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# european-council - Today’s News

Bryson DeChambeau tests positive for Covid-19, out of the Olympic Games
# Withdrawal
From The42
# Withdrawal

Bryson DeChambeau tests positive for Covid-19, out of the Olympic Games

19 minutes ago 79 Views 0 Comments

Patrick Reed has been called up as a replacement.

Medal hopes remain on course as Sanita Puspure eases to Olympic semi-finals
# Dominant
From The42
# Dominant

Medal hopes remain on course as Sanita Puspure eases to Olympic semi-finals

48 minutes ago 228 Views 0 Comments

Puspure won her quarter-final in the women’s single sculls in Tokyo this morning.

Fine Irish rowing form continues with double repechage success
# Progress
From The42
# Progress

Fine Irish rowing form continues with double repechage success

Updated 1 hour ago 483 Views 0 Comments

The women’s pair Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley and the lightweight duo of Aoife Casey and Margret Cremen delivered the results they needed.

Stranded, refused and left waiting: Disabled people 'on tenterhooks' trying to access taxis
# REFUSED ENTRY
# REFUSED ENTRY

Stranded, refused and left waiting: Disabled people 'on tenterhooks' trying to access taxis

4 hours ago 2,390 Views 6 Comments
  • Advocates are concerned low availability of accessible taxis is leading to reduced independence, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform.
  • Most accessibility-related complaints involved taxi drivers refusing to take guide dogs or wheelchair users.
  • Two-thirds of the current wheelchair accessible vehicles in the taxi fleet are based in the Greater Dublin area.

# european-council - Yesterday’s News

Scully hits a record score as Laois come from behind to beat Westmeath
# Battle For Survival
From The42
# Battle For Survival

Scully hits a record score as Laois come from behind to beat Westmeath

5 hours ago 5,545 Views 2 Comments

PJ Scully scored 17 points – the most by a Laois hurler in a league match – as Laois stay up in Division 1 of the Allianz HL.

Quiz: How much do you know about the Sun, suns, and sons?
# It Burns
# It Burns

Quiz: How much do you know about the Sun, suns, and sons?

6 hours ago 20,290 Views 9 Comments

In honour of that giant ball of fiery gas in the sky.

Wijnaldum: Social media abuse reason for Liverpool exit
# DISAPPOINTED
From The42
# DISAPPOINTED

Wijnaldum: Social media abuse reason for Liverpool exit

6 hours ago 12,543 Views 19 Comments

The midfielder joined Paris Saint-Germain this summer after leaving Liverpool on a free transfer.

Lawes, Itoje, and Conan to the fore as Lions pull off comeback win
# Standouts
From The42
# Standouts

Lawes, Itoje, and Conan to the fore as Lions pull off comeback win

6 hours ago 12,587 Views 16 Comments

The England lock was named player of the match.

'I 100% agree with the TMO call' - Springboks refuse to lay blame with officials
# Win Some Lose Some
From The42
# Win Some Lose Some

'I 100% agree with the TMO call' - Springboks refuse to lay blame with officials

7 hours ago 9,687 Views 8 Comments

Jacques Nienaber said he had no complaints despite seeing his team fall on the wrong side of a number of tight calls.

Kilkenny survive scare from Westmeath thanks to key goal from Miriam Walsh
# Cats
From The42
# Cats

Kilkenny survive scare from Westmeath thanks to key goal from Miriam Walsh

7 hours ago 3,296 Views 1 Comment

Elsewhere there were wins for Galway, Wexford, Waterford and Cork.

# european-council - Friday 25 June, 2021

Taoiseach says young people should be vaccinated ‘more quickly’ with AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Taoiseach says young people should be vaccinated ‘more quickly’ with AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson

Jun 25th 2021, 12:42 PM 30,080 Views 67 Comments

The Taoiseach said it is positive that the Delta variant is not having the same impact on hospitalisations in Portugal as other variants.

# european-council - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Von der Leyen says Northern Ireland trade problems are caused by Brexit, not the Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Von der Leyen says Northern Ireland trade problems are caused by Brexit, not the Protocol

May 25th 2021, 7:44 AM 39,695 Views 56 Comments

A new raft of checks at the ports of Belfast and Larne under the terms of the Protocol have sparked anger among unionists.

# european-council - Monday 24 May, 2021

Taoiseach heads to Brussels for sign-off on return of travel between EU countries
# Tourism
# Tourism

Taoiseach heads to Brussels for sign-off on return of travel between EU countries

May 24th 2021, 7:46 AM 22,508 Views 28 Comments

It is possible that travel to the UK will be possible in June, and that holidays abroad will be possible in July.

