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#General Election

# general-election - Thursday 30 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Lise Hand: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are asking 'What can we do about Mary Lou?' Ge2020

Lise Hand: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are asking 'What can we do about Mary Lou?'

After a jump in recent opinion polls, the ‘big two’ parties are worried about a Shinner surge, writes Lise Hand.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have spent over €50k on Facebook adverts so far this campaign Ge2020

Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have spent over €50k on Facebook adverts so far this campaign

The three main parties are way ahead in terms of spending on Facebook and Instagram since the campaign got under way.

# general-election - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'We're not trying to scare people': Coveney says Brexit not coming up on the doorsteps, but that might change Ge2020

'We're not trying to scare people': Coveney says Brexit not coming up on the doorsteps, but that might change

Coveney said Brexit is coming at us like a ‘freight train’.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney apologises for Noone's comments: 'They were offensive, ignorant and wrong' Ge2020

Simon Coveney apologises for Noone's comments: 'They were offensive, ignorant and wrong'

Noone is now writing to autism support organisations.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ireland can't be a nodding duck': Howlin says Labour will push for end to US military use of Shannon Ge2020

'Ireland can't be a nodding duck': Howlin says Labour will push for end to US military use of Shannon

The Labour leader said inspections of US aircraft should be carried out.

# general-election - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Who wants to be your TD? Meet the 2020 candidates with TheJournal.ie's election centre Ge2020

Who wants to be your TD? Meet the 2020 candidates with TheJournal.ie's election centre

It’s your essential guide to GE2020.

From TheJournal.ie 'Good enough for me': Varadkar says he accepts apology from FG senator who described him as 'autistic' Catherine Noone

'Good enough for me': Varadkar says he accepts apology from FG senator who described him as 'autistic'

Catherine Noone released a statement this morning apologising for the remarks and saying she withdrew them.

# general-election - Monday 27 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Aontú withdraws application for injunction against RTÉ Ge2020

Aontú withdraws application for injunction against RTÉ

The seven-way debate is scheduled to take place on RTÉ One tonight.

# general-election - Thursday 23 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Lise Hand: Will they? Won't they? Shades of Love Island as big parties can't avoid recoupling talk Ge2020

Lise Hand: Will they? Won't they? Shades of Love Island as big parties can't avoid recoupling talk

Who needs bikinis and palm trees and hook-ups when we have Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin post-breakup? asked Lise Hand who was in Ballymount last night for the Virgin Media Big Debate.

# general-election - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie What's your big election question for Micheál Martin? It's YOUR chance to ask Ge2020

What's your big election question for Micheál Martin? It's YOUR chance to ask

We want to put your questions to all the party leaders before 8 February.

# general-election - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie No rent freeze under FF government as party states it would be unconstitutional Ge2020

No rent freeze under FF government as party states it would be unconstitutional

Fianna Fáil has been legally advised against ‘a flat rent freeze’.

From TheJournal.ie Lise Hand: Meticulous election planning meaningless as parties skid on first banana skins Events Dear

Lise Hand: Meticulous election planning meaningless as parties skid on first banana skins

Election candidates can find themselves at the mercy of the news cycle but they shouldn’t be blindsided by issues known to Joe Duffy and their canvassers, writes Lise Hand in her first column for TheJournal.ie.

From TheJournal.ie The pension age is now a major election issue - so where do all the parties stand? Retirement Age

The pension age is now a major election issue - so where do all the parties stand?

The pension age is set to increase to 67 in 2021, and 68 in 2028.

# general-election - Monday 20 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Opinion poll: Just four points between three parties as FF tops, FG drops and SF climbs State Of The Race

Opinion poll: Just four points between three parties as FF tops, FG drops and SF climbs

The Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll surveyed voters last week as the election was called.

From TheJournal.ie What are the issues affecting people in your area? We want to send our election team to your hometown Let Us Know

What are the issues affecting people in your area? We want to send our election team to your hometown

Over the next three weeks we’ll be sending reporters around the country to hear directly from voters about the issues that really matter in their local area.

# general-election - Saturday 18 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Larry Donnelly: Buckle up, this #GE2020 campaign promises to be interesting

Larry Donnelly: Buckle up, this #GE2020 campaign promises to be interesting

As a self-confessed political anorak, Larry Donnelly is looking forward to the race.

# general-election - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'Nutters' dismissal, Leo in a forklift and 'silly attacks': Parties get out for the first full day on the campaign trail Ge2020
From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you happy the General Election is being held on a Saturday? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you happy the General Election is being held on a Saturday?

Next month’s election will be the first Saturday election since 1918.

From TheJournal.ie John Halligan will not seek re-election and is retiring from politics Ge2020

John Halligan will not seek re-election and is retiring from politics

Shane Ross appeared to let the cat out of the bag yesterday by stating that Halligan will not seek re-election.

