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# votes - Sunday 13 June, 2021

Switzerland rejects proposal to become first country in Europe to ban pesticides
# To The Polls
# To The Polls

Switzerland rejects proposal to become first country in Europe to ban pesticides

Updated Jun 13th 2021, 6:00 PM 27,988 Views 14 Comments

An extension of emergency Covid laws was set to be passed.

# votes - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Eyes of the US on Georgia as voters head to the polls with the balance of Congress in their hands
# Runoff
# Runoff

Eyes of the US on Georgia as voters head to the polls with the balance of Congress in their hands

Jan 5th 2021, 6:11 PM 14,644 Views 46 Comments

Democrats must win both of the state’s Senate elections to gain the Senate majority.

# votes - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Explainer: Why protests have erupted in Belarus against Europe's 'last dictator'
# Alexander Lukashenko
# Alexander Lukashenko

Explainer: Why protests have erupted in Belarus against Europe's 'last dictator'

Aug 11th 2020, 3:59 PM 16,360 Views 43 Comments

Alexander Lukashenko just won another presidential election, although the opposition has said it was rigged.

# votes - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Lynn Ruane, David Norris and Michael McDowell to return to the Seanad
# Seanad Election
# Seanad Election

Lynn Ruane, David Norris and Michael McDowell to return to the Seanad

Apr 2nd 2020, 12:05 PM 19,388 Views 55 Comments

Counting continues to fill seats on the Industrial and Commercial panels.

# votes - Monday 30 March, 2020

Counting in Seanad election to begin today - but access to count venue will be restricted
# Upper House
# Upper House

Counting in Seanad election to begin today - but access to count venue will be restricted

Mar 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 12,982 Views 49 Comments

This has been an election like none other for candidates hoping for a seat in the upper house.

# votes - Saturday 8 February, 2020

How do people get those jobs at polling stations (and how much do they pay)?
# General Election
# General Election

How do people get those jobs at polling stations (and how much do they pay)?

Feb 8th 2020, 9:30 AM 126,816 Views 96 Comments

Staff are required for both polling stations on Election Day and count centres throughout Ireland.

# votes - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

'I expect more from you': Letters of complaint sent to the Taoiseach called on him to drop Verona Murphy
# By-election Controversy
# By-election Controversy

'I expect more from you': Letters of complaint sent to the Taoiseach called on him to drop Verona Murphy

Dec 24th 2019, 6:00 AM 14,995 Views 42 Comments

Leo Varadkar admits that the Verona Murphy controversy has caused reputational damage to Fine Gael.

# votes - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Counting underway in Westmeath after ballot papers went missing yesterday
# Le2019
# Le2019

Counting underway in Westmeath after ballot papers went missing yesterday

May 26th 2019, 11:48 AM 17,147 Views 12 Comments

It’s still unclear why delivery of the ballot papers was delayed.

# votes - Friday 14 December, 2018

On this day 100 years ago, Irish women got the vote
# Centenary
# Centenary

On this day 100 years ago, Irish women got the vote

Dec 14th 2018, 8:00 PM 9,198 Views 59 Comments

We take a look at the important moments leading up to the momentous event.

# votes - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Theresa May faces a series of crucial Brexit votes today in her own parliament
# Squeaky Bum Time
# Squeaky Bum Time

Theresa May faces a series of crucial Brexit votes today in her own parliament

Jun 12th 2018, 7:25 AM 7,316 Views 26 Comments

Fifteen key amendments to Britain’s EU (Withdrawal) Bill will be put to a vote today.

# votes - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

On this day 100 years ago, Irish women got the vote
# Centenary
# Centenary

On this day 100 years ago, Irish women got the vote

Feb 6th 2018, 6:05 AM 31,877 Views 30 Comments

We take a look at the important moments leading up to the momentous event.

# votes - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Islanders will be able to vote on the same day as the rest of the country
# All Together Now
# All Together Now

Islanders will be able to vote on the same day as the rest of the country

Dec 6th 2016, 8:23 PM 10,085 Views 19 Comments

Fianna Fáil argues that it is no longer necessary for those living on the islands to vote early.

# votes - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

What made Trump's 'Make America Great Again' slogan so powerful?
# Winner
# Winner

What made Trump's 'Make America Great Again' slogan so powerful?

Nov 9th 2016, 1:30 PM 31,409 Views 97 Comments

It was the slogan that he built a campaign on.

