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# Election 2014
FG Ireland South candidate: 'If you’re in Bantry, Brussels or Bruges it’s the same.'
Fine Gael Senator Deidre Clune is facing a tough race against two of her party colleagues.
# wolf of ul
Tommy Bolger wins UL election after Wolf of Wall Street parody video
My name is Tommy Bolger…
# surprise surprise
North Korea had an election yesterday. Guess who won.
In the absence of any competing candidates, voters are simply required to mark “Yes” next to the name on the ballot sheet.
# Election 2014
Fianna Fáil and Labour select European candidates for Ireland South
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.
Voices
Column: I call bulls*** when people say to me 'we only ever see you at election time'
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.
Voices
Damien Kiberd: Why are the Irish not more critical of the EU?
And more to the point – are we “f**ked and brainwashed” by the ‘European Project’?
# epp conference
Tymoshenko and Ukraine's new prime minister to visit Ireland this weekend
The former Ukrainian Prime Minister was released from prison last week and will join two other political figures for the EPP conference.
# Election 2014
Dáil's youngest TD to be third Fine Gael candidate in Ireland South
The Wicklow TD will be added to the ticket later today.
# Election 2014
Fianna Fáil candidate withdraws from election after Micheal Martin's assistant is added to ticket
Padraic Vallely said that the decision came down to “politics” and that he was “gutted”.
# Election 2014
Nessa Childers: A lot of TDs don't understand what it's like to be in my position
The independent MEP is taking big financial gamble that could leave her unemployed by the summer.
# Labour conference
Tánaiste: 'For six long years, our country and our people have been to hell and back'
The Tánaiste and Labour leader has given a keynote address to delegates at the one-day conference in Meath today.
Voices
Column: Enda, Ireland won't crumble if emigrants are given a voice in elections
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.
# Ready To Rumble
Here's definitive proof that Kenny 'Kenneth' Egan will be 'keeping it real'
If it’s on his campaign literature, then it must be true…
# Election 2014
On the fringes: The smaller parties looking for your vote
It’s not all establishment parties you know.
# Election 2014
Nessa Childers will run in Dublin in effort to retain European Parliament seat
The former Labour MEP’s current Ireland East constituency is being abolished.
# Election 2014
Junior Minister Brian Hayes is running for Europe
The junior minister will outline his intentions at a press conference in the morning.
# Meet the candidates
One of these three people will be a Fianna Fáil election candidate by this evening
The party is selecting its candidate to run in Dublin ahead of May’s elections for the European Parliament.
# Ukraine
'If it's a bullet to the head, it's a bullet to the head' says Ukrainian opposition leader
Ukrainian opposition leaders have issued an ultimatum to President Viktor Yanukovych after talks failure.
# Banking Inquiry
Banking inquiry will have powers to compel - but no witnesses until after May elections
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.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you plan to vote in the local elections?
The local elections will be held in May – will you head to the polling stations?
# Local Elections
Trinity graduates 'sick of party politics' to run in local elections
One of the candidates said he feels compelled, as a young person, to take action on issues in his local area.
# Election 2014
Outgoing IFA president says he has the skills for MEP job
John Bryan is expected to run for Fine Gael in the European elections this summer.
# Canada
Toronto 'crack mayor' Rob Ford files for re-election
Ford is as much as 8 per cent ahead of his nearest rival in opinion polls, despite admitting to having smoked crack cocaine.
# Chile
Bachelet becomes Chile's president for second time after 'landslide' win
Bachelet first held the office from 2006 – 2010.
# Protests
Thailand set for elections as parliament is dissolved
Up to 100,000 protesters remain on the streets of Bangkok, calling for the complete ousting of the current government.
# European elections
'If you've got no vote, you've got no voice' - MEP pushes election registration
Fine Gael’s Jim Higgins said we fought ‘long and hard’ for our democracy and people should participate in it.
# Prime Numbers
Madonna, blaas and Dubliners: The week in numbers
Plus: How many people can’t name their MEP? Hint: A lot.
# Election 2014
Dáil's youngest TD could run in next year's European elections
Simon Harris is now among those who is considering running in the redrawn Ireland South in next year’s elections.
# Election 2014
Senator Rónán Mullen to run for European seat
Speaking to TheJournal.ie this afternoon, Mullen also said that he will “probably run for the Dáil at the next election”.
# Greece
Greek police launch crackdown on neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party
The party’s leader and a number of other members have been arrested as police get tough after the murder of a leftist musician.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Irish citizens living abroad have a vote in Irish elections?
The Convention on the Constitution is to debate the proposal today before submitting a report to the Government.
# need to know
Why you should care about the outcome of the German election today
Spoiler: Because the outcome is so unpredictable, that’s why.
# Angela Merkel
How Angela Merkel rose to the top job in Germany
Maternal to many Germans, symbol of austerity to others, the former pastor’s daughter has come far from an East German childhood to Chancellor.
# Election
Merkel strong favorite to win a third term
The German election will take place tomorrow.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you listen to what goes on in the Dáil?
Taoiseach Enda Kenny says the Dáil is “the most public forum in the land”. Do you agree?
# Australia
Australian PM Kevin Rudd concedes election to this man
The Conservative challenger Tony Abbott has ousted Labor prime minister Kevin Rudd as millions of Australians voted overnight.
Voices
Column: Australian politics is at a crossroads – a fact belied by a lacklustre election campaign
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.
# Irish Aid
Ireland to give €700,000 to war-torn Mali
The money will be used to help refugees and internally-displaced citizens of the west African country.
# Robert Mugabe
Photos: Zimbabwe goes to the polls amid fears of vote-rigging
Robert Mugabe has been in power for 33 years, but has promised to step down if he loses this election.