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# le2019 - Saturday 25 May, 2019

The Euro elections aren't looking great for FF and a veteran ex-MEP says 'lessons weren't learned'
# Can't Cope
# Can't Cope

The Euro elections aren't looking great for FF and a veteran ex-MEP says 'lessons weren't learned'

May 25th 2019, 12:22 PM 24,835 Views 33 Comments

In the Midlands Northwest constituency, the two Fianna Fáil candidates could get just 9% of the vote between them.

Poll: Will you stay up to watch European and local election results?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you stay up to watch European and local election results?

May 25th 2019, 10:23 AM 13,873 Views 25 Comments

Counting is underway across the country.

Eamon Ryan: 'I remember our darkest hours, hopefully today will be a good day'
# Rising Tide
# Rising Tide

Eamon Ryan: 'I remember our darkest hours, hopefully today will be a good day'

May 25th 2019, 10:14 AM 14,826 Views 88 Comments

The Green Party could take three seats in the European election.

Almost two-thirds of voters in favour of united Ireland, exit poll results show
# Exit Poll
# Exit Poll

Almost two-thirds of voters in favour of united Ireland, exit poll results show

May 25th 2019, 9:40 AM 29,950 Views 108 Comments

65% of voters polled indicated they’d vote in favour of such a proposal.

'I don't think it worked': Micheál Martin isn't too happy about the crowded line ups for this week's TV debates
# European Elections
# European Elections

'I don't think it worked': Micheál Martin isn't too happy about the crowded line ups for this week's TV debates

May 25th 2019, 7:45 AM 20,846 Views 30 Comments

Martin has suggested a ‘threshold’ for candidates might be used the next time around.

The nation has voted - now here's your guide to when we'll find out the results
# Long Long Weekend
# Long Long Weekend

The nation has voted - now here's your guide to when we'll find out the results

May 25th 2019, 12:05 AM 46,010 Views 53 Comments

It probably will be after the weekend when we find out who fills what seats.

# le2019 - Friday 24 May, 2019

Exit poll shows Greens will top European poll in Dublin amid big gains for the party
# Divorce Referendum
# Divorce Referendum

Exit poll shows Greens will top European poll in Dublin amid big gains for the party

May 24th 2019, 10:08 PM 117,621 Views 225 Comments

The exit poll has Ciarán Cuffe on 23%, with Fine Gael’s Frances Fitzgerald on 14%.

Your complete guide to TheJournal.ie's election and referendum coverage this weekend
# Count On Us
# Count On Us

Your complete guide to TheJournal.ie's election and referendum coverage this weekend

May 24th 2019, 7:02 PM 13,075 Views 31 Comments

We’ll keep you covered as counts take place on Saturday and Sunday.

Turnout picks up in final hours of voting in elections and divorce referendum
# Voting
# Voting

Turnout picks up in final hours of voting in elections and divorce referendum

Updated May 24th 2019, 7:00 PM 54,659 Views 135 Comments

Polling stations close at 10pm tonight.

It's polling day: Here's your guide to voting in today's elections, referendum and plebiscites
# A Nation Decides
# A Nation Decides

It's polling day: Here's your guide to voting in today's elections, referendum and plebiscites

May 24th 2019, 6:00 AM 57,877 Views 24 Comments

Ireland goes to the polls on four different issues between 7am and 10pm today.

# le2019 - Thursday 23 May, 2019

Candidates are out making their last pitches for your vote before the broadcast ban kicks in
# Last Day
# Last Day

Candidates are out making their last pitches for your vote before the broadcast ban kicks in

May 23rd 2019, 8:12 AM 9,651 Views 62 Comments

Meanwhile more than 2,000 people on islands off the west coast are entitled to vote today.

'It's a blessing and a curse': The relatives of well-known politicians running for election
# A Family Affair
# A Family Affair

'It's a blessing and a curse': The relatives of well-known politicians running for election

May 23rd 2019, 6:10 AM 13,956 Views 8 Comments

Is a famous political surname a help or a hindrance for new candidates?

# le2019 - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

21 candidates, seven seats: A night on the doorsteps in Dublin's most hotly contested council area
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

21 candidates, seven seats: A night on the doorsteps in Dublin's most hotly contested council area

May 22nd 2019, 11:59 PM 23,072 Views 11 Comments

Former TDs, a lord mayor and Dublin’s longest serving councillor are all in the mix.

