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#Local Elections

# local-elections - Friday 16 May, 2014

Been patronised on the doorstep? You're not alone
# Man Of The House
From The Daily Edge
# Man Of The House

Been patronised on the doorstep? You're not alone

May 16th 2014, 4:31 PM 36,834 Views 71 Comments

“Is your mammy or daddy home?”

# local-elections - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Standing beside Eamon Gilmore, Phil Prendergast says she still wants him to resign
# Awkward
# Awkward

Standing beside Eamon Gilmore, Phil Prendergast says she still wants him to resign

May 15th 2014, 5:46 PM 13,315 Views 41 Comments

Labour was launching its local and European election manifestos in Dublin today.

Policy u-turn means people seeking asylum can now receive election leaflets
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Policy u-turn means people seeking asylum can now receive election leaflets

May 15th 2014, 11:16 AM 4,227 Views 35 Comments

However, Human Rights Ireland said that “issues still remain” with the system.

This Clare homeowner has the perfect way of dealing with canvassing politicians
# Election 2014
From The Daily Edge
# Election 2014

This Clare homeowner has the perfect way of dealing with canvassing politicians

May 15th 2014, 8:48 AM 6,469 Views 7 Comments

*steeples fingers, laughs maniacally*

# local-elections - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

'Ah yeah, I probably will': Fianna Fáil looks for votes at Dublin's most competitive Luas stop
# Tales From The Canvass
# Tales From The Canvass

'Ah yeah, I probably will': Fianna Fáil looks for votes at Dublin's most competitive Luas stop

May 14th 2014, 8:30 PM 19,603 Views 91 Comments

We spent the morning with the party’s Dublin candidate Mary Fitzpatrick as she sought votes in the heart of the city.

# local-elections - Monday 12 May, 2014

Council told to "get its house in order" and use derelict Dublin sites
# No Use
# No Use

Council told to "get its house in order" and use derelict Dublin sites

May 12th 2014, 8:50 PM 14,029 Views 19 Comments

Former Green Party TD Ciarán Cuffe is calling on the Dublin City Council to either make something of the sites they own or sell them

# local-elections - Sunday 11 May, 2014

On The Trail: 7 odd, weird and wonderful things from Election 2014
# Gubu
# Gubu

On The Trail: 7 odd, weird and wonderful things from Election 2014

May 11th 2014, 4:30 PM 15,430 Views 11 Comments

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

# local-elections - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Canvassers getting on your nerves? You need this genius canvassing levy card
# You Got Served
From The Daily Edge
# You Got Served

Canvassers getting on your nerves? You need this genius canvassing levy card

May 10th 2014, 11:57 AM 4,025 Views 1 Comment

You need to print this out, NOW.

This MEP candidate doesn't care who Van Rompuy is because no one voted for him
# Van Rompuy Who
# Van Rompuy Who

This MEP candidate doesn't care who Van Rompuy is because no one voted for him

May 10th 2014, 9:15 AM 9,680 Views 95 Comments

Raymond Whitehead wants to spread the message that there is a democratic way of running countries – “not the dictatorship we have now”.

# local-elections - Friday 9 May, 2014

Fianna Fáil condemns anti-Semitic remark allegedly made by canvasser
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Fianna Fáil condemns anti-Semitic remark allegedly made by canvasser

May 9th 2014, 10:43 PM 32,665 Views 119 Comments

The Jewish Representative Council of Ireland claims a canvasser made remarks regarding the former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter.

These Galway housemates have a brilliant way of dealing with pesky canvassers
# Blank Canvas
From The Daily Edge
# Blank Canvas

These Galway housemates have a brilliant way of dealing with pesky canvassers

May 9th 2014, 12:15 PM 7,246 Views 2 Comments

You gotta do what you gotta do.

Pics: Water charge protesters joined the Taoiseach's Limerick canvass
# Meet And Greet
# Meet And Greet

Pics: Water charge protesters joined the Taoiseach's Limerick canvass

May 9th 2014, 12:11 PM 17,236 Views 105 Comments

Fine Gael said yesterday that Kenny was hoping to speak to as many people as possible in the run up to polling day and these guys were certainly ready to talk.

