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#Brussels

# brussels - Friday 17 April, 2015

Zebras escape from farm as they were angry at sale of some of their stable-mates
# Zebras Crossing
# Zebras Crossing

Zebras escape from farm as they were angry at sale of some of their stable-mates

Apr 17th 2015, 10:05 PM 16,689 Views 16 Comments

They broke free at around 3pm but have now been safely captured and brought back to the farm.

# brussels - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Germany thinks Greece is 'insulting' countries like Ireland
# Bailout Brinkmanship
# Bailout Brinkmanship

Germany thinks Greece is 'insulting' countries like Ireland

Feb 18th 2015, 8:32 AM 24,580 Views 194 Comments

Europe and Greece are racing to reach a deal to avoid a catastrophic ‘Grexit’. It’s expected Greece will seek a six-month extension deal today.

# brussels - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

New anti-terrorism laws for Ireland to be introduced 'within weeks'
# Threat
# Threat

New anti-terrorism laws for Ireland to be introduced 'within weeks'

Jan 20th 2015, 8:20 AM 16,106 Views 99 Comments

Those that take part in terrorism could have their Irish citizenship revoked.

# brussels - Monday 19 January, 2015

'Terror threat to Ireland is low, but it's important to remain on alert'
# Belgium
# Belgium

'Terror threat to Ireland is low, but it's important to remain on alert'

Jan 19th 2015, 12:00 PM 9,541 Views 29 Comments

Europe is on a high terror alert as a mastermind of a jihadist cell in Belgium remains at large.

# brussels - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

It's official: the people of Brussels have Penneys fever
# Thanks Penneys
From The Daily Edge
# Thanks Penneys

It's official: the people of Brussels have Penneys fever

Dec 30th 2014, 8:12 PM 4,380 Views 1 Comment

Look at the queues!

# brussels - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Another city is getting ready to ban Uber
# Car Wars
# Car Wars

Another city is getting ready to ban Uber

Dec 13th 2014, 5:48 PM 14,290 Views 12 Comments

Brussels isn’t a fan.

# brussels - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Penneys just opened in Brussels and the queue was absolutely bonkers
# Mayhem
From The Daily Edge
# Mayhem

Penneys just opened in Brussels and the queue was absolutely bonkers

Dec 11th 2014, 3:29 PM 3,281 Views 5 Comments

‘Merci, Penneys.’

# brussels - Friday 7 November, 2014

Noonan expects Apple tax investigation will be dropped
# Tax Avoidance
# Tax Avoidance

Noonan expects Apple tax investigation will be dropped

Nov 7th 2014, 8:10 PM 11,114 Views 49 Comments

It was claimed Ireland had given the company a special 2% tax rate over 30 years ago.

After saying 'no way, we won't pay', UK agrees to half of €2bn bill from Europe
# Bills Bills Bills
# Bills Bills Bills

After saying 'no way, we won't pay', UK agrees to half of €2bn bill from Europe

Nov 7th 2014, 5:28 PM 11,376 Views 55 Comments

And they don’t have to pay until September 2015.

# brussels - Thursday 23 October, 2014

The sacked minister who helped set up Irish Water thinks John Tierney should go
# Stay Or Go?
# Stay Or Go?

The sacked minister who helped set up Irish Water thinks John Tierney should go

Oct 23rd 2014, 8:15 PM 20,355 Views 151 Comments

Meanwhile, the Taoiseach said he wants to ensure that water charges are ‘affordable’.

# brussels - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

MEP defends spending €200,000 to get elected
# Deirdre Clune
# Deirdre Clune

MEP defends spending €200,000 to get elected

Sep 17th 2014, 2:28 PM 9,964 Views 26 Comments

Deirdre Clune was one of a number of Irish MEPs to run up expenses of over €200,000 during this year’s campaign.

# brussels - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Ireland’s Jack Wilson ready for ‘massive’ Tour of Britain
# Challenge
From The42
# Challenge

Ireland’s Jack Wilson ready for ‘massive’ Tour of Britain

Sep 6th 2014, 8:20 AM 1,404 Views 0 Comments

The Antrim native will be competing against the illustrious likes of Team Sky this weekend.

# brussels - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Aug 30th 2014, 8:51 PM 17,788 Views 6 Comments

Everyone’s been talking about the Irish operation in the Golan Heights, a tragic road crash in Cork, rail talks… and VERY LOUD NOISES.

Enda off to Brussels for election of new European Council President
# Talks
# Talks

Enda off to Brussels for election of new European Council President

Aug 30th 2014, 10:39 AM 4,404 Views 23 Comments

The EU leaders will also discuss the Ukraine crisis at the special meeting.

