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# Midlands-North-West

All time
Mairead McGuinness re-elected First Vice-President of the European Parliament
The Fine Gael MEP secured over 93% of votes cast.
# European elections
Green Party candidate Saoirse McHugh eliminated in Midlands North West
The 28 year-old was eliminated on the 14th count this morning.
# midnight must read
Why might the European election exit poll have over-predicted the 'green surge'?
Questions are being asked about RTÉ and Red C polling as the first results come in.
# Midlands-North-West
Mairead McGuinness is the first Irish MEP elected in European elections
And it’s a good start for Fine Gael.
# tough break
Ming and Hayes may be off to Brussels, but they're going without pay for two months
Luke Ming Flanagan and Brian Hayes automatically vacated their Dáil seats last month and won’t officially become MEPs into July.
# Get smart fast
Here are 10 things we've learned from the 2014 European elections
Ten out of 11 seats are filled and the make-up of Ireland’s representation in the next European Parliament has been changed utterly.
MNW re-check could take days. "This is the democratic process" says Harkin
Pat ‘the Cope’ Gallager of FF requested the recheck after finishing just 275 votes behind Harkin.
# death Threat
Senator: I was told I'd be hatcheted in the face as a way of murdering me
Labour senator Lorraine Higgins claims she has been subjected to a death threat on her Facebook page.
# the final whistle
'The government treats people like gobshites' - John Wilson
The former garda welcomed Eamon Gilmore’s resignation as Labour leader, describing him as “arrogant”.
# The Ming The Merrier
"Some people quote Shakespeare, I quote Rage Against the Machine: "It's time to take the power back.""
The Roscommon-Leitrim deputy will vacate his Dáil seat, leading to a by-election.
# Election 2014
Dogfights, protests and predictions of a recount: Everything happening in Midlands North West
The first count in the constituency is due this afternoon.
# Midlands-North-West
'We've been waiting for 100 years for someone to come and save us' - Ming calls for political change
Flanagan is expected to secure one of four European seats in the 15-county Midlands North West constituency.
# Election 2014
Water and slamming RTÉ: Here's how Election 2014 is shaping up in Midlands North-West
It’s the biggest constituency in the European elections and candidates are battling it out for just four seats.
# Election 2014
European candidate says he was dragged out of the studio during Prime Time debate ad break
Mark Fitzsimons said no one was injured in the incident which took place after he refused to remove himself from the studio in protest at his exclusion from the first part of the debate.
# Abortion
MEP hopeful says she will report poster vandalism to gardaí
Lorraine Higgins’s posters were defaced with the message ‘Pro Abort’.
# Election porn
Prime Time is holding three European election debates - but not everyone's happy about it
Almost 200 complaints have already been made – before anyone’s even opened their mouth or read out any tweets.
# Election 14
Independent EU candidate wants to introduce a 'radical' form of democracy
TJ Fay, the oldest candidate in election, is running in the Midlands-North-West constituency.
# Election 2014
Mairead McGuinness: 'The notion that I'm a safe candidate for Fine Gael is bunkum'
The sitting MEP believes she will have to put up a fight to retain her seat in the upcoming election.
# Election 2014
'It's a really serious job': Thomas Byrne on why he'd like to be an MEP and poll number 'concerns'
The Fianna Fáil senator is bullish about his chances of being elected to the European Parliament next month.
# decided
Fianna Fail's newest European elections candidates are...
The two men were selected by more than 600 party members and will run in the Midlands-North West region.
# Election 2014
Pat 'The Cope': Fianna Fáil's European election strategy could be 'dangerous'
The veteran MEP will be one of two Fianna Fáil candidates running in the vast Midlands-North West constituency in the European elections this May.
# Election 2014
Another senator is running for Europe in Ireland's biggest constituency
Former TD Thomas Byrne will seek the Fianna Fáil nomination in the vast Midlands North West constituency.
# Election 2014
Here's who Fine Gael picked as European election candidates for Ireland South
The party held its selection convention this afternoon in Clonmel.
# Comeback kids
'Our dream team': Here are the Green Party candidates for the European elections
Party leader and former minister Eamon Ryan will be one of four Green candidates for the European Parliament when elections take place in May.
# Election 2014
Large constituencies mean European elections 'will become more presidential'
Phil Hogan believes candidates will need at least €100,000 if they want to be elected to the European Parliament next year.
# Election 2014
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.