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# Election

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# Economy
Joe Biden proposes 'Buy American' campaign to bolster US firms
The former vice-president has called for $700 million to be spent on supporting manufacturing and technology firms.
# Fine Gael
Coveney says 'we can't rule out' another general election
Members of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party are currently voting on whether or not to back the programme for government.
# Courts
Senators go to High Court to seek declaration that Seanad can sit without Taoiseach's appointees
There have been concerns that legislation could not be passed without a full complement of senators in place.
# the seanad
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.
# Seanad
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.
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
'Some validity' in criticism of Fine Gael Seanad candidates, says Varadkar
The party has 11 female candidates running for election in the Seanad.
# another election
Your Seanad election guide: How you can (or why you can't) vote for the next batch of senators
Here’s what you need to know.
# red line issues
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.
# It's All Over
Election posters need to be taken down by midnight tonight
If you spot a poster around your area after today, contact your local authority.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you keep your vote private?
Do you tell people how you vote?
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.
# ge2020
Turnout for Saturday election was fourth-lowest ever in history of the State
Turnout was actually down by over two percentage points.
# On the rise
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.
# Independent alliance
'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”.
# ge2020
'Kingmakers' and 'political marmite': How the general election is being reported across the world
Sinn Féin’s performance is of particular interest.
# ge2020
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.
# gola island
In Photos: Voting takes place on Gola island off the Donegal coast
The isle lies two kilometres off the north west coast.
# ge2020
'Completely ridiculous': Department criticised over last-minute information for voters with sight loss
There are 55,000 people in Ireland living with sight loss.
# the new radicals
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.
# blowing in the wind
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.
# out of 10
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.
# the candidate podcast
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.
# Election
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.
# Prime Time
Mary Lou McDonald to appear in RTÉ party leaders' debate
The decision came after a meeting of the RTÉ Election Steering Group.
# Dublin South West
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.
# out of 10
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.
# ge2020
'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’.
# Your Say
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.
# Your Say
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
# Your Say
Poll: Will you vote along party lines on 8 February?
Do you have a strong allegiance to a political party?
# ge2020
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.
# ge2020
'Nutters' dismissal, Leo in a forklift and 'silly attacks': Parties get out for the first full day on the campaign trail
The Taoiseach hit the road to Monaghan.
# poster wars
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.
# ge2020
This will be the first Saturday general election since 1918
Some referendums have taken place on Saturdays.
# february poll
'Political stunt' or 'a government drawing to a finish': Election fever has officially taken hold
Several politicians have taken to the airwaves this morning.
# General Election
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’.
# it's on
'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.
# Your Say
Poll: Who would you vote for if a general election was held today?
February 2020 will mark four years since the last general election.