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# LE2024

This month
June 2024
'Maybe we took our eye off the ball': Sinn Féin reflects on its poor election performance
The Explainer: What is the shape of Irish politics after the local and European elections?
Profiled: Meet Ireland's new far-right councillors
Womens' groups call for gender quotas in local elections after 'disappointing' results
After this election Ireland still ranks 22 out of the EU27 for the number of women in local politics.
Who is my local councillor? Here's a list of who's been elected
All seats filled in every council as Newbridge completes marathon count
Sinn Féin’s James Stokes and Aontú’s Melissa Byrne finished with just two votes between them in Kildare.
Three candidates from party campaigning for Mica redress elected in Donegal
A bad day for Sinn Féin in Mary Lou's backyard, as far right and government make gains
Baby and Britto: Fine Gael's father-and-son team take two seats in South Dublin
Did you decide *not* to vote on Friday? We want to hear why
Winners, losers and some worried faces: here's all the drama of the count so far in 11 pictures
Happy faces, sad faces and a lot of watching and waiting: here’s the story of the count centres in pictures.
The story of the count so far: Good news for everyone, unless you're Sinn Féin
As it stands, Fine Gael may sneak ahead to become the biggest party in local government.
'Not a green wave, not a wipeout', MEP Ciarán Cuffe says as he faces tough battle to hold seat
These are the key stats to help you understand who's winning and losing in the local elections
Poll: Should schools close for polling day?
Here are the key promises from the local election manifestos of smaller parties
We read local election manifestos so you don't have to: Here's what the 3 big parties promise
Warmth, apathy and one 'don't come near my house': On the trail with Sinn Féin in west Dublin
The Journal joined Sinn Féin’s housing spokesperson as he knocked on doors in Lucan ahead of Friday’s election.
Clonsilla: 'I don't want the next generation to only know this place for being housing estates'
The Journal spoke to local residents in Clonsilla in Dublin 15 last week to hear what their community needs.
Voters go to the polls on Friday for the local elections - but what exactly do councillors do?
Drogheda: Locals say it is on the 'cusp of being brilliant' - it just needs attention
Our reporter Jane Matthews visits her hometown.
Last month
May 2024
McDonald says 'traitors and sell outs' label directed at Sinn Féin not defining feature of campaign
'He could be the next Bertie!': Caio Benicio, Barry Andrews, and the Tánaiste hit the doors
“I am considering leaving the country to be honest, I am so unhappy with the way things are,” one woman said after speaking to the politicians.
April 2024
Minister makes orders that local and European election voting take place on 7 June