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#General Election

# general-election - Sunday 26 September, 2021

Exit poll shows result is too close to call in Germany election to decide Angela Merkel’s successor
# Dead Heat
# Dead Heat

Exit poll shows result is too close to call in Germany election to decide Angela Merkel’s successor

Sep 26th 2021, 5:13 PM 21,309 Views 3 Comments

Analysts say the trend could shift significantly due to the large number of postal votes this year.

# general-election - 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 42,669 Views 0 Comments

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

# general-election - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

New Zealand could delay election after virus returns
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

New Zealand could delay election after virus returns

Aug 12th 2020, 8:12 AM 26,011 Views 73 Comments

A three-day stay-at-home order for Auckland — a city of 1.5 million people — went into force today.

# general-election - Monday 22 June, 2020

Coveney says 'we can't rule out' another general election
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Coveney says 'we can't rule out' another general election

Jun 22nd 2020, 9:14 AM 37,325 Views 120 Comments

Members of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party are currently voting on whether or not to back the programme for government.

# general-election - Friday 12 June, 2020

Still some 'heavy lifting' to be done in government formation talks, as teams work towards weekend deal
# Get In Formation
# Get In Formation

Still some 'heavy lifting' to be done in government formation talks, as teams work towards weekend deal

Jun 12th 2020, 6:15 AM 8,463 Views 31 Comments

It is understood some progress was made in relation to agriculture and emissions, with parties signing off on the 7% target.

# general-election - 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 20,079 Views 36 Comments

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

# general-election - 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 11,188 Views 76 Comments

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

# general-election - Thursday 20 February, 2020

These two politicians want the job of keeping order in the next Dáil
# Dáil Rows
# Dáil Rows

These two politicians want the job of keeping order in the next Dáil

Feb 20th 2020, 6:05 AM 13,270 Views 12 Comments

The Ceann Comhairle will be tasked with sorting out rows in the Dáil, and there’s been a few.

# general-election - Sunday 16 February, 2020

Was childcare really that big an issue for voters in the general election?
# Red Line Issues
# Red Line Issues

Was childcare really that big an issue for voters in the general election?

Feb 16th 2020, 6:30 AM 13,537 Views 26 Comments

It was a prominent topic throughout the election but just 3% of voters said it was the most important deciding factor for them.

# general-election - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

What are the possible coalition options for the next government?
# Ge20
# Ge20

What are the possible coalition options for the next government?

Feb 11th 2020, 12:05 PM 48,185 Views 95 Comments

No one party has enough seats to do it alone – so who is prepared to pair up?

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 470,387 Views 131 Comments

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

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 231,138 Views 167 Comments

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

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 162,563 Views 234 Comments

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

# general-election - Monday 10 February, 2020

As it happened: Sinn Féin surge sees party sweep to 37 seats as last seats filled in general election 2020
Live Feb 10th 2020, 11:40 PM

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

From 'pariah party' to potential Government partner: International media react to Sinn Féin surge
# VIEW FROM ABROAD
# VIEW FROM ABROAD

From 'pariah party' to potential Government partner: International media react to Sinn Féin surge

Feb 10th 2020, 12:44 PM 38,391 Views 77 Comments

British broadcaster John Simpson has weighed in on the election result, saying Ireland had “succumbed to populism”.

What are the coalition options for the next government, and what are the leaders' stances?
# Seat Projection
# Seat Projection

What are the coalition options for the next government, and what are the leaders' stances?

Feb 10th 2020, 9:31 AM 80,688 Views 115 Comments

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'

McDonald: 'I've made contact with Greens, Soc Dems and PBP about government formation'

Feb 10th 2020, 9:07 AM 23,057 Views 78 Comments

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
Live Feb 10th 2020, 1:26 AM

As it happened: Sinn Féin surge across the country as just under half of Dáil seats filled

Turnout for Saturday election was fourth-lowest ever in history of the State
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Turnout for Saturday election was fourth-lowest ever in history of the State

Feb 10th 2020, 12:36 AM 27,213 Views 55 Comments

Turnout was actually down by over two percentage points.

