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# le2019 - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Renua's leader quits the party, leaving it with no elected representatives
# Renu-turn
# Renu-turn

Renua's leader quits the party, leaving it with no elected representatives

Jun 11th 2019, 12:09 PM 27,757 Views 45 Comments

Councillor John Leahy said the party needs “a different direction”.

# le2019 - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

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 14,654 Views 37 Comments

Aontú won three seats in the local elections in the south, and one seat in the Northern Ireland local elections.

# le2019 - Sunday 2 June, 2019

From the Greens to exit polls: Here are the winners and losers of the elections
# Who Are The Champions
# Who Are The Champions

From the Greens to exit polls: Here are the winners and losers of the elections

Jun 2nd 2019, 9:30 AM 18,928 Views 55 Comments

There are some very interesting takeaways from this batch of various votes.

# le2019 - Saturday 1 June, 2019

Quiz: It's been a rollercoaster of a political week - but how much do you remember?
# Let's Get Quizzical
# Let's Get Quizzical

Quiz: It's been a rollercoaster of a political week - but how much do you remember?

Jun 1st 2019, 8:30 PM 26,831 Views 17 Comments

Test yourself.

Irish people are split over whether we should have another go at e-voting
# Democracy
# Democracy

Irish people are split over whether we should have another go at e-voting

Jun 1st 2019, 7:01 AM 22,114 Views 77 Comments

Fewer than half of poll respondents thought it was a good idea.

Leo says it wasn't 'a bad day at the office after all', but swing-gate and co-living did real damage to FG
# Le2019
# Le2019

Leo says it wasn't 'a bad day at the office after all', but swing-gate and co-living did real damage to FG

Jun 1st 2019, 12:05 AM 27,171 Views 67 Comments

Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty said there was not one issue that did the damage.

# le2019 - Friday 31 May, 2019

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 21,574 Views 37 Comments

The European elections have thrown up some tricky timeline issues.

# le2019 - Thursday 30 May, 2019

'Cold storage' MEPs in limbo will have 'no status' in the European Parliament until the UK leaves the EU
# Wait And See
# Wait And See

'Cold storage' MEPs in limbo will have 'no status' in the European Parliament until the UK leaves the EU

May 30th 2019, 3:16 PM 15,415 Views 19 Comments

Ireland was allotted an additional two seats as part of the redistribution of seats due to UK’s vote to leave the European Union.

This is what happens to ballot papers once election counting is done and dusted
# Ballot Papers
# Ballot Papers

This is what happens to ballot papers once election counting is done and dusted

May 30th 2019, 6:20 AM 42,037 Views 25 Comments

On Friday, people around the country turned out at local polling stations to cast their vote on the ballot papers.

'It was liberating': The councillors elected as independents after leaving Sinn Féin
# The Green Ebb
# The Green Ebb

'It was liberating': The councillors elected as independents after leaving Sinn Féin

May 30th 2019, 12:05 AM 26,418 Views 31 Comments

Noeleen Reilly resigned from the party in 2018, citing a failure of the leadership to deal with a campaign of bullying against her.

# le2019 - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

What are the Greens' climate policies and how do they compare to other left wing parties?
# A Green Approach
# A Green Approach

What are the Greens' climate policies and how do they compare to other left wing parties?

May 29th 2019, 12:05 AM 16,071 Views 36 Comments

While a green wave overtook the local elections, the Greens’ Ciaran Cuffe topped the European poll in Dublin.

# le2019 - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

As it happened: Counting continues to fill MEP seats as all councillors elected
Live May 28th 2019, 10:00 PM

As it happened: Counting continues to fill MEP seats as all councillors elected

Who is my local councillor? Here is a full list of all the seats
# Le2019
# Le2019

Who is my local councillor? Here is a full list of all the seats

May 28th 2019, 9:30 PM 804,392 Views 121 Comments

A comprehensive list of everyone who has nabbed a seat.

