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#Mairead McGuinness

# mairead-mcguinness - 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 6,292 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.

# mairead-mcguinness - Sunday 10 February, 2013

Support for coalition faces test in Meath East by-election
# By-election
# By-election

Support for coalition faces test in Meath East by-election

Feb 10th 2013, 8:00 AM 8,994 Views 33 Comments

April has been mooted as the possible month for the by-election to be held with Fianna Fáil hoping to capitalise on its growing popularity but could the promissory note deal change things?

# mairead-mcguinness - Thursday 1 December, 2011

Gay Mitchell loses out again... in annual MEP awards
# Gay Mitchell
# Gay Mitchell

Gay Mitchell loses out again... in annual MEP awards

Dec 1st 2011, 9:36 AM 2,269 Views 18 Comments

Mitchell was shortlisted for the Employment gong at last night’s ceremony, but was pipped by a French representative.

# mairead-mcguinness - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

Fine Gael ready to "move on" from presidential election
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Fine Gael ready to "move on" from presidential election

Nov 2nd 2011, 9:53 PM 552 Views 14 Comments

The party’s presidential candidate Gay Mitchell did not attend tonight’s parliamentary party meeting.

# mairead-mcguinness - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Mitchell unlikely to attend Fine Gael's post-election meeting
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Mitchell unlikely to attend Fine Gael's post-election meeting

Nov 1st 2011, 2:10 PM 1,293 Views 10 Comments

The party’s failed presidential candidate has returned to Brussels as Fine Gael looks set to examine where it went wrong in the Race for the Áras.

# mairead-mcguinness - Thursday 1 September, 2011

Energy efficiency can create jobs
# Energy
# Energy

Energy efficiency can create jobs

Sep 1st 2011, 5:43 PM 376 Views 13 Comments

A European Commission ban on 60 watt light bulbs came into effect today, as we’re told we must make ourselves 20 per cent more energy efficient by 2020.

# mairead-mcguinness - Saturday 9 July, 2011

# mairead-mcguinness - Thursday 7 July, 2011

Avril Doyle rules herself out of Presidential race
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Avril Doyle rules herself out of Presidential race

Jul 7th 2011, 2:38 PM 562 Views 3 Comments

Former MEP says she is a “realist” and late to the race and “unlikely” to secure the Fine Gael nomination for Aras run.

# mairead-mcguinness - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Longford seeks legal advice over Gallagher, as Doyle joins crowded FG race
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Longford seeks legal advice over Gallagher, as Doyle joins crowded FG race

Jun 21st 2011, 5:22 PM 515 Views 6 Comments

Longford County Council seeks advice on whether last night’s meeting validly nominated Sean Gallagher’s presidential bid.

# mairead-mcguinness - Saturday 18 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Jun 18th 2011, 8:07 PM 3,167 Views 4 Comments

In today’s Fix: Irish woman dies in Australian road accident; Adams calls for united Ireland; Ireland’s social network obsession; Norris targets the quilters; and Niland’s Wimbledon dream.

# mairead-mcguinness - Friday 17 June, 2011

Cox admits 'uphill struggle' as he confirms bid for FG presidential nod
# Pat Cox
# Pat Cox

Cox admits 'uphill struggle' as he confirms bid for FG presidential nod

Jun 17th 2011, 11:24 AM 299 Views 6 Comments

The former PD launches his campaign for Fine Gael’s nomination, but acknowledges there will be difficulty ahead.

# mairead-mcguinness - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

Fine Gael accepts Pat Cox's application to join the party
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Fine Gael accepts Pat Cox's application to join the party

Jun 14th 2011, 10:05 PM 490 Views 17 Comments

Cox is now expected to seek the FG nomination in the race for the Áras. He’s a former MEP and European Parliament president.

# mairead-mcguinness - Sunday 12 June, 2011

Mitchell's presidential hopes complicate Fine Gael leadership's backing for Cox
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Mitchell's presidential hopes complicate Fine Gael leadership's backing for Cox

Jun 12th 2011, 12:27 PM 530 Views 16 Comments

Party leadership have pinned their hopes on Cox but had not factored in Gay Mitchell who declared his intention to seek the nomination on Friday.

# mairead-mcguinness - Friday 10 June, 2011

Gay Mitchell confirms campaign for FG presidential nomination
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Gay Mitchell confirms campaign for FG presidential nomination

Jun 10th 2011, 1:42 PM 597 Views 7 Comments

The Dublin MEP joins Mairead McGuinness – and probably Pat Cox – in seeking the largest party’s official approval.

# mairead-mcguinness - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

Cox applies to join FG - while Niall O'Dowd "has the numbers" for presidential bid
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Cox applies to join FG - while Niall O'Dowd "has the numbers" for presidential bid

Jun 7th 2011, 1:25 PM 858 Views 6 Comments

Pat Cox has applied to become a member of the St Luke’s branch of Fine Gael, in his local Cork North Central area.

# mairead-mcguinness - Sunday 5 June, 2011

Fianna Fáil may not run Áras candidate as Fine Gael could opt for Martin McAleese
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Fianna Fáil may not run Áras candidate as Fine Gael could opt for Martin McAleese

Jun 5th 2011, 12:25 PM 888 Views 21 Comments

New poll also finds that support for David Norris’ presidential bid does not appear to have been adversely affected by the recent controversy surrounding an interview he gave nine years ago.

# mairead-mcguinness - Thursday 12 May, 2011

Pat Cox declares interest in running for the presidency
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Pat Cox declares interest in running for the presidency

May 12th 2011, 1:50 PM 833 Views 0 Comments

The former president of the European parliament is exploring all options as he considers running for Áras an Uactaráin.

# mairead-mcguinness - Sunday 1 May, 2011

Dragon's Den judge Sean Gallagher set to declare Áras intentions
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Dragon's Den judge Sean Gallagher set to declare Áras intentions

May 1st 2011, 10:15 AM 2,184 Views 0 Comments

Gallagher is the founder and former chief executive of the technology company Smarthomes and has been a regular judge on the Irish version of Dragon’s Den.

# mairead-mcguinness - Sunday 17 April, 2011

Bruton under pressure to declare Áras intentions
Live Apr 17th 2011, 1:46 PM

Bruton under pressure to declare Áras intentions

# mairead-mcguinness - Sunday 13 March, 2011

Labour may begin Presidential nominations process this week
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Labour may begin Presidential nominations process this week

Mar 13th 2011, 11:46 AM 1,014 Views 0 Comments

Just as one election wraps up, another begins: Labour may agree a candidate for the Presidency this week.