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#Local Elections

# local-elections - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

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 24,949 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 35,896 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 38,705 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 27,416 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 15,378 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 15,765 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 11,593 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 26,220 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 12,248 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 17,332 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 4,931 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 9,731 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 10,861 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 10,561 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 11,489 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 13,625 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 200 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 10,475 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 3,659 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 9,713 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 8,397 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 13,449 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 8,870 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 13,014 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 7,253 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 18,614 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 9,431 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 35 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 7,977 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 11,090 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 5,497 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 11,538 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 18,453 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 13,818 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…

# local-elections - Thursday 20 February, 2014

'We are the Triple A': New party says it will target Labour in local elections
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

'We are the Triple A': New party says it will target Labour in local elections

Feb 20th 2014, 2:22 PM 12,974 Views 230 Comments

The Anti-Austerity Alliance says it has 41 candidates to run in cities and towns across the country in May’s local elections.

# local-elections - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Kenny Egan: Young people in my area 'see all politicians as bad news and gangsters'
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Kenny Egan: Young people in my area 'see all politicians as bad news and gangsters'

Feb 12th 2014, 6:30 AM 10,117 Views 109 Comments

The Olympic silver medallist was speaking to reporters in Dublin yesterday as he begins his campaign to get elected to South Dublin County Council.

# local-elections - Friday 31 January, 2014

Clondalkin councillors say it would be 'fantastic' if Kenny Egan runs in the local elections
# Ready To Rumble
# Ready To Rumble

Clondalkin councillors say it would be 'fantastic' if Kenny Egan runs in the local elections

Jan 31st 2014, 12:08 PM 9,417 Views 125 Comments

The Olympic silver medallist is considering running as a Fine Gael candidate after he was approached by Minister Frances Fitzgerald.

# local-elections - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Want to get into politics? Here’s how to go about it
# Step Up
# Step Up

Want to get into politics? Here’s how to go about it

Jan 26th 2014, 9:15 AM 26,524 Views 35 Comments

The European and local elections were announced this week. Would you be interested in throwing your hat in the ring?

# local-elections - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

23 May the big day for wannabe councillors and MEPS
# Local Elections
# Local Elections

23 May the big day for wannabe councillors and MEPS

Jan 22nd 2014, 12:53 PM 6,363 Views 66 Comments

Fancy a change?