Tag Archives: European Elections 2014




Sound, Pat.

Earlier in Castlebar, Pat The Cope Gallagher conceded defeat after calling for a recount.

Luke Ming Flanagan (Ind), Matt Carthy (Sinn Féin), Mairead McGuinness (Fine Gael), Ronan Mullen (Ind) and Marian Harkin (Ind) will represent Ireland Midlands–North-West in the European Parliament.


Theresa Heaney of Catholic Democrats (above) polled 13,569 1st preference votes in Ireland South.

Defeated but unbowed the war against the gay and women’s movements, contraceptives in the water and the cervical cancer vaccine continues as evidenced by Terese of Other’s Annoyance [below].


Live Blog: Local & European Elections (RTÉ News)

Previously: Avert Your Gays


Apart from filling in expenses.

Kieran writes:

“I have been following the EU Elections since September of last year as this is the first election since the Lisbon treaty and things have changed slightly since then and I find EU politics fascinating.
However I have become annoyed since many Irish MEP candidates have avoided or not commented on major EU issues and focus mostly on Irish issues, even though they will be voting on pan-EU legislation. I was tired of candidates telling us they were going to get Ireland more jobs (as if any party stands for less jobs). So I made two videos explaining the EU elections in 2014, the first video (above) briefly explains the EU parliament and Ireland’s relationship with it and the second video found here (below) explains six big EU issues at the moment and where the parties stand on them.
I thought your readers may find them interesting and hopefully future Irish MEP candidates could one day discuss their campaign more like their mainland European colleagues…”

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And by ‘big guns’ we do mean ‘that bleedin’ lot’.

Cabinet member-filled scenes from the Local and European Election/ 2014 campaign in Dublin  today.

From top: pics 1 and 2: Finance Minister Michael Noonan with Fine Gael MEP hopeful Brian Hayes at the Royal College of Surgeons; Physicians; Health Minister James Reilly at the Mater Hospital; protestor Nora Byrne: Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore at the launch of the National Anti-bullying Centre at DCU.

(Sam Boal, Mark Stedman and Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Iireland)


[A dozing Green Party leader Eamon Ryan at the offices of Spunout.ie, in Dublin]

“Eamon Ryan cuts a slightly forlorn figure on Westmoreland Street….But the Greens are on a bit of a comeback trail and that much has been evident over the past six months. But it’s modest and soft. Certainly, the Green Party is on the road to recovery but maybe not travelling at quite the pace of those Westmoreland Street pedestrians….”

Irish Times political correspondent Harry McGee shadowed Green Party leader and European election candidate Eamon Ryan for a day in Dublin.


Full interview here.

They love their sleep.

On the campaign trail with Eamon Ryan (Harry McGee, Irish Times)

Previously: Why John Gormley Stayed In Bed