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Polling stations have opened across County Tipperary for voting in General Election 2016.
For the first time since the 1940s, Tipperary is one constituency, with five seats up for grabs.
Voting continues until 10 o'clock tonight.
The 32nd Dáil will have one less TD from the Premier County as the new Tipperary constituency has just 5 seats.
Previously the Tipperary North and Tipperary South constituencies each elected 3 TDs.
The changes put forward by the Boundary Commission also sees the annexing of the Lower Ormond area north of Nenagh into the new 3-seat Offaly constituency while there have also been changes at the other end of the county with a small part of the old Tipperary South now farmed off to Waterford. Read More
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None of the four party leaders landed a killer punch in Tuesday’s pre-election television debate, but Tánaiste Joan Burton put in a notably stronger performance than in the earlier debates.
Ms Burton scored strongly against Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams at decisive moments.
She appeared more relaxed than earlier in the campaign and gave full responses to the variety of issues that emerged in the course of the exchanges. Read More