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#Elections

# elections - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Brexit, tax, immigration and kissing: It all went down in RTÉ's Midlands North-West debate
# Ep2019
# Ep2019

Brexit, tax, immigration and kissing: It all went down in RTÉ's Midlands North-West debate

May 22nd 2019, 7:30 AM 29,727 Views 45 Comments

Prime Time’s David McCullagh had his hands full.

# elections - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

'You can't just go in there fawning and gushing like some nodding dog': Dublin candidates set out their stall
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

'You can't just go in there fawning and gushing like some nodding dog': Dublin candidates set out their stall

May 21st 2019, 9:15 AM 16,912 Views 57 Comments

10 Dublin candidates talked climate change, housing and the EU defence spend.

# elections - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Trump says he's 'strongly pro-life' but supports abortion in cases of rape, incest and protecting life of mother
# Abortion
# Abortion

Trump says he's 'strongly pro-life' but supports abortion in cases of rape, incest and protecting life of mother

May 19th 2019, 12:14 PM 19,412 Views 97 Comments

Trump’s comments come after several US states passed tough new restrictions on abortions.

# elections - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Australia's Liberal Party retains power in shock election win over Labor rivals
# To The Polls
# To The Polls

Australia's Liberal Party retains power in shock election win over Labor rivals

Updated May 18th 2019, 8:11 PM 24,208 Views 50 Comments

Just under 17 million people cast their vote across the country.

# elections - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Pat Kenny says he's opposed to censoring people as he prepares to host Peter Casey debate
# Election Time
# Election Time

Pat Kenny says he's opposed to censoring people as he prepares to host Peter Casey debate

May 7th 2019, 3:14 PM 32,103 Views 73 Comments

Kenny presented a presidential debate featuring Casey last year.

# elections - Friday 3 May, 2019

'A simple message': Conservatives and Labour take serious hit in UK local elections
# Going To The Polls
# Going To The Polls

'A simple message': Conservatives and Labour take serious hit in UK local elections

May 3rd 2019, 4:30 PM 25,237 Views 77 Comments

More than 200 of the 248 English councils have now announced their results.

# elections - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

The poster debate may be ongoing, but there's no debate about posters on poles says ESB
# Elections
# Elections

The poster debate may be ongoing, but there's no debate about posters on poles says ESB

Apr 30th 2019, 2:34 PM 13,752 Views 29 Comments

The electricity utility has said dangerous situations have been created in the past by doing so.

# elections - Sunday 28 April, 2019

Voting begins in Spanish snap election marked by far-right resurgence
# Snap Election
# Snap Election

Voting begins in Spanish snap election marked by far-right resurgence

Apr 28th 2019, 10:51 AM 13,345 Views 83 Comments

Polls predict far-right party Vox could take more than 10% of the votes.

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

Poll: Are you registered to vote?

Apr 28th 2019, 9:59 AM 18,053 Views 78 Comments

The European and local elections are taking place next month.

# elections - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Poll: Should election posters be banned?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should election posters be banned?

Apr 24th 2019, 8:27 AM 38,556 Views 102 Comments

The EU and local election campaigns begin today, so posters have been popping up all over the country.

# elections - Monday 22 April, 2019

Russia says it's 'too early' to say whether it could work with Ukraine's new leader
# Volodymyr Zelensky
# Volodymyr Zelensky

Russia says it's 'too early' to say whether it could work with Ukraine's new leader

Apr 22nd 2019, 5:04 PM 12,269 Views 44 Comments

Volodymyr Zelensky won a landslide victory yesterday.

# elections - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Here are the candidates running in the European Parliament elections
# The Candidates
# The Candidates

Here are the candidates running in the European Parliament elections

Apr 16th 2019, 6:10 AM 79,384 Views 43 Comments

There are 59 candidates running across the three constituencies.

# elections - Monday 15 April, 2019

59 candidates declare for European Parliament elections in May
# MEPs
# MEPs

59 candidates declare for European Parliament elections in May

Apr 15th 2019, 3:31 PM 17,726 Views 46 Comments

13 Irish MEPs will be elected when voters go to the polls on 24 May.

# elections - Friday 12 April, 2019

Dublin local election candidate criticised for using paper's likeness on campaign flyers
# Juliet O'Connell
# Juliet O'Connell

Dublin local election candidate criticised for using paper's likeness on campaign flyers

Apr 12th 2019, 12:49 PM 20,496 Views 29 Comments

O’Connell issued two styles of fliers in her constituency featuring an edited version of the paper’s front page and unauthorised use of the publication’s masthead.

