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#European elections

# european-elections - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Emer Costello: Single-party FG government would have implemented Greek-like austerity
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Emer Costello: Single-party FG government would have implemented Greek-like austerity

Jan 19th 2014, 5:30 PM 9,388 Views 70 Comments

In the first in our series of interviews with candidates for the European elections, the sitting Labour MEP says she’ll run on her record and complains that the media is partly responsible for her lack of profile.

# european-elections - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Outgoing IFA president says he has the skills for MEP job
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Outgoing IFA president says he has the skills for MEP job

Jan 8th 2014, 10:27 AM 5,685 Views 37 Comments

John Bryan is expected to run for Fine Gael in the European elections this summer.

# european-elections - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Childers will confirm constituency at the end of January as FF nominations open today
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Childers will confirm constituency at the end of January as FF nominations open today

Jan 7th 2014, 11:26 AM 4,635 Views 31 Comments

We’ll have to wait until the end of the month to find out where the former Labour MEP will be running in May’s elections.

# european-elections - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

9 questions we're asking ahead of the new political year
# Preview 2014
# Preview 2014

9 questions we're asking ahead of the new political year

Jan 1st 2014, 9:45 AM 8,737 Views 36 Comments

Trying to predict what’s going to happen in politics can be a fool’s game. So instead, here are a few questions…

# european-elections - Sunday 15 December, 2013

David Hall: Only bankers would benefit from my winning a seat in Europe
# European Elections
# European Elections

David Hall: Only bankers would benefit from my winning a seat in Europe

Dec 15th 2013, 12:10 PM 11,928 Views 37 Comments

The mortgage arrears campaigner said he doesn’t think he could make any difference even if he won a seat in Europe.

# european-elections - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Peter Mathews says 'all the parties can join me' on his debt write down 'mission'
# Peter Mathews
# Peter Mathews

Peter Mathews says 'all the parties can join me' on his debt write down 'mission'

Dec 11th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,230 Views 18 Comments

The independent TD said he has had no formal discussions with Fianna Fáil about the possibility of joining the party and running for it in next year’s European elections.

# european-elections - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

GLEN director Tiernan Brady seeks Fianna Fáil nomination for Euro elections
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

GLEN director Tiernan Brady seeks Fianna Fáil nomination for Euro elections

Nov 26th 2013, 8:33 AM 5,816 Views 28 Comments

The party’s switch to one member-one vote in recent years is likely to mean a more open contest than was the case before.

# european-elections - Monday 25 November, 2013

'If you've got no vote, you've got no voice' - MEP pushes election registration
# European Elections
# European Elections

'If you've got no vote, you've got no voice' - MEP pushes election registration

Nov 25th 2013, 11:25 AM 3,950 Views 41 Comments

Fine Gael’s Jim Higgins said we fought ‘long and hard’ for our democracy and people should participate in it.

# european-elections - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

'I've been in politics a long time': Fianna Fáil MEP Aylward to retire next year
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

'I've been in politics a long time': Fianna Fáil MEP Aylward to retire next year

Nov 20th 2013, 11:35 AM 5,274 Views 22 Comments

The former junior minister and TD wants to give someone else a chance and will not seek re-election to the European Parliament next year.

Can you name one of your local MEPs? 91 per cent of Dubliners can't
# Who Dat?
# Who Dat?

Can you name one of your local MEPs? 91 per cent of Dubliners can't

Nov 20th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,183 Views 62 Comments

One of those surveyed answered sincerely that they believed Angela Merkel was their MEP.

# european-elections - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Dáil's youngest TD could run in next year's European elections
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Dáil's youngest TD could run in next year's European elections

Nov 19th 2013, 6:15 AM 9,488 Views 47 Comments

Simon Harris is now among those who is considering running in the redrawn Ireland South in next year’s elections.

# european-elections - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Do you plan on voting next year? It’s time to check you’re on the register
# Vote
# Vote

Do you plan on voting next year? It’s time to check you’re on the register

Nov 10th 2013, 9:15 AM 7,946 Views 46 Comments

The deadline for inspection of the Draft Register of Electors is the 25 November. Are you on it?

# european-elections - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Will Brian Hayes run for Europe? 'I haven't made my mind up yet,' he says
# Mulling It Over
# Mulling It Over

Will Brian Hayes run for Europe? 'I haven't made my mind up yet,' he says

Nov 7th 2013, 10:40 AM 4,781 Views 47 Comments

The junior minister is interested in running for the European Parliament but he said today that he has to “weight up” all his options.

