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# brussels - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Ancient Roman statue stolen 10 years ago found in Brussels antiques shop
# Returned
# Returned

Ancient Roman statue stolen 10 years ago found in Brussels antiques shop

Apr 13th 2021, 9:30 PM 28,048 Views 14 Comments

The “Togatus” marble piece was looted in 2011 from a villa in Rome.

# brussels - Thursday 1 April, 2021

Belgian police clash with large crowd at 'April Fool's' party in Brussels park
# Belgium
# Belgium

Belgian police clash with large crowd at 'April Fool's' party in Brussels park

Apr 1st 2021, 10:50 PM 27,071 Views 49 Comments

The festival, dubbed ‘La Boum’ or ‘the party’, had been advertised on social media and police warned that it was a fake event on April Fool’s Day.

# brussels - Friday 11 December, 2020

EU leaders agree to cut emissions by 55% over the next decade after all-night summit
# Grumbles In Brussels
# Grumbles In Brussels

EU leaders agree to cut emissions by 55% over the next decade after all-night summit

Dec 11th 2020, 8:09 AM 9,304 Views 41 Comments

Leaders also came to a compromise yesterday to clear the way for a €1.8 trillion Covid-19 recovery package.

# brussels - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

'This is move week': Where are post-Brexit trade talks at right now?
# Level Playing Fields
# Level Playing Fields

'This is move week': Where are post-Brexit trade talks at right now?

Nov 17th 2020, 6:00 AM 8,045 Views 2 Comments

It’s another crunch week on the Brexit front – so what are the sticking points?

# brussels - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

‘Very serious’ gaps remain between UK and EU positions in trade talks
# Brexit
# Brexit

‘Very serious’ gaps remain between UK and EU positions in trade talks

Nov 4th 2020, 11:04 PM 16,885 Views 5 Comments

Time is running short for a deal to be in place before the transition period expires at the end of the year.

# brussels - Thursday 15 October, 2020

EU leaders demand Britain budge on post-Brexit deal as UK 'disappointed' at summit conclusion
# Brussels
# Brussels

EU leaders demand Britain budge on post-Brexit deal as UK 'disappointed' at summit conclusion

Updated Oct 15th 2020, 7:54 PM 26,720 Views 45 Comments

EU leaders met today in Brussels for a two-day summit.

# brussels - Friday 9 October, 2020

EU and UK to resume talks next week as time starts to run out for a trade deal
# Time Running Out
# Time Running Out

EU and UK to resume talks next week as time starts to run out for a trade deal

Oct 9th 2020, 1:59 PM 9,578 Views 9 Comments

No 10 says there have been ‘useful discussions’ but that differences remain on some ‘important issues’.

# brussels - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Local councillor Colm Markey is set to be Ireland's newest MEP - but who is he?
# MEP
# MEP

Local councillor Colm Markey is set to be Ireland's newest MEP - but who is he?

Updated Sep 8th 2020, 2:00 PM 49,080 Views 27 Comments

Colm Markey will replace Mairead McGuinness as an MEP.

# brussels - Sunday 6 September, 2020

UK chief negotiator says government 'not scared' of no-deal exit from EU
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK chief negotiator says government 'not scared' of no-deal exit from EU

Sep 6th 2020, 7:24 AM 19,828 Views 36 Comments

David Frost was speaking in an interview with the Mail on Sunday.

# brussels - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

MEPs ask Taoiseach to allow Covid testing as replacement for quarantine on return to Ireland
# Essential Workers
# Essential Workers

MEPs ask Taoiseach to allow Covid testing as replacement for quarantine on return to Ireland

Sep 1st 2020, 12:05 AM 48,018 Views 59 Comments

Billy Kelleher, Seán Kelly, and Ciarán Cuffe have written to Taoiseach Micheál Martin to ask for MEPs to be treated as essential workers for travel purposes.

# brussels - Thursday 27 August, 2020

From a trickle to a torrent: How days of revelations made Phil Hogan's position untenable
# Unrelenting Pressure
# Unrelenting Pressure

From a trickle to a torrent: How days of revelations made Phil Hogan's position untenable

Aug 27th 2020, 9:33 AM 24,077 Views 58 Comments

The unending revelations from GolfGate took a toll on the trade commissioner.

# brussels - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Brexit trade talks resume in Brussels
# Negotiations
# Negotiations

Brexit trade talks resume in Brussels

Aug 19th 2020, 7:06 AM 10,611 Views 11 Comments

Officials from the EU and UK sides will enter into detailed haggling today and tomorrow.

# brussels - Monday 20 July, 2020

'Frugals' holding out as EU leaders fail to agree on €750 billion rescue package after late-night talks
# Brussels
# Brussels

'Frugals' holding out as EU leaders fail to agree on €750 billion rescue package after late-night talks

Jul 20th 2020, 7:20 AM 14,953 Views 18 Comments

The leaders are gathering briefly this morning after spending the night negotiating in smaller groups.

