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# General Election

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Maria Bailey's spot on Fine Gael election ticket in jeopardy after crunch constituency meeting
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
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
The British public will go the polls on Thursday 12 December.
MPs vote to hold general election in the UK on 12 December
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
This comes as the EU is expected to formally announce its decision on an extension tomorrow.
Justin Trudeau narrowly wins Canadian election
The prime minister will likely lead a minority government.
Trudeau on the brink as Canada goes to the polls in tight election
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
The party fell short of a parliamentary majority.
Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor steps down as Labour candidate for Wicklow
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
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
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
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
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?
The Taoiseach wants to have a general election at the beginning of the summer.
Boris Johnson faces parliament opposition ahead of prorogation
It’s another busy night of Brexit. Follow here for the latest updates.
House of Lords approves bill to seek three-month Brexit extension
The legislation would ensure Britain does not crash out of the European Union if an agreement cannot be reached by 19 October.
Parnell and Rees-Mogg: The ‘Uncrowned King of Ireland’ and the unworkable British parliament
Historian Donal Fallon writes about Charles Stewart Parnell, and how the Irish Parliamentary Party brought filibustering to Westminster.
MPs reject Boris Johnson’s motion to hold general election on 15 October
Members of Parliament earlier voted to delay Brexit in a bid to stop Britain leaving the EU without a deal.
Interview: Mary Lou on a united Ireland, the carbon tax and why she'll be a 'grownup' after the next election
In a wide-ranging interview the Sinn Fein leader discusses carbon tax, the local elections fallout and a united Ireland.
Yoga, carbon tax and general election plans on the agenda for Green Party's national convention
A motion calling on the Greens not to enter into government with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil will be voted on this weekend.
Aontú sets its sights on Dáil seats as new party wins a handful of seats in the locals
Aontú won three seats in the local elections in the south, and one seat in the Northern Ireland local elections.
We should be having four by-elections this year, but will the Dáil make it that far?
The European elections have thrown up some tricky timeline issues.
Taoiseach says general election 'not a prospect in the next couple of days or weeks'
Leo Varadkar said he has no plans call into Aras an Uachtarain in the next couple of days.
Micheál Martin says some people on the doorsteps are calling on him to pull the plug on this government
‘People do say to me in some areas – go for it,’ said Martin.
Nearly a billion people expected to vote as Indian election gets underway
Opinion polls put 68-year-old incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi as favourite.
Expect some not-so-subtle election promises as Fine Gaelers land in Wexford
‘Let’s take Ireland forward together’ is the theme of the Fine Gael’s National Spring conference, which kicks off today in Wexford.
'I sincerely apologise': Harris tells Dáil he should have given further detail on children's hospital costs
Harris is facing a motion of no confidence from Sinn Féin next week.
Poll: Do you think there'll be a general election this year?
Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have agreed to extend the confidence and supply deal past this year, but will it hold?
Poll: Who would you vote for if a general election was held today?
February 2019 will mark three years since the last general election.
Poll: Do you want a general election in 2019?
The Dáil could run until 2021 – but would you rather go to the polls before then?
Fine Gael will seek Labour and Greens support as future government partners, as Leo fails to rule out 2019 election
Fine Gael says it’s aiming to take over 60 seats in the next general election.
Ó Cuív on that 'rogue' NI candidate launch: 'I knew what I was doing. I'm happy to take the punishment. I did it for the greater good'
The Galway West TD says he has no regrets about losing his seat on the frontbench.
It's the day of the 1918 General Election - Who are you voting for?
Irish men and women are turning out in droves to vote for the first time.
Taoiseach promises to raise top rate of tax to €50k over next five years
In what many are dubbing an election speech, the Taoiseach promised transformational tax reform.
'It is not going to happen': FG rule change to copper-fasten promise not to enter coalition with SF
Fine Gael heard a rallying call at its Ard Fheis last night for the party to be election ready.
Women's Council chairperson Ellen O'Malley Dunlop to run for Fine Gael in next election
Fine Gael narrowly missed out on two seats in Dublin South West in the last election.
Support for Fine Gael remains strong ... but 44% of voters in favour of general election
That’s according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll.
Naughten leaves Fine Gael short on numbers, but Brexit may mean we avoid an election
The slight Dáil majority enjoyed by Fine Gael has become even more wafer-thin in recent weeks.
Poll: The budget is done, now do you want an election?
Does one logically follow the other?
Mary Lou on Tallaght Garda Station photo: 'Fianna Fáil should pull the plug. We should have an election'
McDonald said Fianna Fáil should ‘put their foot down’ over the housing crisis and call time on this government.