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As it happened: Boris Johnson faces parliament opposition ahead of prorogation
Live Sep 9th 2019, 10:50 PM

As it happened: Boris Johnson faces parliament opposition ahead of prorogation

House of Lords approves bill to seek three-month Brexit extension
# Snap Election
# Snap Election

House of Lords approves bill to seek three-month Brexit extension

Updated Sep 6th 2019, 3:50 PM 45,376 Views 47 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Parnell and Rees-Mogg: The ‘Uncrowned King of Ireland’ and the unworkable British parliament

Sep 5th 2019, 7:00 AM 21,047 Views 8 Comments

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
# Brexit
# Brexit

MPs reject Boris Johnson’s motion to hold general election on 15 October

Updated Sep 4th 2019, 10:17 PM 92,196 Views 78 Comments

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
# Interview
# Interview

Interview: Mary Lou on a united Ireland, the carbon tax and why she'll be a 'grownup' after the next election

Aug 11th 2019, 9:30 AM 27,760 Views 67 Comments

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
# National Conference
# National Conference

Yoga, carbon tax and general election plans on the agenda for Green Party's national convention

Jul 13th 2019, 8:30 AM 13,193 Views 78 Comments

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
# Council Seats
# Council Seats

Aontú sets its sights on Dáil seats as new party wins a handful of seats in the locals

Jun 4th 2019, 6:00 AM 14,723 Views 37 Comments

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?
# Election Footing
# Election Footing

We should be having four by-elections this year, but will the Dáil make it that far?

May 31st 2019, 6:00 AM 21,597 Views 37 Comments

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'
# Ep2019
# Ep2019

Taoiseach says general election 'not a prospect in the next couple of days or weeks'

Updated May 26th 2019, 7:15 PM 28,376 Views 66 Comments

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
# Go For It
# Go For It

Micheál Martin says some people on the doorsteps are calling on him to pull the plug on this government

May 9th 2019, 6:30 PM 26,742 Views 88 Comments

‘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
# Voting
# Voting

Nearly a billion people expected to vote as Indian election gets underway

Apr 11th 2019, 7:23 AM 5,284 Views 8 Comments

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
# Fine Gael National Conference
# Fine Gael National Conference

Expect some not-so-subtle election promises as Fine Gaelers land in Wexford

Mar 22nd 2019, 6:00 AM 15,292 Views 42 Comments

‘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
# Children's Hospital
# Children's Hospital

'I sincerely apologise': Harris tells Dáil he should have given further detail on children's hospital costs

Updated Feb 12th 2019, 2:56 PM 27,754 Views 157 Comments

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?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think there'll be a general election this year?

Jan 5th 2019, 9:30 AM 26,356 Views 86 Comments

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?
# Your Say
# Your Say

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

Dec 30th 2018, 8:00 PM 43,187 Views 150 Comments

February 2019 will mark three years since the last general election.

Poll: Do you want a general election in 2019?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you want a general election in 2019?

Dec 29th 2018, 7:30 PM 30,976 Views 128 Comments

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
# Election 2019?
# Election 2019?

Fine Gael will seek Labour and Greens support as future government partners, as Leo fails to rule out 2019 election

Dec 28th 2018, 6:00 AM 11,049 Views 40 Comments

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'
# Interview
# Interview

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'

Dec 27th 2018, 9:30 PM 24,522 Views 38 Comments

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?
# Your Say
# Your Say

It's the day of the 1918 General Election - Who are you voting for?

Dec 14th 2018, 9:54 AM 22,459 Views 125 Comments

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
# Ge 18
# Ge 18

Taoiseach promises to raise top rate of tax to €50k over next five years

Nov 17th 2018, 5:30 PM 23,089 Views 98 Comments

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 Ard Fheis
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis

'It is not going to happen': FG rule change to copper-fasten promise not to enter coalition with SF

Nov 17th 2018, 7:00 AM 10,187 Views 43 Comments

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
# Dublin South West
# Dublin South West

Women's Council chairperson Ellen O'Malley Dunlop to run for Fine Gael in next election

Oct 31st 2018, 3:59 PM 11,211 Views 54 Comments

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
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Support for Fine Gael remains strong ... but 44% of voters in favour of general election

Oct 16th 2018, 7:45 AM 18,700 Views 63 Comments

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
# Thin Ice
# Thin Ice

Naughten leaves Fine Gael short on numbers, but Brexit may mean we avoid an election

Oct 13th 2018, 9:00 AM 8,866 Views 42 Comments

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?
# Moving Swiftly Along
# Moving Swiftly Along

Poll: The budget is done, now do you want an election?

