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#Election

# election - Friday 24 May, 2019

Exit poll shows Greens will top European poll in Dublin amid big gains for the party
# Divorce Referendum
# Divorce Referendum

Exit poll shows Greens will top European poll in Dublin amid big gains for the party

May 24th 2019, 10:08 PM 117,624 Views 224 Comments

The exit poll has Ciarán Cuffe on 23%, with Fine Gael’s Frances Fitzgerald on 14%.

Poll: Will you be voting today?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you be voting today?

May 24th 2019, 8:56 AM 27,820 Views 94 Comments

Polls close at 10pm.

# election - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

101 problems: Election posters blocking traffic signals and obstructing paths in Dublin
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

101 problems: Election posters blocking traffic signals and obstructing paths in Dublin

May 15th 2019, 12:05 AM 31,522 Views 81 Comments

Most complaints are about posters being at a height that is too low or are obstructing traffic signals and signs.

# election - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Micheál Martin says some people on the doorsteps are calling on him to pull the plug on this government
# Go For It
# Go For It

Micheál Martin says some people on the doorsteps are calling on him to pull the plug on this government

May 9th 2019, 6:30 PM 26,715 Views 88 Comments

‘People do say to me in some areas – go for it,’ said Martin.

# election - Sunday 5 May, 2019

RTÉ now lists all candidates in a constituency whenever one is mentioned on air
# European Election
# European Election

RTÉ now lists all candidates in a constituency whenever one is mentioned on air

May 5th 2019, 6:00 AM 19,567 Views 15 Comments

How does RTÉ achieve balance with its election coverage? The ‘stopwatch’ approach and listing all its candidates.

# election - Monday 29 April, 2019

Spanish election: PM's party stays in power as far-right wins seats for first time since Franco's death
# Vox Pops
# Vox Pops

Spanish election: PM's party stays in power as far-right wins seats for first time since Franco's death

Apr 29th 2019, 7:17 AM 12,080 Views 24 Comments

The Socialist Party fell short of an absolute majority, but increased its share of seats since the last election in 2016.

# election - Friday 19 April, 2019

Indian man chops off index finger in desperation after voting for wrong party in national election
# Uttar Pradesh
# Uttar Pradesh

Indian man chops off index finger in desperation after voting for wrong party in national election

Apr 19th 2019, 5:38 PM 22,829 Views 47 Comments

Pawan Kumar became confused by the symbols on the electronic voting machine.

# election - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Incumbent Ukrainian president pleads for support as comedian looks set to win the presidency
# Mr President
# Mr President

Incumbent Ukrainian president pleads for support as comedian looks set to win the presidency

Apr 18th 2019, 10:35 PM 20,856 Views 40 Comments

In a televised address the incumbent pleaded with voters to support him.

# election - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Candidates in more than 150 election areas to go poster free for upcoming elections
# Environment
# Environment

Candidates in more than 150 election areas to go poster free for upcoming elections

Apr 17th 2019, 10:20 PM 16,317 Views 54 Comments

After an eight-week campaign 91 candidates have said they are going poster free.

# election - Sunday 14 April, 2019

A bit of a breather: Brexit has been delayed for up to 6 months, so what's next?
# Flextension
# Flextension

A bit of a breather: Brexit has been delayed for up to 6 months, so what's next?

Apr 14th 2019, 10:00 PM 16,744 Views 14 Comments

No-deal planning has stopped, European election planning has started, and the May-Corbyn talks go on.

# election - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Netanyahu set to remain Prime Minister as rival concedes defeat
# Israel
# Israel

Netanyahu set to remain Prime Minister as rival concedes defeat

Updated Apr 10th 2019, 6:15 PM 28,203 Views 141 Comments

The win would likely see ‘Bibi’ become the longest-serving leader of the country.

# election - Monday 1 April, 2019

As MPs can't agree what to do about Brexit, EU warns 'our patience is running out'
# COME WHAT MAY
# COME WHAT MAY

As MPs can't agree what to do about Brexit, EU warns 'our patience is running out'

Updated Apr 1st 2019, 8:47 AM 27,014 Views 51 Comments

The House of Commons is set to vote on a number of options today.

