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#Meath East by-election

# meath-east-by-election - Saturday 28 December, 2013

The day Enda got a political wallop and 7 other moments that defined the political year

Promissory note gone, abortion legislated for, the Seanad retained, and the bailout exited – here are few key moments from the past 12 months.

# meath-east-by-election - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Labour conference to be held in November despite calls for earlier date

The party’s national executive today met and agreed to hold its conference on the 29 and 30 November despite calls from party chairman Colm Keaveney for an earlier date.

# meath-east-by-election - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Helen McEntee describes first day in Dáil as “emotional”

The 26-year-old said it was “an honour” to take up the seat left vacant by her father, Shane.

# meath-east-by-election - Friday 12 April, 2013

Gilmore hits out at 'relentless criticism from the commentariat'

In an email to party members this evening the Labour leader insists that his party has helped bring Ireland from “a state of economic chaos to stability.”

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Video: How's 2013 been so far? Here's what Fine Gael thinks...

The party has released a short video putting a positive spin on events so far this year…

# meath-east-by-election - Friday 5 April, 2013

Labour denies Gilmore seeking to shore up support among TDs and senators

A suggestion that the Tánaiste has been seeking support for his leadership from the parliamentary party has been denied by Labour and a number of its TDs though many did not return calls today.

# meath-east-by-election - Monday 1 April, 2013

Column: The Meath East by-election is small-scale but still has lessons for politicians

While the by-election will have no immediate impact on the arithmetic of government, the results demonstrate that Labour and Sinn Féin need to take stock of their approaches, writes Eoin O’Malley.

# meath-east-by-election - Saturday 30 March, 2013

Column: What a week in the life of a backbench TD looks like

Debates, meetings, touching base with constituents, heading up to Meath East by-election, organising sand bags, reading the newspapers and having words with his colleagues – Kevin Humphreys recounts his busy schedule this week.

Aaron McKenna: Is this the new party we’ve been waiting for?

Running in its first ever election, Direct Democracy Ireland came fourth with 6.5 per cent of the vote in Meath East, which could show the Irish people desire for a real change in how the country works, writes Aaron McKenna.

# meath-east-by-election - Thursday 28 March, 2013

FG’s Helen McEntee retains father’s seat in Meath East by-election

McEntee, 26, sees off the challenge of FF’s Thomas Byrne – while Labour licks its wounds after dropping down to fifth place.

# meath-east-by-election - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

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Turnout of just over 30 per cent as polls close in Meath East by-election

Overall turnout in the by-election is expected to be in the low 30s as voters decided who they wanted to replace the late Shane McEntee in the Dáil.

# meath-east-by-election - Monday 25 March, 2013

Prime Time criticised as candidates excluded from Meath East debate

Candidates from the Workers’ Party, the Green Party and Direct Democracy Ireland have been excluded from tonight’s debate.

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Pics: Taoiseach confronted by off-duty garda over public sector cuts

Campaigning in Meath East today, Enda Kenny came under fire from an off-duty garda who was unhappy with cuts to his and public sector workers’ pay.

# meath-east-by-election - Sunday 24 March, 2013

Doyle confirms interest but still no decision on junior agriculture minister

Andrew Doyle, the chairman of the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee, has confirmed his interest in filling the vacancy at the Department of Agriculture which arose following the death of Shane McEntee last year.

# meath-east-by-election - Saturday 23 March, 2013

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Pics: Taoiseach in Meath East as candidates canvass for by-election votes

With the by-election taking place next Wednesday the main candidates for the Meath East seat were out in force today with Enda Kenny and the Tánaiste joining them.

# meath-east-by-election - Friday 15 March, 2013

Pics: 6 steps to successfully placing a bet, with Michael Noonan

The Finance Minister shows us how it’s done…

# meath-east-by-election - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

11 candidates confirmed to run in Meath East by-election

Four independent candidates have filed paperwork to run against seven candidates from parties big and small.

# meath-east-by-election - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Meath East by-election: Here are the candidates and here's what they're saying

With the by-election less than three weeks away spoke to the main candidates this week to find out what they’re hearing on the doorsteps and what they’re telling voters…

# meath-east-by-election - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Labour 'caught on the back foot' by FG on Meath East by-election date has learned that Labour didn’t plan to pick its Meath East candidate for another fortnight – after the new deadline.

McEntee's daughter set to be confirmed as Fine Gael candidate in Meath East

Helen McEntee is “virtually certain” to be the Fine Gael candidate in Meath East ahead of the party’s nomination convention in Kells this evening.

# meath-east-by-election - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Hogan reduces polling period for Meath East by-election

Voting will take place in the constituency between 8am and 9pm on 27 March.

# meath-east-by-election - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

McEntee's daughter set to run in Meath East by-election

Helen McEntee, who worked as a secretarial assistant to her late father, is ‘virtually certain’ to be the Fine Gael nominee.

# meath-east-by-election - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

FF and SF to confirm candidates as Meath East by-election looms

Fianna Fáil is set to confirm senator Thomas Byrne as its candidate on Thursday while Sinn Féin is expected to select local activist Darren O’Rourke as its candidate for the forthcoming vote.

# meath-east-by-election - Sunday 10 February, 2013

Support for coalition faces test in Meath East by-election

April has been mooted as the possible month for the by-election to be held with Fianna Fáil hoping to capitalise on its growing popularity but could the promissory note deal change things?