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#Local elections 2014

# local-elections-2014 - Monday 26 May, 2014

Opinion: The rise of the independents... what does it mean for policy-making?

The number of floating voters has increased amid weakening attachment to political parties – could the affect coherent decision-making in the Dáil?

# local-elections-2014 - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Sinn Féin set to be biggest party on Dublin City Council

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

# local-elections-2014 - Friday 23 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge The 11 emotions you go through when casting your vote Vote Early Vote Often

The 11 emotions you go through when casting your vote

From annoyance to confusion to smugness, and back again.

# local-elections-2014 - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Larry Donnelly: Do political candidates really enjoy canvassing? I’ll never fully believe that

Recent canvassing has reminded me of my own first foray as a political candidate: I was 22 years old, nomination papers in hand, knees knocking together.

# local-elections-2014 - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

What's going on in Elections 2014? We're here to help

All the information you need in one handy widget. You’re welcome.

From The Daily Edge 7 surprisingly creative acts of election poster vandalism Art Attack

7 surprisingly creative acts of election poster vandalism

These folks take the well-worn “fake moustache” idea and throw it out the window.

# local-elections-2014 - Monday 19 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge The Tánaiste showed off his soccer skills with Brian Kerr today Football Mad

The Tánaiste showed off his soccer skills with Brian Kerr today

A pair of head-the-balls. Literally.

# local-elections-2014 - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Noel Rock: I'm taking €0 expenses – here's why

Unvouched expenses would not be tolerated in the any other business, and taxpayers shouldn’t have to tolerate it either.

# local-elections-2014 - Friday 16 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Been patronised on the doorstep? You're not alone Man Of The House

Been patronised on the doorstep? You're not alone

“Is your mammy or daddy home?”

# local-elections-2014 - Friday 9 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge These Galway housemates have a brilliant way of dealing with pesky canvassers Blank Canvas

# local-elections-2014 - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Fianna Fáil: Mary Hanafin is NOT running in the local elections

The party refuted media reports this morning.

# local-elections-2014 - Thursday 1 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Meet the most adorable election candidate in Dublin An Underdog Story

Meet the most adorable election candidate in Dublin

Probably the fluffiest candidate, too.

# local-elections-2014 - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Someone's had a little fun with a Luke 'Ming' Flanagan poster in Roscommon Poster Wars

Someone's had a little fun with a Luke 'Ming' Flanagan poster in Roscommon

Somewhere in Ballaghaderreen, someone is probably feeling very pleased with themselves right now.

# local-elections-2014 - Monday 28 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge There's a blog celebrating Ireland's ridiest election candidates Hey Good Lookin'

There's a blog celebrating Ireland's ridiest election candidates

Hot politicians in YOUR area want to chat with you. Really, they do. They’re up for election.

# local-elections-2014 - Friday 25 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Spoof local election poster is equal parts creepy and wonderful Local Lurker

Spoof local election poster is equal parts creepy and wonderful

A local election, for local people.

From The Daily Edge Cork TD Jonathan O'Brien got down with his bad self for charity last night Let's Dance

Cork TD Jonathan O'Brien got down with his bad self for charity last night

Dance like nobody’s watching, Deputy.

# local-elections-2014 - Monday 14 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge A candidate from the 'Don't Give A Feck' Party is running in the Meath East local elections Feckless

A candidate from the 'Don't Give A Feck' Party is running in the Meath East local elections

What started as a joke for Dave Keaveney of Duleek, Co Meath, turned into a very real campaign.

# local-elections-2014 - Sunday 23 March, 2014

Ex-firefighter running in locals wants whistleblower legislation for all public sector workers

John Kidd said he’ll be sticking up for middle income workers if he’s elected.

# local-elections-2014 - 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-elections-2014 - Sunday 2 March, 2014

"The best of luck to him" - former Hayes campaigner to run for Fianna Fáil

Emmett Hegarty put 30 hours a week into Brian Hayes’ 2011 campaign. Now he will seek election to South Dublin County Council for Fianna Fáil.

# local-elections-2014 - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Fianna Fáil candidate withdraws from election after Micheal Martin's assistant is added to ticket

Padraic Vallely said that the decision came down to “politics” and that he was “gutted”.

# local-elections-2014 - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Less than a quarter of candidates running in the local elections are women

From the candidacy selections so far, Fianna Fáil is the worst when it comes to having women stand for office in the local elections this year.

# local-elections-2014 - Friday 31 January, 2014

Clondalkin councillors say it would be 'fantastic' if Kenny Egan runs in the local elections

The Olympic silver medallist is considering running as a Fine Gael candidate after he was approached by Minister Frances Fitzgerald.

# local-elections-2014 - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Ex-Fianna Fáil TD gets Sinn Féin local election nomination

Having been critical of the party in the past, Chris Andrews will be seeking votes for Sinn Féin in May.

# local-elections-2014 - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Meet the Congolese native who is running for Sinn Féin in next year's election

Edmond Lukusa will represent the party in the Mulhuddart ward in Blanchardstown.

# local-elections-2014 - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Dan Boyle: Performance of Phil Hogan could help Green Party's return

The former Green Party chairman says the current environment minister is “as good an anti-Green as we could get”.