Tag Archives: European Elections 2019


RDS count centre

Green Party’s Ciaran Cuffe (top) and Fine Gael’s Frances Fitzgerald become the first two MEPs elected in the Dublin constituency.

More as we get it.

Cuffe and Fitzgerald elected as MEPs for Dublin (RTÉ)

This afternoon.

RDS count centre, Dublin 4

Counting continues…


Mairead McGuinness with former taoiseach Enda Kenny at the counc centre in castlebar, County Mayo

Fine Gael’s Mairead McGuinness is the first MEP elected for Ireland in the Midlands-North-West constituency, topping the poll on 134,630.

Independent Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan looks set to retain his seat, after securing more than 85,000 first preference votes.

Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy has 77,616 votes, with Maria Walsh of Fine Gael on 64,500.

Ms Walsh is expected to be the main beneficiary of the distribution of McGuinness’ 15,644 surplus. Tallies suggest she may take around 40% of the surplus, edging her nearer the quota.

More as we get it

McGuinness hopeful of second MEP seat in Midlands-North-West (RTÉ)

Stop that.

The ‘Green Wave’ hasn’t happened yet.

This afternoon.

Irish Georgian Society, Dublin

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.

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This afternoon.

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.

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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.


Latest poll shows FG on track to top all three European constituencies (Irish Times)

This morning.

At the Mansion House in Dublin.

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?

Social Justice Ireland

Pic: Alex White

This afternoon.

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

Total of 59 candidates declare for European Parliament elections (Fiach Kelly, The Irish Times)

2019 European Election candidates: An Overview (Adrian Kavanagh)

Earlier: “We’ll Work Our Nuts Off”

Last night.

In Clontarf Castle, Dublin 3.

Former Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald was formally selected by Fine Gael to contest the European Elections on May 24.

She will contest the election alongside Mark Durkan, former leader of the SDLP, whom Taoiseach Leo Varadkar unveiled as a Fine Gael candidate earlier this week.

Previously: Frances Fitzgerald on Broadsheet

Related: Michael Clifford: What price Frances Fitzgerald’s ‘vindication’? (Irish Examiner, October 16, 2018)

Pic: Frances Fitzgerald