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'Completely ridiculous': Department criticised over last-minute information for voters with sight loss
There are 55,000 people in Ireland living with sight loss.
Factcheck: Will an increase in carbon tax make people in Ireland poorer?
The claim is contained in Sinn Féin’s election manifesto.
Factchecking the election: Here's how we ranked all the claims made by politicians over the last four weeks
We’ve been keeping an eye on the campaign over the last four weeks to sort out the facts from the waffle.
'Strength together': Eamon Ryan says Greens, Soc Dems and independents will talk first after election
Green Party leader Eamon Ryan talked to The Candidate Podcast.
Drugs, howlers and 'people from headquarters': The standout quotes from the election campaign
The election has brought us some memorable lines.
Q&A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on drugs ahead of GE2020
We’ve asked the parties their stance on topics such as decriminalisation and how they would tackle drug-related crime.
Q&A: Here's where Ireland's parties stand on women's healthcare ahead of the election
Where do the parties stand on issues like maternity and infant services, contraception and IVF?
Islanders set to cast ballots in Donegal, Galway and Mayo
The 12 islands have a total electorate of over 1,250.
Ahead of polling day, sign up to get all the latest news and analysis on the general election
All eyes are now on who will form the next government.
Poll: Do you plan to vote in the general election tomorrow?
Polling stations will be open around the country from 7am to 10pm tomorrow.
Election 2020: Here's what each candidate wants to do for your constituency
Find out what candidates say they will do if elected.
Opinion: Never discount the 'friends and neighbours' factor in an Irish election
Candidates in Ireland tend to poll best in their local communities, writes Cathal Mullaney.
'Offer a lift': Calls for people to mind their older neighbours as storm due on voting day
Met Éireann has issued status yellow wind and rainfall warnings for Ireland on Saturday, the day of the general election.
'This campaign has attached jump leads to Irish history': How the world's media has covered the election
News organisations talk about Ireland’s success with the economy and Brexit, but also its failure to tackle the homeless crisis.
A sense of being 'left behind': Emigration and isolation in one rural Irish town
While the boom may be back in Ireland’s cities, not every town and village is reaping the rewards.
Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spend up to €1,000 on ads criticising each other over Sinn Féin
Both parties are pushing a similar message days out from this year’s election.
Mother of Paul Quinn seeks public statement from Sinn Féin MLA that her son was not a criminal
Breege Quinn made the request during a phone call with Mary Lou McDonald this evening.
Sinn Féin's surge could be seen on Facebook before it showed up in the polls
Sinn Féin’s message on Facebook is much the same as everywhere else. But it’s hitting home on the social platform more than other parties.
From alliances to acrimony: Why is the Irish left so fond of a split?
A brief history of the left-wing splits and alliances of the past decade.
Q+A: Here's where the parties stand on a united Ireland and holding a border poll
The question is more immediate since Brexit, so what are the parties saying?
What's your big election question for Eamon Ryan? It's YOUR chance to ask
We want to put your questions to all the party leaders before 8 February.
The Candidate Podcast: Mary Lou says undertone of 'sexism' at play with talk of 'shadowy figures' pulling her strings
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald answers YOUR general election questions.
'I apologise that this has gone on so long': Mary Lou says she'll speak to Breege Quinn this afternoon
The Sinn Féin leader sat down with The Candidate Podcast this morning.
Explainer: What is the Special Criminal Court and what is Sinn Féin's stance on it?
The court was set up after the IRA launched a bombing camapign in Britain on the eve of World War II and experts say it has become “normalised”.
Concerns raised as NBRU to curtail Dublin Bus route on polling day over anti-social behaviour
The NBRU claims drivers haven’t been getting the required assistance from local representatives and gardaí to deal with such problems.
Poll: Do you vote all the way down on a ballot paper?
Some people include every candidate in their list of preferences, while others leave some boxes blank.
Opinion: My polling card will arrive this week, but I live in the UK. Irish citizens abroad should have a vote
It suits politicians who’ve made mistakes for the ‘unforgiving’ Irish emigrants not to have a vote, writes Dr Alan Greene.
Debt and taxes: Here's what the parties want to do to people's tax burdens
It’s all about the money.
Hitting the road in the unpredictable urban/rural battleground of Cork North-Central
The constituency sees just two TDs seeking re-election, one of whom was elected only months ago.
Voting in Tipperary to go ahead this Saturday despite death of candidate, government confirms
It had initially appeared that the voting could not go ahead in the constituency this weekend following Marese Skehan’s death.
'Stop letting us down': Messages for the next government from Galway and Limerick's homeless community
Yesterday we shared views from people in Dublin experiencing homelessness – now it’s time to look outside the capital.
Q+A: Here's what the parties say they will do to reform childcare in Ireland
After a childcare protest marched across Dublin today, here’s a look at what the political parties are promising.
The 2007 killing of Paul Quinn: A timeline of the investigation and the political fallout
Today, Sinn Féin’s Conor Murphy apologised to Paul Quinn’s family for comments he made in 2007.
Storm Ciara to arrive on election day before 'extremely disturbed' weather next week
The storm is set to bring wet and windy weather this weekend.
Mattie McGrath to proceed with High Court action over Tipperary voting date
The ballot in Tipperary was called into question following the death of independent candidate Marese Skehan.
The Candidate Podcast: Leo Varadkar answers your election questions
The Candidate puts readers’ questions to the party leaders.
Leo keen to stay on if FG loses election - and insists he's not interested in a big EU job
‘As a last resort’ Varadkar said he’ll go into government with Fianna Fail to avoid another election.
'They're not seen and definitely not heard': Why it's time for a homeless 'Rock the Vote' in Ireland
There are more than 6,300 homeless adults in Ireland and services say it is often difficult for people to register.
FactCheck: Are there really 20,000 homeless people in Northern Ireland?
The way statistics on homelessness are compiled are completely different in the two jurisdictions.
Lise Hand: 'Nobody wiped the floor with anyone else... except perhaps Miriam O'Callaghan'
A behind-the-scenes look at last night’s RTÉ Leaders’ Debate.