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#General Election

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All to play for: Timely opinion poll shows FG dropping and FF catching
# Game On
# Game On

All to play for: Timely opinion poll shows FG dropping and FF catching

Nov 25th 2017, 5:32 PM 19,347 Views 168 Comments

The poll has been released as the country faces a potential election.

How much would a general election delay a referendum on the Eighth Amendment?
# Ballot Box
# Ballot Box

How much would a general election delay a referendum on the Eighth Amendment?

Nov 25th 2017, 4:23 PM 15,367 Views 118 Comments

For one, a summer referendum would be out the window.

Explainer: Why we are on the verge of a general election
# Buckle Up
# Buckle Up

Explainer: Why we are on the verge of a general election

Nov 24th 2017, 9:52 AM 38,147 Views 136 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald is at the heart of a government crisis. Here’s why an email sent to her back in 2015 could bring about a general election.

Labour wants the HPV vaccine to be rolled out to boys sooner rather than later
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Labour wants the HPV vaccine to be rolled out to boys sooner rather than later

Sep 10th 2017, 2:42 PM 13,437 Views 105 Comments

The plan was originally to roll the free vaccine out to boys – but this has yet to happen.

Poll: Do you want a general election to be held next year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you want a general election to be held next year?

Aug 6th 2017, 9:58 AM 28,396 Views 145 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar reportedly does.

'The big thing is I can vote for myself' - Here's what boundary changes mean for some TDs
# Election Time
# Election Time

'The big thing is I can vote for myself' - Here's what boundary changes mean for some TDs

Jul 9th 2017, 6:00 AM 9,801 Views 20 Comments

We’re getting two more TDs and one less constituency.

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall resigns
# Uk General Election
# Uk General Election

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall resigns

Jun 9th 2017, 10:50 AM 15,172 Views 27 Comments

He said that the party was a victim of its own success, despite the fact it failed to retain its one seat in the UK general election.

With support from grime artists and actors, young voters turned out in droves for Corbyn
# Grime4corbyn
# Grime4corbyn

With support from grime artists and actors, young voters turned out in droves for Corbyn

Jun 9th 2017, 8:36 AM 12,945 Views 21 Comments

The youth vote appears to have been galvanised in this election, with a majority opting for Labour and Jeremy Corbyn.

Sterling tumbles in wake of UK election
# Hung Parliament
# Hung Parliament

Sterling tumbles in wake of UK election

Jun 9th 2017, 7:26 AM 33,545 Views 26 Comments

The British pound saw its biggest daily fall since January.

'Theresa Dismay': Here's how the UK papers are reacting to the historic election result
# Cor Blimey
# Cor Blimey

'Theresa Dismay': Here's how the UK papers are reacting to the historic election result

Jun 9th 2017, 7:07 AM 35,676 Views 46 Comments

The papers are united in their shock at May failing to win a majority, with many calling it a disaster.

Labour's Diane Abbott takes break from campaigning due to ill health
# General Election
# General Election

Labour's Diane Abbott takes break from campaigning due to ill health

Jun 7th 2017, 9:58 AM 20,983 Views 60 Comments

Jeremy Corbyn said Lyn Brown will fill in for Abbott as shadow home secretary.

It's almost neck and neck between May and Corbyn ahead of Thursday's election
# Down To The Wire
# Down To The Wire

It's almost neck and neck between May and Corbyn ahead of Thursday's election

Jun 6th 2017, 7:23 AM 19,964 Views 44 Comments

The Conservatives enjoy just a one point lead in the latest poll by Survation for ITV.

Poll: Who do you want to be the next British Prime Minister?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who do you want to be the next British Prime Minister?

Jun 3rd 2017, 9:23 AM 24,844 Views 95 Comments

The Labour party is catching up with the Conservatives in the polls.

Jeremy Paxman had May and Corbyn in his sights last night but failed to land a knockout punch
# Battle For Number 10
# Battle For Number 10

Jeremy Paxman had May and Corbyn in his sights last night but failed to land a knockout punch

May 30th 2017, 7:21 AM 15,870 Views 15 Comments

Corbyn faced tough questioning on his past IRA comments on Sky News and Channel 4 last night.

