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#Gay Mitchell

# gay-mitchell - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Noonan: We will deal with medical card issues... after the election
# Not Now
# Not Now

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

May 20th 2014, 11:10 PM 18,307 Views 113 Comments

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’
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Taoiseach: Tensions with Brian Hayes ‘so far back in history they’re irrelevant’

Feb 18th 2014, 10:00 PM 11,694 Views 55 Comments

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
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

'Let him give me his number one, that'll be fine': Mary Fitzpatrick on Bertie and FF's recovery

Feb 8th 2014, 5:00 PM 11,631 Views 46 Comments

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
# On The Fence
# On The Fence

Mitchell cites technicality as he is only Irish MEP to abstain from EU anti-homophobia vote

Feb 6th 2014, 6:30 AM 13,818 Views 56 Comments

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
# Who Dat?
# Who Dat?

Can you name one of your local MEPs? 91 per cent of Dubliners can't

Nov 20th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,177 Views 62 Comments

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
# Mulling It Over
# Mulling It Over

Will Brian Hayes run for Europe? 'I haven't made my mind up yet,' he says

Nov 7th 2013, 10:40 AM 4,778 Views 47 Comments

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
# Nuclear Power
# Nuclear Power

Mitchell: Independent review needed on British nuclear plant risks

Oct 23rd 2013, 10:56 AM 3,465 Views 11 Comments

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'
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Hayes says 'wait and see' on Euro election run but Norah Casey insists: 'I'm out'

Sep 26th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,069 Views 34 Comments

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

Here's your 'Mayo v Dublin MEP Gaelic football battle' pic of the day
# Showdown For Sam
From The42
# Showdown For Sam

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

Sep 17th 2013, 2:46 PM 7,688 Views 19 Comments

All-Ireland final fever is sweeping through Europe.

# gay-mitchell - Monday 1 July, 2013

Irish MEP calls on America to explain EU 'bugging' reports
# Spying
# Spying

Irish MEP calls on America to explain EU 'bugging' reports

Jul 1st 2013, 9:36 AM 4,233 Views 61 Comments

“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
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Van Turnhout in discussions with Fine Gael over filling Mitchell's MEP seat

Mar 23rd 2013, 7:30 AM 5,664 Views 17 Comments

TheJournal.ie 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
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Senators, rebel TD and Dublin Mayor in running for Mitchell's MEP seat

Mar 17th 2013, 3:44 PM 7,716 Views 43 Comments

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
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Popes, parades and Gay Mitchell : The week in numbers

Mar 16th 2013, 7:30 PM 4,835 Views 4 Comments

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
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Gay Mitchell will not contest the next European elections

Mar 14th 2013, 9:44 AM 4,340 Views 42 Comments

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
# European Elections
# European Elections

European Parliament approves plan to cut Ireland from 12 MEPs to 11

Mar 13th 2013, 12:10 PM 4,461 Views 21 Comments

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
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Dáil reform, Ireland's EU birthday and national debt

Jan 24th 2013, 9:15 AM 2,301 Views 9 Comments

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?
# Áras 11
# Áras 11

One year after #Aras11, where are the failed presidential candidates now?

Oct 27th 2012, 8:45 AM 18,145 Views 33 Comments

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
# Ministerial Pensions
# Ministerial Pensions

Over €4.1m in pensions paid to former ministers last year

Sep 28th 2012, 7:18 PM 6,880 Views 46 Comments

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
# Said And Done

Smirking, measles and morons: The week in quotes

Apr 29th 2012, 7:00 PM 5,539 Views 1 Comment

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

# gay-mitchell - Saturday 18 February, 2012

Prime numbers: the week in stats
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

Prime numbers: the week in stats

Feb 18th 2012, 6:59 PM 3,156 Views 3 Comments

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
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Feb 14th 2012, 7:53 PM 5,097 Views 1 Comment

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

Guess which #Áras11 candidate spent the most on their campaign?
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

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

Feb 14th 2012, 5:59 PM 9,645 Views 48 Comments

Hint: It wasn’t the winner…

# gay-mitchell - Thursday 1 December, 2011

Gay Mitchell loses out again... in annual MEP awards
# Gay Mitchell
# Gay Mitchell

Gay Mitchell loses out again... in annual MEP awards

Dec 1st 2011, 9:36 AM 2,254 Views 18 Comments

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
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

Nov 14th 2011, 4:41 PM 5,181 Views 16 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# gay-mitchell - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

Fine Gael ready to "move on" from presidential election
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Fine Gael ready to "move on" from presidential election

Nov 2nd 2011, 9:53 PM 534 Views 14 Comments

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
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Mitchell unlikely to attend Fine Gael's post-election meeting

Nov 1st 2011, 2:10 PM 1,275 Views 10 Comments

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
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Chief whip says there is no rift in Fine Gael

Oct 31st 2011, 3:22 PM 651 Views 17 Comments

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?
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

What's in store for the presidential losers?

Oct 30th 2011, 9:30 AM 2,787 Views 68 Comments

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?
# Aras11
# Aras11

Where were Mary Davis and Gay Mitchell today?

Oct 29th 2011, 8:59 PM 7,693 Views 117 Comments

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
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Liveblog: Michael D Higgins elected President - as it happened

Oct 29th 2011, 3:16 PM 7,859 Views 20 Comments

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
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Liveblog: The 2011 Presidential election count, Day 2: 9am-3:15pm

Oct 29th 2011, 2:15 PM 3,678 Views 23 Comments

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
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Liveblog: The 2011 presidential election count, 9am – 6:45pm

Oct 28th 2011, 2:40 PM 19,963 Views 73 Comments

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
# Race For The Áras

In pictures: candidates and electorate cast their vote

Oct 27th 2011, 2:04 PM 1,902 Views 17 Comments

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

#Aras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today
# Aras11
# Aras11

#Aras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Oct 27th 2011, 7:00 AM 677 Views 11 Comments

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'
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Bookies make Higgins favourite after Gallagher support 'evaporates'

Oct 26th 2011, 5:48 PM 4,538 Views 102 Comments

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
# Race For The Áras

In pictures: The last hours of the Áras11 campaign

Oct 26th 2011, 12:48 PM 1,434 Views 8 Comments

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
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Irish abroad have their say in #Aras11

Oct 26th 2011, 10:01 AM 1,886 Views 11 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Oct 26th 2011, 8:45 AM 21,174 Views 316 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Who came out on top in last night's final presidential debate?

Oct 25th 2011, 9:58 AM 14,304 Views 140 Comments

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
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

#Aras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Oct 25th 2011, 7:00 AM 1,094 Views 8 Comments

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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