Taoiseach says General Election to take place on February 8th
The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar has said has said he will travel to Áras an Uachtaráin this afternoon to ask President Michael D Higgin to dissolve the Dáil.
the general election will take place on Saturday, February 8th.
Dr Theresa Reidy Political Scientist at UCC says Saturday is interesting choice of day for voting but many of our European neighbours actually do vote over the weekend. Voters in Cork give their reaction to the announcement.
Crime Correspondent Paul Reynolds reports that Gardaí have issued an appeal for people who have concerns about missing loved ones to contact them. Fr Bryan Shortall, a Capuchin priest based at St Francis of Assisi Church in Priorswood, said the local community is "very upset, very frightened".