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#Mairead McGuinness

# mairead-mcguinness - Friday 7 February, 2020

'Barristers cannot discriminate': Bar Council responds to criticism of FF TD who advised Gerry Adams

In other #GE2020 news, Sinn Féin accused Mairéad McGuinness’ Auschwitz comments of revealing a ‘panic and desperation’.

# mairead-mcguinness - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Mairead McGuinness says some of Nigel Farage's colleagues agreed with her cutting him off Brexit This post contains videos

Mairead McGuinness says some of Nigel Farage's colleagues agreed with her cutting him off

The Fine Gael MEP turned off Farage’s mic mid-sentence in the European Parliament during the week.

# mairead-mcguinness - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

'Put your flags away': Mairead McGuinness tells off Brexit Party MEPs for waving Union Flags European Parliament This post contains videos

'Put your flags away': Mairead McGuinness tells off Brexit Party MEPs for waving Union Flags

McGuiness cut off Farage’s mic mid-sentence for disobeying parliament rules.

# mairead-mcguinness - Saturday 11 January, 2020

Brexit divorce deal was 'the easy part'; and more 'last-minute turmoil' on the way, Irish MEPs say

Irish MEPs regret that Brexit has become an inevitability, with one saying that “as an Irish person, I can’t feel any happiness” towards the certainty it created.

# mairead-mcguinness - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Mairead McGuinness re-elected First Vice-President of the European Parliament

Mairead McGuinness re-elected First Vice-President of the European Parliament

The Fine Gael MEP secured over 93% of votes cast.

# mairead-mcguinness - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Count Complete: Here are all the Irish candidates who have been elected to the European Parliament

We have 11 MEPs jetting off on 2 July, with two more waiting in the wings .

# mairead-mcguinness - Monday 27 May, 2019

Mairead McGuinness is the first Irish MEP elected in European elections

And it’s a good start for Fine Gael.

# mairead-mcguinness - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

In Navan, it's all about insurance and broadband (even if Peter Casey wants to talk immigration)

At a Midlands North-West hustings today, six candidates spoke about business in rural areas.

# mairead-mcguinness - Friday 22 March, 2019

Waiting for clarity: Trust crumbles and tension builds in final Brexit days

The absurdity of the Brexit process continues, as patience from all sides is put under strain.

# mairead-mcguinness - Saturday 6 January, 2018

It's getting more and more likely that we'll have a presidential election this year* The Aras This post contains videos

It's getting more and more likely that we'll have a presidential election this year*

*That’s according to one politician who’s been tipped to run.

# mairead-mcguinness - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

MEP McGuinness writes to harassment committee over Ming Flanagan's 'puppy' remarks

Flanagan says the remarks have been taken out of context.

# mairead-mcguinness - Thursday 24 November, 2016

This Irish woman is in the running for the European Parliament presidency

McGuinness said that she hoped her gender doesn’t influence the decision either way, and that the position was by no means secured.

# mairead-mcguinness - Monday 18 July, 2016

FactCheck: Is Luke 'Ming' Flanagan right about other Irish MEPs' poor record of attendance?

The Independent MEP says he’s the only Irish member who regularly shows up for the Agriculture Committee. FactCheck puts that claim to the test.

# mairead-mcguinness - Sunday 19 June, 2016

"We will kill you": Irish politicians speak out against online abuse

John Halligan, Mairead McGuinness and Joan Burton have all spoken out today in various ways.

# mairead-mcguinness - Monday 30 June, 2014

We asked these two ministers who they'd like Ireland's next European Commissioner to be*

* But neither of them wanted to answer the question.

# mairead-mcguinness - Friday 13 June, 2014

Opinion: Jean-Claude who? Juncker and the the turf war gripping Europe

The former prime minister of Luxembourg is part of a developing crisis that threatens to be one of the greatest faced by the European Union.

# mairead-mcguinness - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# mairead-mcguinness - Monday 26 May, 2014

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

The first count in the constituency is due this afternoon.

# mairead-mcguinness - Monday 19 May, 2014

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

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

# mairead-mcguinness - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

8 skills you need to run for election according to these campaign videos Gubu This post contains videos

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

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

# mairead-mcguinness - Monday 28 April, 2014

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

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

# mairead-mcguinness - Friday 4 April, 2014

GardaGate is damaging Fine Gael's European election campaign, says MEP

Mairead McGuinness said it will continue to cause concern to the public “unless it is effectively dealt with”.

# mairead-mcguinness - Saturday 29 March, 2014

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

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”.

# mairead-mcguinness - Saturday 1 March, 2014

EU Commissioner to investigate ‘cows in limbo’

It’s claimed farmers whose cows are born in the Republic and slaughtered in Northern Ireland are being offered lower prices.

# mairead-mcguinness - Sunday 9 February, 2014

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

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

# mairead-mcguinness - Sunday 17 November, 2013

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

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.

# mairead-mcguinness - Saturday 16 November, 2013

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

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.

# mairead-mcguinness - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Parties begin to assess candidates after redrawing of European constituencies

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

# mairead-mcguinness - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Fine Gael MEP says he'll "resist any move" to oust him

Jim Higgins is dismissing speculation that FG HQ are trying to get rid of him, but says he’ll fight any attempt they make to run another candidate in next year’s European elections.

# mairead-mcguinness - Sunday 10 February, 2013

Support for coalition faces test in Meath East by-election

April has been mooted as the possible month for the by-election to be held with Fianna Fáil hoping to capitalise on its growing popularity but could the promissory note deal change things?

# mairead-mcguinness - 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.

# mairead-mcguinness - 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.

# mairead-mcguinness - 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.

# mairead-mcguinness - Thursday 1 September, 2011

Energy efficiency can create jobs

A European Commission ban on 60 watt light bulbs came into effect today, as we’re told we must make ourselves 20 per cent more energy efficient by 2020.

# mairead-mcguinness - Saturday 9 July, 2011

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning – including the latest on the NOTW scandal, and radical reform for College Green and the Junior Cert…

# mairead-mcguinness - Thursday 7 July, 2011

Avril Doyle rules herself out of Presidential race

Former MEP says she is a “realist” and late to the race and “unlikely” to secure the Fine Gael nomination for Aras run.

# mairead-mcguinness - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Longford seeks legal advice over Gallagher, as Doyle joins crowded FG race

Longford County Council seeks advice on whether last night’s meeting validly nominated Sean Gallagher’s presidential bid.

# mairead-mcguinness - Saturday 18 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In today’s Fix: Irish woman dies in Australian road accident; Adams calls for united Ireland; Ireland’s social network obsession; Norris targets the quilters; and Niland’s Wimbledon dream.

# mairead-mcguinness - Friday 17 June, 2011

Cox admits 'uphill struggle' as he confirms bid for FG presidential nod

The former PD launches his campaign for Fine Gael’s nomination, but acknowledges there will be difficulty ahead.

# mairead-mcguinness - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

Fine Gael accepts Pat Cox's application to join the party

Cox is now expected to seek the FG nomination in the race for the Áras. He’s a former MEP and European Parliament president.

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