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#ep2019

# ep2019 - Yesterday’s News

Fine Gael complains to Facebook over ads for website targeting Maria Walsh and 'the homosexual lifestyle'

The website is designed to look like a campaign site in favour of the Walsh’s candidacy but instead casts her in a negative light.

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.

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

European Candidates for the Midlands North West 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

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

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.

# ep2019 - Monday 20 May, 2019

Ireland South debate: Carbon tax and EU army dominate as nine candidates battle it out ahead of Friday's vote

Nine candidates took part in the Sunday night debate on RTÉ One.

# ep2019 - Sunday 19 May, 2019

The 1995 referendum campaign was a thoroughly different beast to this one

Friday’s referendum has failed to see much of a debate.

# ep2019 - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Explainer: Irish MEPs have been raising concerns of a future 'EU Army' - but is it likely to happen?

Claims around the potential for an EU army have been prominent in the election debate

The Green Party's popularity has jumped ahead of next week's local and European elections

There were mixed fortunes for Ireland’s political parties ahead of the elections on 24 May.

How Nigel Farage’s new party capitalised on Brexit chaos to surge into the lead in the Euro polls

Only officially established in February, the Brexit Party now looks set to come out on top when the votes are counted.

# ep2019 - Thursday 16 May, 2019

Donald Trump, climate change and free speech top the agenda at Dublin election debate

There’s 19 candidates vying for a European Parliament seat in the Dublin constituency.

FactCheck: Did the German parliament approve the Irish budget in 2011?

Irexit Party leader and European election candidate Hermann Kelly claimed that the German Bundestag approved the Irish Budget in 2011 before the Dáil.

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

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

# ep2019 - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

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.

Who are the candidates most likely to replace Jean-Claude Juncker?

What does the President of the European Commission do, and how is he/she elected? It’s complicated…

101 problems: Election posters blocking traffic signals and obstructing paths in Dublin

Most complaints are about posters being at a height that is too low or are obstructing traffic signals and signs.

# ep2019 - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Eamon Dunphy, former Rose of Tralee and UKIP's Welsh leader set to feature in first European TV debate

The first proper debate takes place on Virgin Media One tomorrow night.

In Navan, it's all about insurance and broadband (even if Peter Casey wants to talk immigration)

At a Midlands North-West hustings today, six candidates spoke about business in rural areas.

FactCheck: Did Nigel Farage coin the phrase ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’?

Nigel Farage has claimed that he used the phase repeatedly during the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign.

The Euro subs who could become MEPs without being elected

These people are on the candidates’ replacement lists.

Anti-eviction activist Ben Gilroy sues RTÉ over exclusion from televised MEP debates

The businessman claims RTÉ is in breach of broadcasting rules by excluding him from its upcoming debates.

# ep2019 - Sunday 12 May, 2019

Farage claims 'will of the people' is for UK to crash out with no deal as his Brexit party soars in polls

The Conservatives, meanwhile, look set for a battering at the polls this month.

# ep2019 - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

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?

# ep2019 - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

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.

# ep2019 - Monday 6 May, 2019

# ep2019 - Sunday 5 May, 2019

'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.

# ep2019 - Saturday 4 May, 2019

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

We’ve got you covered.

# ep2019 - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

The poster debate may be ongoing, but there's no debate about posters on poles says ESB

The electricity utility has said dangerous situations have been created in the past by doing so.

# ep2019 - Monday 29 April, 2019

Irexit party accepting donations despite not being registered with Standards in Public Office Commission

Two members of the party are running as independents in the upcoming elections.

# ep2019 - Sunday 28 April, 2019

QUIZ: Do you know who this MEP is?

Have you been paying attention to these politicians over the last five years?

Peter Casey challenged over immigration during European elections tv debate

“What we can’t afford is to become a haven for freeloaders,” Casey told the Sunday Times.

Poll: Are you registered to vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you registered to vote?

The European and local elections are taking place next month.

# ep2019 - Thursday 25 April, 2019

British far-right figure Tommy Robinson to run in EU elections

Robinson was the founder of the anti-Islam English Defence League.

'Banning them is a red herring': Why election candidates are standing over their use of posters

There have been increasing calls from the public to stop the use of posters during elections.

# ep2019 - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

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.

# ep2019 - Saturday 20 April, 2019

'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.

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