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# Election 2016

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9 things you need to know about the final Leaders' Debate of the election
We’re almost there folks.
The real star of tonight's debate was #TheCreak in RTÉ's floor
The final Leaders' Debate of the 2016 general election
It’s make or break time for the four main party leaders.
The TrailFix: The curious case of Enda, Micheál and the rotating taoiseach
The best and worst bits from today’s #ge16 campaign trail.
John Giles buried a penalty on a minister today
You never lose it.
Sinn Féin looking into claim that canvasser told constituent to 'f*** off'
The incident is alleged to have happened on a doorstep in Dublin Bay North last week.
Mattie calls in the guards after local paper labels him a Fine Gael candidate
The independent TD said it “beggars belief” that the mistake was made by The Nationalist.
"People will open the door, see I'm a canvasser and sigh"
Canvassing for a political party can be tough – but it’s also addictive, writes Sharon Nolan.
Here's what all of the parties' general election promises mean for your wallet’s calculator aims to show how the plans of the main parties will affect your take home pay.
'Tired and hungry': Labour minister explains why she walked out of local radio debate
Ann Phelan was not impressed with a debate on KCLR FM last night.
'Fianna Fáil act as though they were formed in 2011'
Aodhán Ó Ríordáin is not impressed with the Soldiers of Destiny.
Vincent Browne's People's Debate wraps up after mammoth 40 shows
The veteran journalist was in the Taoiseach’s constituency of Mayo – however, Enda Kenny did not make an appearance.
More bad news for Labour in the latest opinion poll
Is a Fine Gael Fianna Fáil coalition on the horizon?
This Donegal election candidate has agreed to go on a date with a voter
But on one condition.
8 notable GAA figures hoping to win a seat in the Dáil this Friday
There are a number of well-known GAA faces in the running for seats.
Most people would give up tax cuts for greater spending on health services
Over half of people would forgo tax cuts for greater investment in health.
The TrailFix: When will Enda stop putting his foot in it?
The best and worst bits from today’s #ge16 campaign trail.
Gardaí called after Sinn Féin leaflets 'removed from letterboxes'
A dispute between Fine Gael TD James Bannon and Sinn Féin hopeful Paul Hogan saw the gardaí called in Longford this evening.
'Sick and tired': Death from a thousand cuts in Dublin Bay North
Ronan Duffy finds his home constituency squeezed on all sides by stressed services and families labouring under extra charges.
'Mea culpa and I’m sorry about that': Enda finally apologises for THAT 'whingers' remark
Opposition politicians have heavily criticised the Taoiseach for remarks in Castlebar on Saturday.
RTE receives 'a number of formal complaints' over Friday's Late Late Show
Crime correspondent Paul Williams took aim at gangland criminals – and Sinn Féin.
Home repossessions have gone through the roof in Ireland in the last year
Repossessions of residential properties in Ireland for the first nine months of 2015 were up a whopping 80% from all of 2014 put together.
Candidate says Fine Gael's 'boys club mentality' has her 'making the tea'
Stephanie Regan believes she has been “jettisoned” by her own party in Dublin Bay North.
Woman taken to hospital after being struck on head by election poster
The woman had to have a gash in her head glued back together and is now recovering at home.
Step inside the 1916 tour bus and see if you're up for the fight
Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe had a go this morning.
Not to be outdone by the Healy-Raes, Mattie McGrath's released a pizza-based election song
Lucinda the 'watchdog' thinks someone's out to smear her character
The Renua leader said the election is “make or break” for her party.
Micheál and Enda were heckled on the campaign trail this morning
The Fianna Fáil leader was confronted by anti-austerity protesters.
Gerry Adams says he asked a Sinn Féin member about Brian Stack's murder
But another member is “unavailable to him”.
A local radio station made election candidates handle a snake live on air
Four candidates came face-to-face with Caesar, a six-foot snake, in KCLR’s Carlow studios.
Forestry minister's posters nailed to trees in Tipperary
A party spokesperson said the posters were all removed after it was brought to their attention.
Leo Varadkar got whacked with a microphone during last night's Election Special
Poor Leo.
Donegal: a 'forgotten' county or one with renewed community spirit?
Michael Sheils McNamee examines the disconnect between the nation’s perception of ‘poor’ Donegal – and how it views itself.
Fianna Fáil are surging but Sinn Féin are slipping, a new poll says
Labour are down one point to 6%.
Meet the five young candidates looking to shake things up in the Dáil
Established politicans may be getting all the attention in this general election campaign, but there are signs of a new style of politics emerging among younger candidates. We speak to five hopefuls under the age of 25.
FactCheck: Does Northern Ireland really have four times more homelessness than us?’s GE16 FactCheck tests some startling claims about Sinn Féin’s record north of the border.
What if we could call the election result before it even happens?
David Higgins has spent the past year building a statistical model which he hopes will accurately predict the outcome of the general election next week.
'My classmates are twice as likely to get a job as I am when I graduate'
A new campaign highlights the challenges faced by people with disabilities.
Here's what political parties would do for Irish film and music if you elect them
We had a look at the main parties’ arts policies to see what they promise.
An absolutely roaring Enda slams 'economic cesspit' that Fianna Fáil left behind
The Taoiseach was finding new decibel levels ahead of next week’s election.