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# General Election

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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’.
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.
No clarity on general election date as Leo and Micheál agree to meet again next week
The two party leaders met tonight to discuss the next general election and the precarious Dáil numbers.
Taoiseach fails to give absolute guarantee Dáil will reconvene next week
Speculation is gathering pace that the Taoiseach might call an election in the coming days.
Labour TD Brendan Ryan says he will not contest next election
Ryan has been a TD since 2011.
Ahead of Leo meeting, Micheál says FF won't vote with government in final months of Dáil
The two party leaders are due to meet on Thursday to discuss the next general election and when it might be.
Is this Cork constituency the most unpredictable in the general election?
Three of the four TDs elected in Cork North Central in 2016 will not be on the ballot.
Eyes on February election as Varadkar schedules parliamentary party meeting for Friday
Will Leo cut and run?
Poll: Who would you vote for if a general election was held today?
February 2020 will mark four years since the last general election.
Poll: Do you want a general election in 2020?
The Dáil could run until 2021 – but would you rather go to the polls before then?
These are the winners and losers from the Irish political year
Who’s up? Who’s down? Who’ll still be around this time next year?
Coveney: Boris' trade talks deadline is just part of his 'Get Brexit Done' message
In a wide-ranging interview, Coveney says he isn’t trying to manoeuvre himself into a leadership contest with Leo Varadkar.
Taoiseach contacts Micheál Martin to arrange talks about prolonging life of government
Martin previously called for talks to retain the confidence-and-supply agreement between the parties.
Verona Murphy has been 'through a tough time' but it's the right decision to take her off the FG ticket, says Coveney
Coveney said the by-election campaign was ‘personally stressful’ on Murphy.
Taoiseach says he'll meet Micheál Martin for new year talks about keeping this government going
Leo Varadkar says he will reply to the Fianna Fail leader’s letter next week.
Martin says he's trying to be the 'sane voice' and calls on Varadkar to agree election date
Martin says a legislative priority programme must be agreed for after Christmas.
Poll: Do you think the Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy controversies will affect Fine Gael?
Leo Varadkar said that party members and activists around the country feel “intensely” that reputational damage has been done.
Varadkar says Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy have caused Fine Gael 'reputational damage'
The Taoiseach also said the homelessness crisis is “distressing” to him.
Fine Gael's Paudie Coffey will not stand in next General Election
The former Minister of State for Housing has been a Senator since 2016.
Jeremy Corbyn indicates early 2020 for departure date despite party pressure to quit immediately
Corbyn won’t be leading the party into the next general election but has refused to be drawn on a date for his departure.
Simon Harris 'not worried' amid speculation he could be next to face no confidence vote
Opposition members are understood to be considering tabling a motion of no confidence against the health minister in the new year.
Johnson on track to secure comfortable majority in UK general election, MRP poll suggests
This polling model accurately predicted back in 2017 that Theresa May would lose her majority.
Johnson pledges to bring Brexit deal back to Parliament next month as 'Christmas present'
The British PM said he wants people “to enjoy their festive-season free from the seemingly unending Brexit box-set drama”.
Taoiseach drops hint that Bailey will be dropped from FG ticket ahead of crunch meeting
Fine Gael members voted for a review of the Dun Laoghaire election candidates following ‘Swing-gate’.
Spaniards are voting today amid Catalonia's separatist push and a rise of the far-right
The poll represents the fourth general election in as many years.
Explainer: Corbyn says Johnson plans to 'sell out' the NHS to Trump - but what does that actually mean?
It’s a big talking point – aside from Brexit – in the UK general election campaign. But what’s it all about?
Tom Watson quits as deputy leader of UK Labour Party
“The decision is personal, not political,” Watson said in a shock announcement.
Rough start for Tory campaign: A controversial video, a resignation and Grenfell outrage
The campaign will focus on ‘getting Brexit done’, but the party has some internal issues to sort out first.
Northern Ireland’s police chief appeals for calm during upcoming UK general election
His comments come as officers continue to investigate telephone threats made to Ulster Unionist Party.
Nigel Farage says he will not stand as MP in upcoming UK general election
Farage is heading up his new Brexit Party into its first general election.
'I'm not backwards': How the DUP hopes to inspire a new generation of unionists
The party has traditionally struggled to appeal to young voters.
Four nations, 650 seats and one elephant in the room: What to expect from the UK election?
Brexit, Brexit, Brexit, but what else do we need to know?
Johnson rejects Trump’s advice to form pact with Farage
The British prime minister also said “it’s a matter of deep regret” the 31 October Brexit deadline was missed.