Green Party Deputy Leader Catherine Martin TD (left), Candidate for Europe Ciaran Cuffe (centre) and party leader Eamon Ryan TD at their party’s final press conference before the European and Local elections.
Leader of the Labour Party Brendan Howlin TD speaking to the media outside St Stephens Green, Dublin 2 for the final press conference with his party’s candidate for Europe Alex White (to Mr Howlin’s right) before voting on Friday.
This morning’s Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll
In Dublin, Fine Gael’s Frances Fitzgerald is on course to top the poll at 22 per cent, followed by Fianna Fáil’s Barry Andrews on 18 per cent. Four candidates are likely to fight it out for the last two seats – Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan (13 per cent), Independents 4 Change TD Clare Daly (10 per cent), Ciarán Cuffe of the Green Party (9 per cent) and Labour’s Alex White, who is on 8 per cent.
Social Justice Ireland and Trócaire hosted a European Election hustings with several of the Dublin candidates.
The candidates taking part included Fianna Fáil’s Barry Andrews, Sinn Féin MEP Lynne Boylan, Independents 4 Change TD Clare Daly, Labour’s Alex White, Green Party’s Ciaran Cuffe, Fine Gael’s Frances Fitzgerald, Mark Durkan, running for Fine Gael, Gary Gannon, of Social Democrats, Independent Senator Alice Mary Higgins and Éilis Ryan, of the Workers’ Party.
How’d it go?
Green Party EU candidate @CiaranCuffe says we are “still the bad boys in Europe” when it comes to tax reform and questions why Google can pay less tax in Ireland than small companies #iestaff
Further to confirmation this morning that Independents 4 Change TDs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace will run for seats in the Dublin and Ireland South constituencies respectively, during the European elections on May 24…
Clare and Mick have published their respective campaign videos above…
Meanwhile, The Irish Times has published the full list of candidates here.
Gemma O’Doherty has confirmed that she is running in the four-seat Dublin constituency.
Maynooth University lecturer Adrian Kavanagh, who blogs about elections in Ireland, also has an overview here