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# fianna-fail - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Opinion: This Irish election result was not an ideological vote, it was an angry one
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Opinion: This Irish election result was not an ideological vote, it was an angry one

Feb 12th 2020, 8:00 AM 29,142 Views 126 Comments

The shift to the left, including the swing to Sinn Féin, is more about voters’ anger at Fine Gael, writes Larry Donnelly.

Labour hits rock bottom and the second-shortest serving TD ever: 6 election records made this year
# Six Of The Best
# Six Of The Best

Labour hits rock bottom and the second-shortest serving TD ever: 6 election records made this year

Feb 12th 2020, 6:00 AM 27,445 Views 20 Comments

The records behind the rise of Sinn Féin during the election tell their own story.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Explainer: What is a 'rotating taoiseach' and how would it work?
# You Spin Me Round
# You Spin Me Round

Explainer: What is a 'rotating taoiseach' and how would it work?

Feb 11th 2020, 9:40 PM 37,784 Views 60 Comments

The idea is one of the options being floated ahead of potential coalition talks.

Pearse Doherty will head up Sinn Féin's team in talks to form a government
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Pearse Doherty will head up Sinn Féin's team in talks to form a government

Feb 11th 2020, 4:56 PM 51,350 Views 184 Comments

As the election dust settles, the next focus is on who will form a government.

Simon Harris: Abstaining on vote for Mary Lou as Taoiseach is 'the exact same as voting for her'
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Simon Harris: Abstaining on vote for Mary Lou as Taoiseach is 'the exact same as voting for her'

Feb 11th 2020, 1:10 PM 189,431 Views 203 Comments

The outgoing Health Minister said that based on the election commentary, “You’d swear [Mary Lou McDonald] had 80 seats”.

What are the possible coalition options for the next government?
# Ge20
# Ge20

What are the possible coalition options for the next government?

Feb 11th 2020, 12:05 PM 48,165 Views 95 Comments

No one party has enough seats to do it alone – so who is prepared to pair up?

FF finds itself between a rock and a hard place as all eyes turn to coalition talks
# Get In Formation
# Get In Formation

FF finds itself between a rock and a hard place as all eyes turn to coalition talks

Feb 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 45,982 Views 84 Comments

Martin does not have to consult the membership to enter talks with Sinn Féin.

# fianna-fail - Monday 10 February, 2020

As it happened: Sinn Féin surge sees party sweep to 37 seats as last seats filled in general election 2020
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

As it happened: Sinn Féin surge sees party sweep to 37 seats as last seats filled in general election 2020

Feb 10th 2020, 11:40 PM 164,816 Views 66 Comments

Ministers Regina Doherty, Mary Mitchell O’Connor and Shane Ross are among the high-profile names to lose their seats.

Timmy Dooley loses out as FF mayor who started RIC boycott wins seat in Clare
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Timmy Dooley loses out as FF mayor who started RIC boycott wins seat in Clare

Feb 10th 2020, 3:38 PM 22,740 Views 19 Comments

Michael McNamara (Independent) and Violet Anne Wynne (Sinn Féin) were also elected on the same count.

What are the coalition options for the next government, and what are the leaders' stances?
# Seat Projection
# Seat Projection

What are the coalition options for the next government, and what are the leaders' stances?

Feb 10th 2020, 9:31 AM 80,640 Views 114 Comments

For the first time ever, combined Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael seats may not make up a Dáil majority.

McDonald: 'I've made contact with Greens, Soc Dems and PBP about government formation'

McDonald: 'I've made contact with Greens, Soc Dems and PBP about government formation'

Feb 10th 2020, 9:07 AM 23,045 Views 78 Comments

She said her preference would be to form a government without Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil.

The Explainer: What’s happened so far in the general election count?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What’s happened so far in the general election count?

Feb 10th 2020, 6:10 AM 37,253 Views 74 Comments

As the counting continues, we bring you the biggest stories of GE2020 so far.

Couple who ran in the same constituency for different parties both get elected in dramatic final count
# Dail Is Fair In Love And War
# Dail Is Fair In Love And War

Couple who ran in the same constituency for different parties both get elected in dramatic final count

Feb 10th 2020, 4:07 AM 205,847 Views 27 Comments

The two beat off competition from a Fine Gael candidate in what is traditionally a stronghold for FG.

