Mairead McGuinness was elected in Castlebar. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Fine Gael’s Mairéad McGuinness has topped the poll in the European Midlands North West constituency in a resounding victory with 22 per cent of the vo(...)

Green Party MEP candidate Saoirse McHugh at Castlebar count centre. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

Saoirse McHugh, the Green Party MEP candidate, has been bringing her dog Olive for walks to try to cope with the stress of unexpectedly coming third i(...)

Sorting votes at the Dublin count centre for European election at the RDS. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than 900 of the 949 local council seats have been filled, with just 36 still vacant in the seven constituencies yet to be compl(...)

Prime Time Election Debate moderator David McCullagh

When is a debate not a debate? When it’s a derby. In the last of Prime Time’s three European Election debates, this special broadcast must contend wi(...)

Fine Gael European election candidate Maria Walsh dancing with party leader and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Galway. Photograph: Andrew Downes

Away from the bright sunlight, deep in the gloomy windowless interior of Loughrea Mart, we pass the cattle and sheep rings and arrive at an ante-room.(...)

Anne Rabbitte, Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East: ‘Pressure was put on’ by people who wanted to support Mr Smith and not her, she claimed.

A Fianna Fáil TD standing for the European Parliament claims the party has given in to pressure to favour her running mate. Anne Rabbitte, a Galway E(...)

Anne Rabbitte  at an Ibec-hosted debate in the  Clayton Hotel, Galway earlier this month. Photograph: Michael Dillon

A Fianna Fáil TD standing for the European Parliament has said the party has given into pressure of the “old guard” to favour her running mate. Anne(...)

Fine Gael’s Mairead McGuinness is the first of 13 Irish MEPs to be elected. Photograph: Tom Honan.

A group of MEPs has voiced concerns about proposals from Fine Gael MEP Midlands North-West EU candidate Mairéad McGuinness to give churches and secula(...)

At this early stage of the campaign undecided voters in South stand at 30%.

With two weeks to go before votes are cast in the 2019 European Elections, early indications are Fine Gael will top the poll in each of the three cons(...)

The poll figures for Midlands North West

Strong votes for strong Fine Gael candidates, a European Parliament revival for Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin under pressure and vicious competition for left(...)

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