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# independent - Sunday 26 February, 2012

Seven of #GE11's youngest candidates reflect on their run
# One Year On
# One Year On

Seven of #GE11's youngest candidates reflect on their run

Feb 26th 2012, 8:45 AM 3,439 Views 11 Comments

From financial difficulties to a car crash, candidates recall their campaign experiences – and give advice for any young person considering running for the Dáil.

# independent - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Darren Scully loses Fine Gael whip after remarks about African immigrants
# Darren Scully
# Darren Scully

Darren Scully loses Fine Gael whip after remarks about African immigrants

Feb 21st 2012, 12:30 PM 3,963 Views 64 Comments

The former Mayor of Naas caused controversy with his remarks about African immigrants in a number of radio interviews last year.

# independent - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

One year after #GE11: Join TheJournal.ie’s voter panel
# GE11
# GE11

One year after #GE11: Join TheJournal.ie’s voter panel

Feb 14th 2012, 2:15 PM 1,753 Views 26 Comments

We want to hear from people across the country: How do you feel about that historic election 12 months later?

# independent - Thursday 2 February, 2012

In full: 1 in 5 TDs claimed more than €50k in expenses last year
# TD Expenses
# TD Expenses

In full: 1 in 5 TDs claimed more than €50k in expenses last year

Feb 2nd 2012, 6:30 PM 9,379 Views 92 Comments

34 TDs in the 31st Dail claimed over €50,000 in expenses from the Oireachtas last year – here’s the full list.

# independent - Friday 20 January, 2012

Senator says we should allow fracking - to create jobs
# Fracking
# Fracking

Senator says we should allow fracking - to create jobs

Jan 20th 2012, 7:15 AM 5,617 Views 117 Comments

Feargal Quinn suggests that companies could be asked to put up a bond equal to the clean-up cost of any possible environmental damage.

# independent - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Ennis is not a racist town - Mayor
# Racism
# Racism

Ennis is not a racist town - Mayor

Jan 12th 2012, 1:59 PM 4,933 Views 26 Comments

Mayor Michael Guilfoyle defended the Clare town after a man was jailed for 9 months for a racist attack on a taxi driver in the town.

# independent - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

As it happened: Leaders' Questions in the Dáil
Live Jan 11th 2012, 4:29 PM

As it happened: Leaders' Questions in the Dáil

# independent - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Column: I will vote against the government on the Budget tonight - here's why
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I will vote against the government on the Budget tonight - here's why

Dec 6th 2011, 5:35 PM 31 Views 97 Comments

Labour Party TD Patrick Nulty will be voting against the government and his party over the Budget. Here, in an exclusive piece for TheJournal.ie, he explains why he disagrees with this ‘unjust’ approach.

# independent - Monday 10 October, 2011

Government urged to address 'sub-standard' prison conditions
# Prison
# Prison

Government urged to address 'sub-standard' prison conditions

Oct 10th 2011, 8:58 PM 695 Views 23 Comments

The Irish Penal Reform Trust has also asked the government to commit to a timeframe in bringing prison conditions in line with international standards.

# independent - Saturday 1 October, 2011

Mary Davis reiterates independence and defends quango payments
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Mary Davis reiterates independence and defends quango payments

Oct 1st 2011, 12:25 PM 1,285 Views 35 Comments

There are reports today that Mary Davis was appointed to three state boards by FF ministers, and paid almost €190,000 in total. She says she has no political affiliations.

#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Oct 1st 2011, 7:00 AM 612 Views 12 Comments

Want to meet the presidential candidates? Keep up to date with where they are campaigning with TheJournal.ie’s daily updates.

# independent - Saturday 24 September, 2011

'I am a unifier': McGuinness reacts to campaign criticism
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

'I am a unifier': McGuinness reacts to campaign criticism

Sep 24th 2011, 5:46 PM 1,010 Views 85 Comments

As Fine Gael’s Gay Mitchell questions Martin McGuinness’ fitness to hold the office of the presidency, the Sinn Féin candidate says he is confident he can lead the effort “to build a new republic”.

# independent - Friday 23 September, 2011

Senator says requests for Norris support 'feel like harassment'
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Senator says requests for Norris support 'feel like harassment'

Sep 23rd 2011, 11:12 AM 2,590 Views 100 Comments

Jillian van Turnhout says some people asking her to nominate David Norris for the Presidency “have been abusive”.

