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# Voting

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# U-turn
Enda accused of 'betraying' young people by scrapping voting age referendum
The Government had committed to holding a vote on the issue back in 2013.
# Tories
Move to stop Irish people voting in UK election labelled 'perverse in the extreme'
One Labour TD is definitely not impressed.
Opinion: Young, debarred and politically exiled – Ireland's emigrants have no voice
Ireland remains amongst a small minority of democracies that fails to provide systems for citizens to vote while abroad – recently emigrated or otherwise.
Opinion: Let's grow our democracy – let's lower the voting age to 16
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”.
# Eurozone
ECB warns countries to get economies in order as 'populist parties' are on the rise
An official said that these parties were only offering quick solutions.
# Your Say
Poll: Should we lower the voting age in Ireland?
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?
Since January 2013, the issue has effectively fallen off the radar: there have been no public debates, no private conversations and little public awareness.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you registered to vote?
If you want to vote in next year’s marriage equality referendum, the deadline in next Tuesday. Are you registered?
# will i stay or will i go?
'Day of Destiny': The UK newspapers on Scotland's vote for independence
‘Don’t leave us this way’ writes The Mirror.
# Empty Seats
Dublin South West and Roscommon South Leitrim by-elections to take place on 10 October
The empty seats are because of Brian Hayes and Luke Ming Flanagan’s election as MEPs.
# kids these days
Fewer young people are registering to vote - so what's the solution?
Young people voted in their droves for Sinn Féin and Independent candidates.
Opinion: Marriage equality isn't a foregone conclusion – there's no room for complacency
Opinion polls may show increasing support for marriage equality, but I still regularly observe open, brutal and honest homophobia.
# voting time
Here's when by-elections for two empty Dáil seats are set to take place
The two votes are likely to take place before the Budget in October.
Opinion: Voter turnout isn’t a problem, so let’s stop all the hand-wringing
Do we really need to solve the ‘problem’ of low turnout?
# Monaghan
The six local election seats still empty will be filled by this afternoon
Voting in Ballybay-Clones had been postponed following the death of a candidate.
# loud noises
Smacking, shellacking and John The Baptist - Election 2014 in quotes
Politicians on both sides have been singing a surprisingly similar tune the last couple of days…
# hedging his bets
Enda Kenny refuses to rule out coalition with Sinn Féin or Fianna Fáil
The Taoiseach said Sinn Féin has emerged from the local and European elections as “a significant political entity”. He made the comments in Castlebar this afternoon, where he narrowly avoided a group of protestors.
# east-west
Many polling stations closed as Ukraine votes in crucial presidential election
While turnout has been strong in Kiev, poll stations have remained closed in many eastern cities.
# paper cuts
Recount central: Get ready for another long day of #le14
Local election counts went on into the dawn chorus – and many electoral areas face a recount today…
# Golden Ticket
Woman gets gold ring back after dropping it into ballot box
A witness at the Mayo count centre this afternoon said she was “damn delighted” to get it back.
# Election 2014
This MEP candidate almost wasn't allowed vote for himself (or anyone else)
Direct Democracy Ireland’s Jan Van De Ven was told he could only vote in the locals, despite the fact that he voted in the last European election.
# Explainer
So, that was the election... When will we know the winners? (and losers)
It’s a massive undertaking, with two by-elections taking place alongside the Euros AND the local elections. Here’s what we’re in for…
# Voting
Voting over: All polls closed in local and European elections
It is estimated that the final turnout is above 50 per cent.
# vote early vote often
The 11 emotions you go through when casting your vote
From annoyance to confusion to smugness, and back again.
# Pics of the Day
This 104-year-old lady has cast her vote. Have you?
Turnout is currently running at about 10 per cent.
# Election 2014
Everything you need to know about the European Parliament but were afraid to ask
Don’t know your EPP from your elbow? We’ve got you covered.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you ever lied to a politician?
Ever told someone you’d vote for them – just so they’d get out of the damn way?
# Election 2014
Water and slamming RTÉ: Here's how Election 2014 is shaping up in Midlands North-West
It’s the biggest constituency in the European elections and candidates are battling it out for just four seats.
# Undecided
Voting in Limerick, but not sure for who? This will help
A one-stop-shop for Limerick voters that tells you what candidate best matches your views.
# Eurovision 2014
Azerbaijan tries to vote Ireland back into the Eurovision
They love us! They really love us!
Opinion: If you live in Ireland, you have a say in the local elections
Many are unaware that our local elections rank amongst the fairest internationally, with every legal resident of the country aged 18 and over entitled to take part.
# 814 million
Voting has started in the world's biggest general election in India
It’s expected that the country’s 814 milion-strong electorate will shy away from the ruling Congress party.
# Election 2014
'Current MEPs? Hardworking, but failures' - Matt Carthy runs for Europe
The 36-year-old Sinn Féin candidate has been in politics since 1999.
# Democracy
Afghan voters brave Taliban threats in historic election
Afghanistan’s third presidential election brings an end to 13 years of rule by Karzai, who has held power since the Taliban were ousted in 2001.
# Election 2014
Here's when you'll start seeing election posters on lampposts across the country
We bet you can’t wait…
# decisions decisions
Referendum on directly-elected Dublin mayor could be held in May
Dublin’s four councils most vote on the issue by 31 March.
# Voting
Explainer: 7 key motions to keep an eye on tomorrow at the 2014 GAA Congress
Delegates are getting set to vote on motions tomorrow in Croke Park.
Column: Enda, Ireland won't crumble if emigrants are given a voice in elections
Some Irish emigrants can already vote in the election of representatives in Ireland… so long as they have the right degree, of course, write David Burns and Conor O’Neill.
# Election 2014
On the fringes: The smaller parties looking for your vote
It’s not all establishment parties you know.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you plan to vote in the local elections?
The local elections will be held in May – will you head to the polling stations?