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#European elections

From TheJournal.ie This MEP candidate doesn't care who Van Rompuy is because no one voted for him Van Rompuy Who

This MEP candidate doesn't care who Van Rompuy is because no one voted for him

Raymond Whitehead wants to spread the message that there is a democratic way of running countries – “not the dictatorship we have now”.

From TheJournal.ie Emer Costello: Barroso is to blame for EU unpopularity Blame Game

Emer Costello: Barroso is to blame for EU unpopularity

Labour’s candidate says it was “the commission of Rehn and Barroso” that imposed hardship.

Which countries do Irish people wish Ireland was more like?

Ipsos MRBI asked 500 Irish people which European countries they fancied.

From TheJournal.ie Pics: Water charge protesters joined the Taoiseach's Limerick canvass Meet And Greet This post contains images

Pics: Water charge protesters joined the Taoiseach's Limerick canvass

Fine Gael said yesterday that Kenny was hoping to speak to as many people as possible in the run up to polling day and these guys were certainly ready to talk.

From TheJournal.ie MEP will be fined up to €4,500 for putting up posters before he was supposed to Premature Erection

MEP will be fined up to €4,500 for putting up posters before he was supposed to

One council in Dublin has said it has removed over 1,000 posters as they are “dangerous positions”

From TheJournal.ie Eamon Ryan: I only signed up for water charges because I thought Labour would veto them Eamon Ryan

Eamon Ryan: I only signed up for water charges because I thought Labour would veto them

The Green party’s leader said Labour had become “fixated on privatisation”.

From TheJournal.ie The truth behind Brian Hayes's white teeth and whether political parties Photoshop their posters Election 2014

The truth behind Brian Hayes's white teeth and whether political parties Photoshop their posters

With posters erected all over the country we’ve found out what work, if any, candidates have had done on their pictures.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Has an election candidate called at your door yet? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Has an election candidate called at your door yet?

Some people have yet to see a canvasser come a’knocking.

From TheJournal.ie Mairead McGuinness: 'The notion that I'm a safe candidate for Fine Gael is bunkum' Election 2014

Mairead McGuinness: 'The notion that I'm a safe candidate for Fine Gael is bunkum'

The sitting MEP believes she will have to put up a fight to retain her seat in the upcoming election.

From TheJournal.ie On The Trail: 7 odd, weird and wonderful things from Election 2014 Gubu

On The Trail: 7 odd, weird and wonderful things from Election 2014

The election trail can be an odd place, here are a few things we’ve come across in recent days…

From TheJournal.ie Elephants, frank discussions and doorstep engagement as parties launch their campaigns The Campaign Trail

Elephants, frank discussions and doorstep engagement as parties launch their campaigns

Three of the four main political parties launched their election campaigns with Labour bringing a special guest to town.

From TheJournal.ie FF poll-topper: There's no bad blood with Micheál - I'd just rather meet with the people of Tipp 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 TheJournal.ie’s EU quiz.

From TheJournal.ie FG MEP: Noonan tax remark is not an election tactic ... His FF rival: Hmmmm On The Trail

FG MEP: Noonan tax remark is not an election tactic ... His FF rival: Hmmmm

The Finance Minister made one of his clearest statements yet today on possible tax cuts for hard-pressed middle-income workers.

From TheJournal.ie Eamon Gilmore: 'No, my leadership is not up for debate' Nuh-uh

Eamon Gilmore: 'No, my leadership is not up for debate'

The Tánaiste was in bullish mood as he launched the Labour party election campaign in Dublin today.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: If you live in Ireland, you have a say in the local elections Voting

Opinion: If you live in Ireland, you have a say in the local elections

Many are unaware that our local elections rank amongst the fairest internationally, with every legal resident of the country aged 18 and over entitled to take part.

From TheJournal.ie How much grief are Micheál Martin and Fianna Fáil getting on the doorsteps? The Campaign Trail

How much grief are Micheál Martin and Fianna Fáil getting on the doorsteps?

Fianna Fáil was launching its European election manifesto today but what sort of reception are voters giving its candidates on the doorstep?

From TheJournal.ie 8 skills you need to run for election according to these campaign videos Gubu This post contains videos

8 skills you need to run for election according to these campaign videos

Fine Gael’s campaign videos for its six MEP candidates are nice productions, but bizarre in places….

From TheJournal.ie Phil Prendergast will canvass with Gilmore - even though she doesn't want him to lead Labour Labour Pains

Phil Prendergast will canvass with Gilmore - even though she doesn't want him to lead Labour

The Tánaiste said he has a “very frank discussion” with Prendergast in his office earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie 'I have it all to do': Brian Hayes admits he's 'in a difficult position' after latest poll Dublin Dogfight

'I have it all to do': Brian Hayes admits he's 'in a difficult position' after latest poll

The Fine Gael candidate in Dublin could be in danger of not winning a seat according to an opinion poll at the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Eamon Gilmore will be hoping Europe's top MEP can ease his Labour pains 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.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny tells voters not to get 'carried away with fantasy politics’ before May’s election Election 2014

Enda Kenny tells voters not to get 'carried away with fantasy politics’ before May’s election

The Taoiseach was speaking at the launch of Fine Gael’s European election campaign in Dublin this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie The first opinion poll of the European elections has focused minds... and sharpened knives Analysis

The first opinion poll of the European elections has focused minds... and sharpened knives

There’s plenty for the political parties and the independents to think about after the first European election poll at the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Eamon Gilmore step down as leader of the Labour party? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Eamon Gilmore step down as leader of the Labour party?

