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#Election 2016

# election-2016 - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'Do not underestimate us,' Trump warns North Korea on his election anniversary
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

'Do not underestimate us,' Trump warns North Korea on his election anniversary

Nov 8th 2017, 8:46 AM 8,877 Views 35 Comments

He gave the warning after a trip to the Korean demilitarized zone was cancelled due to bad weather.

# election-2016 - Thursday 22 December, 2016

THE WINNERS: These are all the TDs that have been elected
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

THE WINNERS: These are all the TDs that have been elected

Dec 22nd 2016, 6:00 PM 406,692 Views 208 Comments

It’s been a long weekend and these lads and ladies have already passed the post.

# election-2016 - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Katie Hopkins has been invited back on the Late Late this week to talk about Trump
# Trump Towers
From The Daily Edge
# Trump Towers

Katie Hopkins has been invited back on the Late Late this week to talk about Trump

Nov 9th 2016, 3:43 PM 7,091 Views 15 Comments

This will be her fourth appearance.

# election-2016 - Monday 7 November, 2016

15 very Irish responses to Donald Trump running for President
# Yuge Yuge Loser
From The Daily Edge
# Yuge Yuge Loser

15 very Irish responses to Donald Trump running for President

Nov 7th 2016, 9:30 PM 28,666 Views 6 Comments

Tell us how you really feel, Ireland.

# election-2016 - Saturday 5 November, 2016

"I'll move to Canada": Americans are getting really (really) sick of this election
# Make It Stop
# Make It Stop

"I'll move to Canada": Americans are getting really (really) sick of this election

Nov 5th 2016, 7:00 AM 16,400 Views 36 Comments

More than half of Americans are stressed out by one of the most adversarial contests in recent history.

# election-2016 - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Hillary Clinton has taken a huge lead in the race for the White House
# Poll Position
# Poll Position

Hillary Clinton has taken a huge lead in the race for the White House

Aug 25th 2016, 8:07 PM 31,482 Views 100 Comments

That is despite hitting choppy waters.

# election-2016 - Monday 28 March, 2016

Everything you need to know about one of the most exclusive elections in Ireland
# The Other House
# The Other House

Everything you need to know about one of the most exclusive elections in Ireland

Mar 28th 2016, 9:30 PM 38,945 Views 47 Comments

The Seanad election is underway. But how does it all work and how many people actually get a vote?

# election-2016 - Sunday 20 March, 2016

QUIZ: Were you paying attention to the general election?
# Political Animals
# Political Animals

QUIZ: Were you paying attention to the general election?

Mar 20th 2016, 12:00 PM 26,030 Views 22 Comments

Three weeks on, how much do you remember about the election for the 32nd Dáil?

Jack Chambers has taken some heat on social media, but public figures get criticised all the time
# Opinion
# Opinion

Jack Chambers has taken some heat on social media, but public figures get criticised all the time

Mar 20th 2016, 8:00 AM 866 Views 35 Comments

Columnist Julien Mercille writes that if we start policing the internet for online abuse we can say goodbye to freedom of speech.

# election-2016 - Saturday 19 March, 2016

Some Fine Gael TDs want a deal with Fianna Fáil - but lots of them just don't want to talk about it
# Keeping Schtum
# Keeping Schtum

Some Fine Gael TDs want a deal with Fianna Fáil - but lots of them just don't want to talk about it

Mar 19th 2016, 3:30 PM 16,977 Views 53 Comments

A survey carried out by TheJournal.ie this week found many Fine Gael TDs reluctant to discuss the formation of the next government.

# election-2016 - Friday 18 March, 2016

TD's wildly popular election video taken off YouTube over copyright dispute
# Back To The Future
# Back To The Future

TD's wildly popular election video taken off YouTube over copyright dispute

Mar 18th 2016, 8:30 PM 21,790 Views 28 Comments

Martin Heydon’s tribute to Back to the Future has fallen foul of a copyright issues.

# election-2016 - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

The Fianna Fáil surge: How this new TD upset the odds in Enda's backyard
# How The West Was Won
# How The West Was Won

The Fianna Fáil surge: How this new TD upset the odds in Enda's backyard

Mar 16th 2016, 6:01 AM 16,999 Views 26 Comments

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.

# election-2016 - Thursday 10 March, 2016

There has been a sharp rise in Irish Water cancellations since the general election
# Not Paying
# Not Paying

There has been a sharp rise in Irish Water cancellations since the general election

Mar 10th 2016, 10:51 PM 58,797 Views 192 Comments

The revelation will come as a further blow to the future of water charges.

