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#Phil Prendergast

# phil-prendergast - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Battle lines and cantering elephants: Here's how Election 2014 is shaping up in Ireland South...

Ten counties. Four seats. Exactly 96 hours until the polls open.

# phil-prendergast - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Standing beside Eamon Gilmore, Phil Prendergast says she still wants him to resign

Labour was launching its local and European election manifestos in Dublin today.

# phil-prendergast - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Phil Prendergast will canvass with Gilmore - even though she doesn't want him to lead Labour

The Tánaiste said he has a “very frank discussion” with Prendergast in his office earlier today.

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

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

# phil-prendergast - Monday 28 April, 2014

Joan Burton's response: Eamon Gilmore is the leader of the Labour Party and I support him in that.

Phil Prendergast MEP suggested that the Social Protection Minister take over the leadership.

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

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

WATCH: Pat Rabbitte ignores questions about leadership, talks for 73 seconds about postcodes

MEP Phil Prendergast has called for Eamon Gilmore to resign for the good of the party.

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.

'A distraction that shouldn't have happened': Labour slams MEP over Gilmore 'quit' call

Party members have been delivering a united message this morning, criticising Phil Prendergast for not ‘holding her nerve’ amid bad poll results.

Poll: Should Eamon Gilmore step down as leader of the Labour party? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Eamon Gilmore step down as leader of the Labour party?

MEP Phil Prendergast made the call following the party’s poor performance in recent opinion polls.

Labour MEP says Gilmore has to go, endorses Joan Burton for leadership

Phil Prendergast’s call comes in the wake of an opinion poll that put support for her re-election bid in Ireland South at just 4 per cent.

# phil-prendergast - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Labour MEP: Sinn Féin are trying to take me out, but I'm a good bet with a proven track record

Phil Prendergast hopes her record in the European Parliament will convince voters to send her back to Brussels as she battles it out in Ireland South.

# phil-prendergast - Thursday 10 April, 2014

# phil-prendergast - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Phil Prendergast has blood tested for HIV and hepatitis after being spat at

It happened as she was making her way to a funeral in Cork city.

# phil-prendergast - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Do hurleys need special EU protection?

One MEP says that hurling “is in the blood of the Irish people”.

# phil-prendergast - Monday 27 January, 2014

'It's not personal': Senator challenging Phil Prendergast for Labour MEP nomination

Labour senator John Gilroy reckons he would have a better chance than incumbent MEP Phil Prendergast of holding the party’s seat in Ireland South.

# phil-prendergast - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Prendergast: ‘Pylons are the rape of rural Ireland’

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.

# phil-prendergast - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

# phil-prendergast - Monday 4 November, 2013

Labour MEPs: Gay marriage vote should be on same day as local and Euro elections

Emer Costello and Phil Prendergast’s call comes as the Cabinet is expected to decide on the matter this week.

# phil-prendergast - Saturday 26 October, 2013

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

“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.

# phil-prendergast - 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.

Hayes says 'wait and see' on Euro election run but Norah Casey insists: 'I'm out'

With the new constituencies decided political parties will soon be picking who they want to represent them in next year’s European Parliament election.

# phil-prendergast - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Tobacco industry is lobbying MEPs 'all the time'

Labour’s Phil Prendergast has said lobby groups are courting MEPs, hoping to encourage them to dilute directives that would be harmful to the industry.

# phil-prendergast - 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.”

# phil-prendergast - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Varadkar comments on childcare a 'throwback to the 19th century'

The Transport Minister said earlier this week that women would have to quit their jobs if they earned less than the childcare expenses.

# phil-prendergast - Monday 28 January, 2013

MEP wants Brussels to examine legality of new Facebook search

Labour’s Phil Prendergast says the new graph search may be a breach of a citizen’s right to protect their personal data.

# phil-prendergast - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

EU law to change to guard against 'predatory' directory ad scams

Small business owner are targeted by companies presenting misleading ad contracts and charging up to €5k a year.

# phil-prendergast - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Parents feel pressure to pay voluntary school contributions

The National Parents’ Council said the anxiety of paying contributions can distract parents from offering the support their children need when starting back at school.

# phil-prendergast - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

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GAA hits back at MEP's 'over the top' homophobia claims

Phil Prendergast MEP called on the GAA to take a tougher stance on homophobic abuse following comments made by Cork’s Dónal Óg Cusack last week.

# phil-prendergast - Monday 16 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Monday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

Irish MEP wants EU-wide ban on employers seeking Facebook passwords Do U Like Dis? This post contains a poll

Irish MEP wants EU-wide ban on employers seeking Facebook passwords

Phil Prendergast says a new law in Maryland, banning employers from seeking employees’ passwords, should be copied here.

# phil-prendergast - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

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Facebook joke about EU commissioner’s flag gaffe ‘not an official remark’

A comment on the EC’s official Facebook page, saying Gunther Oettinger has “form in the foot in mouth department”, was a joke.

German commissioner insists he doesn’t support ‘half-mast’ idea

Gunther Oettinger says lowering the flags of “default sinners” is an idea already out there – and that he didn’t say he supports it.

# phil-prendergast - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

Germany’s EU commissioner wants Irish flag flown at half-mast

Günther Oettinger wants the flags of ‘deficit sinner’ countries – including Ireland – to be at half-mast at all EU institutions.

# phil-prendergast - Monday 28 February, 2011

Parties yet to decide on European Parliament replacements

The Socialist Party replacements will meet to decide who can succeed Joe Higgins’, while Alan Kelly’s seat is also free.

# phil-prendergast - Wednesday 16 February, 2011

Martin Mansergh likely to lose his seat in Tipperary South

The Fianna Fáil Minister of State Martin Mansergh looks set to lose his Dáil seat – leaving the prospect of the party without a seat in the constituency.