Brexit, tax, immigration and kissing: It all went down in RTÉ's Midlands North-West debate
# Ep2019
# Ep2019

Brexit, tax, immigration and kissing: It all went down in RTÉ's Midlands North-West debate

May 22nd 2019, 7:30 AM 29,727 Views 45 Comments

Prime Time’s David McCullagh had his hands full.

# le2019 - Sunday 19 May, 2019

The 1995 referendum campaign was a thoroughly different beast to this one
# Story Of A Split
# Story Of A Split

The 1995 referendum campaign was a thoroughly different beast to this one

May 19th 2019, 9:30 PM 24,116 Views 42 Comments

Friday’s referendum has failed to see much of a debate.

# le2019 - Saturday 18 May, 2019

The Green Party's popularity has jumped ahead of next week's local and European elections
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

The Green Party's popularity has jumped ahead of next week's local and European elections

May 18th 2019, 6:39 PM 24,818 Views 116 Comments

There were mixed fortunes for Ireland’s political parties ahead of the elections on 24 May.

# le2019 - Thursday 16 May, 2019

Donald Trump, climate change and free speech top the agenda at Dublin election debate
# Ep2019
# Ep2019

Donald Trump, climate change and free speech top the agenda at Dublin election debate

May 16th 2019, 10:00 PM 7,937 Views 13 Comments

There’s 19 candidates vying for a European Parliament seat in the Dublin constituency.

Peadar Tóibín hits out at larger parties: 'If you vote Fianna Fáil, you get Fine Gael'
# Aontú Manifesto
# Aontú Manifesto

Peadar Tóibín hits out at larger parties: 'If you vote Fianna Fáil, you get Fine Gael'

May 16th 2019, 8:41 PM 14,247 Views 39 Comments

Aontú has 53 candidates running in the local elections.

# le2019 - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

101 problems: Election posters blocking traffic signals and obstructing paths in Dublin
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

101 problems: Election posters blocking traffic signals and obstructing paths in Dublin

May 15th 2019, 12:05 AM 31,517 Views 81 Comments

Most complaints are about posters being at a height that is too low or are obstructing traffic signals and signs.

# le2019 - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

In Navan, it's all about insurance and broadband (even if Peter Casey wants to talk immigration)
# On The Campaign Trail
# On The Campaign Trail

In Navan, it's all about insurance and broadband (even if Peter Casey wants to talk immigration)

May 14th 2019, 8:30 PM 16,197 Views 29 Comments

At a Midlands North-West hustings today, six candidates spoke about business in rural areas.

The Euro subs who could become MEPs without being elected
# Super Subs
# Super Subs

The Euro subs who could become MEPs without being elected

May 14th 2019, 6:10 AM 23,291 Views 16 Comments

These people are on the candidates’ replacement lists.

# le2019 - Sunday 12 May, 2019

Ireland is set to choose 949 councillors - but what powers do they have in the current 'weak' system?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Ireland is set to choose 949 councillors - but what powers do they have in the current 'weak' system?

May 12th 2019, 6:59 AM 26,685 Views 49 Comments

What do councillors actually have the power to do? Let’s have a look.

# le2019 - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Micheál Martin says some people on the doorsteps are calling on him to pull the plug on this government
# Go For It
# Go For It

Micheál Martin says some people on the doorsteps are calling on him to pull the plug on this government

May 9th 2019, 6:30 PM 26,715 Views 88 Comments

‘People do say to me in some areas – go for it,’ said Martin.

# le2019 - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Poll: Will you vote along party lines on 24 May?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you vote along party lines on 24 May?

May 8th 2019, 11:10 AM 23,645 Views 126 Comments

Do you have a strong allegiance to a political party?

# le2019 - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

How is the Tories' crushing local election result impacting on Brexit?
# Theresa May
# Theresa May

How is the Tories' crushing local election result impacting on Brexit?

May 7th 2019, 7:00 PM 22,634 Views 28 Comments

What happens next massively depends on how much longer can Theresa May last in 10 Downing Street.

Pat Kenny says he's opposed to censoring people as he prepares to host Peter Casey debate
# Election Time
# Election Time

Pat Kenny says he's opposed to censoring people as he prepares to host Peter Casey debate

May 7th 2019, 3:14 PM 32,103 Views 73 Comments

Kenny presented a presidential debate featuring Casey last year.