# european-council - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

EU takes step towards relaxing tourism travel for fully-vaccinated visitors
# European Council
# European Council

EU takes step towards relaxing tourism travel for fully-vaccinated visitors

May 19th 2021, 3:14 PM 19,434 Views 22 Comments

EU ambassadors have agreed on measures to allow fully vaccinated visitors in.

# european-council - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

'This is move week': Where are post-Brexit trade talks at right now?
# Level Playing Fields
# Level Playing Fields

'This is move week': Where are post-Brexit trade talks at right now?

Nov 17th 2020, 6:00 AM 8,045 Views 2 Comments

It’s another crunch week on the Brexit front – so what are the sticking points?

# european-council - Saturday 7 November, 2020

EU chief and Boris Johnson agree to ‘redouble efforts’ to reach a deal in trade talks
# Brexit Trade Talks
# Brexit Trade Talks

EU chief and Boris Johnson agree to ‘redouble efforts’ to reach a deal in trade talks

Updated Nov 7th 2020, 3:43 PM 22,898 Views 22 Comments

The briefing is seen as a key moment in the discussions after negotiations derailed in October.

# european-council - Thursday 15 October, 2020

EU Summit: Today is Boris's deadline day for a trade deal - but talks are still stuck
# Stalemate
# Stalemate

EU Summit: Today is Boris's deadline day for a trade deal - but talks are still stuck

Oct 15th 2020, 6:30 AM 12,304 Views 17 Comments

A draft deal hasn’t been created yet, with wide gaps remaining between the two sides on State aid and fisheries.

# european-council - Thursday 8 October, 2020

European Council President Charles Michel to meet Taoiseach in Dublin
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

European Council President Charles Michel to meet Taoiseach in Dublin

Oct 8th 2020, 6:45 AM 10,191 Views 2 Comments

Michel’s visit today comes ahead of a European Council meeting next week.

# european-council - Friday 17 July, 2020

Taoiseach Micheál Martin says EU needs to show it has 'wherewithal' to deal with Covid-19 crisis
# European Council Summit
# European Council Summit

Taoiseach Micheál Martin says EU needs to show it has 'wherewithal' to deal with Covid-19 crisis

Jul 17th 2020, 9:20 AM 11,938 Views 34 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader is in Brussels for a meeting of the European Council today.

Taoiseach travels to Brussels for crunch EU summit, but will take 'special measures' upon return
# Brussels Summit
# Brussels Summit

Taoiseach travels to Brussels for crunch EU summit, but will take 'special measures' upon return

Jul 17th 2020, 6:05 AM 25,123 Views 42 Comments

Martin will be tested immediately on return and again after seven days.

# european-council - Saturday 11 July, 2020

It's a dirty, time-consuming job so why would Paschal want to become head of the Eurogroup?
# Euro Star
# Euro Star

It's a dirty, time-consuming job so why would Paschal want to become head of the Eurogroup?

Jul 11th 2020, 12:05 AM 39,733 Views 86 Comments

Experts say that increased Irish influence in Europe could come at a cost.

# european-council - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Taoiseach to urge EU leaders to do more for member states battling Covid-19
# European Council
# European Council

Taoiseach to urge EU leaders to do more for member states battling Covid-19

Apr 23rd 2020, 6:54 AM 13,118 Views 61 Comments

Varadkar is taking part in a European Council meeting in video conference format.

# european-council - Friday 18 October, 2019

Did Varadkar worry that the EU would put pressure on him? 'It did cross my mind'
# The 27 Musketeers
# The 27 Musketeers

Did Varadkar worry that the EU would put pressure on him? 'It did cross my mind'

Oct 18th 2019, 4:21 PM 12,045 Views 23 Comments

In an attempt to comfort unionists, Varadkar said “the queen will still be the queen; the pound will still be the pound”.

# european-council - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Why are leaders deadlocked over the top EU jobs - and who's in the running?
# Who Do EU Want
# Who Do EU Want

Why are leaders deadlocked over the top EU jobs - and who's in the running?

Jul 2nd 2019, 2:33 PM 8,945 Views 21 Comments

European leaders showed frustration as they entered a third day of discussions on who should fill the EU’s top jobs.

