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# Local Elections

Last month
June 2024
Gender-quotas ‘only part of solution’ to low levels of women and minorities at local government level
Local councils across the country elect new mayors and cathaoirligh
Debunked: Why terms like 'illegals' and 'people trafficking' mischaracterise the asylum system
Eamon Ryan and Michael Healy-Rae condemn social media abuse during election campaign
Opinion: Right-wing politicians will see that slating the system is easier than working within it
Larry Donnelly
Over 100 far-right candidates stood in this year's elections: Could they become a political force?
Five far-right councillors were elected this year – the first breakthrough for the movement.
Around 100 candidates with far-right views ran in this year's elections - most of them outperforming the movement's previous best in 2020.
Social media has proved a successful platform for a number of those who were elected or who threatened to win seats.
Ireland elected over 180 Independents: we analysed who they are and what it means
Valerie Flynn and Alessia Micalizzi crunch the numbers to discover who exactly we voted into local councils.
Our data shows over a third of elected Independents romped home on the first count.
Not that much has changed: 3/4 of Independents returned in this election were sitting councillors.
The Explainer: What is the shape of Irish politics after the local and European elections?
One MEP, 3 TDs and 23 local councillors: Independent Ireland is now a sizeable party
Further MEPs elected as all 949 local council seats finally filled
Seats in just one European constituency are left to fill, as newly-elected MEPs take their seats in Ireland South.
Final councillor elected in Ireland defends comments saying that women need to 'breed' more
Who is my local councillor? Here's a list of who's been elected
Spoiled votes fell by 29% in these elections compared to 2019
Sinn Féin bucks the trend in Waterford council as FF returns with lowest seat tally in decades
100% Redress: Single-issue party discuss possible Dáil campaign after claiming four council seats in Donegal
Séan Kelly elected in Ireland South and counting continued in Dublin and MNW
One elected, thirteen to go.
McDonald: It's 'obvious' Sinn Féin ran too many candidates but party ready for general election
Election post-mortem: Evidence of FF and FG ground game crucial as SF may rue how renters voted
A polling day poll found voters were most likely to have met a Fianna Fáil candidate.
Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael top EU poll in Dublin as council results disappoint Sinn Féin
Three candidates from party campaigning for Mica redress elected in Donegal
Baby and Britto: Fine Gael's father-and-son team take two seats in South Dublin
Three members of Healy-Rae family re-elected in Kerry as Howth-Malahide elects a Haughey
'It hasn't been our day': Mary Lou McDonald says Sinn Féin must 'reflect' after poor local election result
Over 100 councillors elected (out of 949) on first day of counting
Counting has been suspended in centres around the country and will resume on Sunday morning.
Polling trends showing Sinn Féin losing ground appear to have been borne out
Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohoe said the idea that Fine Gael is “a tired party” has been “shattered by the results that we're seeing”
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.
Electoral Commission unable to act over unflagged use of AI by far-right party in election posts
Racism, doxxing and assaults among dozens of incidents of abuse of 2024 election candidates
Five big political questions we'll see answered as the local results come rolling in
It’s all over bar the counting.
The votes have all been cast, but when will we know the results?
These are the key stats to help you understand who's winning and losing in the local elections
20 years of legal migrant voting in Ireland but conspiracies about it are being shared online
Elections 2024: The seeds of an Irish 'Stop the Steal' campaign are being sown
Ciarán O’Connor
Elections: Should you vote the whole way down the ballot paper?
And what exactly is PR-STV? Allow us to explain.
Leo Varadkar grilled about lack of services for children, Phoenix Park and gout on his home turf
A few constituents in the Fine Gael stomping ground in Castleknock spoke about the new leader Simon Harris.
Some migrant candidates afraid to canvass or use posters amid fears their children will be targeted
The Immigrant Council of Ireland has raised concerns about candidates being threatened, as well as voter intimidation, ahead of Friday’s elections.
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.
The campaign trail: FG have a wall to climb and Clare Daly has a Hollywood star in her corner
Here’s the roundup of some of the weird, wacky and unexpected on the campaign trail so far.
May
May 2024
Far-right candidates will 'get a shock' come election count day, says O'Gorman