Ireland to hold general election next month

14 Janvier, 2020, 16:51 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Deputy Michael Lowry said he expects the election to be 'well underway' by 5 February

It's understood the Taoiseach told his cabinet the election date during their meeting on Tuesday morning.

It will be the first general election on a Saturday since the foundation of the State in 1922.

Her entry into the race will cause a headache for Fine Gael in the south east constituency where its two incumbent TDs, Paul Kehoe and Michael D'Arcy, are battling for re-election.

Mr Varadkar said after that interview that he was glad she did not get elected to the Dáil for Fine Gael and said he regretted picking her to run for the party.

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The Saturday date comes as a surprise as many believed he would go to the country on either Friday, February 7th or 14th.

On Tuesday Leo Varadkar will end weeks of speculation about the timing of the election when he will formally request at 2pm that the president dissolves the current parliament.

This means the election campaign effectively starts today and Corkonians can expect election posters to be erected in the coming days.

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