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# Elections

All time
Column: The results of the UK general election could hugely impact the Irish border - and not for the first time
A December election does not come around often, writes Cormac Moore.
# Election Posters
Dublin City Council to consider introducing 'exclusion zones' for election posters
Over 200 complaints were made about the location of posters during the local and European elections.
# Damien English
Fine Gael minister: Political parties 'need to look at' vetting procedures for election candidates
It follows controversial comments by candidate Verona Murphy.
# Classified
Whistleblower: White House officials 'locked down' transcript of call with Ukrainian leader
According to the intelligence community official, the transcript was loaded into a system that is used to store “especially sensitive” classified information.
# Israel
Israel's Netanyahu calls on main opposition leader to form a unity government
Netanyahu said he preferred to form a right-wing coalition but the results showed that would not be possible.
# maria bailey
Varadkar receives dozens of similar emails from voters about FG boycott after Maria Bailey case
FOI documents show correspondence sent to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the wake of the Maria Bailey swing fall case.
# Better late than never
Work is finally to begin on an Electoral Commission for Ireland
It’s hoped an electoral commission will solve problems with the electoral register and address issues redrawing constituency lines.
# a costly lesson
Bertie Ahern worried Ireland was 'a laughing stock with our stupid old pencils', so why was e-voting never introduced?
The history of e-voting in Ireland is a long, winding, costly saga.
# Democracy
Irish people are split over whether we should have another go at e-voting
Fewer than half of poll respondents thought it was a good idea.
# election footing
We should be having four by-elections this year, but will the Dáil make it that far?
The European elections have thrown up some tricky timeline issues.
# Ballot papers
This is what happens to ballot papers once election counting is done and dusted
On Friday, people around the country turned out at local polling stations to cast their vote on the ballot papers.
# le2019
Who is my local councillor? Here is a full list of all the seats
A comprehensive list of everyone who has nabbed a seat.
# invalid
'It seemed silly at the time': How a 2014 Supreme Court ruling led to record levels of spoiled votes this year
More than 4% of European election votes were deemed invalid this year.
# European
Green Party's Ciarán Cuffe elected MEP
The Green Party has its first MEP in decades.
All to play for as first European election counts announced
Stick with us as we bring you the latest updates all evening and into the night.
Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael securing majority of votes as Sinn Féin takes a hit
There is still a long way to go before the end of the election.
# we go again
Election count day 2: What can we expect today?
The story of Friday’s election is still being written.
# Exit Poll
Almost two-thirds of voters in favour of united Ireland, exit poll results show
65% of voters polled indicated they’d vote in favour of such a proposal.
# Count on us
Your complete guide to's election and referendum coverage this weekend
We’ll keep you covered as counts take place on Saturday and Sunday.
# Jakarta
At least six dead as protestors clash with police over Indonesian election result
Jakarta’s governor Anies Baswedan said about 200 people had been injured.
# ep2019
Brexit, tax, immigration and kissing: It all went down in RTÉ's Midlands North-West debate
Prime Time’s David McCullagh had his hands full.
# European Parliament
'You can't just go in there fawning and gushing like some nodding dog': Dublin candidates set out their stall
10 Dublin candidates talked climate change, housing and the EU defence spend.
# Abortion
Trump says he's 'strongly pro-life' but supports abortion in cases of rape, incest and protecting life of mother
Trump’s comments come after several US states passed tough new restrictions on abortions.
# To the Polls
Australia's Liberal Party retains power in shock election win over Labor rivals
Just under 17 million people cast their vote across the country.
# Election time
Pat Kenny says he's opposed to censoring people as he prepares to host Peter Casey debate
Kenny presented a presidential debate featuring Casey last year.
# going to the polls
'A simple message': Conservatives and Labour take serious hit in UK local elections
More than 200 of the 248 English councils have now announced their results.
# Elections
The poster debate may be ongoing, but there's no debate about posters on poles says ESB
The electricity utility has said dangerous situations have been created in the past by doing so.
# Snap Election
Voting begins in Spanish snap election marked by far-right resurgence
Polls predict far-right party Vox could take more than 10% of the votes.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you registered to vote?
The European and local elections are taking place next month.
# Your Say
Poll: Should election posters be banned?
The EU and local election campaigns begin today, so posters have been popping up all over the country.
# volodymyr zelensky
Russia says it's 'too early' to say whether it could work with Ukraine's new leader
Volodymyr Zelensky won a landslide victory yesterday.
# the candidates
Here are the candidates running in the European Parliament elections
There are 59 candidates running across the three constituencies.
# MEPs
59 candidates declare for European Parliament elections in May
13 Irish MEPs will be elected when voters go to the polls on 24 May.
# Juliet O'Connell
Dublin local election candidate criticised for using paper's likeness on campaign flyers
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.
# 24 may
Gemma O'Doherty announces intention to run in European elections
She is planning to put in her nomination papers in the coming days.
# Conflict
3 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire as tens of thousands gather at Israel-Gaza border
Israel deployed several thousand troops along the border, with the anniversary coming at a sensitive time ahead of its 9 April elections.
Opinion: The Venezuelan government must go - it has failed its people and become utterly corrupt
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
Spanish PM calls snap election after budget defeat
This will be Spain’s third election in four years.
# Venezuela
Trump says that military intervention in Venezuela is 'an option'
The United States recognised Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president on 23 January.
# Dublin
SocDems McNally and Gannon go head-to-head for party's European elections nod
The number of MEP seats in the Dublin constituency will increase from three to four at this year’s election.