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#General Election

# 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 45,365 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 21,012 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 92,183 Views 78 Comments

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

# general-election - Sunday 11 August, 2019

Interview: Mary Lou on a united Ireland, the carbon tax and why she'll be a 'grownup' after the next election
# Interview
# Interview

Interview: Mary Lou on a united Ireland, the carbon tax and why she'll be a 'grownup' after the next election

Aug 11th 2019, 9:30 AM 27,746 Views 66 Comments

In a wide-ranging interview the Sinn Fein leader discusses carbon tax, the local elections fallout and a united Ireland.

# general-election - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Yoga, carbon tax and general election plans on the agenda for Green Party's national convention
# National Conference
# National Conference

Yoga, carbon tax and general election plans on the agenda for Green Party's national convention

Jul 13th 2019, 8:30 AM 13,174 Views 78 Comments

A motion calling on the Greens not to enter into government with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil will be voted on this weekend.

# general-election - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

Aontú sets its sights on Dáil seats as new party wins a handful of seats in the locals
# Council Seats
# Council Seats

Aontú sets its sights on Dáil seats as new party wins a handful of seats in the locals

Jun 4th 2019, 6:00 AM 14,700 Views 37 Comments

Aontú won three seats in the local elections in the south, and one seat in the Northern Ireland local elections.

# general-election - Friday 31 May, 2019

We should be having four by-elections this year, but will the Dáil make it that far?
# Election Footing
# Election Footing

We should be having four by-elections this year, but will the Dáil make it that far?

May 31st 2019, 6:00 AM 21,583 Views 37 Comments

The European elections have thrown up some tricky timeline issues.

# general-election - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Taoiseach says general election 'not a prospect in the next couple of days or weeks'
# Ep2019
# Ep2019

Taoiseach says general election 'not a prospect in the next couple of days or weeks'

Updated May 26th 2019, 7:15 PM 28,367 Views 66 Comments

Leo Varadkar said he has no plans call into Aras an Uachtarain in the next couple of days.

# general-election - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Micheál Martin says some people on the doorsteps are calling on him to pull the plug on this government
# Go For It
# Go For It

Micheál Martin says some people on the doorsteps are calling on him to pull the plug on this government

May 9th 2019, 6:30 PM 26,727 Views 88 Comments

‘People do say to me in some areas – go for it,’ said Martin.

# general-election - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Nearly a billion people expected to vote as Indian election gets underway
# Voting
# Voting

Nearly a billion people expected to vote as Indian election gets underway

Apr 11th 2019, 7:23 AM 5,273 Views 8 Comments

Opinion polls put 68-year-old incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi as favourite.

# general-election - Friday 22 March, 2019

Expect some not-so-subtle election promises as Fine Gaelers land in Wexford
# Fine Gael National Conference
# Fine Gael National Conference

Expect some not-so-subtle election promises as Fine Gaelers land in Wexford

Mar 22nd 2019, 6:00 AM 15,273 Views 43 Comments

‘Let’s take Ireland forward together’ is the theme of the Fine Gael’s National Spring conference, which kicks off today in Wexford.

# general-election - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

'I sincerely apologise': Harris tells Dáil he should have given further detail on children's hospital costs
# Children's Hospital
# Children's Hospital

'I sincerely apologise': Harris tells Dáil he should have given further detail on children's hospital costs

Updated Feb 12th 2019, 2:56 PM 27,729 Views 157 Comments

Harris is facing a motion of no confidence from Sinn Féin next week.

# general-election - Saturday 5 January, 2019

Poll: Do you think there'll be a general election this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think there'll be a general election this year?

Jan 5th 2019, 9:30 AM 26,345 Views 86 Comments

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have agreed to extend the confidence and supply deal past this year, but will it hold?

# general-election - Sunday 30 December, 2018

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?

Dec 30th 2018, 8:00 PM 43,173 Views 150 Comments

February 2019 will mark three years since the last general election.

# general-election - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Poll: Do you want a general election in 2019?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you want a general election in 2019?

