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#European elections

# european-elections - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Boylan, Crowley and Ming looking good: What the exit polls say about the Euro vote
# Departure Lounge
# Departure Lounge

Boylan, Crowley and Ming looking good: What the exit polls say about the Euro vote

May 24th 2014, 1:27 PM 24,190 Views 79 Comments

No counts yet but we can make some predictions.

Analysis: It's looking bad for Labour, but good for Sinn Féin and independents
# Early Doors
# Early Doors

Analysis: It's looking bad for Labour, but good for Sinn Féin and independents

May 24th 2014, 11:12 AM 15,229 Views 79 Comments

It’s very early days but here’s the picture that’s emerging from the local and European election tallies so far.

# european-elections - Friday 23 May, 2014

Countdown's over (finally), here's what you need to vote today
# Mark Your Card
# Mark Your Card

Countdown's over (finally), here's what you need to vote today

May 23rd 2014, 6:30 AM 11,698 Views 96 Comments

You don’t need a polling card, but might need some ID.

# european-elections - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Opinion: Sickened with politics and politicians? Then you should vote tomorrow
# Your Voice
# Your Voice

Opinion: Sickened with politics and politicians? Then you should vote tomorrow

May 22nd 2014, 7:30 PM 66 Views 91 Comments

If you’re feeling disillusioned with politics, you’re not alone – and that’s why you need to make your voice heard.

There was some pretty awkward canvassing at the Stephen's Green Luas stop this morning
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

There was some pretty awkward canvassing at the Stephen's Green Luas stop this morning

May 22nd 2014, 10:11 AM 34,834 Views 120 Comments

Plenty of laughs and plenty of disinterested commuters.

Here’s a crash course on how the European Elections are shaping up in Northern Ireland
# Election 14
# Election 14

Here’s a crash course on how the European Elections are shaping up in Northern Ireland

May 22nd 2014, 7:40 AM 5,229 Views 13 Comments

Haven’t been following the race up North? Here’s a taster.

Larry Donnelly: Do political candidates really enjoy canvassing? I’ll never fully believe that
# Door To Door
# Door To Door

Larry Donnelly: Do political candidates really enjoy canvassing? I’ll never fully believe that

May 22nd 2014, 7:35 AM 55 Views 16 Comments

Recent canvassing has reminded me of my own first foray as a political candidate: I was 22 years old, nomination papers in hand, knees knocking together.

Voters in Inishfree (all 6 of them) go the polls today, along with 2,118 other people...
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Voters in Inishfree (all 6 of them) go the polls today, along with 2,118 other people...

May 22nd 2014, 7:15 AM 6,191 Views 15 Comments

The elections come a day early, if you’re lucky enough to live on an island off the west or northwest coast.

# european-elections - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

BAI finds exclusion of candidates' poll results in RTÉ report "unfair"
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

BAI finds exclusion of candidates' poll results in RTÉ report "unfair"

May 21st 2014, 10:47 PM 12,838 Views 32 Comments

Three people, including two candidates, had submitted a joint complaint to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

'My old stomping ground': In Portobello, Labour looks to bridge the gap to Fianna Fáil
# On The Canvass
# On The Canvass

'My old stomping ground': In Portobello, Labour looks to bridge the gap to Fianna Fáil

May 21st 2014, 9:30 PM 8,327 Views 40 Comments

We spent Wednesday morning at Portobello Bridge as Labour targeted commuters on foot… and on bikes.

European candidates asked about abortion legislation... here's what they said
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

European candidates asked about abortion legislation... here's what they said

May 21st 2014, 3:07 PM 14,225 Views 300 Comments

The Life Insitute put a number of questions to a range of candidates – 10 answered.

Enda's warning to FG candidates: Stick within your own battle-lines
# Out Of Line
# Out Of Line

Enda's warning to FG candidates: Stick within your own battle-lines

May 21st 2014, 12:44 PM 7,215 Views 37 Comments

The three FG candidates all theoretically signed up to a divide and conquer strategy. But the plan’s apparently been a ‘nightmare’ to manage…

Enda Kenny: I'm not here to be loved nor liked
# Mr Popularity
# Mr Popularity

Enda Kenny: I'm not here to be loved nor liked

May 21st 2014, 12:38 PM 9,878 Views 127 Comments

Enda Kenny said that the programme for government will not be renegotiated and confirmed a reshuffle is in the offing.

