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#Roscommon-South Leitrim

# roscommon-south-leitrim - Monday 13 July, 2015

Another TD hangs up his hat: Frank Feighan won't be running for Fine Gael
# Time To Go
# Time To Go

Another TD hangs up his hat: Frank Feighan won't be running for Fine Gael

Jul 13th 2015, 8:14 PM 14,419 Views 98 Comments

He came under fire for backing the closure of the emergency department at Roscommon Hospital.

# roscommon-south-leitrim - Sunday 24 May, 2015

Why did Roscommon-South Leitrim vote No?
# Analysis
# Analysis

Why did Roscommon-South Leitrim vote No?

May 24th 2015, 7:50 PM 94,514 Views 243 Comments

It was the only constituency to do so.

People are defending Roscommon/South Leitrim after yesterday's No result
# C'mon The Rossies
From The Daily Edge
# C'mon The Rossies

People are defending Roscommon/South Leitrim after yesterday's No result

May 24th 2015, 11:39 AM 12,361 Views 24 Comments

Leave Roscommon/South Leitrim alone!

# roscommon-south-leitrim - Sunday 19 October, 2014

'People have been fairly sound': What Michael Fitzmaurice learned on his first week in the Dáil
# New Experience
# New Experience

'People have been fairly sound': What Michael Fitzmaurice learned on his first week in the Dáil

Oct 19th 2014, 8:15 AM 7,886 Views 8 Comments

We caught up with the new TD for Roscommon-South Leitrim towards the end of his first week in Leinster House.

# roscommon-south-leitrim - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Tough crowd: New TDs get 10 minutes of glory before Noonan unveils 'Turning Point' Budget

Tough crowd: New TDs get 10 minutes of glory before Noonan unveils 'Turning Point' Budget

Oct 14th 2014, 2:29 PM 5,441 Views 8 Comments

Ming-backed Independent Michael Fitzmaurice and Socialist Paul Murphy have taken their seats in Leinster House.

# roscommon-south-leitrim - Monday 13 October, 2014

Willie O'Dea: I look around the Fianna Fáil table and I don't see the messiah
# Willie Says
# Willie Says

Willie O'Dea: I look around the Fianna Fáil table and I don't see the messiah

Oct 13th 2014, 8:53 AM 7,728 Views 47 Comments

The Fianna Fáil TD has defended Micheál Martin’s leadership this morning.

# roscommon-south-leitrim - Sunday 12 October, 2014

Here are 8 things we learned from yesterday's two Dáil by-elections
# Get Smart Fast
# Get Smart Fast

Here are 8 things we learned from yesterday's two Dáil by-elections

Oct 12th 2014, 8:35 AM 11,603 Views 32 Comments

The votes are counted and the Dáil has two new opposition TDs, but what does it all mean?

# roscommon-south-leitrim - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Ming dynasty: Fitzmaurice upsets Fianna Fáil to take Dáil seat
# Roscommon-South Leitrim
# Roscommon-South Leitrim

Ming dynasty: Fitzmaurice upsets Fianna Fáil to take Dáil seat

Oct 11th 2014, 10:10 PM 58,069 Views 77 Comments

Ming-backed turf-cutter Michael Fitzmaurice picked up transfers from all over the field to pip the FF candidate to the post.

"There was cattle to be moved": The winner of the 'Ming' by-election explains his late arrival
# By-election
# By-election

"There was cattle to be moved": The winner of the 'Ming' by-election explains his late arrival

Oct 11th 2014, 8:47 PM 26,303 Views 44 Comments

The country’s newest TD was busy on the farm, but he’s now arrived to a rapturous reception at the Roscommon count centre.

Gerry Adams: 'The big losers here are the government'
# Not Us
# Not Us

Gerry Adams: 'The big losers here are the government'

Oct 11th 2014, 7:34 PM 13,041 Views 66 Comments

The Sinn Féin president insists the party never said it was going to win the Dublin South-West Dáil seat.

The country will have two new TDs today*
# Tally Ho
# Tally Ho

The country will have two new TDs today*

Oct 11th 2014, 8:08 AM 6,845 Views 10 Comments

*Hopefully.