# european-council - Monday 1 July, 2019

EU suspends negotiations until tomorrow as Europe's leaders fail to agree who should get top jobs
# Up All Night
# Up All Night

EU suspends negotiations until tomorrow as Europe's leaders fail to agree who should get top jobs

Jul 1st 2019, 11:37 AM 15,663 Views 45 Comments

Talks will resume tomorrow to decide who will get the EU’s top jobs.

# european-council - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

'Ambitious' single-use plastic straws and cutlery ban approved by European Council
# Plastics
# Plastics

'Ambitious' single-use plastic straws and cutlery ban approved by European Council

May 21st 2019, 12:43 PM 13,275 Views 17 Comments

This was the final step in adopting the single-use products ban, which will come into force in Ireland by 2021.

# european-council - Friday 29 March, 2019

A Brexistential crisis: So what happens now?
# Divided Kingdom
# Divided Kingdom

A Brexistential crisis: So what happens now?

Mar 29th 2019, 6:38 PM 28,768 Views 58 Comments

The best answer to that question is: “F**k knows. I’m past caring. It’s like the living dead in here.”

# european-council - Friday 1 February, 2019

'Completely unacceptable': Britain angered after EU document calls Gibraltar a 'colony'
# Tension
# Tension

'Completely unacceptable': Britain angered after EU document calls Gibraltar a 'colony'

Feb 1st 2019, 3:24 PM 31,588 Views 65 Comments

Gibraltar, home to 33,000 people, was ceded to Britain by Spain in 1713, in perpetuity.

# european-council - Sunday 25 November, 2018

After EU endorses Brexit deal, Theresa May tells UK: 'This is all there is'
# Brexit Roundup
# Brexit Roundup

After EU endorses Brexit deal, Theresa May tells UK: 'This is all there is'

Updated Nov 25th 2018, 2:35 PM 28,958 Views 65 Comments

The biggest hurdle for the Brexit deal is the House of Commons vote – as it stands now, that doesn’t look likely to happen.

# european-council - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Explainer: The EU is trying to force the UK to get real, here's how
# Questions And Answers
# Questions And Answers

Explainer: The EU is trying to force the UK to get real, here's how

Feb 28th 2018, 6:04 PM 30,795 Views 58 Comments

There was a lot of activity again in Brussels today but the path ahead isn’t exactly clear. Here’s what we do know…

# european-council - Monday 1 May, 2017

"The sooner the better" - Fine Gael's Alan Farrell wants to know when Enda will be calling time
# Enda The Line
# Enda The Line

"The sooner the better" - Fine Gael's Alan Farrell wants to know when Enda will be calling time

May 1st 2017, 4:07 PM 10,368 Views 61 Comments

Now that the parameters for the Brexit negotiations have been agreed, the spotlight is expected to fall upon Enda Kenny’s leadership once more.

# european-council - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Enda Kenny says he doesn't regret the comments he made in the Dáil about Donald Trump
# No Regrets
# No Regrets

Enda Kenny says he doesn't regret the comments he made in the Dáil about Donald Trump

Jan 1st 2017, 6:10 AM 10,947 Views 38 Comments

When asked about Trump’s comments in the Dáil in May, Kenny described the comments as both “racist and dangerous”.

# european-council - Saturday 30 August, 2014

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 4,398 Views 23 Comments

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

# european-council - Friday 15 August, 2014

Some EU countries will be arming Kurdish fighters in Iraq - but Ireland won't be one of them
# TAKING ACTION
# TAKING ACTION

Some EU countries will be arming Kurdish fighters in Iraq - but Ireland won't be one of them

Aug 15th 2014, 5:35 PM 8,609 Views 113 Comments

The decision follows a rare summer meeting of EU foreign ministers, including Charlie Flanagan, in Brussels today.

# european-council - Friday 13 June, 2014

Opinion: Jean-Claude who? Juncker and the the turf war gripping Europe
# Brian Hayes
# Brian Hayes

Opinion: Jean-Claude who? Juncker and the the turf war gripping Europe

Jun 13th 2014, 1:00 PM 90 Views 186 Comments

The former prime minister of Luxembourg is part of a developing crisis that threatens to be one of the greatest faced by the European Union.

# european-council - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Everything you need to know about the European Parliament but were afraid to ask
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Everything you need to know about the European Parliament but were afraid to ask

May 20th 2014, 9:15 PM 14,786 Views 20 Comments

Don’t know your EPP from your elbow? We’ve got you covered.

