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  1. Deputy Jim Daly and Senator Tim Lombard were selected as the Fine Gael candidates at the party’s selection convention, which took place in Dunmanway on 27th July 2018. In September 2019, however, Jim Daly announced that he would not be contesting the election, as reported in The Southern Star (20th September 2019). On 18th December 2019 it was confirmed that Skibbereen-based, Cllr. Karen Coakley, was being added to the Fine Gael ticket for Cork South-West by the Fine Gael National Executive, as reported on the Southern Star website (20th December 2019). 
  2. 26 of these are Aontú candidates (9 (34.6%) female candidates, 17 (65.4%) male candidate) – 26 (out of 39) selection conventions completed
  3. As reported on the Shannonside Radio website (18th October 2019), Julie O’Donoghue will be the Green Party candidate in this constituency.

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  1. An article in Donegal Democrat (1st November 2018) indicated that it was the intention of non-party Dáil deputy, Thomas Pringle, to contest the next general election.
  2. ated candidates on the Returning Officer’s webpage.) The Wicklow News website (21st January 2020) has noted that Valerie Cox will also be an independent candidate contesting the Wicklow constituency. 
  3. The Ocean FM website (8th January 2020) reported in early 2020 that James Conway was the “latest Independent” to enter the electoral race in Sligo-Leitrim. As noted on the Ocean FM website (20th January 2020), Sean Wynne announced his intention to contest Sligo-Leitrim as an independent candidate on 20th January 2020. 
  4. Some in Fianna Fáil were reported to favour going into coalition with Sinn Féin over renewing an arrangement with Fine Gael. Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald announced her intention to try to form a coalition government without either Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil. However, she did not rule out a coalition with either party.[87] After the results came in on 10–11 February, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar continued to rule out a Fine Gael coalition with Sinn Féin, while Micheál Martin changed tack and left open the possibility of a Fianna Fáil–Sinn Féin coalition or a "grand coalition" with Fine Gael.[88] On 12 February, Varadkar conceded that Fine Gael would likely go into opposition. Varadkar argued that since Sinn Féin finished with the highest vote, it had the responsibility to build a coalition that allows it to keep its campaign promises, and that Fine Gael was "willing to step back" to allow Sinn Féin to do so.[89]
  5. 1 of these is an Irish Democratic Party candidate (0 (0.0%) female candidates, 1 (100.0%) male candidate) – 1 (out of 39) selection conventions completed
  6. Deputy Mick Barry was selected as the Solidarity general election candidate for this constituency at a selection convention on 6th July 2018.

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Sinn Féin topped the first preference poll in Saturday's Irish general election, but its 37 seats is one fewer than Fianna Fáil.Former County Councillor Seamus Browne was selected as the Sinn Féin candidate at a selection convention in Abbeyfeale on 12th December 2017, as reported by the Limerick Leader (16th December 2017). The Limerick Leader (14th January 2020) reports that a reconvened Sinn Féin selection convention is to be held on 17th January 2020 and the only candidate to contest this will be former County Councillor, Séighin Ó Ceallaigh, meaning that Seamus Browne will not now be the party candidate. The 2020 Irish general election took place on Saturday 8 February, to elect the 33rd Dáil Éireann, the lower house of Ireland's parliament. All but one of the 160 seats were contested, with the Ceann Comhairle (speaker) being returned automatically. The members, Teachtaí Dála (TDs), were elected by single transferable vote from all of the multi-member constituencies Joe Campbell was selected as the Aontú candidate here, but subsequently withdrew from the contest. Martin Ward, the former Mayor of Tuam, was selected as party candidate, instead, on 17th January 2020.

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  2. At the start of the general election campaign (15th January 2020) it was confirmed that Theresa O’Donohue would be the People Before Profit candidate in Clare, as reported on the Clare Echo website (15th January 2020) and by the Clare FM website (15th January 2020). Although officially listed an an independent candidate, David Barrett will be contesting the election as a member of the Moderate Party, as noted on the Clare FM website (22nd January 2020). 
  3. Ireland after the general election: Sinn Féin's day is yet to come . Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald. Rainer Hachfeld. 16 February 2020 - VoxEurop. Despite its election victory, left republican party Sinn Féin is unlikely to lead the next Irish government. The British government will be breathing a sigh of relief. Jason Walsh.
  4. As reported by the Northern Sound website (5th March 2018), it was confirmed that Emmett Smith will contest this constituency for the People Before Profit Alliance. 
  5. Ireland's left-wing republican party Sinn Fein apparently topped the polls in the country's general election, winning 24.5% of the vote and beating centrist parties. In a surprise outcome, Sinn Fein had 29 seats after the first day of counting Sunday. The result marked Sinn Fein's best performance ever in an Irish general election
  6. s (Fine Gael), Cllr. Damien Geoghegan (Fine Gael), Deputy Mary Butler (Fianna Fáil), Cllr. Eddie Mulligan (Fianna Fáil), Deputy David Cullinane (Sinn Féin), Cllr. John Pratt (Labour Party), Una Dunphy (People Before Profit), Cllr. Marc Ó Cathasaigh (Green Party), Ronan Cleary (Aontú), Cllr. Matt Shanahan (Independent), Bernadette Philips (Independent).

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Cllr. Mark Wall was selected as the Labour Party candidate to contest this constituency on 10th September 2017.As reported on the TraleeToday.ie website (29th October 2019), Cleo Murphy will be the Green Party candidate in this constituency.  You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out /  Change ) Sinn Féin have also stated an intention to form a broad left coalition; combined, left-leaning parties have 67 seats (37 Sinn Féin, 12 Green, 6 Labour, 6 Social Democrats, 5 Solidarity–PBP, and 1 Independents 4 Change), but other parties of the left have raised doubts about such a prospect. In addition, Sinn Féin would need the support of at least 13 independents (out of 19 total) to form a government.[88][90] Deputy Richard Bruton was selected as a Fine Gael candidate for this constituency at a constituency meeting in mid-June 2018. On 23rd July 2018, it was announced that Senator Catherine Noone had been added as a candidate to the Fine Gael ticket for Dublin Bay North by the Fine Gael Executive Council.

Deputy Kathleen Funchion was selected as the Sinn Féin candidate at a selection convention, which was held on 14th December 2017.Roisin Shortall was selected to be the Social Democrats candidate for the next general election at a convention on 27th July 2016. This convention was not contested. As reported on the Tipperary Live website (19th December 2019), 23-year-old Rob O’Donnell was selected as the Green Party candidate for Tipperary in December 2019.Deputies Eoghan Murphy and Kate O’Connell were selected as the Fine Gael candidates for this constituency at a selection convention on 29th November 2017. I tried to compare the general election numbers & the 2019 local election's. Those numbers would put SF at 255 local councillors, with FG at 203 and FF at 222. Not much change for the other parties except for Labour (only 23 councillors left, less than Soc-Dems at 24 and Greens at 51), and less independents

The next General election is 2010. I found this information in my blue constituion book. I am a girl that is studying for a test and didn't feel like looking it up in my book but then i had to. Violet-Anne Wynne was nominated by Sinn Féin to contest the Clare Constituency at a convention held in the West County Hotel on 18th January.Deputy Simon Coveney and Senator Jerry Buttimer were selected as the Fine Gael candidates for this constituency at a selection convention on 29th November 2017.

