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# ge16 - Friday 26 February, 2016

Election 2016: All the latest in our liveblog - as Ireland votes
Live Feb 26th 2016, 5:10 PM

Election 2016: All the latest in our liveblog - as Ireland votes

Prisoners can vote - so why don't they?
# Disenfranchised
# Disenfranchised

Prisoners can vote - so why don't they?

Feb 26th 2016, 6:10 AM 17,584 Views 45 Comments

The voting ban in British prisons has been a source of controversy, but here, just one in five who register decide to fill in their ballot papers.

# ge16 - Thursday 25 February, 2016

Explainer: How does Ireland's voting system work?
# PR-STV
# PR-STV

Explainer: How does Ireland's voting system work?

Feb 25th 2016, 8:30 PM 123,527 Views 41 Comments

Here’s all you need to know about what happens to your vote.

Bamboozled by opinion polls? Get up to speed in 6 simple steps...
# Opinion
# Opinion

Bamboozled by opinion polls? Get up to speed in 6 simple steps...

Feb 25th 2016, 5:00 PM 52 Views 39 Comments

If you’re looking at the polls to indicate the outcome, you should be careful, writes Tom Louwerse.

'Gender quotas won't substantially alter the outcome of the next Dáil'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Gender quotas won't substantially alter the outcome of the next Dáil'

Feb 25th 2016, 12:00 PM 380 Views 52 Comments

The question of gender quotas continues to be a turbulent issue, not only in Ireland, writes Jason O’Sullivan.

WATCH: Lucinda trumps Enda and Joan at the steady hand challenge
# Three Bumps
# Three Bumps

WATCH: Lucinda trumps Enda and Joan at the steady hand challenge

Feb 25th 2016, 10:15 AM 12,644 Views 37 Comments

Could this swing some undecided voters?

Is this still the most economically depressed town in Ireland?
# The Road Back
# The Road Back

Is this still the most economically depressed town in Ireland?

Feb 25th 2016, 9:55 AM 75,166 Views 32 Comments

It’s two years since Bunclody was named as the most economically depressed town. We paid a visit, to see if locals were feeling the recovery.

'Living in Hong Kong, my citizenship means more than just what’s written on my passport'
# GE16
# GE16

'Living in Hong Kong, my citizenship means more than just what’s written on my passport'

Feb 25th 2016, 8:00 AM 106 Views 72 Comments

The ‘home to vote’ campaign pushed for us all to come home, the message is different now, writes Aaron Mc Nicholas.

# ge16 - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Anton Savage: There's one message Enda and Joan are struggling to get across
# Final Hours
# Final Hours

Anton Savage: There's one message Enda and Joan are struggling to get across

Feb 24th 2016, 7:00 PM 40,918 Views 96 Comments

“And time’s ticking.”

Millenials and Celtic Tiger cubs aren't taken seriously as people, never mind as voters
# Opinion
# Opinion

Millenials and Celtic Tiger cubs aren't taken seriously as people, never mind as voters

Feb 24th 2016, 5:00 PM 226 Views 54 Comments

Patronising stunts aside, my generation is simply not represented in the political sphere, writes Anna O’Rourke.

FactCheck: The truth and the lies from the final Leaders' Debate
# GE16 Fact Check
# GE16 Fact Check

FactCheck: The truth and the lies from the final Leaders' Debate

Feb 24th 2016, 3:38 PM 49,964 Views 97 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck has pulled out all the stops for the last-chance, high-stakes battle at RTE last night.

'There's a reason no Fine Gael government has ever been re-elected' - former minister
# Two Days To Go
# Two Days To Go

'There's a reason no Fine Gael government has ever been re-elected' - former minister

Feb 24th 2016, 2:45 PM 21,941 Views 95 Comments

Róisín Shortall is not impressed with Enda Kenny or her old party, Labour.

Gerry Adams condemns death threat made to Fine Gael TD
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Gerry Adams condemns death threat made to Fine Gael TD

Feb 24th 2016, 12:49 PM 21,994 Views 269 Comments

Regina Doherty got into a heated debate with the Sinn Féin leader.

Waterford is - slowly, very slowly - pulling itself out of recession
# My Hometown
# My Hometown

Waterford is - slowly, very slowly - pulling itself out of recession

Feb 24th 2016, 8:37 AM 27,537 Views 62 Comments

Nicky Ryan took a trip back to the Déise to see how Ireland’s oldest city was faring ahead of the general election.

