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#Elections 2014

# elections-2014 - Monday 9 June, 2014

Did the elections cause a nosedive in how good we're feeling about the economy?
# Ballot Box Blues
# Ballot Box Blues

Did the elections cause a nosedive in how good we're feeling about the economy?

Jun 9th 2014, 2:28 PM 4,775 Views 25 Comments

KBC Bank’s consumer sentiment survey tumbled last month, with the election blamed for widespread bad humour.

# elections-2014 - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Just how toxic is the Labour party?*
# Counting The Cost
# Counting The Cost

Just how toxic is the Labour party?*

Jun 1st 2014, 8:00 AM 10,555 Views 59 Comments

*A thoroughly non-scientific analysis.

# elections-2014 - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

"You're prepared to lose"-the dying days of a European campaign
# Squeaky Bum Time
# Squeaky Bum Time

"You're prepared to lose"-the dying days of a European campaign

May 28th 2014, 10:52 PM 13,945 Views 19 Comments

In the teeth of a four-way battle for the final Dublin seat, a seat which she won, TheJournal.ie joined Nessa Childers on the campaign trail.

# elections-2014 - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

New TUV councillor in trouble over anti-Catholic remarks
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

New TUV councillor in trouble over anti-Catholic remarks

May 27th 2014, 10:29 AM 19,535 Views 172 Comments

TUV councillor Jolene Bunting apologised, explaining her teenage self meant ‘Republicans’ and not Catholics when she wrote the posts in 2011.

Ruairí Quinn 'resents' how Eamon Gilmore was treated
# The Mourning After
# The Mourning After

Ruairí Quinn 'resents' how Eamon Gilmore was treated

May 27th 2014, 8:35 AM 9,484 Views 66 Comments

He was due more courtesy than he was afforded, the Minister for Education told reporters this morning.

State of Play: Just 6 seats to be filled in local elections
# Elections 2014
# Elections 2014

State of Play: Just 6 seats to be filled in local elections

May 27th 2014, 7:51 AM 6,971 Views 9 Comments

Who’s in? Who’s out? Who has to wait?

# elections-2014 - Monday 26 May, 2014

Angela Merkel: The rise of populist parties is remarkable and regrettable
# Elections 2014
# Elections 2014

Angela Merkel: The rise of populist parties is remarkable and regrettable

May 26th 2014, 3:30 PM 10,971 Views 82 Comments

But she is happy today with her own party wins.

Opinion: The rise of the independents... what does it mean for policy-making?
# Floating Vote
# Floating Vote

Opinion: The rise of the independents... what does it mean for policy-making?

May 26th 2014, 1:00 PM 1,033 Views 36 Comments

The number of floating voters has increased amid weakening attachment to political parties – could the affect coherent decision-making in the Dáil?

The final stretch: Fewer than 40 council seats still to be filled
# LE14
# LE14

The final stretch: Fewer than 40 council seats still to be filled

May 26th 2014, 7:27 AM 6,649 Views 15 Comments

Counting is due to resume in most areas at 10am this morning.

# elections-2014 - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Two out of Ireland's three Euro constituencies won't make first count tonight
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

Two out of Ireland's three Euro constituencies won't make first count tonight

May 25th 2014, 11:15 PM 13,795 Views 58 Comments

Lynn Boylan has been voted in as MEP in Dublin, but South and Midlands-Northwest have adjourned until tomorrow.

Adams thinks Kenny should leave government, not be discussing future coalitions
# Hungry Eyes
# Hungry Eyes

Adams thinks Kenny should leave government, not be discussing future coalitions

May 25th 2014, 9:15 PM 20,587 Views 103 Comments

As for Sinn Féin and Fine Gael sharing power? “It would be a most unlikely alliance.”

National Front takes one in four votes at top of French exit poll
# Euro Elections
# Euro Elections

National Front takes one in four votes at top of French exit poll

May 25th 2014, 9:00 PM 8,950 Views 67 Comments

Leader Marine Le Pen celebrating surge of vote for her anti-immigration, anti-EU party.

Cork Lord Mayor involved in car crash just hours after losing her seat
# LE14
# LE14

Cork Lord Mayor involved in car crash just hours after losing her seat

May 25th 2014, 11:38 AM 20,560 Views 20 Comments

Catherine Clancy is the second Labour Lord Mayor to lose their seat.

