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# election - Saturday 22 July, 2017

India's new president is from the bottom of the caste system
# Ram Nath Kovind
# Ram Nath Kovind

India's new president is from the bottom of the caste system

Jul 22nd 2017, 11:00 AM 19,795 Views 28 Comments

This is only the second time this has occurred.

# election - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Trump says he wouldn't have picked Sessions as Attorney General if he knew he'd recuse on Russia
# Meetings
# Meetings

Trump says he wouldn't have picked Sessions as Attorney General if he knew he'd recuse on Russia

Jul 20th 2017, 8:50 AM 16,050 Views 55 Comments

Three of the pivotal players in the Trump campaign will be questioned by senators next week.

# election - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

RTÉ received "no significant feedback" about Donald Trump's calling-out of Caitriona Perry
# Nice Smile
# Nice Smile

RTÉ received "no significant feedback" about Donald Trump's calling-out of Caitriona Perry

Jun 28th 2017, 1:33 PM 63,532 Views 175 Comments

Trump told the broadcaster’s Washington Correspondent that she has “a nice smile”, before telling the Taoiseach “I bet she treats you well”.

# election - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Tim Farron quits as Liberal Democrats leader, says he is 'torn' over Christian faith
# Stepping Down
# Stepping Down

Tim Farron quits as Liberal Democrats leader, says he is 'torn' over Christian faith

Jun 14th 2017, 6:38 PM 18,661 Views 40 Comments

Farron announced his resignation from the post today.

# election - Saturday 10 June, 2017

DUP agrees principles of 'outline agreement' to support Conservatives in government
# Confidence And Supply
# Confidence And Supply

DUP agrees principles of 'outline agreement' to support Conservatives in government

Jun 10th 2017, 8:00 PM 17,516 Views 77 Comments

The DUP will be supporting the Conservatives on a on a confidence and supply basis.

'I was clearly wrong': How Jeremy Corbyn confounded expectations in the UK's election
# Underdog
# Underdog

'I was clearly wrong': How Jeremy Corbyn confounded expectations in the UK's election

Jun 10th 2017, 7:00 AM 15,582 Views 32 Comments

He received massive praise yesterday from some of his harshest critics.

# election - Friday 9 June, 2017

Sterling tumbles in wake of UK election
# Hung Parliament
# Hung Parliament

Sterling tumbles in wake of UK election

Jun 9th 2017, 7:26 AM 33,530 Views 26 Comments

The British pound saw its biggest daily fall since January.

# election - Thursday 8 June, 2017

UK on election countdown during last few hours of voting
# Corbyn Or May
# Corbyn Or May

UK on election countdown during last few hours of voting

Jun 8th 2017, 5:46 PM 15,317 Views 42 Comments

The polls close at 10pm.

# election - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Poll: Do you think we need a general election?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think we need a general election?

Jun 7th 2017, 8:45 PM 38,958 Views 137 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald reckons it’s time.

Trump's national security team to be quizzed over Russian influence on election
# Surveillance
# Surveillance

Trump's national security team to be quizzed over Russian influence on election

Jun 7th 2017, 11:36 AM 7,623 Views 19 Comments

Former FBI Director James Comey is set to testify before a Senate panel tomorrow.

Labour's Diane Abbott takes break from campaigning due to ill health
# General Election
# General Election

Labour's Diane Abbott takes break from campaigning due to ill health

Jun 7th 2017, 9:58 AM 20,924 Views 60 Comments

Jeremy Corbyn said Lyn Brown will fill in for Abbott as shadow home secretary.

# election - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

'Evil extremists will not win': Minute's silence to be held for London victims
# Terror Attack
# Terror Attack

'Evil extremists will not win': Minute's silence to be held for London victims

Jun 6th 2017, 7:56 AM 7,934 Views 42 Comments

Security issues are top of the agenda as general election campaigning enters its final stretch in the UK.

# election - Saturday 3 June, 2017

Poll: Who do you want to be the next British Prime Minister?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who do you want to be the next British Prime Minister?

Jun 3rd 2017, 9:23 AM 24,832 Views 95 Comments

The Labour party is catching up with the Conservatives in the polls.

May accused of 'broken promises', but defends 'having the balls to call election'
# Brexit
# Brexit

May accused of 'broken promises', but defends 'having the balls to call election'

Jun 3rd 2017, 8:23 AM 10,663 Views 29 Comments

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, meanwhile, was criticised over his “letter to Santa Claus” – also known as his party’s spending manifesto.

