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# ge2020 - Saturday 15 February, 2020

Election posters need to be taken down by midnight tonight
# It's All Over
# It's All Over

Election posters need to be taken down by midnight tonight

Feb 15th 2020, 6:00 AM 24,085 Views 54 Comments

If you spot a poster around your area after today, contact your local authority.

# ge2020 - Friday 14 February, 2020

Éamon Ó Cuív says he's 'completely against' Fianna Fáil going into coalition with Fine Gael and Greens
# Numbers Game
# Numbers Game

Éamon Ó Cuív says he's 'completely against' Fianna Fáil going into coalition with Fine Gael and Greens

Feb 14th 2020, 1:16 PM 63,114 Views 168 Comments

The Galway West TD said this type of coalition is the only option that would give a Dáil majority.

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Quite disgraceful' that Sinn Féin excluded by FF and FG
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Quite disgraceful' that Sinn Féin excluded by FF and FG

Feb 14th 2020, 11:25 AM 56,369 Views 285 Comments

McDonald is to call Micheál Martin this afternoon, but, as she said: “not to shoot the breeze or to exchange Valentine’s Day greetings”.

A century of splits and the 'passing on of authority' : How does the modern Sinn Féin trace its roots back to the civil war?
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

A century of splits and the 'passing on of authority' : How does the modern Sinn Féin trace its roots back to the civil war?

Feb 14th 2020, 9:30 AM 28,486 Views 51 Comments

The party of today owes its success to the peace process, writes Brian Hanley.

Ruth Coppinger to contest Seanad election after losing Dáil seat
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Ruth Coppinger to contest Seanad election after losing Dáil seat

Feb 14th 2020, 9:01 AM 40,378 Views 97 Comments

A number of former TDs are expected to launch Seanad bids.

# ge2020 - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Micheál Martin 'can't rule out another general election' after rejecting talks with Sinn Féin
# It's A No
# It's A No

Micheál Martin 'can't rule out another general election' after rejecting talks with Sinn Féin

Updated Feb 13th 2020, 11:09 PM 143,324 Views 448 Comments

Micheál Martin told a parliamentary party meeting that principles can’t change overnight.

As new SF TDs arrive at Leinster House, McDonald says it will be 'very difficult' to form government without FF or FG
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

As new SF TDs arrive at Leinster House, McDonald says it will be 'very difficult' to form government without FF or FG

Updated Feb 13th 2020, 1:36 PM 67,719 Views 183 Comments

Newly election SF TDs met for the first time today.

New group of rural independent TDs 'willing to engage with all parties' to help form government
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

New group of rural independent TDs 'willing to engage with all parties' to help form government

Feb 13th 2020, 10:40 AM 31,618 Views 34 Comments

The Rural Independent Group comprises Mattie McGrath, Michael Collins, Carol Nolan, Michael Healy-Rae and Danny Healy-Rae.

Opinion: Last Saturday, I voted for the first time as an Irish citizen. It was a gift I will cherish
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Opinion: Last Saturday, I voted for the first time as an Irish citizen. It was a gift I will cherish

Feb 13th 2020, 8:00 AM 39,924 Views 85 Comments

I have never had the freedom to vote before, writes Razan Ibrahim.

Mary Lou McDonald has contacted Micheál Martin to seek a meeting about government formation
# Your Move
# Your Move

Mary Lou McDonald has contacted Micheál Martin to seek a meeting about government formation

Feb 13th 2020, 7:41 AM 23,197 Views 110 Comments

It comes ahead of a meeting of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party later today.

Fianna Fáil TDs to hold first meeting as big question remains: Will they consider coalition with Sinn Féin?
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Fianna Fáil TDs to hold first meeting as big question remains: Will they consider coalition with Sinn Féin?

Feb 13th 2020, 7:00 AM 11,660 Views 49 Comments

The party will meet at noon today.

'The next generation': Who is likely to put their name forward as the next Labour leader?
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'The next generation': Who is likely to put their name forward as the next Labour leader?

Feb 13th 2020, 6:00 AM 17,603 Views 32 Comments

There are four main contenders for the job to replace Brendan Howlin, but the task ahead for the winner is immense.

# ge2020 - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

'Discussion about the potential for a government of change': Mary Lou McDonald meets with Green Party and People Before Profit
# Coalition Talks
# Coalition Talks

'Discussion about the potential for a government of change': Mary Lou McDonald meets with Green Party and People Before Profit

Updated Feb 12th 2020, 2:00 PM 81,984 Views 165 Comments

She will meet with the Social Democrats tomorrow.

