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# ep2019 - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Councillor who told undercover reporter he wanted 'loads of money' is re-elected
# Monaghan
# Monaghan

Councillor who told undercover reporter he wanted 'loads of money' is re-elected

May 26th 2019, 2:28 PM 116,849 Views 90 Comments

Hugh McElvaney has now been elected to Monaghan County Council for the tenth successive time.

Polls open in 21 EU countries on final day of voting
# Ep2019
# Ep2019

Polls open in 21 EU countries on final day of voting

May 26th 2019, 8:12 AM 7,402 Views 20 Comments

The first official results will be announced at around 10pm Irish time.

Election count day 2: What can we expect today?
# We Go Again
# We Go Again

Election count day 2: What can we expect today?

May 26th 2019, 6:00 AM 18,812 Views 9 Comments

The story of Friday’s election is still being written.

As it happened: Almost 200 seats filled on local councils as counts get under way around country
Live May 26th 2019, 2:35 AM

As it happened: Almost 200 seats filled on local councils as counts get under way around country

# ep2019 - Saturday 25 May, 2019

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Sinn Féin aren't crybabies, today is the Greens' day'
# Le2019
# Le2019

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Sinn Féin aren't crybabies, today is the Greens' day'

May 25th 2019, 6:40 PM 32,659 Views 87 Comments

McDonald said she is disappointed with her party’s results.

'Shambolic': Martin hits out at government as speculation mounts over defeat of directly elected mayor plebiscite
# Cork
# Cork

'Shambolic': Martin hits out at government as speculation mounts over defeat of directly elected mayor plebiscite

May 25th 2019, 3:05 PM 52,314 Views 48 Comments

Martin’s comments come as speculation mounts in Cork that the plebiscite looks set to be defeated.

A worrying trend for Fianna Fáil as exit polls show young people abandoning party
# Vote 19
# Vote 19

A worrying trend for Fianna Fáil as exit polls show young people abandoning party

May 25th 2019, 3:01 PM 23,575 Views 52 Comments

Micheál Martin has a task to convince those in their teens and 20s to give his candidates first preferences.

As it happened: Early tallies show close fight for European seats but confirm Green surge
Live May 25th 2019, 2:25 PM

As it happened: Early tallies show close fight for European seats but confirm Green surge

'Saoirse McHugh had a big personal impact': Why has Ireland gone Green for this year's elections?
# Green Wave
# Green Wave

'Saoirse McHugh had a big personal impact': Why has Ireland gone Green for this year's elections?

May 25th 2019, 12:57 PM 44,005 Views 101 Comments

The Green Party could be in for a record-breaking election.

The Euro elections aren't looking great for FF and a veteran ex-MEP says 'lessons weren't learned'
# Can't Cope
# Can't Cope

The Euro elections aren't looking great for FF and a veteran ex-MEP says 'lessons weren't learned'

May 25th 2019, 12:22 PM 24,834 Views 33 Comments

In the Midlands Northwest constituency, the two Fianna Fáil candidates could get just 9% of the vote between them.

Poll: Will you stay up to watch European and local election results?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you stay up to watch European and local election results?

May 25th 2019, 10:23 AM 13,873 Views 25 Comments

Counting is underway across the country.

Eamon Ryan: 'I remember our darkest hours, hopefully today will be a good day'
# Rising Tide
# Rising Tide

Eamon Ryan: 'I remember our darkest hours, hopefully today will be a good day'

May 25th 2019, 10:14 AM 14,816 Views 88 Comments

The Green Party could take three seats in the European election.

Almost two-thirds of voters in favour of united Ireland, exit poll results show
# Exit Poll
# Exit Poll

Almost two-thirds of voters in favour of united Ireland, exit poll results show

May 25th 2019, 9:40 AM 29,945 Views 108 Comments

65% of voters polled indicated they’d vote in favour of such a proposal.

'I don't think it worked': Micheál Martin isn't too happy about the crowded line ups for this week's TV debates
# European Elections
# 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

May 25th 2019, 7:45 AM 20,838 Views 30 Comments

Martin has suggested a ‘threshold’ for candidates might be used the next time around.

The nation has voted - now here's your guide to when we'll find out the results
# Long Long Weekend
# Long Long Weekend

The nation has voted - now here's your guide to when we'll find out the results

May 25th 2019, 12:05 AM 46,008 Views 53 Comments

It probably will be after the weekend when we find out who fills what seats.

