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# future plans
Rooney, Chicharito and Fabregas on new MLS club's shortlist
The side want to sign a player with a global reputation for their first season in 2018, and Manchester United’s skipper is in their sights.
# Banking Inquiry
Tired performances all round as David Drumm controversy casts shadow over Banking Inquiry
Mary Harney and John Gormley were the latest former politicians to brave the banking inquiry gauntlet this afternoon.
# 6 Years On
30 Days in September: An Oral History of the Bank Guarantee
What happened in the days and weeks leading up to the bank guarantee of 30 September 2008? presents an in-depth account from the people who were in the thick of it.
# Ranelagh
Dartmouth Square among lots in latest distressed property auction
The land formerly owned by maverick businessman Noel O’Gara will be among the lots at an auction next month.
# Finally
Eliminated: After ten years and €55m, e-voting machines finally disposed of
The government has finally got rid of the 7,500 voting machines that were trialled once ten years ago and have been in storage ever since at a cost to the State.
# Planning
Opposition dismisses 'whitewash' report on councils' planning inquiries
Jan O’Sullivan’s report on irregularities in seven county councils came a day before a Dáil vote on resuming them.
# Planning
Planning review finds deficiencies but no evidence of wrongdoing
The Green Party, whose former leader John Gormley announced the review in 2010, said it “beggars belief” that all seven councils came out of the report “squeaky clean”.
# Local governent
Explainer: Does Dublin need a directly-elected mayor and how likely is it?
It has been suggested for years, it even came close to happening two years ago but what chance a Boris Johnson or a Micheal Bloomberg for Dublin and Ireland’s other cities. investigates…
# Planning
Criticism of planning investigations 'a smokescreen' says Minister
Junior Minister Jan O’Sullivan strongly rejected claims that it has not cancelled planning inquiries.
# Mahon
Government accused of 'arrogance' over cancelled planning inquiries
Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said the investigations into six councils had been “ready to go” when they were halted by Phil Hogan.
# Mahon
Power, payments, politicians and planning: the Mahon Tribunal in numbers
How much did the report cost per page? How many times does it mention ‘corruption’? And who opposed setting it up?
# Last Orders
Government puts e-voting machines up for auction
The cabinet formally agrees to sell off the 7,500 voting machines – some of them never used – to the most attractive bidder.
# Review 2011
Who said that?’s 2011 Quotes Quiz
We’ve picked out the highlights of the year in quotations. But which public figure said them?
# Climate Change
Hogan hits back at claims government doesn't care about climate change
Phil Hogan has been criticised by the opposition over reports that climate change legislation was being shelved.
# Greens
Former minister Eamon Ryan elected new Green Party leader
New leader Ryan says former coalition partner which lost all of its Seanad and Dáil seats in 2011 is setting out “on the road to recovery”.
# Greens
Green Party to announce new leader later today
Former government minister Eamon Ryan is among those seeking to lead the party as it looks to rebuild following its general election wipe-out.
# Green Party
Gormley resigns Green Party leadership as party refocuses
Senator Dan Boyle says Gormley wants the party to return to first principles.
# The Cost of Change
Revealed: the full cost of dumping our outgoing government TDs
The first-year pensions of the 41 Fianna Fáil and Green TDs who failed to keep their seats underlines the price of change.
# GE11
The Half Past Fix: 9.30pm
Every hour – on the half hour – brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.
# GE11
Voting trends: voter vengeance for Fianna Fáil and the Greens
Former coalition government parties look likely to lose substantial number of seats, particularly in Dublin, where Conor Lenihan and Paul Gogarty have already conceded.
# GE11
Green party leader John Gormley set to lose seat
Gormley is unlikely to be elected in Dublin South-East.
# GE11
Martin tops the charts in election travel stakes
The party leaders are wearing out the shoeleather as canvassing hits a climax – racking up almost 1,300km between them.
# Opinion Polls
Labour recovers some ground in latest opinion poll
Labour returns its share of public support to 20 per cent, while Fianna Fáil drops back to 14 and Fine Gael holds at 38.
# Daily Fix
Daily Fix: Tuesday
The highs, the lows and the no-gos of today’s campaign trail…
# GE11
Leaders campaigning in Dublin ahead of final television debate
Youth unemployment and children will feature as the parties continue campaigning today in advance of the final debate.
# GE11
Fine Gael set to top student voting trends
A nationwide survey of over 1,200 third level students shows Fine Gael set to pick up over a third of student first preferences.
# Daily Fix
Daily Fix: Friday
Seven days to go until polling – time to catch up with the day’s winners and losers as the election hits the final stretch.
# In pics
On the hustings: The week in pictures on the Election 2011 campaign trail brings you Election 2011′s candidates in their more – or less – photogenic moments of the week.
# GE11
Daily Fix: Tuesday
Ten days to go now – so let’s catch up with the winners and losers from another day on the trail.
# GE11
Twitter debate reaction negative to all five parties’s Twitter Tracker now tracks sentiment – and shows that all five parties were bemoaned during RTÉ’s debate.
# GE11
Odds on FG triumph shorten after RTÉ debate
Enda Kenny’s solid performance sees the odds of a resounding Fine Gael victory shorten with the major bookmakers.
# Leaders' Debate
Slideshow: what the papers say about the debates
A round-up of today’s news and front page coverage of last nights five-way leaders’ debate.
# GE11
Fine Gael to launch manifesto as other parties focus on political reform and Irish
Enda Kenny and his frontbenchers will publish their manifesto in Dublin whilst Sinn Fein will launch its Irish language proposals outside Fine Gael’s HQ.
# GE11
Poll: Who won the five-way RTÉ leaders’ debate?
A simple question, but probably no simple answer: who came out on top on The Frontline’s Valentine’s Day Debate?
# GE11
Gallery: backstage at RTÉ’s five-way election debate
Julien Behal’s PA gallery of life behind the scenes at Montrose last night – and some unexpected shows of affection…
# Leaders' Debate
Punch and Judy, red cents and Rip van Winkle: How the second leaders' debate panned out.
The missed blows, the landed punches and – maybe – the policies that emerged in last night’s five-way leaders’ debate at RTE.
# GE11
Twitter reaction: The second leaders' debate
The Twitterati were busy throughout the second leaders’ debate and we’ve picked a selection of their tweets.