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# Gay Mitchell

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# not now
Noonan: We will deal with medical card issues... after the election
The finance minister said acting this week would be dismissed as a “stunt”.
# Election 2014
Taoiseach: Tensions with Brian Hayes ‘so far back in history they’re irrelevant’
The junior minister was formally selected as the Fine Gael candidate for the European elections in Dublin at an event in the city centre this evening.
# Election 2014
'Let him give me his number one, that'll be fine': Mary Fitzpatrick on Bertie and FF's recovery
The Dublin city councillor is aiming to take one of three seats available in the capital in May’s European elections.
# on the fence
Mitchell cites technicality as he is only Irish MEP to abstain from EU anti-homophobia vote
The Fine Gael MEP and former presidential candidate was the only Irish MEP not to vote in favour of the final resolution but insisted he supports the resolution.
# Who dat?
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.
# Mulling it over
Will Brian Hayes run for Europe? 'I haven't made my mind up yet,' he says
The junior minister is interested in running for the European Parliament but he said today that he has to “weight up” all his options.
# Nuclear Power
Mitchell: Independent review needed on British nuclear plant risks
The MEP was speaking following confirmation this week that EDF is to build a new nuclear facility at Hinkley Point, on England’s south-west coast.
# Election 2014
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.
# Showdown For Sam
Here's your 'Mayo v Dublin MEP Gaelic football battle' pic of the day
All-Ireland final fever is sweeping through Europe.
# Spying
Irish MEP calls on America to explain EU 'bugging' reports
“The EU is not going to attack the United States. Supposedly, China or the EU was doing this on the US…can you imagine what the blowout would be?” – Gay Mitchell, MEP
# Fine Gael
Van Turnhout in discussions with Fine Gael over filling Mitchell's MEP seat has learned that the senator is in discussions over the possibility of joining Fine Gael and running for the seat being vacated by Gay Mitchell next year.
# Fine Gael
Senators, rebel TD and Dublin Mayor in running for Mitchell's MEP seat
Former world champion runner Eamonn Coghlan is among the favourites to run for Fine Gael in Dublin in next year’s European elections but there are others in contention…
# Prime Numbers
Popes, parades and Gay Mitchell : The week in numbers
How long is the Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin? And how many years has it been since there was a pope from outside Europe?
# Fine Gael
Gay Mitchell will not contest the next European elections
The MEP said it was a good time to allow new candidates to emerge.
# European elections
European Parliament approves plan to cut Ireland from 12 MEPs to 11
Members voted by 536 to 111 to reallocate the number of seats to individual countries, to make room for Croatia.
# Leinster House
Oireachtas agenda: Dáil reform, Ireland's EU birthday and national debt
Gay Mitchell will address the Seanad today on the role of the EU in solving the world’s great problems.
# Áras 11
One year after #Aras11, where are the failed presidential candidates now?
One wrote a book, one went on tour, one went back up the North and one went to Strasbourg. Here’s what Seán, Martin, Gay, David, Dana and Mary did next.
# Ministerial Pensions
Over €4.1m in pensions paid to former ministers last year
Most current government ministers entitled to pensions from previous ministerial posts surrendered them last year but Finance Minister Michael Noonan didn’t. Bertie Ahern handed back some of his annual pension.
# Said and done
Smirking, measles and morons: The week in quotes
“As far as I’m concerned, he’s a moron.”
# In Numbers
Prime numbers: the week in stats
Greek MPs, Irish jobs, German cable ties, and all the other news from the week in handy numerical format…
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
Your evening round-up of the day’s news…
# Race for the Áras
Guess which #Áras11 candidate spent the most on their campaign?
Hint: It wasn’t the winner…
# Gay Mitchell
Gay Mitchell loses out again... in annual MEP awards
Mitchell was shortlisted for the Employment gong at last night’s ceremony, but was pipped by a French representative.
# Fine Gael
Fine Gael ready to "move on" from presidential election
The party’s presidential candidate Gay Mitchell did not attend tonight’s parliamentary party meeting.
# Fine Gael
Mitchell unlikely to attend Fine Gael's post-election meeting
The party’s failed presidential candidate has returned to Brussels as Fine Gael looks set to examine where it went wrong in the Race for the Áras.
# Fine Gael
Chief whip says there is no rift in Fine Gael
Despite the party’s poor performances in the presidential election and Dublin West by-election, Paul Kehoe has insisted that there is no crisis within Fine Gael.
# Race for the Áras
What's in store for the presidential losers?
Along with a new house, Michael D Higgins has won financial security for life. But what are the prospects for the other six candidates?
# Aras11
Where were Mary Davis and Gay Mitchell today?
Fine Gael candidate Gay Mitchell and Independent candidate Mary Davis were not present for Michael D Higgins’s victory speech at Dublin Castle today – so where were they?
Liveblog: Michael D Higgins elected President - as it happened
With the support of over a million voters, Michael D Higgins was named Ireland’s ninth president in Dublin Castle. Here’s how a historical day’s events unfolded.
Liveblog: The 2011 Presidential election count, Day 2: 9am-3:15pm
Michael D Higgins creeps towards the quota as the Fourth Count results begin to come in. Keep up with all the results, news and analysis on our continuing liveblog
Liveblog: The 2011 presidential election count, 9am – 6:45pm
Tallies indicate that Michael D Higgins will be elected the ninth president of Ireland – as Seán Gallagher concedes defeat. Catch up with all the latest results and analysis
# Race for the Áras
In pictures: candidates and electorate cast their vote
The candidates, their families and plenty of others across the country are voting today.
# Aras11
#Aras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today
The presidential candidates will be voting today, along with the rest of the country. Here’s where they will be this morning.
# Race for the Áras
Bookies make Higgins favourite after Gallagher support 'evaporates'
All the major bookies have now made Michael D Higgins their favourite to win the Presidency, though Gallagher should top the poll.
# Race for the Áras
In pictures: The last hours of the Áras11 campaign
Hand-shaking, singsongs and interviews – the candidates go all out to grab last-minute votes before the polls open tomorrow.
# Race for the Áras
Irish abroad have their say in #Aras11
Irish emigrants have “voted” in their own presidential election and Michael D. Higgins has come out on top.
# Your Say
Poll: Who came out on top in last night's final presidential debate?
The seven men and women who want to be president clashed for the final time last night, but who came out on top?
# Race for the Áras
#Aras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today
With just two days to go until polling, this is one of your last chances to meet the presidential candidates. Here’s where they will be today.