'It seemed silly at the time': How a 2014 Supreme Court ruling led to record levels of spoiled votes this year
# Invalid
# Invalid

'It seemed silly at the time': How a 2014 Supreme Court ruling led to record levels of spoiled votes this year

May 28th 2019, 7:30 PM 34,707 Views 35 Comments

More than 4% of European election votes were deemed invalid this year.

Gogglebox star 'excited' to be elected as Ireland's 'first black female councillor'
# Writing History
# Writing History

Gogglebox star 'excited' to be elected as Ireland's 'first black female councillor'

May 28th 2019, 5:38 PM 47,826 Views 91 Comments

Adenuga and her family are also well-known for their appearances on TV show Gogglebox.

# le2019 - Monday 27 May, 2019

As it happened: Focus turns to the battle for Europe as final council seats fill up
Live May 27th 2019, 10:50 PM

As it happened: Focus turns to the battle for Europe as final council seats fill up

Tensions flare between independent councillor and People Before Profit over Dublin city recount
# Le2019
# Le2019

Tensions flare between independent councillor and People Before Profit over Dublin city recount

May 27th 2019, 5:15 PM 53,395 Views 57 Comments

Independent Mannix Flynn was elected on the fifth count, beating People Before Profit’s Annette Mooney by 12 votes.

As it happened: Counting under way for a third day - and we have our first MEP
Live May 27th 2019, 3:10 PM

As it happened: Counting under way for a third day - and we have our first MEP

Swing fall TD Maria Bailey says she won't 'bow down to keyboard warriors and bullies'
# Swings And Roundabouts
# Swings And Roundabouts

Swing fall TD Maria Bailey says she won't 'bow down to keyboard warriors and bullies'

May 27th 2019, 11:06 AM 90,817 Views 204 Comments

The Fine Gael TD today defended her now-dropped legal action against a Dublin hotel.

Poll: Is it now time for a general election?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is it now time for a general election?

May 27th 2019, 8:43 AM 32,209 Views 94 Comments

There may be space for one this summer, so should we go for it?

When we can expect to elect our first MEPs and other essential things to know about today's counts
# On And On
# On And On

When we can expect to elect our first MEPs and other essential things to know about today's counts

May 27th 2019, 8:30 AM 22,376 Views 14 Comments

There’ll be battles for the final seats in all three EU constituencies while the council seats are almost filled.

As it happened: All to play for as first European election counts announced
Live May 27th 2019, 12:10 AM

As it happened: All to play for as first European election counts announced

# le2019 - Sunday 26 May, 2019

89-year-old Donegal man becomes Ireland's oldest councillor after election win
# 89-year-old Councillor
# 89-year-old Councillor

89-year-old Donegal man becomes Ireland's oldest councillor after election win

May 26th 2019, 8:47 PM 36,208 Views 29 Comments

Ian McGarvey, who will turn 89 in July, fought a close battle to keep his seat

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 28,363 Views 66 Comments

Leo Varadkar said he has no plans call into Aras an Uachtarain in the next couple of days.

Brendan Howlin dismisses leadership concerns and says he wants to 'work together' with the Greens
# Le2019
# Le2019

Brendan Howlin dismisses leadership concerns and says he wants to 'work together' with the Greens

May 26th 2019, 7:13 PM 9,128 Views 35 Comments

The Labour leader said he is ‘not at all disappointed’ with his party’s result.

Housing activists protest Eoghan Murphy at RDS for second time in two days
# Housing Protest
# Housing Protest

Housing activists protest Eoghan Murphy at RDS for second time in two days

May 26th 2019, 6:12 PM 18,658 Views 72 Comments

Housing minister Eoghan Murphy faced a similar protest at the RDS yesterday.

Fianna Fáil candidate (20) 'not making promises' as he becomes one of Ireland's youngest councillors
# Albert Dolan
# Albert Dolan

Fianna Fáil candidate (20) 'not making promises' as he becomes one of Ireland's youngest councillors

May 26th 2019, 2:46 PM 33,138 Views 22 Comments

Albert Dolan was elected on the first count at around 1.30am this morning.