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The Tipperary Live website (22nd January 2020) includes Malrese Skehan among the list of independents contesting Tipperary.As reported on the Highland Radio website (4th February 2019), Peter Casey has announced his intention to contest this constituency as an independent candidate.  WITH the US presidential election getting closer, we take a look at the latest odds on who could be the next to take up the White House. Here's what we know. When is the US presidential elec

Meath West (3 seats): Deputy Damien English (Fine Gael), Cllr. Sarah Reilly (Fine Gael), Cllr. Noel French (Fine Gael), Deputy Shane Cassells (Fianna Fáil), Cllr. Johnny Guirke (Sinn Féin), Cllr. Ronan Moore (Social Democrats), Seamus McMenamin (Green Party), Deputy Peadar Tóibín (Aontú), John Malone (Renua).Roscommon-Galway (3 seats): Cllr. Aisling Dolan (Fine Gael), Deputy Eugene Murphy (Fianna Fáil), Cllr. Orla Leyden (Fianna Fáil), Claire Kerrane (Sinn Féin), Julie O’Donoghue (Green Party), Kenny Tynan (People Before Profit), James Hope (Aontú), Paul Hanley (National Party), Deputy Denis Naughten (Independent), Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice (Independent), Thomas D Fallon (Independent).After Mark Dearey retired from Louth County Council ahead of the 2019 Local Elections, some had expected that he would also not be contest the general election. However, as reported on the Talk of the Town (10th January 2020) website, he confirmed in January 2020 that he had been selected by the Green Party to contest the Louth constituency. Fianna Fáil has won the most seats in the Irish general election just one ahead of Sinn Féin, who recorded a historic result. Sinn Féin's haul of 37 seats is an amp video_youtube Feb 10. The process of forming the next Irish government gets underway after the final general election results were confirmed. amp video_youtube Feb 11 We also asked adults in Ireland on their expectations for the UK General Election and the impact on Ireland. Voting intentions in Ireland 84% of all adults in Ireland plan to vote in the next Irish General Election, with lowest plans for voting amongst 18 to 34 year old's with only 65% planning to vote compared to 93% of 55+ voters

Ideologies: Social democracy, pro-Europeanism, democratic socialism. Dedicated to “a real living wage for workers; radical change to housing policy; a just transition to a low carbon economy; an end to health inequality; every child to have a fair start in life."Adrian , In regard to Sinn Féin Clare Councillor Mike McKee passed away at the end of November 2019 RIP.. There has been no convention in Clare yet The unprecedented General Election result has thrown up many questions. Here are the answers to some of the most pressing. - Sinn Fein is the most popular party but won't win the most seats Ireland: Leo Varadkar sets date for 2020 general election We have a deal on Brexit and in Northern Ireland, says Irish PM Leo Varadkar, as a date for a general election is set. Fill 2 Copy 1 Cork North-West (3 seats): Deputy Michael Creed (Fine Gael), Cllr. John Paul O’Shea (Fine Gael), Deputy Michael Moynihan (Fianna Fáil), Deputy Aindrias Moynihan (Fianna Fáil), Colette Finn (Green Party), Ciarán McCarthy (Social Democrats), Becky Kealy (Aontú), Tara Nic Domhnaill (Irish Freedom Party), Sean O’Leary (Independent). 

Anne-Marie McNally was selected as the Social Democrats candidate for the Dublin Mid West constituency at a selection convention in Lucan on 10th July 2017. This convention was not contested. On 14th January 2020, however, she announced that she was withdrawing from the contest. As reported by The Connaught Telegraph (6th November 2017), Enda Kenny has announced that he will not be contesting the next general election in Mayo. The Fine Gael selection convention took place at The Royal Theatre in Castlebar on 25th March 2018. This was contested by Deputy Michael Ring, Senator Michelle Mulherin, Cllr. Patsy O’Brien and Alan Dillon. Michael Ring, Michelle Mulherin and Alan Dillon were selected to contest the election in Mayo for Fine Gael at this convention. The Mayo News (27th March 2018) reports that unofficial first count figures for this convention put Michelle Mulherin on 256 votes, Michael Ring on 254 votes, Alan Dillon on 193 votes and Patsy O’Brien on 140 votes, with Dillon winning 33 of the Mulherin surplus votes on the next count to assure him of his place on the three-candidate Fine Gael ticket. Ahead of the Labour Party selection convention, which took place in the Mullingar Park Hotel on 5th July 2018, it was announced that Deputy Willie Penrose would not be contesting the next general election, as reported in the Westmeath Independent (5th July 2018). Alan Mangan, a former Westmeath footballer, was the only person to contest this and was subsequently selected as the Labour Party candidate for Longford-Westmeath. The number of candidates selected by parties and political groupings (to date)/number of independents who have signaled their intention to contest the next general election are also outlined here, with web links to the official website candidate pages to be provided for these parties/groups in cases where these exist (see the bottom of this page)

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The Dáil must be dissolved and a general election held at least every five years. A Seanad election takes place up to 90 days after Dáil Éireann has dissolved. Irish elections use the proportional representation system. Find out more about voting in Ireland in our Visit & Learn section. Get full details from the Department of Housing. Deputy Sean Crowe was selected as the Sinn Féin candidate for this constituency at a selection convention on 18th December 2017.On 3 February 2020, the returning officer for Tipperary cancelled the writ of election there, as required by Section 62 of the Electoral Act 1992, after the death of candidate Marese Skehan.[40] However, the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government formed a view that the 1992 provision breached the constitutional requirement that elections take place within 30 days of a Dáil dissolution, so on 5 February he issued a Special Difficulty Order allowing the election to proceed on the same date as other constituencies.[41][42][43] Skehan's name remained on the ballot paper.[44][45] Latest 2020 General Election Polls. It would seem that most Republican governors want to reopen their states and that most Democratic governors want to keep their states locked down The Sinn Féin President, Mary Lou McDonald, has held talks with the Green Party and People Before Profit about forming a new Irish government.

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The 2020 general election in Ireland has interrupted the country's political equilibrium. New political forces, agendas and voices are now set to be part of the next Irish government. This will require some adjustment and perhaps a degree of re-orientation, but political, institutional and other factors will ensure that key features and. On 27 January, RTÉ published an article explaining its rationale as to whom it invited to appear in televised leadership debates.[62] Aontú announced that it would seek a High Court injunction in order to prevent the broadcast of the leaders' debate scheduled for the same day but later in the day they announced that they would not proceed with the action.[63]

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Deputy Jan O’Sullivan was selected as the Labour Party candidate at a selection convention on 30th November 2017.Sadly, Marese Skehan passed away on 3rd February 2020. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam. Initially the Tipperary Returning Officer announced that voting in Tipperary would be postponed in line with the provisions of electoral acts, but a subsequent decision by the Attorney General and the Department of Local Government was made to allow voting to take place in Tipperary on February 8th. This means that Ms. Skehan’s name will still remain on the ballot paper.  