# election - Friday 2 June, 2017

From poisoned chalice to top of the table, is Leo Varadkar now destined to be Taoiseach?
# Profile
# Profile

From poisoned chalice to top of the table, is Leo Varadkar now destined to be Taoiseach?

Jun 2nd 2017, 9:10 PM 32,508 Views 100 Comments

The Social Protection Minister could succeed Enda Kenny as leader of Fine Gael … and the country.

# election - Friday 26 May, 2017

One day after bodyslamming reporter, Republican politician gets elected, vows to 'drain the swamp'
# Slam Dunk
# Slam Dunk

One day after bodyslamming reporter, Republican politician gets elected, vows to 'drain the swamp'

May 26th 2017, 7:21 AM 19,243 Views 48 Comments

Greg Gianforte has defeated his Democrat rival Rob Quist comfortably in the Montana special election.

# election - Saturday 20 May, 2017

'If May wins a landslide it'll be a disaster for Ireland' - Tim Farron on Brexit, Ireland, and Labour's self-destruction
# Third Man Tackle
# Third Man Tackle

'If May wins a landslide it'll be a disaster for Ireland' - Tim Farron on Brexit, Ireland, and Labour's self-destruction

May 20th 2017, 10:00 PM 21,787 Views 39 Comments

The Liberal Democrats leader is looking to turn his party’s fortunes around in next month’s UK general election.

Hassan Rouhani swoops to landslide victory in Iranian presidential election
# Iran
# Iran

Hassan Rouhani swoops to landslide victory in Iranian presidential election

May 20th 2017, 2:33 PM 9,021 Views 27 Comments

The moderate cleric, who spearheaded a 2015 nuclear deal with Barack Obama, has been re-elected with 57% of the vote.

Poll: Is this leadership election over before it's even begun?
# Marathon Or Sprint?
# Marathon Or Sprint?

Poll: Is this leadership election over before it's even begun?

May 20th 2017, 10:53 AM 18,560 Views 73 Comments

Has Leo won out already?

# election - Monday 15 May, 2017

Angry voter confronts Theresa May over welfare cuts
# Campaign Trail
# Campaign Trail

Angry voter confronts Theresa May over welfare cuts

May 15th 2017, 5:17 PM 27,033 Views 59 Comments

“I can’t live on £100 a month.”

# election - Sunday 14 May, 2017

Emmanuel Macron has been sworn in as French president
# En Marche
# En Marche

Emmanuel Macron has been sworn in as French president

May 14th 2017, 11:57 AM 23,934 Views 52 Comments

‘The world and Europe need France now more than ever and they need a strong France with a sense of its own destiny.’

# election - Monday 8 May, 2017

Facebook publishes ads in newspapers warning people about fake news
# Political Pressure
# Political Pressure

Facebook publishes ads in newspapers warning people about fake news

May 8th 2017, 7:34 AM 15,667 Views 38 Comments

Misinformation spread via the social network is thought to have influenced the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit vote.

# election - Sunday 7 May, 2017

Tense France picks new president in landmark vote
# Vote Time
# Vote Time

Tense France picks new president in landmark vote

May 7th 2017, 3:17 PM 37,627 Views 123 Comments

The run-off vote pits the pro-Europe, pro-business Macron against anti-immigration and anti-EU Le Pen.

# election - Saturday 6 May, 2017

'France decides': Everything you need to know about this weekend's presidential election
# Explainer
# Explainer

'France decides': Everything you need to know about this weekend's presidential election

May 6th 2017, 6:30 AM 9,988 Views 32 Comments

Macron or Le Pen? The French people will decide what path their future will take tomorrow.

# election - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Macron tells Marine Le Pen her election would lead to a French 'civil war'
# TV Debate
# TV Debate

Macron tells Marine Le Pen her election would lead to a French 'civil war'

May 3rd 2017, 10:47 PM 16,133 Views 128 Comments

Tonight’s final debate between Le Pen and presidential rival Emmanuel Macron was a spiteful affair.

# election - Saturday 29 April, 2017

If Marine Le Pen wins election, her prime minister will be a far-right eurosceptic
# Two Of A Kind
# Two Of A Kind

If Marine Le Pen wins election, her prime minister will be a far-right eurosceptic

Apr 29th 2017, 3:30 PM 11,767 Views 65 Comments

Could a Frexit be on the cards?

