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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# General Election

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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.
Turnout for Saturday election was fourth-lowest ever in history of the State
Turnout was actually down by over two percentage points.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
High turnout reported as final votes cast across the country
Polling stations around the country are open until 10pm.
Galway West PBP candidate suspended from party over claim he 'smashed phone'
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)?
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?
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
Happy voting!
'Completely ridiculous': Department criticised over last-minute information for voters with sight loss
There are 55,000 people in Ireland living with sight loss.
Drugs, howlers and 'people from headquarters': The standout quotes from the election campaign
The election has brought us some memorable lines.
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.
'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.
Status Yellow wind and rainfall warnings issued for entire country this weekend
Storm Ciara is expected to bring strong winds and heavy rain over the 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.
Leader ratings: How did you rate the party leaders in tonight's Prime Time debate?
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
During this campaign, has been collecting views on the election from those experiencing homelessness.
Explainer: Why was the election postponed in Tipperary and what happens now?
An independent candidate died yesterday – and now it looks like Tipperary won’t get to vote until the end of the month.
Tipperary may not go to the polls until 28 or 29 February 'at the earliest'
Returning officer James Seymour made the remarks this morning following the death of independent candidate Marese Skehan.
Q+A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on housing and homelessness ahead of the election
We asked each political party where it stands on housing and homelessness policies in Ireland.
The Candidate Podcast: Richard Boyd Barrett, Peadar Tóibín and Catherine Murphy answer your election questions
We put your questions to those looking for your votes.
From Tallaght to Rathfarnham, the fight is on in one of Dublin's most unpredictable battlegrounds
There are five sitting TDs running but we went canvassing with two hopefuls.
Leader ratings: How did you rate the party leaders in tonight's Virgin Media One debate?
Matt Cooper and Ivan Yates helmed the debate at Ballymount tonight.
Lise Hand: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are asking 'What can we do about Mary Lou?'
After a jump in recent opinion polls, the ‘big two’ parties are worried about a Shinner surge, writes Lise Hand.
Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have spent over €50k on Facebook adverts so far this campaign
The three main parties are way ahead in terms of spending on Facebook and Instagram since the campaign got under way.
'We're not trying to scare people': Coveney says Brexit not coming up on the doorsteps, but that might change
Coveney said Brexit is coming at us like a ‘freight train’.
Simon Coveney apologises for Noone's comments: 'They were offensive, ignorant and wrong'
Noone is now writing to autism support organisations.
'Ireland can't be a nodding duck': Howlin says Labour will push for end to US military use of Shannon
The Labour leader said inspections of US aircraft should be carried out.
Who wants to be your TD? Meet the 2020 candidates with's election centre
It’s your essential guide to GE2020.
'Good enough for me': Varadkar says he accepts apology from FG senator who described him as 'autistic'
Catherine Noone released a statement this morning apologising for the remarks and saying she withdrew them.
Aontú withdraws application for injunction against RTÉ
The seven-way debate is scheduled to take place on RTÉ One tonight.
Lise Hand: Will they? Won't they? Shades of Love Island as big parties can't avoid recoupling talk
Who needs bikinis and palm trees and hook-ups when we have Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin post-breakup? asked Lise Hand who was in Ballymount last night for the Virgin Media Big Debate.
What's your big election question for Micheál Martin? It's YOUR chance to ask
We want to put your questions to all the party leaders before 8 February.
No rent freeze under FF government as party states it would be unconstitutional
Fianna Fáil has been legally advised against ‘a flat rent freeze’.