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#Get smart fast

# get-smart-fast - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

The Northern Ireland elections explained, in five controversies

Voters go to the polls tomorrow. Here’s what you need to know.

# get-smart-fast - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

What exactly happens when the new Dáil sits on Thursday?

It’s all change in Leinster House following the election. So what happens now?

# get-smart-fast - Sunday 28 February, 2016

'Fine Fáil' and 6 other things you need to know about this election

As the seats fill up, attention turns to what happens next.

# get-smart-fast - Thursday 16 July, 2015

6 things you need to know about Ireland's newest political party

What can we expect from the Social Democrats?

# get-smart-fast - Monday 30 March, 2015

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.

# get-smart-fast - Sunday 23 November, 2014

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.

# get-smart-fast - Monday 10 November, 2014

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.

# get-smart-fast - Sunday 12 October, 2014

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?

# get-smart-fast - Saturday 27 September, 2014

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.

# get-smart-fast - Monday 28 July, 2014

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 - Friday 20 June, 2014

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’.

# get-smart-fast - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

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.

# get-smart-fast - Sunday 25 May, 2014

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.