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Ballot papers unchanged since 1963 need to be 'modernised'
# What's The Question?
# What's The Question?

Ballot papers unchanged since 1963 need to be 'modernised'

Jun 12th 2014, 12:42 PM 3,412 Views 14 Comments

The format of referendum ballot papers has remained largely unchanged for over 50 years.

Ballot papers might get makeover because they confuse voters
# I Tick What Box Now?
# I Tick What Box Now?

Ballot papers might get makeover because they confuse voters

Jun 11th 2014, 12:11 PM 5,028 Views 31 Comments

The issue was underlined by last October when voters were given two ballot papers in the referendums.

Here are some of the best Irish designed buildings. What's your favourite?
# LOOKING GOOD INANIMATE BUILDING
# LOOKING GOOD INANIMATE BUILDING

Here are some of the best Irish designed buildings. What's your favourite?

Jun 3rd 2014, 2:45 PM 26,063 Views 37 Comments

A shortlist of 48 projects have been selected by a jury and now the public are being asked to vote for the one they like best.

Poll: What coalition you would like to see emerge after the next General Election?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: What coalition you would like to see emerge after the next General Election?

May 31st 2014, 9:30 AM 15,350 Views 175 Comments

What would be your dream team coalition government look like?

Petro Poroshenko set to win Ukraine's presidential election
# Exit Polls
# Exit Polls

Petro Poroshenko set to win Ukraine's presidential election

May 26th 2014, 7:15 AM 4,317 Views 88 Comments

In early returns it’s suggested candy tycoon Petro Poroshenko will be elected president of Ukraine.

Right-to-die campaigner Tom Curran looks set to miss out on Arklow seat
# Hair's Breadth
# Hair's Breadth

Right-to-die campaigner Tom Curran looks set to miss out on Arklow seat

May 24th 2014, 3:30 PM 6,603 Views 22 Comments

The Arklow tally shows Tom Curran at 6.23 per cent. There are six seats for the taking.

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 14,195 Views 26 Comments

Who’s going to argue with Nidge?

'People are raging': Bríd Smith is capitalising on voter anger
# On The Canvass
# On The Canvass

'People are raging': Bríd Smith is capitalising on voter anger

May 21st 2014, 8:30 PM 10,960 Views 71 Comments

The People Before Profit MEP candidate has said she is “as equally in contention” as anyone to take the third seat in Dublin.

Water and slamming RTÉ: Here's how Election 2014 is shaping up in Midlands North-West
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Water and slamming RTÉ: Here's how Election 2014 is shaping up in Midlands North-West

May 20th 2014, 7:00 AM 9,947 Views 25 Comments

It’s the biggest constituency in the European elections and candidates are battling it out for just four seats.

Guess who's back? Brian Cowen hits the campaign trail in Tullamore
# Offaly Helpful?
# Offaly Helpful?

Guess who's back? Brian Cowen hits the campaign trail in Tullamore

May 19th 2014, 8:10 AM 20,320 Views 103 Comments

Pat ‘the Cope’ Gallagher was joined on the campaign trail by the former Fianna Fáil leader this weekend.

Voting in Limerick, but not sure for who? This will help
# Undecided
# Undecided

Voting in Limerick, but not sure for who? This will help

May 19th 2014, 7:30 AM 7,381 Views 14 Comments

A one-stop-shop for Limerick voters that tells you what candidate best matches your views.

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 10,939 Views 40 Comments

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

Three years on, here are the most memorable images of the 2011 election campaign
# Retrospective
# Retrospective

Three years on, here are the most memorable images of the 2011 election campaign

Feb 25th 2014, 9:25 AM 13,725 Views 44 Comments

This time three years ago Ireland was in the middle of one of the most dramatic general elections the country has ever seen. Remember all these memorable moments from the campaign?

Two Irish American men fight it out to become Boston’s next mayor
# Boston Mayoral Elections
# Boston Mayoral Elections

Two Irish American men fight it out to become Boston’s next mayor

Nov 5th 2013, 7:30 AM 10,885 Views 26 Comments

Two Irish American white Catholic left to centre progressive men are the front runners in the Boston mayoral election which takes place today.

Polling cards to be sent to 29,000 new voters after council blunder
# Dublin
# Dublin

Polling cards to be sent to 29,000 new voters after council blunder

Oct 2nd 2013, 9:38 AM 4,529 Views 32 Comments

An out of date file was sent to the printers by mistake. It’s estimated the error will cost around €20,000 to rectify.

Merkel strong favorite to win a third term
# Election
# Election

Merkel strong favorite to win a third term

Sep 21st 2013, 9:48 AM 4,213 Views 26 Comments

The German election will take place tomorrow.

