The European Parliament is the Seanad on steroids

Neither Irish political parties nor Irish voters seem to care about this year’s European Parliament elections, despite what they mean for us

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Elaine Byrne

20th January, 2019
The European Parliament building in Brussels: if political parties do not take the European elections seriously, why should the public? Bloomberg

Brexit has put the European Union front and centre in the minds of the Irish public. Recent events have made it tempting to point the finger at our neighbours across the water and guffaw at their folly and failure to grasp the European project.

But does Ireland really care about the European Union? The attitude by political parties, and indeed the Irish public, towards European Parliamentary elections suggests not.

The European elections in May are,...

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