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#Elections

# elections - Sunday 9 March, 2014

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 279 Views 156 Comments

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

# elections - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Tymoshenko and Ukraine's new prime minister to visit Ireland this weekend
# Epp Conference
# Epp Conference

Tymoshenko and Ukraine's new prime minister to visit Ireland this weekend

Mar 4th 2014, 3:00 PM 12,634 Views 106 Comments

The former Ukrainian Prime Minister was released from prison last week and will join two other political figures for the EPP conference.

# elections - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Dáil's youngest TD to be third Fine Gael candidate in Ireland South
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Dáil's youngest TD to be third Fine Gael candidate in Ireland South

Feb 26th 2014, 1:43 PM 12,755 Views 31 Comments

The Wicklow TD will be added to the ticket later today.

# elections - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Fianna Fáil candidate withdraws from election after Micheal Martin's assistant is added to ticket
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Fianna Fáil candidate withdraws from election after Micheal Martin's assistant is added to ticket

Feb 25th 2014, 4:30 PM 18,073 Views 43 Comments

Padraic Vallely said that the decision came down to “politics” and that he was “gutted”.

# elections - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Nessa Childers: A lot of TDs don't understand what it's like to be in my position
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Nessa Childers: A lot of TDs don't understand what it's like to be in my position

Feb 16th 2014, 5:00 PM 12,685 Views 36 Comments

The independent MEP is taking big financial gamble that could leave her unemployed by the summer.

# elections - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Tánaiste: 'For six long years, our country and our people have been to hell and back'
# Labour Conference
# Labour Conference

Tánaiste: 'For six long years, our country and our people have been to hell and back'

Feb 15th 2014, 9:00 PM 13,810 Views 130 Comments

The Tánaiste and Labour leader has given a keynote address to delegates at the one-day conference in Meath today.

# elections - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Column: Enda, Ireland won't crumble if emigrants are given a voice in elections
# Emigrant Voices
# Emigrant Voices

Column: Enda, Ireland won't crumble if emigrants are given a voice in elections

Feb 12th 2014, 1:00 PM 50 Views 103 Comments

Some Irish emigrants can already vote in the election of representatives in Ireland… so long as they have the right degree, of course, write David Burns and Conor O’Neill.

# elections - Monday 10 February, 2014

Here's definitive proof that Kenny 'Kenneth' Egan will be 'keeping it real'
# Ready To Rumble
# Ready To Rumble

Here's definitive proof that Kenny 'Kenneth' Egan will be 'keeping it real'

Feb 10th 2014, 8:30 PM 19,659 Views 112 Comments

If it’s on his campaign literature, then it must be true…

# elections - Sunday 2 February, 2014

On the fringes: The smaller parties looking for your vote
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

On the fringes: The smaller parties looking for your vote

Feb 2nd 2014, 9:15 AM 8,276 Views 74 Comments

It’s not all establishment parties you know.

# elections - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Nessa Childers will run in Dublin in effort to retain European Parliament seat
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Nessa Childers will run in Dublin in effort to retain European Parliament seat

Jan 29th 2014, 12:00 AM 6,480 Views 30 Comments

The former Labour MEP’s current Ireland East constituency is being abolished.

# elections - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Junior Minister Brian Hayes is running for Europe
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Junior Minister Brian Hayes is running for Europe

Jan 28th 2014, 10:17 PM 7,851 Views 66 Comments

The junior minister will outline his intentions at a press conference in the morning.

# elections - Sunday 26 January, 2014

One of these three people will be a Fianna Fáil election candidate by this evening
# Meet The Candidates
# Meet The Candidates

One of these three people will be a Fianna Fáil election candidate by this evening

Jan 26th 2014, 8:15 AM 13,563 Views 66 Comments

The party is selecting its candidate to run in Dublin ahead of May’s elections for the European Parliament.

# elections - Thursday 23 January, 2014

'If it's a bullet to the head, it's a bullet to the head' says Ukrainian opposition leader
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

'If it's a bullet to the head, it's a bullet to the head' says Ukrainian opposition leader

Jan 23rd 2014, 7:16 AM 7,579 Views 18 Comments

Ukrainian opposition leaders have issued an ultimatum to President Viktor Yanukovych after talks failure.

