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#Election 2011

# election-2011 - Friday 14 January, 2011

Labour to table motion of No Confidence in government

Eamon Gilmore tells the Greens that it’s “make-up-your-mind time” – but the government says the debate must wait.

Eamon Gilmore’s challenge to the Greens: the statement in full

The full text of Eamon Gilmore’s speech on the steps of Leinster House today, calling on the Green Party to quit government.

# election-2011 - Tuesday 11 January, 2011

Cabinet fails to agree pre-election legislative programme

Fianna Fáil and the Greens meet in attempts to decide what laws to pass before leaving power – with no success.

Jimmy Devins to retire at next election

The Sligo-North Leitrim TD – who gave up the Fianna Fáil whip over cuts to cancer services – won’t run again.

Green insist: We're staying to finish the Budget

John Gormley confirms that the Greens will remain in government to ensure that the Finance Bill is passed before they go.

# election-2011 - Saturday 8 January, 2011

Could the statue of Labour’s founder be moved for the election?

Jim Larkin has stood on O’Connell St since 1977 – but his statue is set to be moved for Metro works, in time for the election…

# election-2011 - Friday 7 January, 2011

The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

Dead birds, dead sick, dead lucky – the highlights of the week in pictures.

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

TV3 wants end to broadcast media blackout prior to election

The TV station makes submission to BAI claiming 48-hour moratorium goes against free speech guarantees.

# election-2011 - Thursday 6 January, 2011

Michael Woods joins Fianna Fáil's retiring ranks

The Dublin North East TD – in office since 1977, and a minister for 16 years – will not contest the general election.

Calls grow for election votes for Irish abroad

The government shelves a report urging change to its law, which would have given Ireland expatriates votes in a general election.

Labour launches reform policy for parliament and laws

Labour’s ‘New Government, Better Government’ policy outlines plans for whistleblowers’ legislation and Seanad abolition.

# election-2011 - Wednesday 5 January, 2011

Sinn Féin wants 'neither FG nor FF' in power

Gerry Adams again raises the ante on Labour, after Eamon Gilmore repeats assertions that he doesn’t want power with Sinn Féin.

# election-2011 - Sunday 2 January, 2011

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: General election postponed to late March; AG called in to mediate between warring coalition partners, and Hotmail users hit by vanishing email syndrome.

# election-2011 - Tuesday 23 November, 2010

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: the Taoiseach’s long goodbye, IMF calls for a man tax and tensions brewing between North and South Korea.

# election-2011 - Monday 22 November, 2010

Budget in crisis: Lowry and Healy-Rae say support is "unlikely"

Budget in crisis: Lowry and Healy-Rae say support is "unlikely"

The two Independent TDs who give the government its Dáil majority say their support can’t be counted on any more.

Green Party's government statement in full Green Party

Green Party's government statement in full

The full text of John Gormley’s statement in which he says the Greens will pull out of government in January.