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#Local Elections

# local-elections - Friday 20 June, 2014

Opinion: Losing the election hit so hard I thought I might never recover
# Politics
# Politics

Opinion: Losing the election hit so hard I thought I might never recover

Jun 20th 2014, 8:00 AM 4,014 Views 90 Comments

When I heard the vote count, I felt like I’d been thrown off a moving train, whipped, dragged and tortured.

# local-elections - Monday 9 June, 2014

# local-elections - Sunday 8 June, 2014

That's all, folks: The six remaining local election seats have been filled
# Election 14
# Election 14

That's all, folks: The six remaining local election seats have been filled

Jun 8th 2014, 8:19 PM 16,041 Views 52 Comments

Three Fine Gael, two Sinn Féin, and one Fianna Fáil councillors have been elected to Monaghan County Councils.

Who is your new local councillor? Here's a list of everyone elected
# The Councillors
# The Councillors

Who is your new local councillor? Here's a list of everyone elected

Jun 8th 2014, 8:18 PM 566,182 Views 263 Comments

A comprehensive list of everyone who has nabbed a seat.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Jun 8th 2014, 8:00 PM 14,693 Views 1 Comment

Everyone’s talking about calls for an investigation into mother-and-baby homes, a hijacked taxi, and new pyrite issues.

The six local election seats still empty will be filled by this afternoon
# Monaghan
# Monaghan

The six local election seats still empty will be filled by this afternoon

Jun 8th 2014, 7:15 AM 6,554 Views 9 Comments

Voting in Ballybay-Clones had been postponed following the death of a candidate.

# local-elections - Monday 2 June, 2014

If you're one of the 396 people who voted for this guy then you're owed a big sloppy horse kiss
# Animal Affection
From The Daily Edge
# Animal Affection

If you're one of the 396 people who voted for this guy then you're owed a big sloppy horse kiss

Jun 2nd 2014, 1:40 PM 21,017 Views 4 Comments

Lucky, lucky, lucky you….

# local-elections - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Just how toxic is the Labour party?*
# Counting The Cost
# Counting The Cost

Just how toxic is the Labour party?*

Jun 1st 2014, 8:00 AM 10,518 Views 59 Comments

*A thoroughly non-scientific analysis.

# local-elections - Monday 26 May, 2014

Here's how many seats each party holds on your local council
# Shake Up
# Shake Up

Here's how many seats each party holds on your local council

May 26th 2014, 8:38 PM 12,596 Views 14 Comments

What group is dominating local politics in your area?

The final stretch: Fewer than 40 council seats still to be filled
# LE14
# LE14

The final stretch: Fewer than 40 council seats still to be filled

May 26th 2014, 7:27 AM 6,641 Views 15 Comments

Counting is due to resume in most areas at 10am this morning.

This was not a vote of anger, it was a vote of community
# Analysis
# Analysis

This was not a vote of anger, it was a vote of community

May 26th 2014, 6:30 AM 6,822 Views 14 Comments

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.

Election 2014 as it happened: Local and European results
Live May 26th 2014, 12:15 AM

Election 2014 as it happened: Local and European results

# local-elections - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Adams thinks Kenny should leave government, not be discussing future coalitions
# Hungry Eyes
# Hungry Eyes

Adams thinks Kenny should leave government, not be discussing future coalitions

May 25th 2014, 9:15 PM 20,569 Views 103 Comments

As for Sinn Féin and Fine Gael sharing power? “It would be a most unlikely alliance.”

Here are 9 things we learned from the 2014 local elections
# Get Smart Fast
# Get Smart Fast

Here are 9 things we learned from the 2014 local elections

May 25th 2014, 8:45 PM 17,389 Views 39 Comments

It’s been good for Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil but bad for Labour and Fine Gael. But what about the Greens, Socialists and independents? We take stock of the local elections as the counts draw to a close.

Gerry Adams: We didn't have enough candidates to capitalise on Sinn Féin's popularity
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Gerry Adams: We didn't have enough candidates to capitalise on Sinn Féin's popularity

May 25th 2014, 2:39 PM 12,688 Views 126 Comments

“If we had been able to run more – and we knew this – we would have got more votes.”

