Tag Archives: Local Elections 2014. European Election 2014

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Labour party leader Eamon Gilmore spoke to Aengus Mac Grianna on this evening’s Six One News in light of Labour’s performance in the local and European elections.

He said:

“We have to renew Government. We have to renew what we’re doing in Government. We have to hear very clearly the squeeze that families are under and to address that….and the Labour party has to renew itself.”

When asked about his leadership he said:

“Well there’s no question about my leadership. I’ve taken on a responsibility and the responsibility we took on in Government we knew at the time was always going to be a difficult responsibility and I intend to discharge that responsibility and to continue doing so.”

Gilmore intends to continue as Labour leader (RTÉ News)

Meanwhile…

Previously: When You Say Nothing At All

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The Life Institute has produced a list of candidates [after consulting only Direct Democracy, Fianna Fáil, the Green Party and Independents] for the local elections who they claim support the following statement:

Do you support the repeal of the legislation which permits abortion on suicide grounds, and support making Ireland a place where unborn children are legally protected and mothers get all necessary life-saving treatment in pregnancy?

Some of the candidates who feature on the list include Paul Anthony Ward (Fianna Fáil), Seán Haughey (Fianna Fáil), and Danny Healy Rae (Independent).

Updated:

Of the 157 (now 163) candidates listed, 144 (now 148) are male and 13 (now 15) female.

This means approximately 92% (now 91%) are men.

Make of that what you will.

Download the list here (last updated 11:00 May 23).

The Life Institute’s guide to the European election is here.

Previously: Ballyhea Says No

Thanks Stephanie

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From left: Paddy Guiney (jumping), Eve O’Connor, Laura Harmon, Emmett Hughes, Annie Hoey, Greg O’Donoghue, Cat O’Driscoll and USI President Joe O’Connor.

A coalition of youth groups including the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and SpunOut.ie calling on young people VOTE in the upcoming local, European and by-elections.

James Doorley, NYCI Deputy Director writes:

“Up to 458,000 young people aged 18-25 have the right to vote in these elections. Significant numbers of these are floating voters, with the latest polls indicating that up to 40% of young voters remain undecided just one week before the vote…”

Pic: Conor McCabe