Oct 10th 2018, 8:42 AM 30,604 Views 113 Comments

Does one logically follow the other?

Mary Lou on Tallaght Garda Station photo: 'Fianna Fáil should pull the plug. We should have an election'
# Picture Paints 1000 Words
# Picture Paints 1000 Words

Mary Lou on Tallaght Garda Station photo: 'Fianna Fáil should pull the plug. We should have an election'

Aug 10th 2018, 6:15 AM 51,390 Views 214 Comments

McDonald said Fianna Fáil should ‘put their foot down’ over the housing crisis and call time on this government.

Poll: Do you want a general election this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you want a general election this year?

Jul 4th 2018, 8:40 AM 29,793 Views 134 Comments

There may be trouble ahead.

Poll: Do you want a general election this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you want a general election this year?

Jun 24th 2018, 9:16 AM 34,935 Views 137 Comments

Fine Gael is reportedly preparing itself for a snap election.

Sinn Féin pledges to 'abolish all student fees'
# Ard Fheis
# Ard Fheis

Sinn Féin pledges to 'abolish all student fees'

Jun 15th 2018, 8:53 PM 23,092 Views 138 Comments

Pearse Doherty TD made the pledge at the party’s Ard Fheis in Belfast.

Majority don't want to see a general election this year
# Poll
# Poll

Majority don't want to see a general election this year

Apr 15th 2018, 7:30 AM 8,235 Views 59 Comments

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has said his party is “fully determined” to avoid an election until at least the end of this year.

Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor selected as Labour candidate
# General Election
# General Election

Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor selected as Labour candidate

Apr 4th 2018, 7:30 PM 17,281 Views 94 Comments

O’Connor was the general president of the Ireland’s largest trade union for over 14 years.

Poll: Do you want there to be a general election this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you want there to be a general election this year?

Feb 18th 2018, 9:23 AM 42,493 Views 251 Comments

Two new opinion polls indicate that Fine Gael is the most popular political party in the country.

Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor's name put forward as Labour candidate
# General Election
# General Election

Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor's name put forward as Labour candidate

Jan 13th 2018, 11:38 AM 18,184 Views 80 Comments

O’Connor was the general president of the Ireland’s largest trade union for over 14 years.

Mayo GAA star lined up for general election bid to replace Enda Kenny
# Party Ticket
# Party Ticket

Mayo GAA star lined up for general election bid to replace Enda Kenny

Dec 1st 2017, 4:31 PM 24,638 Views 41 Comments

Alan Dillon is to put his name up for selection at the Fine Gael convention in the new year.

Poll: Are you glad there won't be an election before Christmas?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you glad there won't be an election before Christmas?

Nov 29th 2017, 8:54 AM 28,141 Views 108 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald’s resignation meant that an election was avoided yesterday.

As it happened: Crisis averted as Frances Fitzgerald resigns from Cabinet
Live Nov 28th 2017, 3:10 PM

As it happened: Crisis averted as Frances Fitzgerald resigns from Cabinet

Former minister says next Dáil may have to dissolve 'at earliest possible moment' over constituency changes
# High Court
# High Court

Former minister says next Dáil may have to dissolve 'at earliest possible moment' over constituency changes

Nov 28th 2017, 12:02 PM 13,586 Views 22 Comments

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald’s expected resignation may avert an imminent general election.

Varadkar and Martin meet again this morning in last-ditch efforts to avert Christmas election
# Tick Tock
# Tick Tock

Varadkar and Martin meet again this morning in last-ditch efforts to avert Christmas election

Nov 28th 2017, 7:05 AM 8,752 Views 61 Comments

The cabinet will meet this morning, while the Fianna Fáil front bench will meet before lunchtime.

Former minister says having general election before constituency changes are made would be 'unconstitutional'
# High Court
# High Court

Former minister says having general election before constituency changes are made would be 'unconstitutional'

Nov 27th 2017, 11:49 AM 17,139 Views 47 Comments

Joe Costello has submitted a High Court challenge in an attempt to prevent the dissolution of the Dáil until planned constituency changes are made.

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald to allow name to go forward in Dublin Mid West general election convention
# Election
# Election

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald to allow name to go forward in Dublin Mid West general election convention

Nov 26th 2017, 3:37 PM 31,603 Views 152 Comments

It remains unclear whether Frances Fitzgerald will step down as Tánaiste.