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Sunday 28 May 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# LE14

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# Election 14
That's all, folks: The six remaining local election seats have been filled
Three Fine Gael, two Sinn Féin, and one Fianna Fáil councillors have been elected to Monaghan County Councils.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Everyone’s talking about calls for an investigation into mother-and-baby homes, a hijacked taxi, and new pyrite issues.
# Monaghan
The six local election seats still empty will be filled by this afternoon
Voting in Ballybay-Clones had been postponed following the death of a candidate.
# the beautiful ones
Irelands ridiest election candidates... how did they get on?
63% were elected. Rides.
# Labour Pains
Eamon Gilmore resigns as Labour Party leader
The announcement comes after it emerged today that two motions of no-confidence in his leadership would be tabled in coming weeks.
# Shake Up
Here's how many seats each party holds on your local council
What group is dominating local politics in your area?
# Labour Pains
Scapegoating, inevitable, the right thing to do - Everyone wants their say on Gilmore's resignation
Colleagues and opposition politicians alike have been reacting to the news, with most Labour TDs saying the party needs some new direction.
# LE14
Labour candidate filmed being heckled while canvassing in viral video wins seat
Martina Genockey gained a 9.4 per cent share of the votes.
# LE14
The final stretch: Fewer than 40 council seats still to be filled
Counting is due to resume in most areas at 10am this morning.
# Analysis
This was not a vote of anger, it was a vote of community
The Taoiseach says it was anger that led to his party’s poor performance over the weekend, but the problem is more fundamental than that.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Everyone’s talking about the elections, a missing motorbike, and the search for a gunman in Brussels.
# loud noises
Smacking, shellacking and John The Baptist - Election 2014 in quotes
Politicians on both sides have been singing a surprisingly similar tune the last couple of days…
# We all partied
It's not over yet but these candidates have already been popping the champagne
There were tears, there was laughter and we imagine some weary heads hitting pillows last night.
# Midlands-North-West
'We've been waiting for 100 years for someone to come and save us' - Ming calls for political change
Flanagan is expected to secure one of four European seats in the 15-county Midlands North West constituency.
# Boxing clever
It's a knock-out* as Kenny Egan takes a seat in Clondalkin
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think Eamon Gilmore should step down as Labour leader?
There has been some criticism of the Labour leader after the party received just 7 per cent of the vote in the local elections.
# LE14
Cork Lord Mayor involved in car crash just hours after losing her seat
Catherine Clancy is the second Labour Lord Mayor to lose their seat.
# paper cuts
Recount central: Get ready for another long day of #le14
Local election counts went on into the dawn chorus – and many electoral areas face a recount today…
# morning after
What does Enda Kenny make of Fine Gael's election performance so far?
“I respect the vote… I know what’s in the vote”.
# LE14
Victory, despair and an eye on the rugby at the RDS
As the results rolled in, the candidates seeking election to Dublin City Council took it differently.
# shattered dreams
Fine Gael loses two seats in Castlebar as elected independent says people there 'go to bed hungry'
Michael Kilcoyne was elected on the first count, almost doubling the quota. A recount has been called and will take place tomorrow afternoon.
# so excited
No victory for Eamonn Coghlan but the whole process 'excited' him
Coughlan said he’s not really disappointed and he may even run in the general election in a couple of years.
# Final Countdown
In Photos: The painstaking and forensic process of counting the votes
Open ballot box. Take out votes. Sort out first preferences. Repeat ad nauseum.
# Girl Power
Highest number of women TDs EVER if female candidates win two by-elections
If the two female candidates tipped for the top are successful there will be 27 female TDs.
# Transfer
Ex-Fianna Fáil TD Chris Andrews set to top poll for Sinn Féin
Andrews is from a strong Fianna Fáil family but will join Dublin City Council for his new party.
# LE14
Sinn Féin set to be biggest party on Dublin City Council
The party will go from five seats to being the largest party on the capital’s local authority.
# Golden Ticket
Woman gets gold ring back after dropping it into ballot box
A witness at the Mayo count centre this afternoon said she was “damn delighted” to get it back.
# hair's breadth
Right-to-die campaigner Tom Curran looks set to miss out on Arklow seat
The Arklow tally shows Tom Curran at 6.23 per cent. There are six seats for the taking.
# keeping it real
It will go to the late rounds but Kenny Egan looks like squeezing a seat
He’s running seventh in the eight seater.
# losing the chains
Oisín Quinn will remain Lord Mayor of Dublin even if he loses council seat
Tallies show Oisin Quinn in danger of losing his Dublin City Council seat at 6 per cent.
# Labour Pains
'If John The Baptist was leading Labour, we wouldn't have done any better'
The Minister for Communications says that there is “no plot” to overthrow Labour leader Eamon Gilmore.
# Election 2014
Independents' Day: Exit poll shows non-party candidates topping the poll
Support for Labour has slumped to just 7 per cent.
Monaghan councillor dies while canvassing on election day
The death of Owen Bannigan will mean a re-run of the election in the Castleblayney area.
# LE14
Fine Gael cllr says 'Reilly must be stopped', but it's about policies, not personalities
Councillor Professor Bill Tormey says that political parties should have “vigorous debate” on policies.
# Euroming
'I'm done dealing with the monkey, I want to deal with the organ grinder' - Ming on his European bid, being a mosquito and drugs
He’s a thorn in the side of the government, so why does Ming Flanagan want to go to Brussels?
# artist's canvass
Dublin election candidate appreciates your poster vandalism
Nice work.
# Election 2014
This Clare homeowner has the perfect way of dealing with canvassing politicians
*steeples fingers, laughs maniacally*
The Danish government made this totally NSFW election video... and then axed it
Many viewers were offended by the promotional clip.