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# Nessa Childers

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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?
'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 says the legal, er, 'situation' between her and Phil Hogan is over
Hogan sent legal letters to the MEP last month.
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.
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.
Phil Hogan's making legal threats against an Irish MEP
Here’s Childers’ letter she sent the the European Legal Affairs Committee last night.
READ: Nessa Childers' attack on Phil Hogan over social housing
She said Hogan’s appointment in Europe would be “a step backwards for equality.”
"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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
'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.
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 will run in Dublin in effort to retain European Parliament seat
The former Labour MEP’s current Ireland East constituency is being abolished.
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.
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”.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Airbrushed images in teen mags 'should be labelled'
Nessa Childers MEP has called for mandatory labelling of airbrushed photographs in magazines for young people.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
'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.