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#Brussels

# 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 44,665 Views 122 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 26,750 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 13,014 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 11,005 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 10,431 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 61,280 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 29,270 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 7,971 Views 46 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 10,733 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 53,232 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 9,970 Views 39 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 12,913 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 11,320 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 24,797 Views 133 Comments

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

# brussels - Thursday 18 October, 2018

Leo Varadkar: Brexit isn't a storm; it's the political equivalent of climate change
# Brussels
# Brussels

Leo Varadkar: Brexit isn't a storm; it's the political equivalent of climate change

Oct 18th 2018, 4:41 PM 10,577 Views 41 Comments

There was disappointment from EU leaders in Brussels today that the UK didn’t put forward any new proposals.

# brussels - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

EU's Jean-Claude Juncker calls for 'respect' over stumbling incident
# Sciatica
# Sciatica

EU's Jean-Claude Juncker calls for 'respect' over stumbling incident

Jul 18th 2018, 10:46 PM 37,561 Views 74 Comments

He has said he was suffering from sciatica when he repeatedly stumbled at a NATO summit.

# brussels - Friday 13 July, 2018

Back pain, not alcohol, caused Juncker summit stumble, according to EU
# Unsteady
# Unsteady

Back pain, not alcohol, caused Juncker summit stumble, according to EU

Jul 13th 2018, 1:28 PM 31,757 Views 87 Comments

The 63-year-old was seen repeatedly unsteady on his feet at the NATO summit dinner on Wednesday night.

# brussels - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Merkel warns that migration 'could decide Europe's destiny'
# Brussels Summit
# Brussels Summit

Merkel warns that migration 'could decide Europe's destiny'

Jun 28th 2018, 11:29 AM 16,797 Views 100 Comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel made the warning hours before a Brussels summit with other EU leaders.

# brussels - Thursday 8 March, 2018

'It was pretty appalling' - Aer Lingus communication slammed by Irish stranded across Europe during Storm Emma
# Failure To Communicate
# Failure To Communicate

'It was pretty appalling' - Aer Lingus communication slammed by Irish stranded across Europe during Storm Emma

Mar 8th 2018, 12:05 AM 48,029 Views 65 Comments

Customers stranded in airports across the continent have vented at the perceived lack of communication from the airline as to what was going on.

# brussels - Monday 5 February, 2018

'I am not afraid of you', sole surviving Paris attack suspect tells Belgian court
# Salah Abdeslam
# Salah Abdeslam

'I am not afraid of you', sole surviving Paris attack suspect tells Belgian court

Feb 5th 2018, 10:07 PM 21,781 Views 0 Comments

Salah Abdeslam refused to cooperate with authorities today, and wouldn’t allow photos to be taken of him.

# brussels - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Ousted Catalan president wants to return to the region following election victory
# Independence
# Independence

Ousted Catalan president wants to return to the region following election victory

Dec 24th 2017, 10:49 AM 5,769 Views 12 Comments

Puigdemont campaigned from Brussels, where he sought self-imposed exile after he was sacked by Madrid and a Spanish court charged him with rebellion.

# brussels - Friday 15 December, 2017

'Brussels spends our money on pet projects for which it has no mandate'
# Column
# Column

'Brussels spends our money on pet projects for which it has no mandate'

Dec 15th 2017, 7:00 AM 16,627 Views 67 Comments

Lack of engagement with citizens undermines the positive work of the EU, writes Malcolm Byrne.

# brussels - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Judge has 24 hours to decide fate of former Catalan leader and ministers
# Independence Bid
# Independence Bid

Judge has 24 hours to decide fate of former Catalan leader and ministers

Nov 5th 2017, 4:15 PM 15,423 Views 44 Comments

The five men handed themselves in to police in Belgium this morning.

# brussels - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Catalonia leader summoned to Madrid to face questioning over 'rebellion'
# Carles Puigdemont
# Carles Puigdemont

Catalonia leader summoned to Madrid to face questioning over 'rebellion'

Nov 1st 2017, 7:15 AM 8,182 Views 36 Comments

Carles Puigdemont faces up to 30 years in prison.

# brussels - Friday 20 October, 2017

Leo: 'I am going to miss the UK when they leave the EU'
# This Is Getting Serious
# This Is Getting Serious

Leo: 'I am going to miss the UK when they leave the EU'

Oct 20th 2017, 12:35 PM 13,985 Views 77 Comments

Leo Varadkar somberly acknowledged that Ireland is going to miss the UK’s support.

# brussels - Friday 13 October, 2017

20 people taken ill due to noxious fumes at venue for next week's EU leaders summit
# Brussels
# Brussels

20 people taken ill due to noxious fumes at venue for next week's EU leaders summit

Oct 13th 2017, 7:28 PM 7,732 Views 15 Comments

A spokesperson for the emergency services said there was “a bad mix of chemical products on the kitchen level”.

