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#General Election

# general-election - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Tipperary may not go to the polls until 28 or 29 February 'at the earliest'
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Tipperary may not go to the polls until 28 or 29 February 'at the earliest'

Feb 4th 2020, 8:35 AM 20,180 Views 42 Comments

Returning officer James Seymour made the remarks this morning following the death of independent candidate Marese Skehan.

Q+A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on housing and homelessness ahead of the election
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Q+A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on housing and homelessness ahead of the election

Feb 4th 2020, 12:05 AM 18,330 Views 63 Comments

We asked each political party where it stands on housing and homelessness policies in Ireland.

# general-election - Monday 3 February, 2020

The Candidate Podcast: Richard Boyd Barrett, Peadar Tóibín and Catherine Murphy answer your election questions
# The Candidate Podcast
# The Candidate Podcast

The Candidate Podcast: Richard Boyd Barrett, Peadar Tóibín and Catherine Murphy answer your election questions

Feb 3rd 2020, 8:00 PM 7,181 Views 8 Comments

We put your questions to those looking for your votes.

# general-election - Sunday 2 February, 2020

From Tallaght to Rathfarnham, the fight is on in one of Dublin's most unpredictable battlegrounds
# Dublin South West
# Dublin South West

From Tallaght to Rathfarnham, the fight is on in one of Dublin's most unpredictable battlegrounds

Feb 2nd 2020, 9:30 AM 76,174 Views 28 Comments

There are five sitting TDs running but we went canvassing with two hopefuls.

# general-election - Thursday 30 January, 2020

Leader ratings: How did you rate the party leaders in tonight's Virgin Media One debate?
# Out Of 10
# Out Of 10

Leader ratings: How did you rate the party leaders in tonight's Virgin Media One debate?

Jan 30th 2020, 10:30 PM 63,027 Views 170 Comments

Matt Cooper and Ivan Yates helmed the debate at Ballymount tonight.

Lise Hand: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are asking 'What can we do about Mary Lou?'
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Lise Hand: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are asking 'What can we do about Mary Lou?'

Jan 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 67,109 Views 141 Comments

After a jump in recent opinion polls, the ‘big two’ parties are worried about a Shinner surge, writes Lise Hand.

Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have spent over €50k on Facebook adverts so far this campaign
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have spent over €50k on Facebook adverts so far this campaign

Jan 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 13,861 Views 90 Comments

The three main parties are way ahead in terms of spending on Facebook and Instagram since the campaign got under way.

# general-election - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

'We're not trying to scare people': Coveney says Brexit not coming up on the doorsteps, but that might change
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'We're not trying to scare people': Coveney says Brexit not coming up on the doorsteps, but that might change

Jan 29th 2020, 5:02 PM 10,669 Views 53 Comments

Coveney said Brexit is coming at us like a ‘freight train’.

Simon Coveney apologises for Noone's comments: 'They were offensive, ignorant and wrong'
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Simon Coveney apologises for Noone's comments: 'They were offensive, ignorant and wrong'

Jan 29th 2020, 3:57 PM 23,583 Views 62 Comments

Noone is now writing to autism support organisations.

'Ireland can't be a nodding duck': Howlin says Labour will push for end to US military use of Shannon
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'Ireland can't be a nodding duck': Howlin says Labour will push for end to US military use of Shannon

Jan 29th 2020, 7:20 AM 11,601 Views 37 Comments

The Labour leader said inspections of US aircraft should be carried out.

# general-election - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Who wants to be your TD? Meet the 2020 candidates with TheJournal.ie's election centre
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Who wants to be your TD? Meet the 2020 candidates with TheJournal.ie's election centre

Jan 28th 2020, 4:15 PM 137,930 Views 116 Comments

It’s your essential guide to GE2020.

'Good enough for me': Varadkar says he accepts apology from FG senator who described him as 'autistic'
# Catherine Noone
# Catherine Noone

'Good enough for me': Varadkar says he accepts apology from FG senator who described him as 'autistic'

Jan 28th 2020, 11:56 AM 36,648 Views 100 Comments

Catherine Noone released a statement this morning apologising for the remarks and saying she withdrew them.

# general-election - Monday 27 January, 2020

Aontú withdraws application for injunction against RTÉ
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Aontú withdraws application for injunction against RTÉ

Updated Jan 27th 2020, 3:25 PM 44,958 Views 77 Comments

The seven-way debate is scheduled to take place on RTÉ One tonight.

