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Labour’s Pat Rabbitte canvassing in a Dublin shoe shop during the 2011 general election. A  9 per cent support level in Dublin would see Labour’s seat tally tumble into low single figures in the next general election. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Dublin is an electoral roulette wheel. Nowhere else in the country can a party’s fortunes vary so dramatically. A bonanza of seats in one election can(...)

The standard response of a national politician to an adverse opinion poll finding invariably involves doublethink. Publicly they’ll be chanting cliche(...)

 Even among Labour supporters, there are figures that will raise concerns. Some 44 per cent of Labour supporters in this poll express dissatisfaction with Eamon Gilmore’s leadership, compared to 40 per cent who express dissatisfaction. Photograph: Alan Betson

There is absolutely no doubt about the figure that stands out in the latest Irish Times/Ipsos mrbi opinion poll like a sore thumb.It is the 6 per cent(...)

Independents such as Lucinda Creighton do not speak with one voice but represent ideas the mainstream parties have not developed, says Damian Loscher of Ipsos MRBI.

The latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll puts Fine Gael back in front on 26 per cent, a gain of two points since June.Bunched behind Fine Gael are Sinn (...)

Election emigration: overseas citizens might be affected by decisions made about social welfare, education, taxation, immigration, broadcasting and consular protection, even if they plan never to move back. Photograph:  Jens Schlueter/Getty Images

At a meeting hosted by the London Irish Lawyers Association to debate the future of Seanad Éireann, about 80 Irish people are packing out the National(...)

Conservative allies of Germany’s Angela Merkel said yesterday they might agree to raise taxes to help lure the defeated centre-left Social Democrats into a coalition

Conservative allies of Germany’s Angela Merkel said yesterday they might agree to raise taxes to help lure the defeated centre-left Social Democrats i(...)

Merkel’s moment
  • Europe
  • September 23, 2013, 01:04

Angela Merkel’s triumph in yesterday’s federal election, which last night saw her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and their Bavarian sister party the(...)

Elderly supporters hold placards backing German chancellor and conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leader Angela Merkel, at a CDU election campaign rally in Magdeburg yesterday. Merkel is seeking a third term in a parliamentary election on September 22nd. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

With four days to go, Germany’s federal election is going down to the wire. Latest polls put Dr Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) three points short (...)

Fugitive US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden is in the running for a European human rights prize whose past winners include Nelson Mandela and Myan(...)

Posters of lead candidiate of the German Free Democrats (FDP) Rainer Bruederle at FDP party headquarters  in Berlin, Germany. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

German chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling Christian Democrats (CDU) have warned supporters against switching allegiance to their ailing junior coalitio(...)

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