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#Local Elections

# local-elections - Friday 13 March, 2020

Britain cancels its May local elections due to coronavirus outbreak
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Britain cancels its May local elections due to coronavirus outbreak

Mar 13th 2020, 4:39 PM 6,394 Views 6 Comments

The Electoral Commission yesterday wrote to ministers warning of ‘real risks’ to holding the elections as planned on 7 May.

# local-elections - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Yoga, carbon tax and general election plans on the agenda for Green Party's national convention
# National Conference
# National Conference

Yoga, carbon tax and general election plans on the agenda for Green Party's national convention

Jul 13th 2019, 8:30 AM 13,145 Views 78 Comments

A motion calling on the Greens not to enter into government with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil will be voted on this weekend.

# local-elections - Friday 31 May, 2019

Women represent less than 6% of seats on some councils - how does your council fare on gender?
# Local Elections
# Local Elections

Women represent less than 6% of seats on some councils - how does your council fare on gender?

May 31st 2019, 12:05 AM 16,125 Views 94 Comments

Sinn Féin and Solidarity-People Before Profit were the only parties to see a decrease in the number of female elected candidates.

# local-elections - Saturday 25 May, 2019

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 46,006 Views 53 Comments

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

# local-elections - 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 9,642 Views 62 Comments

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

# local-elections - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Fianna Fáil election candidate assaulted by youth on scrambler bike during community clean-up
# Dublin
# Dublin

Fianna Fáil election candidate assaulted by youth on scrambler bike during community clean-up

May 21st 2019, 11:34 AM 32,090 Views 73 Comments

Gardaí confirmed they were investigating the incident.

# local-elections - Monday 20 May, 2019

Poll: Have you made up your mind how you'll vote in the local and European elections?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you made up your mind how you'll vote in the local and European elections?

May 20th 2019, 8:27 AM 25,347 Views 87 Comments

Ireland goes to the polls on Friday.

# local-elections - 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 26,438 Views 49 Comments

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

# local-elections - 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 26,708 Views 88 Comments

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

'What planet are they living on?': Martin calls out 'farcical' broadband plan, says ESB agency should roll out network
# WiFi
# WiFi

'What planet are they living on?': Martin calls out 'farcical' broadband plan, says ESB agency should roll out network

May 9th 2019, 1:56 PM 25,691 Views 109 Comments

FIanna Fáil says if in power it would set up an agency in the ESB to roll out broadband to rural Ireland.

# local-elections - 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 23,644 Views 126 Comments

Do you have a strong allegiance to a political party?

# local-elections - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

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 20,451 Views 28 Comments

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

# local-elections - 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 25,234 Views 77 Comments

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

# local-elections - 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 38,530 Views 103 Comments

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

# local-elections - 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 26,994 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 14,789 Views 28 Comments

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

# local-elections - 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 20,458 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.

# local-elections - Friday 5 April, 2019

Máiría Cahill drops out of local elections following safety fears over her address
# Mairia Cahill
# Mairia Cahill

Máiría Cahill drops out of local elections following safety fears over her address

Apr 5th 2019, 3:34 PM 33,585 Views 5 Comments

Cahill filed a restraining order to protect herself in the past, and now worries for the safety of herself and her young daughter if her address was to be released.

# local-elections - Monday 1 April, 2019

Turkey local elections: Setback for President Erdogan as party set to lose capital
# AKP
# AKP

Turkey local elections: Setback for President Erdogan as party set to lose capital

Apr 1st 2019, 7:21 AM 7,740 Views 10 Comments

The AKP party also risks defeat in the country’s economic hub Istanbul.

# local-elections - 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 19,284 Views 20 Comments

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

# local-elections - Friday 22 March, 2019

Expect some not-so-subtle election promises as Fine Gaelers land in Wexford
# Fine Gael National Conference
# Fine Gael National Conference

Expect some not-so-subtle election promises as Fine Gaelers land in Wexford

Mar 22nd 2019, 6:00 AM 15,244 Views 43 Comments

‘Let’s take Ireland forward together’ is the theme of the Fine Gael’s National Spring conference, which kicks off today in Wexford.

# local-elections - 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 25,172 Views 59 Comments

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

# local-elections - 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 20,119 Views 20 Comments

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

# local-elections - Monday 25 February, 2019

Explainer: What has led to resignations in the Social Democrats?
# Local Elections
# Local Elections

Explainer: What has led to resignations in the Social Democrats?

Feb 25th 2019, 2:54 PM 30,963 Views 57 Comments

The Social Democrats are reviewing Dublin candidate Ellie Kisyombe’s background in response to a Sunday Times story.

# local-elections - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Referendum on divorce could be delayed, warns Taoiseach
# Substituted
# Substituted

Referendum on divorce could be delayed, warns Taoiseach

Jan 1st 2019, 6:30 AM 22,641 Views 20 Comments

It was due to be held in May, but Varadkar said the woman in the home referendum might take its place.

