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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 49,659 Views 73 Comments

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
# US Election
# US Election

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

Mar 11th 2020, 7:00 PM 15,454 Views 38 Comments

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

'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 32,351 Views 44 Comments

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

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 34,001 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 13,562 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 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 24,209 Views 54 Comments

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

Poll: Do you keep your vote private?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you keep your vote private?

Feb 11th 2020, 9:18 AM 38,019 Views 72 Comments

Do you tell people how you vote?

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 23,103 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 27,585 Views 55 Comments

Turnout was actually down by over two percentage points.

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 21,283 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 91,302 Views 157 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 28,678 Views 33 Comments

Sinn Féin’s performance is of particular interest.

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 141,967 Views 406 Comments

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

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 18,463 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 16,756 Views 10 Comments

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

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 9,299 Views 15 Comments

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

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 261,192 Views 45 Comments

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

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 143,693 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 13,352 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 17,400 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.

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 56,446 Views 246 Comments

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

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 76,284 Views 28 Comments

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

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 63,071 Views 170 Comments

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

'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 10,685 Views 53 Comments

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

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 35,606 Views 137 Comments

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

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 35,073 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 14,547 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.

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 37,317 Views 149 Comments

Do you have a strong allegiance to a political party?

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 21,740 Views 98 Comments

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

'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 30,246 Views 91 Comments

The Taoiseach hit the road to Monaghan.

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 14,860 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 21,231 Views 52 Comments

Some referendums have taken place on Saturdays.

'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 15,656 Views 39 Comments

Several politicians have taken to the airwaves this morning.

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 36,466 Views 159 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 8th 2020, 1:47 PM 18,127 Views 40 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 3rd 2020, 7:30 AM 72,660 Views 135 Comments

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

Poll: Do you want a general election in 2020?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you want a general election in 2020?

Jan 2nd 2020, 8:00 AM 37,361 Views 110 Comments

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

Spotify to suspend political advertising in 2020
# US Election
# US Election

Spotify to suspend political advertising in 2020

Dec 27th 2019, 8:04 PM 7,310 Views 7 Comments

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

Fine Gael confirms Verona Murphy to be dropped from party's general election ticket
# Off The Ticket
# Off The Ticket

Fine Gael confirms Verona Murphy to be dropped from party's general election ticket

Updated Dec 18th 2019, 10:38 PM 50,785 Views 93 Comments

It’s in the wake of a controversial by-election campaign which saw her come in for sustained criticism.