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# eu - Monday 17 February, 2020

EU threatens big tech companies with 'stricter' regulation following meeting with Zuckerberg
# Social Media
# Social Media

EU threatens big tech companies with 'stricter' regulation following meeting with Zuckerberg

Feb 17th 2020, 5:46 PM 17,415 Views 21 Comments

Zuckerberg has recently asked governments to strengthen how online media is regulated.

# eu - Thursday 13 February, 2020

People in Dublin have the fifth highest commuting times in Europe
# Bumper To Bumper
# Bumper To Bumper

People in Dublin have the fifth highest commuting times in Europe

Feb 13th 2020, 8:54 AM 30,561 Views 86 Comments

Budapest, Paris, Amsterdam and London have the longest average commuting times, according to new research.

# eu - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Facebook postpones Valentine's Day launch for dating app due to data regulator's concerns
# Data Protection Commission
# Data Protection Commission

Facebook postpones Valentine's Day launch for dating app due to data regulator's concerns

Feb 12th 2020, 5:37 PM 13,529 Views 15 Comments

The app was due to launch tomorrow, the day before Valentine’s Day.

# eu - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

The EU should support Irish reunification, Mary Lou McDonald tells BBC
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

The EU should support Irish reunification, Mary Lou McDonald tells BBC

Feb 11th 2020, 7:30 AM 52,676 Views 217 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader also said the British government needs to start preparing itself for this constitutional change.

# eu - Saturday 8 February, 2020

Your crash course in... what to expect from Britain and the EU's trade talk tango
# Brexit
# Brexit

Your crash course in... what to expect from Britain and the EU's trade talk tango

Feb 8th 2020, 10:30 AM 11,062 Views 23 Comments

The clock is ticking as the newly-divorced sides kick off tricky negotiations, with major implications for Ireland.

# eu - Friday 7 February, 2020

Your crash course in... what to expect from Britain and the EU's trade talk tango
# Policy And Economy
# Policy And Economy

Your crash course in... what to expect from Britain and the EU's trade talk tango

Feb 7th 2020, 12:06 PM 168 Views 0 Comments

The clock is ticking as the newly-divorced sides kick off tricky negotiations, with major implications for Ireland.

# eu - Sunday 2 February, 2020

Ireland had the highest rate of increase in cyclist deaths in the EU over 10 years
# Cyclist
# Cyclist

Ireland had the highest rate of increase in cyclist deaths in the EU over 10 years

Feb 2nd 2020, 5:41 PM 22,504 Views 181 Comments

Between 2010 and 2018, cyclist deaths across the EU fell on average by 0.4% annually. In Ireland, this figure was an 8% increase.

# eu - Friday 31 January, 2020

'We weren't riding on their coattails': What does it mean for Ireland now that the UK has left the EU?
# Brexit Day
# Brexit Day

'We weren't riding on their coattails': What does it mean for Ireland now that the UK has left the EU?

Jan 31st 2020, 11:00 PM 24,449 Views 28 Comments

The UK “might be leaving by the backdoor… but sure, they can always come round the front door and knock on it again.”

British flag lowered from outside European Parliament ahead of Brexit hour
# Brexit
# Brexit

British flag lowered from outside European Parliament ahead of Brexit hour

Jan 31st 2020, 8:12 PM 23,558 Views 74 Comments

As the clock strikes 11pm, Britain becomes the first country to leave the 28-member bloc.

Coveney claims Brexit will 'dominate Irish politics' as UK prepares to leave the EU tonight
# Britain
# Britain

Coveney claims Brexit will 'dominate Irish politics' as UK prepares to leave the EU tonight

Updated Jan 31st 2020, 8:21 AM 13,138 Views 61 Comments

He also said there will be no discussions on a trade deal if there is not a ‘level playing field’.

Opinion: A very Churchillian Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Opinion: A very Churchillian Brexit

Jan 31st 2020, 7:00 AM 14,836 Views 16 Comments

As the UK prepares to leave the EU tonight, Noelle O Connell explores what practical changes it can expect to see.

# eu - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Pro-remain MEPs sing Auld Lang Syne after EU Parliament backs Brexit deal
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

Pro-remain MEPs sing Auld Lang Syne after EU Parliament backs Brexit deal

Updated Jan 29th 2020, 6:55 PM 58,748 Views 101 Comments

A vote by MEPs in Brussels paves the way for Britain to leave the EU on Friday with an agreement in place.

# eu - Friday 24 January, 2020

'Our friendship will remain': EU chiefs sign off on Brexit Withdrawal Agreement
# Brexit Actually
# Brexit Actually

'Our friendship will remain': EU chiefs sign off on Brexit Withdrawal Agreement

Jan 24th 2020, 8:38 AM 14,719 Views 67 Comments

The UK is set to leave the EU at the end of the month.

