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#Independents

# independents - Friday 9 September, 2011

Fine Gael councillors will not back independent presidential candidates

Contrary to this morning’s reports, Fine Gael has not changed its position regarding the upcoming presidential election and will not allow its councillors to support any independent candidates.

# independents - Monday 5 September, 2011

McGrath talking to possible Áras candidates as SF considers entering race

The independents in the Dáil will meet to discuss the presidential race on Friday as Sinn Féin expects to make a decision in the coming weeks.

# independents - Sunday 28 August, 2011

Halligan: Independents haven't found alternative Áras candidate to back

The independent TD for Waterford has said that no candidate has so far come to mind as independents appear increasingly unlikely to lobby for another name to enter the presidential race.

# independents - Friday 22 July, 2011

Two more senators will nominate Norris... but they won't vote for him

Fiach Mac Conghail and Katherine Zappone say they will vote for someone else to be president instead.

# independents - Thursday 21 July, 2011

David Norris to unveil Oireachtas support in Presidential bid

The Independent Senator, who is struggling to secure campaign backing, will make an appearance at Leinster House at 10am today.

# independents - Sunday 29 May, 2011

Government gets boost in latest opinion poll as support rises

Poll taken earlier this week, in the wake of the state visits by Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth, show support for the coalition partners is up slightly.

# independents - Sunday 10 April, 2011

First post election poll shows support for Fine Gael and Taoiseach

Poll does find some anger with the restructuring and bailout of the banks as well as a failure to burn the bondholders.

# independents - Tuesday 8 March, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Independent TDs agree terms to gain Dáil speaking rights

Technical Group has named the three TDs which will use its speaking time in the 31st Dáil.

# independents - Thursday 3 March, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: The news from the Department of Finance is even worse than we thought; an artist’s fingers cut off during a savage attack and everything you need to know to bluff your way through the day’s cricket chat.

# independents - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

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

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

# independents - Monday 28 February, 2011

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

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

# independents - Sunday 27 February, 2011

INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE EDDIE Fitzpatrick has been eliminated on sixth count in Laois-Offaly.

Meanwhile independent Wicklow candidate Jim Tallon has been excluded on third count.

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

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.

# independents - Saturday 26 February, 2011

Independent Mick Wallace set to be elected in Wexford

The independent candidate says he will seek to form a technical group in the next Dáil.

# independents - Tuesday 15 February, 2011

Poll shows Labour ahead in Dublin constituencies

New Millward Brown/Lansdowne poll for the Evening Herald is good news for the Labour Party.

# independents - Wednesday 9 February, 2011

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Daily Fix: Wednesday

Today, there’s been some heated bickering between all parties; independents have formed a new group; and some candidates faced (being the operative word) unexpected dangers..

# independents - Wednesday 2 February, 2011

Latest Red C poll bears better news for Fine Gael

Poll also reveals the ‘most memorable moment’ of Irish politics over the last four years…

# independents - Friday 10 December, 2010

Sinn Féin and Independents form Dáil group

The alliance will allow the group to take part in leaders questions and force a vote on a motion of no confidence in the government.

# independents - Monday 6 December, 2010

All eyes on Jackie...

All eyes on Jackie...

Bloomberg looks at the part Kerry South Independent TD Jackie Healy-Rae plays in passing Ireland’s Budget.

Independent TDs decide on Budget stance today

Jackie Healy-Rae and Michael Lowry seek government clarification ahead of tomorrow’s Budget announcement.

# independents - Friday 3 December, 2010

Sinn Féin ride the wave as FF support falls further Opinion Poll

Sinn Féin ride the wave as FF support falls further

The Dáil’s largest party now has the support of just 13% of voters, compared to the 16% of SF, 32% of FG and 24% of Labour.