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  1. Email Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Addthis Comments Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald. RollingNews Ireland's General Election 2020 will be held on February 8 - here is a breakdown of the political parties at play
  2. Dublin Mid-West (4 seats): Cllr. Emer Higgins (Fine Gael), Cllr. Vicki Casserly (Fine Gael), Deputy John Curran (Fianna Fáil), Catriona McClean (Fianna Fail), Deputy Eoin Ó Broin (Sinn Féin), Deputy Mark Ward (Sinn Féin), Cllr. Joanna Tuffy (Labour Party), Deputy Gino Kenny (People Before Profit), Cllr. Peter Kavanagh (Green Party), David Gardiner (Workers Party), Cllr. Francis Timmons (Independent), Cllr. Paul Gogarty (Independent).
  3. Carly Bailey was selected to contest Dublin South-West for the Social Democrats at a party selection convention on 28th May 2018.
  4. Pathway to the Irish General Election 2018 . Brown O'Connor. August 11, 2017. The Sunday Independent had some great info last weekend on the moves towards a General Election in the south in early 2018 - here's the skinny: Fine Gael is preparing for a general election as early as next spring
  5. ation of candidates closed on Wednesday, 22 January. A record number of women were no
  6. On 12th January 2020 Cllr. Mary Linehan-Foley announced that she would be contesting the general election as an Independent candidate.
  7. Irish election deadlock as exit poll shows Fine Gael and Fianna Fail neck and neck with challengers Sinn Fein with all three on 22%. The country is having its first Saturday General Election for.

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Looking at this poll, Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI Poll | The Irish Times , I'm surprised how well Sinn Fein are doing. I suspect that around the 20% mark is their absolute maximum because the Irish Republic is a very conservative nation and Sinn Fein a.. As reported on the Northern Sound (9th March 2018) website, a selection convention was held on Friday 9th March to selected a Monaghan-based candidate for Fianna Fáil. Three candidates had been nominated ahead of this convention – Senator Robbie Gallagher, Cllr. Seamus Coyle and Mike Durkan – but Semaus Coyle withdrew ahead of the convention. This convention subsequently nominated Robbie Gallagher to contest the general election, as reported on the Northern Sound website (10th March). Deputies Brendan Smith and Niamh Smyth were selected as the Cavan-based Fianna Fáil candidates at a selection convention at the Hotel Kilmore on 28th June 2018, as reported on the Northern Sound website (29th June 2018). The Anglo-Celt (25th July 2018) subsequently reported on speculation that Cavan footballer, Seanie Johnston, could be added as a third Fine Gael candidate here.

 According to the Shannonside News website (8th February 2018), five candidates have been nominated to contest the Fianna Fáil selection convention, including Deputies Eamon Scanlon and Marc McSharry. The other nominees are Leitrim-based Cllr. Paddy O’Rourke and and Shane Ellis (son of former Dáil deputy, John Ellis) and Roscommon-based Cllr. Rachel Doherty. The Leitrim Observer (18th April 2018), however, later reported that Paddy O’Rourke had decided not to contest the convention due to the impact of the boundary change (involving the loss of the West Cavan area) on his potential vote. The Ocean FM (18th April 2018) website also reported that Rachel Doherty would not be contesting the convention and noted that this meant that there would be no vote required at the selection convention at the Bush Hotel in Carrick-on-Shannon on 27th April 2018. This would mean that Eamon Scanlon, Marc McSharry and Shane Ellis would be selected as the party candidates, as indeed transpired to be the case.To secure a majority, a government would need the support of at least 80 TDs. Any government would therefore need the support of more than two parties or a large group of Independent TDs, or a formal confidence and supply arrangement with another party that would agree to abstain on votes of confidence and the budget. Former City Councillor, Andrew Keegan, was selected as the People Before Profit candidate in this constituency. This selection convention took place in November 2017. The University Times (12th January 2020) website notes that Conor Reddy will be a People Before Profit candidate in this constituency and Andrew Keegan will now not be contesting Dublin North-West.  

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Opinion polls on voting intentions were conducted regularly. Polls were published on an approximately monthly basis by The Sunday Business Post (which uses the Red C polling company) and The Sunday Times (which used the Behaviour and Attitudes polling company for all of its polls since 2016 until its final poll prior to the election, for which it used Panelbase). Cllr. Andrew Montague was selected as the Labour Party candidate for the Dublin North-West constituency at a selection convention on 18th April 2017. This convention was not contested.Sean Haughey TD was selected as the Fianna Fail candidate for the Dublin Bay North constituency at a selection convention ion 5th October 2017. This convention was not contested. An article in the Irish Times on 21st March 2018 reported that Cllr. Deirdre Heney had been recently added to the Fianna Fáil party ticket for the upcoming general election in this constituency.

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 59. Chapters: By-elections to the United Kingdom Parliament in Irish constituencies, Council elections in Ireland, Elections in Northern Ireland, Elections in the Republic of Ireland, Irish suffragists, Referendums in Ireland, University constituency, Irish. As reported in The Irish Times (27th February 2018), Cllr. John Paul O’Shea – who contested the 2016 election in Cork North-West as an Independent – has joined Fine Gael, leading to speculation that he will join Deputy Michael Creed on the party ticket at the next general election. As reported by The Corkman (14th June 2018), Michael Creed and John Paul O’Shea were the only candidates to contest the Fine Gael selection convention in the Wallis Arms in Millstreet on 8th June 2018 and were both selected as party candidates. The Fine Gael selection convention took place on 11th May 2018. Three candidates were selected; Deputy Simon Harris and Deputy Andrew Doyle, as well as Billy Timmins, a former Fine Gael Dáil deputy who had contested the 2016 election for Renua, at which he had lost his seat, before subsequently returning to the party.