# brussels - Sunday 19 July, 2020

'People are dying': EU leaders remain 'fundamentally divided' over €750 billion rescue deal
# Brussels
# Brussels

'People are dying': EU leaders remain 'fundamentally divided' over €750 billion rescue deal

Updated Jul 19th 2020, 7:15 PM 43,692 Views 72 Comments

Frugal states are resisting pleas to agree to a plan to help the countries hardest hit by the pandemic.

# brussels - Sunday 5 July, 2020

Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher apologises for not self-isolating when returning for election of Taoiseach
# Brussels
# Brussels

Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher apologises for not self-isolating when returning for election of Taoiseach

Jul 5th 2020, 3:27 PM 38,861 Views 97 Comments

Kelleher said it was “an error of judgement” to attend the Dáil sitting in the Convention Centre.

# brussels - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

North-south split opens up as EU finance ministers fail to agree coranvirus bailout plan
# Coronabonds
# Coronabonds

North-south split opens up as EU finance ministers fail to agree coranvirus bailout plan

Apr 8th 2020, 9:20 AM 25,444 Views 62 Comments

Italy and Spain are insisting on a solidarity fund but this is being resisted by Germany.

# brussels - Friday 21 February, 2020

'We can't accept it': The EU budget summit has ended without agreement
# No Deal
# No Deal

'We can't accept it': The EU budget summit has ended without agreement

Updated Feb 21st 2020, 7:52 PM 48,282 Views 123 Comments

Leo Varadkar had said that the budget proposal as it stood was “not something [Ireland] can accept”.

# brussels - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Irish 'cold-storage' MEPs Deirdre Clune and Barry Andrews have taken their seats
# Brussels
# Brussels

Irish 'cold-storage' MEPs Deirdre Clune and Barry Andrews have taken their seats

Feb 11th 2020, 6:35 PM 22,890 Views 16 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Barry Andrews has given his first address to parliament after what he called “a tough week” for his party.

# brussels - Friday 18 October, 2019

Did Varadkar worry that the EU would put pressure on him? 'It did cross my mind'
# The 27 Musketeers
# The 27 Musketeers

Did Varadkar worry that the EU would put pressure on him? 'It did cross my mind'

Oct 18th 2019, 4:21 PM 12,045 Views 23 Comments

In an attempt to comfort unionists, Varadkar said “the queen will still be the queen; the pound will still be the pound”.

# brussels - Thursday 17 October, 2019

As it happened: Focus turns to House of Commons after last-minute Brexit deal endorsed by EU leaders
Live Oct 17th 2019, 10:43 PM

As it happened: Focus turns to House of Commons after last-minute Brexit deal endorsed by EU leaders

# brussels - Monday 14 October, 2019

'It takes two to tango': UK and EU officials to resume Brexit talks in Brussels
# Brexit
# Brexit

'It takes two to tango': UK and EU officials to resume Brexit talks in Brussels

Updated Oct 14th 2019, 11:14 AM 14,869 Views 10 Comments

There are doubts about the feasibility of a British proposal to track goods as they move through Northern Ireland.

# brussels - Friday 11 October, 2019

Brexit talks resume in Brussels after 'constructive meeting' between Varadkar and Johnson
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit talks resume in Brussels after 'constructive meeting' between Varadkar and Johnson

Oct 11th 2019, 7:26 AM 12,951 Views 25 Comments

The talks will indicate whether discussions between the Taoiseach and Prime Minister Boris Johnson paved way for a potential breakthrough.

# brussels - Friday 27 September, 2019

Coveney warns that 'time is running out' after Brexit meeting with Barnier
# 35 Days To Go
# 35 Days To Go

Coveney warns that 'time is running out' after Brexit meeting with Barnier

Updated Sep 27th 2019, 2:00 PM 17,133 Views 45 Comments

The meeting took place against the backdrop of a chaotic week in UK politics.

# brussels - Friday 6 September, 2019

Man due in court over money laundering charges totalling €1.1m
# Courts
# Courts

Man due in court over money laundering charges totalling €1.1m

Sep 6th 2019, 11:08 AM 19,973 Views 0 Comments

The man was found with €500,000 in cash at Dublin Airport in 2015.

# brussels - Sunday 7 July, 2019

First week on the job: We checked in with some of Ireland's new MEPs to see how they are getting on
# New Recruits
# New Recruits

First week on the job: We checked in with some of Ireland's new MEPs to see how they are getting on

Jul 7th 2019, 9:30 AM 23,754 Views 34 Comments

Committee memberships, travel woes and accidentally calling the fire department. All in a week’s work.

# brussels - Thursday 20 June, 2019

'Enormous hostility' among some EU members towards any further Brexit extension, says Varadkar
# Tensions
# Tensions

'Enormous hostility' among some EU members towards any further Brexit extension, says Varadkar

Jun 20th 2019, 4:08 PM 27,934 Views 87 Comments

Varadkar reiterated that the EU is not prepared to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement again.

