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# maria walsh

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# pushback
European Commission takes Hungary to court over LGBTQ law
Hungary’s so-called ‘anti-paedophilia’ law bans the “promotion” of homosexuality and gender reassignment to under-18s.
# The Journal Live
Watch our LIVE event: The EU and You - how young Irish people can prosper as citizens of Europe
Our youth audience heard from MEPs and European expert on how they work – and challenged them on how EU should tackle issues such as climate change.
All time
# The Good Info Project
What led to the 2019 Fine Gael MEP migration vote?
In October 2019, 290 MEPs voted against resuming search and rescue efforts in the Mediterranean. Four were Fine Gael MEPs. What was behind that vote?
# Madison L’insalata
MEP Maria Walsh condemns 'bigotry' of US St Patrick's Day parade for banning beauty queen
Madison L’Insalata publicly came out as bisexual over the weekend.
# maria walsh
MEP Maria Walsh defends voting down move to enhance rescue operations for migrants
The European Parliament rejected the vote asking member states to step up efforts to save asylum seekers making the crossing.
# new recruits
First week on the job: We checked in with some of Ireland's new MEPs to see how they are getting on
Committee memberships, travel woes and accidentally calling the fire department. All in a week’s work.
# eu elections
Facebook ads for website targeting Maria Walsh deemed not to break community standards
Fine Gael has asked Facebook and Google to remove the ads.
# ep2019
Fine Gael complains to Facebook over ads for website targeting Maria Walsh and 'the homosexual lifestyle'
The website is designed to look like a campaign site in favour of the Walsh’s candidacy but instead casts her in a negative light.
Here's how Pat Kenny's big Euro elections debate played out
Pat Kenny chaired questions between three candidates on the ‘Big Debate’ this evening.
# Europe
Former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh selected as MEP candidate for Fine Gael
Walsh won the Rose of Tralee in 2014.
# Rose of MEP
Former Rose of Tralee winner Maria Walsh seeks to run as an MEP candidate for Fine Gael
She seeks to run in the Midlands/North-West constituency.
# the competition
Former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh will be taking the helm of the TV3 Toy Show this year
She will be accompanied by TV3 regular Brian Ormond.
# so emoji
Here's what happened when we interviewed the Rose of Tralee entirely in emoji
Things got emojional.
# Trek2Tralee
The Rose of Tralee is running and cycling 242k to the festival this year
And she wants your help.
# make it stop
George Hook went on the Late Late and danced like a gangster
He’ll do himself a mischief with this carry on.
# maria you gotta see her
Rose of Tralee bewitches everyone in the country on the Late Late
“On a Sunday what else is there to do except come out?”
# tv picks
What to watch on TV tonight: Friday
Here are the shows that’ll be on your Twitter timeline later.
# down with this sort of thing
When lovely girls are lovely no more: Rose of Tralee chairman hits out at Fr Ted jibes
The organiser has taken aim at “boorish nonsense from uninformed opinion writers”.
Opinion: Having an openly gay Rose of Tralee sends a powerful message to middle Ireland
Maria Walsh is a beautiful, smart, confident and normal young woman. She may change the hearts and minds of those who are wary of gay people.
# Lovely Girl
Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh reveals that she's gay
The Philadeliphia Rose says being gay is just ‘natural’.
# Rose of Tralee
The Rose of Tralee did the Ice Bucket Challenge in her sash and tiara
In a fountain in Tralee town park, no less.
# Who's Watching it?
Half of everyone watching TV on Tuesday night tuned in to the Rose of Tralee
Four out of ten people watching via online stream were following the show from abroad.
# Rose of Tralee
Watch the new Rose of Tralee's brother react to her win from America
You might say he was pleased.