Election 2016

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 Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Mr Kenny has said that his focus when calling a general election will be on whether the Coalition has completed their programme for government. File  photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said his focus when calling a general election will be on whether Fine Gael and Labour have completed their programme for gov(...)

Tánaiste and  Labour Leader Joan Burton at the launch of the #TalkToJoan campaign

The Labour Party has launched a campaign called #TalkToJoan, an online initiative it says is aimed at engaging with party members and the general publ(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton:  “I just do not see the space for an election.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government will run its full five-year term and not call an early general election in November this year, Tánaiste Joan Burton has said. Ms Burto(...)

‘David Fitzgerald (above) is  proving to be a strong candidate. Many objective observers who have visited Carlow-Kilkenny in recent weeks speak of his positive disposition which is connecting with voters.’ Above,  Fitzgerald,   celebrates as it’s announced in Dublin  that Kilkenny City is winner of the SuperValu TidyTowns competition,  last year. He was there in his capacity as Chairman of the Kilkenny Town Tidy Towns Committee. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Any assessment of the potential outcomes for the forthcoming Carlow-Kilkenny byelection has to start with the reality that in the last general elec(...)

Michael Noonan is usually more Morecambe to Brendan Howlin’s Wise. But the days when Fine Gael’s finance spokesman used to electrify the Dáil with witty banter are long gone. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government has hit on an amazing new strategy for winning the election. Step one is to build up expectations for months about a mega new announ(...)

Mayo TD Dara Calleary said some 3,000 members are expected to attend the RDS in Dublin for the Fianna Fáil ard fheis this weekend.

Increasing the minimum wage and boosting the number of gardaí are among the resolutions going before the Fianna Fáil ard fheis later this week. Launch(...)

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