Gemma O'Doherty announces intention to run in European elections
# 24 May
# 24 May

Gemma O'Doherty announces intention to run in European elections

Apr 12th 2019, 11:48 AM 31,206 Views 127 Comments

She is planning to put in her nomination papers in the coming days.

# elections - Saturday 30 March, 2019

3 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire as tens of thousands gather at Israel-Gaza border
# Conflict
# Conflict

3 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire as tens of thousands gather at Israel-Gaza border

Mar 30th 2019, 6:08 PM 8,383 Views 43 Comments

Israel deployed several thousand troops along the border, with the anniversary coming at a sensitive time ahead of its 9 April elections.

# elections - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Opinion: The Venezuelan government must go - it has failed its people and become utterly corrupt
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The Venezuelan government must go - it has failed its people and become utterly corrupt

Mar 7th 2019, 7:00 AM 8,675 Views 133 Comments

Venezuela, once among the richest countries in Latin-America, now needs food aid. Only free and fair elections can save the country, writes Eamon Stack.

# elections - Friday 15 February, 2019

Spanish PM calls snap election after budget defeat
# Elections
# Elections

Spanish PM calls snap election after budget defeat

Feb 15th 2019, 11:13 AM 10,477 Views 42 Comments

This will be Spain’s third election in four years.

# elections - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Trump says that military intervention in Venezuela is 'an option'
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

Trump says that military intervention in Venezuela is 'an option'

Feb 3rd 2019, 4:11 PM 11,837 Views 71 Comments

The United States recognised Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president on 23 January.

# elections - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

SocDems McNally and Gannon go head-to-head for party's European elections nod
# Dublin
# Dublin

SocDems McNally and Gannon go head-to-head for party's European elections nod

Jan 9th 2019, 2:45 PM 14,857 Views 35 Comments

The number of MEP seats in the Dublin constituency will increase from three to four at this year’s election.

# elections - Monday 8 October, 2018

The first Tuesday of November will define the next chapter of American politics
# Opinion
# Opinion

The first Tuesday of November will define the next chapter of American politics

Oct 8th 2018, 7:30 PM 14,137 Views 33 Comments

The US mid-terms will be the first nationwide referendum on Donald Trump, writes Larry Donnelly.

# elections - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Brazil is choosing a new president ... Here's what you need to know
# Explainer
# Explainer

Brazil is choosing a new president ... Here's what you need to know

Oct 7th 2018, 11:23 AM 9,141 Views 14 Comments

Voting today was to start at 8am (11am Irish time). Initial results are expected late this evening.

# elections - Sunday 9 September, 2018

Far-right tipped to win big as Swedes vote
# Elections
# Elections

Far-right tipped to win big as Swedes vote

Sep 9th 2018, 8:20 AM 19,465 Views 64 Comments

The party has roots in the neo-Nazi movement.

# elections - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Cricket hero Khan claims victory as Pakistan election marred by rigging allegations
# Acrimony
# Acrimony

Cricket hero Khan claims victory as Pakistan election marred by rigging allegations

Jul 26th 2018, 6:45 PM 11,384 Views 26 Comments

International observers are due to give their observations on the voting process tomorrow.

# elections - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Russians go to the polls as Putin is set to secure a fourth term in charge
# Putin Him In Charge
# Putin Him In Charge

Russians go to the polls as Putin is set to secure a fourth term in charge

Mar 18th 2018, 7:31 AM 5,633 Views 16 Comments

The election comes amid tensions with Britain.

# elections - Monday 5 March, 2018

Populist leaders battle to govern Italy after left collapses as leader resigns
# First Pasta Post
# First Pasta Post

Populist leaders battle to govern Italy after left collapses as leader resigns

Mar 5th 2018, 8:15 PM 30,542 Views 114 Comments

The leader of the ruling centre-left party resigned with a warning about a “wind of extremism”.

# elections - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Italians go to the polls today in an election which is too close to call
# Elections
# Elections

Italians go to the polls today in an election which is too close to call

Mar 4th 2018, 8:34 AM 9,502 Views 24 Comments

The result should be known tomorrow morning.

# elections - Saturday 17 February, 2018

No manifesto, no programme, no debates - but Putin is cruising towards another election victory
# Russian Election
# Russian Election

No manifesto, no programme, no debates - but Putin is cruising towards another election victory

Feb 17th 2018, 5:30 PM 11,138 Views 90 Comments

It is highly unlikely that Putin will be unseated this time round.