The Big Day of Voting: Today's your last chance to make sure you're registered to vote on May 24
# Vote Vote Vote
# Vote Vote Vote

The Big Day of Voting: Today's your last chance to make sure you're registered to vote on May 24

May 7th 2019, 1:30 PM 20,456 Views 28 Comments

There’s two elections, a referendum… and plebiscites in certain areas.

# le2019 - Monday 6 May, 2019

They're all looking for your vote, but what should you ask politicians when they come to your door?
# Knock Knock
# Knock Knock

They're all looking for your vote, but what should you ask politicians when they come to your door?

May 6th 2019, 6:00 PM 31,787 Views 101 Comments

Here are a few suggestions.

# le2019 - Friday 3 May, 2019

'A simple message': Conservatives and Labour take serious hit in UK local elections
# Going To The Polls
# Going To The Polls

'A simple message': Conservatives and Labour take serious hit in UK local elections

May 3rd 2019, 4:30 PM 25,237 Views 77 Comments

More than 200 of the 248 English councils have now announced their results.

# le2019 - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

The poster debate may be ongoing, but there's no debate about posters on poles says ESB
# Elections
# Elections

The poster debate may be ongoing, but there's no debate about posters on poles says ESB

Apr 30th 2019, 2:34 PM 13,754 Views 29 Comments

The electricity utility has said dangerous situations have been created in the past by doing so.

# le2019 - Sunday 28 April, 2019

Poll: Are you registered to vote?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you registered to vote?

Apr 28th 2019, 9:59 AM 18,053 Views 78 Comments

The European and local elections are taking place next month.

# le2019 - Thursday 25 April, 2019

'Banning them is a red herring': Why election candidates are standing over their use of posters
# Elections 2019
# Elections 2019

'Banning them is a red herring': Why election candidates are standing over their use of posters

Apr 25th 2019, 12:05 AM 19,130 Views 58 Comments

There have been increasing calls from the public to stop the use of posters during elections.

# le2019 - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Poll: Should election posters be banned?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should election posters be banned?

Apr 24th 2019, 8:27 AM 38,557 Views 103 Comments

The EU and local election campaigns begin today, so posters have been popping up all over the country.

# le2019 - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

And they're off! Local election posters spring up hours early - some want to rip them down already
# False Start
# False Start

And they're off! Local election posters spring up hours early - some want to rip them down already

Apr 23rd 2019, 9:30 PM 27,025 Views 69 Comments

We’re getting closer to voting day.

Dalkey Tidy Towns won't be removing candidates' posters during the election campaign (despite saying they would)
# No Posters
# No Posters

Dalkey Tidy Towns won't be removing candidates' posters during the election campaign (despite saying they would)

Apr 23rd 2019, 5:47 PM 14,813 Views 28 Comments

The committee sent an email earlier today informing candidates that election posters would be removed.

# le2019 - Friday 12 April, 2019

Dublin local election candidate criticised for using paper's likeness on campaign flyers
# Juliet O'Connell
# Juliet O'Connell

Dublin local election candidate criticised for using paper's likeness on campaign flyers

Apr 12th 2019, 12:49 PM 20,498 Views 29 Comments

O’Connell issued two styles of fliers in her constituency featuring an edited version of the paper’s front page and unauthorised use of the publication’s masthead.

# le2019 - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Plan for 'bad weather' and 'watch out for dragons in your own party': What FF and FG are telling women election candidates
# Women For Election
# Women For Election

Plan for 'bad weather' and 'watch out for dragons in your own party': What FF and FG are telling women election candidates

Mar 27th 2019, 6:20 AM 19,304 Views 20 Comments

Two of the main political parties have held training events for women contemplating a life in politics.

# le2019 - Monday 18 March, 2019

Over a hundred in Mosney direct provision centre register to vote in upcoming local elections
# Local Elections
# Local Elections

Over a hundred in Mosney direct provision centre register to vote in upcoming local elections

Mar 18th 2019, 10:00 PM 25,194 Views 59 Comments

Registration drives have taken place in Dublin, Cork and Meath recently.

# le2019 - Saturday 2 March, 2019

'It can feel daunting': Ireland's first Deaf candidate wants to break down the electoral barriers
# Local Elections
# Local Elections

'It can feel daunting': Ireland's first Deaf candidate wants to break down the electoral barriers

Mar 2nd 2019, 8:30 PM 20,149 Views 20 Comments

30-year-old Micheál Kelliher is running as an Independents 4 Change candidate in the Cabra-Glasnevin constituency.