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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 '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 Recount takes place after questions about transfers in Dublin constituency European Elections

Recount takes place after questions about transfers in Dublin constituency

Last night, the count was suspended until 11am today.

From TheJournal.ie Polls open in 21 EU countries on final day of voting Ep2019

Polls open in 21 EU countries on final day of voting

The first official results will be announced at around 10pm Irish time.

From TheJournal.ie 'Saoirse McHugh had a big personal impact': Why has Ireland gone Green for this year's elections? Green Wave

'Saoirse McHugh had a big personal impact': Why has Ireland gone Green for this year's elections?

The Green Party could be in for a record-breaking election.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't think it worked': Micheál Martin isn't too happy about the crowded line ups for this week's TV debates European Elections

'I don't think it worked': Micheál Martin isn't too happy about the crowded line ups for this week's TV debates

Martin has suggested a ‘threshold’ for candidates might be used the next time around.

From TheJournal.ie The nation has voted - now here's your guide to when we'll find out the results Long Long Weekend

The nation has voted - now here's your guide to when we'll find out the results

It probably will be after the weekend when we find out who fills what seats.

From TheJournal.ie #DeniedMyVote trends in Britain as EU citizens are turned away from polling stations Ep2019

#DeniedMyVote trends in Britain as EU citizens are turned away from polling stations

Britain’s Electoral Commission said it was due to confusion over European election rules for those living abroad.

From TheJournal.ie Hearts and minds: How UK's voting system for EU elections can allow new parties to surge ahead Explainer

Hearts and minds: How UK's voting system for EU elections can allow new parties to surge ahead

The UK votes differently to Ireland in the European Elections, and this difference may help to explain why Farage’s party could win.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Who will be the winners and losers of the European Elections, 2019? EE2019

Opinion: Who will be the winners and losers of the European Elections, 2019?

‘While lots of people have no interest it’s going to be absolutely fascinating for those of us who love the sport of electoral politics’ writes political columnist, Larry Donnelly

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What do MEPs actually do once they get a seat in the European Parliament? Ep2019

Explainer: What do MEPs actually do once they get a seat in the European Parliament?

Here’s what you can expect of the people you’re voting for on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Is the Charleton tribunal and Maurice McCabe raised on the doorsteps with Fitzgerald? 'Not particularly' Dublin Constituency

Is the Charleton tribunal and Maurice McCabe raised on the doorsteps with Fitzgerald? 'Not particularly'

Minister Regina Doherty says she doesn’t believe the electorate will punish Fine Gael over the housing crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit, tax, immigration and kissing: It all went down in RTÉ's Midlands North-West debate Ep2019

Brexit, tax, immigration and kissing: It all went down in RTÉ's Midlands North-West debate

Prime Time’s David McCullagh had his hands full.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you made up your mind how you'll vote in the local and European elections? Your Say This post contains a poll
From TheJournal.ie Question: Do you want Ireland to maintain its current corporation tax regime? European Elections

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

There wasn’t a consensus on whether Ireland should maintain its current corporation tax or not.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Here's how Pat Kenny's big Euro elections debate played out Ep2019

As it happened: 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.

From TheJournal.ie Pro-life MEP candidate withdraws action against RTÉ over one minute debate clip Court Challenge

Pro-life MEP candidate withdraws action against RTÉ over one minute debate clip

It is the second case to be taken against the broadcaster in the High Court this week.

From TheJournal.ie European election candidate Ben Gilroy loses court bid seeking apology from RTÉ over debate exclusion High Court

European election candidate Ben Gilroy loses court bid seeking apology from RTÉ over debate exclusion

Mr Justice Senan Allen today said the relief sought by Gilroy was “unknown to the law”.

From TheJournal.ie The Euro subs who could become MEPs without being elected Super Subs

The Euro subs who could become MEPs without being elected

These people are on the candidates’ replacement lists.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you vote along party lines on 24 May? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you vote along party lines on 24 May?

Do you have a strong allegiance to a political party?

