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#Election

# election - Sunday 9 August, 2020

Belarus braces for protests as incumbent Lukashenko appears to win presidential election
# Exit Poll
# Exit Poll

Belarus braces for protests as incumbent Lukashenko appears to win presidential election

Aug 9th 2020, 7:10 PM 28,917 Views 42 Comments

Alexander Lukashenko has ruled the ex-Soviet country since 1994, making him Europe’s longest serving leader.

# election - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

'It's hard to be optimistic': Many Poles in Ireland uneasy at re-election of populist president
# Election
# Election

'It's hard to be optimistic': Many Poles in Ireland uneasy at re-election of populist president

Jul 14th 2020, 6:10 AM 28,868 Views 52 Comments

Andrzej Duda saw off a liberal challenger in a closely fought contest.

# election - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Joe Biden proposes 'Buy American' campaign to bolster US firms
# Economy
# Economy

Joe Biden proposes 'Buy American' campaign to bolster US firms

Jul 9th 2020, 2:58 PM 9,908 Views 21 Comments

The former vice-president has called for $700 million to be spent on supporting manufacturing and technology firms.

# election - Monday 22 June, 2020

Coveney says 'we can't rule out' another general election
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Coveney says 'we can't rule out' another general election

Jun 22nd 2020, 9:14 AM 37,327 Views 120 Comments

Members of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party are currently voting on whether or not to back the programme for government.

# election - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Senators go to High Court to seek declaration that Seanad can sit without Taoiseach's appointees
# Courts
# Courts

Senators go to High Court to seek declaration that Seanad can sit without Taoiseach's appointees

Jun 16th 2020, 12:53 PM 5,951 Views 0 Comments

There have been concerns that legislation could not be passed without a full complement of senators in place.

# election - Friday 3 April, 2020

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

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

Updated Apr 3rd 2020, 10:20 PM 77,891 Views 101 Comments

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
# Seanad
# Seanad

Three former TDs elected to the Seanad as counting continues

Updated Mar 31st 2020, 12:58 PM 49,607 Views 73 Comments

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
# US Election
# US Election

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

Mar 11th 2020, 7:00 PM 15,440 Views 38 Comments

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
# Election
# Election

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

Mar 7th 2020, 6:48 PM 32,323 Views 44 Comments

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

# election - Sunday 16 February, 2020

Your Seanad election guide: How you can (or why you can't) vote for the next batch of senators
# Another Election
# Another Election

Your Seanad election guide: How you can (or why you can't) vote for the next batch of senators

Feb 16th 2020, 11:00 AM 33,641 Views 27 Comments

Here’s what you need to know.

Was childcare really that big an issue for voters in the general election?
# Red Line Issues
# Red Line Issues

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

Feb 16th 2020, 6:30 AM 13,537 Views 26 Comments

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
# It's All Over
# It's All Over

Election posters need to be taken down by midnight tonight

Feb 15th 2020, 6:00 AM 24,143 Views 54 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Do you keep your vote private?

Feb 11th 2020, 9:18 AM 38,000 Views 72 Comments

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'

Feb 10th 2020, 9:07 AM 23,057 Views 78 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Feb 10th 2020, 12:36 AM 27,290 Views 55 Comments

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
# On The Rise
# On The Rise

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

Feb 9th 2020, 10:00 PM 21,251 Views 40 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 9th 2020, 7:30 PM 91,238 Views 156 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Feb 9th 2020, 10:42 AM 28,662 Views 33 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Feb 8th 2020, 10:03 PM 141,929 Views 406 Comments

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
# Gola Island
# Gola Island

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

Feb 7th 2020, 10:40 PM 18,440 Views 12 Comments

The isle lies two kilometres off the north west coast.

'Completely ridiculous': Department criticised over last-minute information for voters with sight loss
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Feb 7th 2020, 6:31 PM 16,716 Views 10 Comments

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?
# The New Radicals
# The New Radicals

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

Feb 6th 2020, 7:38 PM 9,204 Views 15 Comments

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
# Blowing In The Wind

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

Updated Feb 5th 2020, 6:35 PM 261,135 Views 45 Comments

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?
# Out Of 10
# Out Of 10

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

Feb 4th 2020, 10:45 PM 143,657 Views 386 Comments

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
# The Candidate Podcast
# The Candidate Podcast

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

Feb 4th 2020, 3:46 PM 13,324 Views 133 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 4th 2020, 12:00 PM 17,391 Views 15 Comments

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
# Prime Time
# Prime Time

Mary Lou McDonald to appear in RTÉ party leaders' debate

Updated Feb 3rd 2020, 6:13 PM 56,418 Views 246 Comments

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
# Dublin South West
# Dublin South West

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

Feb 2nd 2020, 9:30 AM 76,232 Views 28 Comments

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?
# Out Of 10
# Out Of 10

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

Jan 30th 2020, 10:30 PM 63,035 Views 170 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Jan 29th 2020, 5:02 PM 10,672 Views 53 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Jan 28th 2020, 8:19 AM 35,581 Views 137 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Jan 22nd 2020, 10:47 AM 35,058 Views 88 Comments

The polling date is just over two weeks away.

Opinion: Young people don't vote? You may be right, but we might surprise you
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Jan 22nd 2020, 9:10 AM 14,221 Views 72 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Jan 19th 2020, 11:00 AM 37,298 Views 149 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Jan 16th 2020, 6:45 AM 21,694 Views 98 Comments

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

# election - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

'Nutters' dismissal, Leo in a forklift and 'silly attacks': Parties get out for the first full day on the campaign trail
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'Nutters' dismissal, Leo in a forklift and 'silly attacks': Parties get out for the first full day on the campaign trail

Updated Jan 15th 2020, 6:00 PM 30,227 Views 91 Comments

The Taoiseach hit the road to Monaghan.

# election - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

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

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

Jan 14th 2020, 8:20 PM 14,831 Views 51 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

This will be the first Saturday general election since 1918

Jan 14th 2020, 11:48 AM 21,206 Views 52 Comments

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
# February Poll
# February Poll

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

Jan 13th 2020, 10:32 AM 15,636 Views 39 Comments

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
# General Election
# General Election

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

Updated Jan 12th 2020, 5:50 PM 36,447 Views 159 Comments

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