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# le2019 - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

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

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

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

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

# le2019 - Saturday 1 June, 2019

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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?

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

We’re still waiting for seats to be filled in Ireland South and Midlands North-West.

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

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

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'

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

Dublin edges towards first MEP result, Cork and Waterford vote ‘No’ in plebiscite, and reaction to MEP elections in Europe.

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

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

Meanwhile, there are around 50 seats yet to be filled across Ireland’s local authorities.

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

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

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Poll: Is it now time for a general election?

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

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

Stick with us as we bring you the latest updates all evening and into the night.

# le2019 - Sunday 26 May, 2019

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

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'

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

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 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 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

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

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

Counting underway in Westmeath after ballot papers went missing yesterday

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

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?

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

All the data so far points to a Green surge in the Euro elections, meanwhile, with the party potentially claiming three seats.

# le2019 - Saturday 25 May, 2019

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

Many of the races for EU seats are too close to call so we’re expecting a long count.

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

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

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