Banking inquiry will have powers to compel - but no witnesses until after May elections
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Banking inquiry will have powers to compel - but no witnesses until after May elections

Jan 23rd 2014, 7:05 AM 4,464 Views 18 Comments

Who chairs it and who sits on it have still to be worked out, but the banking inquiry committee is unlikely to hear evidence publicly until after the local and European elections, TheJournal.ie has learned.

# elections - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

# elections - Friday 17 January, 2014

Poll: Do you plan to vote in the local elections?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you plan to vote in the local elections?

Jan 17th 2014, 9:47 AM 10,656 Views 142 Comments

The local elections will be held in May – will you head to the polling stations?

Trinity graduates 'sick of party politics' to run in local elections
# Local Elections
# Local Elections

Trinity graduates 'sick of party politics' to run in local elections

Jan 17th 2014, 8:30 AM 11,098 Views 58 Comments

One of the candidates said he feels compelled, as a young person, to take action on issues in his local area.

# elections - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Outgoing IFA president says he has the skills for MEP job
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Outgoing IFA president says he has the skills for MEP job

Jan 8th 2014, 10:27 AM 5,701 Views 37 Comments

John Bryan is expected to run for Fine Gael in the European elections this summer.

# elections - Friday 3 January, 2014

Toronto 'crack mayor' Rob Ford files for re-election
# Canada
# Canada

Toronto 'crack mayor' Rob Ford files for re-election

Jan 3rd 2014, 1:56 PM 11,341 Views 36 Comments

Ford is as much as 8 per cent ahead of his nearest rival in opinion polls, despite admitting to having smoked crack cocaine.

# elections - Monday 16 December, 2013

Bachelet becomes Chile's president for second time after 'landslide' win
# Chile
# Chile

Bachelet becomes Chile's president for second time after 'landslide' win

Dec 16th 2013, 2:45 PM 4,184 Views 1 Comment

Bachelet first held the office from 2006 – 2010.

# elections - Monday 9 December, 2013

Thailand set for elections as parliament is dissolved
# Protests
# Protests

Thailand set for elections as parliament is dissolved

Dec 9th 2013, 8:03 AM 4,597 Views 8 Comments

Up to 100,000 protesters remain on the streets of Bangkok, calling for the complete ousting of the current government.

# elections - Monday 25 November, 2013

'If you've got no vote, you've got no voice' - MEP pushes election registration
# European Elections
# European Elections

'If you've got no vote, you've got no voice' - MEP pushes election registration

Nov 25th 2013, 11:25 AM 3,959 Views 41 Comments

Fine Gael’s Jim Higgins said we fought ‘long and hard’ for our democracy and people should participate in it.

# elections - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Madonna, blaas and Dubliners: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Madonna, blaas and Dubliners: The week in numbers

Nov 23rd 2013, 7:30 PM 11,426 Views 9 Comments

Plus: How many people can’t name their MEP? Hint: A lot.

# elections - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Dáil's youngest TD could run in next year's European elections
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Dáil's youngest TD could run in next year's European elections

Nov 19th 2013, 6:15 AM 9,504 Views 47 Comments

Simon Harris is now among those who is considering running in the redrawn Ireland South in next year’s elections.

# elections - Saturday 5 October, 2013

Senator Rónán Mullen to run for European seat
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Senator Rónán Mullen to run for European seat

Oct 5th 2013, 4:50 PM 6,727 Views 60 Comments

Speaking to TheJournal.ie this afternoon, Mullen also said that he will “probably run for the Dáil at the next election”.

# elections - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Greek police launch crackdown on neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party
# Greece
# Greece

Greek police launch crackdown on neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party

Sep 28th 2013, 10:55 AM 4,997 Views 25 Comments

The party’s leader and a number of other members have been arrested as police get tough after the murder of a leftist musician.

Poll: Should Irish citizens living abroad have a vote in Irish elections?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Irish citizens living abroad have a vote in Irish elections?

Sep 28th 2013, 10:01 AM 12,491 Views 229 Comments

The Convention on the Constitution is to debate the proposal today before submitting a report to the Government.

# elections - Sunday 22 September, 2013

Why you should care about the outcome of the German election today
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

Why you should care about the outcome of the German election today

Sep 22nd 2013, 8:15 AM 5,487 Views 34 Comments

Spoiler: Because the outcome is so unpredictable, that’s why.