# brussels - Friday 29 August, 2014

Aer Lingus cancels Cork-Brussels service
# Cancelled
# Cancelled

Aer Lingus cancels Cork-Brussels service

Aug 29th 2014, 10:22 AM 13,299 Views 85 Comments

A spokesperson for Cork Airport said that it proved difficult to make the service a viable, sustainable route.

# brussels - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Michael O'Leary expects Ming to fly Ryanair back to Roscommon and spend his MEP euros
# Austerity Budget Carrier
# Austerity Budget Carrier

Michael O'Leary expects Ming to fly Ryanair back to Roscommon and spend his MEP euros

Aug 21st 2014, 11:37 AM 20,898 Views 38 Comments

The airline unveiled nine new routes from Dublin this morning.

# brussels - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

The EU plans to impose sanctions on more Russians
# Foreign Affairs Meeting
# Foreign Affairs Meeting

The EU plans to impose sanctions on more Russians

Jul 22nd 2014, 9:47 PM 5,000 Views 27 Comments

The extent of the measures will be announced on Thursday.

# brussels - Monday 16 June, 2014

Ming and Hayes may be off to Brussels, but they're going without pay for two months
# Tough Break
# Tough Break

Ming and Hayes may be off to Brussels, but they're going without pay for two months

Jun 16th 2014, 7:15 AM 14,249 Views 38 Comments

Luke Ming Flanagan and Brian Hayes automatically vacated their Dáil seats last month and won’t officially become MEPs into July.

# brussels - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Suspected gunman held for Jewish museum shooting
# Murders
# Murders

Suspected gunman held for Jewish museum shooting

Jun 1st 2014, 12:00 PM 6,487 Views 56 Comments

Four people were killed in the attack at the Jewish Museum in Brussels last week.

# brussels - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Taoiseach supports Juncker saying he is a strong candidate for presidency
# Leader Battle
# Leader Battle

Taoiseach supports Juncker saying he is a strong candidate for presidency

May 28th 2014, 10:04 AM 6,218 Views 53 Comments

Enda Kenny denied reports that he is tipped as a backup for EC chief role saying Juncker is the EPP’s formal candidate.

# brussels - Monday 26 May, 2014

Sinn Féin take second seat in Ireland South
# Result
# Result

Sinn Féin take second seat in Ireland South

May 26th 2014, 10:20 PM 31,497 Views 81 Comments

Liadh Ni Ríada joins perennial poll-topper Brian Crowley in Europe.

Ming: No, I won't send a replacement to Brussels
# Euroming
# Euroming

Ming: No, I won't send a replacement to Brussels

May 26th 2014, 10:56 AM 25,232 Views 73 Comments

But will he serve a full term? The independent TD’s leaving the door open for an early return to domestic politics.

# brussels - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Belgium police release chilling footage of attack on Jewish Museum
# Brussels
# Brussels

Belgium police release chilling footage of attack on Jewish Museum

May 25th 2014, 5:29 PM 14,628 Views 23 Comments

Four people died in the incident.

Jewish community in Belgium on high alert after attack that left four dead
# Shooting
# Shooting

Jewish community in Belgium on high alert after attack that left four dead

May 25th 2014, 3:12 PM 6,928 Views 30 Comments

A fourth person has died in hospital after the attack yesterday on the Jewish Museum in Brussels.

# brussels - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Three killed in shooting near Jewish Museum in Brussels
# Murders
# Murders

Three killed in shooting near Jewish Museum in Brussels

May 24th 2014, 4:36 PM 5,876 Views 18 Comments

Another person was seriously injured in the shoot-out.

# brussels - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Battle lines and cantering elephants: Here's how Election 2014 is shaping up in Ireland South...
# Three Days Out
# Three Days Out

Battle lines and cantering elephants: Here's how Election 2014 is shaping up in Ireland South...

May 20th 2014, 7:00 AM 6,435 Views 12 Comments

Ten counties. Four seats. Exactly 96 hours until the polls open.

# brussels - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Almost 50 per cent of voters think Gerry Adams was involved in Jean McConville's killing
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Almost 50 per cent of voters think Gerry Adams was involved in Jean McConville's killing

May 17th 2014, 1:56 PM 18,450 Views 315 Comments

And one in three Sinn Féin voters think he should resign as leader…

# brussels - Monday 12 May, 2014

EU foreign ministers to consider third tier of sanctions against Russia
# Brussels
# Brussels

EU foreign ministers to consider third tier of sanctions against Russia

May 12th 2014, 10:38 AM 3,385 Views 22 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Council are meeting today where the Ukraine crisis is the main topic on the agenda.

