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From TheJournal.ie Mairead McGuinness re-elected First Vice-President of the European Parliament

Mairead McGuinness re-elected First Vice-President of the European Parliament

The Fine Gael MEP secured over 93% of votes cast.

From TheJournal.ie Mick Wallace becomes emotional during last Dáil address before he heads off to Europe

Mick Wallace becomes emotional during last Dáil address before he heads off to Europe

Wallace is one of four TDs elected to the European Parliament.

From TheJournal.ie EU says 'Russian sources' tried to undermine European election vote Disinformation

EU says 'Russian sources' tried to undermine European election vote

The commission said it will take time to determine the “scope and impact” of the disinformation campaigns.

From TheJournal.ie Count Complete: Here are all the Irish candidates who have been elected to the European Parliament Ep2019

Count Complete: Here are all the Irish candidates who have been elected to the European Parliament

We have 11 MEPs jetting off on 2 July, with two more waiting in the wings .

From TheJournal.ie Five MEPs elected in Ireland South as mammoth count concludes Ep2019

Five MEPs elected in Ireland South as mammoth count concludes

On the 20th count, Grace O’Sullivan, Green Party; and Deirdre Clune, Fine Gael joined Seán Kelly, Fine Gael; Billy Kelleher, Fianna Fáil; and Mick Wallace, Independents 4 Change.

From TheJournal.ie Líadh Ní Riada eliminated as Sinn Féin withdraws request for recount in Ireland South constituency It's Over

Líadh Ní Riada eliminated as Sinn Féin withdraws request for recount in Ireland South constituency

Some 756,000 ballot papers were expected to be recounted, before the party withdrew its request.

From TheJournal.ie From the Greens to exit polls: Here are the winners and losers of the elections Who Are The Champions

From the Greens to exit polls: Here are the winners and losers of the elections

There are some very interesting takeaways from this batch of various votes.

From TheJournal.ie After the populist wave failed to materialise, what next for the EU's right-wing parties? Far-right Ripple

After the populist wave failed to materialise, what next for the EU's right-wing parties?

There are more right-wing and far-right parties enjoying success in European politics.

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: It's been a rollercoaster of a political week - but how much do you remember? Let's Get Quizzical
From TheJournal.ie Irish people are split over whether we should have another go at e-voting Democracy

Irish people are split over whether we should have another go at e-voting

Fewer than half of poll respondents thought it was a good idea.

From TheJournal.ie Leo says it wasn't 'a bad day at the office after all', but swing-gate and co-living did real damage to FG Le2019

Leo says it wasn't 'a bad day at the office after all', but swing-gate and co-living did real damage to FG

Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty said there was not one issue that did the damage.

From TheJournal.ie We should be having four by-elections this year, but will the Dáil make it that far? Election Footing

We should be having four by-elections this year, but will the Dáil make it that far?

The European elections have thrown up some tricky timeline issues.

From TheJournal.ie "The most long-winded recount ever": What happens next in Ireland South? Explainer

"The most long-winded recount ever": What happens next in Ireland South?

A full re-count has been announced in Ireland South following a request by Liadh Ní Riadha.

From TheJournal.ie 'Cold storage' MEPs in limbo will have 'no status' in the European Parliament until the UK leaves the EU Wait And See

'Cold storage' MEPs in limbo will have 'no status' in the European Parliament until the UK leaves the EU

Ireland was allotted an additional two seats as part of the redistribution of seats due to UK’s vote to leave the European Union.

From TheJournal.ie Full recount ordered in the Ireland South Euro constituency Ep2019

Full recount ordered in the Ireland South Euro constituency

Grace O’Sullivan is on 98,706 votes while Ní Riada follows close behind on 98,379.

From TheJournal.ie This is what happens to ballot papers once election counting is done and dusted Ballot Papers

This is what happens to ballot papers once election counting is done and dusted

On Friday, people around the country turned out at local polling stations to cast their vote on the ballot papers.

From TheJournal.ie Grace O'Sullivan just 327 votes ahead of Liadh Ní Riada in battle for final Ireland South seat The Final Countdown

Grace O'Sullivan just 327 votes ahead of Liadh Ní Riada in battle for final Ireland South seat

Ni Riada has ordered a full recount and recheck, which will commence tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie These were the most active Irish politicians on Twitter during the European election campaign Top Trends

These were the most active Irish politicians on Twitter during the European election campaign

More than 33,000 unique Irish Twitter users discussed the European election on the social network in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland introduce a public education programme to teach people how to vote correctly? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland introduce a public education programme to teach people how to vote correctly?

Record levels of spoiled votes in the European election is being partly attributed to a lack of knowledge among voters.

From TheJournal.ie Green Party candidate Saoirse McHugh eliminated in Midlands North West European Elections

Green Party candidate Saoirse McHugh eliminated in Midlands North West

The 28 year-old was eliminated on the 14th count this morning.