# ep2019 - Friday 24 May, 2019

Exit poll shows Greens will top European poll in Dublin amid big gains for the party
# Divorce Referendum
# Divorce Referendum

Exit poll shows Greens will top European poll in Dublin amid big gains for the party

May 24th 2019, 10:08 PM 117,611 Views 225 Comments

The exit poll has Ciarán Cuffe on 23%, with Fine Gael’s Frances Fitzgerald on 14%.

Your complete guide to TheJournal.ie's election and referendum coverage this weekend
# Count On Us
# Count On Us

Your complete guide to TheJournal.ie's election and referendum coverage this weekend

May 24th 2019, 7:02 PM 13,074 Views 31 Comments

We’ll keep you covered as counts take place on Saturday and Sunday.

Turnout picks up in final hours of voting in elections and divorce referendum
# Voting
# Voting

Turnout picks up in final hours of voting in elections and divorce referendum

Updated May 24th 2019, 7:00 PM 54,655 Views 135 Comments

Polling stations close at 10pm tonight.

It's polling day: Here's your guide to voting in today's elections, referendum and plebiscites
# A Nation Decides
# A Nation Decides

It's polling day: Here's your guide to voting in today's elections, referendum and plebiscites

May 24th 2019, 6:00 AM 57,859 Views 24 Comments

Ireland goes to the polls on four different issues between 7am and 10pm today.

# ep2019 - Thursday 23 May, 2019

#DeniedMyVote trends in Britain as EU citizens are turned away from polling stations
# Ep2019
# Ep2019

#DeniedMyVote trends in Britain as EU citizens are turned away from polling stations

May 23rd 2019, 8:07 PM 21,367 Views 18 Comments

Britain’s Electoral Commission said it was due to confusion over European election rules for those living abroad.

Facebook ads for website targeting Maria Walsh deemed not to break community standards
# Eu Elections
# Eu Elections

Facebook ads for website targeting Maria Walsh deemed not to break community standards

May 23rd 2019, 6:43 PM 31,030 Views 51 Comments

Fine Gael has asked Facebook and Google to remove the ads.

Hearts and minds: How UK's voting system for EU elections can allow new parties to surge ahead
# Explainer
# Explainer

Hearts and minds: How UK's voting system for EU elections can allow new parties to surge ahead

May 23rd 2019, 11:25 AM 10,010 Views 38 Comments

The UK votes differently to Ireland in the European Elections, and this difference may help to explain why Farage’s party could win.

Candidates are out making their last pitches for your vote before the broadcast ban kicks in
# Last Day
# Last Day

Candidates are out making their last pitches for your vote before the broadcast ban kicks in

May 23rd 2019, 8:12 AM 9,649 Views 62 Comments

Meanwhile more than 2,000 people on islands off the west coast are entitled to vote today.

European Parliament candidate threatens Dublin Bus with legal action over ban on political ads
# Hermann Kelly
# Hermann Kelly

European Parliament candidate threatens Dublin Bus with legal action over ban on political ads

May 23rd 2019, 6:00 AM 27,934 Views 54 Comments

The public transport company said it would no longer accept political advertisements following a number of complaints this month.

# ep2019 - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Fine Gael complains to Facebook over ads for website targeting Maria Walsh and 'the homosexual lifestyle'
# Ep2019
# Ep2019

Fine Gael complains to Facebook over ads for website targeting Maria Walsh and 'the homosexual lifestyle'

May 22nd 2019, 11:07 PM 43,028 Views 104 Comments

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.

Explainer: What do MEPs actually do once they get a seat in the European Parliament?
# Ep2019
# Ep2019

Explainer: What do MEPs actually do once they get a seat in the European Parliament?

May 22nd 2019, 9:00 PM 14,029 Views 33 Comments

Here’s what you can expect of the people you’re voting for on Friday.

Meet your candidates: The Midlands North West European hopefuls answer the big questions of the campaign
# European Elections 2019
# European Elections 2019

Meet your candidates: The Midlands North West European hopefuls answer the big questions of the campaign

May 22nd 2019, 7:30 PM 60,151 Views 39 Comments

European Candidates for the Midlands North West constituency answer questions on nine of the election’s most topical issues.

Meet your candidates: Dublin's European hopefuls answer the big questions of the campaign
# European Elections 2019
# European Elections 2019

Meet your candidates: Dublin's European hopefuls answer the big questions of the campaign

May 22nd 2019, 7:30 PM 65,699 Views 55 Comments

European Candidates for the Dublin constituency answer questions on nine of the election’s most topical issues.

