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#Local Elections

# local-elections - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Standing beside Eamon Gilmore, Phil Prendergast says she still wants him to resign

Labour was launching its local and European election manifestos in Dublin today.

Policy u-turn means people seeking asylum can now receive election leaflets

However, Human Rights Ireland said that “issues still remain” with the system.

From The Daily Edge This Clare homeowner has the perfect way of dealing with canvassing politicians Election 2014

This Clare homeowner has the perfect way of dealing with canvassing politicians

*steeples fingers, laughs maniacally*

# local-elections - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

'Ah yeah, I probably will': Fianna Fáil looks for votes at Dublin's most competitive Luas stop

We spent the morning with the party’s Dublin candidate Mary Fitzpatrick as she sought votes in the heart of the city.

# local-elections - Monday 12 May, 2014

Council told to "get its house in order" and use derelict Dublin sites

Former Green Party TD Ciarán Cuffe is calling on the Dublin City Council to either make something of the sites they own or sell them

# local-elections - Sunday 11 May, 2014

On The Trail: 7 odd, weird and wonderful things from Election 2014

The election trail can be an odd place, here are a few things we’ve come across in recent days…

# local-elections - Saturday 10 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Canvassers getting on your nerves? You need this genius canvassing levy card You Got Served

Canvassers getting on your nerves? You need this genius canvassing levy card

You need to print this out, NOW.

This MEP candidate doesn't care who Van Rompuy is because no one voted for him

Raymond Whitehead wants to spread the message that there is a democratic way of running countries – “not the dictatorship we have now”.

# local-elections - Friday 9 May, 2014

Fianna Fáil condemns anti-Semitic remark allegedly made by canvasser

The Jewish Representative Council of Ireland claims a canvasser made remarks regarding the former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter.

From The Daily Edge These Galway housemates have a brilliant way of dealing with pesky canvassers Blank Canvas
Pics: Water charge protesters joined the Taoiseach's Limerick canvass Meet And Greet This post contains images

Pics: Water charge protesters joined the Taoiseach's Limerick canvass

Fine Gael said yesterday that Kenny was hoping to speak to as many people as possible in the run up to polling day and these guys were certainly ready to talk.

# local-elections - Thursday 8 May, 2014

MEP will be fined up to €4,500 for putting up posters before he was supposed to

One council in Dublin has said it has removed over 1,000 posters as they are “dangerous positions”

# local-elections - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

The truth behind Brian Hayes's white teeth and whether political parties Photoshop their posters

With posters erected all over the country we’ve found out what work, if any, candidates have had done on their pictures.

It's on: Hanafin staying in race, despite Martin asking her three times to withdraw

“The portrayal on Saturday was ‘here’s a former minister muscling in’. Quite genuinely, I wasn’t.”

Poll: Has an election candidate called at your door yet? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Has an election candidate called at your door yet?

Some people have yet to see a canvasser come a’knocking.

# local-elections - Monday 5 May, 2014

What does a county councillor actually do?

They do a lot of work, walking and, no, they can’t repeal the water charges.

# local-elections - Sunday 4 May, 2014

On The Trail: 7 odd, weird and wonderful things from Election 2014

The election trail can be an odd place, here are a few things we’ve come across in recent days…

'They're as stupid as I am, the people with suits' - local election candidate tells it 'as it is'

Independent candidate Kevin Byrne is hoping that an honest approach to campaigning will help him secure a seat on Wicklow County Council.

What are you going to ask local election candidates? Here's what we suggest...

If you intend to engage with politicians on the doorstep, what do you plan on saying?

# local-elections - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Elephants, frank discussions and doorstep engagement as parties launch their campaigns

Three of the four main political parties launched their election campaigns with Labour bringing a special guest to town.

Here's how many women are running for election in each constituency

Left-wing parties have the most women candidates running for election.

'It was upsetting for my kids' - candidates criticise defacement of local election posters

“I challenge those who deface posters to put their own name on the ballot paper,” said one candidate.

# local-elections - 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.

Eamon Gilmore: 'No, my leadership is not up for debate'

The Tánaiste was in bullish mood as he launched the Labour party election campaign in Dublin today.

Noonan: Income tax burden will be eased next year, Gilmore: 'It's too soon to speculate'

The government has also committed to lowering the local property tax “where circumstances allow”.

VIDEO: Labour candidate confronted in Dublin, "thuggery and intimidation" says Joan Burton

Local election candidate Martina Genockey was accosted by two opponents in Tallaght and the confrontation became physical.

# local-elections - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Video: Labour candidate verbally abused while out canvassing

Labour traitors was repeatedly shouted at the local election candidate.

Opinion: If you live in Ireland, you have a say in the local elections

Many are unaware that our local elections rank amongst the fairest internationally, with every legal resident of the country aged 18 and over entitled to take part.

# local-elections - Monday 28 April, 2014

# local-elections - Sunday 27 April, 2014

The Secret Candidate: Posters are a waste of time and money so here's how we could eliminate them

The erection of posters on lampposts around the country this week has sparked debate about their merits. The Secret Candidate has some solutions…

# local-elections - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Labour MEP: Sinn Féin are trying to take me out, but I'm a good bet with a proven track record

Phil Prendergast hopes her record in the European Parliament will convince voters to send her back to Brussels as she battles it out in Ireland South.

# local-elections - 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.

Duncan Stewart is not running in the elections, he wants people to vote for the Greens instead

The broadcaster and environmentalist is worried that he’ll split the Green Party vote if he runs.

An ageing population and lack of housing could cause headaches for the government

ALONE has made the warning as it launches a nationwide housing campaign.

'Things got crazy': Row breaks out after local candidate removes another's poster

Sitting councillor Mel Mac Giobúin admitted removing the 27-year-old independent candidate’s poster and said he regrets the incident.

# local-elections - Thursday 24 April, 2014

'Jesus, we got off lightly': Not quite 'rumble in Temple Bar' as rival MEP hopefuls hand in their papers

With 29 days to go before the elections, the political parties are turning routine tasks into media events and there’s some interesting stuff being said and done as we spent the morning loitering around Temple Bar.

# local-elections - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

This helpful video tells Fine Gael candidates how to behave on the doorstep Election 2014 This post contains videos

This helpful video tells Fine Gael candidates how to behave on the doorstep

The party’s own candidates feature as typical voters in the video that was given to local election candidates at meetings around the country recently.

Another election poster is blocking a traffic light in Dublin

Not a good day for those erecting posters around the capital.