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# brian-crowley - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Veteran MEP Brian Crowley confirms he won't be contesting European Election

Due to ill-health, Crowley has missed the entire current European Parliament session.

# brian-crowley - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Billy Kelleher says he wants to head to Europe as MEP Brian Crowley to outline his intentions tomorrow

Billy Kelleher voiced his interest in contesting the European elections today.

# brian-crowley - Thursday 19 January, 2017

'I was told it was all over. I held it together in the meeting, and then I went and had a good cry'

As part of our How My Business Works series we profile Clare health and recruitment company TTM.

# brian-crowley - Monday 15 December, 2014

'Family comes first': Irish MEPs explain poor voting record in Europe

Ireland ranks last out of all Member States for attendance at plenary sessions.

# brian-crowley - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

The Brian Crowley debacle is yet another blow to Micheál Martin's authority

Analysis: Defiance of the party leader is now a common occurrence in Fianna Fáil and it’s not good in the long run for the former Cabinet minister.

# brian-crowley - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Crowley's aligning himself with racist, xenophobic, anti-gay parties --- Micheál Martin

The FF leader said he had first learned of Crowley’s decision in a phone-call on Sunday night, and that it had been a surprise.

What a way to go: Fianna Fáil agrees that Brian Crowley expelled himself

The Fianna Fáil parliamentary party met today to discuss Crowley’s “bewildering” actions.

Pro-family and anti-immigration: Who are Brian Crowley's new mates?

They’re Brian Crowley’s new European bedfellows, but what do they stand for?

Poll: Should Fianna Fáil kick Brian Crowley out of the party? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Fianna Fáil kick Brian Crowley out of the party?

Does Micheál Martin have to give his party’s only MEP the boot?

# brian-crowley - Monday 23 June, 2014

'Unacceptable': Fianna Fáil is NOT happy with Crowley's move to Eurosceptic group

The party has said that many ECR policies “directly contradict core principles of the Fianna Fáil organisation”.

Fianna Fáil says Brian Cowley's move to Eurosceptic group is 'unacceptable'

Brian Crowley has switched to the European Conservatives and Reformists, a grouping that includes many right-wing parties including the British Conservatives.

# brian-crowley - Monday 26 May, 2014

Sinn Féin take second seat in Ireland South

Liadh Ni Ríada joins perennial poll-topper Brian Crowley in Europe.

# brian-crowley - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Boylan, Crowley and Ming looking good: What the exit polls say about the Euro vote

No counts yet but we can make some predictions.

# brian-crowley - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Battle lines and cantering elephants: Here's how Election 2014 is shaping up in Ireland South...

Ten counties. Four seats. Exactly 96 hours until the polls open.

# brian-crowley - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Running 3 FG candidates may have been a mistake, but the campaign's on now --- Seán Kelly

“The decision was made a number of months ago. Whether I agreed or disagreed with it, it’s over and done with…”

# brian-crowley - Saturday 3 May, 2014

FF poll-topper: There's no bad blood with Micheál - I'd just rather meet with the people of Tipp

The perennially popular Ireland South candidate on his 20-year Brussels record, his past differences with Micheál Martin, and why he’s not participating in’s EU quiz.

# brian-crowley - Thursday 1 May, 2014

FG MEP: Noonan tax remark is not an election tactic ... His FF rival: Hmmmm

The Finance Minister made one of his clearest statements yet today on possible tax cuts for hard-pressed middle-income workers.

# brian-crowley - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Call for government to be allowed shut down social media sites rejected by Fianna Fáil

A motion that called for the government to be given the right to shut down a social media site if it leads to the death of a citizen was defeated by delegates on day two of the party’s Ard Fheis in Killarney.

# brian-crowley - Sunday 9 March, 2014

Fianna Fáil and Labour select European candidates for Ireland South

Micheál Martin paid tribute to Liam Aylward who is retiring from politics, while Eamon Gilmore said the Labour Party is ready to fight come May.

# brian-crowley - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

'I've been in politics a long time': Fianna Fáil MEP Aylward to retire next year

The former junior minister and TD wants to give someone else a chance and will not seek re-election to the European Parliament next year.

# brian-crowley - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Hayes says 'wait and see' on Euro election run but Norah Casey insists: 'I'm out'

With the new constituencies decided political parties will soon be picking who they want to represent them in next year’s European Parliament election.

# brian-crowley - Sunday 5 August, 2012

From The42 Kerry hold on to defeat Roscommon and reach the MFC semi-finals Hard Fought

Kerry hold on to defeat Roscommon and reach the MFC semi-finals

A first-half goal from Brian Crowley got The Kingdom rolling but the Rossies gave them a huge fight.

# brian-crowley - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Fianna Fáil not running internal candidate in presidential election

Today’s announcement follows a meeting of the party’s TDs, senators and MEPs in Dublin.

# brian-crowley - Monday 29 August, 2011

Fianna Fáil says election candidate issue will be decided on Wednesday

Today’s committee meeting concluded that it would not recommend putting forward a candidate, according to one report this evening.

# brian-crowley - Tuesday 23 August, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Crowley withdraws bid for Fianna Fáil's presidential nomination

The withdrawal of the party’s most likely candidate all but assures that Fianna Fáil will not nominate anyone for the election.

# brian-crowley - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

Ó Muircheartaigh 'really considering' bid as FF members want candidate

The party wants to run a candidate according to a survey of TDs and senators. Meanwhile Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh is mulling a possible run.

# brian-crowley - Thursday 11 August, 2011

President Gaybo? Opinion poll puts Byrne as most popular candidate

Paddy Power’s RedC poll puts the as-yet-undeclared candidate as the most popular potential candidate in October’s election.

# brian-crowley - Monday 9 May, 2011

Bertie Ahern "won't be" presidential candidate for Fianna Fail Race For The Áras This post contains a poll

Bertie Ahern "won't be" presidential candidate for Fianna Fail

Party leader Micheal Martin says Ahern has indicated “no desire” to run.