7 things we learned from last night's Dublin Prime Time debate
# Election Porn
# Election Porn

7 things we learned from last night's Dublin Prime Time debate

May 21st 2014, 8:30 AM 19,648 Views 136 Comments

They came, they shouted, they argued and then they all went home.

Sinn Féin could be in trouble for filming a party political broadcast outside Leinster House
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Sinn Féin could be in trouble for filming a party political broadcast outside Leinster House

May 21st 2014, 7:15 AM 11,308 Views 50 Comments

The party could now be the subject of a complaint to the Dáil’s Committee on Procedures and Privileges.

# european-elections - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

7 things we learned from last night's Ireland South Prime Time debate
# Election Porn
# Election Porn

7 things we learned from last night's Ireland South Prime Time debate

May 20th 2014, 8:36 AM 20,147 Views 72 Comments

They came, they shouted, they argued and then they all went home.

Water and slamming RTÉ: Here's how Election 2014 is shaping up in Midlands North-West
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Water and slamming RTÉ: Here's how Election 2014 is shaping up in Midlands North-West

May 20th 2014, 7:00 AM 9,944 Views 25 Comments

It’s the biggest constituency in the European elections and candidates are battling it out for just four seats.

Premature erections and very white teeth: Here's how Election 2014 is shaping up in Dublin
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Premature erections and very white teeth: Here's how Election 2014 is shaping up in Dublin

May 20th 2014, 7:00 AM 9,823 Views 13 Comments

It’s the most geographically coherent of all the constituencies but the battle for three seats is a competitive one.

# european-elections - Monday 19 May, 2014

Eamon Gilmore: 'I think we’ve had a bad couple of months'
# Bit Of Bother
# Bit Of Bother

Eamon Gilmore: 'I think we’ve had a bad couple of months'

May 19th 2014, 10:56 PM 16,001 Views 105 Comments

The Tánaiste has told TheJournal.ie that the issues surrounding the gardaí have distracted the government from its agenda and explained why he’s bullish about Labour’s election prospects.

European candidate says he was dragged out of the studio during Prime Time debate ad break
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

European candidate says he was dragged out of the studio during Prime Time debate ad break

May 19th 2014, 4:20 PM 51,237 Views 106 Comments

Mark Fitzsimons said no one was injured in the incident which took place after he refused to remove himself from the studio in protest at his exclusion from the first part of the debate.

MEP hopeful says she will report poster vandalism to gardaí
# Abortion
# Abortion

MEP hopeful says she will report poster vandalism to gardaí

May 19th 2014, 1:30 PM 18,980 Views 95 Comments

Lorraine Higgins’s posters were defaced with the message ‘Pro Abort’.

7 things we learned from last night's Midlands North-West Prime Time debate
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

7 things we learned from last night's Midlands North-West Prime Time debate

May 19th 2014, 8:06 AM 28,774 Views 93 Comments

They came, they shouted, they argued and then they all went home.

# european-elections - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Prime Time is holding three European election debates - but not everyone's happy about it
# Election Porn
# Election Porn

Prime Time is holding three European election debates - but not everyone's happy about it

May 18th 2014, 6:30 PM 29,744 Views 120 Comments

Almost 200 complaints have already been made – before anyone’s even opened their mouth or read out any tweets.

On The Trail: 9 odd, weird and wonderful things from Election 2014
# Gubu
# Gubu

On The Trail: 9 odd, weird and wonderful things from Election 2014

May 18th 2014, 4:30 PM 14,383 Views 9 Comments

The election trail can be an odd place, here are a few things we’ve come across in recent days…

Catholic Democrat MEP candidate: 'The mother has been the Cinderella of public policy'
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Catholic Democrat MEP candidate: 'The mother has been the Cinderella of public policy'

May 18th 2014, 4:00 PM 14,691 Views 84 Comments

Theresa Heaney is running in Ireland South, and wants to ensure that mothers are not pressured into the workplace.

3 in 4 of voters don't believe water charges will be "fair and equitable"
# Tax Poll
# Tax Poll

3 in 4 of voters don't believe water charges will be "fair and equitable"

May 18th 2014, 10:13 AM 9,066 Views 117 Comments

There’s a raft of opinion polls around today on various topics — including the upcoming Euro elections, where Sinn Féin look on course to take three seats.

From bikinis to Nazi relatives, the weird ways our continental cousins are campaigning...
# Eurotrash
# Eurotrash

From bikinis to Nazi relatives, the weird ways our continental cousins are campaigning...

May 18th 2014, 8:45 AM 11,761 Views 7 Comments

They’re a crazy bunch on that mainland.

