Newly re-elected Sinn Fein TD for Waterford David Cullinane has defended shouting “up the RA” to supporters at at an event celebrating his 20,000-vote victory. In a video from a post-election rally, Mr Cullinane said: “Up the Republic, Up the ‘Ra. Tiocfaidh ár Lá.” In the video he tells the supporters that one of the ten […]
The sweeping electoral success of Sinn Féin has dealt the party a winning hand when it comes to forming a government. There are three probable options. Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and some independents form a grand coalition. Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil form a government or work together in some variation on confidence and supply. There is another general election.
The exit poll published following the closing of polls shows that Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are even when first preference votes are counted. The poll, carried out by Ipsos MRBI for RTÉ, The Irish Times, TG4 and UCD, indicates that each of the three main parties have 22% of first preference votes. […]
General Election campaigns are not cheap to run and even more difficult for the candidates in Kilkenny who are not members of the big party machines. Because of this some of the candidates have turned to the public in an effort to level the funding playing field in an effort to get their faces into […]
Two new names have beaten the deadline and have had their names added to the Carlow-Kilkenny constituency ballot paper as the competition for next month’s General Election heats up. Alan Hayes and Angela Ray (pictured above) have confirmed they will run as Independent candidates in the constituency, bringing to 14 the number of people putting […]
Plans to increase the age at which workers are entitled to a State pension to 68 are “wrong, unfair and don’t represent the values of the Irish people”. That’s according to Kilkenny TD and Sinn Féin’s General Election candidate for Carlow-Kilkenny Kathleen Funchion, who says her party will bring back the State pension for 65-year-olds, […]
Kilkenny people yet to register to vote in the upcoming general election are being reminded that they have less than a week to do so. Kilkenny County Council has issued a reminder that the closing date for the supplement to the Register of Electors is Wednesday, January 22. There is some confusion surrounding voter registration […]