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Becky Kealy was selected as the Aontú candidate for the Cork North-West constituency at a selection convention, which took place on 17th September 2019. Wicklow (5 seats): Deputy Simon Harris (Fine Gael), Deputy Andrew Doyle (Fine Gael), Billy Timmins (Fine Gael), Deputy Pat Casey (Fianna Fáil), Deputy Stephen Donnelly (Fianna Fáil), Deputy John Brady (Sinn Féin), Cllr. Paul O’Brien (Labour Party), Cllr. Jennifer Whitmore (Social Democrats), Sharon Briggs (People Before Profit), Cllr. Steven Matthews (Green Party), Seamus Connor (Aontu), Eileen Gunning (National Party), Cllr. Joe Behan (Independent), Cllr John Snell (Independent), Charlie Keddy (Independent), John Larkin (Independent), Valerie Cox (Independent), Tom Dunne (Independent), William King (Independent), Anthony Fitzgerald (Independent). For all of these reasons, I find it very, very difficult to envisage an Irish General Election in 2019, where Fine Gael do not win the most seats. The real question is whether Fine Gael will be able to orchestrate an election

As reported on the BalbrigganInfo webpage (15th January 2020), Cllr. Tony Murphy announced his intention to contest the general election in Dublin Fingal in January 2020.On 20th November 2017 Deputy Josepha Madigan and Senator Neale Richmond were selected as the Fine Gael candidates to contest this constituency at a selection convention in the Talbot Hotel in Stillorgan. This was not contested. Irishelection.com and Election.ie have been doing a great job of covering the run-up to the elections and they have thrown up a few music gems in the process. Labour's Alan Kelly thought his message would sound better through the medium of Cork rap , Martin Kennedy went for the cheesy Irish song. Kamal Uddin will contest Mayo for the Labour Party, as reported on the Connaught Telegraph website (22nd January 2020). 

The process of forming the next Irish government gets underway after the final general election results were confirmed. amp video_youtube Feb 11 bookmark_borde Deputy Pearse Doherty and Senator Pádraig MacLochlainn were selected as the Sinn Féin candidates for this constituency at a party convention in the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny on 4th December 2017, as reported on the Highland Radio website (4th December 2017). The Irish general election of 1989 was held on Friday, 15 June 1989, three weeks after the dissolution of the Dáil on 25 May. The newly elected 166 members of the 26th Dáil assembled at Leinster House on 29 June. However, a new Taoiseach and government were not appointed until 12 July.. The general election took place in 41 parliamentary constituencies throughout the Republic of Ireland for. As noted on the Westmeath Independent (16th January 2020), Dom Parker will be contesting this constituency as the Solidarity candidate. According to the Longford Leader (17th January 2020), Barbara Smyth will be contesting Longford-Westmeath for People Before Profit. On 16th January 2020 Deputy Maureen O’Sullivan confirmed that she would not be contesting the general election.  

A report on the Shannonside website (12th October 2017) notes that Ballinasloe-based, Cllr. Michael Connolly, has declared his intention to contest the Fianna Fail selection convention. Others to declare an intention to contest this include Deputy Eugene Murphy and South Roscommon-based, Cllr. John Keogh. Cllr. Orla Leyden has also expressed an interest in contesting this convention, as reported by the Shannonside website (16th October 2017). However, she subsequently decided not to do so and – as reported on the Shannonside Radio website (15th January 2017) – four party members have been nominated to contest this convention; Deputy Eugene Murphy and Cllrs. Michael Connolly, Sean Óg Higgins and John Keogh. This convention was scheduled to take place on 2nd February 2018 in the Abbey Hotel in Roscommon. After it was announced that there would only be one candidate selected at this, Cllr. John Keogh announced on 26th January 2018 that he was withdrawing from the contest “in deference to Deputy Eugene Murphy TD”. Michael Connolly and Seán Óg Higgins also withdrew ahead of the convention, leaving Deputy Eugene Murphy to be selected without a vote being required. As reported by the Leitrim Observer (13th January 2020), Cllr. Orla Leyden was added to the Fianna Fáil ticket in January 2020.  Following the general election in 2020 (which will be held on Saturday 8 February 2020), there will be 160 TDs serving 39 constituencies. The TD's constituency is the area that they are elected to represent. You can vote in a general election if you are: An Irish or British citizen; Aged 18 or over on the day of the election; Registered to vot

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Vote-counting in Ireland's election has finished, handing big win to Sinn Fein Republican party picked up 14 seats compared to 2016, leaving it with 37 Narrowly missed out on becoming Ireland's. As noted on the party website, Gillian Brien will be the People Before Profit candidate in the Dublin Central constituency.This post will track all candidate selections or candidate declarations, with respect to the next general election, as and when these happen (and I become aware of them!). The rule of thumb here is that I will add party candidates in most cases only after they have been officially selected to run for the party at a selection convention or by some other means of candidate selection. I try my best to find information about candidate selection conventions at the local level, but in some cases this information is hard to find and occasionally it can be some time after a convention takes place before I find this information and hence am in a position to update this page accordingly. In some cases, a candidate may have withdrawn some time before I am aware of this and hence remain on this page after they should have been excluded. This post also takes account of the fact that there will be changes to Dáil constituencies at the next general election, as the report of the 2017 Constituency Commission has now been put into law (in December 2017) by a new Electoral Act.

Journalists commented on the effects of Sinn Féin's late surge and unexpectedly high first-preference vote. John Drennan listed eleven constituencies where it might have won another seat had it run an extra candidate.[71] Marie O'Halloran observed that Sinn Féin transfers affected the outcome of 21 constituencies, favouring other left-wing parties.[72] Sean Murray noted that Solidarity–People Before Profit benefited most from Sinn Féin transfers.[73] I’m guessing there won’t be as many independents as in the past; maybe also less AntiAusterityAlliance/Solidarity i.e. Socialist Party and People Before Profit seats. The next general election will be held in 2011, November 8th. In the US, there is a general election on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November every year, even if there are are no. The Meath Chronicle (16th September 2018) has reported that Cllrs. Damien O’Reilly and Wayne Harding have been nominated to contest the Fianna Fail selection convention for Meath East. Deputy Thomas Byrne was selected as the Fianna Fáil candidate at a selection convention on 25th September 2018. Deirdre Geraghty-Smith, Niamh Reilly, Cllr. Damien O’Reilly and Cllr. Wayne Harding were also nominated to contest this convention. Niamh Reilly withdrew ahead of the convention and Deirdre Geraghty-Smith and Damien O’Reilly withdrew on the night of the convention, as only one candidate was to be selected as this, while Wayne Harding contested the selection vote. On 16th November it was announced that Deirdre Geraghty-Smith was being added as a second candidate on the Fianna Fáil ticket, as reported by the Meath Chronicle (16th November 2018).Deputy Martin Heydon was selected as the Fine Gael candidate in a selection convention at the Crookstown Inn in Ballitore on 27th November 2017.

