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# Election 14

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# Election 14
That's all, folks: The six remaining local election seats have been filled
Three Fine Gael, two Sinn Féin, and one Fianna Fáil councillors have been elected to Monaghan County Councils.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Everyone’s talking about calls for an investigation into mother-and-baby homes, a hijacked taxi, and new pyrite issues.
# Monaghan
The six local election seats still empty will be filled by this afternoon
Voting in Ballybay-Clones had been postponed following the death of a candidate.
AS IT HAPPENED
Election 2014 Liveblog: European and local results (plus Gilmore resigns) as it happened
Results in Dublin, Midlands and all the councils filled…
# Shake Up
Here's how many seats each party holds on your local council
What group is dominating local politics in your area?
# Euroming
Ming: No, I won't send a replacement to Brussels
But will he serve a full term? The independent TD’s leaving the door open for an early return to domestic politics.
AS IT HAPPENED
Election 2014 Local and European results
Find out who has won a seat, who’s arguing over the results, and who’s stormed out of the count centre…
# Election 14
Polls from across Europe show a rise in left-leaning parties
However, in some countries, turnout is at levels that would be considered abysmal here.
# LE14
Cork Lord Mayor involved in car crash just hours after losing her seat
Catherine Clancy is the second Labour Lord Mayor to lose their seat.
# LE14
Victory, despair and an eye on the rugby at the RDS
As the results rolled in, the candidates seeking election to Dublin City Council took it differently.
# longford westmeath
Gabrielle McFadden tops Westmeath-Longford poll to win late sister's seat
McFadden’s win was emotional as she takes the place of her sister Nicky, who died from motor neurone disease in March.
# Pledge
"We want to use our mandate wisely" - Gerry Adams vows to build on election gains
Adams said that his party could now be the biggest in Dublin as well as Belfast.
# Transfer
Ex-Fianna Fáil TD Chris Andrews set to top poll for Sinn Féin
Andrews is from a strong Fianna Fáil family but will join Dublin City Council for his new party.
# Labour Pains
'If John The Baptist was leading Labour, we wouldn't have done any better'
The Minister for Communications says that there is “no plot” to overthrow Labour leader Eamon Gilmore.
# Election 2014
Labour has been given a 'good smacking' by the electorate - Howlin
The party’s vote has been halved since 2009.
# Explainer
So, that was the election... When will we know the winners? (and losers)
It’s a massive undertaking, with two by-elections taking place alongside the Euros AND the local elections. Here’s what we’re in for…
# Mock The Vote
Here's what happened when a group of children held an election today
The children of Craggagh NS cast their ballots today. Here’s how it went…
# countdown to zero
Just one more hour of mud-slinging, folks... The broadcast ban kicks in at 2pm
As far as TV and radio stations are concerned, it’s all over bar the counting…
# selfless acts
Selfies in the polling booth are a bad idea, says Department
Consider yourselves warned… Yes, that includes you, Taoiseach.
# Election 14
Here’s a crash course on how the European Elections are shaping up in Northern Ireland
Haven’t been following the race up North? Here’s a taster.
Voices
Larry Donnelly: Do political candidates really enjoy canvassing? I’ll never fully believe that
Recent canvassing has reminded me of my own first foray as a political candidate: I was 22 years old, nomination papers in hand, knees knocking together.
# Election 2014
Voters in Inishfree (all 6 of them) go the polls today, along with 2,118 other people...
The elections come a day early, if you’re lucky enough to live on an island off the west or northwest coast.
# Tales from the canvass
For Sinn Féin, support isn't a problem, but turnout might be
They’re popular on the doors, but can Sinn Féin translate that into votes?
# Election 2014
European candidates asked about abortion legislation... here's what they said
The Life Insitute put a number of questions to a range of candidates – 10 answered.
# Out of Line
Enda's warning to FG candidates: Stick within your own battle-lines
The three FG candidates all theoretically signed up to a divide and conquer strategy. But the plan’s apparently been a ‘nightmare’ to manage…
# another 48 hours
If you're not sick of opinion polls already ... here's the 'poll of polls'
Two days out from polling day, here’s how the electoral landscape’s looking….
# not misleading
This apparently random youth backing Emer Costello is the Labour Youth Chairperson
“If you’re suggesting we’re trying to deceive anyone here that’s not the case.”
# Your Say
Poll: Have you ever lied to a politician?
Ever told someone you’d vote for them – just so they’d get out of the damn way?
# Euroming
'I'm done dealing with the monkey, I want to deal with the organ grinder' - Ming on his European bid, being a mosquito and drugs
He’s a thorn in the side of the government, so why does Ming Flanagan want to go to Brussels?
# Racism
Local election candidate born in Turkey has posters defaced with pig imagery for a second time
Memet Uludag called the attacks “outright racism”.
# poll crunching time
A tale of two parties: Here's how the Euros are shaping up, four days ahead of D-Day
Politicians will be blitzing the country this week. But after a raft of polls in the last few days, certain patterns are becoming clear….
# Your Say
Poll: Are RTÉ's Prime Time debates fair to the candidates?
One independent called the decision to have two panels for each constituency “the lowest trick yet”. What do you think of the Euro debate format?
# on the ropes
Labour facing Euro wipeout, as latest polls show support collapse
Three national papers are running new opinion polls this morning. None of them contain good news for Labour.
# Election 2014
Catholic Democrat MEP candidate: 'The mother has been the Cinderella of public policy'
Theresa Heaney is running in Ireland South, and wants to ensure that mothers are not pressured into the workplace.
# Election 2014
Phil Hogan to nation: Lend me your votes
It follows a poll which shows an expected drop of seven per cent in support for Fine Gael in Friday’s local elections, compared to the last ballot five years ago.
# Election
Polls show Crowley, McGuinness, Boylan favourites for EU seats
The Sunday Times/Behaviour & Analysis poll also looked at the general election, with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil down, and Sinn Féin up since 2007.
# Election 14
EU Candidate Damon Matthew Wise says he's not in it for money or junkets
Damon Matthew Wise is a member of Fís Nua and is a Dublin candidate in the European Elections.
# Opinion Poll
Almost 50 per cent of voters think Gerry Adams was involved in Jean McConville's killing
And one in three Sinn Féin voters think he should resign as leader…
# Election 2014
Winning this election isn't crucial to this candidate - he just wants to spread direct democracy
Jan Van De Ven is running as a candidate in the Ireland South constituency, and if elected would introduce a system of eDemocracy.
# Election 2014
Spending cuts and immigration policy main issues in EU Commission presidency debate
The debate was the first of its kind to include all five parties in the running for the highest executive position in the EU.