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# le14 - Sunday 8 June, 2014

That's all, folks: The six remaining local election seats have been filled
# Election 14
# Election 14

That's all, folks: The six remaining local election seats have been filled

Jun 8th 2014, 8:19 PM 16,030 Views 52 Comments

Three Fine Gael, two Sinn Féin, and one Fianna Fáil councillors have been elected to Monaghan County Councils.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Jun 8th 2014, 8:00 PM 14,690 Views 1 Comment

Everyone’s talking about calls for an investigation into mother-and-baby homes, a hijacked taxi, and new pyrite issues.

The six local election seats still empty will be filled by this afternoon
# Monaghan
# Monaghan

The six local election seats still empty will be filled by this afternoon

Jun 8th 2014, 7:15 AM 6,552 Views 9 Comments

Voting in Ballybay-Clones had been postponed following the death of a candidate.

# le14 - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Irelands ridiest election candidates... how did they get on?
# The Beautiful Ones
From The Daily Edge
# The Beautiful Ones

Irelands ridiest election candidates... how did they get on?

May 28th 2014, 1:00 PM 36,804 Views 49 Comments

63% were elected. Rides.

# le14 - Monday 26 May, 2014

Eamon Gilmore resigns as Labour Party leader
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Eamon Gilmore resigns as Labour Party leader

May 26th 2014, 10:54 PM 40,817 Views 353 Comments

The announcement comes after it emerged today that two motions of no-confidence in his leadership would be tabled in coming weeks.

Here's how many seats each party holds on your local council
# Shake Up
# Shake Up

Here's how many seats each party holds on your local council

May 26th 2014, 8:38 PM 12,584 Views 14 Comments

What group is dominating local politics in your area?

Scapegoating, inevitable, the right thing to do - Everyone wants their say on Gilmore's resignation
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Scapegoating, inevitable, the right thing to do - Everyone wants their say on Gilmore's resignation

May 26th 2014, 5:27 PM 9,036 Views 49 Comments

Colleagues and opposition politicians alike have been reacting to the news, with most Labour TDs saying the party needs some new direction.

Labour candidate filmed being heckled while canvassing in viral video wins seat
# LE14
# LE14

Labour candidate filmed being heckled while canvassing in viral video wins seat

May 26th 2014, 7:53 AM 15,988 Views 60 Comments

Martina Genockey gained a 9.4 per cent share of the votes.

The final stretch: Fewer than 40 council seats still to be filled
# LE14
# LE14

The final stretch: Fewer than 40 council seats still to be filled

May 26th 2014, 7:27 AM 6,640 Views 15 Comments

Counting is due to resume in most areas at 10am this morning.

This was not a vote of anger, it was a vote of community
# Analysis
# Analysis

This was not a vote of anger, it was a vote of community

May 26th 2014, 6:30 AM 6,822 Views 14 Comments

The Taoiseach says it was anger that led to his party’s poor performance over the weekend, but the problem is more fundamental than that.

# le14 - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

May 25th 2014, 7:56 PM 9,285 Views 9 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the elections, a missing motorbike, and the search for a gunman in Brussels.

Smacking, shellacking and John The Baptist - Election 2014 in quotes
# Loud Noises
# Loud Noises

Smacking, shellacking and John The Baptist - Election 2014 in quotes

May 25th 2014, 6:40 PM 7,554 Views 21 Comments

Politicians on both sides have been singing a surprisingly similar tune the last couple of days…

It's not over yet but these candidates have already been popping the champagne
# We All Partied
# We All Partied

It's not over yet but these candidates have already been popping the champagne

May 25th 2014, 5:14 PM 10,481 Views 12 Comments

There were tears, there was laughter and we imagine some weary heads hitting pillows last night.

'We've been waiting for 100 years for someone to come and save us' - Ming calls for political change
# Midlands-North-West
# Midlands-North-West

'We've been waiting for 100 years for someone to come and save us' - Ming calls for political change

May 25th 2014, 4:51 PM 28,282 Views 86 Comments

Flanagan is expected to secure one of four European seats in the 15-county Midlands North West constituency.

