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# General Election

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Poll: Do you want a general election this year?
There may be trouble ahead.
Poll: Do you want a general election this year?
Fine Gael is reportedly preparing itself for a snap election.
Sinn Féin pledges to 'abolish all student fees'
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
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
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?
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
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
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?
Frances Fitzgerald’s resignation meant that an election was avoided yesterday.
Crisis averted as Frances Fitzgerald resigns from Cabinet
The Tánaiste confirmed her resignation at Cabinet today. Here’s how the events played out.
Former minister says next Dáil may have to dissolve 'at earliest possible moment' over constituency changes
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
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'
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
It remains unclear whether Frances Fitzgerald will step down as Tánaiste.
All to play for: Timely opinion poll shows FG dropping and FF catching
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?
For one, a summer referendum would be out the window.
Explainer: Why we are on the verge of a general election
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
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?
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar reportedly does.
'The big thing is I can vote for myself' - Here's what boundary changes mean for some TDs
We’re getting two more TDs and one less constituency.
Ukip leader Paul Nuttall resigns
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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 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
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
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
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.