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#Elections

# elections - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Varadkar receives dozens of similar emails from voters about FG boycott after Maria Bailey case
# Maria Bailey
# Maria Bailey

Varadkar receives dozens of similar emails from voters about FG boycott after Maria Bailey case

Jul 20th 2019, 10:00 PM 70,917 Views 89 Comments

FOI documents show correspondence sent to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the wake of the Maria Bailey swing fall case.

# elections - Friday 19 July, 2019

Work is finally to begin on an Electoral Commission for Ireland
# Better Late Than Never
# Better Late Than Never

Work is finally to begin on an Electoral Commission for Ireland

Jul 19th 2019, 6:30 AM 9,479 Views 21 Comments

It’s hoped an electoral commission will solve problems with the electoral register and address issues redrawing constituency lines.

# elections - Sunday 2 June, 2019

Bertie Ahern worried Ireland was 'a laughing stock with our stupid old pencils', so why was e-voting never introduced?
# A Costly Lesson
# A Costly Lesson

Bertie Ahern worried Ireland was 'a laughing stock with our stupid old pencils', so why was e-voting never introduced?

Jun 2nd 2019, 10:00 PM 35,536 Views 99 Comments

The history of e-voting in Ireland is a long, winding, costly saga.

# elections - Saturday 1 June, 2019

Irish people are split over whether we should have another go at e-voting
# Democracy
# Democracy

Irish people are split over whether we should have another go at e-voting

Jun 1st 2019, 7:01 AM 22,213 Views 77 Comments

Fewer than half of poll respondents thought it was a good idea.

# elections - Friday 31 May, 2019

We should be having four by-elections this year, but will the Dáil make it that far?
# Election Footing
# Election Footing

We should be having four by-elections this year, but will the Dáil make it that far?

May 31st 2019, 6:00 AM 21,594 Views 37 Comments

The European elections have thrown up some tricky timeline issues.

# elections - Thursday 30 May, 2019

This is what happens to ballot papers once election counting is done and dusted
# Ballot Papers
# Ballot Papers

This is what happens to ballot papers once election counting is done and dusted

May 30th 2019, 6:20 AM 42,091 Views 25 Comments

On Friday, people around the country turned out at local polling stations to cast their vote on the ballot papers.

# elections - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Who is my local councillor? Here is a full list of all the seats
# Le2019
# Le2019

Who is my local councillor? Here is a full list of all the seats

May 28th 2019, 9:30 PM 806,569 Views 122 Comments

A comprehensive list of everyone who has nabbed a seat.

'It seemed silly at the time': How a 2014 Supreme Court ruling led to record levels of spoiled votes this year
# Invalid
# Invalid

'It seemed silly at the time': How a 2014 Supreme Court ruling led to record levels of spoiled votes this year

May 28th 2019, 7:30 PM 34,745 Views 35 Comments

More than 4% of European election votes were deemed invalid this year.

# elections - Monday 27 May, 2019

Green Party's Ciarán Cuffe elected MEP
# European
# European

Green Party's Ciarán Cuffe elected MEP

May 27th 2019, 8:40 PM 26,567 Views 70 Comments

The Green Party has its first MEP in decades.

As it happened: All to play for as first European election counts announced
Live May 27th 2019, 12:10 AM

As it happened: All to play for as first European election counts announced

# elections - Sunday 26 May, 2019

As it happened: Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael securing majority of votes as Sinn Féin takes a hit
Live May 26th 2019, 5:00 PM

As it happened: Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael securing majority of votes as Sinn Féin takes a hit

Election count day 2: What can we expect today?
# We Go Again
# We Go Again

Election count day 2: What can we expect today?

May 26th 2019, 6:00 AM 18,836 Views 9 Comments

The story of Friday’s election is still being written.

# elections - Saturday 25 May, 2019

Almost two-thirds of voters in favour of united Ireland, exit poll results show
# Exit Poll
# Exit Poll

Almost two-thirds of voters in favour of united Ireland, exit poll results show

May 25th 2019, 9:40 AM 29,971 Views 108 Comments

65% of voters polled indicated they’d vote in favour of such a proposal.

# elections - Friday 24 May, 2019

Your complete guide to TheJournal.ie's election and referendum coverage this weekend
# Count On Us
# Count On Us

Your complete guide to TheJournal.ie's election and referendum coverage this weekend

May 24th 2019, 7:02 PM 13,086 Views 31 Comments

We’ll keep you covered as counts take place on Saturday and Sunday.

# elections - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

At least six dead as protestors clash with police over Indonesian election result
# Jakarta
# Jakarta

At least six dead as protestors clash with police over Indonesian election result

May 22nd 2019, 10:45 PM 5,857 Views 0 Comments

Jakarta’s governor Anies Baswedan said about 200 people had been injured.

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 29,737 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 16,925 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 19,452 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 24,223 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 32,120 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 25,253 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 13,775 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 13,355 Views 82 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 18,063 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 38,621 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 12,292 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 79,419 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 17,743 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 20,524 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 31,240 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 8,397 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 8,697 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 10,481 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 11,850 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 14,889 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 14,142 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 9,157 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 19,497 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 11,397 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 5,646 Views 16 Comments

The election comes amid tensions with Britain.