General Election 2020: Coverage on Irishtimes.com

Daily live blog, podcast and fact checking aim to keep readers and subscribers thoroughly informed

Taioseach Leo Varadkar and  Green Party candidate Roderic O’Gorman  on election posters in Castleknock, Dublin.  Photograph: Damien Eagers/PA Wire

Taioseach Leo Varadkar and Green Party candidate Roderic O’Gorman on election posters in Castleknock, Dublin. Photograph: Damien Eagers/PA Wire

 

The Irish Times will offer readers and subscribers extensive, thorough and impartial live coverage of the general election campaign.

Every weekday during the campaign, political correspondent Harry McGee will lead our election live blog coverage, bringing readers all the up-to-the minute latest news from the campaign trail as it happens.

Each weekday morning subscribers can receive our Inside Politics email with a summary of the morning’s coverage and a preview of the day ahead.

Our politics team including deputy political editor Fiach Kelly, Jennifer Bray and Marie O’Halloran will cover election events as they happen at the parties’ headquarters and beyond.

Irish Times writers will bring their knowledge and insight to campaign coverage across finance, economics, health, education, crime, law, the environment and social affairs, examining the pledges and manifestos of the parties, while the parties’ claims will be interrogated and judged by our Election Fact Check. We will provide explainers to help readers and subscribers make sense of the campaign, along with a detailed examination of every constituency.

Our team of correspondents and contributors will follow the campaign wherever and whenever it happens, and will spend much of the campaign on the road with candidates and voters the length and breadth of the country.

Our writers, including Jennifer O’Connell, Miriam Lord, Cliff Taylor, David McWilliams and Fintan O’Toole, will bring their unique insights to our campaign coverage, while our pollsters Ipsos MRBI will take the pulse of the voters at critical points over the campaign.

For those looking for quick yet insightful updates, our Inside Politics podcast will be published every weekday evening, dissecting the news of the day from the campaign trail.

Our readers can contribute to our coverage and express their views through letters to the editor, our subscribers through comment on irishtimes.com, and we welcome comments or suggestions to feedback@irishtimes.com.

The Irish Times aims to bring readers and subscribers the fairest, most comprehensive and most informed coverage of General Election 2020.