# eu - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Businesses warn of price rises as Sajid Javid vows no EU alignment post-Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Businesses warn of price rises as Sajid Javid vows no EU alignment post-Brexit

Jan 18th 2020, 11:37 AM 21,798 Views 39 Comments

Javid urged businesses to “adjust” and said that while some will benefit others will not.

# eu - Friday 17 January, 2020

Countdown clock to be projected onto Number 10 to mark Brexit day
# Clocking Off
# Clocking Off

Countdown clock to be projected onto Number 10 to mark Brexit day

Jan 17th 2020, 10:59 PM 16,049 Views 64 Comments

A commemorative Brexit coin will come into circulation on exit day.

# eu - Saturday 11 January, 2020

Brexit divorce deal was 'the easy part'; and more 'last-minute turmoil' on the way, Irish MEPs say
# Back To Brexit
# Back To Brexit

Brexit divorce deal was 'the easy part'; and more 'last-minute turmoil' on the way, Irish MEPs say

Jan 11th 2020, 12:05 AM 18,194 Views 22 Comments

Irish MEPs regret that Brexit has become an inevitability, with one saying that “as an Irish person, I can’t feel any happiness” towards the certainty it created.

# eu - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Johnson's Brexit Bill expected to sail through House of Commons as MPs return post-Christmas
# Trade Deal
# Trade Deal

Johnson's Brexit Bill expected to sail through House of Commons as MPs return post-Christmas

Jan 7th 2020, 6:45 AM 7,860 Views 10 Comments

Boris Johnson does not want the Brexit transition period extended beyond December 2020, but Ireland and Europe have said this may not be realistic.

# eu - Monday 30 December, 2019

No more loyalty points on alcohol: Raft of changes to drink laws to take effect in January 2021
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

No more loyalty points on alcohol: Raft of changes to drink laws to take effect in January 2021

Dec 30th 2019, 8:00 PM 59,481 Views 105 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris said that alcohol should not be the subject of promotional activity.

# eu - Friday 27 December, 2019

Von der Leyen 'seriously concerned' over concluding post-Brexit trade deal within 2020 deadline
# Ursula Von Der Leyen
# Ursula Von Der Leyen

Von der Leyen 'seriously concerned' over concluding post-Brexit trade deal within 2020 deadline

Dec 27th 2019, 9:50 AM 59,072 Views 56 Comments

“I am very worried given the little time we have,” Ursula von der Leyen said.

# eu - Thursday 26 December, 2019

You will always be welcomed back, EU chief tells UK in Brexit 'love letter'
# From Brussels With Love
# From Brussels With Love

You will always be welcomed back, EU chief tells UK in Brexit 'love letter'

Dec 26th 2019, 11:41 AM 16,067 Views 64 Comments

The UK has inflicted unnecessary damage on itself with Brexit, the European Commission’s vice-president has said.

# eu - Monday 16 December, 2019

Boris Johnson will bring Brexit bill to parliament on Friday
# Withdrawal Agreement
# Withdrawal Agreement

Boris Johnson will bring Brexit bill to parliament on Friday

Updated Dec 16th 2019, 12:02 PM 15,817 Views 20 Comments

Johnson has pledged to bring the Bill back before the Commons before Christmas.

# eu - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Von der Leyen's Green Deal promises a carbon-neutral EU by 2050
# EU Commission Boss
# EU Commission Boss

Von der Leyen's Green Deal promises a carbon-neutral EU by 2050

Dec 11th 2019, 2:21 PM 6,693 Views 34 Comments

At least 25% of the EU’s long-term budget should be dedicated to climate action, the EU Commission has said.

# eu - Sunday 1 December, 2019

New European Commission begins fresh term under leadership of von der Leyen
# New Era
# New Era

New European Commission begins fresh term under leadership of von der Leyen

Dec 1st 2019, 2:15 PM 10,576 Views 17 Comments

The team took the reins as the 28-member union is faced with a mountain of difficulties, including Brexit.

# eu - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

The new European Commission has been voted in ... here are the key players
# New Era
# New Era

The new European Commission has been voted in ... here are the key players

Nov 27th 2019, 5:25 PM 13,383 Views 13 Comments

The incoming European Commission will take office on 1 December.

# eu - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Anand Menon: 'Ireland is the only EU country that bothered to reflect on its relationship with the UK'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Anand Menon: 'Ireland is the only EU country that bothered to reflect on its relationship with the UK'

Nov 26th 2019, 4:28 PM 49,392 Views 14 Comments

Professor Anand Menon, Director of the think-tank The UK in a Changing Europe, was speaking in Dublin today.

# eu - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Coveney condemns 'illegal' Israeli settlements in wake of US policy u-turn
# Occupied Territories
# Occupied Territories

Coveney condemns 'illegal' Israeli settlements in wake of US policy u-turn

Nov 19th 2019, 7:48 AM 11,943 Views 82 Comments

This comes after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington no longer considers them to be illegal.

