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# lynn-boylan - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Former MEP Lynn Boylan among seven candidates on Sinn Féin ticket for Seanad elections

Boylan is joined by a councillor, a former mayor of Derry and four sitting senators running for Sinn Féin.

# lynn-boylan - Friday 27 December, 2019

'Please god we get closure once and for all': How Stardust families got the break they needed in 2019

After years of unsuccessfully seeking new inquiries, new inquests were ordered into the deaths of Stardust victims this year.

# lynn-boylan - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Stardust: 'These families were spectators but today they enter the ring in their own fight for justice'

At an emotional press conference today, families of the Stardust fire victims reacted to the new inquests for their loved ones.

# lynn-boylan - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

These were the most active Irish politicians on Twitter during the European election campaign

More than 33,000 unique Irish Twitter users discussed the European election on the social network in recent weeks.

# lynn-boylan - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Explainer: Irish MEPs have been raising concerns of a future 'EU Army' - but is it likely to happen?

Claims around the potential for an EU army have been prominent in the election debate

# lynn-boylan - Sunday 5 May, 2019

'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.

# lynn-boylan - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

'We need closure on this': Stardust families call for memorial on site of fire which is now up for sale

Families of victims of the fire today called for local election candidates to back their calls for a memorial at the site.

# lynn-boylan - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

MEPs approve EU-wide ban on range of single use plastics by 2021

The law passed by 560 votes to 35 in the Strasbourg assembly.

# lynn-boylan - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Families of Stardust fire victims meet with Europe commissioner about new inquiry

Witnesses have claimed that the fire broke out in a completely different part of the nightclub than previous tribunals stated.

# lynn-boylan - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Mixed reactions over new voluntary codes to restrict advertising of 'high fat sugar salt' foods

Sinn Féin’s Lynn Boylan hit out at the voluntary nature of the Codes, saying Ireland needs “mandatory legislation”.

# lynn-boylan - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Charlie Flanagan 'disappointed' witnesses fail to appear at Ibrahim Halawa hearing

Now aged 21, Halawa has spent almost four years in jail.

# lynn-boylan - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Irish MEP: 'Time for Ireland to take legal challenge against Egypt'

Ibrahim Halawa’s trial has now been postponed for the 20th time.

# lynn-boylan - Friday 20 January, 2017

Over 4,500 complaints made to Irish Water in three months over poor service

Some of the main issues concerned water quality and customer service.

# lynn-boylan - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

Communications Minister admits he hasn't read report which criticises media ownership in Ireland

Minister Naughten said he was not sent the report before it was published on Monday.

# lynn-boylan - Monday 24 October, 2016

'Show some backbone' - new report harshly criticises Ireland's culture of media ownership

A new report commissioned by Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan for an EU grouping takes aim at both RTÉ and billionaire media mogul Denis O’Brien.

# lynn-boylan - Thursday 2 June, 2016

European Commission confirms its view that we are no longer exempt from water charges

The “Irish exemption” ended when we introduced water charges, the European Commission has told

# lynn-boylan - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Is Ireland set to go to war with the European Commission over water charges?

The Commission today issued a statement apparently saying that Ireland is no longer exempt from water charges.

# lynn-boylan - Saturday 8 August, 2015

Visiting Ibrahim Halawa in prison, I saw the devastating impact of his incarceration

Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan describes her visit to the Egyptian prison in which the 19-year-old Dubliner is currently being held without trial.

# lynn-boylan - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Have you heard about Fine Gael's dubious colleagues in Brussels?

The party’s uncritical acceptance of 14 Hungarian MEPs that represent Viktor Orban’s far right Fidesz would make you question its priorities in the EU, writes Lynn Boylan.

Labour TD insists she wasn't suggesting parents bring their children to work

Joanna Tuffy’s comments were criticised by Twitter users and a Sinn Féin MEP.

# lynn-boylan - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Fine Gael MEPs have been compared to fascists

Flanagan didn’t hold back in his criticism.

