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#General Election

# general-election - Friday 27 December, 2019

Coveney: Boris' trade talks deadline is just part of his 'Get Brexit Done' message
# Interview
# Interview

Coveney: Boris' trade talks deadline is just part of his 'Get Brexit Done' message

Dec 27th 2019, 7:30 AM 8,844 Views 5 Comments

In a wide-ranging interview, Coveney says he isn’t trying to manoeuvre himself into a leadership contest with Leo Varadkar.

# general-election - Monday 23 December, 2019

Taoiseach contacts Micheál Martin to arrange talks about prolonging life of government
# New Year's Resolution
# New Year's Resolution

Taoiseach contacts Micheál Martin to arrange talks about prolonging life of government

Dec 23rd 2019, 10:26 PM 14,904 Views 42 Comments

Martin previously called for talks to retain the confidence-and-supply agreement between the parties.

Verona Murphy has been 'through a tough time' but it's the right decision to take her off the FG ticket, says Coveney
# Controversy
# Controversy

Verona Murphy has been 'through a tough time' but it's the right decision to take her off the FG ticket, says Coveney

Dec 23rd 2019, 6:25 PM 13,626 Views 96 Comments

Coveney said the by-election campaign was ‘personally stressful’ on Murphy.

# general-election - Friday 20 December, 2019

Taoiseach says he'll meet Micheál Martin for new year talks about keeping this government going
# Let's Get Together
# Let's Get Together

Taoiseach says he'll meet Micheál Martin for new year talks about keeping this government going

Dec 20th 2019, 5:47 PM 8,871 Views 29 Comments

Leo Varadkar says he will reply to the Fianna Fail leader’s letter next week.

# general-election - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Martin says he's trying to be the 'sane voice' and calls on Varadkar to agree election date
# General Election
# General Election

Martin says he's trying to be the 'sane voice' and calls on Varadkar to agree election date

Dec 19th 2019, 4:15 PM 7,497 Views 24 Comments

Martin says a legislative priority programme must be agreed for after Christmas.

Poll: Do you think the Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy controversies will affect Fine Gael?

Poll: Do you think the Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy controversies will affect Fine Gael?

Dec 19th 2019, 10:00 AM 21,919 Views 71 Comments

Leo Varadkar said that party members and activists around the country feel “intensely” that reputational damage has been done.

# general-election - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Varadkar says Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy have caused Fine Gael 'reputational damage'
# General Election
# General Election

Varadkar says Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy have caused Fine Gael 'reputational damage'

Dec 18th 2019, 11:27 PM 21,932 Views 55 Comments

The Taoiseach also said the homelessness crisis is “distressing” to him.

# general-election - Monday 16 December, 2019

Fine Gael's Paudie Coffey will not stand in next General Election
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Fine Gael's Paudie Coffey will not stand in next General Election

Dec 16th 2019, 2:01 PM 16,973 Views 19 Comments

The former Minister of State for Housing has been a Senator since 2016.

# general-election - Friday 13 December, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn indicates early 2020 for departure date despite party pressure to quit immediately
# Uk General Election
# Uk General Election

Jeremy Corbyn indicates early 2020 for departure date despite party pressure to quit immediately

Dec 13th 2019, 1:54 PM 14,997 Views 57 Comments

Corbyn won’t be leading the party into the next general election but has refused to be drawn on a date for his departure.

# general-election - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Simon Harris 'not worried' amid speculation he could be next to face no confidence vote
# Ge 2020
# Ge 2020

Simon Harris 'not worried' amid speculation he could be next to face no confidence vote

Dec 10th 2019, 6:15 AM 11,033 Views 42 Comments

Opposition members are understood to be considering tabling a motion of no confidence against the health minister in the new year.

# general-election - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Johnson on track to secure comfortable majority in UK general election, MRP poll suggests
# Uk Election
# Uk Election

Johnson on track to secure comfortable majority in UK general election, MRP poll suggests

Nov 27th 2019, 10:26 PM 22,637 Views 71 Comments

This polling model accurately predicted back in 2017 that Theresa May would lose her majority.

# general-election - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Johnson pledges to bring Brexit deal back to Parliament next month as 'Christmas present'
# General Election
# General Election

Johnson pledges to bring Brexit deal back to Parliament next month as 'Christmas present'

Nov 24th 2019, 10:39 AM 8,833 Views 27 Comments

The British PM said he wants people “to enjoy their festive-season free from the seemingly unending Brexit box-set drama”.

# general-election - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Taoiseach drops hint that Bailey will be dropped from FG ticket ahead of crunch meeting
# Swing-gate
# Swing-gate

Taoiseach drops hint that Bailey will be dropped from FG ticket ahead of crunch meeting

Updated Nov 14th 2019, 1:30 PM 42,034 Views 107 Comments

Fine Gael members voted for a review of the Dun Laoghaire election candidates following ‘Swing-gate’.