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  1. Deputy Declan Breathnach was selected to contest the general election in Louth for Fianna Fáil at the party convention in the Ballymascanlon House Hotel on 5th February 2018, as reported on the Talk Of The Town website (6th February 2018). This convention does not seem to have been contested. This report also notes that the party will be adding a second candidate to the ticket at a later date. According to The Mid Louth Independent (13th February 2018), this convention was also contested by Cllr. Emma Coffey and Anthony Moore. As reported on the Drogheda Life website (13th July 2019), Cllr. James Byrne was added to the Fianna Fáil ticket for Louth a few weeks after the 2019 Local Elections took place.
  2. However, Fianna Fáil's Director of Elections Dara Calleary told RTÉ's Today with Sean O'Rourke that Fine Gael "have had nine years" and they have not been "listening to people".
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  4. Gerry Adams has said he intends to lead Sinn Fein into the next general election in Ireland. Amid ongoing speculation over when he will call time on his long political career, the 68-year-old Sinn.
  5. Rooted in the Irish trade union movement, its decision to enter a coalition with Fine Gael after the 2011 general election has exposed it to charges of treachery from its leftist opponents
  6. On 14 April, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael reached a coalition agreement, which includes a rotation for Taoiseach. However, they lack a majority and need to bring other parties or independents into the coalition in order to form a government.[98] The Greens required an annual 7% cut to carbon emissions, among other demands, to participate as the third part of government formation; these demands did not include Green leader Eamon Ryan participating in the Taoiseach rotation scheme, despite rumors to the contrary.[99][100][101] The Social Democrats, Aontú, and technical groups of independents also expressed varying degrees of interest in entering into government formation negotiations with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael.[102][103][104][105]

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The first leaders' debate took place on Virgin Media One on 22 January, but was restricted to Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin.[59] A further RTÉ debate was scheduled for 4 February, again on RTÉ One, and featuring only Varadkar and Martin. Mary Lou McDonald, leader of Sinn Féin, had objected to her exclusion, and Sinn Féin threatened legal action if it was excluded from this debate.[64] On 3 February, RTÉ announced that it had invited McDonald to participate in the final debate, in part due to Sinn Féin's standing in recent opinion polls, and Sinn Féin confirmed that it would accept the invitation.[65][66] FIANNA Fáil leader Micheal Martin warned that the party's strong performance across four by-elections will not change the trajectory for the next general election

Meanwhile, Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar has said the onus is on Sinn Féin to build a coalition and his party, Fine Gael, was ready for opposition.Dublin Bay North (5 seats): Deputy Richard Bruton (Fine Gael), Senator Catherine Noone (Fine Gael), Deputy Sean Haughey (Fianna Fáil), Cllr. Deirdre Heney (Fianna Fáil), Deputy Denise Mitchell (Sinn Féin), Sen. Aodhán Ó Ríordáin (Labour), Cllr. Cian O’Callaghan (Social Democrats), Cllr. David Healy (Green Party), Bernard Mulvany (People Before Profit), Michael O’Brien (Solidarity), Proinsias Ó Conaráin (Aontú), Ben Gilroy (Irish Freedom Party), Cllr. John Lyons (Independent), Brian Garrigan (Independent), Sean O’Leary (Independent), Conor Creaven (Independent), Michael Burke (Independent), Linda McEvoy (Independent). Some Dáil constituencies had a significant number of candidates contesting them on 8th February, while there were relatively smaller numbers of candidates contesting some of the other constituencies, as illustrated in the chart above. The constituency of Wicklow (20) had the largest numbers of selected/declared general candidates, just ahead of Sligo-Leitrim on 19 candidates, with Cork North-Central and Dublin Bay North just behind these constituencies (on 18 candidates), with these constituencies being followed by Dublin Central, Dublin Fingal and Dublin South-West (all on 16 candidates).The Connaught Telegraph (14th January 2020) reports that Gerry Loftus will contest Mayo as an independent candidate. The Mayo News (21st January 2020) website includes Gerry Loftus and Seán Forkin among the group of independent candidates contesting Mayo. Ideologies: Green politics, pro-Europeanism. Primarily focused on environmentalism, but also dedicated to the protection of the Irish language, lowering the voting age in Ireland to 16, a directly elected Seanad, support for universal healthcare, and a constitutional amendment which guarantees that the water of Ireland will never be privatized.

The party has appointed the Donegal TD Pearse Doherty to lead its negotiating team for the coalition talks. During the election campaign, Fianna Fáil and the incumbent ruling party, Fine Gael, both said they would not go into coalition with Sinn Féin.On 3 December 2019, a motion of no confidence in the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy proposed by Catherine Murphy for the Social Democrats was defeated, with 53 votes in favour to 56 votes against and 35 registered abstentions.[3] On 9 January 2020, Independent TD Michael Collins called for a motion of no confidence in the Minister for Health Simon Harris.[4] On 14 January, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar sought a dissolution of the Dáil which was granted by the president, with the 33rd Dáil to convene on 20 February at 12 noon.[5][6] The election was set for 8 February, which was to be the first time a general election was held on a Saturday since 1918.[7][8]

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View 2020 primary election results, interactive maps, poll information and candidate fundraising totals in each state and US territory Cllr. Darren O’Rourke was selected as the Sinn Féin party candidate at a selection convention on 30th November 2017. This was not contested.11 of these are Irish Freedom Party candidates (3 (27.3%) female candidates, 8 (72.7%) male candidates) – 11 (out of 39) selection conventions completed.)With Laois party representative, Eoin Barry, noting  on 14th January 2020 that he would not be contesting the election and that Laois Labour would instead be supporting Mark Wall’s campaign in Kildare South, it looked as if there will be no Labour candidate in Laois-Offaly at this election – the first general election in Laois-Offaly to no feature a Labour candidate in the history of the state. (Labour held a seat here for many decades between the foundation of the state and the death of Labour TD, William Davin,in 1956 – and actually won two seats in the June 1927 election.) However, as reported on the Laois Today (20th January 2020) website, on 20th January 2020 it was reported that Cllr. Noel Tuohy would be the party candidate in Laois-Offaly. Cllr. Alan Coleman is identified as one of two independent candidates to contest this constituency, along with Deputy Michael Collins, in a Southern Star (20th January 2020) article.    

Laois-Offaly (5 seats): Deputy Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy (Fine Gael), Deputy Charlie Flanagan (Fine Gael), Deputy Barry Cowen (Fianna Fáil), Deputy Sean Fleming (Fianna Fáil), Cllr. Peter Ormond (Fianna Fáil), Pauline Flanagan (Fianna Fáil), Deputy Brian Stanley (Sinn Féin), Cllr. Noel Tuohy (Labour Party), Cllr. Pippa Hackett (Green Party), Stephen Tynan (People Before Profit), Noel O’Rourke (Renua), Cllr. Ken Smollen (Irish Democratic Party), John Daly (National Party), Deputy Carol Nolan (Independent), Cllr. John Leahy (Independent)As reported by the Dundalk Democrat (13th April 2017), Senator Ged Nash was selected as the Labour Party for the Louth constituency at a selection convention on 12th April 2017. This convention was not contested.The Social Democrats are holding selection conventions for three Cork constituencies, including Cork North-Central, in the Imperial Hotel, South Mall, in Cork City on 30th November 2017. Sinéad Halpin, the local area representative for Cork City North-West was selected as the candidate here. As reported on by The Corkman (9th December 2017), this indeed turned out to be the case.Opinion polls suggest Leo Varadkar's Fine Gael party is marginally ahead of Fianna Fáil, which is the main opposition party led by Micheál Martin.Party profile: Labour is Ireland’s center-left, Social Democrat party. It was founded in 1912 by Ireland’s famous labor activists James Connolly, James Larkin, and William O’Brien. A center-left party, Labour views itself as the political arm of the Irish trade union and labour movement, and seeks to represent workers' interests in the Dáil and on a local level.