# local-elections - Thursday 8 May, 2014

MEP will be fined up to €4,500 for putting up posters before he was supposed to
# Premature Erection
# Premature Erection

MEP will be fined up to €4,500 for putting up posters before he was supposed to

May 8th 2014, 7:00 AM 8,518 Views 28 Comments

One council in Dublin has said it has removed over 1,000 posters as they are “dangerous positions”

# local-elections - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

The truth behind Brian Hayes's white teeth and whether political parties Photoshop their posters
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

The truth behind Brian Hayes's white teeth and whether political parties Photoshop their posters

May 6th 2014, 3:30 PM 23,595 Views 95 Comments

With posters erected all over the country we’ve found out what work, if any, candidates have had done on their pictures.

It's on: Hanafin staying in race, despite Martin asking her three times to withdraw
# Battle Of Blackrock
# Battle Of Blackrock

It's on: Hanafin staying in race, despite Martin asking her three times to withdraw

May 6th 2014, 12:43 PM 12,260 Views 54 Comments

“The portrayal on Saturday was ‘here’s a former minister muscling in’. Quite genuinely, I wasn’t.”

Poll: Has an election candidate called at your door yet?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Has an election candidate called at your door yet?

May 6th 2014, 9:37 AM 14,340 Views 111 Comments

Some people have yet to see a canvasser come a’knocking.

So, what ARE you going to ask local election candidates? Here’s what you said…
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

So, what ARE you going to ask local election candidates? Here’s what you said…

May 6th 2014, 6:30 AM 14,236 Views 61 Comments

Rather them than me.

# local-elections - Monday 5 May, 2014

What does a county councillor actually do?
# For Local People
# For Local People

What does a county councillor actually do?

May 5th 2014, 8:45 AM 32,540 Views 59 Comments

They do a lot of work, walking and, no, they can’t repeal the water charges.

# local-elections - Sunday 4 May, 2014

On The Trail: 7 odd, weird and wonderful things from Election 2014
# Gubu
# Gubu

On The Trail: 7 odd, weird and wonderful things from Election 2014

May 4th 2014, 6:30 PM 11,980 Views 10 Comments

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

'They're as stupid as I am, the people with suits' - local election candidate tells it 'as it is'
# Not The Same Old Same Old
# Not The Same Old Same Old

'They're as stupid as I am, the people with suits' - local election candidate tells it 'as it is'

May 4th 2014, 4:00 PM 21,927 Views 59 Comments

Independent candidate Kevin Byrne is hoping that an honest approach to campaigning will help him secure a seat on Wicklow County Council.

What are you going to ask local election candidates? Here's what we suggest...
# Doorbell
# Doorbell

What are you going to ask local election candidates? Here's what we suggest...

May 4th 2014, 8:45 AM 32,404 Views 97 Comments

If you intend to engage with politicians on the doorstep, what do you plan on saying?

# local-elections - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Elephants, frank discussions and doorstep engagement as parties launch their campaigns
# The Campaign Trail
# The Campaign Trail

Elephants, frank discussions and doorstep engagement as parties launch their campaigns

May 3rd 2014, 10:30 AM 5,715 Views 28 Comments

Three of the four main political parties launched their election campaigns with Labour bringing a special guest to town.

Here's how many women are running for election in each constituency
# Girl Power
# Girl Power

Here's how many women are running for election in each constituency

May 3rd 2014, 8:30 AM 10,925 Views 40 Comments

Left-wing parties have the most women candidates running for election.

'It was upsetting for my kids' - candidates criticise defacement of local election posters
# Poster Wars
# Poster Wars

'It was upsetting for my kids' - candidates criticise defacement of local election posters

May 3rd 2014, 7:30 AM 18,864 Views 74 Comments

“I challenge those who deface posters to put their own name on the ballot paper,” said one candidate.

# local-elections - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Meet the most adorable election candidate in Dublin
# An Underdog Story
From The Daily Edge
# An Underdog Story

Meet the most adorable election candidate in Dublin

May 1st 2014, 6:26 PM 6,689 Views 4 Comments

Probably the fluffiest candidate, too.

Eamon Gilmore: 'No, my leadership is not up for debate'
# Nuh-uh
# Nuh-uh

Eamon Gilmore: 'No, my leadership is not up for debate'

May 1st 2014, 4:31 PM 6,514 Views 68 Comments

The Tánaiste was in bullish mood as he launched the Labour party election campaign in Dublin today.

Noonan: Income tax burden will be eased next year, Gilmore: 'It's too soon to speculate'
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Noonan: Income tax burden will be eased next year, Gilmore: 'It's too soon to speculate'

May 1st 2014, 4:24 PM 15,262 Views 128 Comments

The government has also committed to lowering the local property tax “where circumstances allow”.

