#Elections2019: Sinn Féin set to lose seats on most councils nationwide

The Sinn Féin vote has collapsed in parts of the country in the local elections with councillors set to lose seats nationwide.

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#Elections2019: Green Party leader refuses to rule out future coalition with Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael

Eamon Ryan has refused to rule a future coalition with either Fianna Fail or Fine Gael, even though leading members of his party “do not trust them.”

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#Elections2019: Candidate who campaigned without posters set to secure Meath seat

Final tally figures last night indicate that the Independent candidate Alan Lawes is polling at 9% and looks likely to take one of the seven seats on Navan Municipal Council on his first time out.

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The bottom line: Here's your #Elections19 results summary - Day 2

With hundreds of local council seats still to be filled and counting underway in the European Parliament and mayoral plebiscite votes, day two promises to be another eventful one in Elections 2019.

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#Elections2019 Bulletin: Green Party not ruling out coalition; Fine Gael expecting 'modest gains'

Here's the main stories emerging on day two of the #Elections 2019 count.

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#Elections2019: Countries to watch as divided Europe chooses its parliament

Here are some key races to watch in the battle to fill the 751 seats in the European Parliament.

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#Elections2019: Greens win first seat on Cork City Council since 2004

Lorna Bogue was deemed to be elected on the second count shortly after the count resumed in City Hall at 10am this morning, with 2,265 votes, picking up 58 votes following the distribution of Solidarity candidate Ed Fitzgerald's vote of 255.

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#Elections2019: Coveney expecting 'modest gains' for Fine Gael

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said Fine Gael will see "modest gains" and that the election results this weekend instead will show support has plummeted for Sinn Fein.

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#Elections2019: Five tests for the new all-of-government climate plan following the Green Wave

Director of environmental group Friends of the Earth Oisin Coghlan outlines five tests for the new all-of-government climate plan.

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#Elections2019: Fianna Fail on course to retain position as largest party in local government

The Green Party is expected to enjoy the biggest surge in the election, while Sinn Fein seems set to lose a number of councillors.

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#Elections2019: Passing of divorce referendum a 'testament to the compassion and fairness of Irish people'

In a landslide vote, the second biggest since the Good Friday agreement, the country voted 82% Yes to 18% No in the Divorce Referendum.

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#Elections2019: Counting to begin in European elections as polls open in 21 countries

Results of the votes here will not be announced until 10pm tonight due to a European-wide embargo.

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#Elections2019: Divorce referendum set to pass with 82% of voters supporting law change

The first results from the referendum on liberalising divorce laws have been announced.

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#Elections2019: FG hit out at 'absent' Micheál Martin in Cork local election campaigns

Fine Gael's Director of Elections, Minister John Paul Phelan, has lashed Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin for being absent in Cork City for the duration of the local council campaign.

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Sinn Féin urges Government to call unity referendum following exit pole result

Findings from an RTÉ exit poll suggest there is significant support among Irish voters for a united Ireland.

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Taoiseach will speak with Maria Bailey TD over legal 'swing' case next week

Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey is reportedly dropping her legal "swing" case against a Dublin hotel after a week of deepening controversy surrounding the legal action.

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#Elections2019: Taoiseach congratulates Green Party on significant election win

The Taoiseach has congratulated the Green Party on a significant election win but has admitted Fine Gael will not see the gains they had hoped for.

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#Elections2019: Green Party candidate becomes first elected Irish-Chinese local representative

The first elected councillor in Dublin City has pledged to press for better housing and cycle facilities after topping the poll and becoming the country's first Irish-Chinese local representative.

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#Elections2019 analysis: Public make it clear to Varadkar, must do better

Since the RTE/TG4 exit poll dropped at 10 pm on Friday evening, most of the talk about the local and European elections has been about the so-called 'Green Wave'.

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Mary Lou McDonald concedes Sinn Féin will suffer significant losses

A disappointed Mary Lou McDonald has conceded that Sinn Féin will suffer significant losses in the local elections.

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#Elections2019: Jackie Healy-Rae elected to Kerry County Council

Jackie Healy-Rae Jnr has been elected to Kerry County Council on the first count for the Castleisland electoral area with a massive 2,621 votes - 784 votes over the 1,837 quota.

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Bruton: 'Spotlight' now on Government to deliver climate change plan

Energy Minister Richard Bruton has committed to publishing the government's climate change plan and called for a “public buy-in" of measures necessary to reduce carbon output.

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#Elections2019: Sinn Féin's Cork City Council seats under threat from Greens

Sinn Féin could be set to lose as many as half of its seats on Cork City Council as the Green Party look set to make significant gains.

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#Elections2019: Green wave expected to roll in Ireland following European poll

Counting started on Saturday but no results will be issued until Sunday night due to a EU-wide embargo.

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#Elections2019: Aontú looks to top poll in Navan area

Aontú leader Peadar Toibin is hopeful of taking at least five local election seats around the country as unofficial tallies in Meath suggest his sister could top the poll in the Navan area.

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#Elections2019: 'It's wide open', says Martin as first counts start rolling in

Latest: Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has suggested Leo Varadkar could be facing a worse local election performance than Enda Kenny.

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Josepha Madigan says TD's swing compensation case 'nothing to do with me'

Culture Minister Josepha Madigan has refused to say if she played any role in advising Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey to take her swing compensation case to court, despite her family law firm representing the TD.

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#DivorceRef: Predicted outcome reflects 'deep well of kindness' among Irish public

The predicted outcome of the divorce referendum reflects the "deep well of kindness" among the Irish public Minister Josepha Madigan has said.