Meet the working class TD named Gino who'll get the bus to Leinster House today
# From Neilstown To The Dáil
# From Neilstown To The Dáil

Meet the working class TD named Gino who'll get the bus to Leinster House today

Mar 10th 2016, 6:10 AM 47,212 Views 113 Comments

Gino Kenny is one of the more interesting deputies elected to the 32nd Dáil.

# election-2016 - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

Is the 'grand coalition' the only show in town - and how likely is it to happen?
# Fine Fail
# Fine Fail

Is the 'grand coalition' the only show in town - and how likely is it to happen?

Mar 9th 2016, 4:02 PM 21,096 Views 64 Comments

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil haven’t talked about government yet – but it’s only a matter of time.

# election-2016 - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

What exactly happens when the new Dáil sits on Thursday?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What exactly happens when the new Dáil sits on Thursday?

Mar 8th 2016, 9:00 PM 25,126 Views 45 Comments

It’s all change in Leinster House following the election. So what happens now?

A TD who nearly lost her seat is going for one of the most important jobs in the Dáil
# Speaker Of Of The Dáil
# Speaker Of Of The Dáil

A TD who nearly lost her seat is going for one of the most important jobs in the Dáil

Mar 8th 2016, 6:48 PM 30,486 Views 44 Comments

Maureen O’Sullivan has said that the position is “not a gift from the ruling parties”.

Gerry wants to be Taoiseach, but Enda is meeting everybody so that he gets to rule the roost
# Many Meetings
# Many Meetings

Gerry wants to be Taoiseach, but Enda is meeting everybody so that he gets to rule the roost

Mar 8th 2016, 3:41 PM 38,951 Views 110 Comments

The dance of those who would be in government continued apace today.

Michael Noonan 'presumes' talks with Fianna Fáil will begin after Thursday
# Reaching Out
# Reaching Out

Michael Noonan 'presumes' talks with Fianna Fáil will begin after Thursday

Mar 8th 2016, 2:53 PM 13,181 Views 62 Comments

It’s the first time a senior Fine Gael minister has openly discussed negotiations with Fianna Fáil.

"She'll get on famous": Another Healy-Rae is entering politics
# Keys To The Kingdom
# Keys To The Kingdom

"She'll get on famous": Another Healy-Rae is entering politics

Mar 8th 2016, 11:42 AM 36,515 Views 63 Comments

Maura Healy-Rae will be co-opted on to Kerry County Council.

# election-2016 - Monday 7 March, 2016

Nearly half of people don’t intend paying their next Irish Water bill
# Final Flush?
# Final Flush?

Nearly half of people don’t intend paying their next Irish Water bill

Mar 7th 2016, 11:35 PM 23,261 Views 124 Comments

A new poll comes in the wake of the general election result and the uncertainty over the future of charges.

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael need to get with the message from Irish voters
# GE16
# GE16

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael need to get with the message from Irish voters

Mar 7th 2016, 5:21 PM 137 Views 103 Comments

There’s no need to panic, this is a political evolution, not a crisis, writes Maura Adshead.

Enda admits he won't be re-elected Taoiseach on Thursday
# Enda The Line
# Enda The Line

Enda admits he won't be re-elected Taoiseach on Thursday

Mar 7th 2016, 2:00 PM 53,374 Views 136 Comments

The Fine Gael leader will officially become a caretaker Taoiseach after Thursday’s Dáil vote.

# election-2016 - Sunday 6 March, 2016

This master dealmaker has some advice for Fianna Fáil about going in with Fine Gael
# The Word Of The Bert
# The Word Of The Bert

This master dealmaker has some advice for Fianna Fáil about going in with Fine Gael

Mar 6th 2016, 7:56 PM 40,000 Views 121 Comments

Patience is the message.

'It was like being hit by a truck at 100 miles per hour' - Former TDs on the devastation of losing their seats
# When The Dust Settles
# 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

Mar 6th 2016, 3:19 PM 39,080 Views 93 Comments

High-profile casualties of the election have opened up about the pain of not being reelected.

Getting more women in the Dáil can't be a once off thing, such progress must continue
# Opinion
# Opinion

Getting more women in the Dáil can't be a once off thing, such progress must continue

Mar 6th 2016, 8:00 AM 102 Views 57 Comments

In comparison to the 2011 general election, there has been an increase of over 40% in the number of women in the Dáil.