# european-elections - Saturday 5 October, 2013

Senator Rónán Mullen to run for European seat
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Senator Rónán Mullen to run for European seat

Oct 5th 2013, 4:50 PM 6,712 Views 60 Comments

Speaking to TheJournal.ie this afternoon, Mullen also said that he will “probably run for the Dáil at the next election”.

Large constituencies mean European elections 'will become more presidential'
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Large constituencies mean European elections 'will become more presidential'

Oct 5th 2013, 8:15 AM 3,083 Views 7 Comments

Phil Hogan believes candidates will need at least €100,000 if they want to be elected to the European Parliament next year.

# european-elections - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Parties begin to assess candidates after redrawing of European constituencies
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Parties begin to assess candidates after redrawing of European constituencies

Sep 26th 2013, 10:21 AM 4,004 Views 11 Comments

The division of Ireland into three new constituencies presents some interesting challenges for the political parties and independents who hope to run.

Hayes says 'wait and see' on Euro election run but Norah Casey insists: 'I'm out'
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Hayes says 'wait and see' on Euro election run but Norah Casey insists: 'I'm out'

Sep 26th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,083 Views 34 Comments

With the new constituencies decided political parties will soon be picking who they want to represent them in next year’s European Parliament election.

# european-elections - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Dublin a three-seater in Ireland’s new-look European constituency map
# European Elections
# European Elections

Dublin a three-seater in Ireland’s new-look European constituency map

Sep 25th 2013, 10:55 PM 14,547 Views 44 Comments

The boundaries of Ireland’s European constituencies are being redrawn in the wake of the reduction in the number of MEPs from 12 to 11.

Mortgage campaigner informally approached by three parties about running for Europe
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Mortgage campaigner informally approached by three parties about running for Europe

Sep 25th 2013, 2:26 PM 7,756 Views 33 Comments

The director of the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation insisted that approaches have been at a “junior level” and said that no formal offer has been made to him about running in next year’s elections.

# european-elections - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Poll: How would you vote if a general election was held today?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How would you vote if a general election was held today?

Sep 17th 2013, 9:54 AM 24,399 Views 390 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says we’ll have to wait until March 2016 but what if it was election day today? How would you vote?

# european-elections - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Fine Gael MEP says he'll "resist any move" to oust him
# European Elections
# European Elections

Fine Gael MEP says he'll "resist any move" to oust him

Sep 12th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,276 Views 29 Comments

Jim Higgins is dismissing speculation that FG HQ are trying to get rid of him, but says he’ll fight any attempt they make to run another candidate in next year’s European elections.

# european-elections - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Childers: '€100k re-election bill is price I'm paying for having principles'
# European Elections
# European Elections

Childers: '€100k re-election bill is price I'm paying for having principles'

Sep 10th 2013, 4:55 PM 5,554 Views 47 Comments

The MEP says she will have to finance her own European re-election campaign to the tune of €100,000, after resigning from Labour

# european-elections - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

11-seat national constituency proposed in EU Parliament redraw submissions
# European Elections
# European Elections

11-seat national constituency proposed in EU Parliament redraw submissions

Sep 4th 2013, 12:27 PM 4,464 Views 12 Comments

The proposal is one of two radical ideas put forward by Lucinda Creighton but neither are possible under the terms of reference for the Constituency Commission considering the redrawing of Ireland’s European constituency map.

# european-elections - Sunday 1 September, 2013

Eamon Ryan: The preciousness of the government could do with a bit of a slap
# Rebuilding The Greens
# Rebuilding The Greens

Eamon Ryan: The preciousness of the government could do with a bit of a slap

Sep 1st 2013, 8:15 AM 6,075 Views 68 Comments

The Green Party leader has spoken this week about the task of rebuiling the Green Party and gaining a foothold in next year’s local and European elections.

# european-elections - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Colm Keaveney is considering running in next year's European elections
# European Elections
# European Elections

Colm Keaveney is considering running in next year's European elections

Aug 27th 2013, 8:30 PM 4,410 Views 13 Comments

The newly-independent TD faces an uphill task to retain his Dáil seat at the next general election so is now considering running for Europe but he’s not made a decision yet, he insists.

