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#Election

# election - Friday 3 April, 2020

Here are all the Senators elected to the 26th Seanad with all seats filled

The identities of the 11 Taoiseach’s nominees will remain unknown.

# election - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Three former TDs elected to the Seanad as counting continues

Sinn Féin’s Fintan Warfield and Fine Gael councillor John McGahon also won a seat.

# election - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Super Tuesday 2 makes Joe Biden the Democratic nominee in-waiting

Biden was all but counted out by most onlookers before recently, writes Larry Donnelly.

# election - Saturday 7 March, 2020

'Some validity' in criticism of Fine Gael Seanad candidates, says Varadkar

The party has 11 female candidates running for election in the Seanad.

# election - Sunday 16 February, 2020

Was childcare really that big an issue for voters in the general election?

It was a prominent topic throughout the election but just 3% of voters said it was the most important deciding factor for them.

# election - Saturday 15 February, 2020

Election posters need to be taken down by midnight tonight

If you spot a poster around your area after today, contact your local authority.

# election - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Poll: Do you keep your vote private? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you keep your vote private?

Do you tell people how you vote?

# election - Monday 10 February, 2020

McDonald: 'I've made contact with Greens, Soc Dems and PBP about government formation'

McDonald: 'I've made contact with Greens, Soc Dems and PBP about government formation'

She said her preference would be to form a government without Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil.

Turnout for Saturday election was fourth-lowest ever in history of the State

Turnout was actually down by over two percentage points.

# election - Sunday 9 February, 2020

From a handful of TDs to a 'seismic' surge: Sinn Féin's long and winding road to electoral breakthrough

Three elections ago, the party only won four seats in the Dáil.

'It's disappointing': Outgoing minister Shane Ross loses seat in Dublin Rathdown

He said he believed the Independent Alliance had been able to achieve a lot in government without “rocking the boat”.

'Kingmakers' and 'political marmite': How the general election is being reported across the world

Sinn Féin’s performance is of particular interest.

# election - Saturday 8 February, 2020

It’s a tie: Fine Gael, Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil all at 22% in exit poll

The exit poll was commissioned by RTÉ, The Irish Times, TG4 and UCD and carried out by Ipsos MRBI.

# election - Friday 7 February, 2020

In Photos: Voting takes place on Gola island off the Donegal coast

The isle lies two kilometres off the north west coast.

'Completely ridiculous': Department criticised over last-minute information for voters with sight loss

There are 55,000 people in Ireland living with sight loss.

# election - Thursday 6 February, 2020

From alliances to acrimony: Why is the Irish left so fond of a split?

A brief history of the left-wing splits and alliances of the past decade.

# election - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Storm Ciara to arrive on election day before 'extremely disturbed' weather next week Blowing In The Wind This post contains videos

Storm Ciara to arrive on election day before 'extremely disturbed' weather next week

The storm is set to bring wet and windy weather this weekend.

# election - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Leader ratings: How did you rate the party leaders in tonight's Prime Time debate?

Miriam O’Callaghan and David McCullagh hosted the RTÉ debate this evening.

What's your big election question for Leo Varadkar? It's YOUR chance to ask

We want to know what matters to you. Get your questions in.

Explainer: Why was the election postponed in Tipperary and what happens now?

An independent candidate died yesterday – and now it looks like Tipperary won’t get to vote until the end of the month.

# election - Monday 3 February, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald to appear in RTÉ party leaders' debate

The decision came after a meeting of the RTÉ Election Steering Group.

# election - Sunday 2 February, 2020

From Tallaght to Rathfarnham, the fight is on in one of Dublin's most unpredictable battlegrounds

There are five sitting TDs running but we went canvassing with two hopefuls.

# election - Thursday 30 January, 2020

Leader ratings: How did you rate the party leaders in tonight's Virgin Media One debate?

Matt Cooper and Ivan Yates helmed the debate at Ballymount tonight.

# election - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

'We're not trying to scare people': Coveney says Brexit not coming up on the doorsteps, but that might change

Coveney said Brexit is coming at us like a ‘freight train’.

# election - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Poll: Are live debates influencing how you'll vote in the General Election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are live debates influencing how you'll vote in the General Election?

Last night, the seven leaders from the main political parties took part in a live TV debate.

# election - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Poll: Will you vote in the general election on 8 February? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you vote in the general election on 8 February?

The polling date is just over two weeks away.

Opinion: Young people don't vote? You may be right, but we might surprise you

Without a willingness to inform ourselves and vote, we simply have no leg to stand on, write Adam Hallissey and Ben Quigley, creators of Progressivebrief.com.

# election - Sunday 19 January, 2020

Poll: Will you vote along party lines on 8 February? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you vote along party lines on 8 February?

Do you have a strong allegiance to a political party?

# election - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Micheál says he won't use the government jet to fly back home to Cork if he becomes Taoiseach

Martin said ministers do need to travel abroad from time-to-time.

# election - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

# election - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Explainer: The dos, don'ts and expected rows around candidate election posters

Love them or loathe them, there’ll be no avoiding them over the next three and a half weeks.

This will be the first Saturday general election since 1918

Some referendums have taken place on Saturdays.

# election - Monday 13 January, 2020

'Political stunt' or 'a government drawing to a finish': Election fever has officially taken hold

Several politicians have taken to the airwaves this morning.

# election - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Leo Varadkar has 'made a decision' on the election but won't tell us what it is yet

The Taoiseach told RTÉ’s This Week that ‘there is protocol around this’.

# election - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

'No big surprise if the Dáil doesn't return next week': Campaigning well under way as FG target FF housing policy

Fine Gael general election candidates have been given a document targeting Fianna Fáil’s housing policy.

# election - Friday 3 January, 2020

Poll: Who would you vote for if a general election was held today? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who would you vote for if a general election was held today?

February 2020 will mark four years since the last general election.

# election - Thursday 2 January, 2020

Poll: Do you want a general election in 2020? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want a general election in 2020?

The Dáil could run until 2021 – but would you rather go to the polls before then?

# election - Friday 27 December, 2019

Spotify to suspend political advertising in 2020

The company said it does not have the necessary level of robustness in its systems to responsibly validate and review this content.

# election - Saturday 21 December, 2019

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s all the news you need to know as you start your day.

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