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#European elections

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

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

Mar 23rd 2019, 7:11 PM 9,701 Views 9 Comments

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

Billy Kelleher will run as an MEP candidate for Fianna Fáil
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

Billy Kelleher will run as an MEP candidate for Fianna Fáil

Mar 22nd 2019, 6:26 PM 15,290 Views 52 Comments

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

Expect some not-so-subtle election promises as Fine Gaelers land in Wexford
# Fine Gael National Conference
# Fine Gael National Conference

Expect some not-so-subtle election promises as Fine Gaelers land in Wexford

Mar 22nd 2019, 6:00 AM 15,291 Views 43 Comments

‘Let’s take Ireland forward together’ is the theme of the Fine Gael’s National Spring conference, which kicks off today in Wexford.

Social Democrats councillor Gary Gannon to run for MEP seat in Dublin
# SELECTED
# SELECTED

Social Democrats councillor Gary Gannon to run for MEP seat in Dublin

Mar 19th 2019, 10:04 PM 17,358 Views 20 Comments

Gannon (32) was selected at a convention in Dublin city this evening by party members.

Over a hundred in Mosney direct provision centre register to vote in upcoming local elections
# Local Elections
# Local Elections

Over a hundred in Mosney direct provision centre register to vote in upcoming local elections

Mar 18th 2019, 10:00 PM 25,224 Views 59 Comments

Registration drives have taken place in Dublin, Cork and Meath recently.

Former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh selected as MEP candidate for Fine Gael
# Europe
# Europe

Former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh selected as MEP candidate for Fine Gael

Feb 22nd 2019, 10:00 PM 45,573 Views 84 Comments

Walsh won the Rose of Tralee in 2014.

Fine Gael TD Marcella Corcoran Kennedy to run for MEP seat in Ireland South
# Brussels Bound
# Brussels Bound

Fine Gael TD Marcella Corcoran Kennedy to run for MEP seat in Ireland South

Feb 22nd 2019, 4:28 PM 11,247 Views 38 Comments

The deputy will be one of three from Fine Gael on the ballot.

Two MEPs elected in South and Dublin constituencies won't be able to take their seats until the UK has left
# Brexit Limbo
# Brexit Limbo

Two MEPs elected in South and Dublin constituencies won't be able to take their seats until the UK has left

Feb 19th 2019, 8:33 PM 18,339 Views 12 Comments

Ireland was allotted the additional two seats as part of the redistribution of seats due to Brexit.

If you're Irish and living in the UK, you have to travel home to vote now
# Brexit
# Brexit

If you're Irish and living in the UK, you have to travel home to vote now

Feb 17th 2019, 10:30 AM 38,066 Views 50 Comments

Irish citizens’ rights to fly home to vote expires after 18 months of residency in the UK.

Google and Facebook 'worried' about 'bad actors' spreading fake news during European elections
# Google
# Google

Google and Facebook 'worried' about 'bad actors' spreading fake news during European elections

Feb 10th 2019, 9:00 PM 10,684 Views 43 Comments

“While the vast majority of ads on Facebook are run by legitimate organisations, we know that there are bad actors that try to misuse our platform,” Facebook said.

Former Rose of Tralee winner Maria Walsh seeks to run as an MEP candidate for Fine Gael
# Rose Of MEP
# Rose Of MEP

Former Rose of Tralee winner Maria Walsh seeks to run as an MEP candidate for Fine Gael

Feb 10th 2019, 10:52 AM 51,587 Views 112 Comments

She seeks to run in the Midlands/North-West constituency.

Two elected Ireland MEPs may have to wait until Brexit actually happens before taking up their seats
# Polls
# Polls

Two elected Ireland MEPs may have to wait until Brexit actually happens before taking up their seats

Jan 29th 2019, 8:20 PM 10,598 Views 8 Comments

Brexit is also impacting on May’s European elections

Billy Kelleher says he wants to head to Europe as MEP Brian Crowley to outline his intentions tomorrow
# European Elections
# European Elections

Billy Kelleher says he wants to head to Europe as MEP Brian Crowley to outline his intentions tomorrow

Jan 16th 2019, 4:46 PM 19,709 Views 44 Comments

Billy Kelleher voiced his interest in contesting the European elections today.

