Voting is underway today in Ireland for the General Election, with the very real likelihood that Leo Varadkar and Fine Gael are set to be ousted from power after nine years.
While the makeup of the next government is yet to be decided, polling indicates that Sinn Féin will have some part in it if it turns into real votes. For now, all we can do is sit and wait - and enjoy the excellent dogs and good boys in the #DogsAtPollingStations Twitter hashtag.
Here are a few examples so far. We'll be adding more as the day goes by.
— Stephen Spillane (He/Him) (@spiller2) February 8, 2020
— Michael Doherty (@profmdoherty) February 8, 2020
— Briain Smyth (@BriainSmyth) February 8, 2020
— Neil Jackman (@JackmanNeil) February 8, 2020
— Johnnie Craig 🇪🇺🏴🇮🇹🏳️🌈 (@TheJohnnieCraig) February 8, 2020
— Eoghan Clogher (@eoghanclogher) February 8, 2020
— Vinnie Quinn (@vinniequinn) February 8, 2020
If you're unsure of what your constituency is, you can check this map provided by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment here.
If you think this country has gone to the dogs (heh), get out and vote today. If you're unsure of what way to vote, we won't attempt to sway you one way or the other. Instead, we'll point you to a quote by 'Trainspotting' author Irvine Welsh.
"When you’re not doing so well, vote for a better life for yourself. If you are doing quite nicely, vote for a better life for others."