# election-2016 - Saturday 5 March, 2016

Abolishing water charges is a return to the policies that collapsed our economy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Abolishing water charges is a return to the policies that collapsed our economy

Mar 5th 2016, 8:00 AM 619 Views 319 Comments

Troika observers reading our newspapers must be banging their heads against their desks and screaming at their monitors: “You’re. Screwing. It. Up. Again.”

THE COMEBACK KIDS - the TDs from Bertie Ahern's last government who are back at the top table
# Guess Who's Back
# Guess Who's Back

THE COMEBACK KIDS - the TDs from Bertie Ahern's last government who are back at the top table

Mar 5th 2016, 7:00 AM 21,638 Views 26 Comments

Quite a few TDs that lost out during the 2011 election purge have managed to regain their seats.

# election-2016 - Friday 4 March, 2016

The Independent Alliance had a "constructive" meeting with Enda
# The Dance Begins
# The Dance Begins

The Independent Alliance had a "constructive" meeting with Enda

Mar 4th 2016, 1:15 PM 31,407 Views 119 Comments

It comes ahead of the vote for Taoiseach next Thursday.

Leo responds to Alan Shatter's dig, says he's 'charming as always'
# Backing Enda
# Backing Enda

Leo responds to Alan Shatter's dig, says he's 'charming as always'

Mar 4th 2016, 12:21 PM 31,651 Views 50 Comments

“We won’t just stay in government for the sake of it, we won’t be clinging to power.”

Half of Irish people think freer abortion access should be priority for next government
# Choice
# Choice

Half of Irish people think freer abortion access should be priority for next government

Mar 4th 2016, 10:00 AM 13,574 Views 255 Comments

Almost three quarters of the people polled think there should be a referendum to allow the people to vote on the Eighth amendment.

It's over: Election candidates have until midnight to remove their posters
# Poster Watch
# Poster Watch

It's over: Election candidates have until midnight to remove their posters

Mar 4th 2016, 9:54 AM 12,030 Views 44 Comments

Local authority regulations require political candidates to take down their election materials within seven days of polling.

Fianna Fáil are back, and they're no longer 'male, stale and outside the Pale'
# Analysis
# Analysis

Fianna Fáil are back, and they're no longer 'male, stale and outside the Pale'

Mar 4th 2016, 8:00 AM 29,537 Views 66 Comments

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.

# election-2016 - Thursday 3 March, 2016

'We are all hurting': Joan's e-mail to Labour members
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

'We are all hurting': Joan's e-mail to Labour members

Mar 3rd 2016, 8:30 PM 21,470 Views 78 Comments

The Tánaiste and Labour said the party must “reflect, rebuild and renew” following its worst election ever.

How the three main parties lost their stranglehold on Irish politics - in just a decade
# Redrawing The Map
# Redrawing The Map

How the three main parties lost their stranglehold on Irish politics - in just a decade

Mar 3rd 2016, 6:59 PM 22,084 Views 51 Comments

Sinn Féin, Independents and the smaller parties have achieved the biggest shift in recent political history – but will it last?

THE LOSERS: The TDs we're saying goodbye to after they lost their seats
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

THE LOSERS: The TDs we're saying goodbye to after they lost their seats

Mar 3rd 2016, 6:40 PM 143,166 Views 104 Comments

It’s been a rough couple of days for these well-known faces.

Former Dublin mayor Royston Brady has a bone to pick with 'pyjama-wearing' water charge boycotters
# Royston Weighs In
# Royston Weighs In

Former Dublin mayor Royston Brady has a bone to pick with 'pyjama-wearing' water charge boycotters

Mar 3rd 2016, 3:32 PM 34,245 Views 140 Comments

Ex-Fianna Fáil councillor Royston Brady says he has no problem with paying for water in his adopted home of Florida.

Labour just had the worst election in its 104-year history
# The Red Wedding
# The Red Wedding

Labour just had the worst election in its 104-year history

Mar 3rd 2016, 11:59 AM 45,760 Views 146 Comments

It might sound impossible, but Labour’s devastating defeat is even worse than it looks.

Labour's Willie Penrose has taken the last Dáil seat after an epic count
# Overnight Count
# Overnight Count

Labour's Willie Penrose has taken the last Dáil seat after an epic count

Mar 3rd 2016, 10:06 AM 36,967 Views 105 Comments

The marathon count went on all night – here’s who’s left standing this morning…

Water charges high on agenda as Enda and Micheál gear up for crunch talks
# Stalemate
# Stalemate

Water charges high on agenda as Enda and Micheál gear up for crunch talks

Mar 3rd 2016, 9:13 AM 13,490 Views 90 Comments

The Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil leaders will be mulling over government options with their respective parliamentary parties today.

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