# elections - Saturday 21 September, 2013

How Angela Merkel rose to the top job in Germany
# Angela Merkel
# Angela Merkel

How Angela Merkel rose to the top job in Germany

Sep 21st 2013, 5:30 PM 6,619 Views 38 Comments

Maternal to many Germans, symbol of austerity to others, the former pastor’s daughter has come far from an East German childhood to Chancellor.

Merkel strong favorite to win a third term
# Election
# Election

Merkel strong favorite to win a third term

Sep 21st 2013, 9:48 AM 4,212 Views 26 Comments

The German election will take place tomorrow.

# elections - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Poll: Do you listen to what goes on in the Dáil?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you listen to what goes on in the Dáil?

Sep 18th 2013, 9:51 AM 3,613 Views 74 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says the Dáil is “the most public forum in the land”. Do you agree?

# elections - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Australian PM Kevin Rudd concedes election to this man
# Australia
# Australia

Australian PM Kevin Rudd concedes election to this man

Sep 7th 2013, 1:00 PM 15,957 Views 89 Comments

The Conservative challenger Tony Abbott has ousted Labor prime minister Kevin Rudd as millions of Australians voted overnight.

# elections - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Column: Australian politics is at a crossroads – a fact belied by a lacklustre election campaign
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Australian politics is at a crossroads – a fact belied by a lacklustre election campaign

Sep 5th 2013, 7:10 AM 26 Views 53 Comments

Thousands of young Irish men and women in Australia on working visas are becoming caught up in an ugly xenophobic campaign about keeping jobs for locals, writes NSW Senator Ursula Stephens.

# elections - Friday 16 August, 2013

Ireland to give €700,000 to war-torn Mali
# Irish Aid
# Irish Aid

Ireland to give €700,000 to war-torn Mali

Aug 16th 2013, 12:26 PM 5,917 Views 148 Comments

The money will be used to help refugees and internally-displaced citizens of the west African country.

# elections - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Photos: Zimbabwe goes to the polls amid fears of vote-rigging
# Robert Mugabe
# Robert Mugabe

Photos: Zimbabwe goes to the polls amid fears of vote-rigging

Jul 31st 2013, 9:00 AM 3,241 Views 13 Comments

Robert Mugabe has been in power for 33 years, but has promised to step down if he loses this election.

# elections - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Julian Assange launches political party from inside Ecuadorian embassy
# Wikileaks Party
# Wikileaks Party

Julian Assange launches political party from inside Ecuadorian embassy

Jul 25th 2013, 8:15 AM 5,898 Views 71 Comments

The Wikileaks founder said a victory for his candidates would be like putting the country’s best investigative journalists in the Australian Senate.

# elections - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Column: Leinster House can seem impenetrable to the average citizen
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Leinster House can seem impenetrable to the average citizen

Jul 18th 2013, 7:00 AM 46 Views 10 Comments

There is a breakdown in communication between the citizen and their elected representatives when, ironically, our representatives are arguably more contactable now than they have ever been before, writes Sarah O’Neill.

# elections - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Luxembourg PM Juncker resigns in spy scandal
# Elections
# Elections

Luxembourg PM Juncker resigns in spy scandal

Jul 11th 2013, 12:23 PM 5,136 Views 11 Comments

A fixture on the European scene during the financial crisis, Juncker recently faced Luxembourg’s first confidence vote in 150 years.

# elections - Sunday 16 June, 2013

Gilmore: 'Did we manage to achieve everything we wanted? No, this is a coalition Government'
# Labour Party
# Labour Party

Gilmore: 'Did we manage to achieve everything we wanted? No, this is a coalition Government'

Jun 16th 2013, 8:55 AM 5,908 Views 113 Comments

Speaking at the Tom Johnson Summer School in Cork, the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore says as a partner in government there are things they have not yet achieved, but there have been achievements.

# elections - Saturday 15 June, 2013

US want a 'diplomatic solution' to Iran's nuclear program
# Iran
# Iran

US want a 'diplomatic solution' to Iran's nuclear program

Jun 15th 2013, 8:59 PM 5,363 Views 48 Comments

The West suspects Iran’s nuclear program is aimed at building nuclear weapons, but Iran insists it is for generating energy.