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# ge2020 - Friday 30 October, 2020

Social Democrats member alleged to have voted twice in general election
# Election
# Election

Social Democrats member alleged to have voted twice in general election

Oct 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 42,538 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí in Mallow confirmed that they are investigating an allegation of someone voting twice.

# ge2020 - Friday 11 September, 2020

Tom Clonan: The messaging from this new government has been an omnishambles
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: The messaging from this new government has been an omnishambles

Sep 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 24,950 Views 23 Comments

Its communications strategy has been a mess at a crucial time for public health, Brexit and the economy, writes Clonan.

# ge2020 - Friday 10 July, 2020

Eoin Ó Broin: Now is the time for the Government to borrow and invest in public housing
# Opinion
# Opinion

Eoin Ó Broin: Now is the time for the Government to borrow and invest in public housing

Jul 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 12,798 Views 80 Comments

Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin says the new government has already reneged on its promises in relation to housing.

# ge2020 - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Opinion: The programme for government is like a visit from Santa for cyclists
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The programme for government is like a visit from Santa for cyclists

Jun 25th 2020, 7:55 AM 24,481 Views 176 Comments

Cycling advocate Martina Callanan says now is the time to embrace cycling as the answer to so many modern lifestyle problems.

# ge2020 - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

If PfG is rejected, Micheál Martin says 'there is no Plan B' while Mary Lou McDonald says 'there will have to be talks'
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

If PfG is rejected, Micheál Martin says 'there is no Plan B' while Mary Lou McDonald says 'there will have to be talks'

Updated Jun 23rd 2020, 10:51 AM 41,720 Views 143 Comments

Members of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party are currently voting on a proposed programme for government.

# ge2020 - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Ciarán Cuffe: There's an extraordinary opportunity here for the Greens in government
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Ciarán Cuffe: There's an extraordinary opportunity here for the Greens in government

Jun 18th 2020, 12:30 PM 11,061 Views 47 Comments

The Green Party MEP says, ‘When the planet is burning, it is not a time to argue over the colour of the fire engine.’

Paul Murphy: Green members shouldn't back the deal with FF and FG - it's just not worth it
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Paul Murphy: Green members shouldn't back the deal with FF and FG - it's just not worth it

Jun 18th 2020, 12:30 PM 16,845 Views 82 Comments

RISE TD Paul Murphy says, ‘By going into government, your party is signing up to significant concessions’.

# ge2020 - Monday 15 June, 2020

Leaders of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party agree on draft programme for government
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Leaders of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party agree on draft programme for government

Jun 15th 2020, 12:08 PM 67,222 Views 272 Comments

The programme will now have to be voted on by the parties’ members.

# ge2020 - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Opinion: 'Caretaker governments without any limitations on powers do no favours for democracy'
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Opinion: 'Caretaker governments without any limitations on powers do no favours for democracy'

May 30th 2020, 10:30 AM 18,955 Views 98 Comments

Barrister Hugh O’Donnell says ministers still holding power despite losing their seats is untenable in the long run.

# ge2020 - Monday 18 May, 2020

After weekend row, Varadkar, Martin and Ryan sat down for talks on government formation today
# Coalition
# Coalition

After weekend row, Varadkar, Martin and Ryan sat down for talks on government formation today

May 18th 2020, 3:05 PM 11,309 Views 73 Comments

Fine Gael accused some Fianna Fáil TDs of “damaging” the talks process at the weekend.

# ge2020 - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to enter 'detailed' talks on government formation as 'equal partners'
# Development
# Development

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to enter 'detailed' talks on government formation as 'equal partners'

Mar 10th 2020, 5:27 PM 26,332 Views 226 Comments

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are a step closer to forming a government together following a joint statement this evening.

# ge2020 - Friday 6 March, 2020

Lise Hand: A leadership race in the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak? Labour can't catch a break
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Lise Hand: A leadership race in the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak? Labour can't catch a break

Mar 6th 2020, 10:56 AM 11,912 Views 19 Comments

Lise Hand says Labour members hoping the leadership race would revive the party must be wondering if they accidentally ran over a family of black cats.

# ge2020 - Monday 2 March, 2020

Greens should be 'extremely' careful about going into government with FG or FF, says ex-Labour minister
# Warning
# Warning

Greens should be 'extremely' careful about going into government with FG or FF, says ex-Labour minister

Mar 2nd 2020, 6:10 AM 20,070 Views 36 Comments

Jan O’Sullivan said that the Greens needed to ‘tie down’ any commitments from the two parties.

