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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# european election

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# Tory leadership
Sajid Javid throws his hat in leadership race as Gove 'saddened' over election result
Secretary Michael Gove is pledging to leave the EU before the next general election.
AS IT HAPPENED
All to play for as first European election counts announced
Stick with us as we bring you the latest updates all evening and into the night.
AS IT HAPPENED
Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael securing majority of votes as Sinn Féin takes a hit
There is still a long way to go before the end of the election.
# european election
RTÉ now lists all candidates in a constituency whenever one is mentioned on air
How does RTÉ achieve balance with its election coverage? The ‘stopwatch’ approach and listing all its candidates.
# 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.
# SELECTED
Social Democrats councillor Gary Gannon to run for MEP seat in Dublin
Gannon (32) was selected at a convention in Dublin city this evening by party members.
# online adverts
Twitter portal to allow election partners flag issues directly during European elections
Fianna Fái’s Bill which seeks tackle political advertising on online media platforms is to be discussed today.
# battle of brexit
"A vote for selfishness": The battle of millennials and Brexit-voting boomers
As the dust settles on the UK decision to exit the EU, younger people fear their fate has been sealed by their elders.
# six one news
'Exaggerated and inaccurate': RTÉ denies bias in election coverage as complaint is rejected
Nessa Childers wasn’t happy with a feature on the Six One News.
# the final whistle
'The government treats people like gobshites' - John Wilson
The former garda welcomed Eamon Gilmore’s resignation as Labour leader, describing him as “arrogant”.
# loud noises
Smacking, shellacking and John The Baptist - Election 2014 in quotes
Politicians on both sides have been singing a surprisingly similar tune the last couple of days…
# Midlands-North-West
'We've been waiting for 100 years for someone to come and save us' - Ming calls for political change
Flanagan is expected to secure one of four European seats in the 15-county Midlands North West constituency.
# hedging his bets
Enda Kenny refuses to rule out coalition with Sinn Féin or Fianna Fáil
The Taoiseach said Sinn Féin has emerged from the local and European elections as “a significant political entity”. He made the comments in Castlebar this afternoon, where he narrowly avoided a group of protestors.
# Golden Ticket
Woman gets gold ring back after dropping it into ballot box
A witness at the Mayo count centre this afternoon said she was “damn delighted” to get it back.
# Election 2014
This MEP candidate almost wasn't allowed vote for himself (or anyone else)
Direct Democracy Ireland’s Jan Van De Ven was told he could only vote in the locals, despite the fact that he voted in the last European election.
# On the canvass
'People are raging': Bríd Smith is capitalising on voter anger
The People Before Profit MEP candidate has said she is “as equally in contention” as anyone to take the third seat in Dublin.
# not now
Noonan: We will deal with medical card issues... after the election
The finance minister said acting this week would be dismissed as a “stunt”.
# Oops
Lorainne Higgins criticised after campaign van parked in a disabled space
The Labour MEP candidate in Midlands-North-West said the incident was “an honest mistake”.
# Cancer
Banning mobile phones and cigarettes - this MEP candidate wants a simpler way of life
“We are literally floating in a sea of radiation nowadays. It’s completely reckless.”
# Election 2014
Rónán Mullen dancing to Pharrell and 5 other slightly odd campaign videos
The campaign trail is proving to be an increasingly odd place to be.
# Election 2014
Mairead McGuinness: 'The notion that I'm a safe candidate for Fine Gael is bunkum'
The sitting MEP believes she will have to put up a fight to retain her seat in the upcoming election.
# Election 2014
The Socialist Party thinks Labour could be 'wiped out' within three years
Paul Murphy, the party’s Dublin MEP candidate, said that water charges were “the straw that breaks the camel’s back” for voters.
# Election 2014
Jillian Godsil to run in European elections after scrapping of law barring bankruptees
At the end of February Jillian Godsil was declared bankrupt in Ireland.
# Election 2014
FG's young 'policy wonk' wants to trade a seat in the Dáil for one in Europe. Here's why:
Just over three years into his first stint as a TD, Simon Harris has his eyes on Brussels.
# No thanks
'The fun is over': John Gilroy won't actually be seeking the Labour MEP nomination
Gilroy told a parliamentary party meeting that he did not feel he would have enough time between the convention and the election to run a proper campaign.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Everyone’s talking about bugging at the Garda Ombudsman’s headquarters, gay marriage and European election candidates.