# votes - Sunday 14 August, 2016

Citizens in the US don't actually elect the president - it's more complicated than that
# Electoral College
# Electoral College

Citizens in the US don't actually elect the president - it's more complicated than that

Aug 14th 2016, 10:15 AM 26,598 Views 49 Comments

The Founding Fathers of the US were apprehensive about the power of the unchecked popular vote.

# votes - Sunday 3 July, 2016

All smiles, but Australia's in political limbo after voters punish government
# Coalition
# Coalition

All smiles, but Australia's in political limbo after voters punish government

Jul 3rd 2016, 12:19 PM 14,967 Views 14 Comments

There could be a hung parliament thanks to how citizens chose to vote.

# votes - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

This bill might reduce your mortgage rate and be the government's first defeat
# Cut It
# Cut It

This bill might reduce your mortgage rate and be the government's first defeat

May 17th 2016, 6:39 PM 29,737 Views 36 Comments

The new bill, if passed, will see the Central Bank get new powers to cap mortgage interest rates.

# votes - Monday 16 May, 2016

"Renua was branded as 'Fine Gael Lite' - we are a centralist party"
# Taking Stock
# Taking Stock

"Renua was branded as 'Fine Gael Lite' - we are a centralist party"

May 16th 2016, 6:59 PM 17,810 Views 102 Comments

Lucinda Creighton has stepped down as the party leader. What’s next for the party?

# votes - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Northern Ireland: All 108 seats filled as election count finishes
# Assembly Election
# Assembly Election

Northern Ireland: All 108 seats filled as election count finishes

May 7th 2016, 5:52 PM 19,891 Views 178 Comments

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) still hold the most seats, having finished the day on 38.

# votes - Saturday 27 February, 2016

"The government has been sacked": Mary Lou tops poll, says FG/FF deal not inevitable
# She's In
# She's In

"The government has been sacked": Mary Lou tops poll, says FG/FF deal not inevitable

Feb 27th 2016, 7:50 PM 58,853 Views 147 Comments

There were several false dawns, but Mary Lou was eventually elected on the sixth count.

Is Ireland going for more parish-pump politics?
# Column
# Column

Is Ireland going for more parish-pump politics?

Feb 27th 2016, 1:20 PM 814 Views 82 Comments

This election has been characterised by a disenfranchised electorate, writes Aaron McKenna.

# votes - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Millenials and Celtic Tiger cubs aren't taken seriously as people, never mind as voters
# Opinion
# Opinion

Millenials and Celtic Tiger cubs aren't taken seriously as people, never mind as voters

Feb 24th 2016, 5:00 PM 192 Views 54 Comments

Patronising stunts aside, my generation is simply not represented in the political sphere, writes Anna O’Rourke.

# votes - Thursday 18 February, 2016

Bressie has made this front page news, but how loud do we have to shout?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Bressie has made this front page news, but how loud do we have to shout?

Feb 18th 2016, 8:00 AM 198 Views 47 Comments

Twenty years ago, mental health wasn’t even a policy issue – it wasn’t even talked about, writes Dr Keith Gaynor.

# votes - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Sinn Féin wants a vote pact with other left-wing parties - but not everyone's up for it
# The Left Unites
# The Left Unites

Sinn Féin wants a vote pact with other left-wing parties - but not everyone's up for it

Oct 27th 2015, 5:33 PM 28,618 Views 262 Comments

The party has confirmed it will join left-wing parties and independents in a voting transfer pact.

# votes - Monday 18 May, 2015

This election candidate got ZERO votes
# No Vote
# No Vote

This election candidate got ZERO votes

May 18th 2015, 9:38 AM 22,002 Views 44 Comments

He says he definitely voted for himself.

# votes - Saturday 9 May, 2015

How Nicola Sturgeon emerged as a star of the UK election
# Queen Of Scots
# Queen Of Scots

How Nicola Sturgeon emerged as a star of the UK election

May 9th 2015, 8:30 AM 14,322 Views 42 Comments

The Scottish first minister has criticised austerity and advocated the SNP as a “progressive force”.

# votes - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Micheál Martin challenges Kenny to face-to-face debate
# Fg Vs Sf
# Fg Vs Sf

Micheál Martin challenges Kenny to face-to-face debate

Feb 22nd 2015, 1:40 PM 21,444 Views 225 Comments

Meanwhile Gerry Adams described Kenny’s speech last night as a “backslapping exercise”.

