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#Elections

# elections - Saturday 24 May, 2014

"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 13,355 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 20,650 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 9,387 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 470 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 38,624 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 11,711 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 14,169 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 78 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 108 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 11,429 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 7,371 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 19,101 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 129 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 11,770 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 8,768 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.

# elections - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Policy u-turn means people seeking asylum can now receive election leaflets
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Policy u-turn means people seeking asylum can now receive election leaflets

May 15th 2014, 11:16 AM 4,236 Views 35 Comments

However, Human Rights Ireland said that “issues still remain” with the system.

# elections - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Canvassers getting on your nerves? You need this genius canvassing levy card
# You Got Served
From The Daily Edge
# You Got Served

Canvassers getting on your nerves? You need this genius canvassing levy card

May 10th 2014, 11:57 AM 4,033 Views 1 Comment

You need to print this out, NOW.

This MEP candidate doesn't care who Van Rompuy is because no one voted for him
# Van Rompuy Who
# Van Rompuy Who

This MEP candidate doesn't care who Van Rompuy is because no one voted for him

May 10th 2014, 9:15 AM 9,695 Views 95 Comments

Raymond Whitehead wants to spread the message that there is a democratic way of running countries – “not the dictatorship we have now”.

# elections - Friday 9 May, 2014

Fianna Fáil condemns anti-Semitic remark allegedly made by canvasser
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Fianna Fáil condemns anti-Semitic remark allegedly made by canvasser

May 9th 2014, 10:43 PM 32,705 Views 119 Comments

The Jewish Representative Council of Ireland claims a canvasser made remarks regarding the former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter.

# elections - Thursday 8 May, 2014

African National Congress look set to dominate elections in South Africa
# Vote
# Vote

African National Congress look set to dominate elections in South Africa

May 8th 2014, 7:36 AM 2,765 Views 10 Comments

The party has 56 percent of the vote, down signficantly from the 66 percent it won at the last election.

# elections - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Polls open in South Africa's first elections with a 'born free' generation
# Vote
# Vote

Polls open in South Africa's first elections with a 'born free' generation

May 7th 2014, 7:11 AM 3,266 Views 7 Comments

The run up to the vote had been marked by nostalgic rhetoric and voter fury.

# elections - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Eamonn Coghlan will contest the Dublin West by-election for Fine Gael
# Election Race
# Election Race

Eamonn Coghlan will contest the Dublin West by-election for Fine Gael

May 6th 2014, 10:47 PM 9,612 Views 68 Comments

Coghlan will join the race (sorry) after being nominated tonight.

# elections - Monday 5 May, 2014

Mairead McGuinness: 'The notion that I'm a safe candidate for Fine Gael is bunkum'
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Mairead McGuinness: 'The notion that I'm a safe candidate for Fine Gael is bunkum'

May 5th 2014, 6:30 PM 9,716 Views 56 Comments

The sitting MEP believes she will have to put up a fight to retain her seat in the upcoming election.

# elections - Thursday 1 May, 2014

VIDEO: Labour candidate confronted in Dublin, "thuggery and intimidation" says Joan Burton
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

VIDEO: Labour candidate confronted in Dublin, "thuggery and intimidation" says Joan Burton

May 1st 2014, 3:28 PM 18,217 Views 134 Comments

Local election candidate Martina Genockey was accosted by two opponents in Tallaght and the confrontation became physical.

# elections - Sunday 27 April, 2014

Sinn Féin leads in Dublin, but Hayes faces a fight
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Sinn Féin leads in Dublin, but Hayes faces a fight

Apr 27th 2014, 7:57 PM 21,726 Views 126 Comments

Another good result for Sinn Féin means a bad result for the junior Finance Minister.

# elections - Friday 18 April, 2014

Someone knitted this MEP an election poster out of Aran-jumper wool
# Needled
From The Daily Edge
# Needled

Someone knitted this MEP an election poster out of Aran-jumper wool

Apr 18th 2014, 7:30 PM 12,256 Views 29 Comments

Now THAT is knitting skill.

# elections - Monday 7 April, 2014

Voting has started in the world's biggest general election in India
# 814 Million
# 814 Million

Voting has started in the world's biggest general election in India

Apr 7th 2014, 11:53 AM 5,859 Views 13 Comments

It’s expected that the country’s 814 milion-strong electorate will shy away from the ruling Congress party.

