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#Local Elections

# local-elections - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Another election poster is blocking a traffic light in Dublin

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

Whoops: Fianna Fáil candidate's poster blocks traffic lights

The poster for MEP hopeful Mary Fitzpatrick was inadvertently put up blocking the lights at Custom House Quay.

# local-elections - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Here's how candidates have been getting around the law on posters ahead of May's elections

While some have been breaking the law others have been sticking to it, but are still managing to get their name out there.

MEP who didn't think 'people would be bothered' forced to take down election posters

Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy said earlier he didn’t believe people would be bothered that he put up his posters before he is legally allowed to do so. But one local authority has asked that he take them down.

# local-elections - Monday 21 April, 2014

Cannabis campaigner Mark Fitzsimons on being a 'protest vote' in May's elections

The Dundalk-based local and European elections candidate shares his thoughts on fracking, evictions and why cannabis should be made legal.

11 pictures that prove the election trail is an odd place

Scaring elderly ladies and eating soup – all in a day’s work for a European Parliament hopeful…

Ballot papers in May's elections will be 'unfair and misleading'

Legislation means Independent TDs must list themselves as ‘non-party’ or else leave a blank space.

# local-elections - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Here's why these twenty-somethings are running in the local elections

Whether they’re party-affiliated or independent, all of these fresh-faced candidates are looking to make a mark on their constituencies and speak out for their generation.

# local-elections - Friday 18 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Someone knitted this MEP an election poster out of Aran-jumper wool Needled

Someone knitted this MEP an election poster out of Aran-jumper wool

Now THAT is knitting skill.

# local-elections - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Labour Youth admit: Our posters break the law - but we're prepared to pay the fine

The Labour youth wing appears unconcerned that its posters break the law as it slammed Fianna Fáil’s “hypocrisy” today, but the opposition party hit back saying there is a “crisis at the heart of the Labour Party”.

# local-elections - 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 - Saturday 12 April, 2014

'It's a really serious job': Thomas Byrne on why he'd like to be an MEP and poll number 'concerns'

The Fianna Fáil senator is bullish about his chances of being elected to the European Parliament next month.

# local-elections - Monday 31 March, 2014

'There is a huge unrest in this country': Duncan Stewart not ruling out election bid

The TV personality and environmentalist was coy when asked by if he would be running in the 23 May elections at a political workshop in Dublin yesterday.

# local-elections - 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-elections - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Leinster House to local council: This former Fianna Fáil TD is going back into politics

Behan resigned from the party in protest to Budget 2009. He’s now throwing his hat back in the ring of local politics, this time, as an independent.

# local-elections - Monday 24 March, 2014

Light my fire: Independent candidate launches local election bid with burning turf parade

Former Fianna Fáil member burns bridges with party as he launches Independent election campaign.

Did Phil Hogan really gerrymander the local election boundaries?

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin’s charge against the Environment Minister has caused controversy, but is it true? Elections expert Adrian Kavanagh assess the evidence…

# local-elections - 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.

The Secret Candidate: Here's why 'no junk mail' signs are my absolute pet hate

Leaflets may annoy people but they serve a purpose, argues The Secret Candidate, who faces an uphill task to meet everyone living in their constituency.

# local-elections - Saturday 22 March, 2014

'Hogan has some nerve, I don't take any lectures from him': Martin hits back in gerrymander row

The Fianna Fáil leader is engaged in a war of words with the Environment Minister over the redrawing of the local election boundaries.

Bankrupt Jillian Godsil takes constitutional challenge to run in elections

The campaigner is fighting to be allowed run in upcoming elections, despite her bankruptcy.

# local-elections - Friday 21 March, 2014

Phil Hogan accused of a ‘good old-fashioned gerrymander’

No surprise that the Environment Minister isn’t popular at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis which is under way in Killarney this evening.

# local-elections - Thursday 20 March, 2014

# local-elections - Monday 17 March, 2014

Next in line: The chairs of youth political wings

Their senior counterparts lead the coalition government and the largest opposition party in the country, but what do Ireland’s future political leaders make of it all?

# local-elections - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Six TDs and one MEP launch new political network for independents tomorrow

The main focus is on networking candidates and providing support and advice for people running in the 23 May elections.

# local-elections - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

'Ming' Flanagan will tell us if he is running for Europe after St Patrick's Day

The independent TD is not playing down rumours that he will run for the European Parliament in Midlands North-West.

# local-elections - Monday 10 March, 2014

‘I’m up against it’: Garda whistleblower to run in local elections

The former garda’s revelations about penalty-point terminations in 2012 are now the subject of an official inquiry.

Dublin Councillor calls for 50% of seats to go to women in local elections

Mary Fitzpatrick says she wants to see “a real commitment to gender equality”.

# local-elections - Sunday 9 March, 2014

Column: I call bulls*** when people say to me 'we only ever see you at election time'

In the first in a series of columns in the build-up to the local elections, The Secret Candidate takes credit for something they didn’t do.

"The whole thing really started before Marie died..": Right-to-die campaigner Tom Curran on his Wicklow council bid

The partner of Marie Fleming, whose court battle ignited a national campaign on right-to-die issues, is running in the the local elections this May.

# local-elections - 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 - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Six TDs will launch a network of independent election candidates later this month Exclusive

Amid much talk of a new political party, a press conference will be held later this month where further details of the loose alliance of independent TDs will be revealed.

# local-elections - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Election candidate insists his 'Independent Fine Gael' leaflet isn't confusing voters

Ronan McMahon failed to get selected as a Fine Gael candidate for South Dublin County Council, but is now touting himself as ‘Independent Fine Gael’ leading to accusations of confusing voters.

# local-elections - Sunday 2 March, 2014

Guess which former Green TD turned pop singer is back in politics?

One guess should be enough.

# local-elections - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Wybory Lokalne: Meet the Polish nationals who'll be asking for your vote in May

Only a few Polish nationals have put their names on the ballot so far. They’re a varied group — and their reasons for running are just as diverse…

# local-elections - Thursday 20 February, 2014

'We are the Triple A': New party says it will target Labour in local elections

The Anti-Austerity Alliance says it has 41 candidates to run in cities and towns across the country in May’s local elections.

# local-elections - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Kenny Egan: Young people in my area 'see all politicians as bad news and gangsters'

The Olympic silver medallist was speaking to reporters in Dublin yesterday as he begins his campaign to get elected to South Dublin County Council.

# local-elections - 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 - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Want to get into politics? Here’s how to go about it

The European and local elections were announced this week. Would you be interested in throwing your hat in the ring?

# local-elections - Wednesday 22 January, 2014