# european-elections - Saturday 17 May, 2014

EU Candidate Damon Matthew Wise says he's not in it for money or junkets
# Election 14
# Election 14

EU Candidate Damon Matthew Wise says he's not in it for money or junkets

May 17th 2014, 4:30 PM 8,832 Views 31 Comments

Damon Matthew Wise is a member of Fís Nua and is a Dublin candidate in the European Elections.

Winning this election isn't crucial to this candidate - he just wants to spread direct democracy
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Winning this election isn't crucial to this candidate - he just wants to spread direct democracy

May 17th 2014, 10:15 AM 8,738 Views 185 Comments

Jan Van De Ven is running as a candidate in the Ireland South constituency, and if elected would introduce a system of eDemocracy.

This Irish woman's running as an MEP in London but says she has your interests at heart
# European Elections
# European Elections

This Irish woman's running as an MEP in London but says she has your interests at heart

May 17th 2014, 8:45 AM 11,056 Views 28 Comments

NoelleAnne O’Sullivan’s focus is on Irish workers and businesses in London and she believes a British exit from the EU could have serious consequences for Ireland and for the Peace Process.

# european-elections - Friday 16 May, 2014

Spending cuts and immigration policy main issues in EU Commission presidency debate
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Spending cuts and immigration policy main issues in EU Commission presidency debate

May 16th 2014, 7:38 AM 4,580 Views 29 Comments

The debate was the first of its kind to include all five parties in the running for the highest executive position in the EU.

# european-elections - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Standing beside Eamon Gilmore, Phil Prendergast says she still wants him to resign
# Awkward
# Awkward

Standing beside Eamon Gilmore, Phil Prendergast says she still wants him to resign

May 15th 2014, 5:46 PM 13,315 Views 41 Comments

Labour was launching its local and European election manifestos in Dublin today.

Policy u-turn means people seeking asylum can now receive election leaflets
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Policy u-turn means people seeking asylum can now receive election leaflets

May 15th 2014, 11:16 AM 4,227 Views 35 Comments

However, Human Rights Ireland said that “issues still remain” with the system.

# european-elections - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

'Ah yeah, I probably will': Fianna Fáil looks for votes at Dublin's most competitive Luas stop
# Tales From The Canvass
# Tales From The Canvass

'Ah yeah, I probably will': Fianna Fáil looks for votes at Dublin's most competitive Luas stop

May 14th 2014, 8:30 PM 19,603 Views 91 Comments

We spent the morning with the party’s Dublin candidate Mary Fitzpatrick as she sought votes in the heart of the city.

# european-elections - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

The Danish government made this totally NSFW election video... and then axed it
# NSFW
From The Daily Edge
# NSFW

The Danish government made this totally NSFW election video... and then axed it

May 13th 2014, 5:08 PM 4,841 Views 3 Comments

Many viewers were offended by the promotional clip.

# european-elections - Monday 12 May, 2014

Gerry Adams - people are more concerned with water charges than my arrest
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Gerry Adams - people are more concerned with water charges than my arrest

May 12th 2014, 4:16 PM 9,858 Views 146 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader stated: “An arrest should not be taken as any indication of guilt.”

# european-elections - Sunday 11 May, 2014

On The Trail: 7 odd, weird and wonderful things from Election 2014
# Gubu
# Gubu

On The Trail: 7 odd, weird and wonderful things from Election 2014

May 11th 2014, 4:30 PM 15,430 Views 11 Comments

The election trail can be an odd place, here are a few things we’ve come across in recent days…

Richard Cahill: 'Volunteer and community groups held this country together during austerity'
# Ireland South
# Ireland South

Richard Cahill: 'Volunteer and community groups held this country together during austerity'

May 11th 2014, 10:15 AM 7,202 Views 14 Comments

This Ireland South candidate in the European elections is hoping to reinforce at EU level the importance of volunteer work.

Poll: Will you be voting in the EU elections?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you be voting in the EU elections?

May 11th 2014, 8:55 AM 12,291 Views 139 Comments

A poll in the UK showed only one in ten voters can name their MEP… Will you be casting a ballot on Friday week?

# european-elections - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Independent EU candidate wants to introduce a 'radical' form of democracy
# Election 14
# Election 14

Independent EU candidate wants to introduce a 'radical' form of democracy

May 10th 2014, 5:30 PM 15,163 Views 37 Comments

TJ Fay, the oldest candidate in election, is running in the Midlands-North-West constituency.