Thursday January 23, 2020

A-Z of the local elections

There’s a whole alphabet of factors in the current race to win hearts, minds and council seats

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
12th May, 2019
Posters, posters everywhere: councillors say high visibility is important for new candidates Picture: Rollingnews.ie

There will be almost 1,800 candidates competing for 949 council seats around the country when voters go to the polls on Friday, May 24. Every race is different, but here is a working A to Z guide to the local elections.

A is for announcements

Governments always want to give a shot in the arm to their council candidates during the campaign with some ‘good news’ announcements, though some promised items may never materialise. The big...

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