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The latest Eurobarometer indicates increased citizen engagement across the EU and confirms Irish positivity towards Europe with 89% of Irish citizens believing that EU membership has benefitted the country.
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Vice-President Mairead McGuinness.
Mairead McGuinness was the first of fourteen Vice-Presidents elected receiving 618 votes from a total of 702 votes cast. 
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Today, David Sassoli (S&D, IT) MEP was elected as the President of the European Parliament, replacing Antonio Tajani, having won 345 out of 667 valid votes in the second round. 
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On Wednesday, MEPs voted on the size of Parliament’s 20 committees and two sub-committees. Their composition was confirmed by political groups later on the same day.
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Following the recent European elections in which over 200 million European citizens voted, the European Parliament’s new legislative term will start on 2 July 2019.
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Over 200 million Europeans voted in the May elections which took place between 23-26 May with Irish citizens casting their ballots on 24 May. Turnout increased across the continent from 42,61% in 2014 to 51% in 2019.  
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For the 2019-2024 parliamentary term the following candidates have been elected in Ireland. Newly-elected MEPs will take their seats in the European Parliament on 2 July 2019, when Parliament's 9th term starts, and MEPs meet in Strasbourg for its constituent session.
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It's election day!

24-05-2019

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It's finally election day! If you are voting in the capital chances are you will have seen the 'I Voted' stickers designed to reward those who have fulfilled their civic duty while prompting others to do the same. 
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We are proud to support the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia.  Everyone has the right to equal treatment & opportunities regarding employment, social protection, education.
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With just one month until the European elections on 23-26 May, the European Parliament is launching a film - "Choose Your Future" - to encourage people to vote. In Ireland, the elections will take place on 24 May.
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Statement by the Conference of Presidents and the Brexit Steering Group of the European Parliament in preparation of the European Council of 10 April 2019.
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