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#Nessa Childers

# nessa-childers - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Poll: Do you think the EU is good for Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the EU is good for Ireland?

On the union’s sixtieth anniversary, does membership of it remain a positive thing for Ireland?

# nessa-childers - Thursday 20 November, 2014

'Exaggerated and inaccurate': RTÉ denies bias in election coverage as complaint is rejected

Nessa Childers wasn’t happy with a feature on the Six One News.

# nessa-childers - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Nessa Childers says the legal, er, 'situation' between her and Phil Hogan is over

Hogan sent legal letters to the MEP last month.

# nessa-childers - Friday 3 October, 2014

A Garda whistleblower is backing MEP's legal battle with Phil Hogan

Garda whistleblower John Wilson has said he will fund raise for Nessa Childer’s legal costs in the case that Phil Hogan proceeds with threatened action.

# nessa-childers - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Laughter and applause for Phil Hogan, as Sinn Féin challenge falls flat

Big Phil’s anticipated ‘Big Grilling’ failed to materialise at the EU Parliament this morning, and the agriculture committee has now voted to back him as commissioner.

# nessa-childers - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Phil Hogan's making legal threats against an Irish MEP

Here’s Childers’ letter she sent the the European Legal Affairs Committee last night.

# nessa-childers - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

READ: Nessa Childers' attack on Phil Hogan over social housing

She said Hogan’s appointment in Europe would be “a step backwards for equality.”

# nessa-childers - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

"You're prepared to lose"-the dying days of a European campaign

In the teeth of a four-way battle for the final Dublin seat, a seat which she won, joined Nessa Childers on the campaign trail.

# nessa-childers - 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.

# nessa-childers - 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.

# nessa-childers - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

The truth behind Brian Hayes's white teeth and whether political parties Photoshop their posters

With posters erected all over the country we’ve found out what work, if any, candidates have had done on their pictures.

# nessa-childers - 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.

# nessa-childers - 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.

# nessa-childers - Friday 18 April, 2014

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

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

# nessa-childers - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

MEPs slam the rejection of gender equality report

The report gave recommendations on how to tackle inequality between men and women in the EU.

# nessa-childers - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Nessa Childers: A lot of TDs don't understand what it's like to be in my position

The independent MEP is taking big financial gamble that could leave her unemployed by the summer.

# nessa-childers - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about storm damage, a meningitis warning and a suspicious device in the UK linked to the Republic of Ireland.

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

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

# nessa-childers - Friday 7 February, 2014

'The last sting of a dying wasp': Childers slams Costello over 'political abyss' comments

“An act of despration and foolishness” is how the independent MEP described comments by her former Labour colleague, Emer Costello, this week.

# nessa-childers - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Emer Costello says former colleague Nessa Childers is in 'a political abyss'

Costello has linked her new constituency rival to other non-aligned independents in the European Parliament such as the controversial former UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom.

# nessa-childers - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Nessa Childers will run in Dublin in effort to retain European Parliament seat

The former Labour MEP’s current Ireland East constituency is being abolished.

# nessa-childers - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Childers will confirm constituency at the end of January as FF nominations open today

We’ll have to wait until the end of the month to find out where the former Labour MEP will be running in May’s elections.

# nessa-childers - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Childers will run in European elections "barring something serious happening"

Former Labour MEP Nessa Childers says she has not made a final decision on her candidacy and is facing a “dilemma”.

# nessa-childers - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

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

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

# nessa-childers - Saturday 16 November, 2013

Nessa Childers not decided on which European constituency to run in next year

The former Labour MEP faces an uphill battle to retain her European Parliament seat next year.

# nessa-childers - Saturday 2 November, 2013

EU Commission assessing if demolition of Kilkenny ‘heritage house’ is in breach of EU directive

A local group has said that there is a medieval gable wall at one of the houses but the council said there is not yet sufficient evidence of this.

# nessa-childers - 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.

# nessa-childers - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Childers: '€100k re-election bill is price I'm paying for having principles'

The MEP says she will have to finance her own European re-election campaign to the tune of €100,000, after resigning from Labour

# nessa-childers - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Gone: MEP Nessa Childers resigns from Labour

Childers had already resigned from the parliamentary party in April but is now going to run as an independent.

# nessa-childers - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Anglo tapes 'have not damaged our EU reputation'

The Anglo Tapes have been reported throughout Europe with Angela Merkel’s tough words pleasing German voters.

# nessa-childers - Saturday 15 June, 2013

Airbrushed images in teen mags 'should be labelled'

Nessa Childers MEP has called for mandatory labelling of airbrushed photographs in magazines for young people.

# nessa-childers - Monday 13 May, 2013

Former Taoiseach's comments on financial regulation gave MEP 'the shivers'

At a conference last week Bruton said there should be less regulation of the IFSC.

# nessa-childers - Monday 22 April, 2013

Labour MEPs call on government to release information about IBRC liquidation

MEP Phil Prendergast said that “a blanket refusal policy would serve only to heighten distrust in government and in the ECB.”

# nessa-childers - Monday 8 April, 2013

Column: Criticism of Eamon Gilmore has been very personal and extremely unjust

Opinion polls come and go, but the public are missing the real achievements of the Labour party in government, writes Rory Geraghty.

# nessa-childers - Saturday 6 April, 2013

Labour party members demand immediate action on policy

Up to 100 members of the party gathered in Dublin this morning to demand change. They want to see more Labour policies implemented in government.

'I couldn't have gone on' - Nessa Childers on trying to 'save the Labour party'

The MEP will address a meeting of the Campaign for Labour Policies group in Dublin today which is likely to hear plenty of criticism of the junior coalition party.

# nessa-childers - Friday 5 April, 2013

'Fair-weather friend' Childers criticised by Labour TDs over resignation

The MEP’s decision to resign from the parliamentary party was met with disappointment and criticism from her Labour colleagues today.

Column: Nessa Childers said what many ordinary Labour members really think about the government

Eamon Gilmore will have one less Christmas card to write now – but if Labour took its MEPs seriously, this may never have happened, writes Nessa Childers’ former parliamentary assistant Ciara Galvin.

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