# brussels - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

€30k seized from Irish man as he attempted to fly from Dublin Airport
# Grounded
# Grounded

€30k seized from Irish man as he attempted to fly from Dublin Airport

Apr 9th 2014, 6:24 PM 32,995 Views 42 Comments

The man was about to board an early morning flight to Brussels when he was stopped.

# brussels - Monday 24 March, 2014

Taoiseach: Enough banks and bailouts, we need more good news on the radio
# Radiodays
# Radiodays

Taoiseach: Enough banks and bailouts, we need more good news on the radio

Mar 24th 2014, 3:46 PM 12,618 Views 111 Comments

Enda Kenny also called for more coverage of European affairs.

# brussels - Monday 17 March, 2014

The Manneken Pis statue got dressed up for St Patrick's Day
# Irished Up
# Irished Up

The Manneken Pis statue got dressed up for St Patrick's Day

Mar 17th 2014, 1:37 PM 23,866 Views 11 Comments

Looking good, little guy.

# brussels - Monday 3 March, 2014

Gilmore on Russian invasion: What's at issue here is a clear breach of international law
# Crimea
# Crimea

Gilmore on Russian invasion: What's at issue here is a clear breach of international law

Mar 3rd 2014, 7:34 PM 8,735 Views 143 Comments

The Minister for Foreign Affairs met with other EU foreign ministers today to discuss the growing crisis with Russian troops taking over key strategic points in Ukraine’s Crimea.

# brussels - Sunday 2 March, 2014

Tánaiste to meet EU foreign ministers for emergency talks on Ukraine crisis
# Crimea
# Crimea

Tánaiste to meet EU foreign ministers for emergency talks on Ukraine crisis

Mar 2nd 2014, 5:59 PM 5,762 Views 103 Comments

Gilmore said Russia is obliged to respect Ukraine’s independence.

# brussels - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

No policy decision made yet on NAMA speeding up sale of assets, says Noonan
# Houses
# Houses

No policy decision made yet on NAMA speeding up sale of assets, says Noonan

Feb 19th 2014, 9:36 AM 4,386 Views 9 Comments

He said he’s asked NAMA to explore what the implications would be of bringing forward the sale as he said the market would be able to carry a big sale.

# brussels - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Column: Will Kenny finish the job he started as a 'reforming' leader in Brussels?
# Jyrki Katainen
# Jyrki Katainen

Column: Will Kenny finish the job he started as a 'reforming' leader in Brussels?

Feb 11th 2014, 1:05 PM 39 Views 58 Comments

If Enda Kenny seeks the position of either President of the European Council or head of the European Commission, he could achieve great things for Ireland and Europe, writes David Moloney.

# brussels - Monday 10 February, 2014

Those guilty of torture in Ukraine must be held to account, says Gilmore
# Talks
# Talks

Those guilty of torture in Ukraine must be held to account, says Gilmore

Feb 10th 2014, 7:58 AM 5,039 Views 11 Comments

The Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is to meet with foreign ministers in Brussels today to discuss unrest in Ukraine, Syria and the Central African Republic.

# brussels - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Obama to meet Pope Francis in first Vatican visit since 2009
# European Tour
# European Tour

Obama to meet Pope Francis in first Vatican visit since 2009

Jan 21st 2014, 2:04 PM 5,154 Views 61 Comments

The US President has said he’s “hugely impressed” with the pontiff’s humility and empathy with the poor. Obama will also be paying a visit to Brussels.

# brussels - Monday 20 January, 2014

Tánaiste backs Irishman for Washington EU ambassador role
# Moving On
# Moving On

Tánaiste backs Irishman for Washington EU ambassador role

Jan 20th 2014, 11:47 AM 5,204 Views 20 Comments

It’s expected David O’Sullivan will be appointed to the high-profile position later this year.

Foreign Ministers to discuss Syria crisis in Brussels
# Syria
# Syria

Foreign Ministers to discuss Syria crisis in Brussels

Jan 20th 2014, 7:45 AM 2,283 Views 13 Comments

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is due to take part in the talks today.

# brussels - Friday 10 January, 2014

Fundamental social rights were violated by Troika programmes says EU committee
# Troika
# Troika

Fundamental social rights were violated by Troika programmes says EU committee

Jan 10th 2014, 11:06 PM 15,688 Views 49 Comments

A public hearing in Brussels yesterday heard from MEPs who stated that the social consequences of Troika policies can’t be ignored.