Dec 29th 2018, 7:30 PM 30,964 Views 127 Comments

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

# general-election - Friday 28 December, 2018

Fine Gael will seek Labour and Greens support as future government partners, as Leo fails to rule out 2019 election
# Election 2019?
# Election 2019?

Fine Gael will seek Labour and Greens support as future government partners, as Leo fails to rule out 2019 election

Dec 28th 2018, 6:00 AM 11,040 Views 40 Comments

Fine Gael says it’s aiming to take over 60 seats in the next general election.

# general-election - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Ó Cuív on that 'rogue' NI candidate launch: 'I knew what I was doing. I'm happy to take the punishment. I did it for the greater good'
# Interview
# Interview

Ó Cuív on that 'rogue' NI candidate launch: 'I knew what I was doing. I'm happy to take the punishment. I did it for the greater good'

Dec 27th 2018, 9:30 PM 24,423 Views 38 Comments

The Galway West TD says he has no regrets about losing his seat on the frontbench.

# general-election - Friday 14 December, 2018

It's the day of the 1918 General Election - Who are you voting for?
# Your Say
# Your Say

It's the day of the 1918 General Election - Who are you voting for?

Dec 14th 2018, 9:54 AM 22,451 Views 125 Comments

Irish men and women are turning out in droves to vote for the first time.

# general-election - Saturday 17 November, 2018

Taoiseach promises to raise top rate of tax to €50k over next five years
# Ge 18
# Ge 18

Taoiseach promises to raise top rate of tax to €50k over next five years

Nov 17th 2018, 5:30 PM 23,053 Views 98 Comments

In what many are dubbing an election speech, the Taoiseach promised transformational tax reform.

'It is not going to happen': FG rule change to copper-fasten promise not to enter coalition with SF
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis

'It is not going to happen': FG rule change to copper-fasten promise not to enter coalition with SF

Nov 17th 2018, 7:00 AM 10,171 Views 43 Comments

Fine Gael heard a rallying call at its Ard Fheis last night for the party to be election ready.

# general-election - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Women's Council chairperson Ellen O'Malley Dunlop to run for Fine Gael in next election
# Dublin South West
# Dublin South West

Women's Council chairperson Ellen O'Malley Dunlop to run for Fine Gael in next election

Oct 31st 2018, 3:59 PM 11,194 Views 54 Comments

Fine Gael narrowly missed out on two seats in Dublin South West in the last election.

# general-election - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Support for Fine Gael remains strong ... but 44% of voters in favour of general election
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Support for Fine Gael remains strong ... but 44% of voters in favour of general election

Oct 16th 2018, 7:45 AM 18,685 Views 63 Comments

That’s according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll.

# general-election - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Naughten leaves Fine Gael short on numbers, but Brexit may mean we avoid an election
# Thin Ice
# Thin Ice

Naughten leaves Fine Gael short on numbers, but Brexit may mean we avoid an election

Oct 13th 2018, 9:00 AM 8,858 Views 42 Comments

The slight Dáil majority enjoyed by Fine Gael has become even more wafer-thin in recent weeks.

# general-election - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Poll: The budget is done, now do you want an election?
# Moving Swiftly Along
# Moving Swiftly Along

Poll: The budget is done, now do you want an election?

Oct 10th 2018, 8:42 AM 30,590 Views 113 Comments

Does one logically follow the other?

# general-election - Friday 10 August, 2018

Mary Lou on Tallaght Garda Station photo: 'Fianna Fáil should pull the plug. We should have an election'
# Picture Paints 1000 Words
# Picture Paints 1000 Words

Mary Lou on Tallaght Garda Station photo: 'Fianna Fáil should pull the plug. We should have an election'

Aug 10th 2018, 6:15 AM 51,373 Views 214 Comments

McDonald said Fianna Fáil should ‘put their foot down’ over the housing crisis and call time on this government.

# general-election - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

Poll: Do you want a general election this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you want a general election this year?

Jul 4th 2018, 8:40 AM 29,783 Views 133 Comments

There may be trouble ahead.

# general-election - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Poll: Do you want a general election this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you want a general election this year?

