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#Independents

# independents - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Who's running? How do I get on the register? Everything you need to know about this month's Dáil by-elections
# Vote 2019
# Vote 2019

Who's running? How do I get on the register? Everything you need to know about this month's Dáil by-elections

Nov 12th 2019, 6:00 AM 15,994 Views 8 Comments

Voters in constituencies in Dublin, Cork and Wexford will be heading to the polls.

# independents - Sunday 26 May, 2019

89-year-old Donegal man becomes Ireland's oldest councillor after election win
# 89-year-old Councillor
# 89-year-old Councillor

89-year-old Donegal man becomes Ireland's oldest councillor after election win

May 26th 2019, 8:47 PM 36,199 Views 29 Comments

Ian McGarvey, who will turn 89 in July, fought a close battle to keep his seat

# independents - Friday 28 September, 2018

Louth Fine Gael TD Peter Fitzpatrick 'seriously considering' running as an independent
# Departure
# Departure

Louth Fine Gael TD Peter Fitzpatrick 'seriously considering' running as an independent

Sep 28th 2018, 9:50 AM 19,491 Views 33 Comments

Fitzpatrick will meet with his team this weekend and make a formal announcement on Tuesday.

# independents - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Micheál Martin says he has no reason not to trust Leo Varadkar
# Leo For Leader
# Leo For Leader

Micheál Martin says he has no reason not to trust Leo Varadkar

Jun 7th 2017, 5:56 PM 11,809 Views 68 Comments

Leo Varadkar is into a week of meetings as he drums up support ahead of next week’s vote to become the next Taoiseach.

# independents - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Independents drop three points in latest opinion poll
# New Poll
# New Poll

Independents drop three points in latest opinion poll

Apr 29th 2017, 6:20 PM 16,886 Views 99 Comments

The poll indicates an increase in support for Fianna Fáil to 28% – its strongest lead over Fine Gael in over a year.

# independents - Sunday 18 September, 2016

Support for Sinn Féin and independents up, but Fianna Fáil is most popular party
# Mood Of The Nation
# Mood Of The Nation

Support for Sinn Féin and independents up, but Fianna Fáil is most popular party

Sep 18th 2016, 8:02 AM 12,639 Views 112 Comments

According to the latest opinion poll, at least.

# independents - Saturday 17 September, 2016

“There's no crisis" - Government plays down controversy as Halligan cancels Late Late Show appearance
# Draw A Line Under
# Draw A Line Under

“There's no crisis" - Government plays down controversy as Halligan cancels Late Late Show appearance

Sep 17th 2016, 2:31 PM 16,210 Views 41 Comments

Finian Mcgrath said the Independent Alliance were committed to the Programme for Government.

# independents - Sunday 3 July, 2016

"It's not fair, it's not right, it's not good for politics" - John Halligan isn't happy with the party whip system
# Constitutional Issues
# Constitutional Issues

"It's not fair, it's not right, it's not good for politics" - John Halligan isn't happy with the party whip system

Jul 3rd 2016, 3:15 PM 13,002 Views 58 Comments

The junior minister was discussing proposed legislation to do with fatal foetal abnormalities.

Poll: Do you still support Independents?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you still support Independents?

Jul 3rd 2016, 10:08 AM 24,062 Views 140 Comments

A new poll has shown a massive drop in support for non-aligned TDs.

# independents - Friday 6 May, 2016

Enda is confident he can satisfy Independent TDs' concerns and secure a government today
# Day Of Reckoning
# Day Of Reckoning

Enda is confident he can satisfy Independent TDs' concerns and secure a government today

May 6th 2016, 8:40 AM 9,203 Views 88 Comments

A fourth vote for Taoiseach is scheduled for Dáil Éireann at midday.

# independents - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Here's what Fine Gael is promising independent TDs in return for their support
# Getting There
# Getting There

Here's what Fine Gael is promising independent TDs in return for their support

May 5th 2016, 7:20 PM 25,853 Views 86 Comments

The 160-page document makes a wide range of commitments.

# independents - Monday 2 May, 2016

Vincent Browne: This is the worst possible outcome of the general election
# Formation
# Formation

Vincent Browne: This is the worst possible outcome of the general election

May 2nd 2016, 10:01 PM 350 Views 171 Comments

‘There will be sops, promises and a flurry of initiatives but there will be no significant change.’

# independents - Friday 29 April, 2016

Which Independents are open to talking to Enda Kenny?
# Endapendents
# Endapendents

Which Independents are open to talking to Enda Kenny?

