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# eu-commission - Monday 1 February, 2021

EU says Apple court win was based on ‘contradictory reasoning’
# Tax Back
# Tax Back

EU says Apple court win was based on ‘contradictory reasoning’

Feb 1st 2021, 4:46 PM 22,241 Views 15 Comments

The claim was made in legal documents outlining an appeal.

# eu-commission - Saturday 12 December, 2020

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern believes Brexit transition period should be extended due to the Covid-19 pandemic
# Brexit Transition
# Brexit Transition

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern believes Brexit transition period should be extended due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Dec 12th 2020, 6:09 PM 36,326 Views 53 Comments

Ahern said that negotiators could decide on Sunday that they need more time.

# eu-commission - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Mairead McGuinness confirmed as Ireland's new EU Commissioner
# Financial Services
# Financial Services

Mairead McGuinness confirmed as Ireland's new EU Commissioner

Updated Oct 7th 2020, 1:34 PM 30,586 Views 36 Comments

The Fine Gael MEP will replace Phil Hogan, who resigned in the wake of the Golfgate scandal.

# eu-commission - Friday 4 September, 2020

Mairead McGuinness and Andrew McDowell named as Ireland's nominees to replace Phil Hogan as EU Commissioner
# Here EU Go
# Here EU Go

Mairead McGuinness and Andrew McDowell named as Ireland's nominees to replace Phil Hogan as EU Commissioner

Updated Sep 4th 2020, 7:25 PM 87,007 Views 130 Comments

The government has been discussing the matter for a number of days.

# eu-commission - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Coalition leaders to resume talks on Phil Hogan's replacement
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Coalition leaders to resume talks on Phil Hogan's replacement

Sep 1st 2020, 7:40 AM 12,847 Views 23 Comments

A number of high-profile names are in the mix.

# eu-commission - 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 24,084 Views 58 Comments

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

# eu-commission - Saturday 9 May, 2020

'Europe must emerge stronger from this crisis': A message from EU Presidents von der Leyen, Sassoli and Michel
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Europe must emerge stronger from this crisis': A message from EU Presidents von der Leyen, Sassoli and Michel

May 9th 2020, 6:15 AM 11,482 Views 28 Comments

On Europe Day, marking the Schuman declaration in 1950, the three presidents of the EU, Commission and Parliament share thoughts on Covid-19 and the future for Europe.

# eu-commission - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Taoiseach: 'I want to see Ryanair and Aer Lingus operating in August'
# Vouchers
# Vouchers

Taoiseach: 'I want to see Ryanair and Aer Lingus operating in August'

Apr 30th 2020, 2:42 PM 53,491 Views 65 Comments

The Taoiseach has said passengers are entitled to cash refunds.

# eu-commission - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

'No scientific evidence to substantiate 5G theories': Eamonn Holmes clarifies controversial comments
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'No scientific evidence to substantiate 5G theories': Eamonn Holmes clarifies controversial comments

Apr 14th 2020, 1:45 PM 46,162 Views 105 Comments

The presenter came in for criticism for stating that it is “very easy” to dismiss the 5G theory “because it suits the state narrative”.

# eu-commission - Monday 30 September, 2019

A tango in the jungle: Phil Hogan targets US and China in trade brief grilling
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

A tango in the jungle: Phil Hogan targets US and China in trade brief grilling

Updated Sep 30th 2019, 9:00 PM 20,442 Views 17 Comments

“There’s nothing for free when it comes to trade,” Hogan told MEPs this evening.

# eu-commission - Monday 12 August, 2019

'Dominant' retailers must join beef protest negotiations, says IFA
# Beef Talks
# Beef Talks

'Dominant' retailers must join beef protest negotiations, says IFA

Aug 12th 2019, 7:30 AM 13,298 Views 52 Comments

Talks will take place today with the Beef Plan Movement.

# eu-commission - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Ireland must prepare for 'ugly truths' of no-deal Brexit, warns Coveney
# Brexit
# Brexit

Ireland must prepare for 'ugly truths' of no-deal Brexit, warns Coveney

Jul 9th 2019, 10:57 AM 18,826 Views 50 Comments

The cabinet will today consider the latest plans to prepare Ireland for the possible consequences of Brexit.

# eu-commission - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

'Let's get serious': EU leaders to meet again amid deadlock in election of new Commission chief
# EU Commission
# EU Commission

'Let's get serious': EU leaders to meet again amid deadlock in election of new Commission chief

Jul 2nd 2019, 7:44 AM 6,601 Views 19 Comments

Talks ended without an agreement in Brussels yesterday.

# eu-commission - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Insurance Ireland 'confident' over online data system despite EU Commission investigation
# Car Insurance
# Car Insurance

Insurance Ireland 'confident' over online data system despite EU Commission investigation

May 15th 2019, 11:57 AM 8,862 Views 37 Comments

The EU Commission announces yesterday that it will investigate whether Insurance Ireland practices are restricting competition.

