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Eyes on February election as Varadkar schedules parliamentary party meeting for Friday
# Friday Night Lights
# Friday Night Lights

Eyes on February election as Varadkar schedules parliamentary party meeting for Friday

Jan 6th 2020, 6:39 PM 18,386 Views 58 Comments

Will Leo cut and run?

Poll: Who would you vote for if a general election was held today?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who would you vote for if a general election was held today?

Jan 3rd 2020, 7:30 AM 72,659 Views 135 Comments

February 2020 will mark four years since the last general election.

Poll: Do you want a general election in 2020?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you want a general election in 2020?

Jan 2nd 2020, 8:00 AM 37,361 Views 110 Comments

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
# Winners And Losers
# Winners And Losers

These are the winners and losers from the Irish political year

Dec 31st 2019, 7:00 AM 23,439 Views 61 Comments

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
# Interview
# Interview

Coveney: Boris' trade talks deadline is just part of his 'Get Brexit Done' message

Dec 27th 2019, 7:30 AM 8,876 Views 5 Comments

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
# New Year's Resolution
# New Year's Resolution

Taoiseach contacts Micheál Martin to arrange talks about prolonging life of government

Dec 23rd 2019, 10:26 PM 14,916 Views 42 Comments

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
# Controversy
# Controversy

Verona Murphy has been 'through a tough time' but it's the right decision to take her off the FG ticket, says Coveney

Dec 23rd 2019, 6:25 PM 13,704 Views 96 Comments

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
# Let's Get Together
# Let's Get Together

Taoiseach says he'll meet Micheál Martin for new year talks about keeping this government going

Dec 20th 2019, 5:47 PM 8,892 Views 29 Comments

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
# General Election
# General Election

Martin says he's trying to be the 'sane voice' and calls on Varadkar to agree election date

Dec 19th 2019, 4:15 PM 7,518 Views 24 Comments

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?

Poll: Do you think the Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy controversies will affect Fine Gael?

Dec 19th 2019, 10:00 AM 21,951 Views 71 Comments

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'
# General Election
# General Election

Varadkar says Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy have caused Fine Gael 'reputational damage'

Dec 18th 2019, 11:27 PM 21,971 Views 55 Comments

The Taoiseach also said the homelessness crisis is “distressing” to him.

Fine Gael's Paudie Coffey will not stand in next General Election
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Fine Gael's Paudie Coffey will not stand in next General Election

Dec 16th 2019, 2:01 PM 16,986 Views 19 Comments

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
# Uk General Election
# Uk General Election

Jeremy Corbyn indicates early 2020 for departure date despite party pressure to quit immediately

Dec 13th 2019, 1:54 PM 15,008 Views 57 Comments

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
# Ge 2020
# Ge 2020

Simon Harris 'not worried' amid speculation he could be next to face no confidence vote

Dec 10th 2019, 6:15 AM 11,052 Views 42 Comments

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
# Uk Election
# Uk Election

Johnson on track to secure comfortable majority in UK general election, MRP poll suggests

Nov 27th 2019, 10:26 PM 22,672 Views 71 Comments

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'
# General Election
# General Election

Johnson pledges to bring Brexit deal back to Parliament next month as 'Christmas present'

Nov 24th 2019, 10:39 AM 8,856 Views 27 Comments

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
# Swing-gate
# Swing-gate

Taoiseach drops hint that Bailey will be dropped from FG ticket ahead of crunch meeting

Updated Nov 14th 2019, 1:30 PM 42,076 Views 107 Comments

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
# Madrid
# Madrid

Spaniards are voting today amid Catalonia's separatist push and a rise of the far-right

Nov 10th 2019, 6:12 PM 7,858 Views 19 Comments

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?
# General Election
# General Election

Explainer: Corbyn says Johnson plans to 'sell out' the NHS to Trump - but what does that actually mean?

Nov 9th 2019, 10:00 PM 24,751 Views 33 Comments

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
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Tom Watson quits as deputy leader of UK Labour Party

Nov 6th 2019, 9:18 PM 15,727 Views 12 Comments

“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
# General Election
# General Election

Rough start for Tory campaign: A controversial video, a resignation and Grenfell outrage

Nov 6th 2019, 12:57 PM 25,166 Views 19 Comments

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
# Intimidation
# Intimidation

Northern Ireland’s police chief appeals for calm during upcoming UK general election

Nov 5th 2019, 2:31 PM 6,978 Views 4 Comments

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
# Election
# Election

Nigel Farage says he will not stand as MP in upcoming UK general election

Nov 3rd 2019, 9:56 AM 31,460 Views 68 Comments

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
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

'I'm not backwards': How the DUP hopes to inspire a new generation of unionists

Nov 2nd 2019, 10:00 PM 33,472 Views 70 Comments

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?
# And They're Off
# And They're Off

Four nations, 650 seats and one elephant in the room: What to expect from the UK election?