# elections - Sunday 6 April, 2014

'I try to say what I mean and mean what I say' - Ronan Mullen on faith, Europe and farming
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

'I try to say what I mean and mean what I say' - Ronan Mullen on faith, Europe and farming

Apr 6th 2014, 7:53 PM 17,774 Views 236 Comments

Stepping out of the Seanad to run in a massive constituency, Ronan Mullen is aiming to take a seat in the European Parliament.

# elections - Sunday 30 March, 2014

'It's always tough' - Pat The Cope Gallagher on re-election, Fianna Fáil and crossing the country
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

'It's always tough' - Pat The Cope Gallagher on re-election, Fianna Fáil and crossing the country

Mar 30th 2014, 5:00 PM 8,026 Views 48 Comments

The veteran Fianna Fáil candidate is ready for a tough fight.

# elections - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Leinster House to local council: This former Fianna Fáil TD is going back into politics
# Comeback Kid
# Comeback Kid

Leinster House to local council: This former Fianna Fáil TD is going back into politics

Mar 29th 2014, 5:00 PM 11,496 Views 18 Comments

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.

# elections - Sunday 23 March, 2014

Hogan demands Martin apologise and withdraw "gerrymandering" allegations
# Gerrymandering
# Gerrymandering

Hogan demands Martin apologise and withdraw "gerrymandering" allegations

Mar 23rd 2014, 2:47 PM 9,003 Views 90 Comments

He said he was appalled at accusations he was involved in “gerrymandering” over the boundaries for the local elections.

# elections - Saturday 22 March, 2014

‘Labour deserve to be slammed’: Socialist Party MEP on being a voice for the working class
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

‘Labour deserve to be slammed’: Socialist Party MEP on being a voice for the working class

Mar 22nd 2014, 5:00 PM 7,246 Views 72 Comments

Paul Murphy said Irish politicians are ‘obsessed’ with being the poster child for austerity in Europe.

Bankrupt Jillian Godsil takes constitutional challenge to run in elections
# Courts
# Courts

Bankrupt Jillian Godsil takes constitutional challenge to run in elections

Mar 22nd 2014, 7:15 AM 8,418 Views 0 Comments

The campaigner is fighting to be allowed run in upcoming elections, despite her bankruptcy.

# elections - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Here's when you'll start seeing election posters on lampposts across the country
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Here's when you'll start seeing election posters on lampposts across the country

Mar 20th 2014, 1:27 PM 8,891 Views 48 Comments

We bet you can’t wait…

# elections - Sunday 16 March, 2014

FG Ireland South candidate: 'If you’re in Bantry, Brussels or Bruges it’s the same.'
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

FG Ireland South candidate: 'If you’re in Bantry, Brussels or Bruges it’s the same.'

Mar 16th 2014, 5:30 PM 10,584 Views 35 Comments

Fine Gael Senator Deidre Clune is facing a tough race against two of her party colleagues.

# elections - Friday 14 March, 2014

Tommy Bolger wins UL election after Wolf of Wall Street parody video
# Wolf Of Ul
From The Daily Edge
# Wolf Of Ul

Tommy Bolger wins UL election after Wolf of Wall Street parody video

Mar 14th 2014, 7:33 AM 4,423 Views 2 Comments

My name is Tommy Bolger…

# elections - Monday 10 March, 2014

North Korea had an election yesterday. Guess who won.
# Surprise Surprise
# Surprise Surprise

North Korea had an election yesterday. Guess who won.

Mar 10th 2014, 10:20 PM 12,309 Views 38 Comments

In the absence of any competing candidates, voters are simply required to mark “Yes” next to the name on the ballot sheet.

# elections - Sunday 9 March, 2014

Fianna Fáil and Labour select European candidates for Ireland South
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Fianna Fáil and Labour select European candidates for Ireland South

Mar 9th 2014, 6:55 PM 12,723 Views 59 Comments

Micheál Martin paid tribute to Liam Aylward who is retiring from politics, while Eamon Gilmore said the Labour Party is ready to fight come May.

Column: I call bulls*** when people say to me 'we only ever see you at election time'
# The Secret Candidate
# The Secret Candidate

Column: I call bulls*** when people say to me 'we only ever see you at election time'

Mar 9th 2014, 12:00 PM 45 Views 61 Comments

In the first in a series of columns in the build-up to the local elections, The Secret Candidate takes credit for something they didn’t do.

Damien Kiberd: Why are the Irish not more critical of the EU?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Why are the Irish not more critical of the EU?

Mar 9th 2014, 8:30 AM 273 Views 156 Comments

And more to the point – are we “f**ked and brainwashed” by the ‘European Project’?