It's a knock-out* as Kenny Egan takes a seat in Clondalkin
# Boxing Clever
# Boxing Clever

It's a knock-out* as Kenny Egan takes a seat in Clondalkin

May 25th 2014, 2:33 PM 15,342 Views 71 Comments

*Sorry.

Poll: Do you think Eamon Gilmore should step down as Labour leader?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Eamon Gilmore should step down as Labour leader?

May 25th 2014, 11:51 AM 11,847 Views 101 Comments

There has been some criticism of the Labour leader after the party received just 7 per cent of the vote in the local elections.

Cork Lord Mayor involved in car crash just hours after losing her seat
# LE14
# LE14

Cork Lord Mayor involved in car crash just hours after losing her seat

May 25th 2014, 11:38 AM 20,413 Views 20 Comments

Catherine Clancy is the second Labour Lord Mayor to lose their seat.

Recount central: Get ready for another long day of #le14
# Paper Cuts
# Paper Cuts

Recount central: Get ready for another long day of #le14

May 25th 2014, 8:58 AM 2,213 Views 1 Comment

Local election counts went on into the dawn chorus – and many electoral areas face a recount today…

The 9 at 9: Sunday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

May 25th 2014, 8:58 AM 11,934 Views 2 Comments

Morning folks. With election counts continuing around the country, here are the nine big stories you need to know.

What does Enda Kenny make of Fine Gael's election performance so far?
# Morning After
# Morning After

What does Enda Kenny make of Fine Gael's election performance so far?

May 25th 2014, 7:09 AM 15,103 Views 118 Comments

“I respect the vote… I know what’s in the vote”.

Victory, despair and an eye on the rugby at the RDS
# LE14
# LE14

Victory, despair and an eye on the rugby at the RDS

May 25th 2014, 6:30 AM 9,191 Views 11 Comments

As the results rolled in, the candidates seeking election to Dublin City Council took it differently.

Fine Gael loses two seats in Castlebar as elected independent says people there 'go to bed hungry'
# Shattered Dreams
# Shattered Dreams

Fine Gael loses two seats in Castlebar as elected independent says people there 'go to bed hungry'

May 25th 2014, 1:33 AM 23,360 Views 72 Comments

Michael Kilcoyne was elected on the first count, almost doubling the quota. A recount has been called and will take place tomorrow afternoon.

# le14 - Saturday 24 May, 2014

No victory for Eamonn Coghlan but the whole process 'excited' him
# So Excited
# So Excited

No victory for Eamonn Coghlan but the whole process 'excited' him

May 24th 2014, 6:18 PM 14,402 Views 48 Comments

Coughlan said he’s not really disappointed and he may even run in the general election in a couple of years.

In Photos: The painstaking and forensic process of counting the votes
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

In Photos: The painstaking and forensic process of counting the votes

May 24th 2014, 5:53 PM 6,662 Views 7 Comments

Open ballot box. Take out votes. Sort out first preferences. Repeat ad nauseum.

Highest number of women TDs EVER if female candidates win two by-elections
# Girl Power
# Girl Power

Highest number of women TDs EVER if female candidates win two by-elections

May 24th 2014, 5:23 PM 5,628 Views 7 Comments

If the two female candidates tipped for the top are successful there will be 27 female TDs.

Ex-Fianna Fáil TD Chris Andrews set to top poll for Sinn Féin
# Transfer
# Transfer

Ex-Fianna Fáil TD Chris Andrews set to top poll for Sinn Féin

May 24th 2014, 5:16 PM 9,313 Views 33 Comments

Andrews is from a strong Fianna Fáil family but will join Dublin City Council for his new party.

Sinn Féin set to be biggest party on Dublin City Council
# LE14
# LE14

Sinn Féin set to be biggest party on Dublin City Council

May 24th 2014, 4:07 PM 12,868 Views 93 Comments

The party will go from five seats to being the largest party on the capital’s local authority.

