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# Meath East
By-election candidate referred to gardaí over election expenses
Ben Gilroy failed to file documentation related to his donations and expenses during the Meath East by-election but will qualify for reimbursement of expenses once he does.
# Labour Pains
Howlin: Labour will quit coalition if its influence is not strong enough
The public expenditure minister says suggestions that Labour are in political trouble are premature.
# Labour
Labour conference to be held in November despite calls for earlier date
The party’s national executive today met and agreed to hold its conference on the 29 and 30 November despite calls from party chairman Colm Keaveney for an earlier date.
# mcentee
Helen McEntee describes first day in Dáil as “emotional”
The 26-year-old said it was “an honour” to take up the seat left vacant by her father, Shane.
# By-election
SF councillor apologises for McEntee 'snouts in the trough' comment
Nenagh councillor Seamus Morris had criticised Helen McEntee for putting aside her grief to chase a high-paying job.
Column: Criticism of Eamon Gilmore has been very personal and extremely unjust
Opinion polls come and go, but the public are missing the real achievements of the Labour party in government, writes Rory Geraghty.
Column: The Meath East by-election is small-scale but still has lessons for politicians
While the by-election will have no immediate impact on the arithmetic of government, the results demonstrate that Labour and Sinn Féin need to take stock of their approaches, writes Eoin O’Malley.
# Labour Pains
Gilmore admits disappointment at Labour's battering in Meath East
The Tánaiste and Labour leader says his party will “have to do some reflection” on its dramatic slump in the by-election.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you satisfied with Labour's performance in government?
The junior partner in government saw its vote collapse in Meath East. How do you feel about how it’s performing in power?
# Meath East
Pics: Bittersweet for Fine Gael, despair for Labour and recovery for Fianna Fáil
All the drama from the count centre in Ashbourne as Helen McEntee took the Dáil seat in Meath East.
# Meath East
FG’s Helen McEntee retains father’s seat in Meath East by-election
McEntee, 26, sees off the challenge of FF’s Thomas Byrne – while Labour licks its wounds after dropping down to fifth place.
# Meath East
Turnout of just over 30 per cent as polls close in Meath East by-election
Overall turnout in the by-election is expected to be in the low 30s as voters decided who they wanted to replace the late Shane McEntee in the Dáil.
# By-election
Taoiseach defended after Labour's leaflet attack... by Fianna Fáil
A Fianna Fáil senator comes out in defence of Enda Kenny after his inclusion in a Labour ‘get out the vote’ leaflet.
# By-election
Poll: How would you vote in a general election today?
It’s polling day in Meath East – but if there was a general election nationwide today, who’d be getting your vote?
# Meath East
Polling begins in the Meath East by-election
There are 11 candidates in the running for the Meath East seat following the death of Shane McEntee TD.
# Prime Time
Prime Time criticised as candidates excluded from Meath East debate
Candidates from the Workers’ Party, the Green Party and Direct Democracy Ireland have been excluded from tonight’s debate.
# Meath East
Pics: Taoiseach confronted by off-duty garda over public sector cuts
Campaigning in Meath East today, Enda Kenny came under fire from an off-duty garda who was unhappy with cuts to his and public sector workers’ pay.
# Meath East
Pics: Taoiseach in Meath East as candidates canvass for by-election votes
With the by-election taking place next Wednesday the main candidates for the Meath East seat were out in force today with Enda Kenny and the Tánaiste joining them.
# Minister for Betting
Pics: 6 steps to successfully placing a bet, with Michael Noonan
The Finance Minister shows us how it’s done…
# By-election
11 candidates confirmed to run in Meath East by-election
Four independent candidates have filed paperwork to run against seven candidates from parties big and small.
# By-election
Meath East by-election: Here are the candidates and here's what they're saying
With the by-election less than three weeks away spoke to the main candidates this week to find out what they’re hearing on the doorsteps and what they’re telling voters…
# Meath East
Eoin Holmes selected as Labour Meath East by-election candidate
Cllr Holmes spoke of the tragic circumstances in which the by-election is taking place, paying tribute to the late TD Shane McEntee.
# Meath East
Helen McEntee confirmed as FG’s candidate for Meath East by-election
Helen McEntee, 26, was chosen unopposed to run as the party’s candidate to fill the seat left vacant after the death of her father, Shane McEntee.
# Meath East
Labour 'caught on the back foot' by FG on Meath East by-election date has learned that Labour didn’t plan to pick its Meath East candidate for another fortnight – after the new deadline.
# Meath East
McEntee's daughter set to be confirmed as Fine Gael candidate in Meath East
Helen McEntee is “virtually certain” to be the Fine Gael candidate in Meath East ahead of the party’s nomination convention in Kells this evening.
# Meath East
Hogan reduces polling period for Meath East by-election
Voting will take place in the constituency between 8am and 9pm on 27 March.
# Meath East
Meath East by-election to be held on 27 March
The date has been announced today meaning there are less than three weeks to go until voters in Meath East decide who they want to fill the seat vacated by the late Shane McEntee.
# By-election
McEntee's daughter set to run in Meath East by-election
Helen McEntee, who worked as a secretarial assistant to her late father, is ‘virtually certain’ to be the Fine Gael nominee.
# Meath East
Parties set to choose Meath East by-election candidates
The position became vacant following the death of Fine Gael TD Shane McEntee in December.
# Meath East
FF and SF to confirm candidates as Meath East by-election looms
Fianna Fáil is set to confirm senator Thomas Byrne as its candidate on Thursday while Sinn Féin is expected to select local activist Darren O’Rourke as its candidate for the forthcoming vote.
# By-election
Support for coalition faces test in Meath East by-election
April has been mooted as the possible month for the by-election to be held with Fianna Fáil hoping to capitalise on its growing popularity but could the promissory note deal change things?
# Constituency Commission
Confirmed: Dáil to lose 8 TDs with confirmation of boundary changes
Ministers have agreed to table new laws enforcing cuts to the size of the Dáil, in line with independent recommendations.
# Dáil boundaries
Constituency report: Dáil loses 8 TDs in radical boundary shake-up
The report of the Constituency Commission cuts the number of TDs, with significant boundary reforms.
# Road to Nowhere
Senator calls for judicial review of Slane bypass decision
Thomas Byrne has criticised the decision of An Bord Pleanála today.
# Constitution
People in Northern Ireland should have a say in new Irish constitution - TD
Labour TD for Meath East Dominic Hannigan says that the views of people in Northern Ireland has to be taken into account if there is a new constitutional convonvention.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Saturday
In your Saturday Fix: Gardaí probe Tallaght murder; what Gay Mitchell is doing about his clemency appeal letters; a blow for Al Qaeda and a solution for how to spend your Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.