Figures released by The Standards in Public Office Commission show that no candidates breached the spending limit of €230,000 in the recent European Elections campaign.
Mon, 15 Sep, 2014
BRIAN Crowley, MEP, emerged as Europe’s most popular and improbable liberal in recent European Parliament elections. Among the minority of countries where European Parliament members are elected by constituency, as distinct from a list system or a combination of both, Crowley amassed more votes than any other ‘liberal’.
Wed, 25 Jun, 2014
Officials in Castlebar have begun rechecking votes in the Midlands Northwest European constituency.
Wed, 28 May, 2014
Luke 'Ming' Flanagan has passed the quota and been elected an MEP in the Midlands Nortwest constituency.
Mon, 26 May, 2014
Ten heads of state or government and 100 ministers sharpened their political teeth in the European Parliament, giving them an advantage in EU politics, but it is a trend Ireland has not followed.
Thu, 22 May, 2014
The Labour Party has pitched itself against Fianna Fáil in the battle for the last of three seats in Dublin, where Emer Costello remains its only hope of avoiding a wipeout in next Friday’s European elections.
Tue, 20 May, 2014
There is cause for concern for Labour ahead of this Friday's local and European elections, with the publication of two new opinion polls.
Mon, 19 May, 2014
A new opinion poll shows fights for several seats in the European elections.
Sat, 03 May, 2014
Europe correspondent, Ann Cahill, delivers her weekly briefing on Euro affairs from the European Parliament.
Mon, 14 Apr, 2014
MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher and Meath Senator Thomas Byrne will represent Fianna Fáil in the European elections in the Midlands-North West region.
Sat, 15 Mar, 2014
New rules to take some of the glamour out of smoking were passed by the European Parliament, but the industry’s massive lobbying campaign won important concessions.
Wed, 09 Oct, 2013
Fianna Fáil has asked a leading mortgage arrears campaigner to consider running for the party in Dublin in the European elections.
Mon, 23 Sep, 2013
A deal to reverse an allegedly catastrophic drive towards emptying the seas of fish has been agreed.
Fri, 31 May, 2013
The European Parliament is the one main EU institution that still does not have a website in Irish six years after the language achieved official status.
Tue, 26 Feb, 2013
Senior management at the Irish Coast Guard has slated parts of the first draft of a report into the service which Transport Minister Leo Varadkar is using to push through major reforms and cost-cutting rationalisation, with the likely closure of Valentia and Malin Head stations.
Tue, 23 Oct, 2012
EU countries will be allowed to privatise their fish quota under what Fisheries Minister Simon Coveney describes as a “huge success” for the country.
Tue, 15 May, 2012
Even tougher trade sanctions against Iceland and the Faroe Islands have been demanded by the European Parliament in retaliation for over-fishing of mackerel.
Fri, 27 Apr, 2012
Ireland’s fishing industry is calling on the EU to implement sanctions against Iceland and the Faroe Islands following the breakdown of bilateral talks in Iceland.
Tue, 21 Feb, 2012
MORE than 30 former ministers are in receipt of pensions in excess of €100,000 a year.
Thu, 10 Nov, 2011
MICHEÁL MARTIN moved to pull Fianna Fáil out of a presidential election crisis and phoned party members to discuss problems about now backing a candidate for the Áras.
Tue, 16 Aug, 2011
A new EU directive to charge truckers for air and noise pollution is being criticised by a Fianna Fáil MEP.
Wed, 08 Jun, 2011
Emergency services on both sides of the border are this afternoon battling bog, forest and gorse fires.
Sun, 01 May, 2011
Counting is underway in the by-election in Donegal South West, with Sinn Féin's Pearse Doherty apparently on course to take the seat.
Fri, 26 Nov, 2010
Counting will get underway at 9am today in the by-election in Donegal South West.
Fri, 26 Nov, 2010
Campaigning will intensify today ahead of Thursday's by-election in Donegal South West.
Sat, 20 Nov, 2010
DESPITE the great optimism and relief that greeted Brian Cowen’s appointment as Taoiseach opinion poll after opinion poll has recorded a relentless collapse in his support.
Wed, 10 Nov, 2010
THE people of Donegal South-West were “not put at a disadvantage” by being left almost a year and a half without full Dáil representation, according to the Taoiseach.
Fri, 05 Nov, 2010
THE 16-month delay in holding a by-election for the Donegal South West constituency was “so inordinate” that it amounted to a breach of a Sinn Féin senator’s constitutional rights.
Thu, 04 Nov, 2010
“THEY gave me nothing and I owe them nothing” was how Jim McDaid summed up his relationship with Fianna Fáil back in 2007, just after he regained his seat on the party’s ticket in Donegal North East.
Wed, 03 Nov, 2010
The President of the High Court will deliver his judgment next month on Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty's challenge over the refusal by the Government to move the writ for the Donegal South-West by-election.
Tue, 19 Oct, 2010
The Government has indicated that voters in Donegal South-West, Dublin South and Waterford will go to the polls early next year.
Wed, 29 Sep, 2010
The Taoiseach has said the by-election in the Donegal South West constituency will be held in 2011, but there is no specific date at this time.
Mon, 20 Sep, 2010
Former Minister Willie O’Dea has called on the Taoiseach to move the writs for byelections to fill the three vacant Dáil seats.
Mon, 13 Sep, 2010
THE Government has declined to clarify its position on an ongoing High Court bid to force it into calling a by-election in Donegal south west.
Mon, 06 Sep, 2010
Sinn Féin's legal challenge to the Government's refusal to move the writ for a by-election in Donegal South West will be heard in October.
Thu, 29 Jul, 2010
DID you happen to see the Heineken Cup final (albeit on Sky)? There was a defining moment in the second half.
Thu, 27 May, 2010
THE Government has had to rely on the casting vote of the Ceann Comhairle to stave off an unwanted by-election.
Thu, 06 May, 2010
TAOISEACH Brian Cowen has said he did not wish to see the ministerial pension debate extend beyond serving members of the Oireachtas.
Fri, 30 Apr, 2010
Six Fianna Fáil politicians in receipt of an Oireachtas pension on top of their salary are expected to surrender the pension payment today.
Wed, 28 Apr, 2010
BERTIE AHERN has relinquished his €83,000 ministerial pension but a number of Fianna Fáil politicians are holding out as Taoiseach Brian Cowen refuses to place any pressure on them.
Wed, 28 Apr, 2010
THE stability of the Government has been questioned by Labour Party leader Eamon Gilmore following the resignation of Martin Cullen from his Dáil seat.
Tue, 09 Mar, 2010
ICELAND’S application for membership of the EU has been given the thumbs up by the European Commission.
Thu, 25 Feb, 2010