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.
Amnesty International's Irish section has launched a High Court challenge to an order of the Standards in Public Office Commission that it return a donation of €137,000 for a campaign to increase support for a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment.
Fine Gael’s director of elections has staunchly defended his party’s 2016 general election bill, saying its ballot box wipeout would have been even worse if it did not spend almost 40% more than any other party.
Presidential hopeful Donald Trump has been gaining huge amounts of support in his campaign to become the Republican nominee for the 2016 general election in the US and most of it seems to be coming from the controversial nature of his speeches and policies.
The ‘Earn Our Vote’ alliance comprises of Active Retirement Ireland, Age Action, Age and Opportunity, ALONE, Irish Senior Citizens Parliament, Active Ageing Partnership and Third Age Ireland. These groups represent more than half a million people over the age of 65 in Ireland.
It’s that time of year again. Bronzed TDs and senators with sunny outlooks and tans return from their travels. The sleeves are rolled up and there’s a bit of pondering before the Dáil is back in full swing.