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# General Election

Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# SIPO
Sinn Féin to amend 2016 election spending returns after 'oversight' on declaring outstanding bill
A party spokesperson told RTÉ that the party was within the spending limits laid down for the 2016 general election.
Last month
January 2023
# SIPO
Tánaiste questioned over Donohoe controversy: 'I’m going to wait to see what Paschal has to say'
The minister said he would address matters that were put to him yesterday by opposition members.
# SIPO
Explainer: Why is Paschal Donohoe in hot water over his expense declarations?
Sinn Féin have said that the Public Expenditure Minister’s explanation was “simply not credible”.
Last year
2022
# General Election
John Lahart TD says he doesn't expect Micheál Martin to lead Fianna Fáil into the next election
TD John McGuinness said yesterday that Micheál Martin should step down as party leader in December.
# General Election
Voters cast their ballots in Hungary election with PM Orban vying for fourth consecutive term
The election campaign has been dominated by Russia’s invasion of neighbouring Ukraine.
All time
# Your Say
Poll: Would you like a general election in 2022?
The last general election was in February 2020.
# dead heat
Exit poll shows result is too close to call in Germany election to decide Angela Merkel’s successor
Analysts say the trend could shift significantly due to the large number of postal votes this year.
# Election
Social Democrats member alleged to have voted twice in general election
Gardaí in Mallow confirmed that they are investigating an allegation of someone voting twice.
# Covid-19
New Zealand could delay election after virus returns
A three-day stay-at-home order for Auckland — a city of 1.5 million people — went into force today.
# Fine Gael
Coveney says 'we can't rule out' another general election
Members of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party are currently voting on whether or not to back the programme for government.
# Get in Formation
Still some 'heavy lifting' to be done in government formation talks, as teams work towards weekend deal
It is understood some progress was made in relation to agriculture and emissions, with parties signing off on the 7% target.
# warning
Greens should be 'extremely' careful about going into government with FG or FF, says ex-Labour minister
Jan O’Sullivan said that the Greens needed to ‘tie down’ any commitments from the two parties.
# Podcast
The Explainer: Why don't we have a government yet?
We get you up to speed with what exactly is happening.
# dáil rows
These two politicians want the job of keeping order in the next Dáil
The Ceann Comhairle will be tasked with sorting out rows in the Dáil, and there’s been a few.
# red line issues
Was childcare really that big an issue for voters in the general election?
It was a prominent topic throughout the election but just 3% of voters said it was the most important deciding factor for them.
# ge20
What are the possible coalition options for the next government?
No one party has enough seats to do it alone – so who is prepared to pair up?
# elected
Here is a complete list of all the TDs elected to the 33rd Dáil
There are 160 seats across 39 constituencies. All have now been filled.
# ge2020
Here are all the TDs we're saying goodbye to after they lost their seats
35 deputies did not get re-elected, including some high profile names.
# ge2020
Full house: Here are your 160 TDs elected in the 2020 general election
The last constituency to return a result was Cavan-Monaghan.
AS IT HAPPENED
Sinn Féin surge sees party sweep to 37 seats as last seats filled in general election 2020
Ministers Regina Doherty, Mary Mitchell O’Connor and Shane Ross are among the high-profile names to lose their seats.
# VIEW FROM ABROAD
From 'pariah party' to potential Government partner: International media react to Sinn Féin surge
British broadcaster John Simpson has weighed in on the election result, saying Ireland had “succumbed to populism”.
# seat projection
What are the coalition options for the next government, and what are the leaders' stances?
For the first time ever, combined Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael seats may not make up a Dáil majority.
McDonald: 'I've made contact with Greens, Soc Dems and PBP about government formation'
She said her preference would be to form a government without Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil.
AS IT HAPPENED
Sinn Féin surge across the country as just under half of Dáil seats filled
The results came in from around the country as Sinn Féin’s support spiked this general election.
# ge2020
Turnout for Saturday election was fourth-lowest ever in history of the State
Turnout was actually down by over two percentage points.
# On the rise
From a handful of TDs to a 'seismic' surge: Sinn Féin's long and winding road to electoral breakthrough
Three elections ago, the party only won four seats in the Dáil.
AS IT HAPPENED
Tallies show Sinn Féin surge as Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire becomes first TD elected to the 33rd Dáil
Votes are being counted all over the country.
# ge2020
Exit poll shows support for Irish unity referendum, especially among 18-24 age group
The highest level of support came from the youngest cohort of voters.
# Exit Poll
Sinn Féin is the most popular party among all age groups up to 65
The party is particularly popular among younger voters, according to an exit poll.
# hour by hour
The nation has decided. Here's when we'll know the results
We’ve a very long day ahead of us until we find out how the 33rd Dáil will look.
AS IT HAPPENED
High turnout reported as final votes cast across the country
Polling stations around the country are open until 10pm.
# ge2020
Galway West PBP candidate suspended from party over claim he 'smashed phone'
Loughnane was one of Solidarity-PBP’s two candidates in the constituency.
# General Election
How do people get those jobs at polling stations (and how much do they pay)?
Staff are required for both polling stations on Election Day and count centres throughout Ireland.
# Your Say
Poll: Who will be getting your number one vote on the ballot paper?
Voting is already underway, but who will get your first preference today?
# vote vote vote
When do the polls close? What should I bring? Everything you need to know before casting your vote
Happy voting!
# ge2020
'Completely ridiculous': Department criticised over last-minute information for voters with sight loss
There are 55,000 people in Ireland living with sight loss.
# off script
Drugs, howlers and 'people from headquarters': The standout quotes from the election campaign
The election has brought us some memorable lines.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you plan to vote in the general election tomorrow?
Polling stations will be open around the country from 7am to 10pm tomorrow.
# General Election
Election 2020: Here's what each candidate wants to do for your constituency
Find out what candidates say they will do if elected.