Councillor who told undercover reporter he wanted 'loads of money' is re-elected
# Monaghan
# Monaghan

Councillor who told undercover reporter he wanted 'loads of money' is re-elected

May 26th 2019, 2:28 PM 116,798 Views 90 Comments

Hugh McElvaney has now been elected to Monaghan County Council for the tenth successive time.

Three members of Healy-Rae family elected to Kerry County Council
# Dynasty
# Dynasty

Three members of Healy-Rae family elected to Kerry County Council

May 26th 2019, 2:10 PM 44,874 Views 65 Comments

The Healy-Rae family have seen a 19-election streak of wins.

Counting underway in Westmeath after ballot papers went missing yesterday
# Le2019
# Le2019

Counting underway in Westmeath after ballot papers went missing yesterday

May 26th 2019, 11:48 AM 17,147 Views 12 Comments

It’s still unclear why delivery of the ballot papers was delayed.

How did SF and the Left fail to harness housing crisis anger into votes? Good question, says Mary Lou
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

How did SF and the Left fail to harness housing crisis anger into votes? Good question, says Mary Lou

May 26th 2019, 6:05 AM 22,902 Views 110 Comments

Housing was one of the number one issues raised on the doorsteps during the campaign trail, said McDonald.

Election count day 2: What can we expect today?
# We Go Again
# We Go Again

Election count day 2: What can we expect today?

May 26th 2019, 6:00 AM 18,811 Views 9 Comments

The story of Friday’s election is still being written.

As it happened: Almost 200 seats filled on local councils as counts get under way around country
Live May 26th 2019, 2:35 AM

As it happened: Almost 200 seats filled on local councils as counts get under way around country

# le2019 - Saturday 25 May, 2019

Green Party set to be major player in Dublin City Council as Sinn Féin takes hit in first count
# Green Surge
# Green Surge

Green Party set to be major player in Dublin City Council as Sinn Féin takes hit in first count

May 25th 2019, 7:58 PM 34,012 Views 37 Comments

So far five Green Party candidates have been elected to Dublin City Council.

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Sinn Féin aren't crybabies, today is the Greens' day'
# Le2019
# Le2019

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Sinn Féin aren't crybabies, today is the Greens' day'

May 25th 2019, 6:40 PM 32,659 Views 87 Comments

McDonald said she is disappointed with her party’s results.

SocDems' Ellie Kisyombe criticises party leadership for 'disrupting' her campaign
# Dispute
# Dispute

SocDems' Ellie Kisyombe criticises party leadership for 'disrupting' her campaign

May 25th 2019, 5:31 PM 29,007 Views 36 Comments

Party co-leader Róisín Shortall described the issue as “water under the bridge”.

'Shambolic': Martin hits out at government as speculation mounts over defeat of directly elected mayor plebiscite
# Cork
# Cork

'Shambolic': Martin hits out at government as speculation mounts over defeat of directly elected mayor plebiscite

May 25th 2019, 3:05 PM 52,313 Views 48 Comments

Martin’s comments come as speculation mounts in Cork that the plebiscite looks set to be defeated.

A worrying trend for Fianna Fáil as exit polls show young people abandoning party
# Vote 19
# Vote 19

A worrying trend for Fianna Fáil as exit polls show young people abandoning party

May 25th 2019, 3:01 PM 23,571 Views 52 Comments

Micheál Martin has a task to convince those in their teens and 20s to give his candidates first preferences.

As it happened: Early tallies show close fight for European seats but confirm Green surge
Live May 25th 2019, 2:25 PM

As it happened: Early tallies show close fight for European seats but confirm Green surge

'Saoirse McHugh had a big personal impact': Why has Ireland gone Green for this year's elections?
# Green Wave
# Green Wave

'Saoirse McHugh had a big personal impact': Why has Ireland gone Green for this year's elections?

May 25th 2019, 12:57 PM 44,004 Views 101 Comments

The Green Party could be in for a record-breaking election.

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