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# ep2019

All time
# european commission president
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…
# Dublin City Council
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.
# the big debate
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.
# On the campaign trail
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
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.
# super subs
The Euro subs who could become MEPs without being elected
These people are on the candidates’ replacement lists.
# ep2019
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.
# out and out lead
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.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you vote along party lines on 24 May?
Do you have a strong allegiance to a political party?
# Election time
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.
# vote vote vote
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.
# Knock Knock
They're all looking for your vote, but what should you ask politicians when they come to your door?
Here are a few suggestions.
# on the defensive
'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.
# hey eu
European elections: What constituency am I in? Who can I vote for?
We’ve got you covered.
# Elections
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.
# irish freedom party
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
QUIZ: Do you know who this MEP is?
Have you been paying attention to these politicians over the last five years?
# ep2019
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.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you registered to vote?
The European and local elections are taking place next month.
# ep2019
British far-right figure Tommy Robinson to run in EU elections
Robinson was the founder of the anti-Islam English Defence League.
# elections 2019
'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.
# Your Say
Poll: Should election posters be banned?
The EU and local election campaigns begin today, so posters have been popping up all over the country.
# european election
'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.
# the candidates
Here are the candidates running in the European Parliament elections
There are 59 candidates running across the three constituencies.
# MEPs
59 candidates declare for European Parliament elections in May
13 Irish MEPs will be elected when voters go to the polls on 24 May.
# 24 may
Gemma O'Doherty announces intention to run in European elections
She is planning to put in her nomination papers in the coming days.
# flextension
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.
# foreign interference
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.
# Brexit
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..
# European Parliament
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.