Leo Varadkar says he'll most likely be the leader of the opposition after the next government is formed
# Opposition Benches
# Opposition Benches

Leo Varadkar says he'll most likely be the leader of the opposition after the next government is formed

Feb 12th 2020, 11:10 AM 43,217 Views 109 Comments

Varadkar says he wants to modernise Fine Gael.

Poll: Would you prefer a 'rotating Taoiseach' system?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you prefer a 'rotating Taoiseach' system?

Feb 12th 2020, 8:49 AM 56,606 Views 121 Comments

The idea has been brought up recently, and not for the first time.

Opinion: This Irish election result was not an ideological vote, it was an angry one
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Opinion: This Irish election result was not an ideological vote, it was an angry one

Feb 12th 2020, 8:00 AM 29,142 Views 126 Comments

The shift to the left, including the swing to Sinn Féin, is more about voters’ anger at Fine Gael, writes Larry Donnelly.

What next for Leo? No mutterings of heaves, but will Varadkar be able for the opposition benches?
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

What next for Leo? No mutterings of heaves, but will Varadkar be able for the opposition benches?

Feb 12th 2020, 6:15 AM 23,756 Views 52 Comments

Big players in Fine Gael are backing Leo Varadkar after a bad election for the party.

Labour hits rock bottom and the second-shortest serving TD ever: 6 election records made this year
# Six Of The Best
# Six Of The Best

Labour hits rock bottom and the second-shortest serving TD ever: 6 election records made this year

Feb 12th 2020, 6:00 AM 27,445 Views 21 Comments

The records behind the rise of Sinn Féin during the election tell their own story.

How did they do it? Sinn Féin's historic 24% win was built on learnt lessons and a fed-up electorate
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

How did they do it? Sinn Féin's historic 24% win was built on learnt lessons and a fed-up electorate

Feb 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 26,264 Views 85 Comments

Sinn Féin gathered 9% of first preferences in the local elections – now the party has increased Dáil seats from 22 to 37.

# ge2020 - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Explainer: What is a 'rotating taoiseach' and how would it work?
# You Spin Me Round
# You Spin Me Round

Explainer: What is a 'rotating taoiseach' and how would it work?

Feb 11th 2020, 9:40 PM 37,784 Views 60 Comments

The idea is one of the options being floated ahead of potential coalition talks.

Meet the youngest member of the new Dáil: 22-year-old student James O'Connor
# Fresh Faced
# Fresh Faced

Meet the youngest member of the new Dáil: 22-year-old student James O'Connor

Feb 11th 2020, 8:30 PM 72,925 Views 52 Comments

The Fianna Fáil TD, elected in Cork East, is the youngest member of the 33rd Dáil.

Pearse Doherty will head up Sinn Féin's team in talks to form a government
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Pearse Doherty will head up Sinn Féin's team in talks to form a government

Feb 11th 2020, 4:56 PM 51,350 Views 184 Comments

As the election dust settles, the next focus is on who will form a government.

Simon Harris: Abstaining on vote for Mary Lou as Taoiseach is 'the exact same as voting for her'
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Simon Harris: Abstaining on vote for Mary Lou as Taoiseach is 'the exact same as voting for her'

Feb 11th 2020, 1:10 PM 189,431 Views 203 Comments

The outgoing Health Minister said that based on the election commentary, “You’d swear [Mary Lou McDonald] had 80 seats”.

A GAA star, a former Army Ranger and more than a few teachers: The new faces in the Dáil
# 33rd Dail
# 33rd Dail

A GAA star, a former Army Ranger and more than a few teachers: The new faces in the Dáil

Feb 11th 2020, 12:32 PM 50,229 Views 43 Comments

There will be dozens of new – and old – faces in the 33rd Dáil.

Here is a complete list of all the TDs elected to the 33rd Dáil
# Elected
# Elected

Here is a complete list of all the TDs elected to the 33rd Dáil

Updated Feb 11th 2020, 10:30 AM 466,949 Views 130 Comments

There are 160 seats across 39 constituencies. All have now been filled.

Poll: Do you keep your vote private?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you keep your vote private?

Feb 11th 2020, 9:18 AM 37,986 Views 72 Comments

Do you tell people how you vote?

Here are all the TDs we're saying goodbye to after they lost their seats
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Here are all the TDs we're saying goodbye to after they lost their seats

Updated Feb 11th 2020, 9:00 AM 230,734 Views 170 Comments

35 deputies did not get re-elected, including some high profile names.