# elections - Thursday 25 January, 2018

How will Ireland handle social media in the Eighth Amendment referendum?
# Elections
# Elections

How will Ireland handle social media in the Eighth Amendment referendum?

Jan 25th 2018, 8:30 PM 17,523 Views 134 Comments

The spread of mis or disinformation around referendums on social media could harm our democracy, writes Gavin Sheridan.

# elections - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Poll: Should Ireland have directly elected mayors?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland have directly elected mayors?

Dec 27th 2017, 9:30 AM 16,329 Views 63 Comments

In addition to the referendum on abortion next year, Ireland will vote on three other referendums.

# elections - Friday 22 December, 2017

Watch: Boris Johnson just had a very tense press conference with his Russian counterpart
# Diplomacy 101
# Diplomacy 101

Watch: Boris Johnson just had a very tense press conference with his Russian counterpart

Dec 22nd 2017, 2:43 PM 12,415 Views 35 Comments

Johnson challenged Sergey Lavrov on Russian interference in British elections.

# elections - Monday 25 September, 2017

Co-leader of far-right party quits just hours after German election breakthrough
# Afd
# Afd

Co-leader of far-right party quits just hours after German election breakthrough

Sep 25th 2017, 12:35 PM 27,022 Views 119 Comments

Citing “dissent” with more hardline colleagues, Petry dropped her bombshell at a morning party press conference.

# elections - Friday 1 September, 2017

Jubilant scenes as judge declares controversial Kenyan election null and void
# Gross Irregularities
# Gross Irregularities

Jubilant scenes as judge declares controversial Kenyan election null and void

Sep 1st 2017, 2:57 PM 6,817 Views 5 Comments

President Uhuru Kenyatta won a second term in a widely criticised election last month.

# elections - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Dodgy technology and dead people voting - Kenya has a job on its hands preventing fraud in its coming election
# The Fix
# The Fix

Dodgy technology and dead people voting - Kenya has a job on its hands preventing fraud in its coming election

Aug 6th 2017, 10:00 AM 4,733 Views 3 Comments

Recent elections in the African nation have been beset by claims of vote-rigging and intimidation.

# elections - Friday 21 July, 2017

Watchdog sent 90 files to gardaí over possible election offences
# SIPO
# SIPO

Watchdog sent 90 files to gardaí over possible election offences

Jul 21st 2017, 6:22 PM 8,102 Views 11 Comments

The Standards in Public Office Commission gave the details in its annual report, published today.

# elections - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Here's what Irish political parties are doing to encourage women to run in next election
# Women For Election
# Women For Election

Here's what Irish political parties are doing to encourage women to run in next election

Jun 7th 2017, 6:30 PM 13,917 Views 73 Comments

Women for Election is launching a fundraiser, it says the rise of women in the last election could mean that people will now ‘rest on their laurels’.

# elections - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Macron promises 'revolution' as he unveils gender equal list of political outsiders
# Young Pretenders
# Young Pretenders

Macron promises 'revolution' as he unveils gender equal list of political outsiders

May 11th 2017, 8:40 PM 9,884 Views 21 Comments

“We aim to build a majority for change,” the president-elect said.

# elections - Saturday 11 March, 2017

'The Taoiseach is too slow and too mesmerised': Gerry Adams calls for Brexit clarity
# Clear As Mud
# Clear As Mud

'The Taoiseach is too slow and too mesmerised': Gerry Adams calls for Brexit clarity

Mar 11th 2017, 1:58 PM 10,479 Views 36 Comments

Gerry Adams also accused the British government of threatening Sinn Féin with the prospect of another election.

# elections - Monday 6 March, 2017

Threat of a far-right French presidency is real 'but France will not give in', says Hollande
# Standing Firm
# Standing Firm

Threat of a far-right French presidency is real 'but France will not give in', says Hollande

Mar 6th 2017, 12:16 PM 6,619 Views 29 Comments

Alain Juppe ruled himself out as a candidate today.

# elections - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Marine Le Pen could be prosecuted for tweeting photos of Islamic State killings
# No Longer Immune
# No Longer Immune

Marine Le Pen could be prosecuted for tweeting photos of Islamic State killings

Mar 2nd 2017, 1:57 PM 15,914 Views 71 Comments

The European Parliament lifted immunity from prosecution today.