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#Jim Higgins

# jim-higgins - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

'The government treats people like gobshites' - John Wilson
# The Final Whistle
# The Final Whistle

'The government treats people like gobshites' - John Wilson

May 27th 2014, 6:15 AM 15,838 Views 70 Comments

The former garda welcomed Eamon Gilmore’s resignation as Labour leader, describing him as “arrogant”.

# jim-higgins - Monday 26 May, 2014

Dogfights, protests and predictions of a recount: Everything happening in Midlands North West
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Dogfights, protests and predictions of a recount: Everything happening in Midlands North West

May 26th 2014, 6:00 AM 8,619 Views 15 Comments

The first count in the constituency is due this afternoon.

# jim-higgins - Monday 19 May, 2014

7 things we learned from last night's Midlands North-West Prime Time debate
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

7 things we learned from last night's Midlands North-West Prime Time debate

May 19th 2014, 8:06 AM 28,778 Views 93 Comments

They came, they shouted, they argued and then they all went home.

# jim-higgins - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Bus Éireann says 'insinuation of corruption' is a 'totally unjustified smear'
# School Transport
# School Transport

Bus Éireann says 'insinuation of corruption' is a 'totally unjustified smear'

May 4th 2014, 6:10 PM 8,321 Views 11 Comments

The company says that any money made is invested back into the school transport scheme.

# jim-higgins - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

8 skills you need to run for election according to these campaign videos
# Gubu
# Gubu

8 skills you need to run for election according to these campaign videos

Apr 29th 2014, 10:00 PM 10,582 Views 24 Comments

Fine Gael’s campaign videos for its six MEP candidates are nice productions, but bizarre in places….

# jim-higgins - Monday 28 April, 2014

Enda Kenny tells voters not to get 'carried away with fantasy politics’ before May’s election
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Enda Kenny tells voters not to get 'carried away with fantasy politics’ before May’s election

Apr 28th 2014, 1:42 PM 8,136 Views 66 Comments

The Taoiseach was speaking at the launch of Fine Gael’s European election campaign in Dublin this afternoon.

# jim-higgins - Saturday 29 March, 2014

'I just play my own game': Jim Higgins not worried about his re-election battle
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

'I just play my own game': Jim Higgins not worried about his re-election battle

Mar 29th 2014, 10:30 AM 7,046 Views 29 Comments

The Fine Gael MEP thinks he and colleague Mairéad McGuinness could take two seats in ‘Midlands North-West’ but admits “it’s a big ask”.

# jim-higgins - Saturday 22 March, 2014

'Ludicrous': Pat 'The Cope' Gallagher dismisses Sinn Féin attack over Trichet letter vote
# Error
# Error

'Ludicrous': Pat 'The Cope' Gallagher dismisses Sinn Féin attack over Trichet letter vote

Mar 22nd 2014, 8:10 AM 9,703 Views 114 Comments

Sinn Féin MEP candidate Matt Carthy said that the odds of three votes being incorrect due to a technical fault were ‘astronomical’.

# jim-higgins - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

New cars from October 2015 will call ambulance for you after crash
# Emergency
# Emergency

New cars from October 2015 will call ambulance for you after crash

Feb 26th 2014, 10:30 PM 17,782 Views 81 Comments

Draft legislation for a new initiative was approved by the European Parliament today.

# jim-higgins - Sunday 9 February, 2014

These are Fine Gael's two European election candidates for Midlands-North-West
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

These are Fine Gael's two European election candidates for Midlands-North-West

Feb 9th 2014, 5:35 PM 8,747 Views 32 Comments

Mairead McGuinness said she was confident the party could win two seats in the constituency in May.

# jim-higgins - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Here's what happens when you are the millionth American to come to Ireland
# Hello You
# Hello You

Here's what happens when you are the millionth American to come to Ireland

Dec 19th 2013, 3:00 PM 20,445 Views 52 Comments

You get a giant card and tickets for a return trip.

# jim-higgins - Monday 25 November, 2013

'If you've got no vote, you've got no voice' - MEP pushes election registration
# European Elections
# European Elections

'If you've got no vote, you've got no voice' - MEP pushes election registration

Nov 25th 2013, 11:25 AM 3,950 Views 41 Comments

Fine Gael’s Jim Higgins said we fought ‘long and hard’ for our democracy and people should participate in it.

# jim-higgins - Sunday 17 November, 2013

'He’s very highly regarded': MEPs back Taoiseach for EU job - but they don't think he'll take it
# Enda's Choice
# Enda's Choice

'He’s very highly regarded': MEPs back Taoiseach for EU job - but they don't think he'll take it

Nov 17th 2013, 8:45 AM 11,831 Views 91 Comments

European Council president Herman van Rompuy is said to have approached one Irish MEP, asking them to find out if Kenny is interested in taking one of two top EU jobs that become available next year.

# jim-higgins - Saturday 16 November, 2013

'I'm not confident, but I am hopeful': New boundaries create new challenges for FG's MEPs
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

'I'm not confident, but I am hopeful': New boundaries create new challenges for FG's MEPs

Nov 16th 2013, 7:45 AM 4,841 Views 37 Comments

While the focus has been on Dublin and how to replace Gay Mitchell, Fine Gael is targeting half of the eight seats outside of the capital.

# jim-higgins - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Parties begin to assess candidates after redrawing of European constituencies
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Parties begin to assess candidates after redrawing of European constituencies

Sep 26th 2013, 10:21 AM 4,004 Views 11 Comments

The division of Ireland into three new constituencies presents some interesting challenges for the political parties and independents who hope to run.

# jim-higgins - 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 7,696 Views 19 Comments

All-Ireland final fever is sweeping through Europe.

# jim-higgins - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Ulster Bank began legal action in 4,124 arrears cases between March and June
# Distressed Mortgages
# Distressed Mortgages

Ulster Bank began legal action in 4,124 arrears cases between March and June

Sep 4th 2013, 5:33 PM 6,176 Views 24 Comments

Jim Brown is the latest bank boss to appear before the Oireachtas Finance Committee to be grilled on how lenders are addressing the mortgage arrears crisis.

# jim-higgins - Monday 26 August, 2013

This Fine Gael TD is not ruling out a European Parliament bid next year
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

This Fine Gael TD is not ruling out a European Parliament bid next year

Aug 26th 2013, 8:30 PM 6,153 Views 14 Comments

But the man who John O’Mahony is rumoured to be in line to replace, incumbent North West MEP Jim Higgins, insists he’s very confident of winning the nomination.

# jim-higgins - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Irish MEP’s Twitter account tells Anglo to “f**k off”, he says he was hacked
# The Anglo Tapes
# The Anglo Tapes

Irish MEP’s Twitter account tells Anglo to “f**k off”, he says he was hacked

Jun 25th 2013, 10:30 PM 29,369 Views 65 Comments

Fine Gael MEP Jim Higgins claims his account was hacked after TheJournal.ie enquired about the authenticity of the tweet sent in the early hours of this morning.

# jim-higgins - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

In full: what former ministers get after the government's new levy
# Pensions
# Pensions

In full: what former ministers get after the government's new levy

Nov 30th 2011, 10:08 AM 7,185 Views 47 Comments

We’ve gone through the list of ministerial pensions to see precisely how each living former minister is hit by the various levies.