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Why bother voting in the European Election?

“Sure they’re all the same,” is a common refrain among the plain people of Ireland in the run-up to election time. Understandably, we are disgruntled with the state of the nation. Disappointed in our leaders. Let down by the very politicians we elected last time in a spirit of buoyant optimism. Ground down by redundancy, wage cuts, salary freezes, relentless new taxes, and charges. Disheartened by scandals of greed and corruption exposed within charities, policing and other trusted agents of the State. We are nursing our wounds, and how dare politicians come seeking our blessing for more of the same?

EU elections - why would anyone bother?

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Seeing the occasional poster of a local election candidate advertising public meetings on various issues of concern, Insider noted that, within a month’s time, towns, villages, and the countryside will be radically altered as the election poster blitz takes hold.

Golden Cleric time as Jim Higgins wins ‘MEP of the Year’ award

Nobody knew such an award existed but nonetheless, it was local MEP Jim Higgins who scooped the MEP of the Year award in Brussels on Tuesday night.

Golden Cleric time as Jim Higgins wins ‘MEP of the Year’ award

Nobody knew such an award existed but nonetheless, it was local MEP Jim Higgins who scooped the MEP of the Year award in Brussels on Tuesday night.

‘How Ireland's MEPs are Elected’ information leaflets

The Department of Environment, Community, and Local Government has just published a series of information leaflets in a range of European languages explaining ‘How Ireland's MEPs are Elected’.

North west MEPs welcome EU aid for Irish construction workers

Ireland's north and west MEPs have warmly welcomed the decision by the European Commission to allocate €51 million of EU Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) aid for retraining laid-off Irish construction industry workers.

MEP Harkin accuses Murphy of ‘bad politics’

The confidential basis upon which MEPs hold bi-lateral briefings with EU Commissioner Ollie Rehn are important opportunities to emphasise the inadequacies of the EU/IMF deal for Ireland and walk outs do not serve the interests of the Irish people. This was stated by Independent MEP Marian Harkin when she rejected the assertion of new Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy that other Irish MEPs acted disgracefully in accepting the confidential basis for some meetings with Commissioner Rehn.

To have your say in the EU election you must register

All EU citizens living in Ireland are entitled to vote in the European Elections on June 5, but in order to vote, citizens must be registered.

 

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