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# mep - Saturday 3 May, 2014

FF poll-topper: There's no bad blood with Micheál - I'd just rather meet with the people of Tipp
# Brian Crowley
# Brian Crowley

FF poll-topper: There's no bad blood with Micheál - I'd just rather meet with the people of Tipp

May 3rd 2014, 7:45 AM 12,100 Views 25 Comments

The perennially popular Ireland South candidate on his 20-year Brussels record, his past differences with Micheál Martin, and why he’s not participating in TheJournal.ie’s EU quiz.

# mep - Friday 2 May, 2014

Poll: Should double penalty points be applied during bank holiday weekends?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should double penalty points be applied during bank holiday weekends?

May 2nd 2014, 9:39 AM 16,238 Views 133 Comments

A similar rule already applies in Australia.

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

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

May 2nd 2014, 6:15 AM 16,280 Views 32 Comments

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

# mep - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Watch: Minister heckled at public meeting
# John Perry
# John Perry

Watch: Minister heckled at public meeting

Apr 30th 2014, 2:03 PM 9,054 Views 49 Comments

An angry property developer confronted Junior Minister for Small Business at a business networking meeting.

# mep - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Eamon Gilmore will be hoping Europe's top MEP can ease his Labour pains
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Eamon Gilmore will be hoping Europe's top MEP can ease his Labour pains

Apr 29th 2014, 8:06 AM 5,705 Views 69 Comments

It’s been a tough 24 hours for the Tánaiste but he has a big visitor today.

# mep - Monday 28 April, 2014

Gilmore: No, Phil... I'm not quitting
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Gilmore: No, Phil... I'm not quitting

Apr 28th 2014, 2:13 PM 9,318 Views 51 Comments

A Labour MEP threw a spanner in the works of Labour’s election campaign this morning by calling for Eamon Gilmore to resign…

# mep - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Could the EU set the standard for digital rights worldwide?
# Digital Economy
# Digital Economy

Could the EU set the standard for digital rights worldwide?

Apr 26th 2014, 8:45 AM 4,426 Views 11 Comments

After passing new legislation concerning data retention and net neutrality, the next five years will see the EU become a major influence in how digital laws and regulations are shaped.

# mep - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Green Party has 'maintained its shape under enormous pressure': Mark Dearey looks to Brussels
# European Elections
# European Elections

Green Party has 'maintained its shape under enormous pressure': Mark Dearey looks to Brussels

Apr 20th 2014, 11:30 AM 6,686 Views 50 Comments

Currently a Dundalk town councillor, Dearey will be running in the new Midlands-North-West constituency.

# mep - Friday 18 April, 2014

Tom Clonan and Glenna Lynch named as substitutes in European election campaign
# European Elections
# European Elections

Tom Clonan and Glenna Lynch named as substitutes in European election campaign

Apr 18th 2014, 10:59 AM 6,818 Views 11 Comments

If for any reason, Nessa Childers is elected and has to resign her seat, one of her subs would take over.

# mep - Thursday 10 April, 2014

"I have my own willy, which can also double up as a towel-holder" - MEP's sex ed video is surprisingly instructive
# Local Erections
# Local Erections

"I have my own willy, which can also double up as a towel-holder" - MEP's sex ed video is surprisingly instructive

Apr 10th 2014, 10:25 PM 44,491 Views 31 Comments

Don’t we all?

# mep - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Banking corruption and injustice - the focus of Tom Darcy's European campaign
# European Elections
# European Elections

Banking corruption and injustice - the focus of Tom Darcy's European campaign

Apr 5th 2014, 8:45 AM 12,196 Views 87 Comments

The former property developer is running as a candidate in Dublin for Direct Democracy Ireland.

# mep - 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 7,025 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”.

# mep - Sunday 23 March, 2014

'I rely on guys with vans and ladders': Marian Harkin on running as an Independent
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

'I rely on guys with vans and ladders': Marian Harkin on running as an Independent

Mar 23rd 2014, 10:30 AM 8,952 Views 31 Comments

The two-time MEP said Ireland “can’t keep relying on” foreign direct investment and must do more to support SMEs and farmers.