# votes - Monday 29 December, 2014

Snap elections to be held after Greece fails to elect a president
# Ballot
# Ballot

Snap elections to be held after Greece fails to elect a president

Dec 29th 2014, 11:51 AM 4,796 Views 20 Comments

Stavros Dimas received votes 168 today from parliament’s 300 seats — short of the 180 votes needed to win.

# votes - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Ukrainian voters head to the polls in snap elections for a new parliament
# Ballot
# Ballot

Ukrainian voters head to the polls in snap elections for a new parliament

Oct 26th 2014, 7:17 AM 4,888 Views 26 Comments

Iti’s expected the egislature filled with reformers and nationalists backing President Petro Poroshenko’s drive to bring Ukraine closer to the West.

# votes - Saturday 11 October, 2014

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 6,843 Views 10 Comments

*Hopefully.

# votes - Sunday 7 September, 2014

British govt to Scotland: We'll give you more powers... if you vote no to independence
# Question Time
# Question Time

British govt to Scotland: We'll give you more powers... if you vote no to independence

Sep 7th 2014, 6:20 PM 12,964 Views 67 Comments

This came after a poll out the pro-independence camp ahead for the first time.

# votes - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Bausch & Lomb express 'gratitude' to workers for voting in favour of cost cutting measures
# Waterford
# Waterford

Bausch & Lomb express 'gratitude' to workers for voting in favour of cost cutting measures

Jun 17th 2014, 11:23 PM 7,160 Views 22 Comments

The company said it was always their preference to keep the plant open and promised to invest in the plant.

# votes - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Ballot papers unchanged since 1963 need to be 'modernised'
# What's The Question?
# What's The Question?

Ballot papers unchanged since 1963 need to be 'modernised'

Jun 12th 2014, 12:42 PM 3,393 Views 14 Comments

The format of referendum ballot papers has remained largely unchanged for over 50 years.

# votes - Monday 26 May, 2014

Poll: Do you have a more optimistic outlook now than before the election?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you have a more optimistic outlook now than before the election?

May 26th 2014, 9:20 AM 9,471 Views 89 Comments

The make-up of many councils has drastically changed and there are new people off to Europe. Feel better?

# votes - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Enda Kenny refuses to rule out coalition with Sinn Féin or Fianna Fáil
# Hedging His Bets
# Hedging His Bets

Enda Kenny refuses to rule out coalition with Sinn Féin or Fianna Fáil

May 25th 2014, 3:30 PM 15,822 Views 166 Comments

The Taoiseach said Sinn Féin has emerged from the local and European elections as “a significant political entity”. He made the comments in Castlebar this afternoon, where he narrowly avoided a group of protestors.

# votes - Monday 19 May, 2014

Guess who's back? Brian Cowen hits the campaign trail in Tullamore
# Offaly Helpful?
# Offaly Helpful?

Guess who's back? Brian Cowen hits the campaign trail in Tullamore

May 19th 2014, 8:10 AM 20,297 Views 103 Comments

Pat ‘the Cope’ Gallagher was joined on the campaign trail by the former Fianna Fáil leader this weekend.

# votes - Monday 12 May, 2014

# votes - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Latest poll suggests Sinn Féin on course to win seats in Europe
# Elections 2014
# Elections 2014

Latest poll suggests Sinn Féin on course to win seats in Europe

Apr 26th 2014, 12:40 PM 16,110 Views 247 Comments

Labour candidates for both constituencies stand at 4 per cent.

# votes - Monday 31 March, 2014

Column: Voting down a plebiscite for a directly-elected Dublin mayor would be bad for democracy
# Total Mayor
# Total Mayor

Column: Voting down a plebiscite for a directly-elected Dublin mayor would be bad for democracy

Mar 31st 2014, 11:34 AM 22 Views 16 Comments

All four local authorities in the country have to agree on whether to put the issue to the people on the same day as the local and European elections.

# votes - Friday 28 March, 2014

Government departments urged to use social media and communicate online
# Talk To Us
# Talk To Us

Government departments urged to use social media and communicate online

Mar 28th 2014, 7:13 PM 7,964 Views 23 Comments

The government departments have been criticised for not utilising social media to inform the public about their work.

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