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#emer costello

# emer-costello - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

These Labour TDs and Senators think we should have another abortion referendum

There are growing calls for repeal of the 8th Amendment.

# emer-costello - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Emer Costello all but concedes: 'Sometimes the wind isn't with you and it wasn't with us on this occasion' I'm Out This post contains videos

Emer Costello all but concedes: 'Sometimes the wind isn't with you and it wasn't with us on this occasion'

The Labour MEP is set to lose her seat in the capital.

# emer-costello - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

'My old stomping ground': In Portobello, Labour looks to bridge the gap to Fianna Fáil

We spent Wednesday morning at Portobello Bridge as Labour targeted commuters on foot… and on bikes.

# emer-costello - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

This apparently random youth backing Emer Costello is the Labour Youth Chairperson

“If you’re suggesting we’re trying to deceive anyone here that’s not the case.”

Premature erections and very white teeth: Here's how Election 2014 is shaping up in Dublin

It’s the most geographically coherent of all the constituencies but the battle for three seats is a competitive one.

# emer-costello - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Emer Costello: Barroso is to blame for EU unpopularity

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

# emer-costello - Friday 2 May, 2014

Poll: Should double penalty points be applied during bank holiday weekends? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should double penalty points be applied during bank holiday weekends?

A similar rule already applies in Australia.

# emer-costello - Thursday 24 April, 2014

'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.

# emer-costello - Friday 18 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Someone knitted this MEP an election poster out of Aran-jumper wool Needled

Someone knitted this MEP an election poster out of Aran-jumper wool

Now THAT is knitting skill.

# emer-costello - Saturday 22 March, 2014

'Ludicrous': Pat 'The Cope' Gallagher dismisses Sinn Féin attack over Trichet letter vote

Sinn Féin MEP candidate Matt Carthy said that the odds of three votes being incorrect due to a technical fault were ‘astronomical’.

# emer-costello - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

EU to double Ireland's funding for homeless services like soup kitchens

Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy said the increase is welcome but it is still too low considering the scale of poverty across the EU.

# emer-costello - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

No Labour logo on Emer Costello election posters was 'an oversight'

No sign of Labour on sitting MEP Costello’s election posters which have gone up around the capital in recent days.

# emer-costello - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Here's who Labour has picked as its Dublin candidate for the European elections

Spoiler: she’s already doing the job.

# emer-costello - Friday 7 February, 2014

'The last sting of a dying wasp': Childers slams Costello over 'political abyss' comments

“An act of despration and foolishness” is how the independent MEP described comments by her former Labour colleague, Emer Costello, this week.

# emer-costello - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Emer Costello says former colleague Nessa Childers is in 'a political abyss'

Costello has linked her new constituency rival to other non-aligned independents in the European Parliament such as the controversial former UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom.

# emer-costello - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Emer Costello: Single-party FG government would have implemented Greek-like austerity

In the first in our series of interviews with candidates for the European elections, the sitting Labour MEP says she’ll run on her record and complains that the media is partly responsible for her lack of profile.

# emer-costello - Thursday 16 January, 2014

ECB 'held a gun' to Government's head over bailout

Labour MEP Emer Costello has been strongly critical of the troika for putting the banks and bondholders ahead of citizens.

# emer-costello - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Can you name one of your local MEPs? 91 per cent of Dubliners can't

One of those surveyed answered sincerely that they believed Angela Merkel was their MEP.

# emer-costello - Friday 8 November, 2013

Column: Israel throws the spotlight on Gaza by refusing to facilitate passage for EU delegates

A refusal to admit EU delegates to Gaza brings fresh opportunity for scrutinising policies, actions and facts on the ground that adversely affect the people living there, writes Gary Spedding.

# emer-costello - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Column: 'Facts invalidate Emer Costello's anecdotes about Gaza'

Israeli ambassador to Ireland responds to Irish MEP’s statements about Israeli policy.

# emer-costello - Monday 4 November, 2013

Labour MEPs: Gay marriage vote should be on same day as local and Euro elections

Emer Costello and Phil Prendergast’s call comes as the Cabinet is expected to decide on the matter this week.

# emer-costello - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Dublin MEP forbidden from travelling to Gaza

“We were absolutely dumbfounded,” Labour MEP Emer Costello said.

# emer-costello - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Parties begin to assess candidates after redrawing of European constituencies

The division of Ireland into three new constituencies presents some interesting challenges for the political parties and independents who hope to run.

Hayes says 'wait and see' on Euro election run but Norah Casey insists: 'I'm out'

With the new constituencies decided political parties will soon be picking who they want to represent them in next year’s European Parliament election.

# emer-costello - Friday 13 September, 2013

We should be using more seaweed to power things, MEPs say

MEPs want a cap placed on the use of less environmentally friendly biofuels, and a switch to fuels derived from seaweed and other sources.

# emer-costello - Monday 8 April, 2013

MEPs call for removal of asbestos from all public buildings Asbestos This post contains videos

MEPs call for removal of asbestos from all public buildings

If passed in parliament, a new report would also see member states required to provide increased protection and training for workers.

# emer-costello - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Gender pay gap in Ireland still 'unacceptably' wide

A report that was discussed in the European Parliament today found that 38 per cent of Europeans rank the pay gap as the most important inequality.

Impact of crisis on women "overlooked by policy makers"

Labour MEP Emer Costello said that women can find their earning power stymied during their early years, which can in turn affect their pension.

# emer-costello - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Emer Costello calls for regulation of adult stores and lap-dancing clubs

The Dublin MEP said the industry can often be linked to criminality and prostitution.

# emer-costello - Saturday 8 September, 2012

Labour Youth to hold public meeting on youth unemployment

The seminar which will take place this afternoon will discuss the introduction of a ‘Youth Guarantee’ to tackle the problem.