# general-election - Thursday 23 January, 2020

Lise Hand: Will they? Won't they? Shades of Love Island as big parties can't avoid recoupling talk
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Lise Hand: Will they? Won't they? Shades of Love Island as big parties can't avoid recoupling talk

Jan 23rd 2020, 6:50 AM 17,173 Views 45 Comments

Who needs bikinis and palm trees and hook-ups when we have Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin post-breakup? asked Lise Hand who was in Ballymount last night for the Virgin Media Big Debate.

# general-election - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

What's your big election question for Micheál Martin? It's YOUR chance to ask
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

What's your big election question for Micheál Martin? It's YOUR chance to ask

Jan 22nd 2020, 2:14 PM 17,707 Views 175 Comments

We want to put your questions to all the party leaders before 8 February.

# general-election - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

No rent freeze under FF government as party states it would be unconstitutional
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

No rent freeze under FF government as party states it would be unconstitutional

Jan 21st 2020, 5:36 PM 37,008 Views 170 Comments

Fianna Fáil has been legally advised against ‘a flat rent freeze’.

Lise Hand: Meticulous election planning meaningless as parties skid on first banana skins
# Events Dear
# Events Dear

Lise Hand: Meticulous election planning meaningless as parties skid on first banana skins

Jan 21st 2020, 6:30 AM 29,437 Views 33 Comments

Election candidates can find themselves at the mercy of the news cycle but they shouldn’t be blindsided by issues known to Joe Duffy and their canvassers, writes Lise Hand in her first column for TheJournal.ie.

The pension age is now a major election issue - so where do all the parties stand?
# Retirement Age
# Retirement Age

The pension age is now a major election issue - so where do all the parties stand?

Jan 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 52,062 Views 125 Comments

The pension age is set to increase to 67 in 2021, and 68 in 2028.

# general-election - Monday 20 January, 2020

Opinion poll: Just four points between three parties as FF tops, FG drops and SF climbs
# State Of The Race
# State Of The Race

Opinion poll: Just four points between three parties as FF tops, FG drops and SF climbs

Jan 20th 2020, 10:11 PM 51,855 Views 223 Comments

The Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll surveyed voters last week as the election was called.

What are the issues affecting people in your area? We want to send our election team to your hometown
# Let Us Know
# Let Us Know

What are the issues affecting people in your area? We want to send our election team to your hometown

Jan 20th 2020, 7:00 PM 14,270 Views 0 Comments

Over the next three weeks we’ll be sending reporters around the country to hear directly from voters about the issues that really matter in their local area.

# general-election - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Buckle up, this #GE2020 campaign promises to be interesting

Larry Donnelly: Buckle up, this #GE2020 campaign promises to be interesting

Jan 18th 2020, 9:00 PM 16,366 Views 61 Comments

As a self-confessed political anorak, Larry Donnelly is looking forward to the race.

# general-election - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

'Nutters' dismissal, Leo in a forklift and 'silly attacks': Parties get out for the first full day on the campaign trail
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'Nutters' dismissal, Leo in a forklift and 'silly attacks': Parties get out for the first full day on the campaign trail

Updated Jan 15th 2020, 6:00 PM 30,223 Views 91 Comments

The Taoiseach hit the road to Monaghan.

Poll: Are you happy the General Election is being held on a Saturday?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you happy the General Election is being held on a Saturday?

Jan 15th 2020, 8:29 AM 41,069 Views 69 Comments

Next month’s election will be the first Saturday election since 1918.

John Halligan will not seek re-election and is retiring from politics
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

John Halligan will not seek re-election and is retiring from politics

Jan 15th 2020, 8:08 AM 26,187 Views 58 Comments

Shane Ross appeared to let the cat out of the bag yesterday by stating that Halligan will not seek re-election.

A third of Irish people don't want any of the party leaders to become next Taoiseach, poll finds
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

A third of Irish people don't want any of the party leaders to become next Taoiseach, poll finds

Jan 15th 2020, 6:15 AM 29,338 Views 98 Comments

A further 20% said they’d like to see Leo Varadkar remain Taoiseach.

Verona Murphy, Peter Casey, the Healy Raes: The contentious constituencies to watch in General Election 2020
# It's On
# It's On

Verona Murphy, Peter Casey, the Healy Raes: The contentious constituencies to watch in General Election 2020

Jan 15th 2020, 6:05 AM 29,196 Views 17 Comments

It’s all to play for until February 8th.

