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#General Election

# general-election - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Poll: Do you want a general election to be held next year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you want a general election to be held next year?

Aug 6th 2017, 9:58 AM 28,384 Views 145 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar reportedly does.

# general-election - Sunday 9 July, 2017

'The big thing is I can vote for myself' - Here's what boundary changes mean for some TDs
# Election Time
# Election Time

'The big thing is I can vote for myself' - Here's what boundary changes mean for some TDs

Jul 9th 2017, 6:00 AM 9,745 Views 20 Comments

We’re getting two more TDs and one less constituency.

# general-election - Friday 9 June, 2017

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall resigns
# Uk General Election
# Uk General Election

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall resigns

Jun 9th 2017, 10:50 AM 15,151 Views 27 Comments

He said that the party was a victim of its own success, despite the fact it failed to retain its one seat in the UK general election.

With support from grime artists and actors, young voters turned out in droves for Corbyn
# Grime4corbyn
# Grime4corbyn

With support from grime artists and actors, young voters turned out in droves for Corbyn

Jun 9th 2017, 8:36 AM 12,931 Views 21 Comments

The youth vote appears to have been galvanised in this election, with a majority opting for Labour and Jeremy Corbyn.

Sterling tumbles in wake of UK election
# Hung Parliament
# Hung Parliament

Sterling tumbles in wake of UK election

Jun 9th 2017, 7:26 AM 33,527 Views 26 Comments

The British pound saw its biggest daily fall since January.

'Theresa Dismay': Here's how the UK papers are reacting to the historic election result
# Cor Blimey
# Cor Blimey

'Theresa Dismay': Here's how the UK papers are reacting to the historic election result

Jun 9th 2017, 7:07 AM 35,619 Views 46 Comments

The papers are united in their shock at May failing to win a majority, with many calling it a disaster.

# general-election - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Labour's Diane Abbott takes break from campaigning due to ill health
# General Election
# General Election

Labour's Diane Abbott takes break from campaigning due to ill health

Jun 7th 2017, 9:58 AM 20,737 Views 60 Comments

Jeremy Corbyn said Lyn Brown will fill in for Abbott as shadow home secretary.

# general-election - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

It's almost neck and neck between May and Corbyn ahead of Thursday's election
# Down To The Wire
# Down To The Wire

It's almost neck and neck between May and Corbyn ahead of Thursday's election

Jun 6th 2017, 7:23 AM 19,944 Views 44 Comments

The Conservatives enjoy just a one point lead in the latest poll by Survation for ITV.

# general-election - Saturday 3 June, 2017

Poll: Who do you want to be the next British Prime Minister?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who do you want to be the next British Prime Minister?

Jun 3rd 2017, 9:23 AM 24,829 Views 95 Comments

The Labour party is catching up with the Conservatives in the polls.

# general-election - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Jeremy Paxman had May and Corbyn in his sights last night but failed to land a knockout punch
# Battle For Number 10
# Battle For Number 10

Jeremy Paxman had May and Corbyn in his sights last night but failed to land a knockout punch

May 30th 2017, 7:21 AM 15,838 Views 15 Comments

Corbyn faced tough questioning on his past IRA comments on Sky News and Channel 4 last night.

# general-election - Friday 26 May, 2017

Fine Gael has overtaken Fianna Fáil for first time since general election
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Fine Gael has overtaken Fianna Fáil for first time since general election

May 26th 2017, 9:38 AM 15,332 Views 116 Comments

30% of people supported Fine Gael, while Fianna Fáil came in at 27%.

Labour catching up in polls as UK politicians resume campaigning after Manchester attack
# Comeback Kid
# Comeback Kid

Labour catching up in polls as UK politicians resume campaigning after Manchester attack

May 26th 2017, 7:58 AM 12,312 Views 34 Comments

Jeremy Corbyn is expected to say that the war on terror has failed in a speech later day.

# general-election - Sunday 21 May, 2017

'It's never mattered more': Brits living in Ireland have until tomorrow to have a say in general election
# Get Up Stand Up
# Get Up Stand Up

'It's never mattered more': Brits living in Ireland have until tomorrow to have a say in general election

May 21st 2017, 8:30 PM 20,661 Views 38 Comments

UK citizens living in Ireland who registered to vote up to 15 years ago can vote in the upcoming general election.

# general-election - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Leaked manifesto and running over a cameraman's foot - it's been a bad day for Jeremy Corbyn
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Leaked manifesto and running over a cameraman's foot - it's been a bad day for Jeremy Corbyn

May 11th 2017, 4:20 PM 15,392 Views 31 Comments

On the campaign trail, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had more pressing concerns than flagging poll numbers today.

