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#Local Elections

# local-elections - Friday 25 April, 2014

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 50,285 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 5,934 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 39,582 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 17,455 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 34,244 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.

Another election poster is blocking a traffic light in Dublin
# Local Elections
# Local Elections

Another election poster is blocking a traffic light in Dublin

Apr 23rd 2014, 5:27 PM 24,980 Views 63 Comments

Not a good day for those erecting posters around the capital.

Whoops: Fianna Fáil candidate's poster blocks traffic lights
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Whoops: Fianna Fáil candidate's poster blocks traffic lights

Apr 23rd 2014, 2:15 PM 35,921 Views 83 Comments

The poster for MEP hopeful Mary Fitzpatrick was inadvertently put up blocking the lights at Custom House Quay.

# local-elections - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Here's how candidates have been getting around the law on posters ahead of May's elections
# Premature Erection
# Premature Erection

Here's how candidates have been getting around the law on posters ahead of May's elections

Apr 22nd 2014, 11:02 PM 38,749 Views 76 Comments

While some have been breaking the law others have been sticking to it, but are still managing to get their name out there.

MEP who didn't think 'people would be bothered' forced to take down election posters
# Premature Erection
# Premature Erection

MEP who didn't think 'people would be bothered' forced to take down election posters

Apr 22nd 2014, 2:25 PM 27,447 Views 154 Comments

Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy said earlier he didn’t believe people would be bothered that he put up his posters before he is legally allowed to do so. But one local authority has asked that he take them down.

# local-elections - Monday 21 April, 2014

Cannabis campaigner Mark Fitzsimons on being a 'protest vote' in May's elections
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Cannabis campaigner Mark Fitzsimons on being a 'protest vote' in May's elections

Apr 21st 2014, 5:00 PM 15,409 Views 75 Comments

The Dundalk-based local and European elections candidate shares his thoughts on fracking, evictions and why cannabis should be made legal.

11 pictures that prove the election trail is an odd place
# Gubu
# Gubu

11 pictures that prove the election trail is an odd place

Apr 21st 2014, 3:00 PM 15,780 Views 29 Comments

Scaring elderly ladies and eating soup – all in a day’s work for a European Parliament hopeful…

Ballot papers in May's elections will be 'unfair and misleading'
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Ballot papers in May's elections will be 'unfair and misleading'

Apr 21st 2014, 9:15 AM 11,618 Views 38 Comments

Legislation means Independent TDs must list themselves as ‘non-party’ or else leave a blank space.

# local-elections - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Here's why these twenty-somethings are running in the local elections
# Fresh Faces
# Fresh Faces

Here's why these twenty-somethings are running in the local elections

Apr 20th 2014, 8:00 AM 26,249 Views 65 Comments

Whether they’re party-affiliated or independent, all of these fresh-faced candidates are looking to make a mark on their constituencies and speak out for their generation.

# local-elections - Friday 18 April, 2014

Someone knitted this MEP an election poster out of Aran-jumper wool
# Needled
From The Daily Edge
# Needled

Someone knitted this MEP an election poster out of Aran-jumper wool

Apr 18th 2014, 7:30 PM 12,261 Views 29 Comments

Now THAT is knitting skill.

# local-elections - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Labour Youth admit: Our posters break the law - but we're prepared to pay the fine
# Don't Care
# Don't Care

Labour Youth admit: Our posters break the law - but we're prepared to pay the fine

Apr 15th 2014, 1:45 PM 17,357 Views 131 Comments

The Labour youth wing appears unconcerned that its posters break the law as it slammed Fianna Fáil’s “hypocrisy” today, but the opposition party hit back saying there is a “crisis at the heart of the Labour Party”.

# local-elections - Monday 14 April, 2014

A candidate from the 'Don't Give A Feck' Party is running in the Meath East local elections
# Feckless
From The Daily Edge
# Feckless

A candidate from the 'Don't Give A Feck' Party is running in the Meath East local elections

Apr 14th 2014, 5:39 PM 4,982 Views 4 Comments

What started as a joke for Dave Keaveney of Duleek, Co Meath, turned into a very real campaign.

# local-elections - Saturday 12 April, 2014

'It's a really serious job': Thomas Byrne on why he'd like to be an MEP and poll number 'concerns'
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

'It's a really serious job': Thomas Byrne on why he'd like to be an MEP and poll number 'concerns'

Apr 12th 2014, 5:30 PM 9,765 Views 30 Comments

The Fianna Fáil senator is bullish about his chances of being elected to the European Parliament next month.

