Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now

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

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

In our audit of the Dublin European election candidates, we asked candidates to answer questions on nine of the most pressing issues facing Ireland and Europe in the coming years. 

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

Alex White  


Lynn Boylan 

It is my intention to but nobody can set out exactly what the future holds. I am privileged to have represented the people of Dublin for the last five years and hope that you will re-elect me so that I can continue to fight for you.

Barry Andrews

If elected, I will serve the full five-year term.

Alice Mary Higgins 

Yes, I believe the next five years are crucial for Europe and its future direction and anyone who is elected should be fully committed to representing the people of Dublin in the important debates and decisions ahead.

Ciarán Cuffe

Source: Claire Behan

That’s my intention. I love Europe. I love the discussion goes on in Europe. I’ve been a councillor, I’ve been a TD and I would certainly like to be a parliamentarian and I would like to stay for the full five years.

Mark Durkan 


Clare Daly 

Of course.

Mark Mullen

mark mullan for europe

Yes. I also want to introduce a manifesto tracker which would allow the public follow real-time progress on promises I have made during this campaign.

Gary Gannon 

It is my sincere intention to sit for the entire five-year term, if elected.

This is a question which has arisen a lot, as people ask if I would return to run in Dublin Central if a general election is called, and the answer to this is no.

The European Parliament will be the most important assembly in the world over the next decade, and I believe we need to send people who are committed to serving their electoral term there and impacting transformative social change for all in Dublin.

Rita Harrold 

I plan to sit for the full term if elected, and to use the MEP position in every way I can to forward the interests and the rights of workers, women and the planet and the fight for socialist change.

I have been a socialist activist for ten years having gotten active against college fees increasing when I was a teenager.

I will remain a committed socialist feminist fighter and a seat in the European parliament would be a platform to fight for these ideas in Ireland and across Europe in solidarity with the movement we need to build on the streets for workers, women and the planet.

Frances Fitzgerald


About the author:

Kathleen McNamee

Read next:


This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel