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#General Election

# general-election - Monday 7 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Portugal's socialist party prepares for another term in government after general election Four More Years

Portugal's socialist party prepares for another term in government after general election

The party fell short of a parliamentary majority.

# general-election - Thursday 19 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor steps down as Labour candidate for Wicklow General Election

Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor steps down as Labour candidate for Wicklow

The party states ‘a new generation is coming through’ following a good local election.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar tells Fine Gael politicians to get ready for November by-elections Rallying Call

Leo Varadkar tells Fine Gael politicians to get ready for November by-elections

The letter is seen as a rallying call as Fine Gael enters into election mode.

# general-election - Sunday 15 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'Brexit is the biggest show in town': The SDLP is banking on Brexit delivering election success in 2019 Northern Ireland

'Brexit is the biggest show in town': The SDLP is banking on Brexit delivering election success in 2019

The party currently has no MPs and wants to change that in a few months time.

# general-election - Friday 13 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin 'not entertaining' the idea of a grand coalition with Fine Gael

Micheál Martin 'not entertaining' the idea of a grand coalition with Fine Gael

Martin says there is a sense the Taoiseach is trying to provoke Fianna Fáil into an election.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says FG would consider supporting FF if it won most seats — but not if it had a larger coalition General Election

Varadkar says FG would consider supporting FF if it won most seats — but not if it had a larger coalition

The Taoiseach has said he wants to have a general election in May 2020.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is May 2020 the right time to hold an election? Ge20 This post contains a poll

Poll: Is May 2020 the right time to hold an election?

The Taoiseach wants to have a general election at the beginning of the summer.

# general-election - Monday 9 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Boris Johnson faces parliament opposition ahead of prorogation Brexit Live

As it happened: Boris Johnson faces parliament opposition ahead of prorogation

It’s another busy night of Brexit. Follow here for the latest updates.

# general-election - Friday 6 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie House of Lords approves bill to seek three-month Brexit extension Snap Election

House of Lords approves bill to seek three-month Brexit extension

The legislation would ensure Britain does not crash out of the European Union if an agreement cannot be reached by 19 October.

# general-election - Thursday 5 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Parnell and Rees-Mogg: The ‘Uncrowned King of Ireland’ and the unworkable British parliament Opinion

Parnell and Rees-Mogg: The ‘Uncrowned King of Ireland’ and the unworkable British parliament

Historian Donal Fallon writes about Charles Stewart Parnell, and how the Irish Parliamentary Party brought filibustering to Westminster.

# general-election - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie MPs reject Boris Johnson’s motion to hold general election on 15 October Brexit

MPs reject Boris Johnson’s motion to hold general election on 15 October

Members of Parliament earlier voted to delay Brexit in a bid to stop Britain leaving the EU without a deal.

# general-election - Sunday 11 August, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Interview: Mary Lou on a united Ireland, the carbon tax and why she'll be a 'grownup' after the next election Interview

Interview: Mary Lou on a united Ireland, the carbon tax and why she'll be a 'grownup' after the next election

In a wide-ranging interview the Sinn Fein leader discusses carbon tax, the local elections fallout and a united Ireland.

# general-election - Saturday 13 July, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Yoga, carbon tax and general election plans on the agenda for Green Party's national convention National Conference

Yoga, carbon tax and general election plans on the agenda for Green Party's national convention

A motion calling on the Greens not to enter into government with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil will be voted on this weekend.

# general-election - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Aontú sets its sights on Dáil seats as new party wins a handful of seats in the locals Council Seats

Aontú sets its sights on Dáil seats as new party wins a handful of seats in the locals

Aontú won three seats in the local elections in the south, and one seat in the Northern Ireland local elections.

# general-election - Friday 31 May, 2019

From TheJournal.ie We should be having four by-elections this year, but will the Dáil make it that far? Election Footing

We should be having four by-elections this year, but will the Dáil make it that far?

The European elections have thrown up some tricky timeline issues.

# general-election - Sunday 26 May, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says general election 'not a prospect in the next couple of days or weeks' Ep2019

Taoiseach says general election 'not a prospect in the next couple of days or weeks'

Leo Varadkar said he has no plans call into Aras an Uachtarain in the next couple of days.

# general-election - Thursday 9 May, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin says some people on the doorsteps are calling on him to pull the plug on this government Go For It

Micheál Martin says some people on the doorsteps are calling on him to pull the plug on this government

‘People do say to me in some areas – go for it,’ said Martin.

# general-election - Thursday 11 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Nearly a billion people expected to vote as Indian election gets underway Voting

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.

# general-election - Friday 22 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Expect some not-so-subtle election promises as Fine Gaelers land in Wexford Fine Gael National Conference

Expect some not-so-subtle election promises as Fine Gaelers land in Wexford

‘Let’s take Ireland forward together’ is the theme of the Fine Gael’s National Spring conference, which kicks off today in Wexford.