From TheJournal.ie A third of Irish people don't want any of the party leaders to become next Taoiseach, poll finds Ge2020

A third of Irish people don't want any of the party leaders to become next Taoiseach, poll finds

A further 20% said they’d like to see Leo Varadkar remain Taoiseach.

From TheJournal.ie Verona Murphy, Peter Casey, the Healy Raes: The contentious constituencies to watch in General Election 2020 It's On

# general-election - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: The dos, don'ts and expected rows around candidate election posters Poster Wars

Explainer: The dos, don'ts and expected rows around candidate election posters

Love them or loathe them, there’ll be no avoiding them over the next three and a half weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Disabilities Minister Finian McGrath won't be contesting the election Ge 2020

Disabilities Minister Finian McGrath won't be contesting the election

McGrath said in a statement that this was the correct decision for him and his family, but that he was “far from retiring”.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of people who registered to vote may not be able to if election is held before 15 February Ge 2020

Thousands of people who registered to vote may not be able to if election is held before 15 February

It has emerged that the updated register will not become valid until after Valentine’s Day.

# general-election - Sunday 12 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar has 'made a decision' on the election but won't tell us what it is yet General Election

Leo Varadkar has 'made a decision' on the election but won't tell us what it is yet

The Taoiseach told RTÉ’s This Week that ‘there is protocol around this’.

# general-election - Saturday 11 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Michael Lowry expects general election will be called before Dáil no confidence vote Election Talk

Michael Lowry expects general election will be called before Dáil no confidence vote

Speculation has been mounting in recent days that a February election could be on the cards.

# general-election - Thursday 9 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie No clarity on general election date as Leo and Micheál agree to meet again next week Ge2020

No clarity on general election date as Leo and Micheál agree to meet again next week

The two party leaders met tonight to discuss the next general election and the precarious Dáil numbers.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach fails to give absolute guarantee Dáil will reconvene next week Ge2020

Taoiseach fails to give absolute guarantee Dáil will reconvene next week

Speculation is gathering pace that the Taoiseach might call an election in the coming days.

# general-election - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Labour TD Brendan Ryan says he will not contest next election Dublin Fingal

Labour TD Brendan Ryan says he will not contest next election

Ryan has been a TD since 2011.

# general-election - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Ahead of Leo meeting, Micheál says FF won't vote with government in final months of Dáil Let's Talk

Ahead of Leo meeting, Micheál says FF won't vote with government in final months of Dáil

The two party leaders are due to meet on Thursday to discuss the next general election and when it might be.

From TheJournal.ie Is this Cork constituency the most unpredictable in the general election? Cork North Central

Is this Cork constituency the most unpredictable in the general election?

Three of the four TDs elected in Cork North Central in 2016 will not be on the ballot.

# general-election - Monday 6 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Eyes on February election as Varadkar schedules parliamentary party meeting for Friday Friday Night Lights

# general-election - Friday 3 January, 2020

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 2020 will mark four years since the last general election.

# general-election - Thursday 2 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you want a general election in 2020? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want a general election in 2020?

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

# general-election - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie These are the winners and losers from the Irish political year Winners And Losers

These are the winners and losers from the Irish political year

Who’s up? Who’s down? Who’ll still be around this time next year?

# general-election - Friday 27 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Coveney: Boris' trade talks deadline is just part of his 'Get Brexit Done' message Interview

Coveney: Boris' trade talks deadline is just part of his 'Get Brexit Done' message

In a wide-ranging interview, Coveney says he isn’t trying to manoeuvre himself into a leadership contest with Leo Varadkar.

# general-election - Monday 23 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach contacts Micheál Martin to arrange talks about prolonging life of government New Year's Resolution

Taoiseach contacts Micheál Martin to arrange talks about prolonging life of government

Martin previously called for talks to retain the confidence-and-supply agreement between the parties.

From TheJournal.ie Verona Murphy has been 'through a tough time' but it's the right decision to take her off the FG ticket, says Coveney Controversy

Verona Murphy has been 'through a tough time' but it's the right decision to take her off the FG ticket, says Coveney

Coveney said the by-election campaign was ‘personally stressful’ on Murphy.

# general-election - Friday 20 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says he'll meet Micheál Martin for new year talks about keeping this government going Let's Get Together

Taoiseach says he'll meet Micheál Martin for new year talks about keeping this government going

Leo Varadkar says he will reply to the Fianna Fail leader’s letter next week.

# general-election - Thursday 19 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Martin says he's trying to be the 'sane voice' and calls on Varadkar to agree election date General Election

Martin says he's trying to be the 'sane voice' and calls on Varadkar to agree election date

Martin says a legislative priority programme must be agreed for after Christmas.