General election confirmed for Saturday, February 8

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General election confirmed for Saturday, February 8

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkaar has this afternoon signalled his intention to disolve the 32nd Dáil ahead of a general election which is set to be held on Saturday, February 8.

Having informed cabinet members this morning, An Taoiseach then contacted opposition party leaders before announcing the date of the election publicly.

It had been anticipated the date of the upcoming election would be announced today, although An Taoiseach's announcement that polling day will be on a Saturday has come as a surprise to many.