'For me, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are virtually the same'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'For me, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are virtually the same'

Feb 24th 2016, 8:00 AM 2,122 Views 107 Comments

Columnist Julien Mercille gives us his take on the election ahead.

9 things you need to know about the final Leaders' Debate of the election
# GE16
# GE16

9 things you need to know about the final Leaders' Debate of the election

Feb 24th 2016, 12:38 AM 68,307 Views 176 Comments

We’re almost there folks.

# ge16 - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Here's what all of the parties' general election promises mean for your wallet
# Cash Money
# Cash Money

Here's what all of the parties' general election promises mean for your wallet

Feb 23rd 2016, 1:03 PM 19,573 Views 140 Comments

Taxback.com’s calculator aims to show how the plans of the main parties will affect your take home pay.

'Tired and hungry': Labour minister explains why she walked out of local radio debate
# Not Phelan It
# Not Phelan It

'Tired and hungry': Labour minister explains why she walked out of local radio debate

Feb 23rd 2016, 1:00 PM 41,990 Views 104 Comments

Ann Phelan was not impressed with a debate on KCLR FM last night.

More bad news for Labour in the latest opinion poll
# General Election
# General Election

More bad news for Labour in the latest opinion poll

Feb 23rd 2016, 10:21 AM 28,905 Views 164 Comments

Is a Fine Gael Fianna Fáil coalition on the horizon?

This Donegal election candidate has agreed to go on a date with a voter
# Irish Election Rides
# Irish Election Rides

This Donegal election candidate has agreed to go on a date with a voter

Feb 23rd 2016, 7:46 AM 22,678 Views 23 Comments

But on one condition.

# ge16 - Monday 22 February, 2016

'Sick and tired': Death from a thousand cuts in Dublin Bay North
# My Hometown
# My Hometown

'Sick and tired': Death from a thousand cuts in Dublin Bay North

Feb 22nd 2016, 8:00 PM 37,567 Views 26 Comments

Ronan Duffy finds his home constituency squeezed on all sides by stressed services and families labouring under extra charges.

# ge16 - Sunday 21 February, 2016

FactCheck: Does Northern Ireland really have four times more homelessness than us?
# GE16 Fact Check
# GE16 Fact Check

FactCheck: Does Northern Ireland really have four times more homelessness than us?

Feb 21st 2016, 8:30 PM 47,333 Views 144 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck tests some startling claims about Sinn Féin’s record north of the border.

I'm out canvassing for Fianna Fáil and it's a lot different this time around
# Opinion
# Opinion

I'm out canvassing for Fianna Fáil and it's a lot different this time around

Feb 21st 2016, 3:00 PM 190 Views 78 Comments

Lots of people don’t open their doors and many don’t want to talk – but I still love canvassing, writes Donnacha Maguire.

# ge16 - Saturday 20 February, 2016

What's it like to be a first-time candidate? We went canvassing to find out
# General Election
# General Election

What's it like to be a first-time candidate? We went canvassing to find out

Feb 20th 2016, 10:00 PM 20,699 Views 68 Comments

You hear a lot about water charges, unwanted trees and Angela Merkel.

FactCheck: Exactly how good are the jobs created since 2011?
# GE16 Fact Check
# GE16 Fact Check

FactCheck: Exactly how good are the jobs created since 2011?

Feb 20th 2016, 8:30 PM 26,125 Views 126 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 answers a question on a lot of minds in this election.

Relief for Fine Gael as latest poll sees Kenny and co make gains
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

Relief for Fine Gael as latest poll sees Kenny and co make gains

Feb 20th 2016, 6:03 PM 33,359 Views 311 Comments

The party has seen its support slipping since the start of the election campaign.

Thousands take to the streets for Right2Change rally in Dublin
# Day Of Action
# Day Of Action

Thousands take to the streets for Right2Change rally in Dublin

Feb 20th 2016, 5:40 PM 64,522 Views 399 Comments

Sinn Féin TDs came together with Independents and others this afternoon under the banner of Right2Change.

'The one thing I'm certain of is that we're not at 4%' - Howlin plays down latest opinion poll
# Labour's Way Out
# Labour's Way Out

'The one thing I'm certain of is that we're not at 4%' - Howlin plays down latest opinion poll

Feb 20th 2016, 5:00 PM 43,547 Views 382 Comments

Results of the poll appeared online last night and indicate support for Fine Gael is at 30% while Fianna Fáil was at 22%.

