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# voting - Saturday 27 February, 2016

LIVEBLOG: Bad news for government TDs as votes counted across the country
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

LIVEBLOG: Bad news for government TDs as votes counted across the country

Feb 27th 2016, 5:00 PM 319,964 Views 227 Comments

Join us throughout the day for the latest news from the count centres.

Spare a thought for the Arklow voter who lost her engagement ring in the ballot box
# Take This Ring
From The Daily Edge
# Take This Ring

Spare a thought for the Arklow voter who lost her engagement ring in the ballot box

Feb 27th 2016, 10:24 AM 6,949 Views 2 Comments

Oh NO.

Poll: Would you back a coalition between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you back a coalition between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil?

Feb 27th 2016, 9:35 AM 48,799 Views 217 Comments

It’s not an unlikely prospect.

# voting - Friday 26 February, 2016

Exit poll: Fianna Fáil surge but it's bad news for Fine Gael-Labour coalition
# Exit Poll
# Exit Poll

Exit poll: Fianna Fáil surge but it's bad news for Fine Gael-Labour coalition

Feb 26th 2016, 10:55 PM 98,625 Views 347 Comments

The first exit poll is in.

Poll: Will you use your vote today?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you use your vote today?

Feb 26th 2016, 9:02 AM 24,651 Views 150 Comments

Tell us here.

The 9 at 9: Polling Day
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Polling Day

Feb 26th 2016, 8:04 AM 7,605 Views 5 Comments

All the news you need to know as you prepare to cast your vote.

'This is why my vote is so important to me'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'This is why my vote is so important to me'

Feb 26th 2016, 8:00 AM 625 Views 14 Comments

Those with Down Syndrome write about the importance of their vote and why they are engaging in the political system.

# voting - Thursday 25 February, 2016

Explainer: How does Ireland's voting system work?
# PR-STV
# PR-STV

Explainer: How does Ireland's voting system work?

Feb 25th 2016, 8:30 PM 121,735 Views 41 Comments

Here’s all you need to know about what happens to your vote.

'Gender quotas won't substantially alter the outcome of the next Dáil'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Gender quotas won't substantially alter the outcome of the next Dáil'

Feb 25th 2016, 12:00 PM 351 Views 52 Comments

The question of gender quotas continues to be a turbulent issue, not only in Ireland, writes Jason O’Sullivan.

'Living in Hong Kong, my citizenship means more than just what’s written on my passport'
# GE16
# GE16

'Living in Hong Kong, my citizenship means more than just what’s written on my passport'

Feb 25th 2016, 8:00 AM 90 Views 72 Comments

The ‘home to vote’ campaign pushed for us all to come home, the message is different now, writes Aaron Mc Nicholas.

# voting - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

The deadline for voter registration is TODAY: here's what you need to know
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

The deadline for voter registration is TODAY: here's what you need to know

Feb 9th 2016, 8:05 AM 20,749 Views 72 Comments

If you’re still hoping to register, you might want to get your form in sharpish.

# voting - Sunday 7 February, 2016

'I'm an American, but Sarah Palin and Donald Trump do not speak for me'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I'm an American, but Sarah Palin and Donald Trump do not speak for me'

Feb 7th 2016, 1:00 PM 43 Views 147 Comments

‘I’m not sure when there began to be such a disconnect between myself and the campaign oratory – and whether I have changed or if it’s the American discourse.’

# voting - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

The eight things you need to know to be ready for this general election
# It's On
# It's On

The eight things you need to know to be ready for this general election

Feb 3rd 2016, 10:12 AM 19,776 Views 38 Comments

Who runs the country now? How do you vote? And how can you check if you’re registered?

# voting - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Should 16-year-olds be able to vote? One party thinks so
# Marriage Ref Effect
# Marriage Ref Effect

Should 16-year-olds be able to vote? One party thinks so

Jan 12th 2016, 10:29 AM 7,821 Views 42 Comments

Fianna Fáil also wants politics to be a mandatory school subject.

# voting - Saturday 19 September, 2015

Poll: Are you willing to pay more tax to help people with disabilities and the homeless?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you willing to pay more tax to help people with disabilities and the homeless?