Fine Gael has overtaken Fianna Fáil for first time since general election
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Fine Gael has overtaken Fianna Fáil for first time since general election

May 26th 2017, 9:38 AM 15,343 Views 116 Comments

30% of people supported Fine Gael, while Fianna Fáil came in at 27%.

Labour catching up in polls as UK politicians resume campaigning after Manchester attack
# Comeback Kid
# Comeback Kid

Labour catching up in polls as UK politicians resume campaigning after Manchester attack

May 26th 2017, 7:58 AM 12,335 Views 34 Comments

Jeremy Corbyn is expected to say that the war on terror has failed in a speech later day.

'It's never mattered more': Brits living in Ireland have until tomorrow to have a say in general election
# Get Up Stand Up
# Get Up Stand Up

'It's never mattered more': Brits living in Ireland have until tomorrow to have a say in general election

May 21st 2017, 8:30 PM 20,711 Views 36 Comments

UK citizens living in Ireland who registered to vote up to 15 years ago can vote in the upcoming general election.

Leaked manifesto and running over a cameraman's foot - it's been a bad day for Jeremy Corbyn
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Leaked manifesto and running over a cameraman's foot - it's been a bad day for Jeremy Corbyn

May 11th 2017, 4:20 PM 15,438 Views 31 Comments

On the campaign trail, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had more pressing concerns than flagging poll numbers today.

Tony Blair promises to get 'hands dirty' as he re-enters UK politics to fight Brexit
# Comeback Kid
# Comeback Kid

Tony Blair promises to get 'hands dirty' as he re-enters UK politics to fight Brexit

May 1st 2017, 12:54 PM 26,455 Views 57 Comments

Blair will campaign to give the British people a chance to change their minds.

Nicola Sturgeon calls large Tory win in UK election 'a horrifying prospect'
# Shots Fired
# Shots Fired

Nicola Sturgeon calls large Tory win in UK election 'a horrifying prospect'

Apr 20th 2017, 9:07 AM 16,047 Views 82 Comments

Meanwhile, Theresa May has said a potential alliance of opposition parties would be a “coalition of chaos”.

The House of Commons has voted by 522 to 13 to hold a general election on 8 June
# Landslide
# Landslide

The House of Commons has voted by 522 to 13 to hold a general election on 8 June

Apr 19th 2017, 3:37 PM 10,968 Views 50 Comments

Theresa May stunned the country yesterday when she announced her plan for an early vote.

Snap election to be held in UK on 8 June
# COME WHAT MAY
# COME WHAT MAY

Snap election to be held in UK on 8 June

Apr 18th 2017, 11:06 AM 123,722 Views 180 Comments

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said the election is a chance for the UK “to avoid a disastrous hard Brexit”.

Fianna Fáil may not support new Fine Gael Taoiseach if water charges debacle not resolved
# The Heat Is On
# The Heat Is On

Fianna Fáil may not support new Fine Gael Taoiseach if water charges debacle not resolved

Apr 9th 2017, 1:32 PM 11,011 Views 91 Comments

The impasse between the country’s two biggest parties shows no signs of abating.

Sinn Féin may want one, but most Irish people are in no mood for a general election right now
# Anything But That
# Anything But That

Sinn Féin may want one, but most Irish people are in no mood for a general election right now

Feb 14th 2017, 6:20 AM 10,799 Views 94 Comments

A poll conducted for Claire Byrne Live has found that 57% of Irish people don’t want a general election right now.

Enda rules out general election and Cabinet reshuffle in the near future
# No Enda Game
# No Enda Game

Enda rules out general election and Cabinet reshuffle in the near future

Dec 30th 2016, 6:00 AM 4,659 Views 22 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has also said there’s no chance of a coalition with Fianna Fáil in the future.

'Marry me, so we don’t break up': The political proposals of 2016 that got it all wrong
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Marry me, so we don’t break up': The political proposals of 2016 that got it all wrong

Dec 29th 2016, 8:00 AM 118 Views 1 Comment

Like any good proposal, a political campaign must give voters a sense of hope that things in the future will be wonderful, writes Eoghan McDermott.

Islanders will be able to vote on the same day as the rest of the country
# All Together Now
# All Together Now

Islanders will be able to vote on the same day as the rest of the country

Dec 6th 2016, 8:23 PM 10,123 Views 19 Comments

Fianna Fáil argues that it is no longer necessary for those living on the islands to vote early.

