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# General Election

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# 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.
# ge2020
'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.
# storm ciara
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
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.
# ge2020
The Candidate Podcast: Leo Varadkar answers your election questions
The Candidate puts readers’ questions to the party leaders.
# out of 10
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.
# homeless postcards
'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.
# Election
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.
# ge2020
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.
# ge2020
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
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.
# Dublin South West
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.
# out of 10
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.
# ge2020
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.
# ge2020
'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’.
# ge2020
Simon Coveney apologises for Noone's comments: 'They were offensive, ignorant and wrong'
Noone is now writing to autism support organisations.
# ge2020
'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.
# ge2020
Who wants to be your TD? Meet the 2020 candidates with's election centre
It’s your essential guide to GE2020.
# Catherine Noone
'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.
# ge2020
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.
# ge2020
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.
# ge2020
No rent freeze under FF government as party states it would be unconstitutional
Fianna Fáil has been legally advised against ‘a flat rent freeze’.
Lise Hand: Meticulous election planning meaningless as parties skid on first banana skins
Election candidates can find themselves at the mercy of the news cycle but they shouldn’t be blindsided by issues known to Joe Duffy and their canvassers, writes Lise Hand in her first column for
# Retirement Age
The pension age is now a major election issue - so where do all the parties stand?
The pension age is set to increase to 67 in 2021, and 68 in 2028.
# state of the race
Opinion poll: Just four points between three parties as FF tops, FG drops and SF climbs
The Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll surveyed voters last week as the election was called.
# let us know
What are the issues affecting people in your area? We want to send our election team to your hometown
Over the next three weeks we’ll be sending reporters around the country to hear directly from voters about the issues that really matter in their local area.
Larry Donnelly: Buckle up, this #GE2020 campaign promises to be interesting
As a self-confessed political anorak, Larry Donnelly is looking forward to the race.
# ge2020
'Nutters' dismissal, Leo in a forklift and 'silly attacks': Parties get out for the first full day on the campaign trail
The Taoiseach hit the road to Monaghan.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you happy the General Election is being held on a Saturday?
Next month’s election will be the first Saturday election since 1918.
# ge2020
John Halligan will not seek re-election and is retiring from politics
Shane Ross appeared to let the cat out of the bag yesterday by stating that Halligan will not seek re-election.
# ge2020
A third of Irish people don't want any of the party leaders to become next Taoiseach, poll finds
A further 20% said they’d like to see Leo Varadkar remain Taoiseach.
# it's on
Verona Murphy, Peter Casey, the Healy Raes: The contentious constituencies to watch in General Election 2020
It’s all to play for until February 8th.
# poster wars
Explainer: The dos, don'ts and expected rows around candidate election posters
Love them or loathe them, there’ll be no avoiding them over the next three and a half weeks.
# ge 2020
Disabilities Minister Finian McGrath won't be contesting the election
McGrath said in a statement that this was the correct decision for him and his family, but that he was “far from retiring”.
# ge 2020
Thousands of people who registered to vote may not be able to if election is held before 15 February
It has emerged that the updated register will not become valid until after Valentine’s Day.
# General Election
Leo Varadkar has 'made a decision' on the election but won't tell us what it is yet
The Taoiseach told RTÉ’s This Week that ‘there is protocol around this’.
# Election talk
Michael Lowry expects general election will be called before Dáil no confidence vote
Speculation has been mounting in recent days that a February election could be on the cards.