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# Get smart fast
The Northern Ireland elections explained, in five controversies
Voters go to the polls tomorrow. Here’s what you need to know.
# Explainer
What exactly happens when the new Dáil sits on Thursday?
It’s all change in Leinster House following the election. So what happens now?
# Day Two
'Fine Fáil' and 6 other things you need to know about this election
As the seats fill up, attention turns to what happens next.
# Social Democrats
6 things you need to know about Ireland's newest political party
What can we expect from the Social Democrats?
# Green shoots
No money but plenty of ideas: 7 things that happened at the Green Party conference
The Greens gathered in Kilkenny over the weekend. Here’s what happened.
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What's all this about water cut-offs and demonstrations in Detroit?
Heard of the Detroit Water Brigade? (No, they’re not a band). Here’s how the issue of water charges has been affecting the Motor City.
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What's all this about a whistleblower, a dossier and some politicians dodging tax?
Everything you need to know about a whistleblower’s claims of tax dodging by some former prominent politicians.
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Here are 8 things we learned from yesterday's two Dáil by-elections
The votes are counted and the Dáil has two new opposition TDs, but what does it all mean?
# McNulty-gate
8 things you need to know about Fine Gael's Seanad shambles... and why it matters
A little-known losing local election candidate is at the centre of a controversy that is causing huge problems for Fine Gael.
# Profile
The Callely Controversies: From Fianna Fáil favourite to five months in prison
The former Fianna Fáil minister has been jailed for five months. But why has he proved such a controversial figure over the years?
# Get smart fast
Here's what you need to know about Brendan Howlin's new lobbying law
A Bill published by Brendan Howlin will essentially deal with: ‘Who is contacting whom and about what’.
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Here are 10 things we've learned from the 2014 European elections
Ten out of 11 seats are filled and the make-up of Ireland’s representation in the next European Parliament has been changed utterly.
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Here are 9 things we learned from the 2014 local elections
It’s been good for Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil but bad for Labour and Fine Gael. But what about the Greens, Socialists and independents? We take stock of the local elections as the counts draw to a close.