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Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spent thousands of euro targeting voters with Facebook ads
# Share And Like
# Share And Like

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spent thousands of euro targeting voters with Facebook ads

Jan 14th 2017, 7:35 AM 6,494 Views 36 Comments

Both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael targeted voters through social media during the general election

'I forgot to give them a receipt': James Reilly referred to gardaí by Sipo over €1k election donation
# Oversight
# Oversight

'I forgot to give them a receipt': James Reilly referred to gardaí by Sipo over €1k election donation

Jan 13th 2017, 12:32 PM 23,055 Views 75 Comments

Under Sipo rules, the maximum cash donation that may be accepted by a candidate during the general election is €200.

THE WINNERS: These are all the TDs that have been elected
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

THE WINNERS: These are all the TDs that have been elected

Dec 22nd 2016, 6:00 PM 406,809 Views 212 Comments

It’s been a long weekend and these lads and ladies have already passed the post.

Fine Gael TD fined €3,000 for littering with 'Keep the recovery going' posters
# Poster Boy
# Poster Boy

Fine Gael TD fined €3,000 for littering with 'Keep the recovery going' posters

Oct 4th 2016, 3:13 PM 17,426 Views 42 Comments

Dublin City Council brought charges against Noel Rock for breaking litter laws.

Who's in? Who's out? These are your new ministers
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Who's in? Who's out? These are your new ministers

May 6th 2016, 6:39 PM 209,221 Views 505 Comments

Enda Kenny revealed his Cabinet this afternoon.

Which Independents are open to talking to Enda Kenny?
# Endapendents
# Endapendents

Which Independents are open to talking to Enda Kenny?

Apr 29th 2016, 7:34 AM 13,246 Views 63 Comments

As talks between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are tipped to be coming to an end – the spotlight turns to the independents.

Fianna Fáil says it's now 'end game' and wants Dáil debate on water
# Day 60
# Day 60

Fianna Fáil says it's now 'end game' and wants Dáil debate on water

Apr 26th 2016, 11:44 PM 43,600 Views 193 Comments

The party wants the debate to be held tomorrow.

FactCheck: How much have TDs and ministers been paid since the election?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: How much have TDs and ministers been paid since the election?

Apr 25th 2016, 9:55 PM 36,035 Views 58 Comments

And are they really “doing nothing”? TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck is on the case.

Enda Kenny offers Micheál Martin a full partnership government as leaders finally talk
# Let's Talk
# Let's Talk

Enda Kenny offers Micheál Martin a full partnership government as leaders finally talk

Apr 6th 2016, 10:59 PM 45,043 Views 167 Comments

The meeting between Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin began at 8.30pm.

Jack Chambers has taken some heat on social media, but public figures get criticised all the time
# Opinion
# Opinion

Jack Chambers has taken some heat on social media, but public figures get criticised all the time

Mar 20th 2016, 8:00 AM 1,104 Views 35 Comments

Columnist Julien Mercille writes that if we start policing the internet for online abuse we can say goodbye to freedom of speech.

There has been a sharp rise in Irish Water cancellations since the general election
# Not Paying
# Not Paying

There has been a sharp rise in Irish Water cancellations since the general election

Mar 10th 2016, 10:51 PM 58,822 Views 192 Comments

The revelation will come as a further blow to the future of water charges.

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael need to get with the message from Irish voters
# GE16
# GE16

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael need to get with the message from Irish voters

Mar 7th 2016, 5:21 PM 162 Views 103 Comments

There’s no need to panic, this is a political evolution, not a crisis, writes Maura Adshead.

Getting more women in the Dáil can't be a once off thing, such progress must continue
# Opinion
# Opinion

Getting more women in the Dáil can't be a once off thing, such progress must continue

Mar 6th 2016, 8:00 AM 141 Views 57 Comments

In comparison to the 2011 general election, there has been an increase of over 40% in the number of women in the Dáil.

The Independent Alliance had a "constructive" meeting with Enda
# The Dance Begins
# The Dance Begins

The Independent Alliance had a "constructive" meeting with Enda

Mar 4th 2016, 1:15 PM 31,437 Views 119 Comments

It comes ahead of the vote for Taoiseach next Thursday.