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Mayoral vote: Martin brands mayoral plebiscite in Cork 'shambolic mess'

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has branded the mayoral plebiscite in Cork city "a shambolic mess".

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Former UFC fighter set to win Dublin council seat

A UFC fighter who is set to win a seat in South Dublin County Council for Sinn Féin has joked he is unlikely to run for the Dáil next as "I don't know if I'm going to be that corrupt".

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The best tweets from the #Elections2019

Elections bring many things, not least a string of amusing tweets.

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#DivorceRef: Referendum expected to pass by large majority

The Divorce Referendum is expected to ease into a yes vote with the exit poll showing support of 87%.

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Cuffe tops of the pile in Dublin as poll suggests good day ahead for Greens

Green Party councillor Ciaran Cuffe is set to top the Dublin European constituency by a shock landslide after Fine Gael's Frances Fitzgerald suffered a surprise slump in the polls.

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Newcomer McHugh set for shock seat in Midlands North West

Ms McHugh, a 28-year-old environmentalist from Achill Island in Mayo, is in real contention to squeeze out both sitting MEP Luke Ming Flanagan and Fine Gael's celebrity candidate Maria Walsh for a seat in Midlands North West.

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Deirdre Clune's seat at risk in Ireland South as Kelly tops the poll

Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune is at real risk of losing the seat she won in 2014, with an official exit poll placing her seventh on first preferences in the five seat constituency.

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Exit poll greatly reduces chances of snap general election

The chances of a snap general election being called this summer in the aftermath of the European elections appear to have dissipated after Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil both slumped in a detailed voter exit poll.

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Here are the projections for the local and European elections in RTE exit poll

The RTÉ/TG4 exit poll for the local and European elections, which was conducted by independent research company Red C today, has been revealed on the Late Late Show tonight.

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Polls close as polling stations see steady turnout for local and EU elections

Polling stations across Ireland are reporting a slow and steady turnout for the local and EU elections.

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Call for inquiry after ‘thousands’ unable to vote in European elections in the UK

EU citizens and British expats were affected by reported administrative errors by British councils.

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Green energy and electoral areas hold key to Kerry elections

Almost half of the candidates running in the Kerry local elections are sitting councillors, reports Anne Lucey.

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UK parties await fate as European polls close

Results of the European elections will not be announced until Sunday night.

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PSNI face ‘orchestrated disorder’ near polling station in Derry

Officers were attending a security alert about a suspicious device close to a school being used for the European election vote.

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#DeniedMyVote: EU citizens turned away from UK polling stations

EU citizen Egle said she felt her ‘voice doesn’t count like it didn’t in the Brexit referendum’.

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Fianna Fáil hits back at Fine Gael for eyeing Billy Kelleher's Dáil seat

Fianna Fáil has hit back at Fine Gael for trying to claim Billy Kelleher's seat before it has even been vacated.

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'Deeply disappointed' Fine Gael TD defies party instructions with canvass in Cork and Tipperary

A “deeply disappointed” junior minister Andrew Doyle openly defied his party's instructions not to canvass in Cork and Tipperary amid an escalating feud between Fine Gael's Ireland South candidates.

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As ballot papers expand, is it time to reassess political nomination process?

As ballot papers expand to the size of phonebooks, is it now time to reassess the political nomination process?

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Sheila Nunan: 'A roll-up your sleeves moment' looms for Europe in elections

Europe holds the key to solving the housing crisis and action now could help "restore trust" in the EU, Labour's Ireland South MEP candidate Sheila Nunan believes.

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Ex-Mayor of Cork slams 'cowards' who have 'crossed a line' by defacing election poster outside his home

A former Lord Mayor of Cork has hit out at 'cowards' who have twice damaged election posters at his house in recent weeks.

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London polling stations evacuated after Second World War bomb found on building site

School and university buildings were also sealed off after the discovery in Kingston, south west London.

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Tánaiste calls on voters to support pro-European candidates to counter Brexit Party

The Tánaiste has warned of dangerous times for the European Union and urged the electorate to counter the rise of the Brexit party by voting for pro-European candidates in tomorrow's European elections.

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Islanders cast votes early in European and local elections

It could be the last time people in remote Irish communities are allowed to vote a day ahead of the rest of the country.

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GSOC confirm 'public interest investigation' into Kerry voter registration

The Garda Ombudsman, GSOC, has opened “a public interest investigation” into alleged irregularities in voter registration in Kerry.

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Nigel Farage delivers warning to Westminster as he votes in European election

Brexit Party leader says he wants to be shortest serving MEP in history.

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European election candidates cast their votes in North

The polls will remain open across Northern Ireland until 10pm on Thursday.

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Dutch PM takes a bike ride to polling station for European elections

Mark Rutte used two wheels to get to and from the school where he cast his vote.

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Caravan among strangest polling stations in UK for European elections

Voters in UK constituencies could find themselves casting their ballot in a caravan, windmill, or used car centre.

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Five things to look out for in the European elections

Voters across Europe are about to head to the polls to elect 751 members to the European Parliament from across 28 separate member states, representing more than 512m people.

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Length of ballot paper will add hours to sorting votes

The length of the ballot paper in tomorrow’s European election will cause headaches for the people sorting votes on Saturday.

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Local democracy has been diluted: Elected mayors can help restore it

Phil Hogan, as minister for the environment and local government, just about destroyed local democracy in the run-up to his Local Government Act of 2014 and I took no notice.

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Just one big, happy political family? Certain names keep cropping up in politics

Being the son or daughter of a politician can get you elected, but may be an unfair point of comparison once you are in office, says Political Correspondent Elaine Loughlin.

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