Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# General Election

Last month
November 2023
'Don't let the populists in': Warnings of left-wing Govt tax hikes at FG conference
There were big questions being asked at the FG conference as ministers said they’re fighting for re-election to government.
Martin intends to lead Fianna Fáil into next general election, still enjoys 'the thick of it'
Micheál Martin said he wanted to continue to “make an impact” in politics and that he “still gets angry about things”.
Poll: Which party would you vote for if there was a general election tomorrow?
The Tánaiste has said the three coalition parties right now could get enough votes to form the next government.
FF, FG and Greens could get enough votes to form next government, says Tánaiste
Micheál Martin says Sinn Féin’s policies don’t align with Fianna Fáil.
This year
New Zealand's National Party to take power after Labour Prime Minister concedes election defeat
Luxon has promised tax cuts for middle-income earners and a crackdown on crime.
Former Labour leader Brendan Howlin says he will not run in next general election
He has been a TD for the Wexford constituency since 1987.
Bacik: 'I have received threats from the far-right'
Ivana Bacik says the Labour Party is ready for the next general election.
Fianna Fáil needs to ask itself an uncomfortable question: can it do business with Sinn Féin?
If Micheál Martin sticks around, the party needs to prepare for all eventualities from the general election.
'It has been a privilege': Richard Bruton announces he will not run in the next general election
The veteran Fine Gael TD was first elected to the Dáil in 1982.
From 'Wixford' to Foxrock, TDs are anxiously surveying their future right now
The starting gun has been fired for the next general election.
The Explainer: Why is Ireland getting more TDs?
Art O’Leary, chief executive officer of the Electoral Commission joins us explain how the changes were decided on and what factors were taken into consideration. We’re also joined by our Political Reporter Jane Matthews, Deputy Editor Christine Bohan, and Assistant News Editor Rónán Duffy to dissect the results and take a look at the political ramifications.
We're about to find out how many more TDs Ireland is getting - here's why
The review of Dáil and European Parliament constituency boundaries will be published on Wednesday.
Varadkar says he isn't going anywhere and slaps down suggestions of early election next spring
Varadkar said his party are going to try and hold on to their 250 seats in the local elections next year.
Poll: Would you like to see a general election before the end of the year?
Have your say.
People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith announces she will not be seeking re-election
The Dublin South Central TD was first elected to Dáil Eireann in 2016.
Fine Gael TD John Paul Phelan to stand down at next general election
The Carlow/Kilkenny TD suffered a serious heart attack three years ago.
'I'm absolutely focused': Eamon Ryan intends to lead Greens into next General Election
A report by
Tadgh McNally
In an interview with The Journal, Ryan said that he wanted to deliver “profound change”.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Poll: Would you like a general election in 2022?
The last general election was in February 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Explainer: Why don't we have a government yet?
We get you up to speed with what exactly is happening.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Full house: Here are your 160 TDs elected in the 2020 general election
The last constituency to return a result was Cavan-Monaghan.
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.
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”.
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.