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Parties begin to assess candidates after redrawing of European constituencies
The division of Ireland into three new constituencies presents some interesting challenges for the political parties and independents who hope to run.
Fine Gael MEP says he'll "resist any move" to oust him
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.
Support for coalition faces test in Meath East by-election
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?
Gay Mitchell loses out again... in annual MEP awards
Mitchell was shortlisted for the Employment gong at last night’s ceremony, but was pipped by a French representative.
Fine Gael ready to "move on" from presidential election
The party’s presidential candidate Gay Mitchell did not attend tonight’s parliamentary party meeting.
Mitchell unlikely to attend Fine Gael's post-election meeting
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.
Energy efficiency can create jobs
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.
Avril Doyle rules herself out of Presidential race
Former MEP says she is a “realist” and late to the race and “unlikely” to secure the Fine Gael nomination for Aras run.
Longford seeks legal advice over Gallagher, as Doyle joins crowded FG race
Longford County Council seeks advice on whether last night’s meeting validly nominated Sean Gallagher’s presidential bid.
The Daily Fix: Saturday
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.
Cox admits 'uphill struggle' as he confirms bid for FG presidential nod
The former PD launches his campaign for Fine Gael’s nomination, but acknowledges there will be difficulty ahead.
Fine Gael accepts Pat Cox's application to join the party
Cox is now expected to seek the FG nomination in the race for the Áras. He’s a former MEP and European Parliament president.
Mitchell's presidential hopes complicate Fine Gael leadership's backing for Cox
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.
Gay Mitchell confirms campaign for FG presidential nomination
The Dublin MEP joins Mairead McGuinness – and probably Pat Cox – in seeking the largest party’s official approval.
Cox applies to join FG - while Niall O'Dowd "has the numbers" for presidential bid
Pat Cox has applied to become a member of the St Luke’s branch of Fine Gael, in his local Cork North Central area.
Fianna Fáil may not run Áras candidate as Fine Gael could opt for Martin McAleese
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.
Pat Cox declares interest in running for the presidency
The former president of the European parliament is exploring all options as he considers running for Áras an Uactaráin.
Dragon's Den judge Sean Gallagher set to declare Áras intentions
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.
Bruton under pressure to declare Áras intentions
Mairead McGuinness’s announcement has left former Taoiseach John Bruton under pressure to discuss his intentions.
Labour may begin Presidential nominations process this week
Just as one election wraps up, another begins: Labour may agree a candidate for the Presidency this week.