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# european-elections - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Green Party candidate Saoirse McHugh eliminated in Midlands North West

The 28 year-old was eliminated on the 14th count this morning.

# european-elections - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

'It seemed silly at the time': How a 2014 Supreme Court ruling led to record levels of spoiled votes this year

More than 4% of European election votes were deemed invalid this year.

Clare Daly takes 3rd Dublin MEP seat; Barry Andrews will take 4th seat after Brexit

Fianna Fáil’s Barry Andrews will take the fourth seat for the constituency once Brexit happens.

Seán Kelly elected as first Ireland South MEP

The Fine Gael candidate was first elected to the European Parliament in June 2009.

Recount takes place after questions about transfers in Dublin constituency

Last night, the count was suspended until 11am today.

# european-elections - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Polls open in 21 EU countries on final day of voting

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

# european-elections - Saturday 25 May, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

# european-elections - Thursday 23 May, 2019

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

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

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

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

Opinion: Who will be the winners and losers of the European Elections, 2019?

‘While lots of people have no interest it’s going to be absolutely fascinating for those of us who love the sport of electoral politics’ writes political columnist, Larry Donnelly

# european-elections - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

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

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

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

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

Prime Time’s David McCullagh had his hands full.

# european-elections - Monday 20 May, 2019

Poll: Have you made up your mind how you'll vote in the local and European elections? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you made up your mind how you'll vote in the local and European elections?

Ireland goes to the polls on Friday.

# european-elections - Friday 17 May, 2019

Question: Do you want Ireland to maintain its current corporation tax regime?

There wasn’t a consensus on whether Ireland should maintain its current corporation tax or not.

# european-elections - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

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

Pat Kenny chaired questions between three candidates on the ‘Big Debate’ this evening.

Pro-life MEP candidate withdraws action against RTÉ over one minute debate clip

It is the second case to be taken against the broadcaster in the High Court this week.

# european-elections - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

European election candidate Ben Gilroy loses court bid seeking apology from RTÉ over debate exclusion

Mr Justice Senan Allen today said the relief sought by Gilroy was “unknown to the law”.

The Euro subs who could become MEPs without being elected

These people are on the candidates’ replacement lists.

# european-elections - 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?

# european-elections - 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.

# european-elections - 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.

# european-elections - Saturday 4 May, 2019

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

We’ve got you covered.

# european-elections - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Harris says pathologists that raised concerns about Waterford mortuary 'carried out an important duty'

The journalist who broke the story has published the letter which originally raised concerns.

# european-elections - Monday 29 April, 2019

Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont blocked from running in EU elections

Puigdemont slammed the move in a tweet as a “legal scandal and a coup to democracy”.

# european-elections - Friday 26 April, 2019

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.

# european-elections - 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.

# european-elections - 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.

# european-elections - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Here are the candidates running in the European Parliament elections

There are 59 candidates running across the three constituencies.

# european-elections - 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.

# european-elections - Sunday 14 April, 2019

The Explainer: What exactly happened with Brexit last Wednesday night?

That’s what we examined in our latest episode of The Explainer.

# european-elections - Saturday 13 April, 2019

Nigel Farage speaks at Brexit Party's first rally, as crowd boos mention of Macron and Obama

When the crowd booed the mention of Barack Obama, Farage said: “I have a friend in the White House who would agree with that.”

# european-elections - 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.

# european-elections - Thursday 11 April, 2019

The Explainer: What exactly happened with Brexit last night?

Brexit is far from over, so what does it mean for Ireland, the UK, and the European elections?

# european-elections - 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.

# european-elections - 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.

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