Students’ Union to Host MEP Hustings

Students’ Union to Host MEP Hustings

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Students’ Union to Host MEP Hustings 

University of Galway Students’ Union will be hosting MEP Candidate Hustings for the Midlands North West Region at 5pm on Monday 20th of May. The Hustings will take place in Áras na Mac Léinn and will give voters the chance to meet and question candidates hoping to win their votes on election day Friday 7th of June.

Already confirmed to attend the event are:

  • Lisa Chambers, Fianna Fáil
  • Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, Independent
  • Rory Hearne, Social Democrats
  • Fergal Landy, Labour Party
  • Saoirse McHugh, Independent
  • Brian O’Boyle, People Before Profit-Solidarity
  • Pauline O’Reilly, Green Party
  • Daniel Pocock, Independent
  • Peadar Tóibín, Aontú

Tickets for the event are free but spaces are limited and can be booked via the Students’ Union Eventbrite page HERE.

The event will be live streamed on YouTube HERE.

Students’ Union President Dean Kenny said: “We are very excited to be holding this Hustings event to give voters the chance to meet their MEP Candidates. We’ve been holding voter registration drives throughout the year to encourage our students to use their voice in the upcoming local and European elections. This event will allow voters to question candidates and make a more informed decision on election day.”

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Comhaltas na Mac Léinn chun plé toghchánaíochta le hiarrthóirí i dToghchán Pharlaimint na hEorpa a óstáil 

Beidh Comhaltas na Mac Léinn, Ollscoil na Gaillimhe ag óstáil plé toghchánaíochta le hiarrthóirí Thoghlach an Láir Tíre – an Iarthuaiscirt i dToghchán Pharlaimint na hEorpa ag 17:00, Dé Luain, an 20 Bealtaine. Beidh an plé toghchánaíochta ar siúl in Áras na Mac Léinn agus tabharfar deis do vótóirí bualadh le chéile agus ceisteanna a chur ar na hiarrthóirí a bhfuil súil acu vótaí a bhuachan ar lá an toghcháin Dé hAoine, an 7 Meitheamh. Is é an craoltóir Keith Finnegan a bheidh ina chathaoirleach ar an ócáid.

Is iad seo a leanas na daoine atá deimhnithe cheana féin chun bheith i láthair ar an ócáid:

  • Lisa Chambers
  • Luke “Ming” Flanagan
  • Rory Hearne
  • Fergal Landy
  • Saoirse McHugh
  • Brian O’Boyle
  • Pauline O’Reilly
  • Daniel Pocock
  • Peadar Tóibín

Tá ticéid don ócáid saor in aisce ach níl ach líon teoranta áiteanna ar fáil. Is féidir áit a chur in áirithe ar leathanach Eventbrite Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn ANSEO.

Dúirt Dean Kenny, Uachtarán Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn: “Táimid ar bís an plé toghchánaíochta seo a reáchtáil chun deis a thabhairt do vótóirí bualadh lena nIarrthóirí i dToghchán Pharlaimint na hEorpa. Táimid ag reáchtáil feachtas clárúcháin vótálaithe i rith na bliana chun ár gcuid mac léinn a spreagadh chun a nguth a úsáid sna toghcháin áitiúla agus Eorpacha atá le teacht. Tabharfaidh an ócáid seo deis do vótóirí ceisteanna a chur ar na hiarrthóirí agus cinneadh níos eolasaí a dhéanamh ar lá an toghcháin.”

 

Artice by
Joanna Brophy