The Social Democrats are holding selection conventions for three Cork constituencies, including Cork North-West, in the Imperial Hotel, South Mall, in Cork City on 30th November 2017. Ciarán McCarthy the local area representative for Ballincollig, is expected to be the candidate here. As reported on by The Corkman (9th December 2017), this indeed turned out to be the case. Deputy Frances Fitzgerald and Cllr. Emer Higgins were selected as the Fine Gael candidates for Dublin Mid-West at the party’s selection convention in Finnstown House in Lucan on 28th November 2017, as reported by the Irish Examiner (27th November 2017). Frances Fitzgerald, however, was subsequently elected to the European Parliament in May 2019, which means she will not be contesting the general election. On 9th January 2020 it was announced that Cllr. Vicki Casserly was being added as a second candidate onto the Fine Gael ticket for Dublin Mid-West. Since the 2016 Irish general election, Fine Gael had led a minority government with the support of Independent TDs, including the Independent Alliance. It relied on a confidence and supply agreement with Fianna Fáil. Peter Reid was selected as the Social Democrats candidate to contest the Galway East constituency on 19th May 2018.

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During the Dail debate on the election of Leo Varadkar on 14 June 2017, Michael Lowry signaled his intention to be a candidate in the next general election, stating that he hoped to be re-elected to the Dail by the people of Tipperary at the next general election.As reported on the Ocean FM website (12th December 2017), Sinn Féin will be holding separate conventions for the Leitrim part of the constituency (on Friday 15th December 2017) – where Deputy Martin Kenny is expected to be selected – and the Sligo/South Donegal part of the constituency (on Sunday 17th December 2017) – where Cllr. Chris MacManus is expected to be selected. This indeed turned out to be the case. Deputy Martin Kenny was selected as the Sligo-based Sinn Féin candidate at an uncontested convention in the Bush Hotel in Carrick on Shannon on 15th December 2017. Cllr. Chris MacManus was selected as the Sligo-based Sinn Féin candidate at an uncontested convention in the Glasshouse Hotel in Sligo on 17th December 2017. As reported on the Shannonside Radio website (17th January 2020), Chris MacManus announced he was withdrawing from the contest in January 2020, leaving Martin Kenny as the sole Sinn Féin candidate here. In doing so, Cllr. MacManus argued that he was placing “the national objectives of Sinn Féin and its leadership before personal ambition”, as reported by the Leitrim Observer (21st January 2020). General Election 2020: Odds slashed on Fianna Fail and Sinn Fein forming next Government It would be a spectacular U-turn by Mr Martin, who is realistically facing his last chance at becoming. simulating the next irish general election. The Sunday Times has a new Behaviour & Attitudes poll today.The results are FG 31, FF 20, SF 16, Labour 6. Simulation 13 is a run of 1000 general elections based on that result As reported by the KFM Radio website (22nd September 2017), for Dail deputy, Emmet Stagg, was selected to be the Labour Party candidate for this constituency at a selection convention on 22nd September 2017. This convention was also contested by Sallins-based, Fergus Carpenter.

As reported on the Dublin Live website (25th November 2017), Cllr. Christy Burke has announced that he will be contesting the next election in this constituency. As reported on the Radio Kerry website (2nd December 2017), Cllr. Toiréasa Ferris was selected as the Sinn Féin candidate at a selection convention in Kerins O’Rahilly’s club in Tralee on 1st December 2017. This convention was not contested. On 18th June 2019, however, she announced that she was withdrawing from contesting the general election on health grounds, as reported on the Radio Kerry website (18th June 2019). A new selection convention was to be held at a later date (August 2019). Cllr. Pa Daly was selected to run for Sinn Féin at this convention, which was uncontested and took place on 4th October 2019, as reported on the Radio Kerry website (5th October 2019).  On 19th May 2018 Deputy Dara Murphy announced that he would not be contesting the next general election, as reported in the Irish Examiner (20th May 2018). The same article reported that Julie O'Leary, who contested the 2016 General Election, and Senator Colm Burke are both expected to contest the Fine Gael selection convention on 18th June. As reported on the RTÉ News website (20th January 2020), Timothy Joseph Hogan will contest this constituency as an independent candidate.

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Martha Lyons was selected as the Sinn Féin candidate to contest this constituency at a selection convention that took place on 17th February 2018. However, she subsequently withdrew from the contest. Finbar Filan, who also contested the 2016 General Election for the party, is expected to be the Renua candidate in Sligo-Leitrim. However he subsequently withdrew.Mayo (4 seats): Deputy Michael Ring (Fine Gael), Senator Michelle Mulherin (Fine Gael), Alan Dillon (Fine Gael), Deputy Dara Calleary (Fianna Fáil), Deputy Lisa Chambers (Fianna Fáil), Senator Rose Conway-Walsh (Sinn Féin), Kamal Uddin (Labour Party), Joe Daly (People Before Profit), Saoirse McHugh (Green Party), Paul Lawless (Aontú), Daithí Ó’Fallamháin (Irish Freedom Party), Gerry Loftus (Independent), Seán Forkin (Independent), Grainne de Barra (Independent), Stephen Manning (Independent).As reported in the Longford Leader (20th March 2018), former Fine Gael councillor, Frank Kilbride has announced his intention to contest the next general election as an independent candidate. The “That’s Farming” website (15th January 2020) notes that Anna Kavanagh will be contesting the constituency, while the Longford Leader (15th January 2020) lists her, Frank Kilbride and Donal Jackson as independent candidates contesting, or likely to contest, the general election here. Tony Reilly had declared his intention to run as an independent here, but did not appear on the final list of candidates.   

On Sunday, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin did not rule out working with Sinn Féin but said "significant incompatibilities" still existed. Adrian Kavanagh, 5 November 2010 On the basis of the most recent general election results in Donegal South West, this might be expected to be one constituency where Fianna Fail could actually have a Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment. Candidates for the 2019 Dáil By-Elections: An Overview. Posted on September 12, 2019 Sinn Féin, led by Mary Lou McDonald, goes into this election knowing it will do well to hold onto its current number of seats.