FF finds itself between a rock and a hard place as all eyes turn to coalition talks
# Get In Formation
# Get In Formation

FF finds itself between a rock and a hard place as all eyes turn to coalition talks

Feb 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 45,982 Views 84 Comments

Martin does not have to consult the membership to enter talks with Sinn Féin.

The 1% issue: Did Ireland's Brexit team get a bounce in votes?
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

The 1% issue: Did Ireland's Brexit team get a bounce in votes?

Feb 11th 2020, 6:10 AM 26,242 Views 20 Comments

Despite being a junior minister, Helen McEntee has earned a significant international profile due to Brexit talks.

Full house: Here are your 160 TDs elected in the 2020 general election
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Full house: Here are your 160 TDs elected in the 2020 general election

Feb 11th 2020, 1:12 AM 162,429 Views 234 Comments

The last constituency to return a result was Cavan-Monaghan.

# ge2020 - Monday 10 February, 2020

As it happened: Sinn Féin surge sees party sweep to 37 seats as last seats filled in general election 2020
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

As it happened: Sinn Féin surge sees party sweep to 37 seats as last seats filled in general election 2020

Feb 10th 2020, 11:40 PM 164,816 Views 66 Comments

Ministers Regina Doherty, Mary Mitchell O’Connor and Shane Ross are among the high-profile names to lose their seats.

Back from the dead: How Sinn Féin surpluses helped bring left-wing candidates over the line
# To The Left
# To The Left

Back from the dead: How Sinn Féin surpluses helped bring left-wing candidates over the line

Feb 10th 2020, 9:30 PM 37,143 Views 52 Comments

More than any other party, Solidarity-PBP benefitted hugely from Sinn Féin transfers.

Mary Lou McDonald: 'I may well be the next Taoiseach'
# Sinn Féin Surge
# Sinn Féin Surge

Mary Lou McDonald: 'I may well be the next Taoiseach'

Updated Feb 10th 2020, 9:15 PM 97,790 Views 204 Comments

The Dáil is set to sit in nine days’ time.

Sinn Féin TD says he was 'very excited' when he shouted 'Up the Ra' after being elected to the Dáil
# David Cullinane
# David Cullinane

Sinn Féin TD says he was 'very excited' when he shouted 'Up the Ra' after being elected to the Dáil

Updated Feb 10th 2020, 8:28 PM 178,456 Views 413 Comments

A video being shared on social media shows David Cullinane making the statement in an address to supporters.

Far-right parties barely register after polling less than 1% in most constituencies
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Far-right parties barely register after polling less than 1% in most constituencies

Feb 10th 2020, 8:14 PM 70,541 Views 105 Comments

Populist far-right parties failed to return a single candidate to the 33rd Dáil.

'We were blindsided by the surge of votes for Sinn Féin': Is there a future for the Labour Party after yet another dismal election?
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'We were blindsided by the surge of votes for Sinn Féin': Is there a future for the Labour Party after yet another dismal election?

Feb 10th 2020, 7:44 PM 22,765 Views 63 Comments

Left-leaning parties including Sinn Féin, the Green Party and Social Democrats grew their support – so why not the Labour Party?

Neither a ripple nor a wave - the Green Party's record-breaking election
# Going Green
# Going Green

Neither a ripple nor a wave - the Green Party's record-breaking election

Feb 10th 2020, 5:23 PM 29,682 Views 43 Comments

The Green Party’s best ever election result has been overshadowed by the Sinn Féin surge.

Former health minister James Reilly is retiring from politics
# Dublin Fingal
# Dublin Fingal

Former health minister James Reilly is retiring from politics

Feb 10th 2020, 5:23 PM 32,956 Views 50 Comments

The Fine Gael politician ran unsuccessfully for the third time in Dublin Fingal.

Poll-toppers: the 10 candidates who secured the most first-preference votes in this year's election
# Top Of The Class
# Top Of The Class

Poll-toppers: the 10 candidates who secured the most first-preference votes in this year's election

Feb 10th 2020, 4:06 PM 36,022 Views 13 Comments

Nine of the top ten TDs were Sinn Féin representatives, showing the extent of their surge across the country.

Timmy Dooley loses out as FF mayor who started RIC boycott wins seat in Clare
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Timmy Dooley loses out as FF mayor who started RIC boycott wins seat in Clare

Feb 10th 2020, 3:38 PM 22,740 Views 19 Comments

Michael McNamara (Independent) and Violet Anne Wynne (Sinn Féin) were also elected on the same count.