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dublin / elections / politics / press release Wednesday March 28, 2012 12:02 by Rickky Martin
From traditional banners to latest LED displays you will find all varieties for your advertising campaign. Stand out from your competitors with our effective advertising equipments. read full story / add a comment
international / elections / politics / other press Thursday March 08, 2012 12:53 by Yassamine Mathe
Yassamine Mather writes on the latest rather odd elections in Iran: how would you like it if all candidates for the Dail had to be approved by the Catholic Church? In these elections which were confined to conservatives, Khamenis faction won 75% of the seats leaving Ahmadinejad isolated. What does this mean for the people of iran? Yassamine says: For now, the supreme leader has got his way. Craven ‘reformists’ will not stop him; and imperialist sanctions, sabotage and war will only make things worse. Only the Iranian masses can put an end to this blood-soaked regime. Full text at link. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Wednesday January 18, 2012 10:22 by Andrew
The idea that calling for a referendum is a good strategy for winning significant reforms often crops up in campaigns. It seems logical, as a referendum is a chance for the population to directly make a decision on the issue to hand. But the reality is that the demand for a referendum is seldom, if ever, the best way to build a struggle for a reform. Here are five reasons why: read full story / add a comment
international / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Tuesday November 01, 2011 14:59 by Costas   text 3 comments (last - wednesday november 02, 2011 11:10)
Referendums,parliaments, Democracy.Greece-Ireland. read full story / add a comment
dublin / elections / politics / press release Monday October 24, 2011 01:38 by Pat Kavanagh
As you may recall at the last General Election, the Registrar would not allow Fís Nua candidates to stand as a party because we were four days shy of registration, even though we had submitted all our paperwork prior to Christmas (the holidays ate into our application process). read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / other press Sunday October 23, 2011 00:53 by An Puc ar Buile   text 10 comments (last - wednesday october 26, 2011 02:47)   image 1 image
How can the Irish people vote for a former Fianna Fáil luminary after all that has happened under the watch of the Soldiers of Density? read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Thursday October 13, 2011 16:03 by An Puc ar Buile   text 8 comments (last - saturday october 15, 2011 11:15)
Observing the recent series of interchanges between Martin McGuinness and his varied and many opponents in the Republic’s media and political circles, An Puc has been minded of experiments carried out by the famous psychologist Sigmund Freud. read full story / add a comment
dublin / elections / politics / event notice Thursday October 13, 2011 13:01 by jd
Don Baker Dublin West By-Election Fundraiser for Cllr Ruth Coppinger

Come and support the Socialist Party/ULA's By-Election fundraiser by coming to see the legendary Don Baker in Murrays of O'Connell street on Saturday 15th October at 8pm. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / news report Wednesday October 12, 2011 20:54 by PAW
The People's Association Watchdog have added a page to their website to give everyone a basic understanding of the upcoming referendums and their implications. read full story / add a comment
dublin / elections / politics / event notice Sunday October 09, 2011 20:37 by John Meehan
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national / elections / politics / press release Tuesday October 04, 2011 22:10 by Saoirse
Statement by the President of Republican Sinn Féin Des Dalton read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / other press Sunday October 02, 2011 16:25 by Groucho Marx   text 19 comments (last - sunday october 16, 2011 15:37)   audio 1 audio file
Eoghan Harris tried to run the 1997 election through Derek Nally, former head of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors. He tried to destroy the Mary McAleese campaign by using Nally. That is where Harris's description of McAleese as a 'Tribal Time Bomb' came from. The bomb blew up in Harris's face when Nally found out. He ditched Harris and his political playmate, John Cadden, when he found out that he was a patsy. Nally was an unusual policeman who challenged the Garda 'Heavy Gang' in the 1970s.

The info is here:
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/81368

Today, Harris wants to run the election through Gay Mitchell, see:
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national / elections / politics / news report Thursday September 22, 2011 09:16 by Audi O Murphy   text 23 comments (last - saturday october 08, 2011 11:33)   audio 7 audio files
Two successive days of entertaining radio as the motley crew opposing Martin McGuinness (Michael McDowell, Fintan O'Toole, Ed Moloney, Gregory Campbell, etc) get their act together.

Fintan and Ed have difficulty debating. On Tuesday (Sept 20) on the Pat Kenny Show, Ed Maloney refused to appear with Danny Morrison. That was after imposing the same conditions on the BBC. A very important fellow is Ed, who likes to be able to chose who is good enough to appear alongside his elevated self.

An even more important person is Fintan O'Toole, who, after a long innings on Radio Ulster's Stephen Nolan Show (September 21), took up his ball and ran. He was unable to persuade the great unwashed) to be quiet while the great one droned on uninterrupted.
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national / elections / politics / news report Sunday September 18, 2011 00:07 by Ruaidhrí O' Conghaile   text 41 comments (last - friday october 07, 2011 23:47)   image 10 images   video 7 video files   audio 6 audio files
It was announced earlier today that Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness is set to run for the office of Uachtarán na hÉireann, President of the Republic of Ireland.

The former Provisional I.R.A leader has said that he will run on a broad progressive platform building upon his role in the peace process in the north of Ireland.
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international / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Tuesday July 12, 2011 23:22 by Michael Cross   video 1 video file
Are traits associated with psychopathic personality actually assets to an ambitious politician or highly driven member of the corporate world? read full story / add a comment
antrim / elections / politics / press release Monday May 02, 2011 11:12 by IRSCNA
The IRSCNA sends good luck wishes to the IRSP's candidates in the North's council elections read full story / add a comment
antrim / elections / politics / press release Monday April 11, 2011 19:58 by JM
A surprise new candidate for the West Belfast constituency has been announced. read full story / add a comment
antrim / elections / politics / event notice Sunday April 10, 2011 15:20 by JM
Brian Pelan, is standing in West Belfast and he is opening up his campaign to all those opposed to the cuts. He is calling on potential supporters to join him in an open meeting to organize his campaign for the Assembly elections and build a movement that will continue when the elections have come and gone.

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national / elections / politics / news report Sunday April 03, 2011 17:57 by Pat Cox for the Aras   text 10 comments (last - friday june 10, 2011 19:26)   image 3 images
In these uncertain times, when people feel unclear about the future and what it might hold, here's a a piece of news that should unite everyone in Ireland.
Pat Cox is considering running for election to the post of President of Ireland. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Saturday March 26, 2011 16:28 by Christopher Isherwood   text 2 comments (last - wednesday april 25, 2012 04:25)   image 1 image
There is not one word on his literature about his position on abortion, civil partnership, his opposition to gay rights in general, his opposition to sex education. Not one word about religious values. No reference to his support for the Iona Institute and the right wing economic policies of its director David Quinn (overspending on public services was the problem)

His Brief CV makes no mention of his period as sec to archbishop Connell. He is only for adult stem cell research etc

You would think he was a soft-hearted liberal!

When will he come out as a catholic extremist? read full story / add a comment
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