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#General Election

# general-election - Sunday 28 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Full recounts in at least two constituencies - so how does it work? Play It Again Sam

Full recounts in at least two constituencies - so how does it work?

In many constituencies, it has been nerve-wrackingly close.

From TheJournal.ie WHERE IT'S AT: Neck and neck between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as counts go through the night Election 2016

WHERE IT'S AT: Neck and neck between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as counts go through the night

We have all the news, results and reaction for what has been one of the most dramatic elections in recent times.

# general-election - Saturday 27 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Renua leader Lucinda Creighton has lost her Dáil seat Election 2016

Renua leader Lucinda Creighton has lost her Dáil seat

The Renua leader has been eliminated.

From TheJournal.ie Former Justice Minister Alan Shatter loses Dáil seat Shattered

Former Justice Minister Alan Shatter loses Dáil seat

The former minister for justice lost his seat to the deputy leader of the Green Party Catherine Martin.

From TheJournal.ie "It's fantastic!": Shane Ross on becoming the first TD elected to the 32nd Dáil It's Official

"It's fantastic!": Shane Ross on becoming the first TD elected to the 32nd Dáil

Early celebrations in Dublin Rathdown.

# general-election - Friday 26 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Exit poll: Fianna Fáil surge but it's bad news for Fine Gael-Labour coalition Exit Poll
From TheJournal.ie Here's the great TheJournal.ie guide to voting in an Irish election Rock The Vote

Here's the great TheJournal.ie guide to voting in an Irish election

Everything you ever wanted to know about voting, but were too afraid to ask…

From TheJournal.ie Prisoners can vote - so why don't they? Disenfranchised

Prisoners can vote - so why don't they?

The voting ban in British prisons has been a source of controversy, but here, just one in five who register decide to fill in their ballot papers.

# general-election - Thursday 25 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'Gender quotas won't substantially alter the outcome of the next Dáil' Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Lucinda trumps Enda and Joan at the steady hand challenge Three Bumps This post contains videos

WATCH: Lucinda trumps Enda and Joan at the steady hand challenge

Could this swing some undecided voters?

From TheJournal.ie 'Living in Hong Kong, my citizenship means more than just what’s written on my passport' GE16

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

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

# general-election - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Anton Savage: There's one message Enda and Joan are struggling to get across Final Hours
From TheJournal.ie Millenials and Celtic Tiger cubs aren't taken seriously as people, never mind as voters Opinion

Millenials and Celtic Tiger cubs aren't taken seriously as people, never mind as voters

Patronising stunts aside, my generation is simply not represented in the political sphere, writes Anna O’Rourke.

From The Daily Edge Last night's leader's debate in 24 hilarious tweets

Last night's leader's debate in 24 hilarious tweets

Twitter was the real winner of last night’s debate.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have the leaders' debates changed how you'll vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have the leaders' debates changed how you'll vote?

The election is just three days away.

# general-election - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Here's what all of the parties' general election promises mean for your wallet Cash Money

Here's what all of the parties' general election promises mean for your wallet

Taxback.com’s calculator aims to show how the plans of the main parties will affect your take home pay.

From TheJournal.ie More bad news for Labour in the latest opinion poll General Election

More bad news for Labour in the latest opinion poll

Is a Fine Gael Fianna Fáil coalition on the horizon?

From The Daily Edge The Rubberbandits on mental health in Ireland really struck a chord Blindboy Boatclub

The Rubberbandits on mental health in Ireland really struck a chord

Blindboy Boatclub showed them.

# general-election - Monday 22 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Not to be outdone by the Healy-Raes, Mattie McGrath's released a pizza-based election song The Man In The Van
From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you put much stock in opinion polls? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you put much stock in opinion polls?

Yes, we know it’s a bit meta to have a poll on polls…

# general-election - Sunday 21 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Here's what political parties would do for Irish film and music if you elect them Check Their Policies

Here's what political parties would do for Irish film and music if you elect them

We had a look at the main parties’ arts policies to see what they promise.

From The Daily Edge Tipp TD Mattie McGrath's election song is all kinds of cringe The Man In The Van

Tipp TD Mattie McGrath's election song is all kinds of cringe

LA LA LA LA LA LA LA MATTIE MCGRATH!

From TheJournal.ie I'm out canvassing for Fianna Fáil and it's a lot different this time around Opinion

I'm out canvassing for Fianna Fáil and it's a lot different this time around

Lots of people don’t open their doors and many don’t want to talk – but I still love canvassing, writes Donnacha Maguire.

