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# fianna-fail - Monday 10 February, 2020

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 37,259 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 206,411 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
Live Feb 10th 2020, 1:26 AM

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

# 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 42,757 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 28,663 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 61,934 Views 111 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 98,879 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 21,960 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 18,740 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 18,206 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 22,105 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 19,111 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 13,695 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 118,763 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 48,845 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 41,664 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 67,131 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 13,884 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 13,152 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 138,002 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 23,901 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 35,920 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 17,877 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 30,630 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 25,099 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 41,826 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 18,003 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 21,681 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 37,059 Views 170 Comments

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

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin disagree on Sinn Féin inclusion in election TV debates
# Three's A Crowd
# Three's A Crowd

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin disagree on Sinn Féin inclusion in election TV debates

Updated Jan 21st 2020, 1:45 PM 92,994 Views 212 Comments

Sinn Féin has criticised the head-to-head debates between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.

# fianna-fail - Monday 20 January, 2020

Fianna Fáil not happy with Varadkar's 'political attack' during State event with Apple's Tim Cook
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

Fianna Fáil not happy with Varadkar's 'political attack' during State event with Apple's Tim Cook

Jan 20th 2020, 2:53 PM 26,793 Views 47 Comments

Fianna Fáil want Sipo to carry out an investigation.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 19 January, 2020

Fine Gael accused of 'buying the election' after government advert appears on front page of newspaper
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Fine Gael accused of 'buying the election' after government advert appears on front page of newspaper

Jan 19th 2020, 4:20 PM 52,883 Views 83 Comments

The government has defended the ad.

'I would hate to see that happen': Leo Varadkar responds to opinion poll showing Fianna Fáil out in front
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'I would hate to see that happen': Leo Varadkar responds to opinion poll showing Fianna Fáil out in front

Updated Jan 19th 2020, 3:03 PM 115,469 Views 329 Comments

Fine Gael are just one point ahead of Sinn Féin in the latest Sunday Times opinion poll.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Buckle up, this #GE2020 campaign promises to be interesting

Larry Donnelly: Buckle up, this #GE2020 campaign promises to be interesting

Jan 18th 2020, 9:00 PM 16,382 Views 61 Comments

As a self-confessed political anorak, Larry Donnelly is looking forward to the race.

Varadkar defends Fine Gael social media video that was deleted following backlash
# Deleted
# Deleted

Varadkar defends Fine Gael social media video that was deleted following backlash

Jan 18th 2020, 1:42 PM 63,694 Views 128 Comments

Varadkar said the video had set out to portray serious issues in a light-hearted way.

# fianna-fail - Friday 17 January, 2020

'It will get worse': 'Embarrassed' over-65s forced to sign on the dole
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'It will get worse': 'Embarrassed' over-65s forced to sign on the dole

Jan 17th 2020, 12:05 AM 107,697 Views 161 Comments

Sinn Fein has pledged to restore the pensionable age to 65

# fianna-fail - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Parties settle into the campaign trail: No increase for bankers and promises of jobs for all
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Parties settle into the campaign trail: No increase for bankers and promises of jobs for all

Jan 16th 2020, 8:16 PM 13,279 Views 57 Comments

It’s day two on the election campaign, with a focus on the economy.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

'Extraordinary': Micheál hits out at Leo for calling on Dublin Mayor to address canal tent incident
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'Extraordinary': Micheál hits out at Leo for calling on Dublin Mayor to address canal tent incident

Jan 15th 2020, 4:34 PM 38,449 Views 70 Comments

Gardaí were alerted to the incident at Wilton Terrace yesterday afternoon.

# fianna-fail - Monday 13 January, 2020

'Political stunt' or 'a government drawing to a finish': Election fever has officially taken hold
# February Poll
# February Poll

'Political stunt' or 'a government drawing to a finish': Election fever has officially taken hold

Jan 13th 2020, 10:32 AM 15,636 Views 39 Comments

Several politicians have taken to the airwaves this morning.

# fianna-fail - Friday 10 January, 2020

Varadkar: If we hold election on 14 Feb, it could be 'Valentine's massacre' for FG opponents
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Varadkar: If we hold election on 14 Feb, it could be 'Valentine's massacre' for FG opponents

Jan 10th 2020, 1:15 PM 32,143 Views 126 Comments

Leo Varadkar said that as things stand the Dáil will reconvene next Wednesday as scheduled.