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# European elections

Last week
19th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Barry Andrews: Today's Electoral Commission announcement was an own goal
The Dublin MEP says the Commission’s advice that Ireland’s extra MEP seat should be in Midlands-NW constituency is not helpful.
Ireland’s extra MEP seat should be in Midlands-NW constituency, says Electoral Commission
The Commission has also recommended that the counties of Laois and Offaly transfer from the South constituency into the Midlands constituency.
Last month
November 2023
'Don't let the populists in': Warnings of left-wing Govt tax hikes at FG conference
There were big questions being asked at the FG conference as ministers said they’re fighting for re-election to government.
This year
Fianna Fáil MEPs expect 'a big shift to the right' in the upcoming elections, pushing them out
A report by
Muiris O'Cearbhaill
Barry Andrews suggested the Renew group may be cut out of the next parliament majority.
Ireland gains one additional seat for upcoming European Parliament elections
The European Parliament today voted to add 15 new seats to the European legislative body.
Limerick to vote for Ireland's first directly elected mayor in 2024
The vote will happen alongside next year’s local and European elections.
European elections to be held between 6 and 9 June next year
Each country can choose which day to hold their own elections within that time frame.
All time
Green Party candidate Saoirse McHugh eliminated in Midlands North West
The 28 year-old was eliminated on the 14th count this morning.
'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.
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.
Seán Kelly elected as first Ireland South MEP
The Fine Gael candidate was first elected to the European Parliament in June 2009.
Recount takes place after questions about transfers in Dublin constituency
Last night, the count was suspended until 11am today.
Polls open in 21 EU countries on final day of voting
The first official results will be announced at around 10pm Irish time.
'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.
'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.
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.
#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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Poll: Have you made up your mind how you'll vote in the local and European elections?
Ireland goes to the polls on Friday.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
The Euro subs who could become MEPs without being elected
These people are on the candidates’ replacement lists.
Poll: Will you vote along party lines on 24 May?
Do you have a strong allegiance to a political party?
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.
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.
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.
'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.
European elections: What constituency am I in? Who can I vote for?
We’ve got you covered.
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.
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”.
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.
Poll: Should election posters be banned?
The EU and local election campaigns begin today, so posters have been popping up all over the country.
'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.
Here are the candidates running in the European Parliament elections
There are 59 candidates running across the three constituencies.