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Sinn Féin ard chomhairle meets for 'very honest conversation' after disastrous election performance

Sinn Féin's national governing body (ard chomhairle) is meeting in Dublin this morning to discuss the party's disastrous local and European election results.

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Green Party spearheads five-year deal to move Dublin towards 'zero-carbon' status

A zero-carbon city would produce no more greenhouse gas emissions than it could off-set, for example by planting carbon-absorbing trees. Cities account for about 70% of the world's carbon dioxide emissions.

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Opposition to have a say in when Dáil by-elections held

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's power to call four Dáil by-elections is likely to be taken from him, under rules which allow the Opposition have a say.

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23% of councillors elected into local government were women

According to the National Women's Council of Ireland, that is a slight increase from 21% in the last elections.

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'It's been a difficult wait,' says O’Sullivan as marathon election count ends

The Green Party’s Grace O’Sullivan has secured the fourth seat in Ireland South, with Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune taking the fifth, so-called Brexit seat.

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Latest: O'Sullivan 'will not waste one moment' as she claims final seats with Clune in Ireland South

The 20th count in the Ireland South constituency has seen the Green Party's Grace O'Sullivan secure the fourth seat while Deirdre Clune from Fine Gael claimed the fifth seat.

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Liadh Ní Riada: Sinn Féin needs to engage better with voters after poor election performance

Outgoing Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada said she her party needs to engage better with voters after a disappointing local and European election campaign.

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Redistribution of Liadh Ní Riada's votes begins in Ireland South

The counting process will resume today with the redistribution of the Sinn Fein candidate’s transfers.

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Liadh Ní Riada concedes defeat in Ireland South elections

Sinn Féin’s Liadh Ní Riada has conceded in the Ireland South constituency in the European Elections.

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Ireland South recount could be resolved in just five days; Experienced counters drafted in

Teams of experienced counters from Cork's City and County Halls have been drafted in to speed up the recount in Ireland South.

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Ireland South recount to get underway this morning

A full recount of European Election ballot papers in the Ireland South constituency is to get underway this morning.

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Extra staff to be drafted into Cork for Ireland South recount

Additional staff from outside Cork are set to be drafted in to ensure as speedy a conclusion to the full recount in Ireland South which begins tomorrow.

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Voting no to the politics of constant negativity

After its poor showing in the recent elections, Sinn Féin faces a tough task to make up ground before the next general election, writes Political Editor Daniel McConnell.

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Letter to Editor: Empty seat is a strong message

The European Union phobia virus has spread through the Tory party via infectious members such as Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg.

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The idea of metro mayors still has legs to run

The election results are almost all in and political anoraks have been digesting the information gleaned from the ballot boxes like famished goats.

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Minister disappointed as newly-elected FG councillor leaves party just weeks after joining them

A prominent Donegal county councillor has resigned from the Fine Gael party just days after winning them a seat on the local council.

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McDonald: Recount will be stopped if it is clear result won't change

Sinn Féin will pull the plug on the Ireland South recount if it becomes clear they are not making up the gap in votes, Mary Lou McDonald has said.

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No MEPs in South until €1m recount is finished

Ireland South will be without any representation in Europe for almost two months as a marathon €1m recount gets under way.

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Performance in local election has O’Flynns eyeing Dáil

The first shots have been fired in the political battle for the Dáil seat of MEP-elect Billy Kelleher.

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Why the EU election was a win for Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron’s progressive-versus-populist narrative helped to re-mobilise France’s — and perhaps Europe’s — pro-European electorate, says Zaki Laïdi.

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Euro recount may cost €1m and expected to take 28 days; A price should not be put on democracy: SF

Sinn Féin has defended the decision to call a recount in the Ireland South European elections - claiming a price cannot be put on democracy.

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Taoiseach says electronic voting system may need to be introduced

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the State may need to introduce electronic voting following the marathon European election stand-off in Ireland South.

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#Elections2019: Defence Forces investigating claims personnel didn't receive postal votes in time

The Defence Forces are carrying out an investigation into claims that a number of its personnel were denied their constitutional right to vote in the local or European elections, because they didn't receive postal votes in time.

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'Cold storage' MEPs will have no legal status until after Brexit

Ireland's two 'second-tier' MEPs will have no salary, status or function in the EU Parliament until after Brexit occurs, it has been confirmed.

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#Elections2019: Total recount in Ireland South to take place next Tuesday

A full recount has been called in Ireland South which is expected to leave the constituency without representation in Europe until mid-July.

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#Elections2019: Full recount ordered for Ireland South with 327 votes separating two candidates

The count was adjourned and is set to resume on Thursday morning at 9am.

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Mick Wallace set for Brussels after doing it his way

Be Bold. Two words plastered across a black and white image of Mick Wallace on a few sparsely dispersed billboards certainly made for a bold statement.

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Full recheck and recount has been called in Ireland South election

A full recheck and recount has been called in the Ireland South election.

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Kelleher vows to be strong voice on Brexit

Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher has vowed to act as a strong voice on Brexit after becoming the second elected MEP in the Ireland South constituency.

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Marathon count sees Ming, Matt, and Maria elected

Independent MEP Luke Ming Flanagan, Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy and former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh have taken the final three MEP seats in Midlands-North-West — while runner-up Peter Casey has vowed to run for the Dáil.

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Ireland South count to go right down to the wire

A dogfight to the last is expected in Ireland South with three seats yet to be filled.