Recount central: Get ready for another long day of #le14
# Paper Cuts
# Paper Cuts

Recount central: Get ready for another long day of #le14

May 25th 2014, 8:58 AM 2,213 Views 1 Comment

Local election counts went on into the dawn chorus – and many electoral areas face a recount today…

As it happened: Local election results 2014 SATURDAY
Live May 25th 2014, 12:30 AM

As it happened: Local election results 2014 SATURDAY

# local-elections - Saturday 24 May, 2014

In Photos: The painstaking and forensic process of counting the votes
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

In Photos: The painstaking and forensic process of counting the votes

May 24th 2014, 5:53 PM 6,666 Views 7 Comments

Open ballot box. Take out votes. Sort out first preferences. Repeat ad nauseum.

Highest number of women TDs EVER if female candidates win two by-elections
# Girl Power
# Girl Power

Highest number of women TDs EVER if female candidates win two by-elections

May 24th 2014, 5:23 PM 5,631 Views 7 Comments

If the two female candidates tipped for the top are successful there will be 27 female TDs.

Analysis: It's looking bad for Labour, but good for Sinn Féin and independents
# Early Doors
# Early Doors

Analysis: It's looking bad for Labour, but good for Sinn Féin and independents

May 24th 2014, 11:12 AM 15,228 Views 79 Comments

It’s very early days but here’s the picture that’s emerging from the local and European election tallies so far.

Independents' Day: Exit poll shows non-party candidates topping the poll
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Independents' Day: Exit poll shows non-party candidates topping the poll

May 24th 2014, 10:45 AM 17,720 Views 139 Comments

Support for Labour has slumped to just 7 per cent.

Aaron McKenna: A citizen’s guide to fighting the scourge of cable ties left on lamp posts
# Clean Up
# Clean Up

Aaron McKenna: A citizen’s guide to fighting the scourge of cable ties left on lamp posts

May 24th 2014, 8:10 AM 444 Views 27 Comments

Political hopefuls call for better public spaces, clean streets, motherhood and apple pie – but many are happy to leave their campaigning rubbish about.

# local-elections - Friday 23 May, 2014

Countdown's over (finally), here's what you need to vote today
# Mark Your Card
# Mark Your Card

Countdown's over (finally), here's what you need to vote today

May 23rd 2014, 6:30 AM 11,698 Views 96 Comments

You don’t need a polling card, but might need some ID.

# local-elections - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Opinion: Sickened with politics and politicians? Then you should vote tomorrow
# Your Voice
# Your Voice

Opinion: Sickened with politics and politicians? Then you should vote tomorrow

May 22nd 2014, 7:30 PM 64 Views 91 Comments

If you’re feeling disillusioned with politics, you’re not alone – and that’s why you need to make your voice heard.

Election 2014: Finally, the long-anticipated 'Nidge' endorsement...
# Gangland Style
# Gangland Style

Election 2014: Finally, the long-anticipated 'Nidge' endorsement...

May 22nd 2014, 11:40 AM 14,184 Views 27 Comments

Who’s going to argue with Nidge?

Larry Donnelly: Do political candidates really enjoy canvassing? I’ll never fully believe that
# Door To Door
# Door To Door

Larry Donnelly: Do political candidates really enjoy canvassing? I’ll never fully believe that

May 22nd 2014, 7:35 AM 52 Views 15 Comments

Recent canvassing has reminded me of my own first foray as a political candidate: I was 22 years old, nomination papers in hand, knees knocking together.

Voters in Inishfree (all 6 of them) go the polls today, along with 2,118 other people...
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Voters in Inishfree (all 6 of them) go the polls today, along with 2,118 other people...

May 22nd 2014, 7:15 AM 6,187 Views 15 Comments

The elections come a day early, if you’re lucky enough to live on an island off the west or northwest coast.