# general-election - Sunday 9 February, 2020

From a handful of TDs to a 'seismic' surge: Sinn Féin's long and winding road to electoral breakthrough
# On The Rise
# On The Rise

From a handful of TDs to a 'seismic' surge: Sinn Féin's long and winding road to electoral breakthrough

Feb 9th 2020, 10:00 PM 21,246 Views 40 Comments

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
Live Feb 9th 2020, 4:25 PM

As it happened: Tallies show Sinn Féin surge as Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire becomes first TD elected to the 33rd Dáil

Exit poll shows support for Irish unity referendum, especially among 18-24 age group
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Exit poll shows support for Irish unity referendum, especially among 18-24 age group

Feb 9th 2020, 11:50 AM 19,319 Views 30 Comments

The highest level of support came from the youngest cohort of voters.

Sinn Féin is the most popular party among all age groups up to 65
# Exit Poll
# Exit Poll

Sinn Féin is the most popular party among all age groups up to 65

Feb 9th 2020, 9:03 AM 61,814 Views 109 Comments

The party is particularly popular among younger voters, according to an exit poll.

The nation has decided. Here's when we'll know the results
# Hour By Hour
# Hour By Hour

The nation has decided. Here's when we'll know the results

Feb 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 98,875 Views 76 Comments

We’ve a very long day ahead of us until we find out how the 33rd Dáil will look.

# general-election - Saturday 8 February, 2020

As it happened: High turnout reported as final votes cast across the country
Live Feb 8th 2020, 9:00 PM

As it happened: High turnout reported as final votes cast across the country

Galway West PBP candidate suspended from party over claim he 'smashed phone'
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Galway West PBP candidate suspended from party over claim he 'smashed phone'

Feb 8th 2020, 3:46 PM 72,075 Views 0 Comments

Loughnane was one of Solidarity-PBP’s two candidates in the constituency.

How do people get those jobs at polling stations (and how much do they pay)?
# General Election
# General Election

How do people get those jobs at polling stations (and how much do they pay)?

Feb 8th 2020, 9:30 AM 127,078 Views 98 Comments

Staff are required for both polling stations on Election Day and count centres throughout Ireland.

Poll: Who will be getting your number one vote on the ballot paper?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who will be getting your number one vote on the ballot paper?

Feb 8th 2020, 9:26 AM 75,610 Views 251 Comments

Voting is already underway, but who will get your first preference today?

When do the polls close? What should I bring? Everything you need to know before casting your vote
# Vote Vote Vote
# Vote Vote Vote

When do the polls close? What should I bring? Everything you need to know before casting your vote

Feb 8th 2020, 12:05 AM 58,160 Views 125 Comments

Happy voting!

# general-election - Friday 7 February, 2020

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

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

Feb 7th 2020, 6:31 PM 16,713 Views 10 Comments

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

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 14,793 Views 29 Comments

The election has brought us some memorable lines.

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 44,152 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 104,604 Views 49 Comments

Find out what candidates say they will do if elected.

'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.

# general-election - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Status Yellow wind and rainfall warnings issued for entire country this weekend
# Storm Ciara
# Storm Ciara

Status Yellow wind and rainfall warnings issued for entire country this weekend

Feb 6th 2020, 12:09 PM 35,525 Views 16 Comments

Storm Ciara is expected to bring strong winds and heavy rain over the weekend.

# general-election - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

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 29,966 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 8,387 Views 40 Comments

The Candidate puts TheJournal.ie readers’ questions to the party leaders.

# general-election - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Leader ratings: How did you rate the party leaders in tonight's Prime Time debate?
# Out Of 10
# Out Of 10

Leader ratings: How did you rate the party leaders in tonight's Prime Time debate?

Feb 4th 2020, 10:45 PM 143,656 Views 386 Comments

Miriam O’Callaghan and David McCullagh hosted the RTÉ debate this evening.

'Listen to us. Treat us as people': Messages for the next government from Dublin's homeless community
# Homeless Postcards
# Homeless Postcards

'Listen to us. Treat us as people': Messages for the next government from Dublin's homeless community

Feb 4th 2020, 5:30 PM 17,946 Views 55 Comments

During this campaign, TheJournal.ie has been collecting views on the election from those experiencing homelessness.

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