From TheJournal.ie A lot of posters are going missing in Tipperary Poster Wars

A lot of posters are going missing in Tipperary

A trailer belonging to Independent candidate Mattie McGrath was also taken along with Sinn Féin posters.

# general-election - Saturday 20 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie What's it like to be a first-time candidate? We went canvassing to find out General Election

What's it like to be a first-time candidate? We went canvassing to find out

You hear a lot about water charges, unwanted trees and Angela Merkel.

From TheJournal.ie Relief for Fine Gael as latest poll sees Kenny and co make gains Election 2016

Relief for Fine Gael as latest poll sees Kenny and co make gains

The party has seen its support slipping since the start of the election campaign.

# general-election - Thursday 18 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Beautiful Bray and the demise of the Irish main street My Hometown

Beautiful Bray and the demise of the Irish main street

Christina Finn lived and worked as a journalist in the Co Wicklow town when housing and homelessness were big concerns. Are they still?

From TheJournal.ie 'Downton Abbey and tea cups': We’ve a fairly dreadful record of sexism in Irish politics Opinion

'Downton Abbey and tea cups': We’ve a fairly dreadful record of sexism in Irish politics

Joan Burton got lots of criticism for her body language during last Monday’s leaders’ debate – but why, asks Lorraine Courtney.

From TheJournal.ie Planning 'neglect' has made Drogheda a town that has lost its 'heart' My Hometown

Planning 'neglect' has made Drogheda a town that has lost its 'heart'

Cliodhna Russell hears from business owners worried about their very survival.

# general-election - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Nearly half of everyone watching TV last night tuned into RTÉ Leaders' Debate All Eyes And Ears

Nearly half of everyone watching TV last night tuned into RTÉ Leaders' Debate

And here’s what you were searching on Google while watching the debate…

From TheJournal.ie The Co Sligo village where self-help is the path to growth My Hometown This post contains videos

The Co Sligo village where self-help is the path to growth

Órla Ryan finds some traces of recovery in a rural area long used to battling on by itself.

# general-election - Monday 15 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie These homeless 'shelter pods' popped up overnight in Dublin Homelessness

These homeless 'shelter pods' popped up overnight in Dublin

A group of “friends and concerned citizens” constructed the boxes to highlight the homeless crisis ahead of the election.

From TheJournal.ie Housing crisis and hot meals: Cork still feeling the crisis My Hometown

Housing crisis and hot meals: Cork still feeling the crisis

Aoife Barry finds our second city getting a makeover – but that renovation doesn’t affect many of its citizens.

# general-election - Thursday 11 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'Home to what?': Emigrants want a say in who runs the show while they're living abroad Opinion

'Home to what?': Emigrants want a say in who runs the show while they're living abroad

Barry Johnston says emigrants are exercised about having no say in the kind of country they would one day like to return to.

From TheJournal.ie This TD's election video is all kinds of AMAZING Back To The Future This post contains videos

This TD's election video is all kinds of AMAZING

“I’m never going to get up to 88 in this traffic.”

# general-election - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie IN PICTURES: Searching for votes with a Labour TD A Day In The Life

IN PICTURES: Searching for votes with a Labour TD

A glimpse into the current life of Dublin North West’s John Lyons.

# general-election - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie You risk blowing your savings on a lifetime supply of customised pens when you run for election Opinion

You risk blowing your savings on a lifetime supply of customised pens when you run for election

How much you spend on your campaign still plays a large role in determining whether you win a seat , writes Roslyn Fuller.

# general-election - Monday 8 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams has responded to Enda's comments linking IRA weapons to Friday's shooting Drumcondra Attack

Gerry Adams has responded to Enda's comments linking IRA weapons to Friday's shooting

The Continuity IRA, which has its roots in a Provisional IRA split in 1986, has claimed responsibility for the attack.

# general-election - Friday 5 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Youths cut down Labour, Fianna Fáil and Green candidate posters in Dún Laoghaire Poster Wars

Youths cut down Labour, Fianna Fáil and Green candidate posters in Dún Laoghaire

The youths said they were “cleaning up the area”.

# general-election - Thursday 4 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Ten apples for a euro and selfie-mania: Sinn Féin's somewhat subdued start GE16

Ten apples for a euro and selfie-mania: Sinn Féin's somewhat subdued start

Mary Lou McDonald and Peadar Tóibín and Eoin Ó Broin met with voters in Dublin City Centre today.