Ireland Vol.61 (GE2020: miscellaneous)

Election 2020: Housing, Tax, Health, Climate, Law and order, Education – Where the parties stand on the issues (02/07/2020) | @irishexaminer
Factbox: Who’s who in Ireland’s national election (02/07/2020) | @reuters
Ireland votes for a new government on Saturday: Here are the main contenders (02/07/2020) | @CNBC
3 things to know about Ireland’s elections Saturday: Sinn Fein’s surge, Leo Varadkar’s troubles, and what else to know about the vote. (02/07/2020) | @voxdotcom
Housing and health to shape Ireland election: More than 3.3 million voters to decide 160 new lawmakers on Saturday vote, with polls showing nationalists gaining traction (07/02/2020) | @anadoluagency
Everything You Need To Know About Ireland’s 2020 Election (02/07/2020) | @bustle
Ireland Goes to the Polls on Saturday. Here’s Why the Stakes Are So High (02/05/2020) | @TIME
Ireland’s vote could shape the UK’s future (02/06/2020) | @gzeromedia
What to watch for in Ireland’s election: The Irish prime minister was applauded for his handling of Brexit, but voters care more about their health and housing. (02/07/2020) | @AJENews
Mary Lou McDonald could take Sinn Fein into the political mainstream (07/02/2020) | @TheNewEuropean
Why Sinn Fein is surging in the Irish election: Party’s growing popularity could deny Prime Minister Leo Varadkar a second term. (02/03/2020) | @POLITICOEurope
Golden Irish boy abroad, unloved at home, Leo Varadkar braces for electoral defeat: Ireland’s prime minister wanted to play the Brexit card. Voters have other concerns. (02/07/2020) | @POLITICOEurope
Housing And Health To Shape Ireland Election: More than 3.3 million voters to decide 160 new lawmakers on Saturday vote, with polls showing nationalists gaining traction. (07/02/2020) | @Haberler
Can Leo Varadkar survive the upcoming Irish election? (15/01/2020) | @spectator

Are health manifestos a tonic for service revival? (29/01/2020) | @RTENews
ELECTION 2020: SUCCESSFUL HEALTH REFORM HINGES ON RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND CHARITIES (01/2020) | @The_Wheel_IRL
Election 2020 – Healthcare (w PDF; 30/01/2020) | @SocialJusticeI
General Election 2020 – Irish politics littered with heroes who gain support by protecting hospitals (27/01/2020) | @IrishSunOnline
General Election candidate: New hospital must be built on Cork city’s northside – Sinn Fein candidate Cllr Thomas Gould has said a new hospital for the Cork City region “must be situated on the northside.” (02/02/2020) | @echolivecork
St Michael’s Hospital denies downgrading claims (04/02/2020) | @RTENews
Simon Harris concedes that Fianna Fail may win this election following disastrous poll for Fine Gael (20/01/2020) | @ExtraIRL

Ireland’s housing crisis becomes key election issue after homeless man seriously injured (YouTube; 01/16/2020) | @euronews
Inside the Housing Crisis: the issue that could cost Leo Varadkar the election (Radio) | @PassportIrish
Ireland’s housing crisis could determine election (Radio; 02/07/2020) | @Marketplace
Irish housing crisis derails Varadkar’s re-election bid (02/03/2020) | @reuters
Election 2020 – Delivering a Fair and Affordable Housing System (w Voice; 30/01/2020) | @icsh_ie
Irish parties outline housing policies ahead of 2020 election (23/01/2020) | @RadiusDX

Ingrid Miley talks pensions ahead of the General Election (Video; 01/23/2020) | @RTENews
Pensions Poised To Be Key Battlefield (30/01/2020) | @MHCLawyers
‘It’s the pension, stupid!’ Retirement row ignites Irish election (01/23/2020) | @reuters
Nobody – including Sinn Fein – has a solution to our pensions time bomb (01/23/2020) | @griptmedia
Pension Inequality Firmly on the Election 2020 Campaign Agenda (23/01/2020) | @AgeAction
Election 2020 Debate: childcare and the pension age (Soundcloud) | @morningireland
Pensions in Ireland 2020 Report | @Matrixrecruit


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General Election 2020 manifestos – personal tax policies | @KPMG_Ireland
Technology Ireland launches General Election Manifesto (28/01/2020) | @SkillnetIreland
GE 2020: HIV Ireland share their manifesto for General Election 2020 candidates: HIV Ireland invite all General Election 2020 candidates to voice their support for the #HIVManifesto which aims to end new HIV transmissions, combat stigma and improve services for people living with HIV. (28/01/2020) | @GCNmag

Irish voters ready for change but it might not come just yet (02/07/2020) | @GreenwichTime,@bpolitics
Ireland’s General Election odds as Paddy Power reveals Sinn Fein and Fianna Fail set to win big (06/02/2020) | @IrishMirror
Sinn Fein in poll position to alter 100 years of political consensus in Ireland (07/02/2020) | @Independent
Irish election – live: Sinn Fein lead polls as Varadkar struggles ahead of election day and Storm Ciara arrival (07/02/2020) | @Independent
Irish election: Who will win and when do the polls open? – They are the UK’s closest neighbour and who is in charge in Dublin can have a big impact on British politics (07/02/2020) | @DailyMirror
Will this election mark the end of Ireland’s centre-right status quo? (06/02/2020) | @guardian
Ireland’s two-party system shaken by Sinn Fein surge (02/07/2020) | @njnntv,@AP
Ireland sees a socialist surge ahead of Saturday’s election: A new contender is challenging Ireland’s historically dominant parties. Polls show young voters are drawn to the bold, socialist policies of the Sinn Fein party as Ireland chooses a new parliament on Saturday. (02/07/2020) | @csmonitor
Ahead of Irish election, Leo Varadkar is struggling, while Sinn Fein surges (02/07/2020) | @washingtonpost
Why Brexit hero Leo Varadkar is staring down the barrel of defeat in Irish election (05/02/2020) | @Telegraph
Leo Varadkar loses his shine with Ireland’s voters (07/02/2020) | @FT
Leo Varadkar is fighting for his political life as Ireland’s election could bring dramatic change (02/06/2020) | @globeandmail
Interview: After Brexit – Snap Elections in Ireland (07/02/2020) | @fnfeurope
How Sinn Fein Ignited the Irish Election (But Won’t Win) (02/05/2020) | @bpolitics
Irish PM Varadkar Set to Lose Power, Betting Odds Signal (02/07/2020) | @bpolitics
Irish elections: an upset in the making? (02/06/2020) | @MENAFN,@ING_Economics
Ireland election outcome difficult to forecast (02/07/2020) | @EastOntNetwork
Desperate Varadkar calls election and admits success depends on Brexit (14/01/2020) | @Daily_Express
Will Irish Elections Lead to Unification?: After Saturday’s vote, the nationalist Sinn Fein party could form parts of governments in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland for the first time in history. (02/07/2020) | @ForeignPolicy
Irish election: A United Ireland, a Disunited Kingdom?: The rise of the nationalist Sinn Fein party has taken even itself by surprise. The onetime castaway of Irish politics is now the country’s most popular party – notwithstanding continued questions about its dark past. (07/02/2020) | @dwnews