Half of Irish people think freer abortion access should be priority for next government
# Choice
# Choice

Half of Irish people think freer abortion access should be priority for next government

Mar 4th 2016, 10:00 AM 13,606 Views 255 Comments

Almost three quarters of the people polled think there should be a referendum to allow the people to vote on the Eighth amendment.

Fianna Fáil are back, and they're no longer 'male, stale and outside the Pale'
# Analysis
# Analysis

Fianna Fáil are back, and they're no longer 'male, stale and outside the Pale'

Mar 4th 2016, 8:00 AM 29,615 Views 66 Comments

The party managed to claw its way back into the Dáil, in crucial constituencies across Ireland, including Dublin. And they finally have some female TDs.

10 things about Ireland's general election the world needs to understand
# Glad It's Over
From The Daily Edge
# Glad It's Over

10 things about Ireland's general election the world needs to understand

Mar 3rd 2016, 9:30 PM 6,715 Views 2 Comments

Political discourse can involve One Direction. That’s how it works here.

THE LOSERS: The TDs we're saying goodbye to after they lost their seats
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

THE LOSERS: The TDs we're saying goodbye to after they lost their seats

Mar 3rd 2016, 6:40 PM 143,275 Views 104 Comments

It’s been a rough couple of days for these well-known faces.

Labour just had the worst election in its 104-year history
# The Red Wedding
# The Red Wedding

Labour just had the worst election in its 104-year history

Mar 3rd 2016, 11:59 AM 46,064 Views 146 Comments

It might sound impossible, but Labour’s devastating defeat is even worse than it looks.

Labour's Willie Penrose has taken the last Dáil seat after an epic count
# Overnight Count
# Overnight Count

Labour's Willie Penrose has taken the last Dáil seat after an epic count

Mar 3rd 2016, 10:06 AM 36,993 Views 105 Comments

The marathon count went on all night – here’s who’s left standing this morning…

The Longford-Westmeath recount is back underway
# Longford Westmeath
# Longford Westmeath

The Longford-Westmeath recount is back underway

Mar 2nd 2016, 7:15 PM 45,612 Views 57 Comments

It’s the fifth day of the epic count.

We now have more female TDs than ever before - but do we really have gender quotas to thank?
# Mná Na HÉireann
# Mná Na HÉireann

We now have more female TDs than ever before - but do we really have gender quotas to thank?

Mar 1st 2016, 7:00 PM 49,929 Views 75 Comments

A comprehensive analysis of the historic election of 35 women to the 32nd Dáil.

A Labour loss in the 'group of death' and now there are just 2 seats up for grabs
Live Mar 1st 2016, 5:25 PM

A Labour loss in the 'group of death' and now there are just 2 seats up for grabs

'Group of Death': Minister for Drugs Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has lost his Dáil seat
# Dublin Bay North
# Dublin Bay North

'Group of Death': Minister for Drugs Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has lost his Dáil seat

Mar 1st 2016, 12:50 PM 94,543 Views 236 Comments

As rules stand now, it looks like Labour will lose its speaking rights in the chamber.

The low-downs: The 11 candidates who secured the least votes this election
# Bottoms Up
# Bottoms Up

The low-downs: The 11 candidates who secured the least votes this election

Feb 29th 2016, 5:08 PM 61,713 Views 37 Comments

Strange policies, late announced-campaigns and relative obscurity didn’t help these former Dáil hopefuls.

Poll-toppers: The 10 candidates who secured the most votes this election
# Winners Alright
# Winners Alright

Poll-toppers: The 10 candidates who secured the most votes this election

Feb 29th 2016, 12:54 PM 47,443 Views 52 Comments

Independents, party leaders and long-time TDs are all in the mix.

In or out: What happened to the Fine Gael and Labour ministers?
# Nailbiting
# Nailbiting

In or out: What happened to the Fine Gael and Labour ministers?

Feb 29th 2016, 9:14 AM 21,500 Views 54 Comments

It’s been a weekend of drama. As the dust settles, who’s left standing for Fine Gael and Labour?