Woman gets gold ring back after dropping it into ballot box
# Golden Ticket
# Golden Ticket

Woman gets gold ring back after dropping it into ballot box

May 24th 2014, 3:59 PM 10,166 Views 6 Comments

A witness at the Mayo count centre this afternoon said she was “damn delighted” to get it back.

Right-to-die campaigner Tom Curran looks set to miss out on Arklow seat
# Hair's Breadth
# Hair's Breadth

Right-to-die campaigner Tom Curran looks set to miss out on Arklow seat

May 24th 2014, 3:30 PM 6,555 Views 22 Comments

The Arklow tally shows Tom Curran at 6.23 per cent. There are six seats for the taking.

It will go to the late rounds but Kenny Egan looks like squeezing a seat
# Keeping It Real
# Keeping It Real

It will go to the late rounds but Kenny Egan looks like squeezing a seat

May 24th 2014, 2:56 PM 10,351 Views 23 Comments

He’s running seventh in the eight seater.

Oisín Quinn will remain Lord Mayor of Dublin even if he loses council seat
# Losing The Chains
# Losing The Chains

Oisín Quinn will remain Lord Mayor of Dublin even if he loses council seat

May 24th 2014, 1:52 PM 8,533 Views 10 Comments

Tallies show Oisin Quinn in danger of losing his Dublin City Council seat at 6 per cent.

'If John The Baptist was leading Labour, we wouldn't have done any better'
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

'If John The Baptist was leading Labour, we wouldn't have done any better'

May 24th 2014, 11:47 AM 9,037 Views 49 Comments

The Minister for Communications says that there is “no plot” to overthrow Labour leader Eamon Gilmore.

Independents' Day: Exit poll shows non-party candidates topping the poll
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Independents' Day: Exit poll shows non-party candidates topping the poll

May 24th 2014, 10:45 AM 17,720 Views 139 Comments

Support for Labour has slumped to just 7 per cent.

The 9 at 9: Saturday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

May 24th 2014, 8:58 AM 9,223 Views 3 Comments

Morning, folks. Here’s everything you need to know on this election count day.

# le14 - Friday 23 May, 2014

Monaghan councillor dies while canvassing on election day
# RIP
# RIP

Monaghan councillor dies while canvassing on election day

May 23rd 2014, 6:51 PM 31,099 Views 33 Comments

The death of Owen Bannigan will mean a re-run of the election in the Castleblayney area.

# le14 - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Fine Gael cllr says 'Reilly must be stopped', but it's about policies, not personalities
# LE14
# LE14

Fine Gael cllr says 'Reilly must be stopped', but it's about policies, not personalities

May 20th 2014, 10:22 PM 8,930 Views 28 Comments

Councillor Professor Bill Tormey says that political parties should have “vigorous debate” on policies.

'I'm done dealing with the monkey, I want to deal with the organ grinder' - Ming on his European bid, being a mosquito and drugs
# Euroming
# Euroming

'I'm done dealing with the monkey, I want to deal with the organ grinder' - Ming on his European bid, being a mosquito and drugs

May 20th 2014, 6:45 AM 14,644 Views 91 Comments

He’s a thorn in the side of the government, so why does Ming Flanagan want to go to Brussels?

# le14 - Monday 19 May, 2014

Dublin election candidate appreciates your poster vandalism
# Artist's Canvass
From The Daily Edge
# Artist's Canvass

Dublin election candidate appreciates your poster vandalism

May 19th 2014, 4:40 PM 5,780 Views 2 Comments

Nice work.

# le14 - Thursday 15 May, 2014

This Clare homeowner has the perfect way of dealing with canvassing politicians
# Election 2014
From The Daily Edge
# Election 2014

This Clare homeowner has the perfect way of dealing with canvassing politicians

May 15th 2014, 8:48 AM 6,465 Views 7 Comments

*steeples fingers, laughs maniacally*

# le14 - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

The Danish government made this totally NSFW election video... and then axed it
# NSFW
From The Daily Edge
# NSFW

The Danish government made this totally NSFW election video... and then axed it

May 13th 2014, 5:08 PM 4,801 Views 3 Comments

Many viewers were offended by the promotional clip.

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