# brussels - Friday 25 August, 2017

Man who attacked soldiers with knife in Brussels shot dead
# Belgium
# Belgium

Man who attacked soldiers with knife in Brussels shot dead

Aug 25th 2017, 10:04 PM 34,425 Views 137 Comments

Local media report that the man attacked two soldiers with a knife on the boulevard Emile Jacqmain.

# brussels - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

'It could have been much worse': Authorities identify Brussels train station attacker
# Gare Centrale
# Gare Centrale

'It could have been much worse': Authorities identify Brussels train station attacker

Jun 21st 2017, 4:40 PM 25,127 Views 38 Comments

Prime Minister Charles Michel said a “terrorist attack has been prevented”.

# brussels - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Suspect shot by soldiers after explosion at Brussels train station
# Under Control
# Under Control

Suspect shot by soldiers after explosion at Brussels train station

Jun 20th 2017, 10:30 PM 45,640 Views 209 Comments

An eyewitness told reporters that the attacker exploded a trolley in the station.

# brussels - Thursday 25 May, 2017

'Trump Not Welcome': Irish anti-war activists in Brussels for protest at Nato summit
# Strained Alliances
# Strained Alliances

'Trump Not Welcome': Irish anti-war activists in Brussels for protest at Nato summit

May 25th 2017, 6:00 AM 6,555 Views 27 Comments

The summit is much-awaited following Trump’s previous dismissal of Nato.

# brussels - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Theresa May accuses EU of making 'threats against Britain' to influence election
# Them's Fightin' Words
# Them's Fightin' Words

Theresa May accuses EU of making 'threats against Britain' to influence election

May 3rd 2017, 5:00 PM 10,727 Views 86 Comments

The Prime Minister said that there are “some in Brussels who do not want these [Brexit] talks to succeed”.

# brussels - Thursday 9 March, 2017

The terms and conditions apply parts of ads are 'costing radio stations money'
# May Apply
# May Apply

The terms and conditions apply parts of ads are 'costing radio stations money'

Mar 9th 2017, 6:09 AM 14,509 Views 33 Comments

Brian Hayes says the fast-paced disclaimers cost stations money and is an example of overreaching Brussels bureaucracy.

# brussels - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Part of Brussels sealed off after car filled with gas canisters driven by known radical stopped
# Belgium
# Belgium

Part of Brussels sealed off after car filled with gas canisters driven by known radical stopped

Mar 2nd 2017, 6:51 PM 19,144 Views 56 Comments

The driver had been listed as ‘being radicalised’.

# brussels - Saturday 25 February, 2017

A peek into the wardrobe of Brussels' Manneken Pis
# Dress To Impress
# Dress To Impress

A peek into the wardrobe of Brussels' Manneken Pis

Feb 25th 2017, 5:00 PM 12,458 Views 7 Comments

A new museum showcases the outfits, some of which are hundreds of years old.

# brussels - Monday 30 January, 2017

Brussels bombing suspect Abrini charged over Paris attacks
# MAN IN THE HAT
# MAN IN THE HAT

Brussels bombing suspect Abrini charged over Paris attacks

Jan 30th 2017, 3:40 PM 6,511 Views 0 Comments

Belgian investigators said the Brussels airport and metro bombers were part of the same Brussels-based cell behind the Paris attacks.

# brussels - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

British ambassador to EU criticises 'muddled thinking' in Brexit negotiations following resignation
# Resignation
# Resignation

British ambassador to EU criticises 'muddled thinking' in Brexit negotiations following resignation

Jan 4th 2017, 6:49 AM 9,943 Views 33 Comments

Sir Ivan Rogers unexpectedly announced his resignation yesterday.

# brussels - Monday 12 December, 2016

Woman suspended after posing for pornographic images in Belgian government building
# Interior Ministry
# Interior Ministry

Woman suspended after posing for pornographic images in Belgian government building

Dec 12th 2016, 9:44 PM 29,258 Views 29 Comments

She was caught after her colleagues recognised her on a website devoted to people who top up their salaries by performing in pornography in their spare time.

Men who gave social welfare money to Brussels attacks suspect jailed
# MAN IN THE HAT
# MAN IN THE HAT

Men who gave social welfare money to Brussels attacks suspect jailed

Dec 12th 2016, 5:28 PM 17,665 Views 22 Comments

Abrini would become known as the “man in the hat” after his image was caught on security cameras.

# brussels - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Two Brussels police officers stabbed in "terrorist attack"
# Schaerbeek
# Schaerbeek

Two Brussels police officers stabbed in "terrorist attack"

Oct 5th 2016, 3:27 PM 14,686 Views 80 Comments

The suspect is in police custody.

# brussels - Monday 29 August, 2016

Crime lab deliberately targeted in Brussels attack
# Bomb
# Bomb

Crime lab deliberately targeted in Brussels attack

Aug 29th 2016, 10:40 AM 16,679 Views 34 Comments

No motivation or suspects have been identified.