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# Monaghan
Councillor who told undercover reporter he wanted 'loads of money' is re-elected
Hugh McElvaney has now been elected to Monaghan County Council for the tenth successive time.
# ep2019
Polls open in 21 EU countries on final day of voting
The first official results will be announced at around 10pm Irish time.
# we go again
Election count day 2: What can we expect today?
The story of Friday’s election is still being written.
Almost 200 seats filled on local councils as counts get under way around country
All the data so far points to a Green surge in the Euro elections, meanwhile, with the party potentially claiming three seats.
# le2019
Mary Lou McDonald: 'Sinn Féin aren't crybabies, today is the Greens' day'
McDonald said she is disappointed with her party’s results.
# Cork
'Shambolic': Martin hits out at government as speculation mounts over defeat of directly elected mayor plebiscite
Martin’s comments come as speculation mounts in Cork that the plebiscite looks set to be defeated.
# Vote 19
A worrying trend for Fianna Fáil as exit polls show young people abandoning party
Micheál Martin has a task to convince those in their teens and 20s to give his candidates first preferences.
Early tallies show close fight for European seats but confirm Green surge
Many of the races for EU seats are too close to call so we’re expecting a long count.
# green wave
'Saoirse McHugh had a big personal impact': Why has Ireland gone Green for this year's elections?
The Green Party could be in for a record-breaking election.
# can't cope
The Euro elections aren't looking great for FF and a veteran ex-MEP says 'lessons weren't learned'
In the Midlands Northwest constituency, the two Fianna Fáil candidates could get just 9% of the vote between them.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you stay up to watch European and local election results?
Counting is underway across the country.
# rising tide
Eamon Ryan: 'I remember our darkest hours, hopefully today will be a good day'
The Green Party could take three seats in the European election.
# Exit Poll
Almost two-thirds of voters in favour of united Ireland, exit poll results show
65% of voters polled indicated they’d vote in favour of such a proposal.
# European elections
'I don't think it worked': Micheál Martin isn't too happy about the crowded line ups for this week's TV debates
Martin has suggested a ‘threshold’ for candidates might be used the next time around.
# long long weekend
The nation has voted - now here's your guide to when we'll find out the results
It probably will be after the weekend when we find out who fills what seats.
# Divorce referendum
Exit poll shows Greens will top European poll in Dublin amid big gains for the party
The exit poll has Ciarán Cuffe on 23%, with Fine Gael’s Frances Fitzgerald on 14%.
# Count on us
Your complete guide to's election and referendum coverage this weekend
We’ll keep you covered as counts take place on Saturday and Sunday.
# Voting
Turnout picks up in final hours of voting in elections and divorce referendum
Polling stations close at 10pm tonight.
# a nation decides
It's polling day: Here's your guide to voting in today's elections, referendum and plebiscites
Ireland goes to the polls on four different issues between 7am and 10pm today.
# ep2019
#DeniedMyVote trends in Britain as EU citizens are turned away from polling stations
Britain’s Electoral Commission said it was due to confusion over European election rules for those living abroad.
# eu elections
Facebook ads for website targeting Maria Walsh deemed not to break community standards
Fine Gael has asked Facebook and Google to remove the ads.
# Explainer
Hearts and minds: How UK's voting system for EU elections can allow new parties to surge ahead
The UK votes differently to Ireland in the European Elections, and this difference may help to explain why Farage’s party could win.
# last day
Candidates are out making their last pitches for your vote before the broadcast ban kicks in
Meanwhile more than 2,000 people on islands off the west coast are entitled to vote today.
# hermann kelly
European Parliament candidate threatens Dublin Bus with legal action over ban on political ads
The public transport company said it would no longer accept political advertisements following a number of complaints this month.
# ep2019
Fine Gael complains to Facebook over ads for website targeting Maria Walsh and 'the homosexual lifestyle'
The website is designed to look like a campaign site in favour of the Walsh’s candidacy but instead casts her in a negative light.
# ep2019
Explainer: What do MEPs actually do once they get a seat in the European Parliament?
Here’s what you can expect of the people you’re voting for on Friday.
# European elections 2019
Meet your candidates: The Midlands North West European hopefuls answer the big questions of the campaign
European Candidates for the Midlands North West constituency answer questions on nine of the election’s most topical issues.
# European elections 2019
Meet your candidates: Dublin's European hopefuls answer the big questions of the campaign
European Candidates for the Dublin constituency answer questions on nine of the election’s most topical issues.
# dublin constituency
Is the Charleton tribunal and Maurice McCabe raised on the doorsteps with Fitzgerald? 'Not particularly'
Minister Regina Doherty says she doesn’t believe the electorate will punish Fine Gael over the housing crisis.
# ep2019
Brexit, tax, immigration and kissing: It all went down in RTÉ's Midlands North-West debate
Prime Time’s David McCullagh had his hands full.
# the big debate
Ireland South debate: Carbon tax and EU army dominate as nine candidates battle it out ahead of Friday's vote
Nine candidates took part in the Sunday night debate on RTÉ One.
# story of a split
The 1995 referendum campaign was a thoroughly different beast to this one
Friday’s referendum has failed to see much of a debate.
# case for the defence
Explainer: Irish MEPs have been raising concerns of a future 'EU Army' - but is it likely to happen?
Claims around the potential for an EU army have been prominent in the election debate
# Opinion Poll
The Green Party's popularity has jumped ahead of next week's local and European elections
There were mixed fortunes for Ireland’s political parties ahead of the elections on 24 May.
# brexit party
How Nigel Farage’s new party capitalised on Brexit chaos to surge into the lead in the Euro polls
Only officially established in February, the Brexit Party now looks set to come out on top when the votes are counted.
# factcheck
Spotted a dodgy claim or a dubious statistic? is factchecking the European elections with 18 other newsrooms
We want our readers to help us factcheck these European elections.
# ep2019
Donald Trump, climate change and free speech top the agenda at Dublin election debate
There’s 19 candidates vying for a European Parliament seat in the Dublin constituency.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Did the German parliament approve the Irish budget in 2011?
Irexit Party leader and European election candidate Hermann Kelly claimed that the German Bundestag approved the Irish Budget in 2011 before the Dáil.
# European elections 2019
Question: If elected, do you promise to sit for the entire five-year term?
All candidates said it was their intention to sit for the full five-year term.
Here's how Pat Kenny's big Euro elections debate played out
Pat Kenny chaired questions between three candidates on the ‘Big Debate’ this evening.