# independent - Monday 19 September, 2011

Dana: I’m running for President
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Dana: I’m running for President

Sep 19th 2011, 5:30 PM 3,038 Views 114 Comments

The former MEP and Eurovision winner has launched another bid for the Áras, having finished third in the 1997 presidential election. Listen to her press conference here.

# independent - Friday 16 September, 2011

Poll: Should David Norris rejoin the race for the Áras?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should David Norris rejoin the race for the Áras?

Sep 16th 2011, 10:45 AM 5,839 Views 85 Comments

It seems likely that Senator Norris will declare on tonight’s Late Late Show that he is back in the race to secure a presidential nomination. Do you think he’s right to restart his campaign?

# independent - Thursday 15 September, 2011

David Norris is "an active candidate", says independent TD
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

David Norris is "an active candidate", says independent TD

Sep 15th 2011, 3:42 PM 1,514 Views 68 Comments

Maureen O’Sullivan says David Norris spoke at a meeting of independents as if he was still looking for their nomination to run.

Fianna Fáil calls meeting to discuss backing Senator's independent Áras campaign
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Fianna Fáil calls meeting to discuss backing Senator's independent Áras campaign

Sep 15th 2011, 1:14 PM 1,132 Views 17 Comments

…but it’s not David Norris. Rather, Labhrás Ó Murchú is asking FF to allow individual TDs and Senators help him get nominated.

# independent - Monday 12 September, 2011

Independent denies any responsibility for cancellation of Fantasy RWC game
# Game Over
From The42
# Game Over

Independent denies any responsibility for cancellation of Fantasy RWC game

Sep 12th 2011, 6:35 PM 3,437 Views 9 Comments

The Irish Independent insist they hold no responsibility for the cancellation of a Fantasy Rugby World Cup game that had appeared on its site.

# independent - Friday 9 September, 2011

What new slogans would you give Davis and Mitchell?
# Snap!
# Snap!

What new slogans would you give Davis and Mitchell?

Sep 9th 2011, 7:33 AM 1,121 Views 38 Comments

As two presidential candidates run with essentially the same slogan, we’re asking what you would consider replacing that slogan with for each.

# independent - Monday 5 September, 2011

Councils formally pledge support for Gallagher and Davis
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Councils formally pledge support for Gallagher and Davis

Sep 5th 2011, 6:03 PM 381 Views 32 Comments

The two independent presidential candidates need to secure at least four nominations each before the end of this month – and now have two apiece.

# independent - Monday 29 August, 2011

Poll: Who gets your vote for President of Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who gets your vote for President of Ireland?

Aug 29th 2011, 10:13 AM 7,349 Views 134 Comments

With only four candidates currently putting their names forward for the Áras, we give you the chance to tell us which (of any) of them gets your No.1.

# independent - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

Johann Hari suspended from the Independent
# Investigation
# Investigation

Johann Hari suspended from the Independent

Jul 13th 2011, 2:00 PM 722 Views 2 Comments

Journalist Johann Hari had been accused of plagiarism but admitted to using unattributed quotes in some of his articles.

# independent - Monday 11 July, 2011

Column: Why the Irish abroad threaten the status quo
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why the Irish abroad threaten the status quo

Jul 11th 2011, 12:43 PM 142 Views 59 Comments

US-based Irish publisher Niall O’Dowd says the Diaspora represents a financial, tourism and cultural juggernaut and yet is treated with ambivalence and disrespect – and its members made to feel less than Irish.

# independent - Thursday 31 March, 2011

Michael Lowry refuses to resign after official request
# Michael Lowry
# Michael Lowry

Michael Lowry refuses to resign after official request

Mar 31st 2011, 11:49 AM 1,095 Views 0 Comments

Motion of censure passed against Lowry who says not a day has passed in 14 years where he has not been “abused and villified”.

# independent - Wednesday 2 March, 2011

Results in after epic 73-hour count in Galway West
# GE11
# GE11

Results in after epic 73-hour count in Galway West

Mar 2nd 2011, 8:14 AM 1,058 Views 0 Comments

The 60,647 votes in Galway West have been counted, counted, and counted again – and elected five TDs this morning.

