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#Laois-Offaly

# laois-offaly - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

'It did not happen': Barry Cowen insists Averil Power wasn't laughed at

The Fianna Fáil TD gave his version of events to TheJournal.ie today.

# laois-offaly - Saturday 2 February, 2013

From The42 Good start half the work as sharp-shooting Laois see off Armagh GAA

Good start half the work as sharp-shooting Laois see off Armagh

Ross Munnelly hit seven points as the Orchard County were second best in Portlaoise tonight.

# laois-offaly - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Confirmed: Dáil to lose 8 TDs with confirmation of boundary changes

Ministers have agreed to table new laws enforcing cuts to the size of the Dáil, in line with independent recommendations.

# laois-offaly - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Constituency report: Dáil loses 8 TDs in radical boundary shake-up

The report of the Constituency Commission cuts the number of TDs, with significant boundary reforms.

# laois-offaly - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Bill to repeal household charge to be debated in the Dáil tonight

The bill is being proposed by Sinn Féin but will almost certainly be defeated by the government when it goes to a vote tomorrow.

# laois-offaly - Saturday 2 June, 2012

In numbers: Ireland's referendum on the Fiscal Compact

Who’s become more pro-European in the last two years? And what proportion of Irish people actually said Yes?

# laois-offaly - Friday 24 February, 2012

Barry Cowen: I want to be seen as more than just Brian's brother

The Laois-Offaly TD, one of only three new Fianna Fáil TDs to be elected in last year’s general election, said he would never have ran for the Dáil if Brian Cowen hadn’t stepped down.

# laois-offaly - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

In numbers: Brian Cowen's tenure as Taoiseach

As one administration takes power, another steps down – so here’s some condensed figures on the Brian Cowen era.

# laois-offaly - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Full recount ordered in Galway West; Irish banks tap the EU for more emergency funding, and the €288 million yacht being built by an African dictator’s son.

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.

# laois-offaly - Monday 28 February, 2011

FIANNA FÁIL’S JOHN MOLONEY has been eliminated in the 11th count in Laois-Offaly, where just one of five seats has been filled (by FG’s Charlie Flanagan). Meanwhile, two revised counts in Galway West have made only the slightest changes to the first count results, but have not seen anyone else elected. The returning officer for Galway West said earlier she could not give a timeline for the results, although results for both Wicklow and Laois-Offaly are expected later tonight.

The Daily Fix: Monday

Every evening, TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of the biggest news stories of the day, as well as the interesting bits and pieces you may have missed.

Dick Roche eliminated as Wicklow count rolls on

Fianna Fáil TD has been eliminated following rechecks in Wicklow, where five seats have yet to be filled.

Revealed: the ten biggest winners and losers of Election 2011 GE11 This post contains images

Revealed: the ten biggest winners and losers of Election 2011

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

Fianna Fáil wipe out marks the end of political dynasties

Well known Fianna Fáil names like Haughey, Hanafin, Coughlan, Andrews and McEllistrim are no longer in the Dáil.

Still 12 seats to be filled with counts resuming today

Three recounts will take place today in Wicklow, Laois-Offaly, and Galway West.

THERE WILL BE no further results announced tonight in the General Election 2011 count.

The Laois-Offaly count will recommence at 10am today. There will be no announcements from the Galway West count either overnight. The Wicklow recount granted to Fianna Fail’s Dick Roche will not begin until 9am.

A total of 12 seats are yet to be decided in these constituencies. So far, Fine Gael are on 70 seats, Labour on 36, Fianna Fail on 18, Sinn Fein on 13 and others (including independents) on 17 seats.

# laois-offaly - Sunday 27 February, 2011

The Hot List: The latest from the three constituencies with 12 seats to fill

Latest: Recount in Laois-Offaly started again at 8.15pm. Full recount has started in Galway West.

The Half Past Fix: 9.30pm

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: 7.30pm

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: 6.30pm

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: 5.30pm

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

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: 2.30pm

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

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.

# laois-offaly - Wednesday 23 February, 2011

Why would a twentysomething run for the Dail?

Young candidates in Election 2011 tell TheJournal.ie why they want to be part of the 31st Dáil.

# laois-offaly - Friday 18 February, 2011

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.

# laois-offaly - 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..

From The Daily Edge Campaign song number 2: John Bracken's your man, apparently GE11

Campaign song number 2: John Bracken's your man, apparently

Hot on the heels of John Dillon comes the return of legendarily-coiffured Laois-Offaly independent John Bracken.

# laois-offaly - Wednesday 2 February, 2011

Cowen name to appear again on the ballot sheets in Laois/Offaly

Barry Cowen will run in his brother’s old constituency, which has already been the scene of several public battles over selection procedures.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you really need to know, including: FG still ahead despite dip in poll; men in Ireland more likely to emigrate or die young than women; and Queensland evacuations ahead of Cyclone Yasi.

# laois-offaly - Tuesday 1 February, 2011

Taoiseach Brian Cowen's final Dáil speech in full

The Taoiseach’s final address to the Dáil, announcing he will soon travel to the Áras to seek the dissolution of the 30th Dáil.

Cowen's brother declares interest in Laois/Offaly seat

Taoiseach said yesterday he would not contest election, but his brother might be selected as a Fianna Fáil candidate for the Laois/Offaly constituency tonight.

# laois-offaly - Wednesday 26 January, 2011

The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

The nine stories you really need to know as you sit down with the first coffee of the day…

# laois-offaly - Tuesday 14 December, 2010

'Unpaid' workers blockade final section of new motorway

40 workers block the final stretch of the M7 Dublin to Limerick motorway, saying they haven’t been paid for six weeks.