From TheJournal.ie Pat Kenny says he's opposed to censoring people as he prepares to host Peter Casey debate Election Time

Pat Kenny says he's opposed to censoring people as he prepares to host Peter Casey debate

Kenny presented a presidential debate featuring Casey last year.

From TheJournal.ie The Big Day of Voting: Today's your last chance to make sure you're registered to vote on May 24 Vote Vote Vote

The Big Day of Voting: Today's your last chance to make sure you're registered to vote on May 24

There’s two elections, a referendum… and plebiscites in certain areas.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Our apathy is the single greatest tool that vicious political groups will seek to weaponise as we head into the European election' Opinion

Opinion: 'Our apathy is the single greatest tool that vicious political groups will seek to weaponise as we head into the European election'

So far Ireland has rejected the toxic political rhetoric of far-right nationalism and Euroscepticism – but elsewhere in Europe that populist dogma is spreading, writes Benjamin Moore.

From TheJournal.ie 'If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck...' - Dublin MEP candidates clash over potential for EU army On The Defensive

'If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck...' - Dublin MEP candidates clash over potential for EU army

RTÉ’s The Week in Politics saw five candidates debating the issue today.

From TheJournal.ie European elections: What constituency am I in? Who can I vote for? Hey Eu

European elections: What constituency am I in? Who can I vote for?

We’ve got you covered.

From TheJournal.ie Harris says pathologists that raised concerns about Waterford mortuary 'carried out an important duty' Trolleys

Harris says pathologists that raised concerns about Waterford mortuary 'carried out an important duty'

The journalist who broke the story has published the letter which originally raised concerns.

From TheJournal.ie Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont blocked from running in EU elections European Elections

Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont blocked from running in EU elections

Puigdemont slammed the move in a tweet as a “legal scandal and a coup to democracy”.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook says whatever fine it faces over password breach is matter for Irish data watchdog Data Breach

Facebook says whatever fine it faces over password breach is matter for Irish data watchdog

The Data Protection Commissioner has launched a statutory inquiry into Facebook’s password storage breach.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should election posters be banned? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should election posters be banned?

The EU and local election campaigns begin today, so posters have been popping up all over the country.

From TheJournal.ie 'Many think we're wrong to leave the Dáil, others want us to f**k off out of here' - Mick Wallace European Election

'Many think we're wrong to leave the Dáil, others want us to f**k off out of here' - Mick Wallace

“If people of the far-right want to run, that is there prerogative – I am not of that ilk,” he said.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the candidates running in the European Parliament elections The Candidates

Here are the candidates running in the European Parliament elections

There are 59 candidates running across the three constituencies.

From TheJournal.ie 59 candidates declare for European Parliament elections in May MEPs

59 candidates declare for European Parliament elections in May

13 Irish MEPs will be elected when voters go to the polls on 24 May.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: What exactly happened with Brexit last Wednesday night? Podcast

The Explainer: What exactly happened with Brexit last Wednesday night?

That’s what we examined in our latest episode of The Explainer.

From TheJournal.ie Nigel Farage speaks at Brexit Party's first rally, as crowd boos mention of Macron and Obama European Elections

Nigel Farage speaks at Brexit Party's first rally, as crowd boos mention of Macron and Obama

When the crowd booed the mention of Barack Obama, Farage said: “I have a friend in the White House who would agree with that.”

From TheJournal.ie Gemma O'Doherty announces intention to run in European elections 24 May

Gemma O'Doherty announces intention to run in European elections

She is planning to put in her nomination papers in the coming days.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: What exactly happened with Brexit last night? Podcast

The Explainer: What exactly happened with Brexit last night?

Brexit is far from over, so what does it mean for Ireland, the UK, and the European elections?

From TheJournal.ie What does it mean for Ireland's European elections if the UK is compelled to hold its own? Flextension

What does it mean for Ireland's European elections if the UK is compelled to hold its own?

Ireland will be holding its European elections on 24 May.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook deploys new transparency tools to protect EU elections Foreign Interference

Facebook deploys new transparency tools to protect EU elections

The State’s ethics watchdog raised concerns that foreign based organisations could influence elections in Ireland.

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