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#Midlands-North-West

# midlands-north-west - Monday 16 June, 2014

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.

# midlands-north-west - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

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.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Morning. Here’s everything you need to know as you start your Wednesday…

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.

# midlands-north-west - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

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 government treats people like gobshites' - John Wilson

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

# midlands-north-west - Monday 26 May, 2014

"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.

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 - Sunday 25 May, 2014

'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.

# midlands-north-west - Tuesday 20 May, 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.

# midlands-north-west - Monday 19 May, 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.

MEP hopeful says she will report poster vandalism to gardaí

Lorraine Higgins’s posters were defaced with the message ‘Pro Abort’.

# midlands-north-west - Sunday 18 May, 2014

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.

# midlands-north-west - Saturday 10 May, 2014

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.

# midlands-north-west - Monday 5 May, 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.

# midlands-north-west - Saturday 12 April, 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.

# midlands-north-west - Sunday 16 March, 2014

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.

# midlands-north-west - Wednesday 12 March, 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.

# midlands-north-west - Thursday 27 February, 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.

# midlands-north-west - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Here's who Fine Gael picked as European election candidates for Ireland South

The party held its selection convention this afternoon in Clonmel.

# midlands-north-west - Monday 13 January, 2014

'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.

# midlands-north-west - Saturday 5 October, 2013

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.

# midlands-north-west - 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.