# european-council - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Taoiseach: I fully expect to lead Fine Gael into the next election
# Enda's Choice
# Enda's Choice

Taoiseach: I fully expect to lead Fine Gael into the next election

Dec 19th 2013, 12:30 PM 5,648 Views 78 Comments

Enda Kenny is “flattered” by being linked to two top European jobs that become available next year, but has insisted he intends to lead his party into the next general election.

# european-council - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

'A great day for Europe': MEPs approve EU's budget for the next seven years
# MFF
# MFF

'A great day for Europe': MEPs approve EU's budget for the next seven years

Nov 19th 2013, 12:37 PM 4,562 Views 50 Comments

The agreement brings to near conclusion a lengthy process of getting 28 member states to agree on its spending priorities for the coming years.

# european-council - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Buongiorno Enrico! Taoiseach meets with Italian prime minister today
# Talks
# Talks

Buongiorno Enrico! Taoiseach meets with Italian prime minister today

Nov 7th 2013, 10:06 AM 3,118 Views 13 Comments

Enrico Letta will meet with Enda Kenny at Government Buildings in Dublin later.

# european-council - Sunday 3 November, 2013

There's something about Enda: Taoiseach 'being seriously talked about' for EU job
# Enda's Choice
# Enda's Choice

There's something about Enda: Taoiseach 'being seriously talked about' for EU job

Nov 3rd 2013, 4:06 PM 24,140 Views 203 Comments

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has confirmed that his party leader is being talked about in Brussels as a possible European Commission or European Council president.

# european-council - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Council of Europe report criticises power of local government in Ireland
# Local Government
# Local Government

Council of Europe report criticises power of local government in Ireland

Oct 31st 2013, 7:30 AM 8,611 Views 35 Comments

The European Council report says that Ireland has improved, but needs to devolve more power to local authorities.

# european-council - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Paschal Donohoe: 'The ESM retrospective use is acknowledged in writing by EU ministers'
# ESM
# ESM

Paschal Donohoe: 'The ESM retrospective use is acknowledged in writing by EU ministers'

Oct 27th 2013, 3:32 PM 7,007 Views 41 Comments

The Minister for European Affairs said the government would be holding them to their commitment if necessary.

# european-council - Friday 25 October, 2013

Taoiseach expects decision on post-bailout credit facility before December exit
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

Taoiseach expects decision on post-bailout credit facility before December exit

Oct 25th 2013, 7:59 PM 4,331 Views 38 Comments

Enda Kenny was speaking at the end of the two-day European summit in Brussels today.

# european-council - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Taoiseach on Merkel 'bugging' claims: 'I always operate on the basis that my calls are listened to'
# Spying
# Spying

Taoiseach on Merkel 'bugging' claims: 'I always operate on the basis that my calls are listened to'

Oct 24th 2013, 12:17 PM 15,512 Views 97 Comments

Who knew you could tap a battered old Nokia…

In full: Taoiseach tells EU leaders it 'remains imperative' to split bank and sovereign debt
# Bank Debt
# Bank Debt

In full: Taoiseach tells EU leaders it 'remains imperative' to split bank and sovereign debt

Oct 24th 2013, 11:41 AM 4,592 Views 38 Comments

Enda Kenny has written a letter to the president of the European Council and other EU leaders. Read it in full here.

# european-council - Monday 23 September, 2013

Bruton: At critical moments Angela Merkel has been a very important ally
# Richard Bruton
# Richard Bruton

Bruton: At critical moments Angela Merkel has been a very important ally

Sep 23rd 2013, 8:59 AM 3,058 Views 27 Comments

The Jobs Minister was speaking after the German chancellor’s election win yesterday.

# european-council - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Just like us: Latvia will be using the euro from 1 January next year
# Latvia
# Latvia

Just like us: Latvia will be using the euro from 1 January next year

Jul 10th 2013, 8:15 AM 4,306 Views 22 Comments

The decision was confirmed by the European Council yesterday and will give the Baltic state six months to prepare for the changeover.

# european-council - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Youth unemployment tops the agenda as EU leaders head to Brussels
# European Council
# European Council

Youth unemployment tops the agenda as EU leaders head to Brussels

Jun 27th 2013, 6:45 AM 1,844 Views 5 Comments

Enda Kenny and colleagues will also discuss signing off on individual budgetary recommendations for each member state.

# european-council - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Budget 2014 (yes, already) and Dáil scrapping Seanad?
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Budget 2014 (yes, already) and Dáil scrapping Seanad?

Jun 25th 2013, 7:45 AM 2,604 Views 3 Comments

The final Dáil vote on whether to proceed with a constitutional referendum will be held just after 10:30pm this evening.

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