# general-election - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'I sincerely apologise': Harris tells Dáil he should have given further detail on children's hospital costs Children's Hospital

'I sincerely apologise': Harris tells Dáil he should have given further detail on children's hospital costs

Harris is facing a motion of no confidence from Sinn Féin next week.

# general-election - Saturday 5 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think there'll be a general election this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think there'll be a general election this year?

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have agreed to extend the confidence and supply deal past this year, but will it hold?

# general-election - Sunday 30 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Who would you vote for if a general election was held today? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who would you vote for if a general election was held today?

February 2019 will mark three years since the last general election.

# general-election - Saturday 29 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you want a general election in 2019? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want a general election in 2019?

The Dáil could run until 2021 – but would you rather go to the polls before then?

# general-election - Friday 28 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael will seek Labour and Greens support as future government partners, as Leo fails to rule out 2019 election Election 2019?

Fine Gael will seek Labour and Greens support as future government partners, as Leo fails to rule out 2019 election

Fine Gael says it’s aiming to take over 60 seats in the next general election.

# general-election - Thursday 27 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Ó Cuív on that 'rogue' NI candidate launch: 'I knew what I was doing. I'm happy to take the punishment. I did it for the greater good' Interview

Ó Cuív on that 'rogue' NI candidate launch: 'I knew what I was doing. I'm happy to take the punishment. I did it for the greater good'

The Galway West TD says he has no regrets about losing his seat on the frontbench.

# general-election - Friday 14 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie It's the day of the 1918 General Election - Who are you voting for? Your Say This post contains a poll

It's the day of the 1918 General Election - Who are you voting for?

Irish men and women are turning out in droves to vote for the first time.

# general-election - Saturday 17 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach promises to raise top rate of tax to €50k over next five years Ge 18

Taoiseach promises to raise top rate of tax to €50k over next five years

In what many are dubbing an election speech, the Taoiseach promised transformational tax reform.

From TheJournal.ie 'It is not going to happen': FG rule change to copper-fasten promise not to enter coalition with SF Fine Gael Ard Fheis

'It is not going to happen': FG rule change to copper-fasten promise not to enter coalition with SF

Fine Gael heard a rallying call at its Ard Fheis last night for the party to be election ready.

# general-election - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Women's Council chairperson Ellen O'Malley Dunlop to run for Fine Gael in next election Dublin South West

Women's Council chairperson Ellen O'Malley Dunlop to run for Fine Gael in next election

Fine Gael narrowly missed out on two seats in Dublin South West in the last election.

# general-election - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Support for Fine Gael remains strong ... but 44% of voters in favour of general election Opinion Poll

Support for Fine Gael remains strong ... but 44% of voters in favour of general election

That’s according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll.

# general-election - Saturday 13 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Naughten leaves Fine Gael short on numbers, but Brexit may mean we avoid an election Thin Ice This post contains videos

Naughten leaves Fine Gael short on numbers, but Brexit may mean we avoid an election

The slight Dáil majority enjoyed by Fine Gael has become even more wafer-thin in recent weeks.

# general-election - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Poll: The budget is done, now do you want an election? Moving Swiftly Along This post contains a poll

Poll: The budget is done, now do you want an election?

Does one logically follow the other?

# general-election - Friday 10 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou on Tallaght Garda Station photo: 'Fianna Fáil should pull the plug. We should have an election' Picture Paints 1000 Words

Mary Lou on Tallaght Garda Station photo: 'Fianna Fáil should pull the plug. We should have an election'

McDonald said Fianna Fáil should ‘put their foot down’ over the housing crisis and call time on this government.

# general-election - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you want a general election this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want a general election this year?

There may be trouble ahead.

# general-election - Sunday 24 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you want a general election this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want a general election this year?

Fine Gael is reportedly preparing itself for a snap election.

# general-election - Friday 15 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin pledges to 'abolish all student fees' Ard Fheis

Sinn Féin pledges to 'abolish all student fees'

Pearse Doherty TD made the pledge at the party’s Ard Fheis in Belfast.

# general-election - Sunday 15 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Majority don't want to see a general election this year Poll

Majority don't want to see a general election this year

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has said his party is “fully determined” to avoid an election until at least the end of this year.

# general-election - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor selected as Labour candidate General Election

Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor selected as Labour candidate

O’Connor was the general president of the Ireland’s largest trade union for over 14 years.

# general-election - Sunday 18 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you want there to be a general election this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want there to be a general election this year?

Two new opinion polls indicate that Fine Gael is the most popular political party in the country.

# general-election - Saturday 13 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor's name put forward as Labour candidate General Election

Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor's name put forward as Labour candidate

O’Connor was the general president of the Ireland’s largest trade union for over 14 years.

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