# brussels - Saturday 20 April, 2019

'Many think we're wrong to leave the Dáil, others want us to f**k off out of here' - Mick Wallace
# European Election
# European Election

'Many think we're wrong to leave the Dáil, others want us to f**k off out of here' - Mick Wallace

Apr 20th 2019, 8:30 AM 44,604 Views 120 Comments

“If people of the far-right want to run, that is there prerogative – I am not of that ilk,” he said.

# brussels - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Theresa May tells MPs: 'We could have actually been outside the EU by now'
# Deal Or No Deal
# Deal Or No Deal

Theresa May tells MPs: 'We could have actually been outside the EU by now'

Updated Apr 10th 2019, 12:42 PM 26,733 Views 29 Comments

Theresa May has asked to extend Article 50 to 30 June, and EU leaders will decide today on whether to grant that.

# brussels - Friday 22 March, 2019

Waiting for clarity: Trust crumbles and tension builds in final Brexit days
# Waiting For Godot
# Waiting For Godot

Waiting for clarity: Trust crumbles and tension builds in final Brexit days

Mar 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 13,005 Views 7 Comments

The absurdity of the Brexit process continues, as patience from all sides is put under strain.

# brussels - Thursday 7 February, 2019

It's now only 50 days to Brexit and Theresa May is in Brussels again looking for a new deal
# Brick Wall
# Brick Wall

It's now only 50 days to Brexit and Theresa May is in Brussels again looking for a new deal

Feb 7th 2019, 7:36 AM 10,998 Views 22 Comments

EU leaders have said the agreed deal will not be renegotiated.

# brussels - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

‘We didn’t want to play... We weren’t really given a choice’
# Tragedy
From The42
# Tragedy

‘We didn’t want to play... We weren’t really given a choice’

Dec 26th 2018, 9:00 AM 10,358 Views 5 Comments

The Liverpool players were numb and bewildered as they sat on the coach taking them away from Heysel Stadium

# brussels - Monday 17 December, 2018

The Bollocks to Brexit bus drove through Dublin today
# Brexit
# Brexit

The Bollocks to Brexit bus drove through Dublin today

Dec 17th 2018, 2:35 PM 61,263 Views 38 Comments

The bus was spotted driving through the city centre and stopped off at the Guinness brewery on its way up north to Belfast.

# brussels - Friday 14 December, 2018

Theresa May to hold more talks with EU leaders as prime minister looks to save Brexit deal
# Brexit
# Brexit

Theresa May to hold more talks with EU leaders as prime minister looks to save Brexit deal

Updated Dec 14th 2018, 2:20 PM 29,265 Views 81 Comments

May was in Brussels hoped to get some reassurances

# brussels - Friday 7 December, 2018

Anti-vaccination myths can have devastating impacts on uptake rates, Harris warns EU
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Anti-vaccination myths can have devastating impacts on uptake rates, Harris warns EU

Dec 7th 2018, 6:00 AM 7,914 Views 45 Comments

There has been an increase in HPV uptake rates to 65% in 2018.

# brussels - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

State spent over €1m renting Brussels embassy last year, as PAC questions value-for-money
# Buying Vs Rent
# Buying Vs Rent

State spent over €1m renting Brussels embassy last year, as PAC questions value-for-money

Dec 5th 2018, 9:10 PM 10,709 Views 23 Comments

Committee concerned about State renting buildings long-term rather than buying.

# brussels - Sunday 2 December, 2018

How I Spend My Money: A Tipperary man in Brussels on €30,000 who wants to move back to Ireland
# How I Spend My Money
# How I Spend My Money

How I Spend My Money: A Tipperary man in Brussels on €30,000 who wants to move back to Ireland

Dec 2nd 2018, 8:01 PM 53,143 Views 30 Comments

He moved over with his fiancée a few years ago and works in an EU institution.

# brussels - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Brexit goes down to wire as May to head back to Brussels on eve of signing summit
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Brexit goes down to wire as May to head back to Brussels on eve of signing summit

Nov 22nd 2018, 7:23 AM 9,959 Views 37 Comments

May said she would return to Brussels for more talks on the eve of a planned signing summit.

# brussels - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Police officer stabbed in Brussels knife attack
# Belgium
# Belgium

Police officer stabbed in Brussels knife attack

Nov 20th 2018, 9:16 AM 12,906 Views 42 Comments

Fellow police officers retaliated by firing shots at the attacker who was subdued.

# brussels - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Theresa May: 'A change of leadership isn't going to make negotiations any easier'
# Keep Calm And Carry On
# Keep Calm And Carry On

Theresa May: 'A change of leadership isn't going to make negotiations any easier'

Nov 18th 2018, 12:54 PM 11,310 Views 53 Comments

The UK Prime Minister said it was a ‘critical’ week for negotiations.

# brussels - Friday 9 November, 2018

'No unionist can support that': Foster says DUP will not back proposal for border in Irish Sea
# Brexit
# Brexit

'No unionist can support that': Foster says DUP will not back proposal for border in Irish Sea

Nov 9th 2018, 5:06 PM 24,790 Views 133 Comments

In a letter leaked to the media, Theresa May suggested a proposal to have a Northern Ireland specific backstop.

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