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# voting - Saturday 27 February, 2016

Poll: Would you back a coalition between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you back a coalition between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil?

It’s not an unlikely prospect.

# voting - Friday 26 February, 2016

Poll: Will you use your vote today? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you use your vote today?

Tell us here.

The 9 at 9: Polling Day

All the news you need to know as you prepare to cast your vote.

'This is why my vote is so important to me'

Those with Down Syndrome write about the importance of their vote and why they are engaging in the political system.

# voting - Thursday 25 February, 2016

Explainer: How does Ireland's voting system work?

Here’s all you need to know about what happens to your vote.

'Gender quotas won't substantially alter the outcome of the next Dáil'

The question of gender quotas continues to be a turbulent issue, not only in Ireland, writes Jason O’Sullivan.

'Living in Hong Kong, my citizenship means more than just what’s written on my passport'

The ‘home to vote’ campaign pushed for us all to come home, the message is different now, writes Aaron Mc Nicholas.

# voting - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

The deadline for voter registration is TODAY: here's what you need to know

If you’re still hoping to register, you might want to get your form in sharpish.

# voting - Sunday 7 February, 2016

'I'm an American, but Sarah Palin and Donald Trump do not speak for me'

‘I’m not sure when there began to be such a disconnect between myself and the campaign oratory – and whether I have changed or if it’s the American discourse.’

# voting - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

The eight things you need to know to be ready for this general election

Who runs the country now? How do you vote? And how can you check if you’re registered?

# voting - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Should 16-year-olds be able to vote? One party thinks so

Fianna Fáil also wants politics to be a mandatory school subject.

# voting - Saturday 19 September, 2015

Poll: Are you willing to pay more tax to help people with disabilities and the homeless? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you willing to pay more tax to help people with disabilities and the homeless?

Tax cuts are expected in the next Budget because it’s a popular move – would you forego that so services can be improved?

# voting - Monday 17 August, 2015

Number of women running in next election already exceeds 2011 levels

So far 89 women have confirmed candidacy – and we don’t even know when they election will be yet.

# voting - Friday 29 May, 2015

Young people are powerful. Let's harness our newfound voting spirit to change Ireland.

The number who recently registered to vote was enough to elect six TDs…. There’s a new politicised generation that politicians must pay heed to.

# voting - Friday 22 May, 2015

From The Daily Edge Des Bishop offered people lifts to vote and loads took him up on it Pure Sound

People are coming #HomeToVote and it's making Ireland fierce emotional

Chopping a giant onion here, sorry.

Saw a bible at your polling station? Here's why

Not everyone is happy about the situation.

No selfies or badges: What you need to know before you vote today

Here’s everything you need to know.

# voting - Thursday 21 May, 2015

The voting has already begun in the marriage referendum

Islanders get to cast their vote the day before people on the Irish mainland.

# voting - Monday 18 May, 2015

Louis Walsh joins the Irish celebs backing a Yes vote

How are other well-known Irish names voting in the referendum? We take a look.

# voting - Friday 15 May, 2015

# voting - Friday 24 April, 2015 excludes some Dublin streets, but you could still be on the electoral register

Dublin City Council says it is fixing the problem and urged voters to get in touch.

# voting - Friday 17 April, 2015

Islamic Centre issues advice to Irish Muslims on same-sex marriage referendum

Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri, said Muslims must believe in equality and inclusiveness.

# voting - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Why is the government trying to push emigrants even further away?

The opinions of thousands of young, educated Irish emigrants are not worth considering – or so the government seems to think.

# voting - Saturday 28 March, 2015

Boko Haram militants shoot Nigerian voters dead at polling stations

Militant group Boko Haram followed through on a warning to disrupt the process.

# voting - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Netanyahu beat this almost-Irish candidate to stay Israel's Prime Minister

A new government will be formed within weeks.

# voting - Friday 6 March, 2015

From The42 Two Irishmen nominated for English Championship player of the month Irish Abroad

Two Irishmen nominated for English Championship player of the month

Peter Lydon and Declan Cusack have both been impressing with their place-kicking and general play.

# voting - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Column: What Ireland can learn from the left-wing party set to win victory in Greece tomorrow

Greece’s Syriza party has an impressive to-do list if it gets into office.

# voting - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Enda accused of 'betraying' young people by scrapping voting age referendum

The Government had committed to holding a vote on the issue back in 2013.

# voting - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Move to stop Irish people voting in UK election labelled 'perverse in the extreme'

One Labour TD is definitely not impressed.

Opinion: Young, debarred and politically exiled – Ireland's emigrants have no voice

Ireland remains amongst a small minority of democracies that fails to provide systems for citizens to vote while abroad – recently emigrated or otherwise.

# voting - Sunday 4 January, 2015

Opinion: Let's grow our democracy – let's lower the voting age to 16

Arguments against allowing teenagers to vote are the exact same as those used against the working classes and women in the past. “They are not intelligent or mature enough”.

# voting - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

ECB warns countries to get economies in order as 'populist parties' are on the rise

An official said that these parties were only offering quick solutions.

# voting - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Poll: Should we lower the voting age in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we lower the voting age in Ireland?

The Taoiseach has said there will be a referendum on it next year – do you think it’s a good idea?

Opinion: Why has there been such silence on lowering the voting age?

Since January 2013, the issue has effectively fallen off the radar: there have been no public debates, no private conversations and little public awareness.

# voting - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Poll: Are you registered to vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you registered to vote?

If you want to vote in next year’s marriage equality referendum, the deadline in next Tuesday. Are you registered?

# voting - Thursday 18 September, 2014

'Day of Destiny': The UK newspapers on Scotland's vote for independence

‘Don’t leave us this way’ writes The Mirror.

# voting - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Dublin South West and Roscommon South Leitrim by-elections to take place on 10 October

The empty seats are because of Brian Hayes and Luke Ming Flanagan’s election as MEPs.

# voting - Monday 15 September, 2014

Fewer young people are registering to vote - so what's the solution?

Young people voted in their droves for Sinn Féin and Independent candidates.