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What is a Hung Parliament?

Caoimhe Gordon investigates the aftermath of the British election, which saw no party win a majority.

The aftermath of the British snap election last week brought with it a plethora of memes, each with varying ranges of hilarity, an estimated youth turnout of 69% and of course, a somewhat confounding result that can be characterised by

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Trying to understand a UK general election awash with confusion

The use of spin and slogans over coherent policy communication has made this election hard to follow.

Whatever individual, company or special taskforce has been charged with formulating party messaging in this general election, all of their work be traced back to one original source. That is Original Source, the shower gel manufacturers, the company with a

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After Stephen Donnelly, what’s left?

On foot of recent events, it is not unthinkable to question the survival of the Social Democrats as a viable political entity in the Dáil

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It’s hard to believe it is just over 6 months ago that Stephen Donnelly was hoisted to roaring electoral success on foot of 14,348 first preference votes in his home constituency of Wicklow. He was, until last week, one of

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The coup against Corbyn is a necessary evil to save the Labour party and British politics

Martin O’Donnell argues that while Corbyn’s views are popular among members of the Labour Party, he lacks the necessary qualities to be a capable leader.

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The decision by the British people to leave the European Union was a seismic one, the consequences of which are beginning to be felt already, in spite of the fact that it will be at least two years until the …

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Ivana Bacik returned to the Seanad on the thirteenth count

On the first count Bacik took 18% of first preference votes, coming second behind fellow incumbent David Norris

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After receiving 4,144  votes on the thirteenth count, senator Ivana Bacik was deemed elected by TCD constituency returning officer provost Patrick Prendergast before 7 pm on Wednesday evening.

She is the second senator to be elected to the chamber on …

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Are we going forward?

Seán Ó Deoráin analyses the current political landscape in the wake of the general election

COMMENTAnd so, the dust settles on another Irish general election. Or has it? The results of February’s poll means that the Irish electorate could be facing into a prolonged period of political uncertainty. Gone are the days when the “internal

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HEAD TO HEAD: Is Corbyn to blame for Labour’s problems?

Rory O’Sullivan and Rory O’Neill go Head to Head on Labour’s controversial leader

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He has destroyed his party’s unity, and with it, any meaningful opposition to the government

Will Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour automatically support strikes in any circumstances? What will they do about Trident? How do they plan on

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Relief for student voters as election date expected to be announced for Friday 26 February

The Taoiseach is set to publicly announce the decision on Wednesday, following weeks of rumoured coalition discord on the topic

NEWSAn Taoiseach Enda Kenny is expected to announce the polling day for the upcoming general election tomorrow, further delaying the decision. The decision comes down to a choice between Thursday 25 or Friday 26 February, with Friday being considered as

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A student voter’s guide to the general election

Our writers consider the policies of parties old and new in what will be the first election many students are eligible to vote in

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Our writers consider the policies of parties old and new in what will be the first election many students are eligible to vote in.

Click on the party names below to view our assessment of them.

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Social Democrats

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Budget analysis: helping key constituencies the government hopes will support them come election

With historically low voter turnout among under 25s during elections, there simply wasn’t much incentive to tackle the current issues facing students

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The fifth budget of the 31st Dail was clearly designed with an eye to the upcoming general election – while trumpeting headline changes like cuts to the rates of USC, free pre-school childcare and some minor increases in social welfare …

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