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#General Election

# general-election - Thursday 19 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think the Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy controversies will affect Fine Gael? This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy controversies will affect Fine Gael?

Leo Varadkar said that party members and activists around the country feel “intensely” that reputational damage has been done.

# general-election - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy have caused Fine Gael 'reputational damage' General Election This post contains videos

Varadkar says Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy have caused Fine Gael 'reputational damage'

The Taoiseach also said the homelessness crisis is “distressing” to him.

# general-election - Monday 16 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael's Paudie Coffey will not stand in next General Election Fine Gael

Fine Gael's Paudie Coffey will not stand in next General Election

The former Minister of State for Housing has been a Senator since 2016.

# general-election - Friday 13 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Jeremy Corbyn indicates early 2020 for departure date despite party pressure to quit immediately Uk General Election

Jeremy Corbyn indicates early 2020 for departure date despite party pressure to quit immediately

Corbyn won’t be leading the party into the next general election but has refused to be drawn on a date for his departure.

# general-election - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris 'not worried' amid speculation he could be next to face no confidence vote Ge 2020

Simon Harris 'not worried' amid speculation he could be next to face no confidence vote

Opposition members are understood to be considering tabling a motion of no confidence against the health minister in the new year.

# general-election - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Johnson on track to secure comfortable majority in UK general election, MRP poll suggests Uk Election

Johnson on track to secure comfortable majority in UK general election, MRP poll suggests

This polling model accurately predicted back in 2017 that Theresa May would lose her majority.

# general-election - Sunday 24 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Johnson pledges to bring Brexit deal back to Parliament next month as 'Christmas present' General Election

Johnson pledges to bring Brexit deal back to Parliament next month as 'Christmas present'

The British PM said he wants people “to enjoy their festive-season free from the seemingly unending Brexit box-set drama”.

# general-election - Thursday 14 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach drops hint that Bailey will be dropped from FG ticket ahead of crunch meeting Swing-gate

Taoiseach drops hint that Bailey will be dropped from FG ticket ahead of crunch meeting

Fine Gael members voted for a review of the Dun Laoghaire election candidates following ‘Swing-gate’.

# general-election - Sunday 10 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Spaniards are voting today amid Catalonia's separatist push and a rise of the far-right Madrid This post contains videos

Spaniards are voting today amid Catalonia's separatist push and a rise of the far-right

The poll represents the fourth general election in as many years.

# general-election - Saturday 9 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Corbyn says Johnson plans to 'sell out' the NHS to Trump - but what does that actually mean? General Election

Explainer: Corbyn says Johnson plans to 'sell out' the NHS to Trump - but what does that actually mean?

It’s a big talking point – aside from Brexit – in the UK general election campaign. But what’s it all about?

# general-election - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Tom Watson quits as deputy leader of UK Labour Party Labour Pains

Tom Watson quits as deputy leader of UK Labour Party

“The decision is personal, not political,” Watson said in a shock announcement.

From TheJournal.ie Rough start for Tory campaign: A controversial video, a resignation and Grenfell outrage General Election

Rough start for Tory campaign: A controversial video, a resignation and Grenfell outrage

The campaign will focus on ‘getting Brexit done’, but the party has some internal issues to sort out first.

# general-election - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Northern Ireland’s police chief appeals for calm during upcoming UK general election Intimidation

Northern Ireland’s police chief appeals for calm during upcoming UK general election

His comments come as officers continue to investigate telephone threats made to Ulster Unionist Party.

# general-election - Sunday 3 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Nigel Farage says he will not stand as MP in upcoming UK general election Election

Nigel Farage says he will not stand as MP in upcoming UK general election

Farage is heading up his new Brexit Party into its first general election.

# general-election - Saturday 2 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm not backwards': How the DUP hopes to inspire a new generation of unionists Northern Ireland

'I'm not backwards': How the DUP hopes to inspire a new generation of unionists

The party has traditionally struggled to appeal to young voters.

From TheJournal.ie Four nations, 650 seats and one elephant in the room: What to expect from the UK election? And They're Off

Four nations, 650 seats and one elephant in the room: What to expect from the UK election?

Brexit, Brexit, Brexit, but what else do we need to know?

# general-election - Friday 1 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Johnson rejects Trump’s advice to form pact with Farage General Election This post contains videos

Johnson rejects Trump’s advice to form pact with Farage

The British prime minister also said “it’s a matter of deep regret” the 31 October Brexit deadline was missed.

# general-election - Thursday 31 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Maria Bailey's spot on Fine Gael election ticket in jeopardy after crunch constituency meeting No Confidence

Maria Bailey's spot on Fine Gael election ticket in jeopardy after crunch constituency meeting

A large number of the party’s members took the secret ballot in a Dun Laoghaire hotel this evening.

# general-election - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't think it's the right thing for the country': Taoiseach rules out pre-Christmas general election Ge2020

'I don't think it's the right thing for the country': Taoiseach rules out pre-Christmas general election

Speculation has been mounting in recent days about when the Irish public will go to the polls.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's time to stuff the turkey': UK front pages react to decision to hold general election Front Pages

'It's time to stuff the turkey': UK front pages react to decision to hold general election

The British public will go the polls on Thursday 12 December.

# general-election - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie MPs vote to hold general election in the UK on 12 December General Election

MPs vote to hold general election in the UK on 12 December

With Brexit still on the horizon, the British public will go to the polls.

# general-election - Thursday 24 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson will ask MPs to back 12 December election if EU agrees to Brexit extension Brexit

Boris Johnson will ask MPs to back 12 December election if EU agrees to Brexit extension

This comes as the EU is expected to formally announce its decision on an extension tomorrow.

# general-election - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Justin Trudeau narrowly wins Canadian election Liberal Party

Justin Trudeau narrowly wins Canadian election

The prime minister will likely lead a minority government.

# general-election - Monday 21 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Trudeau on the brink as Canada goes to the polls in tight election Too Close To Call

Trudeau on the brink as Canada goes to the polls in tight election

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau risks losing his majority in what’s expected to be one of Canada’s closest elections ever.

# 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.