'Up Fianna Fáil, we're back!': How the party reclaimed 'Fine Gael country'
# A Weekend In Mayo
# A Weekend In Mayo

'Up Fianna Fáil, we're back!': How the party reclaimed 'Fine Gael country'

Feb 28th 2016, 11:00 PM 23,667 Views 81 Comments

The recovery that happened wasn’t the one Fine Gael had in mind.

THE NEWBIES: Introducing your new first-time TDs
# Fresh Blood
# Fresh Blood

THE NEWBIES: Introducing your new first-time TDs

Feb 28th 2016, 8:00 PM 60,198 Views 36 Comments

Meet the new kids on the block.

James Reilly loses Dáil seat, says he will now consider his future in politics
# Gone
# Gone

James Reilly loses Dáil seat, says he will now consider his future in politics

Feb 28th 2016, 4:35 PM 90,292 Views 78 Comments

The Fine Gael deputy leader looked unlikely from early on to take a seat in north Co Dublin.

Alan Kelly's re-election reaction is already turning into a glorious meme
# Helluva Drug
From The Daily Edge
# Helluva Drug

Alan Kelly's re-election reaction is already turning into a glorious meme

Feb 28th 2016, 4:00 PM 39,254 Views 82 Comments

Bit of power. Be grand.

Two Healy-Rae brothers elected to the Dáil
# Dynasty
# Dynasty

Two Healy-Rae brothers elected to the Dáil

Feb 28th 2016, 11:42 AM 43,418 Views 148 Comments

Michael is bringing brother Danny from the Kingdom to Leinster House.

Five simple reasons the government got the mood of the people so wrong
# Opinion
# Opinion

Five simple reasons the government got the mood of the people so wrong

Feb 28th 2016, 6:00 AM 165 Views 52 Comments

The government’s electoral campaign emphasised the two slogans of “economic recovery” and “stability” failed to convince many voters, writes columnist Julien Mercille.

15 pictures that got us through election count day
# Out Of Their Box
# Out Of Their Box

15 pictures that got us through election count day

Feb 28th 2016, 5:30 AM 80,906 Views 32 Comments

Bustle and boredom. agony and ecstasy.

Incredible - Maureen O'Sullivan has come back from the dead to take the final seat in Dublin Central
# From The Jaws Of Defeat
# From The Jaws Of Defeat

Incredible - Maureen O'Sullivan has come back from the dead to take the final seat in Dublin Central

Feb 27th 2016, 11:59 PM 23,030 Views 28 Comments

The independent TD has retained her seat with a last-gasp charge at the 11th count.

Candidate removed from Mayo count centre after approaching Enda Kenny
# Stephen Manning
# Stephen Manning

Candidate removed from Mayo count centre after approaching Enda Kenny

Feb 27th 2016, 11:45 PM 42,796 Views 30 Comments

Stephen Manning was removed from the building after an exchange with security.

Joan Burton survives: Labour leader keeps seat in Dublin West battle
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

Joan Burton survives: Labour leader keeps seat in Dublin West battle

Feb 27th 2016, 9:44 PM 68,578 Views 204 Comments

She got in.

Re-elected Enda Kenny: "Democracy is always exciting - but merciless"
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

Re-elected Enda Kenny: "Democracy is always exciting - but merciless"

Feb 27th 2016, 9:29 PM 20,921 Views 60 Comments

Kenny admits FG-Lab coalition is out but won’t be pressed on linking with Fianna Fáil.

The votes have been cast and the count is ready to begin - what happens now?
# Hey Mr Tallyman
# Hey Mr Tallyman

The votes have been cast and the count is ready to begin - what happens now?

Feb 27th 2016, 8:30 AM 16,498 Views 13 Comments

Garda escorts, thousands of staff and boxes and boxes of votes – it’s count day.

Exit poll: Fianna Fáil surge but it's bad news for Fine Gael-Labour coalition
# Exit Poll
# Exit Poll

Exit poll: Fianna Fáil surge but it's bad news for Fine Gael-Labour coalition

Feb 26th 2016, 10:55 PM 98,661 Views 347 Comments

The first exit poll is in.

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