# roscommon-south-leitrim - Friday 10 October, 2014

24 candidates, but only one who isn't asking for votes ... Happy by-election day
# Polling Time
# Polling Time

24 candidates, but only one who isn't asking for votes ... Happy by-election day

Oct 10th 2014, 6:30 AM 5,275 Views 14 Comments

Polls open in Roscommon-South Leitrim and Dublin South West … And will John McNulty take a seat in the Seanad? We’ll know by this afternoon.

# roscommon-south-leitrim - Monday 6 October, 2014

6 more skills you need to run for election according to these campaign videos
# Gubu
# Gubu

6 more skills you need to run for election according to these campaign videos

Oct 6th 2014, 5:08 PM 7,560 Views 19 Comments

By-election campaign videos are odd, wonderful, and informative. Sort of.

# roscommon-south-leitrim - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

This Labour senator wants his poster of bride and groom haybales back
# Hay Ho
# Hay Ho

This Labour senator wants his poster of bride and groom haybales back

Oct 1st 2014, 3:41 PM 11,581 Views 20 Comments

Yes, bride and groom haybales.

This Roscommon deli-owner spent €1,000 of his own money to install a clean water system
# Roscommon-South Leitrim
# Roscommon-South Leitrim

This Roscommon deli-owner spent €1,000 of his own money to install a clean water system

Oct 1st 2014, 7:15 AM 18,658 Views 26 Comments

The owner of Benny’s Deli, on Castlerea’s Main Street, grew tired of constant ‘boil water’ notices in the town and decided to take matters into his own hands.

# roscommon-south-leitrim - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Broken promises and invisible candidates: Here's what we learned from last night's Prime Time debate
# By-election Battle
# By-election Battle

Broken promises and invisible candidates: Here's what we learned from last night's Prime Time debate

Sep 30th 2014, 11:34 AM 9,365 Views 40 Comments

Someone ‘pulled a Ming’ and the issue of Roscommon Hospital just isn’t going away… Here’s what went down in the RTÉ studios last night.

# roscommon-south-leitrim - Monday 29 September, 2014

How's the 'Ming' by-election shaping up?... We hit the trail in Roscommon-South Leitrim
# Eyes On The Prize
# Eyes On The Prize

How's the 'Ming' by-election shaping up?... We hit the trail in Roscommon-South Leitrim

Sep 29th 2014, 10:26 PM 10,308 Views 26 Comments

The ten candidates are facing-off tonight in the heated atmosphere of an RTÉ studio. We spent the morning at the mart, and the afternoon at the races, to check the temperature on the ground…

Fine Gael TD's involvement in scuffle was "unacceptable" and "embarrassing"... says FG candidate
# Rumble In Roscommon
# Rumble In Roscommon

Fine Gael TD's involvement in scuffle was "unacceptable" and "embarrassing"... says FG candidate

Sep 29th 2014, 4:38 PM 13,874 Views 64 Comments

Frank Feighan says he is taking legal advice over the incident, after a complaint was made to gardaí.

# roscommon-south-leitrim - Sunday 14 September, 2014

The Man Who Would Be Ming: Meet the turf-cutter tipped to take a Dáil seat next month
# Ming Dynasty
# Ming Dynasty

The Man Who Would Be Ming: Meet the turf-cutter tipped to take a Dáil seat next month

Sep 14th 2014, 8:00 AM 11,843 Views 56 Comments

Michael Fitzmaurice, one of the leaders of the campaign against the turf-cutting ban, plans to take out a loan to cover the cost of running in the by-election.

# roscommon-south-leitrim - Monday 8 September, 2014

Here's why Fine Gael transfers could decide the 'Ming' by-election
# Ming Dynasty
# Ming Dynasty

Here's why Fine Gael transfers could decide the 'Ming' by-election

Sep 8th 2014, 8:36 PM 12,690 Views 28 Comments

There’s likely to be three non-Government front-runners in Roscommon-South Leitrim, all of whom will be battling for transfers from FG’s Maura Hopkins.

# roscommon-south-leitrim - Friday 29 August, 2014

Here's when by-elections for two empty Dáil seats are set to take place
# Voting Time
# Voting Time

Here's when by-elections for two empty Dáil seats are set to take place

Aug 29th 2014, 6:45 AM 8,537 Views 15 Comments

The two votes are likely to take place before the Budget in October.