Recount central: Get ready for another long day of #le14
# Paper Cuts
# Paper Cuts

Recount central: Get ready for another long day of #le14

May 25th 2014, 8:58 AM 2,218 Views 1 Comment

Local election counts went on into the dawn chorus – and many electoral areas face a recount today…

As it happened: Local election results 2014 SATURDAY
Live May 25th 2014, 12:30 AM

As it happened: Local election results 2014 SATURDAY

# elections-2014 - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Sinn Féin set to be biggest party on Dublin City Council
# LE14
# LE14

Sinn Féin set to be biggest party on Dublin City Council

May 24th 2014, 4:07 PM 12,889 Views 93 Comments

The party will go from five seats to being the largest party on the capital’s local authority.

'If John The Baptist was leading Labour, we wouldn't have done any better'
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

'If John The Baptist was leading Labour, we wouldn't have done any better'

May 24th 2014, 11:47 AM 9,050 Views 49 Comments

The Minister for Communications says that there is “no plot” to overthrow Labour leader Eamon Gilmore.

Independents' Day: Exit poll shows non-party candidates topping the poll
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Independents' Day: Exit poll shows non-party candidates topping the poll

May 24th 2014, 10:45 AM 17,734 Views 139 Comments

Support for Labour has slumped to just 7 per cent.

# elections-2014 - Friday 23 May, 2014

Watch: Kids tell us what they think is happening today - and what they think of politicians
# From The Mouth Of Babes...
# From The Mouth Of Babes...

Watch: Kids tell us what they think is happening today - and what they think of politicians

May 23rd 2014, 11:00 PM 20,807 Views 17 Comments

They believe that politicians do good, work hard and don’t attract girls.

The 11 emotions you go through when casting your vote
# Vote Early Vote Often
From The Daily Edge
# Vote Early Vote Often

The 11 emotions you go through when casting your vote

May 23rd 2014, 9:30 PM 18,715 Views 40 Comments

From annoyance to confusion to smugness, and back again.

Monaghan councillor dies while canvassing on election day
# RIP
# RIP

Monaghan councillor dies while canvassing on election day

May 23rd 2014, 6:51 PM 31,123 Views 33 Comments

The death of Owen Bannigan will mean a re-run of the election in the Castleblayney area.

# elections-2014 - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Election 2014: Finally, the long-anticipated 'Nidge' endorsement...
# Gangland Style
# Gangland Style

Election 2014: Finally, the long-anticipated 'Nidge' endorsement...

May 22nd 2014, 11:40 AM 14,193 Views 26 Comments

Who’s going to argue with Nidge?

Here’s a crash course on how the European Elections are shaping up in Northern Ireland
# Election 14
# Election 14

Here’s a crash course on how the European Elections are shaping up in Northern Ireland

May 22nd 2014, 7:40 AM 5,254 Views 13 Comments

Haven’t been following the race up North? Here’s a taster.

Larry Donnelly: Do political candidates really enjoy canvassing? I’ll never fully believe that
# Door To Door
# Door To Door

Larry Donnelly: Do political candidates really enjoy canvassing? I’ll never fully believe that

May 22nd 2014, 7:35 AM 108 Views 15 Comments

Recent canvassing has reminded me of my own first foray as a political candidate: I was 22 years old, nomination papers in hand, knees knocking together.

# elections-2014 - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

For Sinn Féin, support isn't a problem, but turnout might be
# Tales From The Canvass
# Tales From The Canvass

For Sinn Féin, support isn't a problem, but turnout might be

May 21st 2014, 7:30 PM 8,689 Views 108 Comments

They’re popular on the doors, but can Sinn Féin translate that into votes?

Cork candidates to attend meet and greet with asylum seekers
# Every Vote Counts
# Every Vote Counts

Cork candidates to attend meet and greet with asylum seekers

May 21st 2014, 6:30 AM 4,483 Views 16 Comments

This follows outrage last week at management rules in asylum centres forbidding candidates from canvassing residents.

# elections-2014 - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

What's going on in Elections 2014? We're here to help
# Elections 2014
# Elections 2014

What's going on in Elections 2014? We're here to help

May 20th 2014, 9:45 PM 15,420 Views 24 Comments

All the information you need in one handy widget. You’re welcome.

