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#General Election

# general-election - Thursday 4 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Garda stations were jammed with students registering to vote yesterday It's On

Garda stations were jammed with students registering to vote yesterday

Eligible voters have less than a week left to sign up.

From TheJournal.ie A new poll shows that no one is going to win this election Hung Dáil

A new poll shows that no one is going to win this election

A hung Dáil could be on the cards.

From TheJournal.ie The primitive power of election posters cannot be underestimated Opinion

The primitive power of election posters cannot be underestimated

With the power of social media, one might wonder if there is a better way for election candidates to communicate directly with voters, writes Jason O’Sullivan.

# general-election - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie On the eve of election, government ploughs €10 million into making sure estates are looked after Taking In Charge

On the eve of election, government ploughs €10 million into making sure estates are looked after

The money will be used to streamline the ‘taking in charge’ process.

From TheJournal.ie The eight things you need to know to be ready for this general election It's On

The eight things you need to know to be ready for this general election

Who runs the country now? How do you vote? And how can you check if you’re registered?

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Who will you vote for in the general election? GE16 This post contains a poll

# general-election - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Michael Healy-Rae releases election music video No Time For Tae

Michael Healy-Rae releases election music video

“Flat to the mat with his black cap”.

# general-election - Monday 1 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Wicklow village convinces politicians to keep the place a poster-free zone during the election Not In Our Town

Wicklow village convinces politicians to keep the place a poster-free zone during the election

Glenealy Tidy Towns say they are delighted with the result.

From TheJournal.ie 6 sure-fire signs that it's election time in Ireland Sponsored By Newstalk

6 sure-fire signs that it's election time in Ireland

Brace yourself. Canvassers are coming.

# general-election - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil candidate says trailer was stolen and left on road with continuous white line Driving Hazard

Fianna Fáil candidate says trailer was stolen and left on road with continuous white line

“I or my team would never intentionally cause a hazard on the road in order to gain support.”

# general-election - Monday 18 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'Completely different': Peter Mathews says he's not copying Fine Gael colours Poster Boy

'Completely different': Peter Mathews says he's not copying Fine Gael colours

“Anyone with an eye for art will see.”

# general-election - Saturday 16 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 8 things we learned at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis Election 2016

8 things we learned at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Everything from why Richie Kavanagh was there to how the party will arrange for an independent watchdog to keep them in line.

# general-election - Thursday 14 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Don't know who to vote for? 'Tinder for politics' will help Smartvote This post contains videos

Don't know who to vote for? 'Tinder for politics' will help

A new website links voters with candidates who have similar views.

# general-election - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Blow for the Social Democrats as councillor withdraws from election He's Out

Blow for the Social Democrats as councillor withdraws from election

Longford councillor Gerry Warnock cited “family and professional obligations” as the reason.

# general-election - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie An election is around the corner, but will Enda be Taoiseach again? State Of The Nation

An election is around the corner, but will Enda be Taoiseach again?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# general-election - Saturday 19 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Support for Fine Gael and Labour has now risen above 40% GE16

Support for Fine Gael and Labour has now risen above 40%

Sinn Féin have also fared well in the latest opinion poll.

# general-election - Sunday 13 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Renua candidate steps down after labelling Vatican 'the Antichrist' Renua

Renua candidate steps down after labelling Vatican 'the Antichrist'

Mary Smyth also reportedly said the Vatican was “corrupt” and “riddled with gay sex”.

From TheJournal.ie If Enda was thinking election this massive poll boost for Fine Gael might just convince him In A Pear Tree

If Enda was thinking election this massive poll boost for Fine Gael might just convince him

Combined support for the government parties is almost at 40%

# general-election - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin now insists coalition with Fianna Fáil is 'extremely unlikely' Care To Dance?

Sinn Féin now insists coalition with Fianna Fáil is 'extremely unlikely'

Party leader Gerry Adams was more coy earlier, saying he’s only ruling out “larger conservative parties”.

# general-election - Monday 23 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Planning to vote in the general election? You've only two days left to register Election 2016

Planning to vote in the general election? You've only two days left to register

A quick guide to voter registration.

# general-election - Thursday 22 October, 2015

From TheJournal.ie This Fine Gael TD is adamant Enda should let him defend his seat Not Perry Happy

This Fine Gael TD is adamant Enda should let him defend his seat

Fine Gael deputy John Perry says Taoiseach Enda Kenny told him he could defend his seat.

