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# gay-mitchell - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Noonan: We will deal with medical card issues... after the election

The finance minister said acting this week would be dismissed as a “stunt”.

# gay-mitchell - Tuesday 18 February, 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.

# gay-mitchell - Saturday 8 February, 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.

# gay-mitchell - Thursday 6 February, 2014

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.

# gay-mitchell - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

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.

# gay-mitchell - Thursday 7 November, 2013

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.

# gay-mitchell - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

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.

# gay-mitchell - Thursday 26 September, 2013

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.

# gay-mitchell - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

From The42 Here's your 'Mayo v Dublin MEP Gaelic football battle' pic of the day 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.

# gay-mitchell - Monday 1 July, 2013

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

# gay-mitchell - Saturday 23 March, 2013

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.

# gay-mitchell - Sunday 17 March, 2013

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…

# gay-mitchell - Saturday 16 March, 2013

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?

# gay-mitchell - Thursday 14 March, 2013

Gay Mitchell will not contest the next European elections

The MEP said it was a good time to allow new candidates to emerge.

# gay-mitchell - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

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.

# gay-mitchell - Thursday 24 January, 2013

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.

# gay-mitchell - Saturday 27 October, 2012

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.

# gay-mitchell - Friday 28 September, 2012

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.

# gay-mitchell - Sunday 29 April, 2012

Smirking, measles and morons: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Smirking, measles and morons: The week in quotes

“As far as I’m concerned, he’s a moron.”

# gay-mitchell - Saturday 18 February, 2012

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…

# gay-mitchell - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Your evening round-up of the day’s news…

Guess which #Áras11 candidate spent the most on their campaign?

Hint: It wasn’t the winner…

# gay-mitchell - Thursday 1 December, 2011

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.

# gay-mitchell - Monday 14 November, 2011

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# gay-mitchell - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

Fine Gael ready to "move on" from presidential election

The party’s presidential candidate Gay Mitchell did not attend tonight’s parliamentary party meeting.

# gay-mitchell - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

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.

# gay-mitchell - Monday 31 October, 2011

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.

# gay-mitchell - Sunday 30 October, 2011

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?

# gay-mitchell - Saturday 29 October, 2011

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

# gay-mitchell - Friday 28 October, 2011

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

# gay-mitchell - Thursday 27 October, 2011

In pictures: candidates and electorate cast their vote Race For The Áras This post contains images

In pictures: candidates and electorate cast their vote

The candidates, their families and plenty of others across the country are voting today.

#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.

# gay-mitchell - Wednesday 26 October, 2011

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.

In pictures: The last hours of the Áras11 campaign Race For The Áras This post contains images

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.

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.

Poll: Who do you want to be the next President of Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you want to be the next President of Ireland?

For the very last time, we want to know who you intend to vote for this Thursday.

# gay-mitchell - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Poll: Who came out on top in last night's final presidential debate? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

#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.

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