# eu - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Up to 4.8m unauthorised migrants lived in Europe in 2017 - that's less than 1% of the population
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Up to 4.8m unauthorised migrants lived in Europe in 2017 - that's less than 1% of the population

Nov 13th 2019, 9:55 PM 10,875 Views 46 Comments

An ‘unauthorised migrant’ was defined as a foreigner who entered the country illegally, or asylum seekers waiting to be processed.

# eu - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

EU countries must now label products imported from Israeli occupied territories
# Settlements
# Settlements

EU countries must now label products imported from Israeli occupied territories

Nov 12th 2019, 1:34 PM 11,999 Views 35 Comments

It follows a case taken by a French tribunal in 2016.

Ireland fined €5m plus daily penalty of €15,000 over landslides at Galway wind farm
# Derrybrien
# Derrybrien

Ireland fined €5m plus daily penalty of €15,000 over landslides at Galway wind farm

Nov 12th 2019, 10:55 AM 28,193 Views 53 Comments

The fine relates to an incident which saw 50,000 fish killed in 2003.

# eu - Friday 8 November, 2019

US and EU warn of 'danger of Russia and China' on Berlin Wall anniversary
# NATO
# NATO

US and EU warn of 'danger of Russia and China' on Berlin Wall anniversary

Nov 8th 2019, 10:55 PM 15,694 Views 38 Comments

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the West “can never take … things for granted”.

# eu - Sunday 3 November, 2019

'Seeing that little body was unbearable': How Europe is responding to the migrant and refugee crisis
# Essex
# Essex

'Seeing that little body was unbearable': How Europe is responding to the migrant and refugee crisis

Nov 3rd 2019, 10:00 PM 20,257 Views 0 Comments

The recent discovery of 39 bodies in a lorry in Essex has put the crisis back under the spotlight.

Johnson says he feels 'deep regret' over failure to deliver Brexit by 31 October
# Missed Deadline
# Missed Deadline

Johnson says he feels 'deep regret' over failure to deliver Brexit by 31 October

Nov 3rd 2019, 9:30 AM 14,263 Views 25 Comments

He said he sees no reason why the UK should extend the Brexit transition period beyond December 2020.

# eu - Monday 28 October, 2019

Boris Johnson sends letter to Donald Tusk accepting Brexit extension to 31 January 2020
# Flextension
# Flextension

Boris Johnson sends letter to Donald Tusk accepting Brexit extension to 31 January 2020

Updated Oct 28th 2019, 5:00 PM 52,958 Views 76 Comments

Donald Tusk confirmed the news this morning.

MPs to vote on December election as EU decides Brexit extension length
# Not Over Yet
# Not Over Yet

MPs to vote on December election as EU decides Brexit extension length

Oct 28th 2019, 7:44 AM 12,730 Views 12 Comments

Boris Johnson previously said he would prefer to be “dead in a ditch” than miss the 31 October deadline.

# eu - Sunday 27 October, 2019

'It feels like being in limbo': Two Irish MEPs still unable to take seats due to Brexit delay
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

'It feels like being in limbo': Two Irish MEPs still unable to take seats due to Brexit delay

Oct 27th 2019, 5:31 PM 18,657 Views 28 Comments

All the UK MEPs were due to leave the European Parliament on 31 October, but this now remains up in the air.

# eu - Friday 25 October, 2019

No extension yet: EU waiting to see what happens in London, Labour waiting to see what happens in Europe
# Catch 22
# Catch 22

No extension yet: EU waiting to see what happens in London, Labour waiting to see what happens in Europe

Updated Oct 25th 2019, 3:52 PM 14,718 Views 45 Comments

One must decide on granting an extension and the other must decide on holding an election.

# eu - Saturday 19 October, 2019

There are three main differences between Theresa May's Brexit deal and Boris Johnson's one
# Brexit
# Brexit

There are three main differences between Theresa May's Brexit deal and Boris Johnson's one

Oct 19th 2019, 8:00 AM 42,940 Views 7 Comments

Boris Johnson has been bullish about the UK leaving the EU on 31 October – will these changes help him?

# eu - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Explainer: Where has the Northern Ireland backstop gone?
# New Deal
# New Deal

Explainer: Where has the Northern Ireland backstop gone?

Oct 17th 2019, 6:56 PM 18,984 Views 26 Comments

After almost two years of back-and-forth, a new Brexit withdrawal deal was agreed today.

UK and EU agree Brexit deal after intense negotiations
# Finally
# Finally

UK and EU agree Brexit deal after intense negotiations

Updated Oct 17th 2019, 1:10 PM 123,948 Views 123 Comments

The DUP has not signed up to support the deal.

# eu - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Deal or no deal: Donald Tusk says there are 'certain doubts' on the British side
# Brexit
# Brexit

Deal or no deal: Donald Tusk says there are 'certain doubts' on the British side

Updated Oct 16th 2019, 4:00 PM 41,364 Views 33 Comments

“We’ll see, I’m still hopeful,” he said, adding things would become clearer in the next seven or eight hours.