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Health and economy ranked as bigger concerns than Protocol for Northern Ireland's voters
Talks have intensified to find a resolution to the Protocol dispute and get parliament functioning again in the North.
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Electoral Commission one step closer as government approves initial plan for regulator
An Electoral Commission has been on the cards for over a decade.
'I expect more from you': Letters of complaint sent to the Taoiseach called on him to drop Verona Murphy
Leo Varadkar admits that the Verona Murphy controversy has caused reputational damage to Fine Gael.
Conservative Sebastian Kurz on track to retake power in Austrian snap election
Kurz’s former allies, the far-right Freedom Party (FPOe), were the biggest losers, falling 10 percentage points.
Gsoc launches public interest probe into voter registration irregularities in Kerry
The matter is also being investigated by gardaí.
Residents on Ireland's islands will now vote on the same day as the rest of the country
The changes won’t be in place before the May election date
Nearly a billion people expected to vote as Indian election gets underway
Opinion polls put 68-year-old incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi as favourite.
Concerns over mystery Facebook ads claiming to offer 'unbiased facts' on Eighth Referendum
Facebook users were targeted over the weekend with advertisements directing them to a website which has since disappeared.
Islanders will be able to vote on the same day as the rest of the country
Fianna Fáil argues that it is no longer necessary for those living on the islands to vote early.
All smiles, but Australia's in political limbo after voters punish government
There could be a hung parliament thanks to how citizens chose to vote.
New poll shows more than twice as many people want Martin as Taoiseach over Kenny
The poll also found that only 54% of Fine Gael voters want Kenny elected Taoiseach.
'I'm a first time voter and I got to see democracy unfold in front of my eyes at the RDS'
Ruby Hughes was let loose in the RDS count centre and loved it.
'This is why my vote is so important to me'
Those with Down Syndrome write about the importance of their vote and why they are engaging in the political system.
'For me, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are virtually the same'
Columnist Julien Mercille gives us his take on the election ahead.
Vincent Browne's People's Debate wraps up after mammoth 40 shows
The veteran journalist was in the Taoiseach’s constituency of Mayo – however, Enda Kenny did not make an appearance.
Beautiful Bray and the demise of the Irish main street
Christina Finn lived and worked as a journalist in the Co Wicklow town when housing and homelessness were big concerns. Are they still?
Matchy-matchy: Fine Gael ministers send the same tweets, word for word, during live debate
The party said it does not tell politicians what to say on social media.
You risk blowing your savings on a lifetime supply of customised pens when you run for election
How much you spend on your campaign still plays a large role in determining whether you win a seat , writes Roslyn Fuller.
'Power is a drug': Alan Kelly's recent interview showed the true colours of Irish politics
We need more than narcissism and hubris in Irish politics, writes Tom Clonan.
Digital can deliver vital votes - but how do politicians earn the 'like' love?
Nothing can beat the knock on the door – sure – but this will be the year to pay attention to the ones who don’t answer.
Sinn Féin wants a vote pact with other left-wing parties - but not everyone's up for it
The party has confirmed it will join left-wing parties and independents in a voting transfer pact.
If Budget 2016 was a giveaway, it hasn't convinced voters
Most people are no more likely to vote for Fine Gael and Labour next year.
More women will be in the next Dáil — that would be the case even without gender quotas
With no guarantee that more women on the ballot means more in the Dáil, maybe the entire system needs to change?
'People with disabilities and the homeless aren't being taken care of because of your vote'
We know, deep down, that if it’s a choice between a 1.5% cut to USC or a 2% cut, most people will vote for the latter no matter what the additional cash could do for people in wheelchairs camped outside government buildings, writes Aaron McKenna.
An Australian documentary about the marriage referendum has been getting a huge response
The programme looked at a lot of the key players in the campaign.
There has been a HUGE surge in voter registration
Did you register on time? excludes some Dublin streets, but you could still be on the electoral register
Dublin City Council says it is fixing the problem and urged voters to get in touch.
Nearly 1% of voters 'struck off' Dublin City electoral register since January
A number of people have been surprised to find their name is not on the register.
Are you voting in the May referendums? Better check you're on the register
The register is updated every year, so you better check you are on it.
'I shudder to think about a Sinn Féin foreign policy that would alienate allies'
The Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said voters should be worried about what kind of “coalition of extremes” .
Date for same-sex marriage referendum set for 22 May
He said he hopes support for same sex marriage stands up come polling day.
Move to stop Irish people voting in UK election labelled 'perverse in the extreme'
One Labour TD is definitely not impressed.
'We're ready': Fianna Fáil selects two familiar faces to run in the next general election
Party leader Micheál Martin and finance spokesperson, Michael McGrath, were nominated in Cork South Central.
Micheál Martin: I think Enda Kenny is deluded and no one takes him seriously
The Fianna Fáil leader has hit back at the Taoiseach’s comments about either a Fine Gael or Sinn Féin-led government.
UKIP set to win second UK parliament seat
The polls close at 10pm tonight.
This mayor says she wasn’t throwing gang signs with a convicted felon
The police said the mayor ‘should have known better’.
Living abroad, but want to vote? A decision on your rights could be made in the next 7 weeks
A decision on whether to hold a referendum to allow the Irish diaspora to vote in presidential elections is to be made shortly.
Ukrainian voters head to the polls in snap elections for a new parliament
Iti’s expected the egislature filled with reformers and nationalists backing President Petro Poroshenko’s drive to bring Ukraine closer to the West.
Obama pulls smoothest move ever after voter tells him "don't touch my girlfriend"
He didn’t even flinch.
Column: What would you ask Enda?
Voters should be allowed to question their political leaders in parliament, according to the UK’s Labour leader Ed Miliband. But is this a cheap gimmick or an idea that could re-invigorate people’s passion for politics?