# general-election - Monday 1 May, 2017

Tony Blair promises to get 'hands dirty' as he re-enters UK politics to fight Brexit
# Comeback Kid
# Comeback Kid

Tony Blair promises to get 'hands dirty' as he re-enters UK politics to fight Brexit

May 1st 2017, 12:54 PM 26,423 Views 57 Comments

Blair will campaign to give the British people a chance to change their minds.

# general-election - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Nicola Sturgeon calls large Tory win in UK election 'a horrifying prospect'
# Shots Fired
# Shots Fired

Nicola Sturgeon calls large Tory win in UK election 'a horrifying prospect'

Apr 20th 2017, 9:07 AM 16,019 Views 82 Comments

Meanwhile, Theresa May has said a potential alliance of opposition parties would be a “coalition of chaos”.

# general-election - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

The House of Commons has voted by 522 to 13 to hold a general election on 8 June
# Landslide
# Landslide

The House of Commons has voted by 522 to 13 to hold a general election on 8 June

Apr 19th 2017, 3:37 PM 10,931 Views 48 Comments

Theresa May stunned the country yesterday when she announced her plan for an early vote.

# general-election - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Snap election to be held in UK on 8 June
# COME WHAT MAY
# COME WHAT MAY

Snap election to be held in UK on 8 June

Apr 18th 2017, 11:06 AM 123,697 Views 180 Comments

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said the election is a chance for the UK “to avoid a disastrous hard Brexit”.

# general-election - Sunday 9 April, 2017

Fianna Fáil may not support new Fine Gael Taoiseach if water charges debacle not resolved
# The Heat Is On
# The Heat Is On

Fianna Fáil may not support new Fine Gael Taoiseach if water charges debacle not resolved

Apr 9th 2017, 1:32 PM 10,987 Views 91 Comments

The impasse between the country’s two biggest parties shows no signs of abating.

# general-election - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Sinn Féin may want one, but most Irish people are in no mood for a general election right now
# Anything But That
# Anything But That

Sinn Féin may want one, but most Irish people are in no mood for a general election right now

Feb 14th 2017, 6:20 AM 10,741 Views 94 Comments

A poll conducted for Claire Byrne Live has found that 57% of Irish people don’t want a general election right now.

# general-election - Friday 30 December, 2016

Enda rules out general election and Cabinet reshuffle in the near future
# No Enda Game
# No Enda Game

Enda rules out general election and Cabinet reshuffle in the near future

Dec 30th 2016, 6:00 AM 4,577 Views 22 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has also said there’s no chance of a coalition with Fianna Fáil in the future.

# general-election - Thursday 29 December, 2016

'Marry me, so we don’t break up': The political proposals of 2016 that got it all wrong
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Marry me, so we don’t break up': The political proposals of 2016 that got it all wrong

Dec 29th 2016, 8:00 AM 92 Views 1 Comment

Like any good proposal, a political campaign must give voters a sense of hope that things in the future will be wonderful, writes Eoghan McDermott.

# general-election - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Islanders will be able to vote on the same day as the rest of the country
# All Together Now
# All Together Now

Islanders will be able to vote on the same day as the rest of the country

Dec 6th 2016, 8:23 PM 10,083 Views 19 Comments

Fianna Fáil argues that it is no longer necessary for those living on the islands to vote early.

# general-election - Sunday 30 October, 2016

Iceland scrambles to form government after Pirate Party falls short
# Iceland
# Iceland

Iceland scrambles to form government after Pirate Party falls short

Oct 30th 2016, 1:19 PM 15,618 Views 13 Comments

Prime Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson told the national broadcaster RUV he would resign today after his Progressive Party suffered a plunge in support.

# general-election - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Station made "personal and pointed" remarks about election candidate who didn't turn up for interview
# Noel Walsh
# Noel Walsh

Station made "personal and pointed" remarks about election candidate who didn't turn up for interview

Oct 27th 2016, 6:00 PM 17,112 Views 4 Comments

It noted there had been some “fundamental conflict of fact” in regard to whether Noel G Walsh was supposed to turn up or not.

# general-election - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Bertie Ahern is feeling good about Fianna Fáil's general election chances
# Lovely Jubbly
# Lovely Jubbly

Bertie Ahern is feeling good about Fianna Fáil's general election chances

Oct 18th 2016, 10:43 AM 11,282 Views 91 Comments

He thinks Micheál Martin could be the next Taoiseach.

# general-election - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Enda Kenny tells constituency colleagues he's not going anywhere
# Sticking Around
# Sticking Around

Enda Kenny tells constituency colleagues he's not going anywhere

Oct 11th 2016, 1:39 PM 4,908 Views 26 Comments

Kenny has in the past insisted he will not lead Fine Gael into another election.

