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#European elections

# european-elections - Saturday 10 May, 2014

This MEP candidate doesn't care who Van Rompuy is because no one voted for him
# Van Rompuy Who
# Van Rompuy Who

This MEP candidate doesn't care who Van Rompuy is because no one voted for him

May 10th 2014, 9:15 AM 9,684 Views 95 Comments

Raymond Whitehead wants to spread the message that there is a democratic way of running countries – “not the dictatorship we have now”.

Emer Costello: Barroso is to blame for EU unpopularity
# Blame Game
# Blame Game

Emer Costello: Barroso is to blame for EU unpopularity

May 10th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,772 Views 50 Comments

Labour’s candidate says it was “the commission of Rehn and Barroso” that imposed hardship.

# european-elections - Friday 9 May, 2014

Which countries do Irish people wish Ireland was more like?
# Euro Envy
From The Daily Edge
# Euro Envy

Which countries do Irish people wish Ireland was more like?

May 9th 2014, 2:00 PM 9,225 Views 11 Comments

Ipsos MRBI asked 500 Irish people which European countries they fancied.

Pics: Water charge protesters joined the Taoiseach's Limerick canvass
# Meet And Greet
# Meet And Greet

Pics: Water charge protesters joined the Taoiseach's Limerick canvass

May 9th 2014, 12:11 PM 17,236 Views 105 Comments

Fine Gael said yesterday that Kenny was hoping to speak to as many people as possible in the run up to polling day and these guys were certainly ready to talk.

# european-elections - Thursday 8 May, 2014

MEP will be fined up to €4,500 for putting up posters before he was supposed to
# Premature Erection
# Premature Erection

MEP will be fined up to €4,500 for putting up posters before he was supposed to

May 8th 2014, 7:00 AM 8,519 Views 28 Comments

One council in Dublin has said it has removed over 1,000 posters as they are “dangerous positions”

# european-elections - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Eamon Ryan: I only signed up for water charges because I thought Labour would veto them
# Eamon Ryan
# Eamon Ryan

Eamon Ryan: I only signed up for water charges because I thought Labour would veto them

May 6th 2014, 5:42 PM 16,451 Views 92 Comments

The Green party’s leader said Labour had become “fixated on privatisation”.

The truth behind Brian Hayes's white teeth and whether political parties Photoshop their posters
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

The truth behind Brian Hayes's white teeth and whether political parties Photoshop their posters

May 6th 2014, 3:30 PM 23,598 Views 95 Comments

With posters erected all over the country we’ve found out what work, if any, candidates have had done on their pictures.

Poll: Has an election candidate called at your door yet?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Has an election candidate called at your door yet?

May 6th 2014, 9:37 AM 14,340 Views 111 Comments

Some people have yet to see a canvasser come a’knocking.

# european-elections - Monday 5 May, 2014

Mairead McGuinness: 'The notion that I'm a safe candidate for Fine Gael is bunkum'
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Mairead McGuinness: 'The notion that I'm a safe candidate for Fine Gael is bunkum'

May 5th 2014, 6:30 PM 9,710 Views 56 Comments

The sitting MEP believes she will have to put up a fight to retain her seat in the upcoming election.

# european-elections - Sunday 4 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 4th 2014, 6:30 PM 11,980 Views 10 Comments

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

# european-elections - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Elephants, frank discussions and doorstep engagement as parties launch their campaigns
# The Campaign Trail
# The Campaign Trail

Elephants, frank discussions and doorstep engagement as parties launch their campaigns

May 3rd 2014, 10:30 AM 5,715 Views 28 Comments

Three of the four main political parties launched their election campaigns with Labour bringing a special guest to town.

FF poll-topper: There's no bad blood with Micheál - I'd just rather meet with the people of Tipp
# Brian Crowley
# Brian Crowley

FF poll-topper: There's no bad blood with Micheál - I'd just rather meet with the people of Tipp

May 3rd 2014, 7:45 AM 12,112 Views 24 Comments

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 TheJournal.ie’s EU quiz.

# european-elections - Thursday 1 May, 2014

FG MEP: Noonan tax remark is not an election tactic ... His FF rival: Hmmmm
# On The Trail
# On The Trail

FG MEP: Noonan tax remark is not an election tactic ... His FF rival: Hmmmm

May 1st 2014, 6:54 PM 8,648 Views 36 Comments

The Finance Minister made one of his clearest statements yet today on possible tax cuts for hard-pressed middle-income workers.

Eamon Gilmore: 'No, my leadership is not up for debate'
# Nuh-uh
# Nuh-uh

Eamon Gilmore: 'No, my leadership is not up for debate'

May 1st 2014, 4:31 PM 6,514 Views 68 Comments

The Tánaiste was in bullish mood as he launched the Labour party election campaign in Dublin today.

