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# Election 2016

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# War of Words
'Do not underestimate us,' Trump warns North Korea on his election anniversary
He gave the warning after a trip to the Korean demilitarized zone was cancelled due to bad weather.
# Election 2016
THE WINNERS: These are all the TDs that have been elected
It’s been a long weekend and these lads and ladies have already passed the post.
# trump towers
Katie Hopkins has been invited back on the Late Late this week to talk about Trump
This will be her fourth appearance.
# yuge yuge loser
15 very Irish responses to Donald Trump running for President
Tell us how you really feel, Ireland.
# make it stop
"I'll move to Canada": Americans are getting really (really) sick of this election
More than half of Americans are stressed out by one of the most adversarial contests in recent history.
# Poll Position
Hillary Clinton has taken a huge lead in the race for the White House
That is despite hitting choppy waters.
# The other house
Everything you need to know about one of the most exclusive elections in Ireland
The Seanad election is underway. But how does it all work and how many people actually get a vote?
# Political Animals
QUIZ: Were you paying attention to the general election?
Three weeks on, how much do you remember about the election for the 32nd Dáil?
Voices
Jack Chambers has taken some heat on social media, but public figures get criticised all the time
Columnist Julien Mercille writes that if we start policing the internet for online abuse we can say goodbye to freedom of speech.
# Keeping schtum
Some Fine Gael TDs want a deal with Fianna Fáil - but lots of them just don't want to talk about it
A survey carried out by TheJournal.ie this week found many Fine Gael TDs reluctant to discuss the formation of the next government.
# Back To The Future
TD's wildly popular election video taken off YouTube over copyright dispute
Martin Heydon’s tribute to Back to the Future has fallen foul of a copyright issues.
# How The West Was Won
The Fianna Fáil surge: How this new TD upset the odds in Enda's backyard
Lisa Chambers told us how she took a second seat for Fianna Fáil in Mayo and what she thinks of a coalition with Fine Gael.
# Not paying
There has been a sharp rise in Irish Water cancellations since the general election
The revelation will come as a further blow to the future of water charges.
# From Neilstown to the Dáil
Meet the working class TD named Gino who'll get the bus to Leinster House today
Gino Kenny is one of the more interesting deputies elected to the 32nd Dáil.
# fine fail
Is the 'grand coalition' the only show in town - and how likely is it to happen?
Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil haven’t talked about government yet – but it’s only a matter of time.
# Explainer
What exactly happens when the new Dáil sits on Thursday?
It’s all change in Leinster House following the election. So what happens now?
# speaker of of the Dáil
A TD who nearly lost her seat is going for one of the most important jobs in the Dáil
Maureen O’Sullivan has said that the position is “not a gift from the ruling parties”.
# many meetings
Gerry wants to be Taoiseach, but Enda is meeting everybody so that he gets to rule the roost
The dance of those who would be in government continued apace today.
# reaching out
Michael Noonan 'presumes' talks with Fianna Fáil will begin after Thursday
It’s the first time a senior Fine Gael minister has openly discussed negotiations with Fianna Fáil.
# keys to the kingdom
"She'll get on famous": Another Healy-Rae is entering politics
Maura Healy-Rae will be co-opted on to Kerry County Council.
# final flush?
Nearly half of people don’t intend paying their next Irish Water bill
A new poll comes in the wake of the general election result and the uncertainty over the future of charges.
Voices
Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael need to get with the message from Irish voters
There’s no need to panic, this is a political evolution, not a crisis, writes Maura Adshead.
# enda the line
Enda admits he won't be re-elected Taoiseach on Thursday
The Fine Gael leader will officially become a caretaker Taoiseach after Thursday’s Dáil vote.
# the word of the bert
This master dealmaker has some advice for Fianna Fáil about going in with Fine Gael
Patience is the message.
# when the dust settles
'It was like being hit by a truck at 100 miles per hour' - Former TDs on the devastation of losing their seats
High-profile casualties of the election have opened up about the pain of not being reelected.
Voices
Getting more women in the Dáil can't be a once off thing, such progress must continue
In comparison to the 2011 general election, there has been an increase of over 40% in the number of women in the Dáil.
Voices
Abolishing water charges is a return to the policies that collapsed our economy
Troika observers reading our newspapers must be banging their heads against their desks and screaming at their monitors: “You’re. Screwing. It. Up. Again.”
# Guess who's back
THE COMEBACK KIDS - the TDs from Bertie Ahern's last government who are back at the top table
Quite a few TDs that lost out during the 2011 election purge have managed to regain their seats.
# the dance begins
The Independent Alliance had a "constructive" meeting with Enda
It comes ahead of the vote for Taoiseach next Thursday.
# Backing Enda
Leo responds to Alan Shatter's dig, says he's 'charming as always'
“We won’t just stay in government for the sake of it, we won’t be clinging to power.”
# choice
Half of Irish people think freer abortion access should be priority for next government
Almost three quarters of the people polled think there should be a referendum to allow the people to vote on the Eighth amendment.
# poster watch
It's over: Election candidates have until midnight to remove their posters
Local authority regulations require political candidates to take down their election materials within seven days of polling.
# Analysis
Fianna Fáil are back, and they're no longer 'male, stale and outside the Pale'
The party managed to claw its way back into the Dáil, in crucial constituencies across Ireland, including Dublin. And they finally have some female TDs.
# Labour Pains
'We are all hurting': Joan's e-mail to Labour members
The Tánaiste and Labour said the party must “reflect, rebuild and renew” following its worst election ever.
# redrawing the map
How the three main parties lost their stranglehold on Irish politics - in just a decade
Sinn Féin, Independents and the smaller parties have achieved the biggest shift in recent political history – but will it last?
# Election 2016
THE LOSERS: The TDs we're saying goodbye to after they lost their seats
It’s been a rough couple of days for these well-known faces.
# royston weighs in
Former Dublin mayor Royston Brady has a bone to pick with 'pyjama-wearing' water charge boycotters
Ex-Fianna Fáil councillor Royston Brady says he has no problem with paying for water in his adopted home of Florida.
# the red wedding
Labour just had the worst election in its 104-year history
It might sound impossible, but Labour’s devastating defeat is even worse than it looks.
# overnight count
Labour's Willie Penrose has taken the last Dáil seat after an epic count
The marathon count went on all night – here’s who’s left standing this morning…
# Stalemate
Water charges high on agenda as Enda and Micheál gear up for crunch talks
The Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil leaders will be mulling over government options with their respective parliamentary parties today.