# mep - Saturday 22 March, 2014

‘Labour deserve to be slammed’: Socialist Party MEP on being a voice for the working class
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

‘Labour deserve to be slammed’: Socialist Party MEP on being a voice for the working class

Mar 22nd 2014, 5:00 PM 7,232 Views 72 Comments

Paul Murphy said Irish politicians are ‘obsessed’ with being the poster child for austerity in Europe.

Labour European elections candidate: 'The EU isn't a retirement ground'
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Labour European elections candidate: 'The EU isn't a retirement ground'

Mar 22nd 2014, 10:00 AM 6,212 Views 53 Comments

Lorraine Higgins is running in the Midlands North-West elections for the EU Parliament.

# mep - Friday 21 March, 2014

It's official: Luke 'Ming' Flanagan is running for Europe
# It's Happening
# It's Happening

It's official: Luke 'Ming' Flanagan is running for Europe

Mar 21st 2014, 8:09 AM 14,978 Views 146 Comments

There had been much speculation in recent days that the Roscommon-South Leitrim TD would throw his hat into the ring.

# mep - Sunday 16 March, 2014

Fianna Fail's newest European elections candidates are...
# Decided
# Decided

Fianna Fail's newest European elections candidates are...

Mar 16th 2014, 10:13 AM 9,195 Views 42 Comments

The two men were selected by more than 600 party members and will run in the Midlands-North West region.

# mep - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Six TDs and one MEP launch new political network for independents tomorrow
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Six TDs and one MEP launch new political network for independents tomorrow

Mar 13th 2014, 11:09 PM 6,677 Views 17 Comments

The main focus is on networking candidates and providing support and advice for people running in the 23 May elections.

# mep - Sunday 9 March, 2014

SF Ireland South candidate: "We have to put up with the fact that we're part of Europe"
# Liadh Ní Riada
# Liadh Ní Riada

SF Ireland South candidate: "We have to put up with the fact that we're part of Europe"

Mar 9th 2014, 10:30 AM 11,445 Views 91 Comments

Liadh Ní Riada says she’s determined to work within the structures of the EU to help Ireland access further funds for job creation.

# mep - Monday 3 March, 2014

'From Ballyhea to Brussels': Anti-bailout campaigner launches MEP bid
# In It To Win It
# In It To Win It

'From Ballyhea to Brussels': Anti-bailout campaigner launches MEP bid

Mar 3rd 2014, 2:00 PM 8,737 Views 52 Comments

Diarmuid O’Flynn is calling for a debt write down for Ireland and the abolition of the euro.

# mep - Saturday 1 March, 2014

EU Commissioner to investigate ‘cows in limbo’
# Limbo Land
# Limbo Land

EU Commissioner to investigate ‘cows in limbo’

Mar 1st 2014, 9:15 AM 6,216 Views 18 Comments

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

# mep - 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 17,780 Views 81 Comments

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

# mep - Sunday 23 February, 2014

'I hate the viciousness of capitalism': People Before Profit hopeful on the need for an alternative
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

'I hate the viciousness of capitalism': People Before Profit hopeful on the need for an alternative

Feb 23rd 2014, 5:00 PM 9,858 Views 189 Comments

The self-proclaimed socialist says no one is representing the working-class people in Ireland or Europe.

# mep - Thursday 13 February, 2014

‘Women in politics can’t win when it comes to appearance’ – Childers
# Airbrushing
# Airbrushing

‘Women in politics can’t win when it comes to appearance’ – Childers

Feb 13th 2014, 10:15 PM 16,678 Views 58 Comments

The MEP was reacting to suggestions her posters had been airbrushed.

# mep - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

'The fun is over': John Gilroy won't actually be seeking the Labour MEP nomination
# No Thanks
# No Thanks

'The fun is over': John Gilroy won't actually be seeking the Labour MEP nomination

Feb 12th 2014, 7:42 PM 10,358 Views 18 Comments

Gilroy told a parliamentary party meeting that he did not feel he would have enough time between the convention and the election to run a proper campaign.

# mep - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Here's who Labour has picked as its Dublin candidate for the European elections
# Drumroll Please
# Drumroll Please

Here's who Labour has picked as its Dublin candidate for the European elections

Feb 9th 2014, 3:19 PM 11,760 Views 62 Comments

Spoiler: she’s already doing the job.