# election - Friday 22 March, 2019

Expect some not-so-subtle election promises as Fine Gaelers land in Wexford
# Fine Gael National Conference
# Fine Gael National Conference

Expect some not-so-subtle election promises as Fine Gaelers land in Wexford

Mar 22nd 2019, 6:00 AM 15,266 Views 43 Comments

‘Let’s take Ireland forward together’ is the theme of the Fine Gael’s National Spring conference, which kicks off today in Wexford.

# election - Sunday 10 March, 2019

North Korea's election: There's just one approved name on today's ballot
# Kim Jong One
# Kim Jong One

North Korea's election: There's just one approved name on today's ballot

Mar 10th 2019, 5:00 PM 22,833 Views 43 Comments

Analysts say the election is held largely as a political rite to enable the authorities to claim a mandate from the people.

# election - Saturday 2 March, 2019

'It can feel daunting': Ireland's first Deaf candidate wants to break down the electoral barriers
# Local Elections
# Local Elections

'It can feel daunting': Ireland's first Deaf candidate wants to break down the electoral barriers

Mar 2nd 2019, 8:30 PM 20,155 Views 20 Comments

30-year-old Micheál Kelliher is running as an Independents 4 Change candidate in the Cabra-Glasnevin constituency.

# election - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Billy Kelleher says he wants to head to Europe as MEP Brian Crowley to outline his intentions tomorrow
# European Elections
# European Elections

Billy Kelleher says he wants to head to Europe as MEP Brian Crowley to outline his intentions tomorrow

Jan 16th 2019, 4:46 PM 19,689 Views 44 Comments

Billy Kelleher voiced his interest in contesting the European elections today.

# election - Monday 31 December, 2018

Bangladesh prime minister re-elected amid violent clashes in which at least 17 people were killed
# Landslide
# Landslide

Bangladesh prime minister re-elected amid violent clashes in which at least 17 people were killed

Dec 31st 2018, 10:28 AM 6,199 Views 3 Comments

Opposition politicians have condemned the election as “farcical”, claiming vote-rigging took place.

# election - Sunday 30 December, 2018

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?

Dec 30th 2018, 8:00 PM 43,170 Views 150 Comments

February 2019 will mark three years since the last general election.

# election - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Poll: Do you want a general election in 2019?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you want a general election in 2019?

Dec 29th 2018, 7:30 PM 30,963 Views 127 Comments

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

# election - Friday 28 December, 2018

E-voting machines won't be returning for future elections
# Polls
# Polls

E-voting machines won't be returning for future elections

Dec 28th 2018, 7:15 AM 9,982 Views 22 Comments

The minister said Irish citizens have no urge to depart from the pencil and the ballot paper.

# election - Sunday 9 December, 2018

100 years ago this week, Sinn Féin swept to power in the historic 1918 General Election
# Election 18
# Election 18

100 years ago this week, Sinn Féin swept to power in the historic 1918 General Election

Dec 9th 2018, 7:57 PM 16,733 Views 73 Comments

The election was a monumental moment in Irish history.

# election - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Poll: Should Irish citizens living abroad be allowed to vote in the Irish presidential election?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Irish citizens living abroad be allowed to vote in the Irish presidential election?

Dec 6th 2018, 8:14 AM 26,913 Views 154 Comments

It’s understood a referendum on the matter will be held next May.

# election - Friday 9 November, 2018

Florida is on the verge of another election recount; Trump calls it 'a disgrace'
# Democracy Dude
# Democracy Dude

Florida is on the verge of another election recount; Trump calls it 'a disgrace'

Nov 9th 2018, 11:04 PM 38,717 Views 27 Comments

The “purple” state will learn tomorrow whether there will be recounts in two bitter and tight US Midterm election races.

# election - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

As it happened: No 'blue wave', no big upsets, and a big win for Congress diversity
Live Nov 7th 2018, 6:30 AM

As it happened: No 'blue wave', no big upsets, and a big win for Congress diversity

# election - Saturday 3 November, 2018

'The vote was built on hate': Brazilians in Ireland react to election of far-right president Bolsonaro
# Jair Bolsonaro
# Jair Bolsonaro

'The vote was built on hate': Brazilians in Ireland react to election of far-right president Bolsonaro

Nov 3rd 2018, 7:30 AM 26,330 Views 129 Comments

The far-right politician has previously said he is “very proud” to be homophobic.

# election - Saturday 27 October, 2018

What is the long-term impact of Peter Casey's result on Irish politics, if there is one?
# Opinion
# Opinion

What is the long-term impact of Peter Casey's result on Irish politics, if there is one?

