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# Your Say
Poll: Are RTÉ's Prime Time debates fair to the candidates?
One independent called the decision to have two panels for each constituency “the lowest trick yet”. What do you think of the Euro debate format?
# Opinion Poll
Almost 50 per cent of voters think Gerry Adams was involved in Jean McConville's killing
And one in three Sinn Féin voters think he should resign as leader…
# Election 2014
Winning this election isn't crucial to this candidate - he just wants to spread direct democracy
Jan Van De Ven is running as a candidate in the Ireland South constituency, and if elected would introduce a system of eDemocracy.
# European elections
This Irish woman's running as an MEP in London but says she has your interests at heart
NoelleAnne O’Sullivan’s focus is on Irish workers and businesses in London and she believes a British exit from the EU could have serious consequences for Ireland and for the Peace Process.
# Murphy's Law
This MEP got a visit from the sheriff over unpaid Property Tax
Paul Murphy’s questioned the timing of the visit, just a few weeks out from the European elections.
# Anonymous
BNP leader Nick Griffin's twitter account hacked... for "no political reasons"
The BNP leader’s Twitter stream is now full of nonsense and offensive tweets.
# Brian Crowley
FF poll-topper: There's no bad blood with Micheál - I'd just rather meet with the people of Tipp
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’s EU quiz.
# Your Say
Poll: Should double penalty points be applied during bank holiday weekends?
A similar rule already applies in Australia.
# poster wars
Traffic lights were blocked at this city centre junction because of election posters
One might be familiar, having blocked the traffic lights for a week now.
# John Perry
Watch: Minister heckled at public meeting
An angry property developer confronted Junior Minister for Small Business at a business networking meeting.
# Election 2014
Eamon Gilmore will be hoping Europe's top MEP can ease his Labour pains
It’s been a tough 24 hours for the Tánaiste but he has a big visitor today.
# Labour Pains
Gilmore: No, Phil... I'm not quitting
A Labour MEP threw a spanner in the works of Labour’s election campaign this morning by calling for Eamon Gilmore to resign…
# Digital economy
Could the EU set the standard for digital rights worldwide?
After passing new legislation concerning data retention and net neutrality, the next five years will see the EU become a major influence in how digital laws and regulations are shaped.
# European elections
Green Party has 'maintained its shape under enormous pressure': Mark Dearey looks to Brussels
Currently a Dundalk town councillor, Dearey will be running in the new Midlands-North-West constituency.
# European elections
Tom Clonan and Glenna Lynch named as substitutes in European election campaign
If for any reason, Nessa Childers is elected and has to resign her seat, one of her subs would take over.
# local erections
"I have my own willy, which can also double up as a towel-holder" - MEP's sex ed video is surprisingly instructive
Don’t we all?
# European elections
Banking corruption and injustice - the focus of Tom Darcy's European campaign
The former property developer is running as a candidate in Dublin for Direct Democracy Ireland.
# Election 2014
'I just play my own game': Jim Higgins not worried about his re-election battle
The Fine Gael MEP thinks he and colleague Mairéad McGuinness could take two seats in ‘Midlands North-West’ but admits “it’s a big ask”.
# Election 2014
'I rely on guys with vans and ladders': Marian Harkin on running as an Independent
The two-time MEP said Ireland “can’t keep relying on” foreign direct investment and must do more to support SMEs and farmers.
# Election 2014
‘Labour deserve to be slammed’: Socialist Party MEP on being a voice for the working class
Paul Murphy said Irish politicians are ‘obsessed’ with being the poster child for austerity in Europe.
# Election 2014
Labour European elections candidate: 'The EU isn't a retirement ground'
Lorraine Higgins is running in the Midlands North-West elections for the EU Parliament.
# it's happening
It's official: Luke 'Ming' Flanagan is running for Europe
There had been much speculation in recent days that the Roscommon-South Leitrim TD would throw his hat into the ring.
# decided
Fianna Fail's newest European elections candidates are...
The two men were selected by more than 600 party members and will run in the Midlands-North West region.
# Election 2014
Six TDs and one MEP launch new political network for independents tomorrow
The main focus is on networking candidates and providing support and advice for people running in the 23 May elections.
# Liadh Ní Riada
SF Ireland South candidate: "We have to put up with the fact that we're part of Europe"
Liadh Ní Riada says she’s determined to work within the structures of the EU to help Ireland access further funds for job creation.
# in it to win it
'From Ballyhea to Brussels': Anti-bailout campaigner launches MEP bid
Diarmuid O’Flynn is calling for a debt write down for Ireland and the abolition of the euro.
# limbo land
EU Commissioner to investigate ‘cows in limbo’
It’s claimed farmers whose cows are born in the Republic and slaughtered in Northern Ireland are being offered lower prices.
# Emergency
New cars from October 2015 will call ambulance for you after crash
Draft legislation for a new initiative was approved by the European Parliament today.
# Election 2014
'I hate the viciousness of capitalism': People Before Profit hopeful on the need for an alternative
The self-proclaimed socialist says no one is representing the working-class people in Ireland or Europe.
# Airbrushing
‘Women in politics can’t win when it comes to appearance’ – Childers
The MEP was reacting to suggestions her posters had been airbrushed.
# No thanks
'The fun is over': John Gilroy won't actually be seeking the Labour MEP nomination
Gilroy told a parliamentary party meeting that he did not feel he would have enough time between the convention and the election to run a proper campaign.
# drumroll please
Here's who Labour has picked as its Dublin candidate for the European elections
Spoiler: she’s already doing the job.
# Debate
David Norris and Paul Murphy raise homophobia in Irish and EU parliaments
Senator David Norris calls for debate on the issue in the Seanad while MEP Paul Murphy brings up the Irish row in Strasbourg.
# Troika
ECB 'held a gun' to Government's head over bailout
Labour MEP Emer Costello has been strongly critical of the troika for putting the banks and bondholders ahead of citizens.
Prendergast: ‘Pylons are the rape of rural Ireland’
The MEP is calling on the EU Commission to fully investigate the health risks on humans and animals of high voltage overhead power lines such as those proposed by Eirgrid.
# Bankrupt
'No surrender!': BNP leader Nick Griffin's response to being declared bankrupt
Griffin says his bankruptcy won’t prevent him from staying on as an MEP.
# no smoke
E-cigarette manufacturers could face tough new restrictions
The measures could restrict the amount of nicotine allowed in electronic cigarettes, which have been marketed as a way for smokers to wean themselves off the habit.
# Prime Numbers
Madonna, blaas and Dubliners: The week in numbers
Plus: How many people can’t name their MEP? Hint: A lot.
# Real Life
Airbrushing and body image problems to be addressed by experts & politicians
One MEP is proposing that all publications featuring airbrushed images should also carry mandatory labelling.
# Who dat?
Can you name one of your local MEPs? 91 per cent of Dubliners can't
One of those surveyed answered sincerely that they believed Angela Merkel was their MEP.