From TheJournal.ie What are the Greens' climate policies and how do they compare to other left wing parties? A Green Approach

What are the Greens' climate policies and how do they compare to other left wing parties?

While a green wave overtook the local elections, the Greens’ Ciaran Cuffe topped the European poll in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Counting continues to fill MEP seats as all councillors elected Ep2019

As it happened: Counting continues to fill MEP seats as all councillors elected

We’re still waiting for seats to be filled in Ireland South and Midlands North-West.

From TheJournal.ie 'It seemed silly at the time': How a 2014 Supreme Court ruling led to record levels of spoiled votes this year Invalid

'It seemed silly at the time': How a 2014 Supreme Court ruling led to record levels of spoiled votes this year

More than 4% of European election votes were deemed invalid this year.

From TheJournal.ie Clare Daly takes 3rd Dublin MEP seat; Barry Andrews will take 4th seat after Brexit Ep2019

Clare Daly takes 3rd Dublin MEP seat; Barry Andrews will take 4th seat after Brexit

Fianna Fáil’s Barry Andrews will take the fourth seat for the constituency once Brexit happens.

From TheJournal.ie Seán Kelly elected as first Ireland South MEP Ep2019

Seán Kelly elected as first Ireland South MEP

The Fine Gael candidate was first elected to the European Parliament in June 2009.

From TheJournal.ie Labour expels Alastair Campbell from party after he admitted to voting for the Liberal Democrats Ep2019

Labour expels Alastair Campbell from party after he admitted to voting for the Liberal Democrats

The former communications chief to Tony Blair took to Twitter to voice his disappointment.

From TheJournal.ie Why might the European election exit poll have over-predicted the 'green surge'? Midnight Must Read

Why might the European election exit poll have over-predicted the 'green surge'?

Questions are being asked about RTÉ and Red C polling as the first results come in.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Focus turns to the battle for Europe as final council seats fill up Ep2019

As it happened: Focus turns to the battle for Europe as final council seats fill up

Dublin edges towards first MEP result, Cork and Waterford vote ‘No’ in plebiscite, and reaction to MEP elections in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Sajid Javid throws his hat in leadership race as Gove 'saddened' over election result Tory Leadership

Sajid Javid throws his hat in leadership race as Gove 'saddened' over election result

Secretary Michael Gove is pledging to leave the EU before the next general election.

From TheJournal.ie Nationalist-unionist duopoly broken in Northern Ireland's MEP elections as three women take seats New Faces

Nationalist-unionist duopoly broken in Northern Ireland's MEP elections as three women take seats

The Alliance Party’s Naomi Long was elected with the DUP’s Diane Dodds and Martina Anderson of Sinn Féin.

From TheJournal.ie The Brexit vote: Here are all the MEPs elected for Britain and Northern Ireland Ep2019

The Brexit vote: Here are all the MEPs elected for Britain and Northern Ireland

Great Britain and Northern Ireland will send 73 MEPs back to Brussels.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Counting under way for a third day - and we have our first MEP Vote 19

As it happened: Counting under way for a third day - and we have our first MEP

Meanwhile, there are around 50 seats yet to be filled across Ireland’s local authorities.

From TheJournal.ie Game changer for Farage or a win of sorts for Remain? The main talking points from across the water Explainer This post contains videos

Game changer for Farage or a win of sorts for Remain? The main talking points from across the water

Farage’s Brexit Party won the most seats but things are more complicated than that.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is it now time for a general election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it now time for a general election?

There may be space for one this summer, so should we go for it?

From TheJournal.ie When we can expect to elect our first MEPs and other essential things to know about today's counts On And On

When we can expect to elect our first MEPs and other essential things to know about today's counts

There’ll be battles for the final seats in all three EU constituencies while the council seats are almost filled.

From TheJournal.ie Highest turnout in 20 years across EU as populist right and Greens make gains on establishment parties Ep2019

Highest turnout in 20 years across EU as populist right and Greens make gains on establishment parties

Turnout was up to around 51% across the continent.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: All to play for as first European election counts announced Results

As it happened: All to play for as first European election counts announced

Stick with us as we bring you the latest updates all evening and into the night.

From TheJournal.ie First European election result confirms 'green wave' in Dublin - but no MEPs elected after seventh count Ep2019

First European election result confirms 'green wave' in Dublin - but no MEPs elected after seventh count

The first results from the European elections are in.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says general election 'not a prospect in the next couple of days or weeks' Ep2019

Taoiseach says general election 'not a prospect in the next couple of days or weeks'

Leo Varadkar said he has no plans call into Aras an Uachtarain in the next couple of days.

From TheJournal.ie Housing activists protest Eoghan Murphy at RDS for second time in two days Housing Protest

Housing activists protest Eoghan Murphy at RDS for second time in two days

Housing minister Eoghan Murphy faced a similar protest at the RDS yesterday.

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