# lynn-boylan - Saturday 7 March, 2015

Mary Lou says Alan Kelly has her 'quaking in her stilettos' Sarcasm Alert This post contains videos

Mary Lou says Alan Kelly has her 'quaking in her stilettos'

Meanwhile, a Syrizan minister got TWO standing ovations at Sinn Féin’s Ard Fheis.

# lynn-boylan - Saturday 21 February, 2015

Why your food can include a United Nations of meats and you will probably never know

But do people really care what meat makes its way into their lasagne?

# lynn-boylan - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Lynn Boylan: Jobstown protest was completely blown out of proportion

The Sinn Féin MEP is not happy with how the protest was covered by the media.

# lynn-boylan - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

New calls for the release of Dublin teenager Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt

The 18-year-old has been held without trial for 13 months.

# lynn-boylan - Monday 26 May, 2014

Confirmed: Nessa Childers and Brian Hayes join Lynn Boylan in Europe as Ryan's recount effort fails

The counting and the recounting is all done at the RDS as Green Party leader Eamon Ryan misses out on a seat.

Dublin: Checking of bundles under way as Ryan says he's not looking for full recount Green Shoots This post contains videos

Dublin: Checking of bundles under way as Ryan says he's not looking for full recount

Ryan finished in a tight fourth place in the three-seater Euro constituency. Indpendent MEP Nessa Childers has also arrived at the RDS this afternoon.

Eamon Ryan requests recount in Dublin after Childers and Hayes edge him out in dramatic RDS count Election 2014 This post contains videos

Eamon Ryan requests recount in Dublin after Childers and Hayes edge him out in dramatic RDS count

The Green Party leader is less than 1,200 votes behind Fine Gael’s Brian Hayes and has asked for a recount on Monday. Earlier, Sinn Féin’s Lynn Boylan took the first of three available seats in the capital.

# lynn-boylan - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Boylan, Crowley and Ming looking good: What the exit polls say about the Euro vote

No counts yet but we can make some predictions.

# lynn-boylan - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Premature erections and very white teeth: Here's how Election 2014 is shaping up in Dublin

It’s the most geographically coherent of all the constituencies but the battle for three seats is a competitive one.

# lynn-boylan - Monday 12 May, 2014

Gerry Adams - people are more concerned with water charges than my arrest

The Sinn Féin leader stated: “An arrest should not be taken as any indication of guilt.”

# lynn-boylan - Friday 2 May, 2014

Traffic lights were blocked at this city centre junction because of election posters Poster Wars This post contains images

Traffic lights were blocked at this city centre junction because of election posters

One might be familiar, having blocked the traffic lights for a week now.

# lynn-boylan - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

'I have it all to do': Brian Hayes admits he's 'in a difficult position' after latest poll

The Fine Gael candidate in Dublin could be in danger of not winning a seat according to an opinion poll at the weekend.

# lynn-boylan - Monday 28 April, 2014

The first opinion poll of the European elections has focused minds... and sharpened knives

There’s plenty for the political parties and the independents to think about after the first European election poll at the weekend.

# lynn-boylan - Thursday 24 April, 2014

'Jesus, we got off lightly': Not quite 'rumble in Temple Bar' as rival MEP hopefuls hand in their papers

With 29 days to go before the elections, the political parties are turning routine tasks into media events and there’s some interesting stuff being said and done as we spent the morning loitering around Temple Bar.

# lynn-boylan - Saturday 12 April, 2014

Marchers in Dublin City today want JobBridge to be scrapped

The protest is being organised by the youth committees of a number of unions with two MEP hopefuls involved.

# lynn-boylan - Saturday 8 February, 2014

9 things we've learned from the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

Hundreds of Sinn Féin delegates gathered at the Wexford Opera House this weekend, but what did we learn? Here’s what found out…

Praise for Panti as SF told: ‘Sectarianism is no different to racism, sexism or homophobia’

The recent homophobia controversy, the peace process, and the economy were all discussed at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in Wexford today.

# lynn-boylan - Saturday 1 February, 2014

'MEPs are talking out of both sides of their mouths': Sinn Féin hopeful hits out at Hayes and Costello

Lynn Boylan has strong words for her opponents as she looks to win one of three seats in the capital this May.