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#ep2019

# ep2019 - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Who are the candidates most likely to replace Jean-Claude Juncker?

What does the President of the European Commission do, and how is he/she elected? It’s complicated…

101 problems: Election posters blocking traffic signals and obstructing paths in Dublin

Most complaints are about posters being at a height that is too low or are obstructing traffic signals and signs.

# ep2019 - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Eamon Dunphy, former Rose of Tralee and UKIP's Welsh leader set to feature in first European TV debate

The first proper debate takes place on Virgin Media One tomorrow night.

In Navan, it's all about insurance and broadband (even if Peter Casey wants to talk immigration)

At a Midlands North-West hustings today, six candidates spoke about business in rural areas.

FactCheck: Did Nigel Farage coin the phrase ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’?

Nigel Farage has claimed that he used the phase repeatedly during the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign.

The Euro subs who could become MEPs without being elected

These people are on the candidates’ replacement lists.

Anti-eviction activist Ben Gilroy sues RTÉ over exclusion from televised MEP debates

The businessman claims RTÉ is in breach of broadcasting rules by excluding him from its upcoming debates.

# ep2019 - Sunday 12 May, 2019

Farage claims 'will of the people' is for UK to crash out with no deal as his Brexit party soars in polls

The Conservatives, meanwhile, look set for a battering at the polls this month.

# ep2019 - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Poll: Will you vote along party lines on 24 May? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you vote along party lines on 24 May?

Do you have a strong allegiance to a political party?

# ep2019 - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Pat Kenny says he's opposed to censoring people as he prepares to host Peter Casey debate

Kenny presented a presidential debate featuring Casey last year.

The Big Day of Voting: Today's your last chance to make sure you're registered to vote on May 24

There’s two elections, a referendum… and plebiscites in certain areas.

Opinion: 'Our apathy is the single greatest tool that vicious political groups will seek to weaponise as we head into the European election'

So far Ireland has rejected the toxic political rhetoric of far-right nationalism and Euroscepticism – but elsewhere in Europe that populist dogma is spreading, writes Benjamin Moore.

# ep2019 - Monday 6 May, 2019

# ep2019 - Sunday 5 May, 2019

'If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck...' - Dublin MEP candidates clash over potential for EU army

RTÉ’s The Week in Politics saw five candidates debating the issue today.

# ep2019 - Saturday 4 May, 2019

European elections: What constituency am I in? Who can I vote for?

We’ve got you covered.

# ep2019 - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

The poster debate may be ongoing, but there's no debate about posters on poles says ESB

The electricity utility has said dangerous situations have been created in the past by doing so.

# ep2019 - Monday 29 April, 2019

Irexit party accepting donations despite not being registered with Standards in Public Office Commission

Two members of the party are running as independents in the upcoming elections.

# ep2019 - Sunday 28 April, 2019

QUIZ: Do you know who this MEP is?

Have you been paying attention to these politicians over the last five years?

Peter Casey challenged over immigration during European elections tv debate

“What we can’t afford is to become a haven for freeloaders,” Casey told the Sunday Times.

Poll: Are you registered to vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you registered to vote?

The European and local elections are taking place next month.

# ep2019 - Thursday 25 April, 2019

British far-right figure Tommy Robinson to run in EU elections

Robinson was the founder of the anti-Islam English Defence League.

'Banning them is a red herring': Why election candidates are standing over their use of posters

There have been increasing calls from the public to stop the use of posters during elections.

# ep2019 - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Poll: Should election posters be banned? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should election posters be banned?

The EU and local election campaigns begin today, so posters have been popping up all over the country.

# ep2019 - Saturday 20 April, 2019

'Many think we're wrong to leave the Dáil, others want us to f**k off out of here' - Mick Wallace

“If people of the far-right want to run, that is there prerogative – I am not of that ilk,” he said.

# ep2019 - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Here are the candidates running in the European Parliament elections

There are 59 candidates running across the three constituencies.

# ep2019 - Monday 15 April, 2019

59 candidates declare for European Parliament elections in May

13 Irish MEPs will be elected when voters go to the polls on 24 May.

# ep2019 - Friday 12 April, 2019

Gemma O'Doherty announces intention to run in European elections

She is planning to put in her nomination papers in the coming days.

# ep2019 - Saturday 6 April, 2019

What does it mean for Ireland's European elections if the UK is compelled to hold its own?

Ireland will be holding its European elections on 24 May.

# ep2019 - Friday 29 March, 2019

Facebook deploys new transparency tools to protect EU elections

The State’s ethics watchdog raised concerns that foreign based organisations could influence elections in Ireland.

# ep2019 - Saturday 23 March, 2019

If UK seek long extension, they'll have to run candidates in European elections, says Coveney

The man tipped to be the next EC president says the UK is ‘infecting’ Europe’s decision-making process..

# ep2019 - Friday 22 March, 2019

Billy Kelleher will run as an MEP candidate for Fianna Fáil

Galway TD Anne Rabbitte has also been selected as an MEP candidate for the party.