This led to Fianna Fail leading a national opinion poll for the first time in on April 16th since July 2017, while leading five out of the ten since. They are now the bookies' favourites to win the most seats at the next election and Micheal Martin is the favourite to be the next Taoiseach Following the general election, Sinn Féin will enter negotiations over forming the next Irish government. The party took more first preference votes than any other party but will have fewer. Deputy David Stanton and Pa O’Driscoll were selected to contest Cork East as Fine Gael candidates at a selection convention, which took place on 23rd July 2018. This was also contested by Cllr. Kay Dawson. As of now, Dublin is the region with the highest proportion/percentage of female candidates. Females account for 35.5% of all of the candidates – selected/declared to date – in the Dublin region (54 women, 98 men), as compared with levels of 30.7% in (the Rest of) Leinster, 27.8% in Connacht-Ulster and 27.3% in Munster.This post will be (and has been) updated as and when new candidates are selected/declared). Any links in this post are to online announcements of candidate selections – there will be no specific links to candidate web pages.

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Dublin South-Central (4 seats): Deputy Catherine Byrne (Fine Gael), Senator Catherine Ardagh (Fianna Fáil), Deputy Aengus O Snodaigh (Sinn Féin), Cllr. Rebecca Moynihan (Labour), Deputy Bríd Smith (People Before Profit), Cllr. Tara Deacy (Social Democrats), Cllr. Patrick Costello (Green Party), Selina Irvine (National Party), Deputy Joan Collins (Independent/Independents 4 Change), Richard Murray (Independent), Alan Kerrigan (Independent), Sean O’Leary (Independent), Robert Foley (Independent). In Ireland, the party that wins the most Dáil seats gains control (or, sometimes, two parties will agree to govern as a coalition) and the leader of that party is typically voted into office as Taoiseach (Prime Minister) by the Dáil when it enters session following the election. Irish election: Sinn Fein leader says she 'may well' be taoiseach after bruising results for main parties Current projections predict Fianna Fail will win 47 seats, Sinn Fein will come second with.

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The Leitrim Observer (13th January 2020) reported that former TD and MEP, Marian Harkin, was to contest the general election, while this report also listed Cllr. Declan Bree among the list of independents candidates for this constituency. The Leitrim Observer (16th January 2020) also lists Bernie O’Hara (Sligo-Leitrim) among the list off independent candidates in this constituency, while the Shannonside Radio website (22nd January 2020) also includes Mary O’Donnell as an independent candidate.On 1st November 2017 it was announced that Cllr. Roderic O’Gorman would be the Green Party candidate in this constituency.The Sinn Féin selection convention is scheduled to take place on 17th January 2020. Louis O’Hara was selected at this, as reported on the Galway Daily website (21st January 2020).

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As reported on the Farming Today website (21st November 2019), Joseph Woulfe will contest this constituency as an independent candidate. Leo Varadkar has marked May 2020 as his prepared date for the next General Election. Speaking to party members at the pre-Dáil think-in in Ballycotton, Co Cork, the Taoiseach said that May of. As reported on the Donegal Live website (21st January 2020), Peter Casey has announced that he will be contesting Dublin West as an independent candidate, as well as Donegal. Irish voters go to the polls today in the country's general election. Ahead of the vote, Adrian Kavanagh provides a final look at the parties and the polling. Using a constituency level analysis of opinion polls, he illustrates how seat projections have changed since 2014, noting that a late swing in the polling means the governing parties, Fine Gael and Labour, could struggle to have enough.

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The Tomorrowspoliticsnow website (6th August 2018) has identified Deputies Seamus Healy and Mattie McGrath as being “declared candidates” for the Tipperary constituency.Cllr. Réada Cronin was selected as the Sinn Féin candidate at a selection convention in the Town House Hotel in Naas on 8th March 2018, as reported in the Leinster Leader (13th March 2018).

The outcome of next week's British general election will dictate the nature of the UK's departure from the EU and will have significant implications for Ireland, North and South Slogans: "A future to look forward to” and “Building a Republic of Opportunity, Taking Ireland Forward Together”Clare (4 seats): Deputy Pat Breen (Fine Gael), Deputy Joe Carey (Fine Gael), Senator Martin Conway (Fine Gael), Deputy Timmy Dooley (Fianna Fáil), Rita McInerney (Fianna Fáil), Cllr. Cathal Crowe (Fianna Fáil), Violet-Anne Wynne (Sinn Féin), Cllr. Róisín Garvey (Green Party), Theresa O’Donohue (People Before Profit), Conor O’Brien (Renua), Michael Leahy (Irish Freedom Party), Michael McNamara (Independent), Joseph Woulfe (Independent), Trudy Leyden (Independent), David Barrett (Independent).

Sligo-Leitrim (4 seats): Senator Frank Feighan (Fine Gael), Cllr. Thomas Walsh (Fine Gael), Deputy Eamon Scanlon (Fianna Fáil), Deputy Marc McSharry (Fianna Fáil), Shane Ellis (Fianna Fáil), Deputy Martin Kenny (Sinn Féin), Nessa Cosgrove (Labour Party), Cllr. Gino O’Boyle (People Before Profit Alliance), Bláithin Gallagher (Green Party), Ann McCloskey (Aontú), Oisin O’Dwyer (Renua), Paul McWeeney (National Party), Cllr. Declan Bree (Independent/Independents 4 Change), John Perry (Independent), Marian Harkin (Independent), James Conway (Independent), Bernie O’Hara (Independent), Sean Wynne (Independent), Mary O’Donnell (Independent).Limerick City (4 seats): Senator Maria Byrne (Fine Gael), Senator Kieran O’Donnell (Fine Gael), Deputy Willie O’Dea (Fianna Fáil), Cllr. James Collins (Fianna Fáil), Deputy Maurice Quinlivan (Sinn Féin), Deputy Jan O’Sullivan (Labour Party), Cllr. Brian Leddin (Green Party), Mary Cahillane (Solidarity), Jenny Blake (Social Democrats), Michael Ryan (Aontú), Rebecca Barrett (National Party), Cllr. Frankie Daly (Independent). The 2020 Irish general election took place on Feb 8, delivering a major shift in direction for mainstream Irish politics. For the first time in history, Sinn Féin—previously a minority party with historical links to paramilitary organisation the Irish Republican Army (IRA)—won the highest number of votes, changing the once two-party system into a clear three-horse race Dublin Rathdown (3 seats): Deputy Josepha Madigan (Fine Gael), Senator Neale Richmond (Fine Gael), Cllr. Shay Brennan (Fianna Fáil), Cllr. Deirdre Conroy (Fianna Fáil), Sorcha Nic Cormaic (Sinn Féin), Cllr. Lettie McCarthy (Labour Party), Deputy Catherine Martin (Green Party), Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin (People Before Profit), Liam Coughlan (Aontú), Deputy Shane Ross (Independent), Patrick Noonan (Independent). 