# general-election - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny is about to contest his 12th general election GE16

Enda Kenny is about to contest his 12th general election

The Taoiseach, needless to say, had little trouble getting his name on the ticket for the Mayo constituency.

# general-election - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

From TheJournal.ie What do people in Dublin think of Budget 2016? Budget 2016

What do people in Dublin think of Budget 2016?

We got reaction on the streets.

# general-election - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Richard Bruton left a running mate off his leaflets - but she's more disappointed than annoyed Leaflet Drop

Richard Bruton left a running mate off his leaflets - but she's more disappointed than annoyed

“It’s small beer, but it does happen. There’s no point in making a row about it.”

# general-election - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

From TheJournal.ie This is the new ballot paper you'll be using at the next election Vote Early Vote Often

This is the new ballot paper you'll be using at the next election

The government has agreed to a redesign in order to make the papers more user-friendly.

# general-election - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

From TheJournal.ie 'A complete joke': People aren't happy that Mary Hanafin has been added in Dún Laoghaire Fianna Fáil

'A complete joke': People aren't happy that Mary Hanafin has been added in Dún Laoghaire

The former minister has been controversially added in Dún Laoghaire

# general-election - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Voters are having none of Micheál Martin's denials about possible coalition partners CB Live

Voters are having none of Micheál Martin's denials about possible coalition partners

A new poll shows that six out of 10 people don’t believe the Fianna Fáil leader.

# general-election - Thursday 17 September, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Everything you need to know about Ireland's next new political party Taking To The Stage

Everything you need to know about Ireland's next new political party

“I’m not a professional politician. I’m an average plonker that’s trying to do his best.”

# general-election - Friday 11 September, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny wants five more years. After that? 'God knows' The Long(ish) Haul

Enda Kenny wants five more years. After that? 'God knows'

The Fine Gael leader is gearing up to lead the country once more.

# general-election - Sunday 6 September, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Who will you give your second preference vote to in the next general election? Poll This post contains a poll

# general-election - Friday 4 September, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Labour senator turned Soc Dem takes aim at 'cynical' Leinster House Soc It To Dem

Labour senator turned Soc Dem takes aim at 'cynical' Leinster House

He was speaking at today’s unveiling of the party’s five new general election candidates.

# general-election - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Conor Lenihan is Fianna Fáil's latest comeback kid Back To The Future

Conor Lenihan is Fianna Fáil's latest comeback kid

The former junior minister has been approached about running in Roscommon.

# general-election - Monday 24 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie This magazine questioned whether two female politicians were good looking enough to be leaders Disturbingly Sexy

This magazine questioned whether two female politicians were good looking enough to be leaders

The piece also said one of the reasons for Margaret Thatcher’s victory in 1975 was that lots of Tory backbenchers fancied her…

From TheJournal.ie Here's the real story behind those Labour ads you might have seen lately Labour-tising

Here's the real story behind those Labour ads you might have seen lately

Just how ordinary are the ordinary people featured in the 30-second videos you might have seen in your feed?

# general-election - Friday 14 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The next general election? You should trust the bookies a lot more than the opinion polls... Opinion

The next general election? You should trust the bookies a lot more than the opinion polls...

The polls got things badly wrong prior to the UK general election, and this is a trend that’s set to continue argues John Byrne.

# general-election - Saturday 8 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Could we be about to get ANOTHER new political group? Left Power

Could we be about to get ANOTHER new political group?

The Anti-Austerity Alliance is in talks with People Before Profit.

# general-election - Sunday 26 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Should we limit the number of election posters candidates can have? Going Postal This post contains a poll

Should we limit the number of election posters candidates can have?

One Senator thinks 400 is plenty, but not everyone agrees.

# general-election - Friday 24 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny warns voters not to choose 'political freakshow' of the Opposition Careful Now
From TheJournal.ie Irish politics explained through Game of Thrones Opinion

Irish politics explained through Game of Thrones

Just like securing thrones in the HBO series, Irish elections are more about fending off contenders than truly winning popular support.

# general-election - Saturday 11 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Alan Kelly reveals death threats against his family but says Irish Water was not a mistake D'Telly

Alan Kelly reveals death threats against his family but says Irish Water was not a mistake

The Minister for the Environment appeared on Saturday Night with Miriam.