# roscommon-south-leitrim - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Runners and riders: Here's who's vying to take Ming's old seat in the upcoming by-election
# Ming Dynasty
# Ming Dynasty

Runners and riders: Here's who's vying to take Ming's old seat in the upcoming by-election

Aug 3rd 2014, 8:00 AM 11,242 Views 16 Comments

Turfcutter Michael Fitzmaurice is emerging as the Ming-backed candidate, while the main parties are also busy making preparations ahead of the contest…

# roscommon-south-leitrim - Friday 30 May, 2014

A Ming Dynasty? Here's who's in the running to take the MEP's vacant Dáil seat
# Runners And Riders
# Runners And Riders

A Ming Dynasty? Here's who's in the running to take the MEP's vacant Dáil seat

May 30th 2014, 6:45 AM 18,806 Views 41 Comments

The independent politician’s ascension to Europe automatically triggers a by-election in Roscommon-South Leitrim. Who will take his place?

# roscommon-south-leitrim - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

'Ming' Flanagan will tell us if he is running for Europe after St Patrick's Day
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

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

Mar 11th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,253 Views 47 Comments

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

# roscommon-south-leitrim - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Ming points controversy 'damages reputation of independents' - Joan Collins
# Dáil Technical Group
# Dáil Technical Group

Ming points controversy 'damages reputation of independents' - Joan Collins

Mar 16th 2013, 8:15 AM 7,774 Views 69 Comments

Joan Collins was one of four TDs, including Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, who highlighted the issue of penalty points being quashed. She said revelations about ‘Ming’ will impact on the reputation of independent deputies.

# roscommon-south-leitrim - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Confirmed: Dáil to lose 8 TDs with confirmation of boundary changes
# Constituency Commission
# Constituency Commission

Confirmed: Dáil to lose 8 TDs with confirmation of boundary changes

Jul 24th 2012, 6:02 PM 4,513 Views 27 Comments

Ministers have agreed to table new laws enforcing cuts to the size of the Dáil, in line with independent recommendations.

# roscommon-south-leitrim - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Constituency report: Dáil loses 8 TDs in radical boundary shake-up
# Dáil Boundaries
# Dáil Boundaries

Constituency report: Dáil loses 8 TDs in radical boundary shake-up

Jun 21st 2012, 10:57 AM 23,183 Views 79 Comments

The report of the Constituency Commission cuts the number of TDs, with significant boundary reforms.

# roscommon-south-leitrim - Monday 28 February, 2011

The 'high-maintenance independents' prepare to take their seats in the Dáil
# GE11
# GE11

The 'high-maintenance independents' prepare to take their seats in the Dáil

Feb 28th 2011, 8:52 AM 2,768 Views 0 Comments

We look at the more colourful TDs who will take their seats in Dáil Eireann next week.

# roscommon-south-leitrim - Sunday 27 February, 2011

Blow-by-blow: How each party fared in Election 2011
# GE11
# GE11

Blow-by-blow: How each party fared in Election 2011

Feb 27th 2011, 11:08 PM 2,215 Views 0 Comments

In a nutshell, where each party made its breakthroughs across the country – and where Fianna Fáil’s collapse hit hardest.

# roscommon-south-leitrim - Saturday 26 February, 2011

The Half Past Fix: 11.30pm
# GE11
# GE11

The Half Past Fix: 11.30pm

Feb 26th 2011, 11:31 PM 1,110 Views 0 Comments

Every hour – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

# roscommon-south-leitrim - Saturday 12 February, 2011

Women account for 15.2 per cent of all GE11 candidates: report
# GE11
# GE11

Women account for 15.2 per cent of all GE11 candidates: report

Feb 12th 2011, 4:48 PM 2,947 Views 0 Comments

RTÉ reports that while number of women running for election this year is marginally up on last time, four constituencies have no female candidates.

# roscommon-south-leitrim - Saturday 22 January, 2011

TD denies breaking litter laws on Irish Times front page
# GE11
# GE11

TD denies breaking litter laws on Irish Times front page

Jan 22nd 2011, 12:28 PM 1,698 Views 0 Comments

Frank Feighan is pictured with a campaign poster on the front of today’s Times – forcing him to deny breaching litter laws.

# roscommon-south-leitrim - Wednesday 5 January, 2011

Housing minister Michael Finneran to step down at next election
# General Election
# General Election

Housing minister Michael Finneran to step down at next election

Jan 5th 2011, 9:21 PM 356 Views 0 Comments