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# Dublin South West
From Tallaght to Rathfarnham, the fight is on in one of Dublin's most unpredictable battlegrounds
There are five sitting TDs running but we went canvassing with two hopefuls.
# Dublin South West
Women's Council chairperson Ellen O'Malley Dunlop to run for Fine Gael in next election
Fine Gael narrowly missed out on two seats in Dublin South West in the last election.
# straight into jobstown
In one of the country's most volatile constituencies, it's two become none for Labour
Fianna Fáil is romping home in Dublin SW, where Labour’s vote is split all over the place.
# straight into jobstown
Into the storm: Scrambling for votes in one of the country's most volatile constituencies
14 months on from the Jobstown protest, can Labour hang on to a seat? Dublin South-West is looking impossible to call – as we discovered in a night on the doorsteps…
# Forced to pay
This is why Paul Murphy paid his €1,150 property tax bill
The AAA TD said the “mass boycott” of the property tax is over.
# operation mizen
What is political policing and is Paul Murphy being watched?
The Anti-Austerity Alliance has been at the centre of several controversies since Murphy was elected to the Dáil last year.
# Right2Water
It's exactly one year since an 'explosion of anger' changed Irish politics
On 11 October 2014, tens of thousands marched against water charges in Dublin and Paul Murphy was elected to the Dáil.
# Backlash
Massive rise in donations to Anti-Austerity Alliance since Garda fundraising ban
Paul Murphy says the denial of a collection permit has been met with “a huge amount of support and shock.”
# Going independent
Here's one senator who WON'T be joining that new political party
Katherine Zappone will run for the Dáil as an independent in Dublin South-West.
# landlords' paradise
'There needs to be a two-year freeze on rents' says Labour TD
Éamonn Maloney says the freezes are needed to stop Dublin from becoming a “landlords’ paradise”.
More than 100 children in foster care have no social worker
One child had not been visited by a social worker in more than four years.
# Scarpered
Mary Lou: Socialists were nowhere to be seen after telling people to boycott property tax
The Sinn Féin deputy says that Socialist TD Paul Murphy ran on a slogan in Dublin South-West.
Tough crowd: New TDs get 10 minutes of glory before Noonan unveils 'Turning Point' Budget
Ming-backed Independent Michael Fitzmaurice and Socialist Paul Murphy have taken their seats in Leinster House.
# Willie says
Willie O'Dea: I look around the Fianna Fáil table and I don't see the messiah
The Fianna Fáil TD has defended Micheál Martin’s leadership this morning.
# Get smart fast
Here are 8 things we learned from yesterday's two Dáil by-elections
The votes are counted and the Dáil has two new opposition TDs, but what does it all mean?
# Not us
Gerry Adams: 'The big losers here are the government'
The Sinn Féin president insists the party never said it was going to win the Dublin South-West Dáil seat.
# Socialist revolution
New TD's call for water boycott: 'If people stick together we can beat this thing'
The Socialists are celebrating tonight.
# Water wars
Dáil hopeful Cathal King admits Sinn Féin's policy on water charges 'confused' voters
The party’s Dublin South-West by-election candidate is in a battle to win a Dáil seat.
# Always going to happen
Hayes: Kicking inevitable when water bills hitting doorsteps at the same time as canvassers
The Fine Gael MEP, whose Dáil seat is up for grabs today, is not surprised with the by-election outcome.
# Tally Ho
The country will have two new TDs today*
# people like him
Micheál's leadership "a non issue" say Fianna Fáil's three wise men
The party had some Budget plans to reveal today, but — inevitably — they were also faced with a raft of questions on this week’s rotten poll showing.
# Polling Time
24 candidates, but only one who isn't asking for votes ... Happy by-election day
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.
# had it up to here
This monster has to be strangled ... and 7 other things we learned from last night's by-election debate
There’s no escaping the issue of Irish Water right now, and all of the candidates had strong opinions to express on the subject. All expect one, that is…
# gubu
6 more skills you need to run for election according to these campaign videos
By-election campaign videos are odd, wonderful, and informative. Sort of.
# Dublin South West
Paul Murphy accepts Sinn Féin apology for sharing fake Facebook post
An image circulating on social media is now claimed to have come from a fake account.
# Dublin South West
'A few kisses from Cáit Keane': Water, water, everywhere as we hit the campaign trail in DSW
As the meters begin to tick, the candidates are battling for votes even though some see the outcome of this by-election as a foregone conclusion.
# the hopefuls
A barista, a receptionist ... a hunger-striker: Here's who ELSE is on the ballot in Dublin South West
If you live there, you’ll have seen the posters for all the main candidates… Here are some of the less well-known additions to the ballot.
# Dublin SW
Councillor drops 'Independent Fine Gael' tag for Dáil bid
Ronan McMahon ran under the banner during the locals, after he failed to get selected for run for FG. Heading into the by-election, he’s now describing himself simply as an ‘Independent’.
# Irish Water
This former MEP is running for the Dáil on a single issue: water charges
But Paul Murphy’s Sinn Féin opposition in Dublin South West has hit back at criticism over his stance on water charges.
# voting time
Here's when by-elections for two empty Dáil seats are set to take place
The two votes are likely to take place before the Budget in October.
# Sinn Féin
U-turn: Favourite for Brian Hayes’s vacant Dáil seat WILL now run in by-election
But Cathal King, who ruled himself out in June, could face competition as Sinn Féin nominates its candidate this weekend.
# Back In The Game
Former MEP throws his hat in the ring for Dublin South West by-election
Paul Murphy says a victory would send a “message of resistance”.
# dsw
Runners and riders update: Here's who's vying to take Brian Hayes' vacant Dáil seat
FF and FG have named their candidates, while there’s only one name on Labour’s list… Here’s how it’s shaping up in the battle for Dublin South West.
# Sinn Féin
The favourite for Brian Hayes's vacant Dáil seat will NOT run in the by-election
Sinn Féin’s Cathal King will not contest the by-election later this year and would prefer to see a woman candidate nominated.
# 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.
# national treasure
Meet the only TD in Ireland who claims NO expenses
Labour TD Eamonn Maloney says he’s not “crusading” but refuses to claim expenses as a matter of principle.
# Coalition
Opposition 'still an option' for Labour, chiefs believe
Labour’s National Council gives its go-ahead for coalition talks with FG – but says it won’t fly straight into government.
# GE11
Revealed: the ten biggest winners and losers of Election 2011
We’ve totted up the figures, quantified the quotas, and worked out the ten most – and least – popular politicians in Ireland.
# dynasties
Fianna Fáil wipe out marks the end of political dynasties
Well known Fianna Fáil names like Haughey, Hanafin, Coughlan, Andrews and McEllistrim are no longer in the Dáil.