# eu-commission - Saturday 23 March, 2019

High Court Master says case could be taken against Ireland over special tax treatment given to vulture funds
# Tax Loophole
# Tax Loophole

High Court Master says case could be taken against Ireland over special tax treatment given to vulture funds

Mar 23rd 2019, 8:30 AM 25,977 Views 38 Comments

Edmund Honohan has said there are many similarities to be drawn with the Apple case being taken.

# eu-commission - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

We now know who'll be holding onto the Apple billions that are destined for Ireland
# Resting In My Account
# Resting In My Account

We now know who'll be holding onto the Apple billions that are destined for Ireland

Mar 7th 2018, 10:24 AM 69,548 Views 141 Comments

The money will be held in an escrow account subject to an appeal by Ireland.

# eu-commission - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

The EU has scrapped the 90-day limit on free roaming charges
# U-turn
# U-turn

The EU has scrapped the 90-day limit on free roaming charges

Sep 21st 2016, 1:48 PM 17,201 Views 16 Comments

The commission announced the original ‘free roaming’ plans with huge fanfare last year, but when it unveiled the details earlier this month consumer groups were outraged by a limit of 90 days of free roaming per year.

# eu-commission - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

'Utter balderdash': Nobel-winning economist slams government's decision to appeal Apple windfall
# Don't Hold Back
# Don't Hold Back

'Utter balderdash': Nobel-winning economist slams government's decision to appeal Apple windfall

Aug 31st 2016, 1:29 PM 28,970 Views 91 Comments

Joseph Stiglitz said it was ‘utterly mystifying’ that the government didn’t just take the €13 billion awarded in the European Commission’s decision.

# eu-commission - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

With €13 billion, Ireland could build Metro North, Dart Underground and solve the homeless crisis
# Bad Apples
# Bad Apples

With €13 billion, Ireland could build Metro North, Dart Underground and solve the homeless crisis

Aug 30th 2016, 6:00 PM 27,593 Views 167 Comments

While any back taxes reclaimed from the multinational may need to be used to pay down our €200 billion national debt, it’s worth considering what Apple’s unpaid taxes would buy.

# eu-commission - Monday 29 August, 2016

Government to appeal this week's EU decision to force Apple to pay up to €19 billion in back taxes
# Sweetheart Deal
# Sweetheart Deal

Government to appeal this week's EU decision to force Apple to pay up to €19 billion in back taxes

Aug 29th 2016, 10:14 AM 31,806 Views 187 Comments

The EU is to rule this week that Apple got a special tax deal in Ireland over a period spanning from 1991 to 2007.

# eu-commission - Monday 4 July, 2016

Irish Water have finally stopped sending out bills - here's what it means to you
# Bills Bills Bills
# Bills Bills Bills

Irish Water have finally stopped sending out bills - here's what it means to you

Jul 4th 2016, 2:04 PM 54,838 Views 107 Comments

Households will longer receive Irish Water bills from this month, as the suspension of water charges begins to take tangible effect.

# eu-commission - Saturday 4 June, 2016

"Bullying the populace into submission" - TDs aren't happy about Enda's comments on water charges
# Water Wars
# Water Wars

"Bullying the populace into submission" - TDs aren't happy about Enda's comments on water charges

Jun 4th 2016, 3:20 PM 40,755 Views 253 Comments

Kenny has made comments in a newspaper interview about the controversial charges.

# eu-commission - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Phil Hogan is officially no longer a TD
# Over And Out
# Over And Out

Phil Hogan is officially no longer a TD

Oct 30th 2014, 7:08 PM 13,079 Views 85 Comments

From Saturday, he’ll be the European Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development.

# eu-commission - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Big Phil's finally been named in the Agriculture job (and farmers are delighted)
# Hogan Knows Best
# Hogan Knows Best

Big Phil's finally been named in the Agriculture job (and farmers are delighted)

Sep 10th 2014, 11:19 PM 18,345 Views 148 Comments

He’ll face a grilling from ‘Ming’ and Sinn Féin before the role is secure, but the Kilkenny politician’s widely expected to be confirmed as planned next month…

Here's how much Phil Hogan will be earning as EU Commissioner...
# Big Bill
# Big Bill

Here's how much Phil Hogan will be earning as EU Commissioner...

Sep 10th 2014, 7:56 PM 34,047 Views 108 Comments

Swag-riculture Commissioner.

My "track record of delivering" won me EU role, says Hogan
# The Commish
# The Commish

My "track record of delivering" won me EU role, says Hogan

Sep 10th 2014, 12:20 PM 8,560 Views 104 Comments

Phil Hogan’s been named as Agriculture Commisioner. His record of “being able to deliver in difficult circumstances” swung the job for him, he says.