# general-election - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Explainer: The dos, don'ts and expected rows around candidate election posters
# Poster Wars
# Poster Wars

Explainer: The dos, don'ts and expected rows around candidate election posters

Jan 14th 2020, 8:20 PM 14,762 Views 51 Comments

Love them or loathe them, there’ll be no avoiding them over the next three and a half weeks.

Disabilities Minister Finian McGrath won't be contesting the election
# Ge 2020
# Ge 2020

Disabilities Minister Finian McGrath won't be contesting the election

Jan 14th 2020, 1:00 PM 21,564 Views 50 Comments

McGrath said in a statement that this was the correct decision for him and his family, but that he was “far from retiring”.

Thousands of people who registered to vote may not be able to if election is held before 15 February
# Ge 2020
# Ge 2020

Thousands of people who registered to vote may not be able to if election is held before 15 February

Jan 14th 2020, 7:53 AM 19,628 Views 33 Comments

It has emerged that the updated register will not become valid until after Valentine’s Day.

# general-election - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Leo Varadkar has 'made a decision' on the election but won't tell us what it is yet
# General Election
# General Election

Leo Varadkar has 'made a decision' on the election but won't tell us what it is yet

Updated Jan 12th 2020, 5:50 PM 36,436 Views 159 Comments

The Taoiseach told RTÉ’s This Week that ‘there is protocol around this’.

# general-election - Saturday 11 January, 2020

Michael Lowry expects general election will be called before Dáil no confidence vote
# Election Talk
# Election Talk

Michael Lowry expects general election will be called before Dáil no confidence vote

Jan 11th 2020, 6:21 PM 24,167 Views 81 Comments

Speculation has been mounting in recent days that a February election could be on the cards.

# general-election - Thursday 9 January, 2020

No clarity on general election date as Leo and Micheál agree to meet again next week
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

No clarity on general election date as Leo and Micheál agree to meet again next week

Jan 9th 2020, 7:52 PM 11,469 Views 30 Comments

The two party leaders met tonight to discuss the next general election and the precarious Dáil numbers.

Taoiseach fails to give absolute guarantee Dáil will reconvene next week
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Taoiseach fails to give absolute guarantee Dáil will reconvene next week

Jan 9th 2020, 4:40 PM 10,465 Views 47 Comments

Speculation is gathering pace that the Taoiseach might call an election in the coming days.

# general-election - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Labour TD Brendan Ryan says he will not contest next election
# Dublin Fingal
# Dublin Fingal

Labour TD Brendan Ryan says he will not contest next election

Jan 8th 2020, 10:13 PM 15,308 Views 33 Comments

Ryan has been a TD since 2011.

# general-election - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Ahead of Leo meeting, Micheál says FF won't vote with government in final months of Dáil
# Let's Talk
# Let's Talk

Ahead of Leo meeting, Micheál says FF won't vote with government in final months of Dáil

Jan 7th 2020, 6:28 PM 15,931 Views 52 Comments

The two party leaders are due to meet on Thursday to discuss the next general election and when it might be.

Is this Cork constituency the most unpredictable in the general election?
# Cork North Central
# Cork North Central

Is this Cork constituency the most unpredictable in the general election?

Jan 7th 2020, 6:15 AM 17,419 Views 15 Comments

Three of the four TDs elected in Cork North Central in 2016 will not be on the ballot.

# general-election - Monday 6 January, 2020

Eyes on February election as Varadkar schedules parliamentary party meeting for Friday
# Friday Night Lights
# Friday Night Lights

Eyes on February election as Varadkar schedules parliamentary party meeting for Friday

Jan 6th 2020, 6:39 PM 18,355 Views 58 Comments

Will Leo cut and run?

# general-election - Friday 3 January, 2020

Poll: Who would you vote for if a general election was held today?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who would you vote for if a general election was held today?

Jan 3rd 2020, 7:30 AM 72,621 Views 135 Comments

February 2020 will mark four years since the last general election.

# general-election - Thursday 2 January, 2020

Poll: Do you want a general election in 2020?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you want a general election in 2020?

Jan 2nd 2020, 8:00 AM 37,352 Views 110 Comments

The Dáil could run until 2021 – but would you rather go to the polls before then?

# general-election - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

These are the winners and losers from the Irish political year
# Winners And Losers
# Winners And Losers

These are the winners and losers from the Irish political year

Dec 31st 2019, 7:00 AM 23,324 Views 61 Comments

Who’s up? Who’s down? Who’ll still be around this time next year?