# general-election - Sunday 10 November, 2019

Spaniards are voting today amid Catalonia's separatist push and a rise of the far-right
# Madrid
# Madrid

Spaniards are voting today amid Catalonia's separatist push and a rise of the far-right

Nov 10th 2019, 6:12 PM 7,842 Views 19 Comments

The poll represents the fourth general election in as many years.

# general-election - Saturday 9 November, 2019

Explainer: Corbyn says Johnson plans to 'sell out' the NHS to Trump - but what does that actually mean?
# General Election
# General Election

Explainer: Corbyn says Johnson plans to 'sell out' the NHS to Trump - but what does that actually mean?

Nov 9th 2019, 10:00 PM 24,714 Views 33 Comments

It’s a big talking point – aside from Brexit – in the UK general election campaign. But what’s it all about?

# general-election - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Tom Watson quits as deputy leader of UK Labour Party
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Tom Watson quits as deputy leader of UK Labour Party

Nov 6th 2019, 9:18 PM 15,705 Views 12 Comments

“The decision is personal, not political,” Watson said in a shock announcement.

Rough start for Tory campaign: A controversial video, a resignation and Grenfell outrage
# General Election
# General Election

Rough start for Tory campaign: A controversial video, a resignation and Grenfell outrage

Nov 6th 2019, 12:57 PM 25,150 Views 19 Comments

The campaign will focus on ‘getting Brexit done’, but the party has some internal issues to sort out first.

# general-election - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

Northern Ireland’s police chief appeals for calm during upcoming UK general election
# Intimidation
# Intimidation

Northern Ireland’s police chief appeals for calm during upcoming UK general election

Nov 5th 2019, 2:31 PM 6,963 Views 4 Comments

His comments come as officers continue to investigate telephone threats made to Ulster Unionist Party.

# general-election - Sunday 3 November, 2019

Nigel Farage says he will not stand as MP in upcoming UK general election
# Election
# Election

Nigel Farage says he will not stand as MP in upcoming UK general election

Nov 3rd 2019, 9:56 AM 31,342 Views 68 Comments

Farage is heading up his new Brexit Party into its first general election.

# general-election - Saturday 2 November, 2019

'I'm not backwards': How the DUP hopes to inspire a new generation of unionists
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

'I'm not backwards': How the DUP hopes to inspire a new generation of unionists

Nov 2nd 2019, 10:00 PM 33,390 Views 70 Comments

The party has traditionally struggled to appeal to young voters.

Four nations, 650 seats and one elephant in the room: What to expect from the UK election?
# And They're Off
# And They're Off

Four nations, 650 seats and one elephant in the room: What to expect from the UK election?

Nov 2nd 2019, 9:01 PM 22,680 Views 15 Comments

Brexit, Brexit, Brexit, but what else do we need to know?

# general-election - Friday 1 November, 2019

Johnson rejects Trump’s advice to form pact with Farage
# General Election
# General Election

Johnson rejects Trump’s advice to form pact with Farage

Nov 1st 2019, 7:07 PM 14,165 Views 17 Comments

The British prime minister also said “it’s a matter of deep regret” the 31 October Brexit deadline was missed.

# general-election - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Maria Bailey's spot on Fine Gael election ticket in jeopardy after crunch constituency meeting
# No Confidence
# No Confidence

Maria Bailey's spot on Fine Gael election ticket in jeopardy after crunch constituency meeting

Updated Oct 31st 2019, 9:40 PM 49,502 Views 74 Comments

A large number of the party’s members took the secret ballot in a Dun Laoghaire hotel this evening.

# general-election - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

'I don't think it's the right thing for the country': Taoiseach rules out pre-Christmas general election
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'I don't think it's the right thing for the country': Taoiseach rules out pre-Christmas general election

Updated Oct 30th 2019, 5:21 PM 21,229 Views 106 Comments

Speculation has been mounting in recent days about when the Irish public will go to the polls.

'It's time to stuff the turkey': UK front pages react to decision to hold general election
# Front Pages
# Front Pages

'It's time to stuff the turkey': UK front pages react to decision to hold general election

Oct 30th 2019, 6:57 AM 32,548 Views 27 Comments

The British public will go the polls on Thursday 12 December.

# general-election - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

MPs vote to hold general election in the UK on 12 December
# General Election
# General Election

MPs vote to hold general election in the UK on 12 December

Updated Oct 29th 2019, 9:10 PM 40,779 Views 51 Comments

With Brexit still on the horizon, the British public will go to the polls.

