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# on the trail

Last year
US Midterms: Baseball over breakfast with Ireland's unofficial Congressman Brendan Boyle
The representative for Pennsylvania’s 2nd District speaks about the Democrats’ chances.
In a diner in northeastern Philadelphia, Boyle speaks to Rónán Duffy about the Democrats' chances.
Boyle outlines why he has been so outspoken about Brexit and Ireland;s constitutional future.
The backdrop is a high-profile Senate race in the Pennsylvanuia that has the US talking.
On the trail with MAGA-favourite Doug Mastriano as he hits the culture war notes in Pennsylvania
'Every single vote matters': Biden travels to Philly as activists hit local bars ahead of the midterms
All time
Jeremy Corbyn is doubling down on his 2017 election promises, but will the gamble pay off?
The Labour leader is probably facing a make-or-break election.
Early morning DART passengers none too plussed about blasphemy change
Minister Charlie Flanagan and his Fine Gael colleagues were up early in the morning to stake out Tara St.
The race for the Áras kicks off with a three-hour meeting in Waterford
How do you campaign for a campaign that hasn’t started?
Renua's guide to canvassing: 'Don’t forget to be a regular person, who acts like a human'
The party has produced a video guide to canvassing and it’s, er, interesting.
Will Hillary Clinton's campaign offer anything different to the usual guff?
Her opening video was pretty predictable, for the most part.
Maybe Labour should canvass with donkeys ... it worked in the 1940s
It couldn’t hurt the party’s popularity rating.
Fine Gael bottled water, giant floating heads and other strange sights from Election 2014
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro…
For Sinn Féin, support isn't a problem, but turnout might be
They’re popular on the doors, but can Sinn Féin translate that into votes?
From bikinis to Nazi relatives, the weird ways our continental cousins are campaigning...
They’re a crazy bunch on that mainland.
'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.
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…
Running 3 FG candidates may have been a mistake, but the campaign's on now --- Seán Kelly
“The decision was made a number of months ago. Whether I agreed or disagreed with it, it’s over and done with…”
Photos: Bride? Check. Cute kid? Check. Anger? Check. It's Enda Kenny on the campaign trail
Plus a political selfie, of course.
FG MEP: Noonan tax remark is not an election tactic ... His FF rival: Hmmmm
The Finance Minister made one of his clearest statements yet today on possible tax cuts for hard-pressed middle-income workers.