# ge2020 - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Sinn Féin surges since general election to commanding 15-point poll lead
# On The Up
# On The Up

Sinn Féin surges since general election to commanding 15-point poll lead

Mar 1st 2020, 7:45 AM 44,568 Views 230 Comments

A new opinion poll puts the party’s support at 35%.

# ge2020 - Saturday 29 February, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald warns Green Party that going in with FF and FG would be a 'mistake'
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

Mary Lou McDonald warns Green Party that going in with FF and FG would be a 'mistake'

Feb 29th 2020, 4:12 PM 40,764 Views 127 Comments

She also described a comment about the Greens as being “Fine Gael bikes” was “lighthearted”.

# ge2020 - Friday 28 February, 2020

Opinion: Boston, or Berlin? No, we'll take Sweden or Denmark - this was our ‘Hygge’ election
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Opinion: Boston, or Berlin? No, we'll take Sweden or Denmark - this was our ‘Hygge’ election

Feb 28th 2020, 7:00 AM 29,075 Views 86 Comments

A status quo government is unlikely to represent the need for change, writes Dr Rory Hearne.

# ge2020 - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Poll: Would you consider changing your vote in a second election?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Would you consider changing your vote in a second election?

Feb 26th 2020, 9:10 AM 87,606 Views 211 Comments

The prospect of another election this year hasn’t dissipated.

# ge2020 - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Coronavirus and Brexit talks add urgency to government formation, says Simon Coveney
# Talk The Talk
# Talk The Talk

Coronavirus and Brexit talks add urgency to government formation, says Simon Coveney

Feb 25th 2020, 2:03 PM 11,536 Views 46 Comments

The tánaiste was speaking in Brussels at an EU special summit.

Lise Hand: Mary Lou was borne aloft in a tricolour-draped golden palanquin carved from the bones of fallen Elites
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Lise Hand: Mary Lou was borne aloft in a tricolour-draped golden palanquin carved from the bones of fallen Elites

Feb 25th 2020, 9:49 AM 79,235 Views 170 Comments

Lise Hand was at the Sinn Féin rally in Cork last night, the first in a series planned for this week.

Hundreds of people attend Sinn Féin rally in Cork
# Public Meeting
# Public Meeting

Hundreds of people attend Sinn Féin rally in Cork

Feb 25th 2020, 7:48 AM 37,364 Views 160 Comments

Sinn Féin meetings are planned across the country in the coming weeks.

# ge2020 - Friday 21 February, 2020

The Explainer: Why don't we have a government yet?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why don't we have a government yet?

Feb 21st 2020, 6:00 PM 11,182 Views 76 Comments

We get you up to speed with what exactly is happening.

Varadkar says FG isn't planning on entering government, but will meet with Martin early next week
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Varadkar says FG isn't planning on entering government, but will meet with Martin early next week

Updated Feb 21st 2020, 1:39 PM 29,084 Views 151 Comments

TDs yesterday failed to elect a new Taoiseach on the first day of the 33rd Dáil.

Lise Hand: After a long day, the prospect of an 'accidental' Green Taoiseach gave us 15 seconds of comedic drama
# Opinion
# Opinion

Lise Hand: After a long day, the prospect of an 'accidental' Green Taoiseach gave us 15 seconds of comedic drama

Feb 21st 2020, 10:02 AM 56,025 Views 72 Comments

The vote for a new chieftan had none of the usual frisson of anxiety and anticipation, writes Lise Hand.

# ge2020 - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Micheál Martin announces FF negotiating team, but says coalition with SF 'not the right thing to do'
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Micheál Martin announces FF negotiating team, but says coalition with SF 'not the right thing to do'

Updated Feb 19th 2020, 6:08 PM 64,998 Views 147 Comments

Martin says he has written to Mary Lou McDonald explaining why Fianna Fáil won’t go into coalition with Sinn Féin.

Healy Raes question SF on election promise funding, saying there's 'no such thing as a free lunch'
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Healy Raes question SF on election promise funding, saying there's 'no such thing as a free lunch'

Updated Feb 19th 2020, 5:00 PM 63,301 Views 152 Comments

Pearse Doherty hit out against Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael for refusing to engage with Sinn Féin.

# ge2020 - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Sinn Féin enter Government Buildings for talks with top civil servants
# Get In Formation
# Get In Formation

Sinn Féin enter Government Buildings for talks with top civil servants

Feb 18th 2020, 3:53 PM 34,868 Views 137 Comments

The party will discuss with government officials how its commitments on housing, health, and preparing for Irish unity can be delivered.