Iceland scrambles to form government after Pirate Party falls short
# Iceland
# Iceland

Iceland scrambles to form government after Pirate Party falls short

Oct 30th 2016, 1:19 PM 15,643 Views 13 Comments

Prime Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson told the national broadcaster RUV he would resign today after his Progressive Party suffered a plunge in support.

Station made "personal and pointed" remarks about election candidate who didn't turn up for interview
# Noel Walsh
# Noel Walsh

Station made "personal and pointed" remarks about election candidate who didn't turn up for interview

Oct 27th 2016, 6:00 PM 17,200 Views 4 Comments

It noted there had been some “fundamental conflict of fact” in regard to whether Noel G Walsh was supposed to turn up or not.

Bertie Ahern is feeling good about Fianna Fáil's general election chances
# Lovely Jubbly
# Lovely Jubbly

Bertie Ahern is feeling good about Fianna Fáil's general election chances

Oct 18th 2016, 10:43 AM 11,406 Views 91 Comments

He thinks Micheál Martin could be the next Taoiseach.

Enda Kenny tells constituency colleagues he's not going anywhere
# Sticking Around
# Sticking Around

Enda Kenny tells constituency colleagues he's not going anywhere

Oct 11th 2016, 1:39 PM 5,049 Views 26 Comments

Kenny has in the past insisted he will not lead Fine Gael into another election.

Report into disastrous Fine Gael election campaign calls for members to be "more relatable"
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Report into disastrous Fine Gael election campaign calls for members to be "more relatable"

Sep 26th 2016, 9:43 PM 11,496 Views 75 Comments

Two reports into the campaign have been sent to Parliamentary Party members.

Poll: Would you like to see Fianna Fáil back in power?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you like to see Fianna Fáil back in power?

Sep 18th 2016, 10:05 AM 33,488 Views 162 Comments

Micheál Martin’s party is the most popular one in the country, according to the latest opinion poll.

'A change of leadership is required': Rumblings in Fine Gael that Enda should go
# Think-In
# Think-In

'A change of leadership is required': Rumblings in Fine Gael that Enda should go

Sep 13th 2016, 1:37 PM 10,839 Views 35 Comments

Enda Kenny said this is not a time to “mess around”.

'I've got my mojo back': Enda Kenny is moving on from a tough few months
# Endapendent Alliance
# Endapendent Alliance

'I've got my mojo back': Enda Kenny is moving on from a tough few months

Sep 12th 2016, 10:22 AM 15,131 Views 101 Comments

The Taoiseach has also given his thoughts on THAT John Halligan interview.

Australian PM takes 'full responsibility' for disastrous election, but won't resign
# Not Going Anywhere
# Not Going Anywhere

Australian PM takes 'full responsibility' for disastrous election, but won't resign

Jul 5th 2016, 8:00 AM 9,570 Views 19 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull also attacked opponents, accusing them of a dishonest scare campaign.

Australians can vote for the Sex Party, Hemp Party and Smokers' Rights Party in this week's election
# Minor Parties
# Minor Parties

Australians can vote for the Sex Party, Hemp Party and Smokers' Rights Party in this week's election

Jun 29th 2016, 8:30 PM 16,238 Views 14 Comments

Voting is mandatory in Australia for all adults, with turnout never falling below 90% since it became compulsory in 1924.

Spanish voters go back to the polls for second election in six months
# Take Two
# Take Two

Spanish voters go back to the polls for second election in six months

Jun 26th 2016, 10:52 AM 8,311 Views 9 Comments

The last general elections in December resulted in a hung parliament and parties failed to agree on a coalition.

'The only objective was to get Enda and Fine Gael back in and it's done'
# BRUSSELS TO DUBLIN
# BRUSSELS TO DUBLIN

'The only objective was to get Enda and Fine Gael back in and it's done'

Jun 11th 2016, 7:40 PM 20,462 Views 46 Comments

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes is working on a committee investigating the controversial Panama Papers.

"Renua was branded as 'Fine Gael Lite' - we are a centralist party"
# Taking Stock
# Taking Stock

"Renua was branded as 'Fine Gael Lite' - we are a centralist party"

May 16th 2016, 6:59 PM 17,839 Views 103 Comments

Lucinda Creighton has stepped down as the party leader. What’s next for the party?