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Thursday 30 May, 2019

'Sorry Peter': No surprise twists after a weekend of high drama - as curtain comes down in Castlebar
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'Sorry Peter': No surprise twists after a weekend of high drama - as curtain comes down in Castlebar

May 30th 2019, 3:45 PM 32,592 Views 24 Comments

The second longest-running show in the Irish Euro count ended last night – here’s how it all played out.

Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Meet your candidates: The Midlands North West European hopefuls answer the big questions of the campaign
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# European Elections 2019

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

May 22nd 2019, 7:30 PM 60,162 Views 39 Comments

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

Meet your candidates: Ireland South's hopefuls answer the big questions of the campaign
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# European Elections 2019

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

May 22nd 2019, 7:30 PM 81,620 Views 51 Comments

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

Meet your candidates: Dublin's European hopefuls answer the big questions of the campaign
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# European Elections 2019

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

May 22nd 2019, 7:30 PM 65,705 Views 55 Comments

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

Friday 17 May, 2019

Question: Do you want Brexit to happen?
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# European Elections 2019

Question: Do you want Brexit to happen?

May 17th 2019, 8:52 AM 4,174 Views 0 Comments

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

Question: Are you in favour of an EU Army?
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# European Elections 2019

Question: Are you in favour of an EU Army?

May 17th 2019, 8:50 AM 4,687 Views 0 Comments

No candidate was in favour of a European army.

Question: Are you in favour of scrapping Daylight Savings Time?
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# European Elections 2019

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

May 17th 2019, 8:49 AM 3,339 Views 0 Comments

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

Question: Do you want Ireland to maintain its current corporation tax regime?
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# European Elections 2019

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

May 17th 2019, 8:47 AM 5,235 Views 9 Comments

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

Question: Should Ireland increase its carbon tax?
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# European Elections 2019

Question: Should Ireland increase its carbon tax?

May 17th 2019, 8:45 AM 3,589 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

May 17th 2019, 8:43 AM 6,795 Views 15 Comments

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

Question: What would you change about Europe's agricultural policy?
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# European Elections 2019

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

May 17th 2019, 8:40 AM 1,902 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

May 17th 2019, 8:37 AM 2,138 Views 2 Comments

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

Question: What's the one thing you think you could realistically achieve at European level?
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# European Elections 2019

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

May 17th 2019, 8:35 AM 7,338 Views 2 Comments

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

Question: Do you want Brexit to happen? Should Ireland make concessions on the backstop?
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# European Elections 2019

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

May 17th 2019, 8:20 AM 4,455 Views 1 Comment

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

Question: Are you in favour of an EU Army?
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# European Elections 2019

Question: Are you in favour of an EU Army?

May 17th 2019, 8:18 AM 4,802 Views 0 Comments

No candidate was in favour of a European army.

Question: Are you in favour of scrapping Daylight Savings Time?
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# European Elections 2019

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

May 17th 2019, 8:16 AM 3,363 Views 0 Comments

Brexit impacted on the answers of some candidates.

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

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

May 17th 2019, 8:13 AM 3,610 Views 2 Comments

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

Question: Should Ireland increase its carbon tax?
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# European Elections 2019

Question: Should Ireland increase its carbon tax?

May 17th 2019, 8:06 AM 3,994 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

May 17th 2019, 8:02 AM 4,657 Views 1 Comment

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

Question: What would you change about Europe's agricultural policy?
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# European Elections 2019

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

May 17th 2019, 8:00 AM 2,342 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

May 17th 2019, 7:58 AM 2,056 Views 1 Comment

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

Thursday 16 May, 2019

Question: What's the one thing you think you could realistically achieve at European level?
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# European Elections 2019

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

May 16th 2019, 6:16 PM 5,060 Views 3 Comments

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

Question: Do you want Brexit to happen?
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# European Elections 2019

Question: Do you want Brexit to happen?

May 16th 2019, 6:15 PM 3,344 Views 0 Comments

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

Question: Are you in favour of an EU Army?
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# European Elections 2019

Question: Are you in favour of an EU Army?

May 16th 2019, 6:15 PM 4,014 Views 4 Comments

All candidates were against the introduction of an EU army.

Question: Are you in favour of scrapping Daylight Savings Time?
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# European Elections 2019

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

May 16th 2019, 6:13 PM 2,587 Views 1 Comment

Candidates were also asked to choose between wintertime or summertime.

Question: Do you want Ireland to maintain its current corporation tax regime?
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# European Elections 2019

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

May 16th 2019, 6:12 PM 2,562 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s corporation tax currently stands at 12.5%.

Question: Should Ireland increase its carbon tax?
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# European Elections 2019

Question: Should Ireland increase its carbon tax?

May 16th 2019, 6:11 PM 2,816 Views 2 Comments

Successful candidates will be involved in developing European climate policies.

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

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

May 16th 2019, 6:09 PM 3,627 Views 3 Comments

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

Question: What would you change about Europe's agricultural policy?
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# European Elections 2019

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

May 16th 2019, 6:07 PM 1,560 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

May 16th 2019, 6:05 PM 1,711 Views 1 Comment

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

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?
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# European Elections 2019

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?

May 16th 2019, 5:15 PM 7,213 Views 7 Comments

Candidates focused on issues like transport, housing and sustainability.

Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Taxi, bus, flight and train: The Irish Liverpool fans willing to go the extra miles for Champions League final

Taxi, bus, flight and train: The Irish Liverpool fans willing to go the extra miles for Champions League final

May 8th 2019, 6:37 PM 34,222 Views 38 Comments

A travel company has also chartered a flight for the occasion from Dublin to Madrid.