Tag Archives: European Elections

Independents 4 Change TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly on their way to the Disclosures Tribunal last summer

This morning.

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’.”

Clare Daly and Mick Wallace to contest European elections (Miriam Lord, The Irish Times)


This afternoon.,

Solidarity’s Rita Harrold launches her campaign for a seat in Europe with a gathering of Rosie the Riveters, all activists from Rosa.

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.

Rita Harrold

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This afternoon.

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

Right wing so.

The Guardian

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Fine Gael’s Dublin candidate for the European Parliament Brian Hayes launches his poster campaign on Kildare Street this morning.

He is pictured with an election poster of his from 1994 aged 24.


Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

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It begins.

Rónán-Ronanderry Mullen may be in trouble.




European election candidate Ronan Mullen calls himself “Ronan” in his latest video while proudly displaying “Rónán” on his website.

Genuinely bi-lingual or just bi curious?

YOU decide.

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.

Hayes to run for Fine Gael in the EU elections (Irish Independent)

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.

Fitzpatrick Chosen as Fianna Fail’s Dublin MEP Candidate (Fiach Kelly, Irish Times)

(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)