Speaking during TV3’s leader debate, Micheál Martin said Fianna Fáil will not go into Government with Sinn Féin “under any circumstances”. Video: TV3
Speaking during TV3’s leader debate, Micheál Martin said the Taoiseach had a "brass neck" to claim success in the area of health, claiming its policies and performance have been a disgrace. Video: TV3
Kerry TD and General election front runner Michael Healy-Rae was in full flight in Tralee pushing Harry McGee just to keep up. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Micheál Martin has critised Sinn Féin for their commitment to abolish the Special Criminal Court in the election campaign.
Social Democrats campaign video 'Backing Local Business'. Video: Social Democrats
Renua Ireland release a video highlighting what they say is a repeated refusal by the Taoiseach to rule out including Michael Lowry TD in the next government. Video: Renua Ireland
The lifespan of some political manifesto falls somewhere between a sickly green-fly and a bar mat. Can politicians believe in it? And why do its promises disintegrate so quickly?
President Michael D Higgins dissolves the 31st Dáil and a three-week general election campaign begins. Here are a few of the highlights from the first week.
Harry McGee on the campaign trail in Green Hills, Dublin, with Fianna Fáil General Election Candidate, John Lahart. Video: Alan Betson
Sinn Féin TD and party vice president Mary Lou McDonald on the hustings on O'Connell and Moore Streets in the heart of her constituency, Dublin Central. Video: Bryan O'Brien
The phrase ’fiscal space’ is being used a lot these days by politicians, economists and media commentators. We asked some members of the public if they knew what it meant. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Harry McGee reports from the Green Party headquarters in Dublin as they launch their general election campaign. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Stephen Collins, Political Editor of The Irish Times examines the main results of the new Irish Times Ipsos MRBI poll which shows Fine Gael have dropped two points since last November, while Fianna Fáil have gained two points. Video: Bryan O’Brien
Mr Kenny announced his intention to seek the dissolution of the Dáil in a brief Oireachtas address, followed by a date announcement on Twitter and a visit to Áras An Uachtaráin.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD has visited at Áras an Uachtaráin to advise President Michael D. Higgins to dissolve the 31st Dáil. Video: Bryan O’Brien
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny releases a video asking for public support as he confirms a general election.
President Michael D Higgins has questioned the emphasis being placed on tax cuts by political parties during an interview with Patsy McGarry on the eve of the general election campaign. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Michael Healy-Rae TD releases a single encouraging people to vote for him in the forthcoming general election. Video: Michael Healy-Rae TD
This election is set to take off like an X Factor final with every bum note vined, tweeted and down voted until the next misstep shimmers into the spotlight. But do any of these thumbs up matter?
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