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What the local elections can tell us about the next general election

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As the Dáil prepares to head off on its summer recess, with local and European elections behind us and with a general election looming ever nearer, Insider felt it a good time to take stock and consider the state of the various parties.

June 6 – The day democracy returned to Europe

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The battle for Normandy June-August 1944, launched on D-Day exactly 75 years ago, marked, after Stalingrad, the beginning of the end of Nazi Germany. It was a major battle. The Allies suffered 209,672 casualties of whom 36,796 were killed. Some 28,000 Allied airman were lost in the months preceding and during the campaign.

Emotions of local election count clear to see as Roscommon seal deserved triumph

I hope you all had a good weekend. What was I up to? Well, I spent my weekend in Moate. Now I know in this column I often talk about the various places I have been to, so that is why I’m telling you I went to the Westmeath election count in Moate. I went on Saturday night, and we waited, and we waited, and we waited, in vain, for the votes to arrive over from Athlone Institute of Technology, which had divided all the votes into local, European, and divorce referendum and was dispatching them to the various places. But the Westmeath votes failed to arrive, and having waited from around 4pm I came home around 7pm and vowed I would go the next day.

Saturday winners and losers

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At the end of the first full day of counting in the local elections in Mayo one third of the seats were filled, with the final seats of the day coming in the early hours of Sunday morning when the results were declared in the Castlebar Local Electoral Area.

Referendum Commission encourages voters in Mayo to use their vote today

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The Referendum Commission has called on voters in Mayo to ensure their voice is heard in the referendum on the regulation of divorce, which is taking place today.

Mayo goes to the ballot box today

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The majority of voters in Mayo will go to the ballot box today, voting on the islands took place yesterday for possibly the last time, with moves afoot to have islanders vote on the same day as the rest of the country in the future.

Enter the world of politics by voting

I remember leaving a polling station a few decades ago in my hometown and bumping into a friend who told me that he had just voted for the introduction of divorce on the basis that it would make “loads more wimmen available for the shift”. And boy, was he pleased with himself. Not really bothering to enlighten him to the fact that his vote would also free up more men to compete with his Lothario efforts, I let him off as happy as Larry, having voted for what was probably the most meaningful reason he had ever had.

Does FF have the hunger to expand its voting base and win new seats?

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With a general election expected in the coming months, there is much frenzied speculation about the prospects of the various parties across the constituencies. A curious feature of the discussions of Galway West is how little Fianna Fáil features in the conversation.

Latest candidates confirmed to contest local elections

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Fine Gael held two selection conventions over the weekend to further firm up their ticket going into May's local elections.

Latest candidates confirmed to contest local elections

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Fine Gael held two selection conventions over the weekend to further firm up their ticket going into May's local elections.

 

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