Peter Casey during his presidential campaign last October.
Top pics via Alan Kinsella
Above pic via Irish Times
Independents 4 Change TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly on their way to the Disclosures Tribunal last summer
Miriam Lord, in The Irish Times, reports that Independents 4 Change TD Mick Wallace and Clare Daly will contest the European elections in May – with Mick seeking a seat in Ireland South and Clare seeking a seat in Dublin.
Ms Lord reports:
“The pair will had in their nomination papers – Ms Daly in Dublin and Mr Wallace in Cork – before today’s midday deadline, ending months of speculation in Leinster House that they were going to enter the election race.
“…Mr Wallace promised: ‘We’ll work our nuts off if we get elected’.”
Rita, who describes herself as a ‘socialist feminist voice’, will stand in Dublin in the European Elections and as a candidate for Cabra-Glasnevin in the Local Elections, both held on May 24.
Fianna Fáil Euro Candidates for Ireland South Billy Kelleher TD (left) and Malcolm Byrne after handing in Nomination Papers with Returning Officer Martin Harvey (top right)
Bring back black brogues soon.
Pics: Tony O’Connell
The Guardian reports that at a recent cocktail party, Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder of France’s far-right Front National suggested:
..the deadly virus Ebola could solve the global “population explosion” and by extension Europe’s “immigration problem”
religion added an “aggravating factor” to this problem because many immigrants were Muslim and Islam had a “conquering vocation … and even more conquering when it feels strong and they feel numerous
(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)
(Thanks Donie Sullivan)
European election candidate Ronan Mullen calls himself “Ronan” in his latest video while proudly displaying “Rónán” on his website.
or just bi curious?
Damn Qaddafi/Gaddafi thing all over again.
Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
Junior finance minister Brian Hayes is going to run Fine Gael in the European elections in May.
The Irish Independent reports:
Fine Gael is only going to run one candidate after failing to identify a good-quality running mate for him. The OPW minister (44) told party members in his Dublin South-West constituency of his keenly anticipated decision at a meeting last night. He is expected to announce his decision this morning.
Mr Hayes is giving up the chance of getting a full cabinet portfolio when Taoiseach Enda Kenny re-jigs his ministers later in the year. Although Mr Hayes is far and away the best performer on the junior ministerial benches, there was no guarantee that he would have been promoted to Cabinet. “If the bossman (Mr Kenny) had wanted him for that, he would have made it clear to him,” a source said.
Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
Ahead of May’s European elections.
Former Dublin City Councillor, Bertie electoral nemesis and Fianna Fail’s newly-chosen Dublin MEP candidate Mary Fitzpatrick and Fianna Fail leader Michael Martin (top) last night at the Clyde Court Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin.
(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)