'There's no basis for it' - Nash responds to running mate's 'disappointing' sexism claims
# Louth And Clear
# Louth And Clear

'There's no basis for it' - Nash responds to running mate's 'disappointing' sexism claims

Feb 20th 2016, 1:33 PM 20,068 Views 69 Comments

Nash was responding to remarks made by Senator Mary Moran last night.

# ge16 - Friday 19 February, 2016

The candidate that never was: Aislinn Tongue and the social media campaign
# Social Media
# Social Media

The candidate that never was: Aislinn Tongue and the social media campaign

Feb 19th 2016, 6:09 AM 14,594 Views 8 Comments

A number of potential candidates dropped out in the run up to the election, but one in particular caused quite a stir.

# ge16 - Thursday 18 February, 2016

FactCheck: Is Fine Gael right to say it has "maintained disability spending"?
# GE16 Fact Check
# GE16 Fact Check

FactCheck: Is Fine Gael right to say it has "maintained disability spending"?

Feb 18th 2016, 11:58 PM 20,664 Views 59 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck wades into the middle of a row between Fine Gael and a high-profile Dáil candidate.

Beautiful Bray and the demise of the Irish main street
# My Hometown
# My Hometown

Beautiful Bray and the demise of the Irish main street

Feb 18th 2016, 8:00 PM 38,483 Views 52 Comments

Christina Finn lived and worked as a journalist in the Co Wicklow town when housing and homelessness were big concerns. Are they still?

'Downton Abbey and tea cups': We’ve a fairly dreadful record of sexism in Irish politics
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Downton Abbey and tea cups': We’ve a fairly dreadful record of sexism in Irish politics

Feb 18th 2016, 5:00 PM 220 Views 74 Comments

Joan Burton got lots of criticism for her body language during last Monday’s leaders’ debate – but why, asks Lorraine Courtney.

"Play it cool": Micheál Martin's been stopping traffic in sunny south Dublin
# Stepaside Please
# Stepaside Please

"Play it cool": Micheál Martin's been stopping traffic in sunny south Dublin

Feb 18th 2016, 1:44 PM 18,290 Views 23 Comments

The battle for Stepaside Garda Station raged on this morning, as the FF leader stopped by for a barnstorming visit.

A week out from polling day, the Catholic Bishops are weighing in on abortion
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

A week out from polling day, the Catholic Bishops are weighing in on abortion

Feb 18th 2016, 10:00 AM 13,625 Views 262 Comments

Today’s statement from the Bishops’ Conference coincides with a Labour event calling for a referendum.

# ge16 - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Blocking traffic lights and parking in disabled spaces - the poster wars are still raging
# Up The Pole
# Up The Pole

Blocking traffic lights and parking in disabled spaces - the poster wars are still raging

Feb 17th 2016, 3:40 PM 22,102 Views 51 Comments

A number of incidents have been spotted.

# ge16 - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Brother Kevin: 'Where are the 70,000 emigrants the government are luring back going to live?'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Brother Kevin: 'Where are the 70,000 emigrants the government are luring back going to live?'

Feb 16th 2016, 3:27 PM 31,631 Views 124 Comments

Crowley has been running the Capuchin Day Centre since 1969 – he says there are more people at risk of dying on the streets now.

Matchy-matchy: Fine Gael ministers send the same tweets, word for word, during live debate
# Social Media
# Social Media

Matchy-matchy: Fine Gael ministers send the same tweets, word for word, during live debate

Feb 16th 2016, 12:12 PM 26,331 Views 113 Comments

The party said it does not tell politicians what to say on social media.

The Co Sligo village where self-help is the path to growth
# My Hometown
# My Hometown

The Co Sligo village where self-help is the path to growth

Feb 16th 2016, 9:15 AM 44,197 Views 35 Comments

Órla Ryan finds some traces of recovery in a rural area long used to battling on by itself.

FactCheck: The truth and the lies from last night's RTÉ Leaders' Debate
# GE16 Fact Check
# GE16 Fact Check

FactCheck: The truth and the lies from last night's RTÉ Leaders' Debate

Feb 16th 2016, 6:59 AM 59,684 Views 123 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck had another big night, sifting through seven politicians’ statements.