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Coveney says UK Government have not engaged seriously with EU to resolve NI Protocol issues
The European Commission has triggered four new infringement proceedings against the UK Government today.
Ireland cannot be 'bargaining chip' in UK negotiations with EU, says McDonald
McDonald said that Boris Johnson’s interactions with Ireland were “wholly negative”.
EU opens membership talks with two more Balkan countries
North Macedonia and Albania have been waiting years to begin the process.
State is allowing calves to be transported to Europe in a cruel manner, claims NGO
Ethical Farming Ltd has brought a High Court challenge against the Minister for Agriculture and the State.
About 150 refugees to arrive to 16-per-tent Defence Forces marquees in Gormanston tomorrow
Further sanctions against Russia are on the cards.
EU mulls sanctions as Russia accused of shelling from nuclear plant
More Russian figures could be placed on the EU’s blacklist.
North Macedonian parliament approves deal to set EU bid in motion
Opposition MPs left the chamber in protest.
European Commission takes Hungary to court over LGBTQ law
Hungary’s so-called ‘anti-paedophilia’ law bans the “promotion” of homosexuality and gender reassignment to under-18s.
Euro strikes dollar parity as fears mount of a eurozone recession
The European single currency briefly hit exactly one dollar, its lowest level since December 2002.
EU to slash growth forecast again as high inflation persists
The European Commission is to hike its expectations for inflation.
Northern Ireland should be 'front and centre' of Tory leadership race, says McGuinness
Ireland’s European Commissioner said candidates should understand the benefits of Northern Ireland remaining in the EU single market.
Britain must 'step back from brink': EU condemns UK's Protocol Bill
The Westminster legislation would allow customs checks between Northern Ireland and Britain to be scrapped.
EU Parliament votes down objection to divisive 'sustainable' label for nuclear and gas
Ireland’s two Fianna Fáil MEPs took opposite sides of the debate.
The EU and You: What's working, not working and what we don't understand
In the final topic of our 18-month initiative, we shone a spotlight on the EU itself and our part in it. Turns out we had a lot to learn.
European Commission seeks ban on flavoured heated tobacco products
The devices heat tobacco up to 350°C, lower than the 600°C of conventional cigarettes.
Westminster pushes forward with NI Protocol Bill after lengthy debate
MPs voted 295 to 221 to give the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill a second reading, clearing the way for more detailed scrutiny in the coming weeks.
The Big MEP Questionnaire: What do our Irish MEPs think of the EU?
The Good Information Project set each of our 13 MEPs five questions: here are their answers in full.
All 13 of our MEPs reveal their personal highs and lows of working within the European Parliament.
Frustrations include defence issues, pace of progress on climate, and feeling unheard by the Council and Commission.
Division among MEPs on whether the EU should have more power - or already has enough.
Priorities for next five years range from climate action to mental health to fostering EU businesses.
Does 'constructive Euroscepticism' have a place in the EU?
Eurosceptic rhetoric has softened in the wake of Brexit but still allows questions of a less-than-perfect system.
Significant work remains for EU’s climate goals as progress moves forward on key package
MEPs were divided on whether a specific reform went far enough to be valuable.
No sign of new living cost measures before Budget as Taoiseach says recession is a 'not a given'
Finance minister Paschal Donohoe added that cost of living is causing a ‘very rapid fall in living standards’ for many.
'A good day for Europe': Ukraine and Moldova officially granted EU candidate status
EU leaders met to consider applications for EU candidacy from Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia.
European leaders are gathering to decide the fate of Ukraine's EU bid - here's what to expect
The Journal will be reporting at the EU Council over the next two days to bring you the latest from the discussions.
QUIZ: How much do you know about the EU and European Parliament?
How much do ‘EU’ know?
EU lays out plan to halve pesticide use and restore damaged ecosystems
The Commission wants legally binding targets to halve the use of pesticides across the EU and restore 20 percent of its land and seas by 2030.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy invites Micheál Martin to visit Ukraine
European leaders are due to discuss the application to grant Ukraine EU candidacy status this week.
Open Newsroom Invitation: Ireland and The EU at 50 years
Join us at 1pm this Thursday to see how it started… and how it’s going.
Ukraine moves closer to EU membership as Boris Johnson makes surprise visit to Kyiv
The European Commission recommended “candidate status” membership for Ukraine after the EU’s major leaders visited Kyiv.
EU says criminals have been trying to smuggle drugs and weapons into single market via the North
An official outlined details of attempts to smuggle drugs, weapons and high-end electrical products into the bloc.
MEPs signal discontent at proposal to label gas and nuclear as 'sustainable' energy sources
Two EU committees have formally objected to the contentious proposal from the European Commission.
EU buys 110,000 vaccine doses against monkeypox
The jabs are authorised for use against smallpox, but officials say they will also work against the monkeypox virus too.
NI Protocol Bill: What is the British government proposing and how has the EU responded?
The Bill was published this evening.
Opinion: EU moves to tackle food insecurity cannot be at the expense of others
Ukraine conflict has exacerbated Covid disruptions and rising costs of energy and fertilisers – and not just in the EU.
Opinion: The four big challenges facing Ireland in its future with the EU
Alexander Conway looks at how Ireland can be involved in the criticial discussions which will shape the next 50 years of the EU.
EU Parliament rejects emissions trading reform over 'watering-down' by right-wing parties
MEPs also voted to back a European Commission proposal for a total ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2035.
EU agrees deal to make standard charger for all smartphones despite Apple objections
The requirement will come into effect from late 2024 for most devices but laptops will be given more time.
Poll: Do you vote in European elections?
This month, The Good Information Project is looking at the EU and we want to hear from you.
Open thread: What are the best things Ireland has gotten out of being in the EU? And the worst?
This month, The Good Information Project is looking at the EU and we want to hear from you.
Ireland + the EU: 50 years after Ireland voted to join, how is the relationship between the two?
This month, The Good Information Project is looking at the EU.
Taoiseach promises to push for Ukraine EU membership at June summit
He said it is “very clear to me that the future of Ukraine is within the European Union”.
Senior British Conservative under fire for arguing UK should rejoin EU single market
Tobias Ellwood claims there is an ‘appetite’ in Britain to make ‘course corrections’ to the current Brexit model.