# local-elections - Friday 26 October, 2018

FF's deputy leader says it was 'premature' for McAnespy to be told she would be a candidate in NI elections
# Sorcha Mcanespy
# Sorcha Mcanespy

FF's deputy leader says it was 'premature' for McAnespy to be told she would be a candidate in NI elections

Updated Oct 26th 2018, 2:00 PM 22,539 Views 49 Comments

There was confusion within the party last night as Councillor Sorcha McAnespy was announced at an event in Tyrone.

# local-elections - Monday 10 September, 2018

Poll: Do you think quotas should be introduced in local elections?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think quotas should be introduced in local elections?

Sep 10th 2018, 10:01 AM 21,584 Views 110 Comments

Is it necessary to introduce quotas to increase the number of women and minorities elected to city and county councils?

# local-elections - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Mixed reaction to step back from gender quotas for local elections
# Women For Election
# Women For Election

Mixed reaction to step back from gender quotas for local elections

Aug 30th 2018, 5:54 PM 8,805 Views 44 Comments

Political parties that run at least 30% female candidates in next year’s local elections will get funding for an equality officer.

# local-elections - Sunday 3 June, 2018

Opinion: 'I want to invite every woman in this country to run for election'
# Women For Election
# Women For Election

Opinion: 'I want to invite every woman in this country to run for election'

Jun 3rd 2018, 9:00 AM 45,694 Views 67 Comments

Our local elections next year are a great opportunity for progress and change. Think about running, writes Ciairín de Buis.

# local-elections - Friday 4 May, 2018

A mixed bag for May and Corbyn while UKIP vote obliterated in English local elections
# Councils
# Councils

A mixed bag for May and Corbyn while UKIP vote obliterated in English local elections

May 4th 2018, 8:09 AM 23,451 Views 42 Comments

Both the Tories and Labour had lost a set of key councils, but had made gains in overall numbers.

# local-elections - Friday 5 May, 2017

May Day for Theresa as UKIP wiped out and Labour pains for Jeremy Corbyn
# Local Elections
# Local Elections

May Day for Theresa as UKIP wiped out and Labour pains for Jeremy Corbyn

May 5th 2017, 9:30 PM 27,617 Views 73 Comments

The local election results offered very good news for the Conservative party.

# local-elections - Sunday 20 March, 2016

Local councillors are seeking a 40% pay rise
# Mo Money Mo Problems
# Mo Money Mo Problems

Local councillors are seeking a 40% pay rise

Mar 20th 2016, 4:31 PM 23,864 Views 77 Comments

Local representatives feel they are being shortchanged by an increased workload after the implementation of local government reform.

# local-elections - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Garret FitzGerald really, really did not like Sinn Féin in 1985
# Mansion House
# Mansion House

Garret FitzGerald really, really did not like Sinn Féin in 1985

Dec 31st 2015, 8:15 PM 15,589 Views 115 Comments

The then Taoiseach even reached out to his nemesis Charles Haughey in an attempt to stymie Gerry Adams’ party.

# local-elections - Thursday 17 December, 2015

This man's Supreme Court win could have big consequences for future elections
# Total Recount
# Total Recount

This man's Supreme Court win could have big consequences for future elections

Dec 17th 2015, 6:40 PM 23,499 Views 41 Comments

The Supreme Court has ordered a total recount of local election votes in the Listowel area.

# local-elections - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Joan Burton has spoken about having Eamon Gilmore 'shot at dawn'
# Et Tu Joanie?
# Et Tu Joanie?

Joan Burton has spoken about having Eamon Gilmore 'shot at dawn'

Nov 3rd 2015, 10:30 AM 15,032 Views 61 Comments

Gilmore has suggested he was thrown to the wolves by his former deputy upon stepping down as Labour leader in July 2014.

# local-elections - Monday 18 May, 2015

This election candidate got ZERO votes
# No Vote
# No Vote

This election candidate got ZERO votes

May 18th 2015, 9:38 AM 21,955 Views 44 Comments

He says he definitely voted for himself.

# local-elections - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

The 10 most read stories on TheJournal.ie this year
# Over To You
# Over To You

The 10 most read stories on TheJournal.ie this year

Dec 30th 2014, 5:00 PM 19,102 Views 7 Comments

John Gilligan, child rescue alerts, and the local elections – these are the stories you read this year.

# local-elections - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Overlooked Seanad hopeful who quit Fine Gael is now working for Lucinda Creighton
# New Job
# New Job

Overlooked Seanad hopeful who quit Fine Gael is now working for Lucinda Creighton

Oct 23rd 2014, 10:20 AM 11,578 Views 22 Comments

Samantha Long is working as a secretary for the former Fine Gael minister.

# local-elections - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Ukrainian rebels have been offered very limited self-rule
# Progress
# Progress

Ukrainian rebels have been offered very limited self-rule

Sep 16th 2014, 11:37 AM 3,626 Views 22 Comments

It comes as Ukraine and the EU ratify an association agreement that Poroshenko called the first step towards EU membership.

# local-elections - Monday 15 September, 2014

Fewer young people are registering to vote - so what's the solution?
# Kids These Days
# Kids These Days

Fewer young people are registering to vote - so what's the solution?

Sep 15th 2014, 10:31 AM 6,192 Views 54 Comments

Young people voted in their droves for Sinn Féin and Independent candidates.

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