VIDEO: Labour candidate confronted in Dublin, "thuggery and intimidation" says Joan Burton
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

VIDEO: Labour candidate confronted in Dublin, "thuggery and intimidation" says Joan Burton

May 1st 2014, 3:28 PM 18,190 Views 134 Comments

Local election candidate Martina Genockey was accosted by two opponents in Tallaght and the confrontation became physical.

# local-elections - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Video: Labour candidate verbally abused while out canvassing
# Jobstown
# Jobstown

Video: Labour candidate verbally abused while out canvassing

Apr 30th 2014, 2:22 PM 29,719 Views 281 Comments

Labour traitors was repeatedly shouted at the local election candidate.

Opinion: If you live in Ireland, you have a say in the local elections
# Voting
# Voting

Opinion: If you live in Ireland, you have a say in the local elections

Apr 30th 2014, 1:00 PM 15 Views 26 Comments

Many are unaware that our local elections rank amongst the fairest internationally, with every legal resident of the country aged 18 and over entitled to take part.

# local-elections - Monday 28 April, 2014

This is the catchiest song about a Healy-Rae's election campaign you'll hear today
# Make It Stop
# Make It Stop

This is the catchiest song about a Healy-Rae's election campaign you'll hear today

Apr 28th 2014, 1:42 PM 14,073 Views 25 Comments

No really. It is.

# local-elections - Sunday 27 April, 2014

The Secret Candidate: Posters are a waste of time and money so here's how we could eliminate them
# Column
# Column

The Secret Candidate: Posters are a waste of time and money so here's how we could eliminate them

Apr 27th 2014, 12:00 PM 915 Views 66 Comments

The erection of posters on lampposts around the country this week has sparked debate about their merits. The Secret Candidate has some solutions…

# local-elections - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Labour MEP: Sinn Féin are trying to take me out, but I'm a good bet with a proven track record
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Labour MEP: Sinn Féin are trying to take me out, but I'm a good bet with a proven track record

Apr 26th 2014, 5:00 PM 11,630 Views 126 Comments

Phil Prendergast hopes her record in the European Parliament will convince voters to send her back to Brussels as she battles it out in Ireland South.

# local-elections - Friday 25 April, 2014

Spoof local election poster is equal parts creepy and wonderful
# Local Lurker
From The Daily Edge
# Local Lurker

Spoof local election poster is equal parts creepy and wonderful

Apr 25th 2014, 4:00 PM 4,685 Views 3 Comments

A local election, for local people.

Duncan Stewart is not running in the elections, he wants people to vote for the Greens instead
# He's Out
# He's Out

Duncan Stewart is not running in the elections, he wants people to vote for the Greens instead

Apr 25th 2014, 2:40 PM 10,341 Views 90 Comments

The broadcaster and environmentalist is worried that he’ll split the Green Party vote if he runs.

There are people running as independent candidates who can't spell 'independent'
# Independant
# Independant

There are people running as independent candidates who can't spell 'independent'

Apr 25th 2014, 2:08 PM 50,262 Views 211 Comments

Dear oh dear…

An ageing population and lack of housing could cause headaches for the government
# ALONE
# ALONE

An ageing population and lack of housing could cause headaches for the government

Apr 25th 2014, 1:06 PM 5,924 Views 19 Comments

ALONE has made the warning as it launches a nationwide housing campaign.

'Things got crazy': Row breaks out after local candidate removes another's poster
# Poster Wars
# Poster Wars

'Things got crazy': Row breaks out after local candidate removes another's poster

Apr 25th 2014, 9:33 AM 39,518 Views 80 Comments

Sitting councillor Mel Mac Giobúin admitted removing the 27-year-old independent candidate’s poster and said he regrets the incident.

# local-elections - Thursday 24 April, 2014

'Jesus, we got off lightly': Not quite 'rumble in Temple Bar' as rival MEP hopefuls hand in their papers
# The Campaign Trail
# The Campaign Trail

'Jesus, we got off lightly': Not quite 'rumble in Temple Bar' as rival MEP hopefuls hand in their papers

Apr 24th 2014, 7:00 PM 17,438 Views 66 Comments

With 29 days to go before the elections, the political parties are turning routine tasks into media events and there’s some interesting stuff being said and done as we spent the morning loitering around Temple Bar.

# local-elections - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

This helpful video tells Fine Gael candidates how to behave on the doorstep
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

This helpful video tells Fine Gael candidates how to behave on the doorstep

Apr 23rd 2014, 10:57 PM 34,222 Views 158 Comments

The party’s own candidates feature as typical voters in the video that was given to local election candidates at meetings around the country recently.