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# ge2020 - Friday 7 February, 2020

'Completely ridiculous': Department criticised over last-minute information for voters with sight loss
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# Ge2020

'Completely ridiculous': Department criticised over last-minute information for voters with sight loss

Feb 7th 2020, 6:31 PM 16,690 Views 10 Comments

There are 55,000 people in Ireland living with sight loss.

Factcheck: Will an increase in carbon tax make people in Ireland poorer?
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Factcheck: Will an increase in carbon tax make people in Ireland poorer?

Feb 7th 2020, 6:30 PM 17,240 Views 45 Comments

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
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Factchecking the election: Here's how we ranked all the claims made by politicians over the last four weeks

Feb 7th 2020, 5:20 PM 22,132 Views 69 Comments

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
# The Candidate Podcast
# The Candidate Podcast

'Strength together': Eamon Ryan says Greens, Soc Dems and independents will talk first after election

Feb 7th 2020, 5:04 PM 14,320 Views 34 Comments

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan talked to The Candidate Podcast.

Drugs, howlers and 'people from headquarters': The standout quotes from the election campaign
# Off Script
# Off Script

Drugs, howlers and 'people from headquarters': The standout quotes from the election campaign

Feb 7th 2020, 2:23 PM 14,785 Views 29 Comments

The election has brought us some memorable lines.

Q&A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on drugs ahead of GE2020
# Decriminalisation
# Decriminalisation

Q&A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on drugs ahead of GE2020

Feb 7th 2020, 1:45 PM 20,484 Views 33 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Q&A: Here's where Ireland's parties stand on women's healthcare ahead of the election

Feb 7th 2020, 12:29 PM 7,757 Views 26 Comments

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
# Voting
# Voting

Islanders set to cast ballots in Donegal, Galway and Mayo

Feb 7th 2020, 10:04 AM 10,292 Views 12 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Ahead of polling day, sign up to get all the latest news and analysis on the general election

Feb 7th 2020, 9:35 AM 23,579 Views 41 Comments

All eyes are now on who will form the next government.

Poll: Do you plan to vote in the general election tomorrow?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you plan to vote in the general election tomorrow?

Feb 7th 2020, 9:27 AM 44,142 Views 188 Comments

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
# General Election
# General Election

Election 2020: Here's what each candidate wants to do for your constituency

Feb 7th 2020, 7:10 AM 104,590 Views 49 Comments

Find out what candidates say they will do if elected.

Opinion: Never discount the 'friends and neighbours' factor in an Irish election
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# Ge2020

Opinion: Never discount the 'friends and neighbours' factor in an Irish election

Feb 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 11,485 Views 20 Comments

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
# Storm Ciara
# Storm Ciara

'Offer a lift': Calls for people to mind their older neighbours as storm due on voting day

Feb 7th 2020, 6:15 AM 7,716 Views 1 Comment

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'This campaign has attached jump leads to Irish history': How the world's media has covered the election

Feb 7th 2020, 6:00 AM 17,658 Views 37 Comments

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
# Investment Needed
# Investment Needed

A sense of being 'left behind': Emigration and isolation in one rural Irish town

Feb 7th 2020, 12:05 AM 88,470 Views 88 Comments

While the boom may be back in Ireland’s cities, not every town and village is reaping the rewards.

# ge2020 - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spend up to €1,000 on ads criticising each other over Sinn Féin
# All Ads Up
# All Ads Up

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spend up to €1,000 on ads criticising each other over Sinn Féin

Feb 6th 2020, 10:52 PM 21,946 Views 100 Comments

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
# Breege Quinn

Mother of Paul Quinn seeks public statement from Sinn Féin MLA that her son was not a criminal

Feb 6th 2020, 9:54 PM 19,439 Views 0 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Sinn Féin's surge could be seen on Facebook before it showed up in the polls

Feb 6th 2020, 8:15 PM 42,256 Views 117 Comments

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?
# The New Radicals
# The New Radicals

From alliances to acrimony: Why is the Irish left so fond of a split?

