How did the smaller parties fare? And is it too easy to get on the European ballot?

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The Green Party's Ciarán Cuffe couldn't hold on to a seat in the European Parliament. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos.

With some European seats still to be filled but the overall picture of these elections now fairly clear, Pat Leahy joins Hugh for a final episode of the Irish Times Election Daily podcast to answer some outstanding questions.

How did small parties including the Greens, the Social Democrats and Labour do in the end? And with counts dragging on, is it too easy for unserious candidates to get on the European ballot?