# local-elections - Monday 31 March, 2014

'There is a huge unrest in this country': Duncan Stewart not ruling out election bid
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

'There is a huge unrest in this country': Duncan Stewart not ruling out election bid

Mar 31st 2014, 10:05 AM 10,905 Views 68 Comments

The TV personality and environmentalist was coy when asked by TheJournal.ie if he would be running in the 23 May elections at a political workshop in Dublin yesterday.

# local-elections - Sunday 30 March, 2014

'Ireland is the best little country in the world in which to run as an independent'
# Independents Network
# Independents Network

'Ireland is the best little country in the world in which to run as an independent'

Mar 30th 2014, 2:40 PM 10,592 Views 44 Comments

A new alliance of TDs, calling itself Independents’ Network , gathered in Dublin today to give advice and support to non-party candidates running in the local elections in May.

# local-elections - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Leinster House to local council: This former Fianna Fáil TD is going back into politics
# Comeback Kid
# Comeback Kid

Leinster House to local council: This former Fianna Fáil TD is going back into politics

Mar 29th 2014, 5:00 PM 11,496 Views 18 Comments

Behan resigned from the party in protest to Budget 2009. He’s now throwing his hat back in the ring of local politics, this time, as an independent.

# local-elections - Monday 24 March, 2014

Light my fire: Independent candidate launches local election bid with burning turf parade
# All Fired Up
# All Fired Up

Light my fire: Independent candidate launches local election bid with burning turf parade

Mar 24th 2014, 3:45 PM 13,690 Views 27 Comments

Former Fianna Fáil member burns bridges with party as he launches Independent election campaign.

Did Phil Hogan really gerrymander the local election boundaries?
# Column
# Column

Did Phil Hogan really gerrymander the local election boundaries?

Mar 24th 2014, 12:00 PM 220 Views 39 Comments

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin’s charge against the Environment Minister has caused controversy, but is it true? Elections expert Adrian Kavanagh assess the evidence…

# local-elections - Sunday 23 March, 2014

Ex-firefighter running in locals wants whistleblower legislation for all public sector workers
# Not Kidding
# Not Kidding

Ex-firefighter running in locals wants whistleblower legislation for all public sector workers

Mar 23rd 2014, 5:00 PM 10,523 Views 28 Comments

John Kidd said he’ll be sticking up for middle income workers if he’s elected.

The Secret Candidate: Here's why 'no junk mail' signs are my absolute pet hate
# Column
# Column

The Secret Candidate: Here's why 'no junk mail' signs are my absolute pet hate

Mar 23rd 2014, 2:00 PM 3,936 Views 198 Comments

Leaflets may annoy people but they serve a purpose, argues The Secret Candidate, who faces an uphill task to meet everyone living in their constituency.

# local-elections - Saturday 22 March, 2014

'Hogan has some nerve, I don't take any lectures from him': Martin hits back in gerrymander row
# Gerrymandering
# Gerrymandering

'Hogan has some nerve, I don't take any lectures from him': Martin hits back in gerrymander row

Mar 22nd 2014, 12:46 PM 9,725 Views 47 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader is engaged in a war of words with the Environment Minister over the redrawing of the local election boundaries.

Bankrupt Jillian Godsil takes constitutional challenge to run in elections
# Courts
# Courts

Bankrupt Jillian Godsil takes constitutional challenge to run in elections

Mar 22nd 2014, 7:15 AM 8,424 Views 0 Comments

The campaigner is fighting to be allowed run in upcoming elections, despite her bankruptcy.

# local-elections - Friday 21 March, 2014

Phil Hogan accused of a ‘good old-fashioned gerrymander’
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Phil Hogan accused of a ‘good old-fashioned gerrymander’

Mar 21st 2014, 9:15 PM 13,465 Views 50 Comments

No surprise that the Environment Minister isn’t popular at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis which is under way in Killarney this evening.

# local-elections - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Here's when you'll start seeing election posters on lampposts across the country
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Here's when you'll start seeing election posters on lampposts across the country

Mar 20th 2014, 1:27 PM 8,895 Views 48 Comments

We bet you can’t wait…

# local-elections - Monday 17 March, 2014

Next in line: The chairs of youth political wings
# Politics
# Politics

Next in line: The chairs of youth political wings

Mar 17th 2014, 6:30 PM 13,065 Views 101 Comments

Their senior counterparts lead the coalition government and the largest opposition party in the country, but what do Ireland’s future political leaders make of it all?