# mep - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

David Norris and Paul Murphy raise homophobia in Irish and EU parliaments
# Debate
# Debate

David Norris and Paul Murphy raise homophobia in Irish and EU parliaments

Feb 4th 2014, 11:20 PM 14,950 Views 0 Comments

Senator David Norris calls for debate on the issue in the Seanad while MEP Paul Murphy brings up the Irish row in Strasbourg.

# mep - Thursday 16 January, 2014

ECB 'held a gun' to Government's head over bailout
# Troika
# Troika

ECB 'held a gun' to Government's head over bailout

Jan 16th 2014, 6:30 AM 9,719 Views 84 Comments

Labour MEP Emer Costello has been strongly critical of the troika for putting the banks and bondholders ahead of citizens.

# mep - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Prendergast: ‘Pylons are the rape of rural Ireland’
# COUNTRYSIDE
# COUNTRYSIDE

Prendergast: ‘Pylons are the rape of rural Ireland’

Jan 15th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,469 Views 83 Comments

The MEP is calling on the EU Commission to fully investigate the health risks on humans and animals of high voltage overhead power lines such as those proposed by Eirgrid.

# mep - Friday 3 January, 2014

'No surrender!': BNP leader Nick Griffin's response to being declared bankrupt
# Bankrupt
# Bankrupt

'No surrender!': BNP leader Nick Griffin's response to being declared bankrupt

Jan 3rd 2014, 11:56 AM 14,119 Views 44 Comments

Griffin says his bankruptcy won’t prevent him from staying on as an MEP.

# mep - Saturday 30 November, 2013

E-cigarette manufacturers could face tough new restrictions
# No Smoke
# No Smoke

E-cigarette manufacturers could face tough new restrictions

Nov 30th 2013, 7:45 AM 15,556 Views 127 Comments

The measures could restrict the amount of nicotine allowed in electronic cigarettes, which have been marketed as a way for smokers to wean themselves off the habit.

# mep - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Madonna, blaas and Dubliners: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Madonna, blaas and Dubliners: The week in numbers

Nov 23rd 2013, 7:30 PM 11,410 Views 9 Comments

Plus: How many people can’t name their MEP? Hint: A lot.

# mep - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Airbrushing and body image problems to be addressed by experts & politicians
# Real Life
# Real Life

Airbrushing and body image problems to be addressed by experts & politicians

Nov 20th 2013, 7:30 AM 14,049 Views 71 Comments

One MEP is proposing that all publications featuring airbrushed images should also carry mandatory labelling.

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.

# mep - 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.

# mep - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Israeli settlements in Palestine 'single biggest obstruction to peace'
# Palestine
# Palestine

Israeli settlements in Palestine 'single biggest obstruction to peace'

Nov 2nd 2013, 7:30 AM 4,702 Views 116 Comments

Following a visit to Palestine, Irish MEP Emer Costello said the rapid expansion of these settlements was resulting in “the death of so many communities”.

# mep - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Phil Prendergast: As a mother, I felt physically sick over Roma children mistakes
# Opinion
# Opinion

Phil Prendergast: As a mother, I felt physically sick over Roma children mistakes

Oct 26th 2013, 4:30 PM 59 Views 124 Comments

“Of course this is unlikely to happen to an Irish family – we are not subjected to the odious stereotypes that the Roma community are forced to endure,” writes the MEP for Ireland South.

Dublin MEP forbidden from travelling to Gaza
# No Pasaran
# No Pasaran

Dublin MEP forbidden from travelling to Gaza

Oct 26th 2013, 7:45 AM 9,015 Views 142 Comments

“We were absolutely dumbfounded,” Labour MEP Emer Costello said.

# mep - 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.

# mep - Friday 11 October, 2013

'They'd do an excellent job': MEP says senators should scrutinise EU legislation
# Seanad Reform
# Seanad Reform

'They'd do an excellent job': MEP says senators should scrutinise EU legislation

Oct 11th 2013, 6:45 AM 2,862 Views 11 Comments

What to do with senators now they’re saved? Seán Kelly has an idea…