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#Local Elections

# local-elections - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Yoga, carbon tax and general election plans on the agenda for Green Party's national convention

A motion calling on the Greens not to enter into government with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil will be voted on this weekend.

# local-elections - Friday 31 May, 2019

Women represent less than 6% of seats on some councils - how does your council fare on gender?

Sinn Féin and Solidarity-People Before Profit were the only parties to see a decrease in the number of female elected candidates.

# local-elections - Saturday 25 May, 2019

The nation has voted - now here's your guide to when we'll find out the results

It probably will be after the weekend when we find out who fills what seats.

# local-elections - Thursday 23 May, 2019

Candidates are out making their last pitches for your vote before the broadcast ban kicks in

Meanwhile more than 2,000 people on islands off the west coast are entitled to vote today.

# local-elections - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Fianna Fáil election candidate assaulted by youth on scrambler bike during community clean-up

Gardaí confirmed they were investigating the incident.

# local-elections - Monday 20 May, 2019

Poll: Have you made up your mind how you'll vote in the local and European elections? Your Say This post contains a poll

# local-elections - Sunday 12 May, 2019

Ireland is set to choose 949 councillors - but what powers do they have in the current 'weak' system?

What do councillors actually have the power to do? Let’s have a look.

# local-elections - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Micheál Martin says some people on the doorsteps are calling on him to pull the plug on this government

‘People do say to me in some areas – go for it,’ said Martin.

'What planet are they living on?': Martin calls out 'farcical' broadband plan, says ESB agency should roll out network

FIanna Fáil says if in power it would set up an agency in the ESB to roll out broadband to rural Ireland.

# local-elections - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Poll: Will you vote along party lines on 24 May? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you vote along party lines on 24 May?

Do you have a strong allegiance to a political party?

# local-elections - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

The Big Day of Voting: Today's your last chance to make sure you're registered to vote on May 24

There’s two elections, a referendum… and plebiscites in certain areas.

# local-elections - Friday 3 May, 2019

'A simple message': Conservatives and Labour take serious hit in UK local elections

More than 200 of the 248 English councils have now announced their results.

# local-elections - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Poll: Should election posters be banned? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should election posters be banned?

The EU and local election campaigns begin today, so posters have been popping up all over the country.

# local-elections - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Dalkey Tidy Towns won't be removing candidates' posters during the election campaign (despite saying they would)

The committee sent an email earlier today informing candidates that election posters would be removed.

# local-elections - Friday 12 April, 2019

Dublin local election candidate criticised for using paper's likeness on campaign flyers

O’Connell issued two styles of fliers in her constituency featuring an edited version of the paper’s front page and unauthorised use of the publication’s masthead.

# local-elections - Friday 5 April, 2019

Máiría Cahill drops out of local elections following safety fears over her address

Cahill filed a restraining order to protect herself in the past, and now worries for the safety of herself and her young daughter if her address was to be released.

# local-elections - Monday 1 April, 2019

Turkey local elections: Setback for President Erdogan as party set to lose capital AKP

Turkey local elections: Setback for President Erdogan as party set to lose capital

The AKP party also risks defeat in the country’s economic hub Istanbul.

# local-elections - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Plan for 'bad weather' and 'watch out for dragons in your own party': What FF and FG are telling women election candidates

Two of the main political parties have held training events for women contemplating a life in politics.

# local-elections - Friday 22 March, 2019

Expect some not-so-subtle election promises as Fine Gaelers land in Wexford

‘Let’s take Ireland forward together’ is the theme of the Fine Gael’s National Spring conference, which kicks off today in Wexford.

# local-elections - Monday 18 March, 2019

Over a hundred in Mosney direct provision centre register to vote in upcoming local elections

Registration drives have taken place in Dublin, Cork and Meath recently.

# local-elections - Saturday 2 March, 2019

'It can feel daunting': Ireland's first Deaf candidate wants to break down the electoral barriers

30-year-old Micheál Kelliher is running as an Independents 4 Change candidate in the Cabra-Glasnevin constituency.

# local-elections - Monday 25 February, 2019

Explainer: What has led to resignations in the Social Democrats?

The Social Democrats are reviewing Dublin candidate Ellie Kisyombe’s background in response to a Sunday Times story.

# local-elections - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Referendum on divorce could be delayed, warns Taoiseach

It was due to be held in May, but Varadkar said the woman in the home referendum might take its place.

# local-elections - Friday 26 October, 2018

FF's deputy leader says it was 'premature' for McAnespy to be told she would be a candidate in NI elections

There was confusion within the party last night as Councillor Sorcha McAnespy was announced at an event in Tyrone.

# local-elections - Monday 10 September, 2018

Poll: Do you think quotas should be introduced in local elections? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think quotas should be introduced in local elections?

Is it necessary to introduce quotas to increase the number of women and minorities elected to city and county councils?

# local-elections - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Mixed reaction to step back from gender quotas for local elections

Political parties that run at least 30% female candidates in next year’s local elections will get funding for an equality officer.

# local-elections - Sunday 3 June, 2018

Opinion: 'I want to invite every woman in this country to run for election'

Our local elections next year are a great opportunity for progress and change. Think about running, writes Ciairín de Buis.

# local-elections - Friday 4 May, 2018

A mixed bag for May and Corbyn while UKIP vote obliterated in English local elections

Both the Tories and Labour had lost a set of key councils, but had made gains in overall numbers.

# local-elections - Friday 5 May, 2017

May Day for Theresa as UKIP wiped out and Labour pains for Jeremy Corbyn

The local election results offered very good news for the Conservative party.

# local-elections - Sunday 20 March, 2016

Local councillors are seeking a 40% pay rise

Local representatives feel they are being shortchanged by an increased workload after the implementation of local government reform.

# local-elections - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Garret FitzGerald really, really did not like Sinn Féin in 1985

The then Taoiseach even reached out to his nemesis Charles Haughey in an attempt to stymie Gerry Adams’ party.

# local-elections - Thursday 17 December, 2015

This man's Supreme Court win could have big consequences for future elections

The Supreme Court has ordered a total recount of local election votes in the Listowel area.

# local-elections - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Joan Burton has spoken about having Eamon Gilmore 'shot at dawn'

Gilmore has suggested he was thrown to the wolves by his former deputy upon stepping down as Labour leader in July 2014.

# local-elections - Monday 18 May, 2015

This election candidate got ZERO votes

He says he definitely voted for himself.

# local-elections - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

The 10 most read stories on TheJournal.ie this year

John Gilligan, child rescue alerts, and the local elections – these are the stories you read this year.

# local-elections - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Overlooked Seanad hopeful who quit Fine Gael is now working for Lucinda Creighton

Samantha Long is working as a secretary for the former Fine Gael minister.

# local-elections - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Ukrainian rebels have been offered very limited self-rule

It comes as Ukraine and the EU ratify an association agreement that Poroshenko called the first step towards EU membership.

# local-elections - Monday 15 September, 2014

Fewer young people are registering to vote - so what's the solution?

Young people voted in their droves for Sinn Féin and Independent candidates.

# local-elections - Friday 20 June, 2014

Opinion: Losing the election hit so hard I thought I might never recover

When I heard the vote count, I felt like I’d been thrown off a moving train, whipped, dragged and tortured.

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