# eu-commission - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

READ: Nessa Childers' attack on Phil Hogan over social housing
# EU Commission
# EU Commission

READ: Nessa Childers' attack on Phil Hogan over social housing

Sep 3rd 2014, 2:26 PM 10,615 Views 67 Comments

She said Hogan’s appointment in Europe would be “a step backwards for equality.”

# eu-commission - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

'When it comes to state tenders, there is a fear of small businesses'
# SMEs
# SMEs

'When it comes to state tenders, there is a fear of small businesses'

Aug 12th 2014, 4:32 PM 11,876 Views 33 Comments

The EU says Ireland breached a directive in tendering for Eircode.

# eu-commission - Friday 27 June, 2014

# eu-commission - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

SME groups welcome EU report but warn they are still in 'survival mode'
# No Derailment
# No Derailment

SME groups welcome EU report but warn they are still in 'survival mode'

Jun 3rd 2014, 12:55 PM 3,147 Views 2 Comments

The EU Commission report found that lending to SMEs still remains weak.

# eu-commission - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Draft climate change legislation to be unveiled today
# Low Carbon Economy
# Low Carbon Economy

Draft climate change legislation to be unveiled today

Apr 23rd 2014, 8:46 AM 3,955 Views 164 Comments

The draft legislation will set out how Ireland is to meets its emissions targets.

# eu-commission - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

‘Little evidence’ that moderate mobile phone use is associated with cancer
# Health Risks
# Health Risks

‘Little evidence’ that moderate mobile phone use is associated with cancer

Feb 5th 2014, 6:45 AM 4,859 Views 16 Comments

Investigating radio frequency fields associated with mobile phones and children should be a ‘high priority’ said the EU Commission.

# eu-commission - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

EU report fails to find conclusive evidence linking pylons with health risks
# Pylons
# Pylons

EU report fails to find conclusive evidence linking pylons with health risks

Feb 4th 2014, 12:06 PM 11,515 Views 86 Comments

The report states that more research is needed to enable draw any conclusion into possible health risks.

# eu-commission - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Inishowen residents take 24-year wastewater plant dispute to Europe
# Environment
# Environment

Inishowen residents take 24-year wastewater plant dispute to Europe

Jan 19th 2014, 7:45 AM 7,674 Views 0 Comments

Plans to build a wastewater plant on the Foyle estuary have been opposed by Donegal locals since 1989.

# eu-commission - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Paying unguaranteed bondholders was unfair, admits former IMF chief
# Burning Bondholders
# Burning Bondholders

Paying unguaranteed bondholders was unfair, admits former IMF chief

Dec 19th 2013, 10:55 PM 28,299 Views 177 Comments

Speaking to the IMF, Ajai Chopra went on to say that eurozone partners had stopped Ireland from imposing haircuts on senior creditors.

# eu-commission - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

EU Budget for 2014 agreed after marathon overnight talks
# Brussels
# Brussels

EU Budget for 2014 agreed after marathon overnight talks

Nov 12th 2013, 8:20 AM 3,419 Views 20 Comments

A 400 million fund to help countries hit by flooding and drought had been one of the main stumbling blocks in the negotiations.

# eu-commission - Friday 8 November, 2013

Nobel economist says Ireland is looking at a "lost decade" after austerity
# Joseph Stiglitz
# Joseph Stiglitz

Nobel economist says Ireland is looking at a "lost decade" after austerity

Nov 8th 2013, 12:32 PM 14,256 Views 116 Comments

Josph Stiglitz said that austerity has been shown historically not to work and implementing such policies after 2008 was a bigger mistake then the choices made before the crash.

# eu-commission - Saturday 2 November, 2013

EU Commission assessing if demolition of Kilkenny ‘heritage house’ is in breach of EU directive
# Heritage
# Heritage

EU Commission assessing if demolition of Kilkenny ‘heritage house’ is in breach of EU directive

Nov 2nd 2013, 7:45 AM 6,870 Views 20 Comments

A local group has said that there is a medieval gable wall at one of the houses but the council said there is not yet sufficient evidence of this.

# eu-commission - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Coveney opposes EU plans on mackerel quotas
# Fish Fight
# Fish Fight

Coveney opposes EU plans on mackerel quotas

Oct 17th 2013, 4:16 PM 5,987 Views 63 Comments

The European Commission is attempting to end a dispute with Iceland and the Faroe Islands over fishing rights in the north-east Atlantic.

# eu-commission - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Off Licence association to bring wine excise increase to EU Commission
# Budget 14
# Budget 14

Off Licence association to bring wine excise increase to EU Commission

Oct 16th 2013, 6:00 AM 6,149 Views 47 Comments

The price of wine is gone up by 50 cent, under yesterday’s Budget 214 announcement.

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