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#Elections2019: Full recount called in Ireland South after just 327 votes separates two candidates

Counting staff will begin the process of rechecking tomorrow morning at 9am and, if required, a full recount will begin next Tuesday.

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#Elections2019: Flanagan, Walsh and Carthy elected in Midlands North West

Fine Gael’s Mairead McGuinness was elected to the first of the four seats on Monday.

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#Elections2019: Deirdre Clune makes shock comeback in EU elections

Fine Gael's Deirdre Clune has made an incredible comeback in the Ireland South constituency and is now in contention to take the fourth seat.

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The bottom line: Here's your #Elections19 results summary - Day 5

With the only outstanding issue the remaining European Parliament seats in the South region it would appear Elections 2019 is drawing to a close.

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#Elections2019: Sinn Féin hopeful they can remain ahead of Fine Gael in Ireland South

The race for seats in Ireland South has heated up as Labour candidate Shelia Nunan and Fine Gael's Andrew Doyle have both been eliminated in the 15th count.

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Mary Lou McDonald denies Sinn Féin leadership under threat following elections

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has insisted her position is not under threat despite her party losing almost half its local council seats and potentially two of its three MEPs in this week's elections.

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#Elections2019: Twitter reach doesn't translate to electoral success for Sinn Féin

A strong Twitter presence didn't translate to an improved election performance for Sinn Féin.

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Billy Kelleher: Political system has 'vested interest' in low voter turn out

Fianna Fáil TD and aspiring MEP, Billy Kelleher has called for an ongoing Electoral Commission that would continuously monitor the system.

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#Elections2019: Billy Kelleher 'elated' as he is elected as MEP for Ireland South

Fianna Fail TD Billy Kelleher described himself as "elated, honoured and humbled" after being elected to the European Parliament.

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Connemara's first Green councillor: Stop €600m Galway ring road

Connemara’s first Green Party councillor Alastair McKinstry believes the Government should abandon the €600m ring road project for Galway in favour of upgrading public transport.

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#Elections2019: Ming set for re-election while Casey surges

Independent MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan is set to be re-elected this morning — but a neck-and-neck race lower down the pecking order last night saw Peter Casey come within a few hundred votes of an upset.

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First-timer McKeever Cairns takes seat after recount marathon

It took two recounts and four days but Holly McKeever Cairns has secured the final seat in Bantry West Cork LEA amid high drama on the 16th floor of Cork County Hall.

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Martin hoping to get Kelleher and Byrne across the line

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is still holding onto the hope of winning two European seats in the Ireland South constituency as the marathon count continues.

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‘Ecstatic’ Kelly tops poll, saying: ‘We’re going to work our butts off’

Another day of drama is expected in the Ireland South count today, as Seán Kelly became the first MEP elected in the constituency.

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EU elite to choose new executive: Leadership selection is too secretive

More than 200m of the 400m people entitled to vote in last week’s European elections did so. This marks a substantial

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Sinn Féin pays a hefty price for its pseudo-revolutionary bogus leftism

The Irish people can no longer be bought with their own money. That’s a “take-away” from last Friday’s poll.

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Elections throw up a few surprise selections

The results from the local elections have thrown up a few surprise selections, including an ex-UFC fighter and a participant in Googlebox Ireland, write Ryan O’Neill and Louise Walsh.

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#Elections2019: Row was brewing over ‘cold storage’ Brexit seat

Just as counting was slowly edging to the finish line in the European Parliament Dublin constituency election on Monday night, whispers of a row started to filter through the RDS.

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Varadkar backs Humphreys attack on compo culture

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has swung into the Maria Bailey controversy by backing criticism of the TD by Business Minister Heather Humphreys about personal responsibility.

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Varadkar: Two pro-EU MEPs in NI sends London a ‘significant message’

Leo Varadkar described the election of Sinn Féin’s Martina Anderson and Alliance Party’s Naomi Long as a significant change.

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#Elections2019: After 4 days and 2 recounts Soc. Dems candidate wins final Bantry seat by single vote

Latest: It took two recounts and four days but Holly McKeever Cairns has secured the final seat in Bantry West Cork LEA amid high drama on the 16th floor of Cork County Hall.

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#Elections2019 euro round-up: Wallace moves ahead of Kelleher in South; Clare Daly wins battle for third in Dublin

All four European parliament seats have been filled in Dublin but counting continues in South and Midlands-North West.

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#Elections2019: Labour take final Wicklow seat after two-day recount follows dead-heat

The final seat on Wicklow County Council has gone to the Labour Party after a dead-heat between the last two remaining candidates resulted in a two-day recount.

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#Elections2019: Clare Daly pledges to “rattle the cages of those in authority”

Independent Clare Daly has pledged to “rattle the cages of those in authority” after being elected to the European Parliament in the constituency of Dublin.

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#Elections2019: Mick Wallace emerges as surprise package of Ireland South euro vote

Independents 4 Change candidate Mick Wallace continues to be the surprise story of the Ireland South vote.

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Dublin city councillor thanks Simpsons meme page for helping her get elected

She said in a post on the group last night that the "Chu Chu train arrived in the station" with her election.

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#Elections2019: Micheál Martin claims Minister 'out of his depth' on voting 'shambles'

Micheál Martin has lashed out at Fine Gael's John Paul Phelan for interfering with the electoral process over the two 'cold storage' EU seats.

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