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# GE11

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# four years on
With all this good news, why is Labour so low in the polls? We asked Joan Burton...
The Tánaiste answered questions about Labour’s low poll ratings today.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you vote for Sinn Féin in the next general election?
Taoiseach Enda Kenny lashed out at the party yesterday.
# early vote
Joan Burton: Labour will see out its term in office
The Tánaiste has said that a General Election won’t be taking place next year.
# Your Say
Poll: Should a general election be held before April 2016?
Enda Kenny plans for the Coalition to stay in Government until April 2016.
# Retrospective
Three years on, here are the most memorable images of the 2011 election campaign
This time three years ago Ireland was in the middle of one of the most dramatic general elections the country has ever seen. Remember all these memorable moments from the campaign?
# Survey
Trust in this government is as low as trust in the last government
Banks are trusted 2 points less, at 19 per cent, according to the Edelman Trust Barometer.
# Election Promises
Pat Rabbitte: ‘I never said election promises were worthless’
“Isn’t that what you do during an election?”: Pat Rabbitte says his RTÉ comments were misrepresented… by Vincent Browne.
# GE11
Tweeting the election: How one TD really saw the 2011 campaign
Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin kept a diary recording all his tweets – and what he really thought – throughout the 2011 election campaign. Two years on from the election, he shares some of them for the first time.
# New Mayor
22-year-old becomes Ireland's youngest mayor
Green Party councillor Darcy Lonergan says she hopes to bring social growth as the new mayor of Carrickmacross.
# Fianna Fáil
Éamon Ó Cuív suggests Sinn Féin have inherited Fianna Fáil values
The former party deputy leader said support had moved to Sinn Féin after Fianna Fáil deserted its roots.
# In Numbers
Priests, teachers and Instagram: the week in statistics
How much does it cost to live? How much are we saving? How long do we have to get a job? And plenty more…
# People's Convention
Election candidate demands prosecution proceedings... against himself
Diarmaid Ó Cadhla, who ran in Cork South-Central, says legislation requiring him to disclose donations is unconstitutional.
# In Numbers
Advisers, laundry and people kicked out: the new Dáil's first year in numbers
Just how busy has the new government been? Well, they’ve cut their own pay – but they produce less legislation.
# Your Say
Poll: What grade would you give this Government for its first year?
The Labour-Fine Gael coalition took its place in the 31st Dáil on this day one year ago. How do you think it has performed?
# One Year In
From #danafacts to #cardiff: top hashtags of the 31st Dáil’s first year
The government’s first year in office has seen Twitter debates over Miss Piggy, print toner and internship schemes.
# Released
Former IFA president John Dillon released from prison hours after arrest
The farmer was jailed this morning over non-payment of fines related to his use of electronic signs during last year’s general election.
# GE11
Former IFA president jailed over electronic election signs
John Dillon refused to pay a court fine after Limerick County Council complained about electronic signs he used last year.
# One Year On
Seven of #GE11's youngest candidates reflect on their run
From financial difficulties to a car crash, candidates recall their campaign experiences – and give advice for any young person considering running for the Dáil.
# One Year On
Remember this? The most pivotal moments of #GE11
Plus, some of the more memorable (and funny) episodes from the campaigns.
# One Year On
How is Enda Kenny doing on his 'best small country' election target?
One year ago, Enda said Ireland could become “the best small country in the world” in several key areas. Here’s how far we’ve got according to experts in each…
# One Year On
‘I feel duped’: How voters rate their election choices one year on
Twelve months after the historic general election, we asked voters to reflect on their decisions. Here’s how they felt…
# One Year On
Eamon Ryan: Greens predicted property crash but didn't do enough to warn people
In the final part of the series of interviews with politicians, Eamon Ryan explains how he hopes people will be willing to vote for the Green Party again by the next election
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Friday
Your nightly news round-up…
# Say what?
Phrases we haven’t heard since the general election…
Candidates couldn’t stop repeating certain phrases a year ago… what were they again?
# One Year On
Barry Cowen: I want to be seen as more than just Brian's brother
The Laois-Offaly TD, one of only three new Fianna Fáil TDs to be elected in last year’s general election, said he would never have ran for the Dáil if Brian Cowen hadn’t stepped down.
# One Year On
Paul Gogarty: I'm considering joining Fianna Fáil
Former Green Party TD Paul Gogarty reflects on his life since losing his seat in last year’s general election.
# Politics
Mary O’Rourke: Current Dáil TDs are ‘not very bright or intelligent’
The former Fianna Fáil TD said that Taoiseach Enda Kenny has ‘nothing in the top storey’ – but people like him because he smiles all the time.
# GE11
One year after #GE11: Join’s voter panel
We want to hear from people across the country: How do you feel about that historic election 12 months later?
# All's Well...
Haskins to donate refunded election expenses to charities and good causes
Defeated independent Dylan Haskins received an €8,700 refund in expenses, and is distributing it between ten good causes.
# TD Expenses
Taoiseach, Noonan, Howlin among ministers claiming unvouched TDs' expenses
While the country struggles under immense financial pressure, eight cabinet ministers take expenses that can’t be audited.
# TD Expenses
This is how much your TD claimed in expenses in 2011
Figures released by the Oireachtas detail exactly how much every TD in the country claimed in expenses from the day they got elected until the end of December 2011.
# national treasure
Meet the only TD in Ireland who claims NO expenses
Labour TD Eamonn Maloney says he’s not “crusading” but refuses to claim expenses as a matter of principle.
All we want for 2012 (and what we won’t miss from 2011)’s writers have each picked one thing that they are glad to see the back of – and one thing they are looking forward to this year.
# Review 2011
2011: The Year in Numbers
From #aras11 to #ge11, from Ireland’s economic black hole to the controversial household charge: We bring you all the important numbers of 2011.
# Review 2011
Top 10 stories that you searched for in 2011
What do Darron Gibson, Olivia O’Leary, Brian Lenihan and the ‘super-moon’ all have in common? You’re about to find out…
# Review 2011
Obama, Cloyne and an 'elderly poet': how the world's media saw Ireland in 2011
It’s been an eventful year for the nation, here’s how the international media saw the big events.
# Review 2011
#ge11, #Egypt, #tigerblood: the year in Twitter hashtags
From our own #aras11 to the devastation of the #Japan earthquake and tsunami, here’s how some of 2011′s most defining events were captured on Twitter…
# Review 2011
The most telling Irish political pictures of 2011
A general election, the implosion of two parties, EU drama and a Presidential campaign – can you picture all that in one year? We tried…