7 surprisingly creative acts of election poster vandalism
# Art Attack
From The Daily Edge
# Art Attack

7 surprisingly creative acts of election poster vandalism

May 20th 2014, 6:00 PM 49,495 Views 81 Comments

These folks take the well-worn “fake moustache” idea and throw it out the window.

# elections-2014 - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Anti-Islamic, anti-EU, anti-immigration: The Dutch far-right leader who looks set to gain in European elections
# Geert Wilders
# Geert Wilders

Anti-Islamic, anti-EU, anti-immigration: The Dutch far-right leader who looks set to gain in European elections

May 18th 2014, 10:15 AM 15,434 Views 191 Comments

Geert Wilders’s Party for Freedom is currently coming third in opinion polls ahead of the elections this month.

# elections-2014 - Saturday 17 May, 2014

EU Candidate Damon Matthew Wise says he's not in it for money or junkets
# Election 14
# Election 14

EU Candidate Damon Matthew Wise says he's not in it for money or junkets

May 17th 2014, 4:30 PM 8,872 Views 31 Comments

Damon Matthew Wise is a member of Fís Nua and is a Dublin candidate in the European Elections.

# elections-2014 - Monday 12 May, 2014

Green Party candidate reports alleged racial abuse to gardaí
# Election 14
# Election 14

Green Party candidate reports alleged racial abuse to gardaí

May 12th 2014, 6:45 AM 14,769 Views 59 Comments

Grazvydas Vaitekunas, originally from Lithuania, was erecting posters in Monaghan last Thursday, when he was subjected to verbal racial abuse.

# elections-2014 - Sunday 11 May, 2014

Richard Cahill: 'Volunteer and community groups held this country together during austerity'
# Ireland South
# Ireland South

Richard Cahill: 'Volunteer and community groups held this country together during austerity'

May 11th 2014, 10:15 AM 7,219 Views 14 Comments

This Ireland South candidate in the European elections is hoping to reinforce at EU level the importance of volunteer work.

# elections-2014 - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Independent EU candidate wants to introduce a 'radical' form of democracy
# Election 14
# Election 14

Independent EU candidate wants to introduce a 'radical' form of democracy

May 10th 2014, 5:30 PM 15,176 Views 37 Comments

TJ Fay, the oldest candidate in election, is running in the Midlands-North-West constituency.

Emer Costello: Barroso is to blame for EU unpopularity
# Blame Game
# Blame Game

Emer Costello: Barroso is to blame for EU unpopularity

May 10th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,779 Views 50 Comments

Labour’s candidate says it was “the commission of Rehn and Barroso” that imposed hardship.

# elections-2014 - Friday 9 May, 2014

Brian Hayes: Northern Ireland is an "economic wasteland"
# Elections 2014
# Elections 2014

Brian Hayes: Northern Ireland is an "economic wasteland"

May 9th 2014, 10:43 AM 19,843 Views 211 Comments

The junior Minister and Dublin MEP candidate said the North would be badly hurt by a UK withdrawal from Europe.

# elections-2014 - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Labour WILL run a candidate in the Longford Westmeath by-election
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Labour WILL run a candidate in the Longford Westmeath by-election

May 8th 2014, 9:52 PM 8,487 Views 53 Comments

And here he is.

Labour Senator's attack on election rival continues amid calls to withdraw 'sexist remark'
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Labour Senator's attack on election rival continues amid calls to withdraw 'sexist remark'

May 8th 2014, 2:44 PM 42,100 Views 214 Comments

An image, posted by Lorraine Higgins’s social media accounts, branded Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan a “turkey”.

There's a seat in the wild, wild (Dublin) west, but who can take it?
# Analysis
# Analysis

There's a seat in the wild, wild (Dublin) west, but who can take it?

May 8th 2014, 7:30 AM 9,054 Views 96 Comments

Who is going to win the Dublin west by-election? It’s anyone’s game.

# elections-2014 - Monday 5 May, 2014

IN FULL: Speech by Gerry Adams on his release from police custody
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

IN FULL: Speech by Gerry Adams on his release from police custody

May 5th 2014, 8:51 AM 16,325 Views 116 Comments

The Sinn Féin president confirmed his support for the PSNI, proclaimed his innocence and thanked all those who supported him.

What does a county councillor actually do?
# For Local People
# For Local People

What does a county councillor actually do?

May 5th 2014, 8:45 AM 32,712 Views 59 Comments

They do a lot of work, walking and, no, they can’t repeal the water charges.

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