Sep 19th 2015, 9:25 AM 19,244 Views 125 Comments

Tax cuts are expected in the next Budget because it’s a popular move – would you forego that so services can be improved?

# voting - Monday 17 August, 2015

Number of women running in next election already exceeds 2011 levels
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

Number of women running in next election already exceeds 2011 levels

Aug 17th 2015, 10:00 AM 14,395 Views 60 Comments

So far 89 women have confirmed candidacy – and we don’t even know when they election will be yet.

# voting - Friday 29 May, 2015

Young people are powerful. Let's harness our newfound voting spirit to change Ireland.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Young people are powerful. Let's harness our newfound voting spirit to change Ireland.

May 29th 2015, 8:30 PM 400 Views 74 Comments

The number who recently registered to vote was enough to elect six TDs…. There’s a new politicised generation that politicians must pay heed to.

# voting - Friday 22 May, 2015

Des Bishop offered people lifts to vote and loads took him up on it
# Pure Sound
From The Daily Edge
# Pure Sound

Des Bishop offered people lifts to vote and loads took him up on it

May 22nd 2015, 8:30 PM 6,859 Views 0 Comments

Brilliant.

People are coming #HomeToVote and it's making Ireland fierce emotional
# Planes Trains Automobiles
# Planes Trains Automobiles

People are coming #HomeToVote and it's making Ireland fierce emotional

May 22nd 2015, 6:00 PM 36,018 Views 210 Comments

Chopping a giant onion here, sorry.

Saw a bible at your polling station? Here's why
# Explainer
# Explainer

Saw a bible at your polling station? Here's why

May 22nd 2015, 12:09 PM 41,032 Views 163 Comments

Not everyone is happy about the situation.

No selfies or badges: What you need to know before you vote today
# Polls Are Open
# Polls Are Open

No selfies or badges: What you need to know before you vote today

May 22nd 2015, 6:32 AM 52,080 Views 149 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know.

# voting - Thursday 21 May, 2015

The voting has already begun in the marriage referendum
# Ballot On An Island
# Ballot On An Island

The voting has already begun in the marriage referendum

May 21st 2015, 9:22 PM 21,682 Views 113 Comments

Islanders get to cast their vote the day before people on the Irish mainland.

# voting - Monday 18 May, 2015

Louis Walsh joins the Irish celebs backing a Yes vote
# Yes Or No
# Yes Or No

Louis Walsh joins the Irish celebs backing a Yes vote

May 18th 2015, 3:30 PM 16,883 Views 293 Comments

How are other well-known Irish names voting in the referendum? We take a look.

# voting - Friday 15 May, 2015

Someone has finally made a properly funny video about the same-sex marriage referendum
# Just For Laughs
# Just For Laughs

Someone has finally made a properly funny video about the same-sex marriage referendum

May 15th 2015, 7:00 PM 60,089 Views 76 Comments

Fun for your Friday.

# voting - Friday 24 April, 2015

Checktheregister.ie excludes some Dublin streets, but you could still be on the electoral register
# Double Check
# Double Check

Checktheregister.ie excludes some Dublin streets, but you could still be on the electoral register

Apr 24th 2015, 9:50 AM 11,208 Views 23 Comments

Dublin City Council says it is fixing the problem and urged voters to get in touch.

# voting - Friday 17 April, 2015

Islamic Centre issues advice to Irish Muslims on same-sex marriage referendum
# Voting
# Voting

Islamic Centre issues advice to Irish Muslims on same-sex marriage referendum

Apr 17th 2015, 8:10 AM 30,868 Views 168 Comments

Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri, said Muslims must believe in equality and inclusiveness.

# voting - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Why is the government trying to push emigrants even further away?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Why is the government trying to push emigrants even further away?

Apr 8th 2015, 8:00 AM 31 Views 76 Comments

The opinions of thousands of young, educated Irish emigrants are not worth considering – or so the government seems to think.

