Why the 2020 Irish election has changed the rules and what it means for the UK | ITV News

Sinn Fein has emerged as the most popular party after Ireland’s election on Saturday, securing the most first preference votes and topping the polls in the vast majority of constituencies. They received 24.5% of the vote share on first preference, while rivals Fianna Fail and Fine Gael got 22.2% and 20.9%. The almost-even split means … Read more Why the 2020 Irish election has changed the rules and what it means for the UK | ITV News

Irish elections: How Sinn Fein are causing a political earthquake

The success of Sinn Fein has come as a shock to the political establishment. Just before the election was called a month ago it was at 11 per cent in the opinion polls. It had disastrous European and local elections last year and was widely predicted to lose seats in this election. But it successfully … Read more Irish elections: How Sinn Fein are causing a political earthquake

Ireland election: “This is a Mary Lou monsoon”

“You could describe this as being a Sinn Fein surge, but also a Mary Lou monsoon”. As the vote count continues, France 24’s Stephen Carroll explains how the Irish electoral system works in Ireland and why Sinn Fein has performed so well in this election. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news … Read more Ireland election: “This is a Mary Lou monsoon”

“This isn’t a protest vote,” says Sinn Fein’s leader Mary Lou McDonald

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Ireland general election: Sinn Fein surges ahead

Initial counting for Ireland’s general election shows Sinn Fein surging to take 24.5 percent of the first-preference votes. That has put the left-wing party just ahead of the centre-right parties, Fianna Fail and Fine Gael, who have dominated mainstream politics for nearly a century. As counting continues it looks like no one party will win … Read more Ireland general election: Sinn Fein surges ahead

Irish nationalists Sinn Fein demand place in government after election success

Irish nationalists Sinn Fein demanded on Sunday to be part of the next Irish government after the left-wing party secured the most votes in an election that leader Mary Lou McDonald described as a ballot-box “revolution”. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our … Read more Irish nationalists Sinn Fein demand place in government after election success

Ireland elections: Exit poll has 3 main parties almost tied

Politics in Ireland seems on the brink of a momentous shift. In its general election, Sinn Fein has won a surge in support. Exit polls have the left-wing nationalist party matching the vote share of the two main parties. It would bring a party previously on the fringes to prominence as Al Jazeera’s Paul Brennan … Read more Ireland elections: Exit poll has 3 main parties almost tied

Sinn Fein’s surge in the Irish election leaves three parties tied: exit poll

Support for left-wing Irish nationalists Sinn Fein surged in an election on Saturday, leaving it tied with the party of Prime Minister Leo Varadkar but unlikely to emerge with the highest number of seats, an exit poll showed. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN … Read more Sinn Fein’s surge in the Irish election leaves three parties tied: exit poll

Ireland votes in ‘three-horse race’ to form next government

The Republic of Ireland has begun voting in a general election, with Prime Minister Leo Varadkar hoping to secure a new term on the back of Brexit but voters likely to judge him more on his domestic record. Polls opened across the country at 07:00 GMT on Saturday, with a small number of islands off … Read more Ireland votes in ‘three-horse race’ to form next government

Ireland election: Waiting to see doctor tops voter concerns

Ireland’s general election is less than 24 hours away. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar’s governing Fina Gael party is hoping to defy the opinion polls and retain power. But the opposition Sinn Fein party is enjoying a surge in support. The government called the snap election because of the crisis in the public healthcare system and … Read more Ireland election: Waiting to see doctor tops voter concerns

Irish elections: Support for Sinn Fein surges as PM battles for survival

The Irish political system could be about to undergo a major upheaval. Sinn Fein, a party traditionally associated with the IRA, is doing increasingly well in the polls in the lead up to this weekend’s elections. It’s extremely unlikely that the party will lead the next government, but its popularity signals an unexpected shake-up in … Read more Irish elections: Support for Sinn Fein surges as PM battles for survival

Ireland prepares to head to polls in election which could shift political norms | ITV News

If the polls are to be believed, often a big “if” these days, the Republic of Ireland could soon have a new prime minister and a new government by next week. Leo Varadkar, a constant opponent of Brexit, as leader of our closest EU neighbour, says its way to soon to write his political obituary. … Read more Ireland prepares to head to polls in election which could shift political norms | ITV News

Sinn Fein leads in poll for first time ahead of Irish elections

As Ireland prepares to vote in Saturday’s general election, polls suggest a groundswell of support for Sinn Féin. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) The left-wing nationalist party is leading popularity polls for the first time ever – and its leader Mary Lou McDonald will now take part in tonight’s leaders’ election debate on TV. The party’s signature demand … Read more Sinn Fein leads in poll for first time ahead of Irish elections