# independent - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

All Dáil seats now filled but recount in Galway West with five candidates elected
# GE11
# GE11

All Dáil seats now filled but recount in Galway West with five candidates elected

Mar 1st 2011, 7:58 AM 984 Views 0 Comments

A full recount will get underway in Galway West this afternoon with five candidates already elected but not yet declared.

# independent - Monday 28 February, 2011

Dick Roche: "There are a lot of errors" in Wicklow count
# GE11
# GE11

Dick Roche: "There are a lot of errors" in Wicklow count

Feb 28th 2011, 1:48 PM 2,945 Views 0 Comments

The under-threat minister says he still has a shout in Wicklow – and that there are ‘hundreds’ of papers under scrutiny.

Revealed: the ten biggest winners and losers of Election 2011
# GE11
# GE11

Revealed: the ten biggest winners and losers of Election 2011

Feb 28th 2011, 9:57 AM 4,978 Views 0 Comments

We’ve totted up the figures, quantified the quotas, and worked out the ten most – and least – popular politicians in Ireland.

The 'high-maintenance independents' prepare to take their seats in the Dáil
# GE11
# GE11

The 'high-maintenance independents' prepare to take their seats in the Dáil

Feb 28th 2011, 8:52 AM 2,768 Views 0 Comments

We look at the more colourful TDs who will take their seats in Dáil Eireann next week.

# independent - Sunday 27 February, 2011

Blow-by-blow: How each party fared in Election 2011
# GE11
# GE11

Blow-by-blow: How each party fared in Election 2011

Feb 27th 2011, 11:08 PM 2,215 Views 0 Comments

In a nutshell, where each party made its breakthroughs across the country – and where Fianna Fáil’s collapse hit hardest.

The PDs return: former party fares better in 2011 than 2007
# GE11
# GE11

The PDs return: former party fares better in 2011 than 2007

Feb 27th 2011, 9:56 PM 1,807 Views 0 Comments

The party that disbanded after its election slaughter in 2007 sees its former candidates gain ground this time around.

The Half Past Fix: 9.30pm
# GE11
# GE11

The Half Past Fix: 9.30pm

Feb 27th 2011, 9:29 PM 821 Views 0 Comments

EVERY HOUR – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results of the last 60 minutes. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

The Half Past Fix: 8.30pm
# GE11
# GE11

The Half Past Fix: 8.30pm

Feb 27th 2011, 8:27 PM 1,163 Views 0 Comments

EVERY HOUR – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results of the last 60 minutes. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

The Half Past Fix: 4.30pm
# GE11
# GE11

The Half Past Fix: 4.30pm

Feb 27th 2011, 4:33 PM 1,109 Views 0 Comments

EVERY HOUR – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results of the last 60 minutes. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

The Half Past Fix: 3.30pm
# GE11
# GE11

The Half Past Fix: 3.30pm

Feb 27th 2011, 3:30 PM 1,688 Views 0 Comments

Every hour – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

The Half Past Fix: 2.30pm
# GE11
# GE11

The Half Past Fix: 2.30pm

Feb 27th 2011, 2:29 PM 753 Views 0 Comments

Every hour – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

The Half Hour Fix: 1.30am
# GE11
# GE11

The Half Hour Fix: 1.30am

Feb 27th 2011, 1:34 AM 1,443 Views 0 Comments

EVERY HOUR – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

The Hot List: How the day unfolded in 12 key constituencies
# GE11
# GE11

The Hot List: How the day unfolded in 12 key constituencies

Feb 27th 2011, 1:05 AM 7,753 Views 1 Comment

Kevin Humpheys has taken the final seat for Labour in Dublin South-East. Check out how the first day of counting unfolded in key constituencies across the country.

The Half Hour Fix: 12.30am
# GE11
# GE11

The Half Hour Fix: 12.30am

Feb 27th 2011, 12:28 AM 1,033 Views 0 Comments

Every hour – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

# independent - Saturday 26 February, 2011

The Half Past Fix: 11.30pm
# GE11
# GE11

The Half Past Fix: 11.30pm

Feb 26th 2011, 11:31 PM 1,110 Views 0 Comments

Every hour – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.