Oct 27th 2018, 8:30 PM 39,091 Views 103 Comments

Ireland may be resistant to the temptations of populism but we are not immune, writes Larry Donnelly.

This has been the lowest turnout in Irish presidential election history
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

This has been the lowest turnout in Irish presidential election history

Oct 27th 2018, 8:14 PM 23,777 Views 45 Comments

Just 43.87% of the electorate voted in the presidential election.

# election - Friday 26 October, 2018

Here's your guide to voting in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum
# Vote Vote Vote
# Vote Vote Vote

Here's your guide to voting in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum

Oct 26th 2018, 8:00 AM 44,792 Views 47 Comments

What, when, where – and a bit of who and which, if you need help with that as well.

# election - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Here's what the presidential candidates think about Trump, Brexit and the Eighth Amendment
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

Here's what the presidential candidates think about Trump, Brexit and the Eighth Amendment

Oct 17th 2018, 12:05 AM 33,087 Views 37 Comments

We’ve asked the six nominees why they are running and where they stand on a number of important issues.

# election - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Poll: Are live debates influencing how you'll vote in the presidential election?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are live debates influencing how you'll vote in the presidential election?

Oct 16th 2018, 8:34 AM 31,450 Views 60 Comments

Last night, four of the six presidential candidates took part in the first TV debate of the campaign.

# election - Sunday 14 October, 2018

Polarising presidential candidates seek broader appeal ahead of Brazil's run-off election
# Bolsonaro V Haddad
# Bolsonaro V Haddad

Polarising presidential candidates seek broader appeal ahead of Brazil's run-off election

Oct 14th 2018, 7:00 PM 10,455 Views 11 Comments

The two remaining candidates launched rejigged campaigns this week.

# election - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Naughten leaves Fine Gael short on numbers, but Brexit may mean we avoid an election
# Thin Ice
# Thin Ice

Naughten leaves Fine Gael short on numbers, but Brexit may mean we avoid an election

Oct 13th 2018, 9:00 AM 8,843 Views 42 Comments

The slight Dáil majority enjoyed by Fine Gael has become even more wafer-thin in recent weeks.

Most Irish people want election campaign posters banned
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

Most Irish people want election campaign posters banned

Oct 13th 2018, 8:30 AM 18,407 Views 41 Comments

In a survey of 1,000 adults, 77% responded that they wanted a ban on presidential posters.

# election - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Poll: The budget is done, now do you want an election?
# Moving Swiftly Along
# Moving Swiftly Along

Poll: The budget is done, now do you want an election?

Oct 10th 2018, 8:42 AM 30,576 Views 113 Comments

Does one logically follow the other?

# election - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Today is your final chance to register to vote in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum
# Quick Quick Quick
# Quick Quick Quick

Today is your final chance to register to vote in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum

Oct 9th 2018, 10:20 AM 19,432 Views 88 Comments

Get your skates on.

# election - Monday 8 October, 2018

Far-right candidate Bolsonaro wins Brazil vote but not outright victory
# First Round
# First Round

Far-right candidate Bolsonaro wins Brazil vote but not outright victory

Oct 8th 2018, 7:30 AM 12,289 Views 55 Comments

The former paratrooper was stabbed while campaigning in September.

# election - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Poll: Are you registered to vote?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you registered to vote?

Oct 6th 2018, 10:14 AM 15,513 Views 34 Comments

The deadline to register to vote in this month’s election and referendum is fast approaching.

# election - Monday 1 October, 2018

Poll: Do you think mayors should be elected directly?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think mayors should be elected directly?

Oct 1st 2018, 9:58 AM 18,294 Views 48 Comments

Should constituents directly elect their mayor, or should councillors retain that responsibility.

# election - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Poll: Should the use of posters during election campaigns be scrapped?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the use of posters during election campaigns be scrapped?

Sep 26th 2018, 9:45 AM 38,249 Views 87 Comments

One presidential candidate already said they won’t use posters during their campaign.

The manner in which Gemma O'Doherty's candidacy was railroaded reinforces her main arguments
# Opinion
# Opinion

The manner in which Gemma O'Doherty's candidacy was railroaded reinforces her main arguments

Sep 26th 2018, 7:00 AM 49,373 Views 98 Comments

Political power in Ireland is held entirely in the hands of a small elite, who govern largely in their own interest. The rest of us are on the outside looking in, writes Caoimhín De Barra.