Irish political parties to choose candidates for next summer’s EU elections
Despite public’s lack of interest, parties see MEP elections as morale-boosting exercises
European elections tend not to grip the public’s imagination. They are second-tier elections after all.
What happens in the European Parliament also remains a Chinese puzzle to most people. Most have little knowledge and less interest in the day-to-day politics of Brussels. For all that, these elections have traditionally assumed a huge importance for political parties in Ireland.