As it happened: Sinn Féin surge across the country as just under half of Dáil seats filled
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

As it happened: Sinn Féin surge across the country as just under half of Dáil seats filled

Feb 10th 2020, 1:26 AM 244,393 Views 83 Comments

The results came in from around the country as Sinn Féin’s support spiked this general election.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 9 February, 2020

'I'm a democrat, I listen to the people': Micheál Martin refuses to rule out Sinn Féin coalition
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

'I'm a democrat, I listen to the people': Micheál Martin refuses to rule out Sinn Féin coalition

Feb 9th 2020, 5:07 PM 42,745 Views 93 Comments

Martin said that ‘today is not the day’ to speak about government formation.

'Kingmakers' and 'political marmite': How the general election is being reported across the world
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'Kingmakers' and 'political marmite': How the general election is being reported across the world

Feb 9th 2020, 10:42 AM 28,658 Views 33 Comments

Sinn Féin’s performance is of particular interest.

Sinn Féin is the most popular party among all age groups up to 65
# Exit Poll
# Exit Poll

Sinn Féin is the most popular party among all age groups up to 65

Feb 9th 2020, 9:03 AM 61,541 Views 109 Comments

The party is particularly popular among younger voters, according to an exit poll.

The nation has decided. Here's when we'll know the results
# Hour By Hour
# Hour By Hour

The nation has decided. Here's when we'll know the results

Feb 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 98,849 Views 76 Comments

We’ve a very long day ahead of us until we find out how the 33rd Dáil will look.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spend up to €1,000 on ads criticising each other over Sinn Féin
# All Ads Up
# All Ads Up

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spend up to €1,000 on ads criticising each other over Sinn Féin

Feb 6th 2020, 10:52 PM 21,946 Views 100 Comments

Both parties are pushing a similar message days out from this year’s election.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Leo keen to stay on if FG loses election - and insists he's not interested in a big EU job
# The Candidate Podcast
# The Candidate Podcast

Leo keen to stay on if FG loses election - and insists he's not interested in a big EU job

Feb 5th 2020, 2:20 PM 18,731 Views 72 Comments

‘As a last resort’ Varadkar said he’ll go into government with Fianna Fail to avoid another election.

Poll: Do ads on social media impact how you vote?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do ads on social media impact how you vote?

Feb 5th 2020, 10:13 AM 18,193 Views 68 Comments

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have spent over €100,000 between them on adverts on Facebook and Instagram since the start of the general election campaign.

The social election: A €100k Facebook splurge by FF & FG ... and Michael Healy-Rae wins Instagram
# Social Networking
# Social Networking

The social election: A €100k Facebook splurge by FF & FG ... and Michael Healy-Rae wins Instagram

Feb 5th 2020, 6:05 AM 22,094 Views 27 Comments

We take a closer look at the online battle for votes.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Q+A: As the leaders of the 'big three' clash, here's what SF, FG and FF are promising in their manifestos
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Q+A: As the leaders of the 'big three' clash, here's what SF, FG and FF are promising in their manifestos

Feb 4th 2020, 9:00 PM 19,088 Views 92 Comments

Examine some of the key general election promises ahead of tonight’s debate.

Gangland crime and coalition red lines: Dublin Bay North candidates debate in Coolock
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Gangland crime and coalition red lines: Dublin Bay North candidates debate in Coolock

Feb 4th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,680 Views 32 Comments

Fine Gael candidate Catherine Noone didn’t attend the debate.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Sinn Féin moves into second place ahead of Fine Gael, new opinion poll says
# Race Is On
# Race Is On

Sinn Féin moves into second place ahead of Fine Gael, new opinion poll says

Feb 1st 2020, 7:40 AM 118,736 Views 241 Comments

Fianna Fáil come out on top in yet another opinion poll with only a week to go until the general election.

Micheál Martin says his staff committed him to backing rent freeze by mistake
# Stumbling Block
# Stumbling Block

Micheál Martin says his staff committed him to backing rent freeze by mistake

Feb 1st 2020, 12:34 AM 48,814 Views 88 Comments

Martin was also grilled over a typo in the party’s manifesto.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 30 January, 2020

'Pathetic': Fine Gael are getting up early in the morning for a Brexit photo-op and Micheál's not impressed
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'Pathetic': Fine Gael are getting up early in the morning for a Brexit photo-op and Micheál's not impressed

Jan 30th 2020, 2:16 PM 41,621 Views 100 Comments

Martin also hit out against Fine Gael’s Phil Hogan, who is now the EU’s chief trade negotiator.

