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Clontarf residents protest over flood wall plans
Thousands of people joined in a public protest today against Dublin City Council plans to build an 8-foot-high wall along the 3km Clontarf Promenade next year.
As Dana and Norris’s presidential hopes fade, who’s supporting who?
David Norris would appear to have the best chance of being on the ballot paper but he faces an uphill task. We crunch the numbers to find out who independent TDs and Senators are supporting.
Kerry TDs, Flanagan and McGrath back McGuinness but who’s supporting Norris?
Sinn Féin’s candidate has the numbers to be on the ballot paper but David Norris faces a battle to secure enough support. We crunch the numbers on who is backing who.
Norris and Davis to address independent TDs and Senators
The meeting of the technical group is the clearest hint yet that David Norris hasn’t ruled out re-entering the presidential race.
McGrath talking to possible Áras candidates as SF considers entering race
The independents in the Dáil will meet to discuss the presidential race on Friday as Sinn Féin expects to make a decision in the coming weeks.
Halligan: Independents haven't found alternative Áras candidate to back
The independent TD for Waterford has said that no candidate has so far come to mind as independents appear increasingly unlikely to lobby for another name to enter the presidential race.
O'Sullivan leaves door open for late Áras candidates
Maureen O’Sullivan says she’ll be supporting Michael D Higgins – but will offer to nominate an independent candidate.
As three TDs withdraw their backing who's supporting Norris now?
David Norris is expected to break his silence today.
Three TDs withdraw support as Norris campaign hangs in balance
Three of the 15 Oireachtas members who were willing to nominate David Norris for the presidency have withdrawn their offer.
David Norris has 13 Oireachtas signatures for presidential nomination
The independent senator has the support of independent representatives from both houses of the Oireachtas. He needs seven more.
Thousands expected at protest against Special Needs cutbacks
The government says 200 positions have to be cut, but independent TDs say positions should be safeguarded.
Independents demand that Ross be appointed chair of Dáil accounts committee
The Oireachtas’s most high profile committee is usually chaired by the largest opposition party – but the technical group says Shane Ross is the best man for it.
Blow-by-blow: How each party fared in Election 2011
In a nutshell, where each party made its breakthroughs across the country – and where Fianna Fáil’s collapse hit hardest.
The Half Hour Fix: 12.30am
Every hour – on the half hour – brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.
Sinn Féin to table No Confidence motion in Cowen
The party will try to oust Brian Cowen as Taoiseach as soon as it can – but it will need the help of Fine Gael.
Sinn Féin and Independents form Dáil group
The alliance will allow the group to take part in leaders questions and force a vote on a motion of no confidence in the government.