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#European elections 2019

From TheJournal.ie Meet your candidates: The Midlands North West European hopefuls answer the big questions of the campaign European Elections 2019

Meet your candidates: The Midlands North West European hopefuls answer the big questions of the campaign

European Candidates for the Midlands North West constituency answer questions on nine of the election’s most topical issues.

From TheJournal.ie Meet your candidates: Ireland South's hopefuls answer the big questions of the campaign European Elections 2019

Meet your candidates: Ireland South's hopefuls answer the big questions of the campaign

European Candidates for the Ireland South constituency answer questions on nine of the election’s most topical issues.

From TheJournal.ie Meet your candidates: Dublin's European hopefuls answer the big questions of the campaign European Elections 2019

Meet your candidates: Dublin's European hopefuls answer the big questions of the campaign

European Candidates for the Dublin constituency answer questions on nine of the election’s most topical issues.

From TheJournal.ie Question: Do you want Brexit to happen? European Elections 2019

Question: Do you want Brexit to happen?

While most candidates don’t want Brexit to happen, they are prepared to negotiate strongly on Ireland’s behalf.

From TheJournal.ie Question: Are you in favour of an EU Army? European Elections 2019

Question: Are you in favour of an EU Army?

No candidate was in favour of a European army.

From TheJournal.ie Question: Are you in favour of scrapping Daylight Savings Time? European Elections 2019

Question: Are you in favour of scrapping Daylight Savings Time?

Environmental concerns and a time difference with the UK were some of the issues mentioned by candidates.

From TheJournal.ie Question: Do you want Ireland to maintain its current corporation tax regime? European Elections 2019

Question: Do you want Ireland to maintain its current corporation tax regime?

Ireland’s low corporation tax is often examined in Europe. Here’s how the Dublin candidates feel about it.

From TheJournal.ie Question: Should Ireland increase its carbon tax? European Elections 2019

Question: Should Ireland increase its carbon tax?

While only some candidates supported a carbon tax, all agreed that urgent action both in Ireland and Europe was needed to save the climate.

From TheJournal.ie Question: Should Ireland increase the number of asylum seekers and refugees it takes in annually? European Elections 2019

Question: Should Ireland increase the number of asylum seekers and refugees it takes in annually?

There were mixed answers from candidates on whether Ireland should accept more refugees or not.

From TheJournal.ie Question: What would you change about Europe's agricultural policy? European Elections 2019

Question: What would you change about Europe's agricultural policy?

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is due to be reformed in 2020.

From TheJournal.ie Question: If elected, do you promise to sit for the entire five-year term? European Elections 2019

Question: If elected, do you promise to sit for the entire five-year term?

If elected, all of the candidates said it was their intention to sit for the five-year term.

From TheJournal.ie Question: What's the one thing you think you could realistically achieve at European level? European Elections 2019

Question: What's the one thing you think you could realistically achieve at European level?

Environmental protection, rural development and trade were listed as important issues for candidates.

From TheJournal.ie Question: Do you want Brexit to happen? Should Ireland make concessions on the backstop? European Elections 2019

Question: Do you want Brexit to happen? Should Ireland make concessions on the backstop?

Candidates differed on whether they wanted Brexit to go ahead or not.

From TheJournal.ie Question: Are you in favour of an EU Army? European Elections 2019

Question: Are you in favour of an EU Army?

No candidate was in favour of a European army.

From TheJournal.ie Question: Are you in favour of scrapping Daylight Savings Time? European Elections 2019

Question: Are you in favour of scrapping Daylight Savings Time?

Brexit impacted on the answers of some candidates.

From TheJournal.ie Question: Should Ireland increase its carbon tax? European Elections 2019

Question: Should Ireland increase its carbon tax?

Many of the candidates noted that any increase in carbon tax should be met with increased benefits.

From TheJournal.ie Question: Should Ireland increase the number of asylum seekers and refugees it takes in annually? European Elections 2019

Question: Should Ireland increase the number of asylum seekers and refugees it takes in annually?

There were mixed answers from candidates on whether Ireland should accept more refugees or not.

From TheJournal.ie Question: What would you change about Europe's agricultural policy? European Elections 2019

Question: What would you change about Europe's agricultural policy?

Addressing the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) was a common answer among candidates.

From TheJournal.ie Question: If elected, do you promise to sit for the entire five-year term? European Elections 2019

Question: If elected, do you promise to sit for the entire five-year term?

While some candidates committed completely, others said they couldn’t promise to still be there in five years if elected.

From TheJournal.ie Question: What's the one thing you think you could realistically achieve at European level? European Elections 2019

Question: What's the one thing you think you could realistically achieve at European level?

Rural investment, housing and health were popular topics mentioned by candidates.

From TheJournal.ie Question: Do you want Brexit to happen? European Elections 2019

Question: Do you want Brexit to happen?

There were mixed opinions from candidates on whether they wanted Brexit to happen or not.

From TheJournal.ie Question: Are you in favour of an EU Army? European Elections 2019

Question: Are you in favour of an EU Army?

All candidates were against the introduction of an EU army.

From TheJournal.ie Question: Are you in favour of scrapping Daylight Savings Time? European Elections 2019

Question: Are you in favour of scrapping Daylight Savings Time?

Candidates were also asked to choose between wintertime or summertime.

From TheJournal.ie Question: Do you want Ireland to maintain its current corporation tax regime? European Elections 2019

Question: Do you want Ireland to maintain its current corporation tax regime?

Ireland’s corporation tax currently stands at 12.5%.

From TheJournal.ie Question: Should Ireland increase its carbon tax? European Elections 2019

Question: Should Ireland increase its carbon tax?

Successful candidates will be involved in developing European climate policies.

From TheJournal.ie Question: Should Ireland increase the number of asylum seekers and refugees it takes in annually? European Elections 2019

Question: Should Ireland increase the number of asylum seekers and refugees it takes in annually?

There were mixed answers from candidates on whether Ireland should accept more refugees or not.

From TheJournal.ie Question: What would you change about Europe's agricultural policy? European Elections 2019

Question: What would you change about Europe's agricultural policy?

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is due to be reformed in 2020.

From TheJournal.ie Question: If elected, do you promise to sit for the entire five-year term? European Elections 2019

Question: If elected, do you promise to sit for the entire five-year term?

All candidates said it was their intention to sit for the full five-year term.

From TheJournal.ie Question: What's the one thing you think you could realistically achieve at European level that would affect people's day-to-day life in Ireland? European Elections 2019
From TheJournal.ie Senator Alice-Mary Higgins launches European election bid European Elections 2019

Senator Alice-Mary Higgins launches European election bid

President Michael D Higgins’ daughter joins several high profile politicians on the ballot in the constituency.

From TheJournal.ie 'There is extraordinary division in Ireland': Aontú to stand 60 candidates in upcoming elections New Beginnings

'There is extraordinary division in Ireland': Aontú to stand 60 candidates in upcoming elections

The party will officially launch at an event in Dublin on Saturday.