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# General Election

All time
'Downton Abbey and tea cups': We’ve a fairly dreadful record of sexism in Irish politics
Joan Burton got lots of criticism for her body language during last Monday’s leaders’ debate – but why, asks Lorraine Courtney.
# my hometown
Planning 'neglect' has made Drogheda a town that has lost its 'heart'
Cliodhna Russell hears from business owners worried about their very survival.
# all eyes and ears
Nearly half of everyone watching TV last night tuned into RTÉ Leaders' Debate
And here’s what you were searching on Google while watching the debate…
# my hometown
The Co Sligo village where self-help is the path to growth
Órla Ryan finds some traces of recovery in a rural area long used to battling on by itself.
# Homelessness
These homeless 'shelter pods' popped up overnight in Dublin
A group of “friends and concerned citizens” constructed the boxes to highlight the homeless crisis ahead of the election.
# my hometown
Housing crisis and hot meals: Cork still feeling the crisis
Aoife Barry finds our second city getting a makeover – but that renovation doesn’t affect many of its citizens.
'Home to what?': Emigrants want a say in who runs the show while they're living abroad
Barry Johnston says emigrants are exercised about having no say in the kind of country they would one day like to return to.
# Back To The Future
This TD's election video is all kinds of AMAZING
“I’m never going to get up to 88 in this traffic.”
# A Day in the Life
IN PICTURES: Searching for votes with a Labour TD
A glimpse into the current life of Dublin North West’s John Lyons.
You risk blowing your savings on a lifetime supply of customised pens when you run for election
How much you spend on your campaign still plays a large role in determining whether you win a seat , writes Roslyn Fuller.
# drumcondra attack
Gerry Adams has responded to Enda's comments linking IRA weapons to Friday's shooting
The Continuity IRA, which has its roots in a Provisional IRA split in 1986, has claimed responsibility for the attack.
# poster wars
Youths cut down Labour, Fianna Fáil and Green candidate posters in Dún Laoghaire
The youths said they were “cleaning up the area”.
# GE16
Ten apples for a euro and selfie-mania: Sinn Féin's somewhat subdued start
Mary Lou McDonald and Peadar Tóibín and Eoin Ó Broin met with voters in Dublin City Centre today.
# it's on
Garda stations were jammed with students registering to vote yesterday
Eligible voters have less than a week left to sign up.
# Hung Dáil
A new poll shows that no one is going to win this election
A hung Dáil could be on the cards.
The primitive power of election posters cannot be underestimated
With the power of social media, one might wonder if there is a better way for election candidates to communicate directly with voters, writes Jason O’Sullivan.
# taking in charge
On the eve of election, government ploughs €10 million into making sure estates are looked after
The money will be used to streamline the ‘taking in charge’ process.
# it's on
The eight things you need to know to be ready for this general election
Who runs the country now? How do you vote? And how can you check if you’re registered?
# GE16
Poll: Who will you vote for in the general election?
It’s on.
# no time for tae
Michael Healy-Rae releases election music video
“Flat to the mat with his black cap”.
# not in our town
Wicklow village convinces politicians to keep the place a poster-free zone during the election
Glenealy Tidy Towns say they are delighted with the result.
# sponsored by newstalk
6 sure-fire signs that it's election time in Ireland
Brace yourself. Canvassers are coming.
# driving hazard
Fianna Fáil candidate says trailer was stolen and left on road with continuous white line
“I or my team would never intentionally cause a hazard on the road in order to gain support.”
# Poster Boy
'Completely different': Peter Mathews says he's not copying Fine Gael colours
“Anyone with an eye for art will see.”
# Election 2016
8 things we learned at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
Everything from why Richie Kavanagh was there to how the party will arrange for an independent watchdog to keep them in line.
# smartvote
Don't know who to vote for? 'Tinder for politics' will help
A new website links voters with candidates who have similar views.
# He's out
Blow for the Social Democrats as councillor withdraws from election
Longford councillor Gerry Warnock cited “family and professional obligations” as the reason.
# State of the Nation
An election is around the corner, but will Enda be Taoiseach again?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# GE16
Support for Fine Gael and Labour has now risen above 40%
Sinn Féin have also fared well in the latest opinion poll.
# renua
Renua candidate steps down after labelling Vatican 'the Antichrist'
Mary Smyth also reportedly said the Vatican was “corrupt” and “riddled with gay sex”.
# in a pear tree
If Enda was thinking election this massive poll boost for Fine Gael might just convince him
Combined support for the government parties is almost at 40%
# care to dance?
Sinn Féin now insists coalition with Fianna Fáil is 'extremely unlikely'
Party leader Gerry Adams was more coy earlier, saying he’s only ruling out “larger conservative parties”.
# Election 2016
Planning to vote in the general election? You've only two days left to register
A quick guide to voter registration.
# Not Perry Happy
This Fine Gael TD is adamant Enda should let him defend his seat
Fine Gael deputy John Perry says Taoiseach Enda Kenny told him he could defend his seat.
# GE16
Enda Kenny is about to contest his 12th general election
The Taoiseach, needless to say, had little trouble getting his name on the ticket for the Mayo constituency.
# budget 2016
What do people in Dublin think of Budget 2016?
We got reaction on the streets.
# Leaflet Drop
Richard Bruton left a running mate off his leaflets - but she's more disappointed than annoyed
“It’s small beer, but it does happen. There’s no point in making a row about it.”
# vote early vote often
This is the new ballot paper you'll be using at the next election
The government has agreed to a redesign in order to make the papers more user-friendly.
# Fianna Fáil
'A complete joke': People aren't happy that Mary Hanafin has been added in Dún Laoghaire
The former minister has been controversially added in Dún Laoghaire
# CB Live
Voters are having none of Micheál Martin's denials about possible coalition partners
A new poll shows that six out of 10 people don’t believe the Fianna Fáil leader.