Apr 29th 2016, 7:34 AM 13,197 Views 63 Comments

As talks between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are tipped to be coming to an end – the spotlight turns to the independents.

# independents - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

The Neverending Story: The big two are still trying to cobble together a government
# Endapendents
# Endapendents

The Neverending Story: The big two are still trying to cobble together a government

Mar 22nd 2016, 6:45 PM 27,578 Views 146 Comments

There has been a bit of movement from all parties in Leinster House this afternoon.

# independents - Saturday 12 March, 2016

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil almost neck and neck in latest opinion poll
# Too Close To Call
# Too Close To Call

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil almost neck and neck in latest opinion poll

Mar 12th 2016, 5:56 PM 23,940 Views 93 Comments

Is a second election on the cards?

# independents - Thursday 3 March, 2016

How the three main parties lost their stranglehold on Irish politics - in just a decade
# Redrawing The Map
# Redrawing The Map

How the three main parties lost their stranglehold on Irish politics - in just a decade

Mar 3rd 2016, 6:59 PM 22,003 Views 51 Comments

Sinn Féin, Independents and the smaller parties have achieved the biggest shift in recent political history – but will it last?

It's all over: All 158 seats in the 32nd Dáil have now been filled
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

It's all over: All 158 seats in the 32nd Dáil have now been filled

Mar 3rd 2016, 8:22 AM 165,231 Views 220 Comments

But what happens next?

# independents - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

More bad news for Labour in the latest opinion poll
# General Election
# General Election

More bad news for Labour in the latest opinion poll

Feb 23rd 2016, 10:21 AM 28,884 Views 164 Comments

Is a Fine Gael Fianna Fáil coalition on the horizon?

# independents - Saturday 30 January, 2016

There's bad news for Fine Gael but Labour has gained in the latest poll
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

There's bad news for Fine Gael but Labour has gained in the latest poll

Jan 30th 2016, 6:11 PM 24,487 Views 263 Comments

This is the second hit in the polls for Fine Gael since Christmas.

# independents - Saturday 9 January, 2016

Enda Kenny is almost certainly going to be returned as Taoiseach
# Opinion
# Opinion

Enda Kenny is almost certainly going to be returned as Taoiseach

Jan 9th 2016, 8:15 AM 60 Views 386 Comments

The question of the election of 2016 will be: “Who will Fine Gael rule with, and how long will it last?”

# independents - Saturday 19 December, 2015

Support for Fine Gael and Labour has now risen above 40%
# GE16
# GE16

Support for Fine Gael and Labour has now risen above 40%

Dec 19th 2015, 5:27 PM 19,862 Views 176 Comments

Sinn Féin have also fared well in the latest opinion poll.

# independents - Sunday 8 November, 2015

Good news for Enda: Fine Gael support is up AGAIN
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Good news for Enda: Fine Gael support is up AGAIN

Nov 8th 2015, 8:14 AM 16,518 Views 174 Comments

The Millward Brown poll suggests that satisfaction with the government is at its highest level in three years.

# independents - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Sinn Féin wants a vote pact with other left-wing parties - but not everyone's up for it
# The Left Unites
# The Left Unites

Sinn Féin wants a vote pact with other left-wing parties - but not everyone's up for it

Oct 27th 2015, 5:33 PM 28,602 Views 262 Comments

The party has confirmed it will join left-wing parties and independents in a voting transfer pact.

# independents - Sunday 26 July, 2015

Independents top the latest poll with 31% support
# Red C Poll
# Red C Poll

Independents top the latest poll with 31% support

Jul 26th 2015, 7:51 PM 22,520 Views 156 Comments

There was a drop in support for both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil in The Sunday Business Post Red C poll.

# independents - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Gerry Adams is winning at Twitter
# Ducky Ar La
# Ducky Ar La

Gerry Adams is winning at Twitter

Jun 17th 2015, 8:00 PM 14,503 Views 59 Comments

But Sinn Féin voters are least likely to use the site.

# independents - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Michael Healy-Rae accuses certain TDs of 'waking up from a coma'
# Pointing Fingers
# Pointing Fingers

Michael Healy-Rae accuses certain TDs of 'waking up from a coma'

Apr 14th 2015, 9:46 AM 16,757 Views 57 Comments

The outspoken TD thinks backbenchers are speaking up in a bid to get votes.

# independents - Saturday 28 March, 2015

Group of Independents want to strip politicians of some power and revive rural Ireland
# All Together Now
# All Together Now

Group of Independents want to strip politicians of some power and revive rural Ireland

Mar 28th 2015, 5:37 PM 18,778 Views 57 Comments

The group held talks today to discuss a possible alliance based on shared principles.