Is the Charleton tribunal and Maurice McCabe raised on the doorsteps with Fitzgerald? 'Not particularly'
# Dublin Constituency
# Dublin Constituency

Is the Charleton tribunal and Maurice McCabe raised on the doorsteps with Fitzgerald? 'Not particularly'

May 22nd 2019, 5:20 PM 12,293 Views 61 Comments

Minister Regina Doherty says she doesn’t believe the electorate will punish Fine Gael over the housing crisis.

Brexit, tax, immigration and kissing: It all went down in RTÉ's Midlands North-West debate
# Ep2019
# Ep2019

Brexit, tax, immigration and kissing: It all went down in RTÉ's Midlands North-West debate

May 22nd 2019, 7:30 AM 29,726 Views 45 Comments

Prime Time’s David McCullagh had his hands full.

# ep2019 - Monday 20 May, 2019

Ireland South debate: Carbon tax and EU army dominate as nine candidates battle it out ahead of Friday's vote
# The Big Debate
# The Big Debate

Ireland South debate: Carbon tax and EU army dominate as nine candidates battle it out ahead of Friday's vote

May 20th 2019, 1:08 AM 17,796 Views 34 Comments

Nine candidates took part in the Sunday night debate on RTÉ One.

# ep2019 - Sunday 19 May, 2019

The 1995 referendum campaign was a thoroughly different beast to this one
# Story Of A Split
# Story Of A Split

The 1995 referendum campaign was a thoroughly different beast to this one

May 19th 2019, 9:30 PM 24,023 Views 42 Comments

Friday’s referendum has failed to see much of a debate.

# ep2019 - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Explainer: Irish MEPs have been raising concerns of a future 'EU Army' - but is it likely to happen?
# Case For The Defence
# Case For The Defence

Explainer: Irish MEPs have been raising concerns of a future 'EU Army' - but is it likely to happen?

May 18th 2019, 10:01 PM 21,149 Views 78 Comments

Claims around the potential for an EU army have been prominent in the election debate

The Green Party's popularity has jumped ahead of next week's local and European elections
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

The Green Party's popularity has jumped ahead of next week's local and European elections

May 18th 2019, 6:39 PM 24,816 Views 116 Comments

There were mixed fortunes for Ireland’s political parties ahead of the elections on 24 May.

How Nigel Farage’s new party capitalised on Brexit chaos to surge into the lead in the Euro polls
# Brexit Party
# Brexit Party

How Nigel Farage’s new party capitalised on Brexit chaos to surge into the lead in the Euro polls

May 18th 2019, 9:00 AM 21,777 Views 65 Comments

Only officially established in February, the Brexit Party now looks set to come out on top when the votes are counted.

Spotted a dodgy claim or a dubious statistic? TheJournal.ie is factchecking the European elections with 18 other newsrooms
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Spotted a dodgy claim or a dubious statistic? TheJournal.ie is factchecking the European elections with 18 other newsrooms

May 18th 2019, 8:30 AM 8,163 Views 26 Comments

We want our readers to help us factcheck these European elections.

# ep2019 - Thursday 16 May, 2019

Donald Trump, climate change and free speech top the agenda at Dublin election debate
# Ep2019
# Ep2019

Donald Trump, climate change and free speech top the agenda at Dublin election debate

May 16th 2019, 10:00 PM 7,936 Views 13 Comments

There’s 19 candidates vying for a European Parliament seat in the Dublin constituency.

FactCheck: Did the German parliament approve the Irish budget in 2011?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did the German parliament approve the Irish budget in 2011?

May 16th 2019, 9:00 PM 22,158 Views 57 Comments

Irexit Party leader and European election candidate Hermann Kelly claimed that the German Bundestag approved the Irish Budget in 2011 before the Dáil.

Question: If elected, do you promise to sit for the entire five-year term?
# European Elections 2019
# European Elections 2019

Question: If elected, do you promise to sit for the entire five-year term?

May 16th 2019, 6:05 PM 1,711 Views 1 Comment

All candidates said it was their intention to sit for the full five-year term.

# ep2019 - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

As it happened: Here's how Pat Kenny's big Euro elections debate played out
Live May 15th 2019, 11:45 PM

As it happened: Here's how Pat Kenny's big Euro elections debate played out