Revealed: Fine Gael's proposals for redrawing Ireland's European constituency map
# European Elections
# European Elections

Revealed: Fine Gael's proposals for redrawing Ireland's European constituency map

Aug 27th 2013, 6:15 AM 10,153 Views 47 Comments

The party’s proposals are to be submitted to the Constituency Commission which is considering how to redraw Ireland’s European constituencies ahead of next year’s elections.

# european-elections - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Plan to cut pressure for those not paying for water a "bullyboy tactic" - SF
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Plan to cut pressure for those not paying for water a "bullyboy tactic" - SF

Jul 9th 2013, 6:47 PM 5,439 Views 94 Comments

Sinn Féin says the Government’s taking a cynical approach to water rates, and that proposals to reduce pressure amount to “bullyboy tactics”.

# european-elections - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

MEPs want US-style presidential campaigns at next European elections
# Euro 2014
# Euro 2014

MEPs want US-style presidential campaigns at next European elections

May 29th 2013, 6:45 AM 3,320 Views 25 Comments

Each political party will be asked to reveal its candidate to lead the European Commission, who will run an EU-wide campaign.

# european-elections - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

MEPs ask for next year's local and European elections to be moved
# European Elections
# European Elections

MEPs ask for next year's local and European elections to be moved

Apr 16th 2013, 12:15 PM 6,917 Views 22 Comments

An influential committee wants the elections two weeks earlier, giving more time for European Commission elections.

# european-elections - Monday 1 April, 2013

Declan Ganley says need for a new political party is 'obvious'
# Political Party
# Political Party

Declan Ganley says need for a new political party is 'obvious'

Apr 1st 2013, 8:15 AM 10,183 Views 120 Comments

The Libertas founder has confirmed that he is considering establishing a new political party in Ireland.

# european-elections - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Van Turnhout in discussions with Fine Gael over filling Mitchell's MEP seat
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Van Turnhout in discussions with Fine Gael over filling Mitchell's MEP seat

Mar 23rd 2013, 7:30 AM 5,674 Views 17 Comments

TheJournal.ie has learned that the senator is in discussions over the possibility of joining Fine Gael and running for the seat being vacated by Gay Mitchell next year.

# european-elections - Sunday 17 March, 2013

Senators, rebel TD and Dublin Mayor in running for Mitchell's MEP seat
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Senators, rebel TD and Dublin Mayor in running for Mitchell's MEP seat

Mar 17th 2013, 3:44 PM 7,721 Views 43 Comments

Former world champion runner Eamonn Coghlan is among the favourites to run for Fine Gael in Dublin in next year’s European elections but there are others in contention…

# european-elections - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

European Parliament approves plan to cut Ireland from 12 MEPs to 11
# European Elections
# European Elections

European Parliament approves plan to cut Ireland from 12 MEPs to 11

Mar 13th 2013, 12:10 PM 4,468 Views 21 Comments

Members voted by 536 to 111 to reallocate the number of seats to individual countries, to make room for Croatia.

# european-elections - Saturday 23 February, 2013

How will constituencies change now that Ireland’s losing an MEP?
# Man Down
# Man Down

How will constituencies change now that Ireland’s losing an MEP?

Feb 23rd 2013, 8:00 AM 8,296 Views 22 Comments

Ireland’s representation in the European Parliament will be one person fewer next year. So who’ll get cut?

# european-elections - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Ireland loses one MEP to make room for Croatia in EU
# Man Down
# Man Down

Ireland loses one MEP to make room for Croatia in EU

Feb 19th 2013, 6:05 PM 5,347 Views 34 Comments

The Lisbon Treaty limits the size of the European Parliament – and MEPs have backed plans to cut back on Irish MEPs.

# european-elections - Monday 12 November, 2012

'Day of the week didn't cause low turnout,' insists TD who backs weekend voting
# Voting
# Voting

'Day of the week didn't cause low turnout,' insists TD who backs weekend voting

Nov 12th 2012, 3:31 PM 4,383 Views 30 Comments

Alan Farrell hopes to introduce legislation that would see all elections and referenda held on weekends or rest days and insists he has not been deterred by Saturday’s low turnout.

# european-elections - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Libertas spent €5.6m in year of second Lisbon vote
# Libertas
# Libertas

Libertas spent €5.6m in year of second Lisbon vote

Dec 22nd 2011, 4:00 PM 2,256 Views 31 Comments

New accounts filed by the Libertas Institute show spending of €5.65m in 2009 – more than matching the spending of big parties.

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