Social Democrats accuse Fine Gael of 'game-playing' and cancel meeting
# New Government
# New Government

Social Democrats accuse Fine Gael of 'game-playing' and cancel meeting

Updated Feb 18th 2020, 9:55 AM 48,528 Views 170 Comments

Leo Varadkar last night said his party is “preparing to go into opposition”.

# ge2020 - Monday 17 February, 2020

Fine Gael 'preparing to go into opposition' following marathon parliamentary party meeting
# No Change
# No Change

Fine Gael 'preparing to go into opposition' following marathon parliamentary party meeting

Feb 17th 2020, 8:46 PM 42,528 Views 145 Comments

The party held its first parliamentary party meeting since the election today.

Here's who is in the mix for the job of keeping order in the next Dáil
# Ceann Comhairle
# Ceann Comhairle

Here's who is in the mix for the job of keeping order in the next Dáil

Feb 17th 2020, 1:50 PM 25,056 Views 15 Comments

Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy is not ruling herself out of the running for Ceann Comhairle.

As government-formation dance continues, Mary Lou McDonald does the Macarena
# Move With Me
# Move With Me

As government-formation dance continues, Mary Lou McDonald does the Macarena

Feb 17th 2020, 1:44 PM 73,028 Views 90 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said talks will intensify with smaller parties this week in a bid to form a left-leaning government.

'We are not ruling it out': Fine Gael is open to going into government with Fianna Fáil
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

'We are not ruling it out': Fine Gael is open to going into government with Fianna Fáil

Updated Feb 17th 2020, 8:30 AM 34,174 Views 188 Comments

The party’s 35 TDs will meet today following one of its worst general election performances ever.

# ge2020 - Sunday 16 February, 2020

Quiz: How close were you paying attention to the general election campaign?
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

Quiz: How close were you paying attention to the general election campaign?

Feb 16th 2020, 10:00 PM 40,875 Views 29 Comments

It must be still fresh in your head, mustn’t it?

Bertie Ahern says FF-FG government must involve Greens and SocDems to 'reflect change'
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Bertie Ahern says FF-FG government must involve Greens and SocDems to 'reflect change'

Feb 16th 2020, 1:32 PM 45,739 Views 186 Comments

The former Taoiseach predicted a new government won’t be formed by the end of March.

Greens to invite parties to discuss how new government could deliver on housing, health and climate
# Green Talks
# Green Talks

Greens to invite parties to discuss how new government could deliver on housing, health and climate

Feb 16th 2020, 12:04 PM 18,652 Views 92 Comments

With 12 TDs elected last week, the Green Party is now the fourth biggest party in the Dáil.

Dublin needs a new Lord Mayor and Councils need 34 new representatives after General Election
# CASUAL VACANCY
# CASUAL VACANCY

Dublin needs a new Lord Mayor and Councils need 34 new representatives after General Election

Updated Feb 16th 2020, 9:15 AM 18,104 Views 21 Comments

When a sitting Councillor is elected to Dáil Eireann what’s known as a “casual vacancy” arises.

'No paper candidates': How the Social Democrats' GE2020 strategy reaped electoral success
# Purple Reign
# Purple Reign

'No paper candidates': How the Social Democrats' GE2020 strategy reaped electoral success

Feb 16th 2020, 7:00 AM 26,790 Views 24 Comments

The Social Democrats jumped from two TDs to six in the general election.

'Surprised, not shocked': What do the North's politicians make of the Sinn Féin surge?
# Seen It All
# Seen It All

'Surprised, not shocked': What do the North's politicians make of the Sinn Féin surge?

Feb 16th 2020, 12:05 AM 28,428 Views 78 Comments

Unionists and nationalists all agree that Sinn Féin is a powerful electoral force.

# ge2020 - Saturday 15 February, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know our new batch of TDs?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How well do you know our new batch of TDs?

Feb 15th 2020, 9:00 PM 37,791 Views 20 Comments

Test yourself (quickly, before another election is called).

'Radical policy', 'throw in the towel' and 'grownups talking': Main parties clash again on government formation
# Jockeying For Position
# Jockeying For Position

'Radical policy', 'throw in the towel' and 'grownups talking': Main parties clash again on government formation

Feb 15th 2020, 2:45 PM 37,492 Views 158 Comments

Darragh O’Brien (FF), Louise O’Reilly (SF) and Helen McEntee (FG) clashed on the airwaves this afternoon.

As Greens weigh up options, new TDs say they don't envisage any splits on 'red line' issues
# Green To Red
# Green To Red

As Greens weigh up options, new TDs say they don't envisage any splits on 'red line' issues

Feb 15th 2020, 9:15 AM 31,049 Views 97 Comments

With 12 TDs, the Green Party is now the fourth biggest party in the Dáil.

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