# general-election - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Boris Johnson will ask MPs to back 12 December election if EU agrees to Brexit extension
# Brexit
# Brexit

Boris Johnson will ask MPs to back 12 December election if EU agrees to Brexit extension

Oct 24th 2019, 5:19 PM 33,587 Views 61 Comments

This comes as the EU is expected to formally announce its decision on an extension tomorrow.

# general-election - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Justin Trudeau narrowly wins Canadian election
# Liberal Party
# Liberal Party

Justin Trudeau narrowly wins Canadian election

Oct 22nd 2019, 7:10 AM 20,308 Views 39 Comments

The prime minister will likely lead a minority government.

# general-election - Monday 21 October, 2019

Trudeau on the brink as Canada goes to the polls in tight election
# Too Close To Call
# Too Close To Call

Trudeau on the brink as Canada goes to the polls in tight election

Oct 21st 2019, 7:31 AM 18,808 Views 28 Comments

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau risks losing his majority in what’s expected to be one of Canada’s closest elections ever.

# general-election - Monday 7 October, 2019

Portugal's socialist party prepares for another term in government after general election
# Four More Years
# Four More Years

Portugal's socialist party prepares for another term in government after general election

Oct 7th 2019, 9:34 AM 8,427 Views 25 Comments

The party fell short of a parliamentary majority.

# general-election - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor steps down as Labour candidate for Wicklow
# General Election
# General Election

Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor steps down as Labour candidate for Wicklow

Sep 19th 2019, 6:04 PM 21,089 Views 41 Comments

The party states ‘a new generation is coming through’ following a good local election.

Leo Varadkar tells Fine Gael politicians to get ready for November by-elections
# Rallying Call
# Rallying Call

Leo Varadkar tells Fine Gael politicians to get ready for November by-elections

Sep 19th 2019, 2:45 PM 11,622 Views 62 Comments

The letter is seen as a rallying call as Fine Gael enters into election mode.

# general-election - Sunday 15 September, 2019

'Brexit is the biggest show in town': The SDLP is banking on Brexit delivering election success in 2019
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

'Brexit is the biggest show in town': The SDLP is banking on Brexit delivering election success in 2019

Sep 15th 2019, 10:00 PM 14,217 Views 15 Comments

The party currently has no MPs and wants to change that in a few months time.

# general-election - Friday 13 September, 2019

Micheál Martin 'not entertaining' the idea of a grand coalition with Fine Gael

Micheál Martin 'not entertaining' the idea of a grand coalition with Fine Gael

Sep 13th 2019, 7:59 PM 9,941 Views 43 Comments

Martin says there is a sense the Taoiseach is trying to provoke Fianna Fáil into an election.

Varadkar says FG would consider supporting FF if it won most seats — but not if it had a larger coalition
# General Election
# General Election

Varadkar says FG would consider supporting FF if it won most seats — but not if it had a larger coalition

Updated Sep 13th 2019, 4:30 PM 19,907 Views 96 Comments

The Taoiseach has said he wants to have a general election in May 2020.

Poll: Is May 2020 the right time to hold an election?
# Ge20
# Ge20

Poll: Is May 2020 the right time to hold an election?

Sep 13th 2019, 8:45 AM 19,035 Views 67 Comments

The Taoiseach wants to have a general election at the beginning of the summer.

# general-election - Monday 9 September, 2019

As it happened: Boris Johnson faces parliament opposition ahead of prorogation
# Brexit Live
# Brexit Live

As it happened: Boris Johnson faces parliament opposition ahead of prorogation

Sep 9th 2019, 10:50 PM 37,091 Views 16 Comments

It’s another busy night of Brexit. Follow here for the latest updates.

# general-election - Friday 6 September, 2019

House of Lords approves bill to seek three-month Brexit extension
# Snap Election
# Snap Election

House of Lords approves bill to seek three-month Brexit extension

Updated Sep 6th 2019, 3:50 PM 45,361 Views 47 Comments

The legislation would ensure Britain does not crash out of the European Union if an agreement cannot be reached by 19 October.

# general-election - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Parnell and Rees-Mogg: The ‘Uncrowned King of Ireland’ and the unworkable British parliament
# Opinion
# Opinion

Parnell and Rees-Mogg: The ‘Uncrowned King of Ireland’ and the unworkable British parliament

Sep 5th 2019, 7:00 AM 20,918 Views 8 Comments

Historian Donal Fallon writes about Charles Stewart Parnell, and how the Irish Parliamentary Party brought filibustering to Westminster.

# general-election - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

MPs reject Boris Johnson’s motion to hold general election on 15 October
# Brexit
# Brexit

MPs reject Boris Johnson’s motion to hold general election on 15 October

Updated Sep 4th 2019, 10:17 PM 92,180 Views 78 Comments

Members of Parliament earlier voted to delay Brexit in a bid to stop Britain leaving the EU without a deal.