# independents - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Who will you vote for in the next election?
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Who will you vote for in the next election?

Mar 3rd 2015, 1:08 PM 51,897 Views 455 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# independents - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Fine Gael row with TDs over funding 'like a Merc owner giving out about Fords Escorts':
# Owning The Road
# Owning The Road

Fine Gael row with TDs over funding 'like a Merc owner giving out about Fords Escorts':

Jan 29th 2015, 8:30 PM 12,722 Views 47 Comments

TheJournal.ie would like to state that there is nothing wrong with Ford Escorts.

# independents - Thursday 8 January, 2015

'Shane Ross isn't THAT right-wing': Christy Burke's u-turn on new Independent Alliance
# Go Team
# Go Team

'Shane Ross isn't THAT right-wing': Christy Burke's u-turn on new Independent Alliance

Jan 8th 2015, 1:10 PM 13,727 Views 26 Comments

Dublin’s Lord Mayor is considering joining the new group and running in the next General Election.

# independents - Monday 5 January, 2015

Could Enda Kenny do a deal with independents after the next election?
# Mulling It Over
# Mulling It Over

Could Enda Kenny do a deal with independents after the next election?

Jan 5th 2015, 6:30 AM 7,089 Views 87 Comments

The Taoiseach has praised the work of some independent deputies.

# independents - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

49 TDs and senators in eleventh-hour appeal to Michael D over Water Bill
# Dear Michael
# Dear Michael

49 TDs and senators in eleventh-hour appeal to Michael D over Water Bill

Dec 24th 2014, 12:09 PM 41,217 Views 150 Comments

The President had a swift response for some of them (and it wasn’t a complete ‘no’.)

# independents - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Support for Labour and Fine Gael drops in latest Red C poll
# Red C
# Red C

Support for Labour and Fine Gael drops in latest Red C poll

Dec 21st 2014, 8:00 AM 24,327 Views 162 Comments

But there’s another poll too…

# independents - Friday 5 December, 2014

Jackie Healy-Rae: The 'dry wit' that changed Independent politics
# Slan Abhaile
# Slan Abhaile

Jackie Healy-Rae: The 'dry wit' that changed Independent politics

Dec 5th 2014, 8:15 PM 27,637 Views 69 Comments

The former Kerry TD died today aged 83.

# independents - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Poll: Will you vote for a party or Independent candidate in the next general election?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you vote for a party or Independent candidate in the next general election?

Dec 4th 2014, 9:45 AM 9,546 Views 118 Comments

It’s looking likely that Independents will play a considerable role in the next Government.

# independents - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Despite the Mairia Cahill controversy, Sinn Féin are the most popular party in Ireland
# They're Number One
# They're Number One

Despite the Mairia Cahill controversy, Sinn Féin are the most popular party in Ireland

Nov 2nd 2014, 7:58 PM 22,342 Views 95 Comments

It didn’t stop some Sinn Féin officials from dismissing the poll results, though…

# independents - Sunday 12 October, 2014

Here are 8 things we learned from yesterday's two Dáil by-elections
# Get Smart Fast
# Get Smart Fast

Here are 8 things we learned from yesterday's two Dáil by-elections

Oct 12th 2014, 8:35 AM 11,596 Views 32 Comments

The votes are counted and the Dáil has two new opposition TDs, but what does it all mean?

# independents - Thursday 4 September, 2014

READ: Shane Ross calls on independents to 'change Irish politics radically'
# What's He Building In There?
# What's He Building In There?

READ: Shane Ross calls on independents to 'change Irish politics radically'

Sep 4th 2014, 11:56 AM 8,232 Views 55 Comments

The TD says he’s after a “common crusade” but not a new party – yet.

# independents - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Left Alliance? Independent TDs deny that they're about to form a new political party
# Not Happening... Yet
# Not Happening... Yet

Left Alliance? Independent TDs deny that they're about to form a new political party

Jul 23rd 2014, 7:30 AM 5,484 Views 33 Comments

Speculation has been mounting that left wing independent TDs are about to form a political party.

# independents - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Latest poll shows Labour support continues to fall as Sinn Féin sees a further boost
# Have I Got Your Support?
# Have I Got Your Support?

Latest poll shows Labour support continues to fall as Sinn Féin sees a further boost

Jun 28th 2014, 6:37 PM 10,639 Views 93 Comments

Support for Fine Gael remains unchanged from the last poll at 25 per cent.

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