# european-elections - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Opinion: If you live in Ireland, you have a say in the local elections
# Voting
# Voting

Opinion: If you live in Ireland, you have a say in the local elections

Apr 30th 2014, 1:00 PM 15 Views 26 Comments

Many are unaware that our local elections rank amongst the fairest internationally, with every legal resident of the country aged 18 and over entitled to take part.

How much grief are Micheál Martin and Fianna Fáil getting on the doorsteps?
# The Campaign Trail
# The Campaign Trail

How much grief are Micheál Martin and Fianna Fáil getting on the doorsteps?

Apr 30th 2014, 12:32 PM 10,211 Views 68 Comments

Fianna Fáil was launching its European election manifesto today but what sort of reception are voters giving its candidates on the doorstep?

# european-elections - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

8 skills you need to run for election according to these campaign videos
# Gubu
# Gubu

8 skills you need to run for election according to these campaign videos

Apr 29th 2014, 10:00 PM 10,581 Views 24 Comments

Fine Gael’s campaign videos for its six MEP candidates are nice productions, but bizarre in places….

Phil Prendergast will canvass with Gilmore - even though she doesn't want him to lead Labour
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Phil Prendergast will canvass with Gilmore - even though she doesn't want him to lead Labour

Apr 29th 2014, 8:29 PM 7,759 Views 56 Comments

The Tánaiste said he has a “very frank discussion” with Prendergast in his office earlier today.

'I have it all to do': Brian Hayes admits he's 'in a difficult position' after latest poll
# Dublin Dogfight
# Dublin Dogfight

'I have it all to do': Brian Hayes admits he's 'in a difficult position' after latest poll

Apr 29th 2014, 10:35 AM 8,842 Views 61 Comments

The Fine Gael candidate in Dublin could be in danger of not winning a seat according to an opinion poll at the weekend.

Eamon Gilmore will be hoping Europe's top MEP can ease his Labour pains
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Eamon Gilmore will be hoping Europe's top MEP can ease his Labour pains

Apr 29th 2014, 8:06 AM 5,707 Views 69 Comments

It’s been a tough 24 hours for the Tánaiste but he has a big visitor today.

# european-elections - Monday 28 April, 2014

Enda Kenny tells voters not to get 'carried away with fantasy politics’ before May’s election
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Enda Kenny tells voters not to get 'carried away with fantasy politics’ before May’s election

Apr 28th 2014, 1:42 PM 8,136 Views 66 Comments

The Taoiseach was speaking at the launch of Fine Gael’s European election campaign in Dublin this afternoon.

The first opinion poll of the European elections has focused minds... and sharpened knives
# Analysis
# Analysis

The first opinion poll of the European elections has focused minds... and sharpened knives

Apr 28th 2014, 11:33 AM 8,293 Views 47 Comments

There’s plenty for the political parties and the independents to think about after the first European election poll at the weekend.

Poll: Should Eamon Gilmore step down as leader of the Labour party?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Eamon Gilmore step down as leader of the Labour party?

Apr 28th 2014, 9:08 AM 15,970 Views 188 Comments

MEP Phil Prendergast made the call following the party’s poor performance in recent opinion polls.

# european-elections - Sunday 27 April, 2014

Sinn Féin leads in Dublin, but Hayes faces a fight
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Sinn Féin leads in Dublin, but Hayes faces a fight

Apr 27th 2014, 7:57 PM 21,716 Views 126 Comments

Another good result for Sinn Féin means a bad result for the junior Finance Minister.

# european-elections - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Labour MEP: Sinn Féin are trying to take me out, but I'm a good bet with a proven track record
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Labour MEP: Sinn Féin are trying to take me out, but I'm a good bet with a proven track record

Apr 26th 2014, 5:00 PM 11,630 Views 125 Comments

Phil Prendergast hopes her record in the European Parliament will convince voters to send her back to Brussels as she battles it out in Ireland South.

# european-elections - Friday 25 April, 2014

Fianna Fáil has had more problems with Mary Fitzpatrick's posters
# Poster Wars
# Poster Wars

Fianna Fáil has had more problems with Mary Fitzpatrick's posters

Apr 25th 2014, 5:56 PM 28,815 Views 58 Comments

The party’s European candidate in Dublin has had a number of poster-related controversies this week.

Duncan Stewart is not running in the elections, he wants people to vote for the Greens instead
# He's Out
# He's Out

Duncan Stewart is not running in the elections, he wants people to vote for the Greens instead

Apr 25th 2014, 2:40 PM 10,345 Views 90 Comments

The broadcaster and environmentalist is worried that he’ll split the Green Party vote if he runs.

