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10 Jun 2016 Thousands of people expected to host Centenary Street Feasts »

Thousands of people expected to host Centenary Street Feasts

Thousands of people expected to host Centenary Street Feasts in gardens, parks and streets across the country. Minister for Regional Development, Rural Affairs, Arts and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, has today (Thursday) announced details of the largest ever Street Feast, which will take place this Sunday, 12th June. This year, as part of Ireland 2016, over 1,200 Feasts involving around 120,000 people are confirmed so far across the country as people reconnect with old friends and welcome some new ones. In streets, parks and gardens across the country, families and friends will invite neighbours to join them at a special Centenary...

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29 Feb 2016 General Election 2016 - Overview »

General Election 2016 - Overview

Summary The outgoing Fine Gael/Labour Government was heavily defeated, with the parties moving from winning 55.5% electoral support in 2011 to 31.1% now. Fianna Fáil made the biggest gains in support followed by independents and Sinn Fein. The result of the election is that a combination of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael seems to represent the only politically viable parliamentary option to support a government. It may take several weeks or longer for a new government to emerge, during which time Fine Gael will provide an acting government No radical policy shifts are likely,...

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