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# European elections

This month
May 2023
European elections to be held between 6 and 9 June next year
Each country can choose which day to hold their own elections within that time frame.
All time
# European elections
Green Party candidate Saoirse McHugh eliminated in Midlands North West
The 28 year-old was eliminated on the 14th count this morning.
# invalid
'It seemed silly at the time': How a 2014 Supreme Court ruling led to record levels of spoiled votes this year
More than 4% of European election votes were deemed invalid this year.
# ep2019
Clare Daly takes 3rd Dublin MEP seat; Barry Andrews will take 4th seat after Brexit
Fianna Fáil’s Barry Andrews will take the fourth seat for the constituency once Brexit happens.
# ep2019
Seán Kelly elected as first Ireland South MEP
The Fine Gael candidate was first elected to the European Parliament in June 2009.
# European elections
Recount takes place after questions about transfers in Dublin constituency
Last night, the count was suspended until 11am today.
# ep2019
Polls open in 21 EU countries on final day of voting
The first official results will be announced at around 10pm Irish time.
# green wave
'Saoirse McHugh had a big personal impact': Why has Ireland gone Green for this year's elections?
The Green Party could be in for a record-breaking election.
# European elections
'I don't think it worked': Micheál Martin isn't too happy about the crowded line ups for this week's TV debates
Martin has suggested a ‘threshold’ for candidates might be used the next time around.
# long long weekend
The nation has voted - now here's your guide to when we'll find out the results
It probably will be after the weekend when we find out who fills what seats.
# ep2019
#DeniedMyVote trends in Britain as EU citizens are turned away from polling stations
Britain’s Electoral Commission said it was due to confusion over European election rules for those living abroad.
# Explainer
Hearts and minds: How UK's voting system for EU elections can allow new parties to surge ahead
The UK votes differently to Ireland in the European Elections, and this difference may help to explain why Farage’s party could win.
Opinion: Who will be the winners and losers of the European Elections, 2019?
‘While lots of people have no interest it’s going to be absolutely fascinating for those of us who love the sport of electoral politics’ writes political columnist, Larry Donnelly
# ep2019
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.
# dublin constituency
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
Brexit, tax, immigration and kissing: It all went down in RTÉ's Midlands North-West debate
Prime Time’s David McCullagh had his hands full.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you made up your mind how you'll vote in the local and European elections?
Ireland goes to the polls on Friday.
# European elections
Question: Do you want Ireland to maintain its current corporation tax regime?
There wasn’t a consensus on whether Ireland should maintain its current corporation tax or not.
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.
# court challenge
Pro-life MEP candidate withdraws action against RTÉ over one minute debate clip
It is the second case to be taken against the broadcaster in the High Court this week.
# High Court
European election candidate Ben Gilroy loses court bid seeking apology from RTÉ over debate exclusion
Mr Justice Senan Allen today said the relief sought by Gilroy was “unknown to the law”.
# super subs
The Euro subs who could become MEPs without being elected
These people are on the candidates’ replacement lists.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you vote along party lines on 24 May?
Do you have a strong allegiance to a political party?
# Election time
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.
# vote vote vote
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.
# on the defensive
'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.
# hey eu
European elections: What constituency am I in? Who can I vote for?
We’ve got you covered.
# Trolleys
Harris says pathologists that raised concerns about Waterford mortuary 'carried out an important duty'
The journalist who broke the story has published the letter which originally raised concerns.
# European elections
Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont blocked from running in EU elections
Puigdemont slammed the move in a tweet as a “legal scandal and a coup to democracy”.
# Data Breach
Facebook says whatever fine it faces over password breach is matter for Irish data watchdog
The Data Protection Commissioner has launched a statutory inquiry into Facebook’s password storage breach.
# Your Say
Poll: Should election posters be banned?
The EU and local election campaigns begin today, so posters have been popping up all over the country.
# european election
'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.
# the candidates
Here are the candidates running in the European Parliament elections
There are 59 candidates running across the three constituencies.
# MEPs
59 candidates declare for European Parliament elections in May
13 Irish MEPs will be elected when voters go to the polls on 24 May.
# Podcast
The Explainer: What exactly happened with Brexit last Wednesday night?
That’s what we examined in our latest episode of The Explainer.
# European elections
Nigel Farage speaks at Brexit Party's first rally, as crowd boos mention of Macron and Obama
When the crowd booed the mention of Barack Obama, Farage said: “I have a friend in the White House who would agree with that.”
# 24 may
Gemma O'Doherty announces intention to run in European elections
She is planning to put in her nomination papers in the coming days.
# Podcast
The Explainer: What exactly happened with Brexit last night?
Brexit is far from over, so what does it mean for Ireland, the UK, and the European elections?
# flextension
What does it mean for Ireland's European elections if the UK is compelled to hold its own?
Ireland will be holding its European elections on 24 May.