Lise Hand: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are asking 'What can we do about Mary Lou?'
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Lise Hand: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are asking 'What can we do about Mary Lou?'

Jan 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 67,108 Views 141 Comments

After a jump in recent opinion polls, the ‘big two’ parties are worried about a Shinner surge, writes Lise Hand.

Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have spent over €50k on Facebook adverts so far this campaign
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have spent over €50k on Facebook adverts so far this campaign

Jan 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 13,858 Views 90 Comments

The three main parties are way ahead in terms of spending on Facebook and Instagram since the campaign got under way.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling must end, says Fianna Fáil
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling must end, says Fianna Fáil

Jan 29th 2020, 6:53 PM 13,126 Views 39 Comments

Jim O’Callaghan said a Gambling Regulator needs to be in place by the end of the year.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Who wants to be your TD? Meet the 2020 candidates with TheJournal.ie's election centre
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Who wants to be your TD? Meet the 2020 candidates with TheJournal.ie's election centre

Jan 28th 2020, 4:15 PM 137,930 Views 116 Comments

It’s your essential guide to GE2020.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Poll: Do you read political party manifestos before casting your vote?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you read political party manifestos before casting your vote?

Jan 25th 2020, 11:00 AM 23,845 Views 122 Comments

The general election is just two weeks away.

How different are Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil really, based on their manifestos?
# Seeing Double
# Seeing Double

How different are Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil really, based on their manifestos?

Jan 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 35,439 Views 133 Comments

There are a lot of promises to the electorate over the 260+ combined pages in both manifestos.

# fianna-fail - Friday 24 January, 2020

Fianna Fáil promises affordable housing, a rural crime bureau and a tobacco-free Ireland
# Manifesto Friday
# Manifesto Friday

Fianna Fáil promises affordable housing, a rural crime bureau and a tobacco-free Ireland

Jan 24th 2020, 2:15 PM 17,851 Views 118 Comments

The 150-page policy document was unveiled this afternoon.

Proposals to bring Metrolink to UCD and an extension of breastfeeding breaks for women: Leo's manifesto promises
# Manifesto Friday
# Manifesto Friday

Proposals to bring Metrolink to UCD and an extension of breastfeeding breaks for women: Leo's manifesto promises

Jan 24th 2020, 7:37 AM 30,615 Views 86 Comments

Fine Gael will launch its general election manifesto today – as will Fianna Fáil.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 23 January, 2020

FactCheck: The claims made by Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin in the first leaders' debate
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

FactCheck: The claims made by Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin in the first leaders' debate

Jan 23rd 2020, 8:07 PM 25,074 Views 109 Comments

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin clashed last night in a debate on Virgin Media One. We’ve looked at the main claims.

Doherty looks set to top poll in Donegal and Sinn Féin may get second seat
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Doherty looks set to top poll in Donegal and Sinn Féin may get second seat

Jan 23rd 2020, 7:05 PM 41,807 Views 97 Comments

Pearse Doherty’s expected surplus could help his Sinn Féin colleague Pádraig Mac Lochlainn regain his seat, according to a new opinion poll.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Fine Gael promises to cap hospital parking at €10 per day, SF says fees should be scrapped altogether
# Campaign Pledges
# Campaign Pledges

Fine Gael promises to cap hospital parking at €10 per day, SF says fees should be scrapped altogether

Jan 22nd 2020, 8:10 AM 17,916 Views 125 Comments

Public hospitals earned just over €11.7 million from car parking fees last year.

Here's how much the main political parties are spending on Facebook ads
# Social Spend
# Social Spend

Here's how much the main political parties are spending on Facebook ads

Jan 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 21,618 Views 66 Comments

Targeted Facebook ads allow political parties to select who they want to see the advert by age group, gender and where they live.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

No rent freeze under FF government as party states it would be unconstitutional
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

No rent freeze under FF government as party states it would be unconstitutional

Jan 21st 2020, 5:36 PM 37,008 Views 170 Comments

Fianna Fáil has been legally advised against ‘a flat rent freeze’.