# voting - Saturday 28 March, 2015

Boko Haram militants shoot Nigerian voters dead at polling stations
# Boko Haram
# Boko Haram

Boko Haram militants shoot Nigerian voters dead at polling stations

Mar 28th 2015, 1:17 PM 12,339 Views 40 Comments

Militant group Boko Haram followed through on a warning to disrupt the process.

# voting - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Netanyahu beat this almost-Irish candidate to stay Israel's Prime Minister
# Isaac Herzog
# Isaac Herzog

Netanyahu beat this almost-Irish candidate to stay Israel's Prime Minister

Mar 18th 2015, 7:44 AM 9,411 Views 168 Comments

A new government will be formed within weeks.

# voting - Friday 6 March, 2015

Two Irishmen nominated for English Championship player of the month
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

Two Irishmen nominated for English Championship player of the month

Mar 6th 2015, 8:36 AM 8,236 Views 0 Comments

Peter Lydon and Declan Cusack have both been impressing with their place-kicking and general play.

# voting - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Column: What Ireland can learn from the left-wing party set to win victory in Greece tomorrow
# Election
# Election

Column: What Ireland can learn from the left-wing party set to win victory in Greece tomorrow

Jan 24th 2015, 5:15 PM 34 Views 120 Comments

Greece’s Syriza party has an impressive to-do list if it gets into office.

# voting - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Enda accused of 'betraying' young people by scrapping voting age referendum
# U-turn
# U-turn

Enda accused of 'betraying' young people by scrapping voting age referendum

Jan 15th 2015, 6:28 PM 16,576 Views 95 Comments

The Government had committed to holding a vote on the issue back in 2013.

# voting - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Move to stop Irish people voting in UK election labelled 'perverse in the extreme'
# Tories
# Tories

Move to stop Irish people voting in UK election labelled 'perverse in the extreme'

Jan 8th 2015, 1:18 PM 30,766 Views 97 Comments

One Labour TD is definitely not impressed.

Opinion: Young, debarred and politically exiled – Ireland's emigrants have no voice
# Diaspora
# Diaspora

Opinion: Young, debarred and politically exiled – Ireland's emigrants have no voice

Jan 8th 2015, 8:00 AM 127 Views 80 Comments

Ireland remains amongst a small minority of democracies that fails to provide systems for citizens to vote while abroad – recently emigrated or otherwise.

# voting - Sunday 4 January, 2015

Opinion: Let's grow our democracy – let's lower the voting age to 16
# Politics
# Politics

Opinion: Let's grow our democracy – let's lower the voting age to 16

Jan 4th 2015, 12:00 PM 1,201 Views 302 Comments

Arguments against allowing teenagers to vote are the exact same as those used against the working classes and women in the past. “They are not intelligent or mature enough”.

# voting - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

ECB warns countries to get economies in order as 'populist parties' are on the rise
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

ECB warns countries to get economies in order as 'populist parties' are on the rise

Dec 31st 2014, 9:23 AM 10,262 Views 128 Comments

An official said that these parties were only offering quick solutions.

# voting - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Poll: Should we lower the voting age in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should we lower the voting age in Ireland?

Nov 25th 2014, 8:50 AM 11,779 Views 115 Comments

The Taoiseach has said there will be a referendum on it next year – do you think it’s a good idea?

Opinion: Why has there been such silence on lowering the voting age?
# Voting Age
# Voting Age

Opinion: Why has there been such silence on lowering the voting age?

Nov 25th 2014, 8:00 AM 89 Views 44 Comments

Since January 2013, the issue has effectively fallen off the radar: there have been no public debates, no private conversations and little public awareness.

# voting - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Poll: Are you registered to vote?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you registered to vote?

Nov 19th 2014, 8:43 AM 14,686 Views 132 Comments

If you want to vote in next year’s marriage equality referendum, the deadline in next Tuesday. Are you registered?

# voting - Thursday 18 September, 2014

'Day of Destiny': The UK newspapers on Scotland's vote for independence
# Will I Stay Or Will I Go?
# Will I Stay Or Will I Go?

'Day of Destiny': The UK newspapers on Scotland's vote for independence

Sep 18th 2014, 7:53 AM 14,589 Views 94 Comments

‘Don’t leave us this way’ writes The Mirror.