Michael McNamara announces candidacy for European elections in June

Michael McNamara has announced he will be contesting the European election in the Ireland South constituency as an Independent candidate. McNamara said, “When the Irish people voted for greater integration of the European Union, they voted to opt out of justice / immigration measures for reasons as valid now as then. This government is intent […]

Social media platforms and web services, used by millions of Europeans, have joined the effort to remind citizens to cast their votes in European elections

Facebook, Google, Snapchat and Twitter are among the platforms offering extra services to make sure Europeans cast their vote, and that the elections are not compromised online. Google offers special features to candidates and reminds people to vote. Candidates’ profiles are more visible on YouTube as well. Facebook has been reminding its users of the elections in the run-up, […]

Appeal to Young Tipperary Voters to ‘Shake-Up The System’ on Friday

A high turnout of young Tipperary voters in Friday’s local and European elections can help ‘shake up the system’ and ensure young people’s voices are better represented in political decision making. That’s the view of campaigner, charity founder and former member of the Council of State, Ruairí McKiernan, who is appealing to young voters to […]

The European Parliament launch, major grassroots election campaign, ‘This Time I’m Voting’

The campaign aims to demystify European elections and to energise young citizens in particular to vote The European Parliament has launched ‘This Time I’m Voting’, a campaign designed to motivate citizens to vote in the European elections next May, and to encourage their friends and family to do likewise. The platform thistimeimvoting.eu is now available in 24 […]

Young People Could Vote In 20198 Elections

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – has called on Senators to support the extension of voting rights to 16 and 17 year olds. If passed, a Bill to be debated in the Seanad, would allow over 126,000 young people to vote in […]

15,040 young people in Tipperary aged 18-25 eligible to vote in elections

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has welcomed the news that 4,498 new voters have been added to the supplementary register in Tipperary since February. They will now have the right to vote in the upcoming European and local elections on Friday May 23rd. Earlier this year NYCI launched Pledge2reg, a nationwide initiative to […]

Tipperary’s John Lonergan, author of The Governor is voting for Diarmuid O’Flynn. Here’s why.

“Diarmuid’s stance and campaign over the past number of years represents the views and feelings of thousands and thousands of ordinary Irish people, many of whom are voiceless.  Diarmuid represents the principles and values of decency, honesty and truthfulness, the principles and values that must form the hub of our democracy into the future. He’s […]

IFA Launch Election Manifesto For European And Local Elections

Launching IFA’s Election Manifesto for the European Parliament and local elections in Dublin today (Tues), IFA President Eddie Downey said next month’s elections for the European Parliament would be one of the most important for agriculture since direct elections began 35 years ago.   Eddie Downey said the European Parliament now has a much more […]

MEP Prendergast rules out independent candidacy for European Parliament

Labour MEP for Ireland South, Phil Prendergast, today sought to dispel reports that she would run as an Independent candidate for the forthcoming European elections should she fail to receive the backing of her party at its selection convention next month.   Ms. Prendergast is currently a Labour MEP for Ireland South and a member […]