Elections 2014

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Rachel Flaherty Thu, May 22
 
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  • 10:02
    Join me today as we look at everything that is happening with the elections and the news of the day @rachelfl
  • 10:07

    Do you think Eamon Gilmore's leadership is in trouble? He dismissed the notion he will face a leadership challenge if Labour do badly.

    Clashes between party leaders over the economy dominated the final stages of the election campaign yesterday, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny calling on voters to reject policies that would jeopardise economic recovery.

  • 10:15

    Alan Shatter is back making headlines again. He is due to make a statement today regarding his €70,000 severance fee he received after resigning from Cabinet.

    Enda Kenny said:

    “I didn’t speak to him about this because he’ll do the right thing anyway, I expect.”

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  • 10:59

    Miriam Lord kept bookies favourite and "mystery" candidate Lynn Boylan/ Ní- Bhaoighealláin, from Sinn Féin, company while she canvassed in Tallaght yesterday.


    "The woman from politican obscurity is making a name for herself"

  • 11:11
    Sinn Féin European election candidate for Dublin Lynn Boylan with Jim O' Connor from Bancroft in Tallaght.
    Sinn Féin European election candidate for Dublin Lynn Boylan with Jim O' Connor from Bancroft in Tallaght.
  • 11:11

  • 11:18
    The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission is investigating after a man died in hospital shortly after his arrest yesterday.
  • 11:23

    Tick tock..what will he say.

    Alan Shatter will make a statement on the plinth in Leinster House at 2.30pm   today.

  • 11:27

    Someone save the poor sheep!

     


  • 11:35

  • 11:51

    A quick 31 second break from election related stories to see a mother bear rescue her cub from traffic.

     

  • 12:18
    Ciarán D'arcy writes about the political battle for the youth vote.

    “There’s a disconnect in the sense that young people don’t tend to vote, politics seems to be a distant thing that they externalise and can’t relate to,” says 27-year-old Doyle, who got involved with PBP upon his return from Australia in 2011.
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    Harry McGee speaks to Eamon Gilmore as he emerges ‘almost unscathed’ from canvassing at a housing estate in Kinnegad.
    Harry McGee speaks to Eamon Gilmore as he emerges ‘almost unscathed’ from canvassing at a housing estate in Kinnegad.
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  • 13:55
    Speculation grows in political circles that early reshuffle is on the cards. Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said he expects to discuss a Cabinet reshufflewith Taoiseach Enda Kenny after the local and European elections.
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    A tractor drops off a caravan that is being used as a polling station for the local and european elections in central England. Photograph: Reuters
    A tractor drops off a caravan that is being used as a polling station for the local and european elections in central England. Photograph: Reuters
  • 14:34
    Voting is underway in the UK and the Netherlands.
  • 14:41
    BREAKING: Alan Shatter says he will donate his severance package to the Jack and Jill Foundation and confirms he will stay on as a TD.
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  • 15:23
    Alan Shatter announcing he was donating his severance pay to the Jack and Jill Foundation. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times
    Alan Shatter announcing he was donating his severance pay to the Jack and Jill Foundation. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times
  • 15:26

  • 15:35

    A plan was forced to make an emergency landing in Dublin today after the crew reported smoke on board and a cracked windshield.

  • 15:36
  • 16:07

    The final countdown is on and the election stories are continuing to flow in.


    Leo Varadkar


    "Fine Gael versus Sinn Féin to lead the next Government.”


    Simon Coveney


    “I don’t think it was a cock-up. There was no expectation that a Minister would resign.”


    Alan Shatter:


    “I wasn’t pressured by anyone into doing anything at all."

  • 17:21
    That's it from me for this evening. Thank you for taking the time to join me. Back again tomorrow! Rachel