Jun 24th 2018, 9:16 AM 34,930 Views 137 Comments

Fine Gael is reportedly preparing itself for a snap election.

# general-election - Friday 15 June, 2018

Sinn Féin pledges to 'abolish all student fees'
# Ard Fheis
# Ard Fheis

Sinn Féin pledges to 'abolish all student fees'

Jun 15th 2018, 8:53 PM 23,076 Views 138 Comments

Pearse Doherty TD made the pledge at the party’s Ard Fheis in Belfast.

# general-election - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Majority don't want to see a general election this year
# Poll
# Poll

Majority don't want to see a general election this year

Apr 15th 2018, 7:30 AM 8,223 Views 59 Comments

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has said his party is “fully determined” to avoid an election until at least the end of this year.

# general-election - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor selected as Labour candidate
# General Election
# General Election

Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor selected as Labour candidate

Apr 4th 2018, 7:30 PM 17,259 Views 94 Comments

O’Connor was the general president of the Ireland’s largest trade union for over 14 years.

# general-election - Sunday 18 February, 2018

Poll: Do you want there to be a general election this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you want there to be a general election this year?

Feb 18th 2018, 9:23 AM 42,481 Views 251 Comments

Two new opinion polls indicate that Fine Gael is the most popular political party in the country.

# general-election - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor's name put forward as Labour candidate
# General Election
# General Election

Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor's name put forward as Labour candidate

Jan 13th 2018, 11:38 AM 18,172 Views 80 Comments

O’Connor was the general president of the Ireland’s largest trade union for over 14 years.

# general-election - Friday 1 December, 2017

Mayo GAA star lined up for general election bid to replace Enda Kenny
# Party Ticket
# Party Ticket

Mayo GAA star lined up for general election bid to replace Enda Kenny

Dec 1st 2017, 4:31 PM 24,619 Views 41 Comments

Alan Dillon is to put his name up for selection at the Fine Gael convention in the new year.

# general-election - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Poll: Are you glad there won't be an election before Christmas?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you glad there won't be an election before Christmas?

Nov 29th 2017, 8:54 AM 28,129 Views 108 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald’s resignation meant that an election was avoided yesterday.

# general-election - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

As it happened: Crisis averted as Frances Fitzgerald resigns from Cabinet
Live Nov 28th 2017, 3:10 PM

As it happened: Crisis averted as Frances Fitzgerald resigns from Cabinet

Former minister says next Dáil may have to dissolve 'at earliest possible moment' over constituency changes
# High Court
# High Court

Former minister says next Dáil may have to dissolve 'at earliest possible moment' over constituency changes

Nov 28th 2017, 12:02 PM 13,572 Views 22 Comments

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald’s expected resignation may avert an imminent general election.

Varadkar and Martin meet again this morning in last-ditch efforts to avert Christmas election
# Tick Tock
# Tick Tock

Varadkar and Martin meet again this morning in last-ditch efforts to avert Christmas election

Nov 28th 2017, 7:05 AM 8,734 Views 59 Comments

The cabinet will meet this morning, while the Fianna Fáil front bench will meet before lunchtime.

# general-election - Monday 27 November, 2017

Former minister says having general election before constituency changes are made would be 'unconstitutional'
# High Court
# High Court

Former minister says having general election before constituency changes are made would be 'unconstitutional'

Nov 27th 2017, 11:49 AM 17,124 Views 47 Comments

Joe Costello has submitted a High Court challenge in an attempt to prevent the dissolution of the Dáil until planned constituency changes are made.

# general-election - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald to allow name to go forward in Dublin Mid West general election convention
# Election
# Election

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald to allow name to go forward in Dublin Mid West general election convention

Nov 26th 2017, 3:37 PM 31,592 Views 152 Comments

It remains unclear whether Frances Fitzgerald will step down as Tánaiste.

# general-election - Saturday 25 November, 2017

All to play for: Timely opinion poll shows FG dropping and FF catching
# Game On
# Game On

All to play for: Timely opinion poll shows FG dropping and FF catching

Nov 25th 2017, 5:32 PM 19,330 Views 168 Comments

The poll has been released as the country faces a potential election.