Column: Leinster House can seem impenetrable to the average citizen
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Leinster House can seem impenetrable to the average citizen

Jul 18th 2013, 7:00 AM 47 Views 10 Comments

There is a breakdown in communication between the citizen and their elected representatives when, ironically, our representatives are arguably more contactable now than they have ever been before, writes Sarah O’Neill.

Column: To bring about any change, we must redefine what we expect from our politicians
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: To bring about any change, we must redefine what we expect from our politicians

Apr 19th 2013, 7:00 PM 41 Views 52 Comments

If we want to reclaim the current political landscape we need to re-establish the ground rules for office holders and ensure their words turn into actions, writes Martin Critten.

Column: Is the Labour Party doomed or have they been here before?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Is the Labour Party doomed or have they been here before?

Apr 14th 2013, 8:15 AM 223 Views 170 Comments

The Irish electorate is both a strange beast and an angry and vengeful one at the moment, writes Gary Murphy, who says while the people might be punishing Labour, it will not herald a new political force.

Column: Why I should be allowed to vote at 17
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why I should be allowed to vote at 17

Feb 10th 2013, 7:30 PM 305 Views 95 Comments

I will inherit the actions of the electorate’s decisions for decades to come, so why shouldn’t I be able to influence government policy too, asks Adam Houlihan.

Australia PM surprises with September polls announcement
# Australia
# Australia

Australia PM surprises with September polls announcement

Jan 30th 2013, 8:00 AM 4,545 Views 9 Comments

The Labor party leader said the move would give “shape and order” to the year.

Poll: Should Irish people living abroad be allowed to vote in Irish elections?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Irish people living abroad be allowed to vote in Irish elections?

Nov 26th 2012, 9:34 AM 11,004 Views 140 Comments

The dramatic surge in emigration from Ireland in recent years means that voting rights for Irish people living abroad has become a major issue. What do you think – should emigrants be allowed vote?

Interview: ‘We’re mourning a Republic we never had’ – Fintan O’Toole
# Read Me
# Read Me

Interview: ‘We’re mourning a Republic we never had’ – Fintan O’Toole

Nov 25th 2012, 8:15 AM 10,310 Views 61 Comments

Our system has made Irish people feel ashamed, the author and journalist tells TheJournal.ie ahead of a series of ‘state of the nation’ debates.

Referendum will save €600k by opening polls for two hours fewer than usual
# Cutting Costs
# Cutting Costs

Referendum will save €600k by opening polls for two hours fewer than usual

Oct 8th 2012, 7:13 PM 8,768 Views 26 Comments

Polls usually open from 7am but this time around they won’t open until 9am.

Poll open in Venezuela in tough election for Chavez
# El Presidente
# El Presidente

Poll open in Venezuela in tough election for Chavez

Oct 7th 2012, 12:05 PM 3,273 Views 31 Comments

Hugo Chavez has been in power for almost 14 years – but his opponent in the presidential election is in a statistical dead heat with the president in opinion polls.

New poll shows voters set to back EU fiscal treaty
# Fiscal Treaty
# Fiscal Treaty

New poll shows voters set to back EU fiscal treaty

Apr 29th 2012, 7:45 AM 2,433 Views 92 Comments

However the opinion poll in today’s Sunday Business Post shows that the gap between the Yes and No votes is narrowing.

Poll: Should the Oireachtas inquiries referendum be re-run?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Oireachtas inquiries referendum be re-run?

Oct 30th 2011, 11:25 AM 3,372 Views 122 Comments

There have been hints that this may not be the last we see of this particular issue. Do you think there should be another go at it?….

Column: Young people want to vote so cut the rhetoric...
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Young people want to vote so cut the rhetoric...

Oct 23rd 2011, 10:15 AM 1,083 Views 26 Comments

Niall Morahan says his voluntary organisation TellUsWhy.ie is trying to sift through the sectarianism and baggage of Irish politics – and inform young voters of the real facts and issues.

Irish voters trust Gardaí and RTÉ most, banks and political parties least
# Political Science
# Political Science

Irish voters trust Gardaí and RTÉ most, banks and political parties least

Sep 16th 2011, 1:03 PM 1,690 Views 33 Comments

Results of a comprehensive survey of Irish voters also show that people want fewer TDs, value local interaction highly, and don’t want the electoral system to change.

Fine Gael achieving top support in Boards.ie Election 2011 poll
# Boards.ie Poll
# Boards.ie Poll

Fine Gael achieving top support in Boards.ie Election 2011 poll

Feb 24th 2011, 1:37 PM 4,317 Views 0 Comments

Over 20,000 online voters have taken part in poll that simulates the Single Transferable Vote system that will be used in tomorrow’s general election.

'Virtual' election site for expats attracts votes from all over the globe
# GE11
# GE11

'Virtual' election site for expats attracts votes from all over the globe

Feb 17th 2011, 5:33 PM 1,737 Views 1 Comment

Around 1,300 Irish emigrants have already voted in the symbolic online poll at Ballotbox.ie