# european-elections - Thursday 24 April, 2014

'Jesus, we got off lightly': Not quite 'rumble in Temple Bar' as rival MEP hopefuls hand in their papers
# The Campaign Trail
# The Campaign Trail

'Jesus, we got off lightly': Not quite 'rumble in Temple Bar' as rival MEP hopefuls hand in their papers

Apr 24th 2014, 7:00 PM 17,438 Views 66 Comments

With 29 days to go before the elections, the political parties are turning routine tasks into media events and there’s some interesting stuff being said and done as we spent the morning loitering around Temple Bar.

# european-elections - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

This helpful video tells Fine Gael candidates how to behave on the doorstep
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

This helpful video tells Fine Gael candidates how to behave on the doorstep

Apr 23rd 2014, 10:57 PM 34,222 Views 158 Comments

The party’s own candidates feature as typical voters in the video that was given to local election candidates at meetings around the country recently.

Another election poster is blocking a traffic light in Dublin
# Local Elections
# Local Elections

Another election poster is blocking a traffic light in Dublin

Apr 23rd 2014, 5:27 PM 24,949 Views 63 Comments

Not a good day for those erecting posters around the capital.

Whoops: Fianna Fáil candidate's poster blocks traffic lights
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Whoops: Fianna Fáil candidate's poster blocks traffic lights

Apr 23rd 2014, 2:15 PM 35,896 Views 83 Comments

The poster for MEP hopeful Mary Fitzpatrick was inadvertently put up blocking the lights at Custom House Quay.

# european-elections - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Here's how candidates have been getting around the law on posters ahead of May's elections
# Premature Erection
# Premature Erection

Here's how candidates have been getting around the law on posters ahead of May's elections

Apr 22nd 2014, 11:02 PM 38,705 Views 76 Comments

While some have been breaking the law others have been sticking to it, but are still managing to get their name out there.

UKIP: The Irish are our 'kith and kin'
# European Elections
# European Elections

UKIP: The Irish are our 'kith and kin'

Apr 22nd 2014, 9:30 PM 36,631 Views 156 Comments

Irish people living in the UK are not considered immigrants by UKIP.

'Was your wife taking someone else's job?': It got a bit awkward for UKIP's Nigel Farage today
# Britain
# Britain

'Was your wife taking someone else's job?': It got a bit awkward for UKIP's Nigel Farage today

Apr 22nd 2014, 5:56 PM 23,913 Views 69 Comments

The BBC’s Nick Robinson subjected the controversial MEP to a grilling at an event today.

MEP who didn't think 'people would be bothered' forced to take down election posters
# Premature Erection
# Premature Erection

MEP who didn't think 'people would be bothered' forced to take down election posters

Apr 22nd 2014, 2:25 PM 27,417 Views 154 Comments

Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy said earlier he didn’t believe people would be bothered that he put up his posters before he is legally allowed to do so. But one local authority has asked that he take them down.

Harris: 'Personal wealth' shouldn't decide elections - but I'm not talking about Deirdre Clune
# Running Mates
# Running Mates

Harris: 'Personal wealth' shouldn't decide elections - but I'm not talking about Deirdre Clune

Apr 22nd 2014, 1:01 PM 14,781 Views 32 Comments

The Fine Gael TD insists he is not talking about his running mate in Ireland South as the pair battle it out for what is realistically one available seat.

# european-elections - Monday 21 April, 2014

Cannabis campaigner Mark Fitzsimons on being a 'protest vote' in May's elections
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Cannabis campaigner Mark Fitzsimons on being a 'protest vote' in May's elections

Apr 21st 2014, 5:00 PM 15,381 Views 75 Comments

The Dundalk-based local and European elections candidate shares his thoughts on fracking, evictions and why cannabis should be made legal.

11 pictures that prove the election trail is an odd place
# Gubu
# Gubu

11 pictures that prove the election trail is an odd place

Apr 21st 2014, 3:00 PM 15,765 Views 29 Comments

Scaring elderly ladies and eating soup – all in a day’s work for a European Parliament hopeful…

'I'm doing this because I'm concerned and worried': Anti-pylon candidate on why he's not actually anti-pylons
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

'I'm doing this because I'm concerned and worried': Anti-pylon candidate on why he's not actually anti-pylons

Apr 21st 2014, 11:00 AM 10,992 Views 30 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Kieran Hartley says that the government should be looking at alternative energy sources and explains why he wouldn’t mind a wind turbine in a community, as long as it is benefiting that community.

Ballot papers in May's elections will be 'unfair and misleading'
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Ballot papers in May's elections will be 'unfair and misleading'

Apr 21st 2014, 9:15 AM 11,593 Views 38 Comments

Legislation means Independent TDs must list themselves as ‘non-party’ or else leave a blank space.