SocDems McNally and Gannon go head-to-head for party's European elections nod
# Dublin
# Dublin

SocDems McNally and Gannon go head-to-head for party's European elections nod

Jan 9th 2019, 2:45 PM 14,891 Views 35 Comments

The number of MEP seats in the Dublin constituency will increase from three to four at this year’s election.

Varadkar concerned about 'external interference' in European elections
# Russia
# Russia

Varadkar concerned about 'external interference' in European elections

Jan 1st 2019, 8:30 AM 26,757 Views 72 Comments

The Taoiseach has said there is “a real risk” the upcoming elections could be targeted.

The untold story of this infamous election poster
# Stop The Paedophiles
# Stop The Paedophiles

The untold story of this infamous election poster

Jan 18th 2016, 9:00 PM 29,447 Views 14 Comments

Clifford T Reid ran as an independent in the 2004 European elections with a slogan that caught the eye.

This man's Supreme Court win could have big consequences for future elections
# Total Recount
# Total Recount

This man's Supreme Court win could have big consequences for future elections

Dec 17th 2015, 6:40 PM 23,592 Views 41 Comments

The Supreme Court has ordered a total recount of local election votes in the Listowel area.

Fianna Fáil and Labour spent €1.1m on EU elections and they've no MEPs to show for it
# Big Spenders
# Big Spenders

Fianna Fáil and Labour spent €1.1m on EU elections and they've no MEPs to show for it

Sep 15th 2014, 6:43 PM 5,290 Views 27 Comments

Neither topped the spending charts though.

Fewer young people are registering to vote - so what's the solution?
# Kids These Days
# Kids These Days

Fewer young people are registering to vote - so what's the solution?

Sep 15th 2014, 10:31 AM 6,255 Views 53 Comments

Young people voted in their droves for Sinn Féin and Independent candidates.

It's the first day of the new European Parliament and these Irish MEPs were really excited
# Selfie Central
# Selfie Central

It's the first day of the new European Parliament and these Irish MEPs were really excited

Jul 1st 2014, 3:45 PM 14,435 Views 26 Comments

It’s all happening in Strasbourg…

Crowley's aligning himself with racist, xenophobic, anti-gay parties --- Micheál Martin
# Far-right
# Far-right

Crowley's aligning himself with racist, xenophobic, anti-gay parties --- Micheál Martin

Jun 24th 2014, 9:56 PM 25,627 Views 125 Comments

The FF leader said he had first learned of Crowley’s decision in a phone-call on Sunday night, and that it had been a surprise.

Opinion: Is austerity really a necessity – or do we have a choice?
# National Debt
# National Debt

Opinion: Is austerity really a necessity – or do we have a choice?

Jun 20th 2014, 1:00 PM 289 Views 43 Comments

We’ve been told that we have no choice but to accept austerity measures to get the country back on its feet… but is that really true?

One million tweets: Here's how social media was used to encourage people to vote
# European Elections
# European Elections

One million tweets: Here's how social media was used to encourage people to vote

Jun 7th 2014, 8:45 AM 5,890 Views 3 Comments

One in five potential voters were reached by Facebook’s “I voted” button which was shared more than 2.7 million times.

"You're prepared to lose"-the dying days of a European campaign
# Squeaky Bum Time
# Squeaky Bum Time

"You're prepared to lose"-the dying days of a European campaign

May 28th 2014, 10:52 PM 13,954 Views 19 Comments

In the teeth of a four-way battle for the final Dublin seat, a seat which she won, TheJournal.ie joined Nessa Childers on the campaign trail.

Here are 10 things we've learned from the 2014 European elections
# Get Smart Fast
# Get Smart Fast

Here are 10 things we've learned from the 2014 European elections

May 28th 2014, 10:41 AM 11,026 Views 34 Comments

Ten out of 11 seats are filled and the make-up of Ireland’s representation in the next European Parliament has been changed utterly.

Opinion: What does the rise of anti-EU MEPs mean for European politics?
# EU
# EU

Opinion: What does the rise of anti-EU MEPs mean for European politics?

