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# votes - Thursday 2 April, 2020

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

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

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)?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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"

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

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

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

Is Ireland going for more parish-pump politics?

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

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?

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 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

He says he definitely voted for himself.

# votes - Saturday 9 May, 2015

How Nicola Sturgeon emerged as a star of the UK election

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

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

The 9 at 9: Sunday

It’s Sunday, and here are the top stories.

# votes - Monday 29 December, 2014

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

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

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*


# votes - Sunday 7 September, 2014

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

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

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'

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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? This post contains a poll

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

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

# votes - Monday 12 May, 2014

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning. Here’s everything you need to know this morning as you start your week.

# votes - Saturday 26 April, 2014

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

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

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

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

# votes - Thursday 27 March, 2014

This MEP is appealing for votes on Grindr

She’s not interested in advertising on electricity poles.

# votes - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Less than a quarter of candidates running in the local elections are women

From the candidacy selections so far, Fianna Fáil is the worst when it comes to having women stand for office in the local elections this year.

# votes - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Fine Gael tops latest poll as Taoiseach sees jump in satisfaction levels

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore also saw an increase in satisfaction levels though his party received just ten per cent of the first preference vote.

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