The count gets under way at the Dublin City count centre in the RDS centre in Dublin, Ireland on February 9, 2020, the day after the vote took place in the Irish General Election As reported in The Nationalist (5th March 2018), the Fianna Fáil selection convention was to take place in the Anner Hotel in Thurles on 9th March 2018. This was contested by Deputy Jackie Cahill and Cllrs. Siobhán Ambrose, Imelda Goldsboro and Michael Smith. As reported in The Irish Examiner (11th March), this was won by Jackie Cahill, who won 535 votes, as compared with 240 votes for Michael Smith, 111 votes for Siobhán Ambrose and 47 votes for Imelda Goldsboro. In September 2018, as reported by The Nationalist (14th September 2018), Sandra Farrell was added as a second Fianna Fail candidate in this constituency. On 15ht November 2018, as reported on the Tipperary Live (15th November 2016) website, it was announced that Cllr. Imelda Goldsboro was also being added to the Fianna Fáil candidate ticket for this constituency. Ideologies: Social democracy, Nordic model, pro-Europeanism. Proposing Sláintecare, a fully costed plan for a universal, single-tier public health service that would join up health and social care in the Republic of Ireland. Prioritizes universal access to affordable housing, equal access and non-religious discrimination in schools, and extended unpaid parental leave.Party profile: Launched in July 2015 by three independent TDs: Stephen Donnelly, Catherine Murphy, and Róisín Shortall.20 of these are Social Democrat candidates (11 (55.0%) female candidates, 9 (45.0%) male candidates) – 20 (out of 39) selection conventions completed

The Social Democrats had their best-ever result, with 6 seats; they attributed this to focusing their efforts on winnable seats rather than fielding candidates in every constituency.[74] Karin Dubsky was selected to contest this constituency for the Green Party, but withdrew from the contest a few days into the campaign, as reported by the Irish Examiner (17th January 2020). A few days later it was announced that Paula Roseingrave would instead be the Green Party candidate in this constituency. 

Michael Farrington, who was selected to contest Mayo as the Renua candidate, dropped out of the race on 15th January 2020 because of ongoing heath issues.  As reported on the Leinster Express (4th December 2019) website, Ronan Maher will be the Green Party candidate for Kildare South.Kathleen Lynch was selected as the Labour Party candidate at a selection convention on 29th November 2017. In September 2019 she announced she would not be contesting the general election, as she believed it was time to let the next generation of Labour Party candidates come to the fore. Cllr. John Maher, who also ran in the 2019 Cork North-Central by-election, will now be the Labour Party candidate here. 

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Other parties set to be represented in Ireland's 2020 general election are Aontú,  Renua, Independents 4 Change, and the Independent Alliance, which does not consider itself a political party but rather a group.Seán Ó Fearghaíl was returned automatically as outgoing Ceann Comhairle; as he was a Fianna Fáil member, this gave the party 38 TDs. That number dropped to 37 when Ó Fearghaíl was re-elected as Ceann Comhairle on the first day of the 33rd Dáil.[70] Now IrishCentral wants to know - which Irish political party would get your support in the upcoming general election? Let us know in our survey here, and sound off in the comments, below:David Lloyd had declared he was going to run for Direct Democracy Ireland here (see comments below)…but subsequently did not… Righhhhtttttt….Martin Condon had declared he intended to contest this election as an independent candidate, but did not appear on final list of officially declared candidates. 

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Deputies Micheal Martin and Michael McGrath were selected as the Fianna Fail candidates to contest this constituency at a convention in the Rochestown Hotel on 29th September 2017. As reported on the Northern Sound website (23rd July 2019), Cllr. Sarah O’Reilly (after having topped the poll in Balieborough-Cootehill at the May 2019 Local Elections) was selected as the Aontú candidate for this constituency at a selection convention in Cootehill on 22nd July 2019, in what was that party’s first ever official general election candidate selection convention. Gráinne McPhillips was also nominated to contest this selection convention, but she withdrew on the night of the convention.82 of these are Fine Gael candidates (25 (30.5%) female candidates, 57 (69.5%) male candidates) – all 39 local/Dáil constituency selection conventions now completed. Sinn Féin, meanwhile, has made unifying Ireland a central theme and said it wants voters in Ireland and Northern Ireland to vote on unification before the next Irish general election in 2025. A majority of people in Northern Ireland voted against leaving the EU and polls now suggest a slim majority of Northern Irish favor unification On 9th August 2018 Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick announced that he would not be looking to contest the upcoming Fine Gael selection convention, as reported in The Dundalk Democrat (9th August 2018). He, however, subsequently announced that he would be contesting the election as an Independent candidate, having announced that he was resigning from the Fine Gael party on 1st October 2018, as reported in the Irish Times (2nd October 2018). Deputy Fergus O’Dowd and Cllr. John McGahon were selected at the Fine Gael selection convention, which took place in Dundalk on 27th September 2018. Cllrs. Maria Doyle, Colm Markey, Dolores Minogue, Paddy Meade and Sharon Tolan were also nominated to contest this selection convention. Paddy Meade and Dolores Minogue withdrew on the night of the convention, but Maria Doyle, Sharon Tolan and Colm Markey all contested the vote. 

On 20 February, Varadkar resigned, but said that he would continue in a caretaker role until a new government is formed. It was reported that Fine Gael was prepared to go into opposition.[93] On 11 March, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael entered detailed talks in order to establish a grand coalition, potentially with the Green Party, and deal with the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland.[94][95] As of 17 March, those talks were still scheduled for later that week. However, the Green Party suggested that it would not join such a coalition, preferring a national unity government.[96] On 4 April, it was reported that FF and FG were making progress on their talks, and that the Labour Party was preferred to the Green Party as the third coalition partner due to internal divisions in the Green Party. However, the Labour Party stated that it preferred to go into opposition. Another option would be a grand coalition which could reach a majority with the support of independents, but such a coalition would be fragile. Some Fine Gael politicians are now predicting another election in September, which Fianna Fáil is eager to avoid.[97] If the party then had to seek support from Independent Dáil members, all with competing demands, it would further complicate the task of forming a stable government. Sinn Fein party leader Mary Lou McDonald celebrates winning the popular vote in Saturday's Irish general election. Counting is still underway but McDonald says she could be the next leader of the Republic after an election set to end the historic duopoly of two centre-right parties Deputy David Cullinane was unanimously selected as the Sinn Féin candidate for this constituency at a selection convention on 2nd December 2017. Here is what you need to do if you're thinking about taking a crack at the next Dáil. By Michael Sheils McNamee Sunday 30 Aug 2015, 8:30 PM Aug 30th 2015, 8:30 PM 26,018 Views 30 Comment

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As reported on the Kilkenny People website (21st June 2018), Denis Hynes will be confirmed as the Labour Party candidate for this constituency at a selection convention to be held at Iona Dara in Goresbridge on 27th June 2018.Party profile: Sinn Féin was founded in 1905 and was the major Irish republican party until Fianna Fail broke away in 1926 over how to unite Ireland, Fianna Fail preferring to work within the existing political structure. On 1st November 2017 it was announced that Deputy Eamon Ryan would be the Green Party candidate in this constituency. A second general election within weeks or months is, at this stage, a genuine possibility as a direct result of the near three-way dead heat caused by last weekend's vote

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