’s success with the economy and Brexit, but also its failure to tackle the homeless crisis.

# general-election - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Status Yellow wind and rainfall warnings issued for entire country this weekend

Storm Ciara is expected to bring strong winds and heavy rain over the weekend.

# general-election - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Mattie McGrath to proceed with High Court action over Tipperary voting date

The ballot in Tipperary was called into question following the death of independent candidate Marese Skehan.

The Candidate Podcast: Leo Varadkar answers your election questions

The Candidate puts readers’ questions to the party leaders.

# general-election - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

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

Miriam O’Callaghan and David McCullagh hosted the RTÉ debate this evening.

'Listen to us. Treat us as people': Messages for the next government from Dublin's homeless community

During this campaign, has been collecting views on the election from those experiencing homelessness.

Explainer: Why was the election postponed in Tipperary and what happens now?

An independent candidate died yesterday – and now it looks like Tipperary won’t get to vote until the end of the month.

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