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#Elections

# elections - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Here's why Benjamin Netanyahu says he "can't lead" Israel right now
# Dissolved
# Dissolved

Here's why Benjamin Netanyahu says he "can't lead" Israel right now

Dec 3rd 2014, 7:48 AM 8,219 Views 47 Comments

He’s called for early elections.

# elections - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Someone named 'Captain Jack Sparrow' ran for election in the United States
# Sparrow
From The Daily Edge
# Sparrow

Someone named 'Captain Jack Sparrow' ran for election in the United States

Nov 5th 2014, 10:00 AM 1,055 Views 1 Comment

Finally a candidate we can believe in.

# elections - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Republicans eye the Senate in close midterm vote
# Midterm Elections
# Midterm Elections

Republicans eye the Senate in close midterm vote

Nov 4th 2014, 10:55 PM 4,408 Views 5 Comments

Democrats could lose Senate seats in as many as 10 states.

# elections - Monday 20 October, 2014

Opinion: US midterm elections – why they’re important to America and the world
# USA
# USA

Opinion: US midterm elections – why they’re important to America and the world

Oct 20th 2014, 10:30 PM 55 Views 28 Comments

The midterms are equally worthy of your attention as the US presidential elections.

# elections - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

You could soon be able to vote while on your holidays
# Elections
# Elections

You could soon be able to vote while on your holidays

Oct 1st 2014, 6:50 AM 6,275 Views 15 Comments

There’s nothing like missing a good vote to make you homesick.

# elections - Monday 15 September, 2014

Fianna Fáil and Labour spent €1.1m on EU elections and they've no MEPs to show for it
# Big Spenders
# Big Spenders

Fianna Fáil and Labour spent €1.1m on EU elections and they've no MEPs to show for it

Sep 15th 2014, 6:43 PM 5,266 Views 27 Comments

Neither topped the spending charts though.

# elections - Friday 15 August, 2014

A Colorado town is suing all its voters after an incredibly messy election
# The Little Town That Couldnt
# The Little Town That Couldnt

A Colorado town is suing all its voters after an incredibly messy election

Aug 15th 2014, 6:30 AM 19,158 Views 31 Comments

The town of Montezuma has 61 voters, and 12 of them ran for mayor.

# elections - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

A small town in America has elected a dog as their mayor
# This Is Dog
From The Daily Edge
# This Is Dog

A small town in America has elected a dog as their mayor

Aug 13th 2014, 6:00 PM 16,054 Views 34 Comments

The 7-year-old will be sworn in on Saturday.

# elections - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Ex-IRA man, anti-drugs campaigner, occasional Joe Dolan impersonator: Meet the Lord Mayor
# Dublin
# Dublin

Ex-IRA man, anti-drugs campaigner, occasional Joe Dolan impersonator: Meet the Lord Mayor

Jun 21st 2014, 4:00 PM 14,171 Views 21 Comments

Christy Burke’s been the headlines recently for his comments about the British royal family. He sat down at the Mansion House this week for a chat about his past, and his plans for the next 12 months…

We spent €35k last year monitoring elections in Tajikistan, Armenia and Azerbaijan
# Let's Be Diplomatic
# Let's Be Diplomatic

We spent €35k last year monitoring elections in Tajikistan, Armenia and Azerbaijan

Jun 21st 2014, 8:00 AM 4,131 Views 8 Comments

The current roster of election observers, drawn up in May of last year, includes about 200 people with previous experience of elections or public office.

# elections - Friday 20 June, 2014

Opinion: Losing the election hit so hard I thought I might never recover
# Politics
# Politics

Opinion: Losing the election hit so hard I thought I might never recover

Jun 20th 2014, 8:00 AM 4,014 Views 90 Comments

When I heard the vote count, I felt like I’d been thrown off a moving train, whipped, dragged and tortured.

# elections - Sunday 8 June, 2014

That's all, folks: The six remaining local election seats have been filled
# Election 14
# Election 14

That's all, folks: The six remaining local election seats have been filled

Jun 8th 2014, 8:19 PM 16,041 Views 52 Comments

Three Fine Gael, two Sinn Féin, and one Fianna Fáil councillors have been elected to Monaghan County Councils.

The six local election seats still empty will be filled by this afternoon
# Monaghan
# Monaghan

The six local election seats still empty will be filled by this afternoon

Jun 8th 2014, 7:15 AM 6,554 Views 9 Comments

Voting in Ballybay-Clones had been postponed following the death of a candidate.

# elections - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Ex-army chief Sisi declared Egypt's president-elect with 96.9% of votes
# Elections
# Elections

Ex-army chief Sisi declared Egypt's president-elect with 96.9% of votes

Jun 3rd 2014, 7:20 PM 6,204 Views 20 Comments

It comes almost a year after he overthrew elected Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi.

# elections - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

McDonald: 'You are not regarded as competent. Have you got that message Taoiseach?'
# Fight Fight Fight
# Fight Fight Fight

McDonald: 'You are not regarded as competent. Have you got that message Taoiseach?'

May 28th 2014, 1:52 PM 26,052 Views 240 Comments

Enda Kenny said that Sinn Féin just want to promise free services and haven’t a notion how to pay for it.

# elections - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Kenny and Gilmore off to Brussels to discuss outcome of European elections
# Fallout
# Fallout

Kenny and Gilmore off to Brussels to discuss outcome of European elections

May 27th 2014, 9:26 AM 4,919 Views 27 Comments

The European leaders will discuss the impact of the election results as well as the Ukraine crisis.

Number of women sitting on local councils jumps by 30 per cent
# Women For Election
# Women For Election

Number of women sitting on local councils jumps by 30 per cent

May 27th 2014, 8:22 AM 8,818 Views 47 Comments

Fianna Fáil has the lowest proportion with just 14 per cent of their elected councillors being women.

# elections - Monday 26 May, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

May 26th 2014, 10:55 PM 12,762 Views 11 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Gilmore resigning, the elections and two bodies found in search of missing Dublin men.

This was not a vote of anger, it was a vote of community
# Analysis
# Analysis

This was not a vote of anger, it was a vote of community

May 26th 2014, 6:30 AM 6,822 Views 14 Comments

The Taoiseach says it was anger that led to his party’s poor performance over the weekend, but the problem is more fundamental than that.

# elections - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Here are 9 things we learned from the 2014 local elections
# Get Smart Fast
# Get Smart Fast

Here are 9 things we learned from the 2014 local elections

May 25th 2014, 8:45 PM 17,389 Views 39 Comments

It’s been good for Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil but bad for Labour and Fine Gael. But what about the Greens, Socialists and independents? We take stock of the local elections as the counts draw to a close.

Poll: Do you think Eamon Gilmore should step down as Labour leader?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Eamon Gilmore should step down as Labour leader?

May 25th 2014, 11:51 AM 11,847 Views 101 Comments

There has been some criticism of the Labour leader after the party received just 7 per cent of the vote in the local elections.

How does the government deal with the 'loud and clear'' message of the voters?
# Analysis
# Analysis

How does the government deal with the 'loud and clear'' message of the voters?

May 25th 2014, 11:20 AM 9,555 Views 97 Comments

Labour’s electoral “shellacking” and a far from impressive performance from Fine Gael means there is plenty for both parities to consider in the days and weeks ahead.

Victory, despair and an eye on the rugby at the RDS
# LE14
# LE14

Victory, despair and an eye on the rugby at the RDS

May 25th 2014, 6:30 AM 9,191 Views 11 Comments

As the results rolled in, the candidates seeking election to Dublin City Council took it differently.

# elections - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

May 24th 2014, 8:14 PM 10,328 Views 1 Comment

Everyone’s talking about the elections, an Irish man who drowned in Sydney and shootings in California and Brussels.

"We want to use our mandate wisely" - Gerry Adams vows to build on election gains
# Pledge
# Pledge

"We want to use our mandate wisely" - Gerry Adams vows to build on election gains

May 24th 2014, 8:00 PM 13,343 Views 127 Comments

Adams said that his party could now be the biggest in Dublin as well as Belfast.

Micheál Martin is delighted for Kate Feeney...and Mary Hanafin did well too
# Battle Of Blackrock
# Battle Of Blackrock

Micheál Martin is delighted for Kate Feeney...and Mary Hanafin did well too

May 24th 2014, 5:25 PM 20,625 Views 92 Comments

The publicity over the Fianna Fáil strategy in Blackrock appears to have paid off.