Feb 6th 2020, 7:38 PM 9,103 Views 15 Comments

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
# Reunification
# Reunification

Q+A: Here's where the parties stand on a united Ireland and holding a border poll

Feb 6th 2020, 7:16 PM 22,029 Views 34 Comments

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
# The Candidate Podcast
# The Candidate Podcast

What's your big election question for Eamon Ryan? It's YOUR chance to ask

Feb 6th 2020, 5:15 PM 8,357 Views 70 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

The Candidate Podcast: Mary Lou says undertone of 'sexism' at play with talk of 'shadowy figures' pulling her strings

Feb 6th 2020, 2:22 PM 14,534 Views 82 Comments

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 Candidate Podcast
# The Candidate Podcast

'I apologise that this has gone on so long': Mary Lou says she'll speak to Breege Quinn this afternoon

Feb 6th 2020, 1:00 PM 23,994 Views 128 Comments

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?
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Explainer: What is the Special Criminal Court and what is Sinn Féin's stance on it?

Feb 6th 2020, 12:58 PM 24,869 Views 38 Comments

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
# Polling Day
# Polling Day

Concerns raised as NBRU to curtail Dublin Bus route on polling day over anti-social behaviour

Feb 6th 2020, 11:39 AM 13,898 Views 22 Comments

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?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you vote all the way down on a ballot paper?

Feb 6th 2020, 10:41 AM 39,122 Views 173 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Opinion: My polling card will arrive this week, but I live in the UK. Irish citizens abroad should have a vote

Feb 6th 2020, 9:30 AM 13,124 Views 141 Comments

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
# Pay Packet
# Pay Packet

Debt and taxes: Here's what the parties want to do to people's tax burdens

Feb 6th 2020, 6:05 AM 24,659 Views 93 Comments

It’s all about the money.

Hitting the road in the unpredictable urban/rural battleground of Cork North-Central
# Pounding The Pavement
# Pounding The Pavement

Hitting the road in the unpredictable urban/rural battleground of Cork North-Central

Feb 6th 2020, 12:02 AM 18,642 Views 23 Comments

The constituency sees just two TDs seeking re-election, one of whom was elected only months ago.

# ge2020 - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Voting in Tipperary to go ahead this Saturday despite death of candidate, government confirms
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Voting in Tipperary to go ahead this Saturday despite death of candidate, government confirms

Updated Feb 5th 2020, 10:40 PM 40,681 Views 34 Comments

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
# Homeless Postcards
# Homeless Postcards

'Stop letting us down': Messages for the next government from Galway and Limerick's homeless community

Feb 5th 2020, 9:30 PM 10,371 Views 18 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Q+A: Here's what the parties say they will do to reform childcare in Ireland

Feb 5th 2020, 7:11 PM 12,093 Views 36 Comments

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
# Paul Quinn
# Paul Quinn

The 2007 killing of Paul Quinn: A timeline of the investigation and the political fallout

Feb 5th 2020, 7:00 PM 27,034 Views 120 Comments

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
# Blowing In The Wind
# Blowing In The Wind

Storm Ciara to arrive on election day before 'extremely disturbed' weather next week

Updated Feb 5th 2020, 6:35 PM 261,041 Views 45 Comments

The storm is set to bring wet and windy weather this weekend.

Mattie McGrath to proceed with High Court action over Tipperary voting date
# Mattie McGrath
# Mattie McGrath

Mattie McGrath to proceed with High Court action over Tipperary voting date

Updated Feb 5th 2020, 4:31 PM 29,957 Views 13 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

The Candidate Podcast: Leo Varadkar answers your election questions

Feb 5th 2020, 2:27 PM 8,371 Views 40 Comments

The Candidate puts TheJournal.ie 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
# The Candidate Podcast
# The Candidate Podcast

Leo keen to stay on if FG loses election - and insists he's not interested in a big EU job

Feb 5th 2020, 2:20 PM 18,731 Views 72 Comments

‘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
# Homeless Postcards
# Homeless Postcards

'They're not seen and definitely not heard': Why it's time for a homeless 'Rock the Vote' in Ireland

Feb 5th 2020, 12:53 PM 11,436 Views 10 Comments

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?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Are there really 20,000 homeless people in Northern Ireland?

Feb 5th 2020, 12:52 PM 58,282 Views 74 Comments

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'
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Lise Hand: 'Nobody wiped the floor with anyone else... except perhaps Miriam O'Callaghan'

Feb 5th 2020, 11:10 AM 55,124 Views 111 Comments

A behind-the-scenes look at last night’s RTÉ Leaders’ Debate.