MEP Phil Prendergast made the call following the party’s poor performance in recent opinion polls.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin leads in Dublin, but Hayes faces a fight Election 2014

Sinn Féin leads in Dublin, but Hayes faces a fight

Another good result for Sinn Féin means a bad result for the junior Finance Minister.

From TheJournal.ie Labour MEP: Sinn Féin are trying to take me out, but I'm a good bet with a proven track record Election 2014

Labour MEP: Sinn Féin are trying to take me out, but I'm a good bet with a proven track record

Phil Prendergast hopes her record in the European Parliament will convince voters to send her back to Brussels as she battles it out in Ireland South.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil has had more problems with Mary Fitzpatrick's posters Poster Wars

Fianna Fáil has had more problems with Mary Fitzpatrick's posters

The party’s European candidate in Dublin has had a number of poster-related controversies this week.

From TheJournal.ie Duncan Stewart is not running in the elections, he wants people to vote for the Greens instead He's Out

Duncan Stewart is not running in the elections, he wants people to vote for the Greens instead

The broadcaster and environmentalist is worried that he’ll split the Green Party vote if he runs.

From TheJournal.ie 'Jesus, we got off lightly': Not quite 'rumble in Temple Bar' as rival MEP hopefuls hand in their papers The Campaign Trail

'Jesus, we got off lightly': Not quite 'rumble in Temple Bar' as rival MEP hopefuls hand in their papers

With 29 days to go before the elections, the political parties are turning routine tasks into media events and there’s some interesting stuff being said and done as we spent the morning loitering around Temple Bar.

From TheJournal.ie This helpful video tells Fine Gael candidates how to behave on the doorstep Election 2014 This post contains videos

This helpful video tells Fine Gael candidates how to behave on the doorstep

The party’s own candidates feature as typical voters in the video that was given to local election candidates at meetings around the country recently.

From TheJournal.ie Another election poster is blocking a traffic light in Dublin Local Elections

Another election poster is blocking a traffic light in Dublin

Not a good day for those erecting posters around the capital.

From TheJournal.ie Whoops: Fianna Fáil candidate's poster blocks traffic lights Election 2014

Whoops: Fianna Fáil candidate's poster blocks traffic lights

The poster for MEP hopeful Mary Fitzpatrick was inadvertently put up blocking the lights at Custom House Quay.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how candidates have been getting around the law on posters ahead of May's elections Premature Erection

Here's how candidates have been getting around the law on posters ahead of May's elections

While some have been breaking the law others have been sticking to it, but are still managing to get their name out there.

From TheJournal.ie UKIP: The Irish are our 'kith and kin' European Elections

UKIP: The Irish are our 'kith and kin'

Irish people living in the UK are not considered immigrants by UKIP.

From TheJournal.ie 'Was your wife taking someone else's job?': It got a bit awkward for UKIP's Nigel Farage today Britain This post contains videos

'Was your wife taking someone else's job?': It got a bit awkward for UKIP's Nigel Farage today

The BBC’s Nick Robinson subjected the controversial MEP to a grilling at an event today.

From TheJournal.ie MEP who didn't think 'people would be bothered' forced to take down election posters Premature Erection

MEP who didn't think 'people would be bothered' forced to take down election posters

Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy said earlier he didn’t believe people would be bothered that he put up his posters before he is legally allowed to do so. But one local authority has asked that he take them down.

From TheJournal.ie Harris: 'Personal wealth' shouldn't decide elections - but I'm not talking about Deirdre Clune Running Mates

Harris: 'Personal wealth' shouldn't decide elections - but I'm not talking about Deirdre Clune

The Fine Gael TD insists he is not talking about his running mate in Ireland South as the pair battle it out for what is realistically one available seat.

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis campaigner Mark Fitzsimons on being a 'protest vote' in May's elections Election 2014

Cannabis campaigner Mark Fitzsimons on being a 'protest vote' in May's elections

The Dundalk-based local and European elections candidate shares his thoughts on fracking, evictions and why cannabis should be made legal.

From TheJournal.ie 11 pictures that prove the election trail is an odd place Gubu

11 pictures that prove the election trail is an odd place

Scaring elderly ladies and eating soup – all in a day’s work for a European Parliament hopeful…

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm doing this because I'm concerned and worried': Anti-pylon candidate on why he's not actually anti-pylons Election 2014

'I'm doing this because I'm concerned and worried': Anti-pylon candidate on why he's not actually anti-pylons

Fianna Fáil’s Kieran Hartley says that the government should be looking at alternative energy sources and explains why he wouldn’t mind a wind turbine in a community, as long as it is benefiting that community.

From TheJournal.ie Ballot papers in May's elections will be 'unfair and misleading' Election 2014

Ballot papers in May's elections will be 'unfair and misleading'

Legislation means Independent TDs must list themselves as ‘non-party’ or else leave a blank space.