The criteria for inclusion on tonight's European Parliament debate on Claire Bryne Live are as follows: 

If you've won a seat or got at least 5% of the vote in your constituency in the most recent euro/local/general or presidential election...OR

If your party got 5% of the national vote in any of those elections or won 1 Euro seat, 3 Dail seats or 5 council seats.

 A  party cannot have more than one candidate in any debate 

Ten of the nineteen candidates met the above criteria for inclusion in tonight's debate. The remaining nine candidates were all offered a one minute video pitch and all have accepted and will have their videos aired during the programme.