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# local-election - Monday 27 May, 2019

As it happened: All to play for as first European election counts announced

Stick with us as we bring you the latest updates all evening and into the night.

# local-election - Sunday 26 May, 2019

As it happened: Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael securing majority of votes as Sinn Féin takes a hit

There is still a long way to go before the end of the election.

# local-election - Sunday 5 May, 2019

RTÉ now lists all candidates in a constituency whenever one is mentioned on air

How does RTÉ achieve balance with its election coverage? The ‘stopwatch’ approach and listing all its candidates.

# local-election - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Former UFC fighter Paddy Holohan is going into politics and admits he's 'no expert'

Holohan will be a Sinn Féin local election candidate in Tallaght South.

# local-election - Friday 28 December, 2018

Fine Gael will seek Labour and Greens support as future government partners, as Leo fails to rule out 2019 election

Fine Gael says it’s aiming to take over 60 seats in the next general election.

# local-election - Monday 8 January, 2018

Explainer: It's looking more likely that the property tax system will be overhauled

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has said he favours a new calculation of the tax.

# local-election - Sunday 4 September, 2016

Exit polls: Germany's anti-migrant populists unseat Merkel's party

The polls opened today, exactly a year after Angela Merkel decided to let tens of thousands of migrants into the country.

# local-election - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

'The government treats people like gobshites' - John Wilson

The former garda welcomed Eamon Gilmore’s resignation as Labour leader, describing him as “arrogant”.

# local-election - Monday 26 May, 2014

Eamon Gilmore resigns as Labour Party leader Labour Pains This post contains videos

Eamon Gilmore resigns as Labour Party leader

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

From The Daily Edge The post-election poster debacle has already begun Disgrace

The post-election poster debacle has already begun

Fowl play on Bray Harbour.

# local-election - Sunday 25 May, 2014

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

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

Enda Kenny refuses to rule out coalition with Sinn Féin or Fianna Fáil

The Taoiseach said Sinn Féin has emerged from the local and European elections as “a significant political entity”. He made the comments in Castlebar this afternoon, where he narrowly avoided a group of protestors.

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

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

# local-election - Saturday 24 May, 2014

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

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

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

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

He’s running seventh in the eight seater.

This MEP candidate almost wasn't allowed vote for himself (or anyone else)

Direct Democracy Ireland’s Jan Van De Ven was told he could only vote in the locals, despite the fact that he voted in the last European election.

# local-election - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

'People are raging': Bríd Smith is capitalising on voter anger

The People Before Profit MEP candidate has said she is “as equally in contention” as anyone to take the third seat in Dublin.

Fine Gael's 'no expenses' candidate uses Seanad envelopes to send out leaflets

Council hopeful Noel Rock has admitted using €60 worth of Oireachtas stationery to distribute leaflets despite his high-profile ‘no expenses’ pledge.

# local-election - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Noonan: We will deal with medical card issues... after the election

The finance minister said acting this week would be dismissed as a “stunt”.

# local-election - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Rónán Mullen dancing to Pharrell and 5 other slightly odd campaign videos

The campaign trail is proving to be an increasingly odd place to be.

# local-election - Monday 12 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Bray has some very unusual local election candidates Quackers

Bray has some very unusual local election candidates

There for you, whatever the feather.

From The Daily Edge This Fine Gael candidate has given himself a glorious Conchita beard Not The Wurst

Green Party candidate reports alleged racial abuse to gardaí

Grazvydas Vaitekunas, originally from Lithuania, was erecting posters in Monaghan last Thursday, when he was subjected to verbal racial abuse.

# local-election - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Fianna Fáil TD hopes Hanafin doesn't fall off her ladder as she erects posters in Blackrock

The unofficial Fianna Fáil local election candidate and former minister could now be expelled from the party over her decision to defy Micheál Martin.

# local-election - Monday 21 April, 2014

Ibec aren't a political party, but if they were, this is what their local election manifesto would say

They want a cut in local Government charges for businesses.

# local-election - Friday 18 April, 2014

Jillian Godsil to run in European elections after scrapping of law barring bankruptees

At the end of February Jillian Godsil was declared bankrupt in Ireland.

# local-election - Sunday 30 March, 2014

'Ireland is the best little country in the world in which to run as an independent'

A new alliance of TDs, calling itself Independents’ Network , gathered in Dublin today to give advice and support to non-party candidates running in the local elections in May.

# local-election - Thursday 6 March, 2014

'I underestimated Enda Kenny' - FG candidate who said Taoiseach spoke "twaddle"

Maurice Dockrell says that the Taoiseach has a “huge depth of character”.

# local-election - Monday 10 February, 2014

Kenny Egan steps into the ring for Fine Gael, would like to be known as 'Kenneth'

The Olympic silver medalist will be running as the party’s candidate in the Clondalkin area.

# local-election - Thursday 23 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge A 20-year-old local election candidate is selling his PS3 to fund his campaign Young People Today

A 20-year-old local election candidate is selling his PS3 to fund his campaign

Seán Tyrrell is hoping to be elected as a councillor for Dublin North-West.