# local-elections - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Six TDs and one MEP launch new political network for independents tomorrow
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Six TDs and one MEP launch new political network for independents tomorrow

Mar 13th 2014, 11:09 PM 6,677 Views 17 Comments

The main focus is on networking candidates and providing support and advice for people running in the 23 May elections.

# local-elections - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

'Ming' Flanagan will tell us if he is running for Europe after St Patrick's Day
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

'Ming' Flanagan will tell us if he is running for Europe after St Patrick's Day

Mar 11th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,266 Views 47 Comments

The independent TD is not playing down rumours that he will run for the European Parliament in Midlands North-West.

# local-elections - Monday 10 March, 2014

‘I’m up against it’: Garda whistleblower to run in local elections
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

‘I’m up against it’: Garda whistleblower to run in local elections

Mar 10th 2014, 10:15 PM 18,648 Views 50 Comments

The former garda’s revelations about penalty-point terminations in 2012 are now the subject of an official inquiry.

Dublin Councillor calls for 50% of seats to go to women in local elections
# Quotas
# Quotas

Dublin Councillor calls for 50% of seats to go to women in local elections

Mar 10th 2014, 9:03 AM 9,456 Views 131 Comments

Mary Fitzpatrick says she wants to see “a real commitment to gender equality”.

# local-elections - Sunday 9 March, 2014

Column: I call bulls*** when people say to me 'we only ever see you at election time'
# The Secret Candidate
# The Secret Candidate

Column: I call bulls*** when people say to me 'we only ever see you at election time'

Mar 9th 2014, 12:00 PM 49 Views 61 Comments

In the first in a series of columns in the build-up to the local elections, The Secret Candidate takes credit for something they didn’t do.

"The whole thing really started before Marie died..": Right-to-die campaigner Tom Curran on his Wicklow council bid
# Sunday Interview
# Sunday Interview

"The whole thing really started before Marie died..": Right-to-die campaigner Tom Curran on his Wicklow council bid

Mar 9th 2014, 8:45 AM 7,996 Views 31 Comments

The partner of Marie Fleming, whose court battle ignited a national campaign on right-to-die issues, is running in the the local elections this May.

# local-elections - Thursday 6 March, 2014

'I underestimated Enda Kenny' - FG candidate who said Taoiseach spoke "twaddle"
# Back In Blue
# Back In Blue

'I underestimated Enda Kenny' - FG candidate who said Taoiseach spoke "twaddle"

Mar 6th 2014, 6:30 AM 11,107 Views 41 Comments

Maurice Dockrell says that the Taoiseach has a “huge depth of character”.

# local-elections - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Six TDs will launch a network of independent election candidates later this month
# Independent Network
# Independent Network

Six TDs will launch a network of independent election candidates later this month

Mar 5th 2014, 8:58 AM 5,519 Views 18 Comments

Amid much talk of a new political party, a press conference will be held later this month where further details of the loose alliance of independent TDs will be revealed.

# local-elections - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Election candidate insists his 'Independent Fine Gael' leaflet isn't confusing voters
# Not Fine Gael
# Not Fine Gael

Election candidate insists his 'Independent Fine Gael' leaflet isn't confusing voters

Mar 4th 2014, 7:30 AM 11,556 Views 49 Comments

Ronan McMahon failed to get selected as a Fine Gael candidate for South Dublin County Council, but is now touting himself as ‘Independent Fine Gael’ leading to accusations of confusing voters.

# local-elections - Sunday 2 March, 2014

Guess which former Green TD turned pop singer is back in politics?
# His Sweet Surprise
# His Sweet Surprise

Guess which former Green TD turned pop singer is back in politics?

Mar 2nd 2014, 11:30 AM 18,493 Views 37 Comments

One guess should be enough.

# local-elections - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Wybory Lokalne: Meet the Polish nationals who'll be asking for your vote in May
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Wybory Lokalne: Meet the Polish nationals who'll be asking for your vote in May

Feb 23rd 2014, 8:15 AM 13,838 Views 181 Comments

Only a few Polish nationals have put their names on the ballot so far. They’re a varied group — and their reasons for running are just as diverse…