RTE News: Ireland sets Feb 8 for new countrywide elections

The General Election is to be held on Saturday 8 February after President Michael D Higgins dissolved the 32nd Dáil this afternoon. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar briefed the Cabinet and opposition leaders this morning, before travelling to Áras an Uachtaráin to hold a short meeting with President Higgins.

This is the first time since 1918 that there will be a Saturday General Election.

For details on this report from RTE, fllow link below.