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#European elections 2019

# european-elections-2019 - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

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

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

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

# european-elections-2019 - Friday 17 May, 2019

Question: Do you want Brexit to happen?

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?

No candidate was in favour of a European army.

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

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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

Question: Are you in favour of an EU Army?

No candidate was in favour of a European army.

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

Brexit impacted on the answers of some candidates.

Question: Should Ireland increase its carbon tax?

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?

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?

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?

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

# european-elections-2019 - Thursday 16 May, 2019

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

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

Question: Do you want Brexit to happen?

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

Question: Are you in favour of an EU Army?

All candidates were against the introduction of an EU army.

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

Candidates were also asked to choose between wintertime or summertime.

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

Ireland’s corporation tax currently stands at 12.5%.

Question: Should Ireland increase its carbon tax?

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?

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?

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?

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

# european-elections-2019 - Monday 8 April, 2019

Senator Alice-Mary Higgins launches European election bid

President Michael D Higgins’ daughter joins several high profile politicians on the ballot in the constituency.

# european-elections-2019 - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

'There is extraordinary division in Ireland': Aontú to stand 60 candidates in upcoming elections

The party will officially launch at an event in Dublin on Saturday.