Ex-Fianna Fáil TD Chris Andrews set to top poll for Sinn Féin
# Transfer
# Transfer

Ex-Fianna Fáil TD Chris Andrews set to top poll for Sinn Féin

May 24th 2014, 5:16 PM 9,341 Views 33 Comments

Andrews is from a strong Fianna Fáil family but will join Dublin City Council for his new party.

Aaron McKenna: A citizen’s guide to fighting the scourge of cable ties left on lamp posts
# Clean Up
# Clean Up

Aaron McKenna: A citizen’s guide to fighting the scourge of cable ties left on lamp posts

May 24th 2014, 8:10 AM 444 Views 27 Comments

Political hopefuls call for better public spaces, clean streets, motherhood and apple pie – but many are happy to leave their campaigning rubbish about.

# elections - Friday 23 May, 2014

Why are schools used as polling places?
# Poll Position
# Poll Position

Why are schools used as polling places?

May 23rd 2014, 9:00 AM 38,578 Views 181 Comments

There are some very sensible reasons why hundreds of primary schools will close today to facilitate voting.

Countdown's over (finally), here's what you need to vote today
# Mark Your Card
# Mark Your Card

Countdown's over (finally), here's what you need to vote today

May 23rd 2014, 6:30 AM 11,698 Views 96 Comments

You don’t need a polling card, but might need some ID.

# elections - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Here's what happened when a group of children held an election today
# Mock The Vote
# Mock The Vote

Here's what happened when a group of children held an election today

May 22nd 2014, 9:12 PM 14,148 Views 20 Comments

The children of Craggagh NS cast their ballots today. Here’s how it went…

Opinion: Sickened with politics and politicians? Then you should vote tomorrow
# Your Voice
# Your Voice

Opinion: Sickened with politics and politicians? Then you should vote tomorrow

May 22nd 2014, 7:30 PM 64 Views 91 Comments

If you’re feeling disillusioned with politics, you’re not alone – and that’s why you need to make your voice heard.

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 52 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 - Monday 19 May, 2014

A tale of two parties: Here's how the Euros are shaping up, four days ahead of D-Day
# Poll Crunching Time
# Poll Crunching Time

A tale of two parties: Here's how the Euros are shaping up, four days ahead of D-Day

May 19th 2014, 1:59 PM 11,419 Views 107 Comments

Politicians will be blitzing the country this week. But after a raft of polls in the last few days, certain patterns are becoming clear….

Voting in Limerick, but not sure for who? This will help
# Undecided
# Undecided

Voting in Limerick, but not sure for who? This will help

May 19th 2014, 7:30 AM 7,357 Views 14 Comments

A one-stop-shop for Limerick voters that tells you what candidate best matches your views.

# elections - Sunday 18 May, 2014

From banning Galway people entering Meath to using Grindr: The evolution of election literature
# VOTE FOR ME!
# VOTE FOR ME!

From banning Galway people entering Meath to using Grindr: The evolution of election literature

May 18th 2014, 7:45 PM 19,049 Views 18 Comments

A rundown of political communication methods since the 1920s.

Noel Rock: I'm taking €0 expenses – here's why
# Expenses
# Expenses

Noel Rock: I'm taking €0 expenses – here's why

May 18th 2014, 12:00 PM 113 Views 54 Comments

Unvouched expenses would not be tolerated in the any other business, and taxpayers shouldn’t have to tolerate it either.

From bikinis to Nazi relatives, the weird ways our continental cousins are campaigning...
# Eurotrash
# Eurotrash

From bikinis to Nazi relatives, the weird ways our continental cousins are campaigning...

May 18th 2014, 8:45 AM 11,761 Views 7 Comments

They’re a crazy bunch on that mainland.

# elections - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Winning this election isn't crucial to this candidate - he just wants to spread direct democracy
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Winning this election isn't crucial to this candidate - he just wants to spread direct democracy

May 17th 2014, 10:15 AM 8,736 Views 185 Comments

Jan Van De Ven is running as a candidate in the Ireland South constituency, and if elected would introduce a system of eDemocracy.