May 27th 2014, 1:00 PM 100 Views 72 Comments

For small member states like Ireland, the change in Parliament will bring many challenges…

Senator: I was told I'd be hatcheted in the face as a way of murdering me
# Death Threat
# Death Threat

Senator: I was told I'd be hatcheted in the face as a way of murdering me

May 27th 2014, 10:36 AM 22,005 Views 127 Comments

Labour senator Lorraine Higgins claims she has been subjected to a death threat on her Facebook page.

Kenny and Gilmore off to Brussels to discuss outcome of European elections
# Fallout
# Fallout

Kenny and Gilmore off to Brussels to discuss outcome of European elections

May 27th 2014, 9:26 AM 4,928 Views 27 Comments

The European leaders will discuss the impact of the election results as well as the Ukraine crisis.

Here's who is in the frame to become the new Labour leader
# Runners And Riders
# Runners And Riders

Here's who is in the frame to become the new Labour leader

May 26th 2014, 10:51 PM 29,788 Views 99 Comments

Joan Burton’s short odds, but does she have it sewn up?

Confirmed: Nessa Childers and Brian Hayes join Lynn Boylan in Europe as Ryan's recount effort fails
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Confirmed: Nessa Childers and Brian Hayes join Lynn Boylan in Europe as Ryan's recount effort fails

May 26th 2014, 10:45 PM 20,454 Views 61 Comments

The counting and the recounting is all done at the RDS as Green Party leader Eamon Ryan misses out on a seat.

Humiliated in the polls, Hollande calls for EU reform
# France
# France

Humiliated in the polls, Hollande calls for EU reform

May 26th 2014, 9:28 PM 9,317 Views 25 Comments

Stung by the rise of parties on the right, the French President said the EU had become “incomprehensible” to voters.

UKIP on clear lead in Britain as Eurosceptics clear up across EU
# Euros Roundup
# Euros Roundup

UKIP on clear lead in Britain as Eurosceptics clear up across EU

May 26th 2014, 1:52 AM 10,212 Views 67 Comments

Nigel Farage spoke of a “political earthquake” – and here’s how the other EU results are shaping up.

Election 2014 as it happened: Local and European results
Live May 26th 2014, 12:15 AM

Election 2014 as it happened: Local and European results

Two out of Ireland's three Euro constituencies won't make first count tonight
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

Two out of Ireland's three Euro constituencies won't make first count tonight

May 25th 2014, 11:15 PM 13,801 Views 58 Comments

Lynn Boylan has been voted in as MEP in Dublin, but South and Midlands-Northwest have adjourned until tomorrow.

Adams thinks Kenny should leave government, not be discussing future coalitions
# Hungry Eyes
# Hungry Eyes

Adams thinks Kenny should leave government, not be discussing future coalitions

May 25th 2014, 9:15 PM 20,593 Views 103 Comments

As for Sinn Féin and Fine Gael sharing power? “It would be a most unlikely alliance.”

Emer Costello all but concedes: 'Sometimes the wind isn't with you and it wasn't with us on this occasion'
# I'm Out
# I'm Out

Emer Costello all but concedes: 'Sometimes the wind isn't with you and it wasn't with us on this occasion'

May 25th 2014, 7:15 PM 14,900 Views 70 Comments

The Labour MEP is set to lose her seat in the capital.

Polls from across Europe show a rise in left-leaning parties
# Election 14
# Election 14

Polls from across Europe show a rise in left-leaning parties

May 25th 2014, 6:50 PM 9,819 Views 68 Comments

However, in some countries, turnout is at levels that would be considered abysmal here.

Gerry Adams: We didn't have enough candidates to capitalise on Sinn Féin's popularity
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Gerry Adams: We didn't have enough candidates to capitalise on Sinn Féin's popularity

May 25th 2014, 2:39 PM 12,712 Views 126 Comments

“If we had been able to run more – and we knew this – we would have got more votes.”

As it happened: Local election results 2014 SATURDAY
Live May 25th 2014, 12:30 AM

As it happened: Local election results 2014 SATURDAY