# general-election - Monday 26 September, 2016

Report into disastrous Fine Gael election campaign calls for members to be "more relatable"
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Report into disastrous Fine Gael election campaign calls for members to be "more relatable"

Sep 26th 2016, 9:43 PM 11,468 Views 75 Comments

Two reports into the campaign have been sent to Parliamentary Party members.

# general-election - Sunday 18 September, 2016

Poll: Would you like to see Fianna Fáil back in power?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you like to see Fianna Fáil back in power?

Sep 18th 2016, 10:05 AM 33,040 Views 162 Comments

Micheál Martin’s party is the most popular one in the country, according to the latest opinion poll.

# general-election - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

'A change of leadership is required': Rumblings in Fine Gael that Enda should go
# Think-In
# Think-In

'A change of leadership is required': Rumblings in Fine Gael that Enda should go

Sep 13th 2016, 1:37 PM 10,726 Views 35 Comments

Enda Kenny said this is not a time to “mess around”.

# general-election - Monday 12 September, 2016

'I've got my mojo back': Enda Kenny is moving on from a tough few months
# Endapendent Alliance
# Endapendent Alliance

'I've got my mojo back': Enda Kenny is moving on from a tough few months

Sep 12th 2016, 10:22 AM 14,875 Views 102 Comments

The Taoiseach has also given his thoughts on THAT John Halligan interview.

# general-election - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

Australian PM takes 'full responsibility' for disastrous election, but won't resign
# Not Going Anywhere
# Not Going Anywhere

Australian PM takes 'full responsibility' for disastrous election, but won't resign

Jul 5th 2016, 8:00 AM 9,543 Views 19 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull also attacked opponents, accusing them of a dishonest scare campaign.

# general-election - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

Australians can vote for the Sex Party, Hemp Party and Smokers' Rights Party in this week's election
# Minor Parties
# Minor Parties

Australians can vote for the Sex Party, Hemp Party and Smokers' Rights Party in this week's election

Jun 29th 2016, 8:30 PM 16,178 Views 15 Comments

Voting is mandatory in Australia for all adults, with turnout never falling below 90% since it became compulsory in 1924.

# general-election - Sunday 26 June, 2016

Spanish voters go back to the polls for second election in six months
# Take Two
# Take Two

Spanish voters go back to the polls for second election in six months

Jun 26th 2016, 10:52 AM 8,276 Views 9 Comments

The last general elections in December resulted in a hung parliament and parties failed to agree on a coalition.

# general-election - Saturday 11 June, 2016

'The only objective was to get Enda and Fine Gael back in and it's done'
# BRUSSELS TO DUBLIN
# BRUSSELS TO DUBLIN

'The only objective was to get Enda and Fine Gael back in and it's done'

Jun 11th 2016, 7:40 PM 20,414 Views 46 Comments

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes is working on a committee investigating the controversial Panama Papers.

# general-election - Monday 16 May, 2016

"Renua was branded as 'Fine Gael Lite' - we are a centralist party"
# Taking Stock
# Taking Stock

"Renua was branded as 'Fine Gael Lite' - we are a centralist party"

May 16th 2016, 6:59 PM 17,808 Views 102 Comments

Lucinda Creighton has stepped down as the party leader. What’s next for the party?

# general-election - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Micheál Martin reckons Sinn Féin are "twisting history" with their 1916 events
# Sinister Exhibition
# Sinister Exhibition

Micheál Martin reckons Sinn Féin are "twisting history" with their 1916 events

Apr 17th 2016, 1:20 PM 33,705 Views 156 Comments

The FF leader’s no fan of the event Sinn Féin is running at the Ambassador.

# general-election - Saturday 16 April, 2016

Irish voters backed 'local lunatics' instead of being sensible - Michael O'Leary
# Let's Be Sensible
# Let's Be Sensible

Irish voters backed 'local lunatics' instead of being sensible - Michael O'Leary

Apr 16th 2016, 8:00 AM 32,518 Views 161 Comments

The Ryanair boss has a view on the current political deadlock.

# general-election - Saturday 5 March, 2016

Abolishing water charges is a return to the policies that collapsed our economy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Abolishing water charges is a return to the policies that collapsed our economy

Mar 5th 2016, 8:00 AM 612 Views 320 Comments

Troika observers reading our newspapers must be banging their heads against their desks and screaming at their monitors: “You’re. Screwing. It. Up. Again.”

# general-election - Thursday 3 March, 2016

10 things about Ireland's general election the world needs to understand
# Glad It's Over
From The Daily Edge
# Glad It's Over

10 things about Ireland's general election the world needs to understand

Mar 3rd 2016, 9:30 PM 6,703 Views 2 Comments

Political discourse can involve One Direction. That’s how it works here.