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# eu elections

This year
Fianna Fáil's Lisa Chambers 'considering' a run in the European elections next year
The senator was a TD for Mayo for four years, before losing her seat in 2020.
EU Parliament backs plan to give extra MEP seat to Ireland
The number of Irish MEPs could rise from 13 to 14 next year.
Countdown starts on EU election as MEPs race to finish new laws
A report by
Lauren Boland
One year out from voting, the pressure is on to get through legislation before MEPs’ focus starts to ‘wander’ back to their constituencies.
All time
EU says 'Russian sources' tried to undermine European election vote
The commission said it will take time to determine the “scope and impact” of the disinformation campaigns.
Highest turnout in 20 years across EU as populist right and Greens make gains on establishment parties
Turnout was up to around 51% across the continent.
Polls open in 21 EU countries on final day of voting
The first official results will be announced at around 10pm Irish time.
Facebook ads for website targeting Maria Walsh deemed not to break community standards
Fine Gael has asked Facebook and Google to remove the ads.
Facebook says whatever fine it faces over password breach is matter for Irish data watchdog
The Data Protection Commissioner has launched a statutory inquiry into Facebook’s password storage breach.
FF poll-topper: There's no bad blood with Micheál - I'd just rather meet with the people of Tipp
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’s EU quiz.
Marchers in Dublin City today want JobBridge to be scrapped
The protest is being organised by the youth committees of a number of unions with two MEP hopefuls involved.
'I have no plans whatsoever to be the next EU commissioner' - Tánaiste
Eamon Gilmore also said that discussions on who will take on the job will not begin until the latter part of next year following talk that colleague Ruairi Quinn is being lined-up.
Sinn Féin name Lynn Ní Bhaoigheallain as Dublin European election candidate
Despite being a native of Tallaght, Ní Bhaoigheallain contested the 2007 general election and 2009 local elections in Kerry.
Sinn Féin won't be waiting for the re-drawing of boundaries to pick its EU candidates
The party is pre-empting the decision of the Constituency Commission and choosing candidates for next year’s vote.