# local-elections - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

'My old stomping ground': In Portobello, Labour looks to bridge the gap to Fianna Fáil
# On The Canvass
# On The Canvass

'My old stomping ground': In Portobello, Labour looks to bridge the gap to Fianna Fáil

May 21st 2014, 9:30 PM 8,322 Views 40 Comments

We spent Wednesday morning at Portobello Bridge as Labour targeted commuters on foot… and on bikes.

In Bertie's old stomping ground, claims of 'cute hoorism' and 'shafting' denied by Fianna Fáil hopeful
# Local Elections
# Local Elections

In Bertie's old stomping ground, claims of 'cute hoorism' and 'shafting' denied by Fianna Fáil hopeful

May 21st 2014, 4:30 PM 16,630 Views 32 Comments

A row has broken out over whether or not Mary Fitzpatrick has endorsed a leaflet urging voters to give their number one to a Fianna Fáil candidate at the potential expense of two others.

Fine Gael's 'no expenses' candidate uses Seanad envelopes to send out leaflets
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Fine Gael's 'no expenses' candidate uses Seanad envelopes to send out leaflets

May 21st 2014, 4:15 PM 13,173 Views 57 Comments

Council hopeful Noel Rock has admitted using €60 worth of Oireachtas stationery to distribute leaflets despite his high-profile ‘no expenses’ pledge.

Enda Kenny: I'm not here to be loved nor liked
# Mr Popularity
# Mr Popularity

Enda Kenny: I'm not here to be loved nor liked

May 21st 2014, 12:38 PM 9,878 Views 127 Comments

Enda Kenny said that the programme for government will not be renegotiated and confirmed a reshuffle is in the offing.

Sinn Féin could be in trouble for filming a party political broadcast outside Leinster House
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Sinn Féin could be in trouble for filming a party political broadcast outside Leinster House

May 21st 2014, 7:15 AM 11,304 Views 50 Comments

The party could now be the subject of a complaint to the Dáil’s Committee on Procedures and Privileges.

Cork candidates to attend meet and greet with asylum seekers
# Every Vote Counts
# Every Vote Counts

Cork candidates to attend meet and greet with asylum seekers

May 21st 2014, 6:30 AM 4,471 Views 16 Comments

This follows outrage last week at management rules in asylum centres forbidding candidates from canvassing residents.

# local-elections - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Gerry Adams: I'm very relaxed about most Sinn Féin supporters thinking I was in the IRA
# Chilled Out
# Chilled Out

Gerry Adams: I'm very relaxed about most Sinn Féin supporters thinking I was in the IRA

May 20th 2014, 1:30 PM 16,242 Views 235 Comments

The Louth TD has always denied that he was in the IRA but says that he has never dissociated himself from the organisation.

# local-elections - Monday 19 May, 2014

Eamon Gilmore: 'I think we’ve had a bad couple of months'
# Bit Of Bother
# Bit Of Bother

Eamon Gilmore: 'I think we’ve had a bad couple of months'

May 19th 2014, 10:56 PM 16,000 Views 105 Comments

The Tánaiste has told TheJournal.ie that the issues surrounding the gardaí have distracted the government from its agenda and explained why he’s bullish about Labour’s election prospects.

# local-elections - Sunday 18 May, 2014

On The Trail: 9 odd, weird and wonderful things from Election 2014
# Gubu
# Gubu

On The Trail: 9 odd, weird and wonderful things from Election 2014

May 18th 2014, 4:30 PM 14,381 Views 9 Comments

The election trail can be an odd place, here are a few things we’ve come across in recent days…

Noel Rock: I'm taking €0 expenses – here's why
# Expenses
# Expenses

Noel Rock: I'm taking €0 expenses – here's why

May 18th 2014, 12:00 PM 113 Views 54 Comments

Unvouched expenses would not be tolerated in the any other business, and taxpayers shouldn’t have to tolerate it either.

# local-elections - Friday 16 May, 2014

Local election candidate subjected to 'vile abuse' for being pregnant
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

Local election candidate subjected to 'vile abuse' for being pregnant

May 16th 2014, 10:59 PM 48,611 Views 148 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Lorraine Clifford says the abuse shows why women are discouraged from entering politics.