# election - Sunday 23 April, 2017

"It is time to liberate the French people" - Le Pen is through to the final round in the presidential election
# Fate Of The Union
# Fate Of The Union

"It is time to liberate the French people" - Le Pen is through to the final round in the presidential election

Apr 23rd 2017, 8:40 PM 47,555 Views 127 Comments

Pro-EU candidate Emmanuel Macron has topped the poll, followed by Marine Le Pen, in one of the most closely-fought presidential battles France has seen.

Jeremy Corbyn vows to introduce four new public holidays in UK
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Jeremy Corbyn vows to introduce four new public holidays in UK

Apr 23rd 2017, 11:56 AM 15,949 Views 47 Comments

The Labour leader has an uphill battle to beat Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party in June’s snap election.

# election - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Casting a vote in the French election in Ireland? Here's what you need to know
# Thousands Of Voters
# Thousands Of Voters

Casting a vote in the French election in Ireland? Here's what you need to know

Apr 22nd 2017, 7:30 PM 8,782 Views 29 Comments

Over 8,000 French citizens are entitled to cast their ballots here.

# election - Friday 21 April, 2017

Most Irish people are definitely NOT in favour of a snap election here
# (don't) Make It Snappy
# (don't) Make It Snappy

Most Irish people are definitely NOT in favour of a snap election here

Apr 21st 2017, 12:05 AM 11,360 Views 51 Comments

59% of voters think it would be better if the current government remain in power.

# election - Thursday 20 April, 2017

At least three killed as huge anti-government protests become violent in Venezuela
# Nicolas Maduro
# Nicolas Maduro

At least three killed as huge anti-government protests become violent in Venezuela

Apr 20th 2017, 9:40 AM 9,537 Views 46 Comments

One young woman was shot in the head.

Nicola Sturgeon calls large Tory win in UK election 'a horrifying prospect'
# Shots Fired
# Shots Fired

Nicola Sturgeon calls large Tory win in UK election 'a horrifying prospect'

Apr 20th 2017, 9:07 AM 16,028 Views 82 Comments

Meanwhile, Theresa May has said a potential alliance of opposition parties would be a “coalition of chaos”.

# election - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin
# Christianity
# Christianity

Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin

Apr 19th 2017, 8:52 AM 17,593 Views 87 Comments

Tim Farron’s comments have been criticised by some, but others have defended him.

'Crush the saboteurs': Here's how the British press reacted to Theresa May calling an election
# Snap Happy
# Snap Happy

'Crush the saboteurs': Here's how the British press reacted to Theresa May calling an election

Apr 19th 2017, 7:33 AM 20,815 Views 54 Comments

Three polls released over the weekend show May’s Conservatives around 20 points ahead.

# election - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Snap election to be held in UK on 8 June
# COME WHAT MAY
# COME WHAT MAY

Snap election to be held in UK on 8 June

Apr 18th 2017, 11:06 AM 123,704 Views 180 Comments

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said the election is a chance for the UK “to avoid a disastrous hard Brexit”.

# election - Monday 17 April, 2017

Latest poll has Le Pen and Macron head-to-head in French presidential race
# France
# France

Latest poll has Le Pen and Macron head-to-head in French presidential race

Apr 17th 2017, 2:45 PM 13,975 Views 128 Comments

The two frontrunners are staging rival rallies today in Paris.

# election - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Delaney to reportedly earn additional €100k-a-year after winning Uefa Executive Committee seat
# Salary Top-up
From The42
# Salary Top-up

Delaney to reportedly earn additional €100k-a-year after winning Uefa Executive Committee seat

Apr 5th 2017, 11:59 AM 24,233 Views 30 Comments

The European football governing body has also announced that the FAI will receive an extra €1 million ‘solidarity payment’.

# election - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 16?

Mar 29th 2017, 9:13 AM 23,257 Views 91 Comments

The proposal will be debated in the Seanad today.

# election - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Here are the options that could be in the referendum to give vote to Irish abroad
# Diaspora
# Diaspora

Here are the options that could be in the referendum to give vote to Irish abroad

Mar 22nd 2017, 6:01 PM 11,447 Views 67 Comments

Any changes would likely not be in place until before the 2025 presidential election.

# election - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Explainer: Is the Netherlands about to take a big jump to the far-right?
# Orange Alert
# Orange Alert

Explainer: Is the Netherlands about to take a big jump to the far-right?

Mar 11th 2017, 9:00 PM 27,400 Views 94 Comments

Everything you need to know about this week’s parliamentary election.