Nov 2nd 2019, 9:01 PM 22,721 Views 15 Comments

Brexit, Brexit, Brexit, but what else do we need to know?

Johnson rejects Trump’s advice to form pact with Farage
# General Election
# General Election

Johnson rejects Trump’s advice to form pact with Farage

Nov 1st 2019, 7:07 PM 14,177 Views 17 Comments

The British prime minister also said “it’s a matter of deep regret” the 31 October Brexit deadline was missed.

Maria Bailey's spot on Fine Gael election ticket in jeopardy after crunch constituency meeting
# No Confidence
# No Confidence

Maria Bailey's spot on Fine Gael election ticket in jeopardy after crunch constituency meeting

Updated Oct 31st 2019, 9:40 PM 49,559 Views 74 Comments

A large number of the party’s members took the secret ballot in a Dun Laoghaire hotel this evening.

'I don't think it's the right thing for the country': Taoiseach rules out pre-Christmas general election
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'I don't think it's the right thing for the country': Taoiseach rules out pre-Christmas general election

Updated Oct 30th 2019, 5:21 PM 21,255 Views 106 Comments

Speculation has been mounting in recent days about when the Irish public will go to the polls.

'It's time to stuff the turkey': UK front pages react to decision to hold general election
# Front Pages
# Front Pages

'It's time to stuff the turkey': UK front pages react to decision to hold general election

Oct 30th 2019, 6:57 AM 32,624 Views 27 Comments

The British public will go the polls on Thursday 12 December.

MPs vote to hold general election in the UK on 12 December
# General Election
# General Election

MPs vote to hold general election in the UK on 12 December

Updated Oct 29th 2019, 9:10 PM 40,796 Views 51 Comments

With Brexit still on the horizon, the British public will go to the polls.

Boris Johnson will ask MPs to back 12 December election if EU agrees to Brexit extension
# Brexit
# Brexit

Boris Johnson will ask MPs to back 12 December election if EU agrees to Brexit extension

Oct 24th 2019, 5:19 PM 33,600 Views 61 Comments

This comes as the EU is expected to formally announce its decision on an extension tomorrow.

Justin Trudeau narrowly wins Canadian election
# Liberal Party
# Liberal Party

Justin Trudeau narrowly wins Canadian election

Oct 22nd 2019, 7:10 AM 20,325 Views 39 Comments

The prime minister will likely lead a minority government.

Trudeau on the brink as Canada goes to the polls in tight election
# Too Close To Call
# Too Close To Call

Trudeau on the brink as Canada goes to the polls in tight election

Oct 21st 2019, 7:31 AM 18,825 Views 28 Comments

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau risks losing his majority in what’s expected to be one of Canada’s closest elections ever.

Portugal's socialist party prepares for another term in government after general election
# Four More Years
# Four More Years

Portugal's socialist party prepares for another term in government after general election

Oct 7th 2019, 9:34 AM 8,447 Views 25 Comments

The party fell short of a parliamentary majority.

Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor steps down as Labour candidate for Wicklow
# General Election
# General Election

Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor steps down as Labour candidate for Wicklow

Sep 19th 2019, 6:04 PM 21,257 Views 41 Comments

The party states ‘a new generation is coming through’ following a good local election.

Leo Varadkar tells Fine Gael politicians to get ready for November by-elections
# Rallying Call
# Rallying Call

Leo Varadkar tells Fine Gael politicians to get ready for November by-elections

Sep 19th 2019, 2:45 PM 11,636 Views 62 Comments

The letter is seen as a rallying call as Fine Gael enters into election mode.

'Brexit is the biggest show in town': The SDLP is banking on Brexit delivering election success in 2019
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

'Brexit is the biggest show in town': The SDLP is banking on Brexit delivering election success in 2019

Sep 15th 2019, 10:00 PM 14,254 Views 15 Comments

The party currently has no MPs and wants to change that in a few months time.

Micheál Martin 'not entertaining' the idea of a grand coalition with Fine Gael

Micheál Martin 'not entertaining' the idea of a grand coalition with Fine Gael

Sep 13th 2019, 7:59 PM 9,957 Views 41 Comments

Martin says there is a sense the Taoiseach is trying to provoke Fianna Fáil into an election.

Varadkar says FG would consider supporting FF if it won most seats — but not if it had a larger coalition
# General Election
# General Election

Varadkar says FG would consider supporting FF if it won most seats — but not if it had a larger coalition

Updated Sep 13th 2019, 4:30 PM 19,925 Views 96 Comments

The Taoiseach has said he wants to have a general election in May 2020.

Poll: Is May 2020 the right time to hold an election?
# Ge20
# Ge20

Poll: Is May 2020 the right time to hold an election?

Sep 13th 2019, 8:45 AM 19,048 Views 67 Comments

The Taoiseach wants to have a general election at the beginning of the summer.