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# Elections

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# Analysis
This was not a vote of anger, it was a vote of community
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.
# Get smart fast
Here are 9 things we learned from the 2014 local elections
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.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think Eamon Gilmore should step down as Labour leader?
There has been some criticism of the Labour leader after the party received just 7 per cent of the vote in the local elections.
# Analysis
How does the government deal with the 'loud and clear'' message of the voters?
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.
# LE14
Victory, despair and an eye on the rugby at the RDS
As the results rolled in, the candidates seeking election to Dublin City Council took it differently.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Everyone’s talking about the elections, an Irish man who drowned in Sydney and shootings in California and Brussels.
# Pledge
"We want to use our mandate wisely" - Gerry Adams vows to build on election gains
Adams said that his party could now be the biggest in Dublin as well as Belfast.
# battle of blackrock
Micheál Martin is delighted for Kate Feeney...and Mary Hanafin did well too
The publicity over the Fianna Fáil strategy in Blackrock appears to have paid off.
# Transfer
Ex-Fianna Fáil TD Chris Andrews set to top poll for Sinn Féin
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
Political hopefuls call for better public spaces, clean streets, motherhood and apple pie – but many are happy to leave their campaigning rubbish about.
# Poll Position
Why are schools used as polling places?
There are some very sensible reasons why hundreds of primary schools will close today to facilitate voting.
# Mark Your Card
Countdown's over (finally), here's what you need to vote today
You don’t need a polling card, but might need some ID.
# Mock The Vote
Here's what happened when a group of children held an election today
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
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
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.
# poll crunching time
A tale of two parties: Here's how the Euros are shaping up, four days ahead of D-Day
Politicians will be blitzing the country this week. But after a raft of polls in the last few days, certain patterns are becoming clear….
# Undecided
Voting in Limerick, but not sure for who? This will help
A one-stop-shop for Limerick voters that tells you what candidate best matches your views.
From banning Galway people entering Meath to using Grindr: The evolution of election literature
A rundown of political communication methods since the 1920s.
Noel Rock: I'm taking €0 expenses – here's why
Unvouched expenses would not be tolerated in the any other business, and taxpayers shouldn’t have to tolerate it either.
# Eurotrash
From bikinis to Nazi relatives, the weird ways our continental cousins are campaigning...
They’re a crazy bunch on that mainland.
# Election 2014
Winning this election isn't crucial to this candidate - he just wants to spread direct democracy
Jan Van De Ven is running as a candidate in the Ireland South constituency, and if elected would introduce a system of eDemocracy.
# Election 2014
Policy u-turn means people seeking asylum can now receive election leaflets
However, Human Rights Ireland said that “issues still remain” with the system.
# you got served
Canvassers getting on your nerves? You need this genius canvassing levy card
You need to print this out, NOW.
# van rompuy who
This MEP candidate doesn't care who Van Rompuy is because no one voted for him
Raymond Whitehead wants to spread the message that there is a democratic way of running countries – “not the dictatorship we have now”.
# Election 2014
Fianna Fáil condemns anti-Semitic remark allegedly made by canvasser
The Jewish Representative Council of Ireland claims a canvasser made remarks regarding the former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter.
# Vote
African National Congress look set to dominate elections in South Africa
The party has 56 percent of the vote, down signficantly from the 66 percent it won at the last election.
# Vote
Polls open in South Africa's first elections with a 'born free' generation
The run up to the vote had been marked by nostalgic rhetoric and voter fury.
# Election Race
Eamonn Coghlan will contest the Dublin West by-election for Fine Gael
Coghlan will join the race (sorry) after being nominated tonight.
# Election 2014
Mairead McGuinness: 'The notion that I'm a safe candidate for Fine Gael is bunkum'
The sitting MEP believes she will have to put up a fight to retain her seat in the upcoming election.
# Election 2014
VIDEO: Labour candidate confronted in Dublin, "thuggery and intimidation" says Joan Burton
Local election candidate Martina Genockey was accosted by two opponents in Tallaght and the confrontation became physical.
# Election 2014
Sinn Féin leads in Dublin, but Hayes faces a fight
Another good result for Sinn Féin means a bad result for the junior Finance Minister.
# needled
Someone knitted this MEP an election poster out of Aran-jumper wool
Now THAT is knitting skill.
# 814 million
Voting has started in the world's biggest general election in India
It’s expected that the country’s 814 milion-strong electorate will shy away from the ruling Congress party.
# Election 2014
'I try to say what I mean and mean what I say' - Ronan Mullen on faith, Europe and farming
Stepping out of the Seanad to run in a massive constituency, Ronan Mullen is aiming to take a seat in the European Parliament.
# Election 2014
'It's always tough' - Pat The Cope Gallagher on re-election, Fianna Fáil and crossing the country
The veteran Fianna Fáil candidate is ready for a tough fight.
# Comeback Kid
Leinster House to local council: This former Fianna Fáil TD is going back into politics
Behan resigned from the party in protest to Budget 2009. He’s now throwing his hat back in the ring of local politics, this time, as an independent.
# Gerrymandering
Hogan demands Martin apologise and withdraw "gerrymandering" allegations
He said he was appalled at accusations he was involved in “gerrymandering” over the boundaries for the local elections.
# Election 2014
‘Labour deserve to be slammed’: Socialist Party MEP on being a voice for the working class
Paul Murphy said Irish politicians are ‘obsessed’ with being the poster child for austerity in Europe.
# Courts
Bankrupt Jillian Godsil takes constitutional challenge to run in elections
The campaigner is fighting to be allowed run in upcoming elections, despite her bankruptcy.
# Election 2014
Here's when you'll start seeing election posters on lampposts across the country
We bet you can’t wait…