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#Election 14

# election-14 - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Policy u-turn means people seeking asylum can now receive election leaflets
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Policy u-turn means people seeking asylum can now receive election leaflets

May 15th 2014, 11:16 AM 4,229 Views 35 Comments

However, Human Rights Ireland said that “issues still remain” with the system.

# election-14 - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Whatever about the candidates - can you trust the voters?... On the trail in Tipp
# Not Easy Being Green
# Not Easy Being Green

Whatever about the candidates - can you trust the voters?... On the trail in Tipp

May 13th 2014, 8:30 PM 10,655 Views 15 Comments

This butcher in Cashel’s promising his vote to the Greens. Other locals are also pledging their number ones to Grace O’Sullivan — but, it turns out, some are more genuine than others…

# election-14 - Monday 12 May, 2014

Green Party candidate reports alleged racial abuse to gardaí
# Election 14
# Election 14

Green Party candidate reports alleged racial abuse to gardaí

May 12th 2014, 6:45 AM 14,761 Views 59 Comments

Grazvydas Vaitekunas, originally from Lithuania, was erecting posters in Monaghan last Thursday, when he was subjected to verbal racial abuse.

# election-14 - Sunday 11 May, 2014

David Hall says blackmail scandal won't put him off Dáil bid
# Dublin West
# Dublin West

David Hall says blackmail scandal won't put him off Dáil bid

May 11th 2014, 7:55 PM 31,633 Views 100 Comments

David Hall, best known as a mortgage debt campaigner, says he was asked for €10,000 for a video which appears to show him making race-based remarks.

Richard Cahill: 'Volunteer and community groups held this country together during austerity'
# Ireland South
# Ireland South

Richard Cahill: 'Volunteer and community groups held this country together during austerity'

May 11th 2014, 10:15 AM 7,203 Views 14 Comments

This Ireland South candidate in the European elections is hoping to reinforce at EU level the importance of volunteer work.

Poll: Will you be voting in the EU elections?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you be voting in the EU elections?

May 11th 2014, 8:55 AM 12,291 Views 139 Comments

A poll in the UK showed only one in ten voters can name their MEP… Will you be casting a ballot on Friday week?

# election-14 - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Independent EU candidate wants to introduce a 'radical' form of democracy
# Election 14
# Election 14

Independent EU candidate wants to introduce a 'radical' form of democracy

May 10th 2014, 5:30 PM 15,167 Views 37 Comments

TJ Fay, the oldest candidate in election, is running in the Midlands-North-West constituency.

A comedian's brother, a garda whistleblower... The 'super subs' that could end up in Europe
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

A comedian's brother, a garda whistleblower... The 'super subs' that could end up in Europe

May 10th 2014, 9:45 AM 20,778 Views 26 Comments

The list of ‘replacements’ that could end up taking MEP seats also includes pro-life and LGBT campaigners, a former army officer, and an ex-world champion athlete.

# election-14 - Friday 9 May, 2014

Fianna Fáil condemns anti-Semitic remark allegedly made by canvasser
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Fianna Fáil condemns anti-Semitic remark allegedly made by canvasser

May 9th 2014, 10:43 PM 32,676 Views 119 Comments

The Jewish Representative Council of Ireland claims a canvasser made remarks regarding the former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter.

# election-14 - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Labour Senator's attack on election rival continues amid calls to withdraw 'sexist remark'
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Labour Senator's attack on election rival continues amid calls to withdraw 'sexist remark'

May 8th 2014, 2:44 PM 42,086 Views 214 Comments

An image, posted by Lorraine Higgins’s social media accounts, branded Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan a “turkey”.

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

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

May 8th 2014, 8:00 AM 6,384 Views 17 Comments

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

# election-14 - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

It's on: Hanafin staying in race, despite Martin asking her three times to withdraw
# Battle Of Blackrock
# Battle Of Blackrock

It's on: Hanafin staying in race, despite Martin asking her three times to withdraw

May 6th 2014, 12:43 PM 12,263 Views 54 Comments

“The portrayal on Saturday was ‘here’s a former minister muscling in’. Quite genuinely, I wasn’t.”

This MEP got a visit from the sheriff over unpaid Property Tax
# Murphy's Law
# Murphy's Law

This MEP got a visit from the sheriff over unpaid Property Tax

May 6th 2014, 10:48 AM 15,691 Views 90 Comments

Paul Murphy’s questioned the timing of the visit, just a few weeks out from the European elections.

Poll: Has an election candidate called at your door yet?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Has an election candidate called at your door yet?

May 6th 2014, 9:37 AM 14,340 Views 111 Comments

Some people have yet to see a canvasser come a’knocking.

# election-14 - Monday 5 May, 2014

Mairead McGuinness: 'The notion that I'm a safe candidate for Fine Gael is bunkum'
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Mairead McGuinness: 'The notion that I'm a safe candidate for Fine Gael is bunkum'

May 5th 2014, 6:30 PM 9,710 Views 56 Comments

The sitting MEP believes she will have to put up a fight to retain her seat in the upcoming election.

# election-14 - Saturday 3 May, 2014

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

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

May 3rd 2014, 7:45 AM 12,113 Views 24 Comments

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 TheJournal.ie’s EU quiz.

# election-14 - Thursday 1 May, 2014

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

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

May 1st 2014, 6:54 PM 8,648 Views 36 Comments

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

# election-14 - Sunday 27 April, 2014

Sinn Féin leads in Dublin, but Hayes faces a fight
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Sinn Féin leads in Dublin, but Hayes faces a fight

Apr 27th 2014, 7:57 PM 21,716 Views 126 Comments

Another good result for Sinn Féin means a bad result for the junior Finance Minister.

# election-14 - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

ESB warns candidates: Don't put your posters on electrical poles or you may die
# Topping The Poles
# Topping The Poles

ESB warns candidates: Don't put your posters on electrical poles or you may die

Apr 23rd 2014, 7:15 AM 10,542 Views 52 Comments

Or be pretty badly injured.

# election-14 - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Fianna Fáil candidate accused of "flouting regulations" as election posters go up four days early
# Poster Girl
# Poster Girl

Fianna Fáil candidate accused of "flouting regulations" as election posters go up four days early

Apr 19th 2014, 2:04 PM 18,147 Views 159 Comments

Mary Fitzpatrick’s posters were erected near the Battle of Clontarf festival.

# election-14 - Sunday 2 March, 2014

"The best of luck to him" - former Hayes campaigner to run for Fianna Fáil
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

"The best of luck to him" - former Hayes campaigner to run for Fianna Fáil

Mar 2nd 2014, 7:30 AM 10,668 Views 20 Comments

Emmett Hegarty put 30 hours a week into Brian Hayes’ 2011 campaign. Now he will seek election to South Dublin County Council for Fianna Fáil.