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# european-parliament - Saturday 11 July, 2020

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

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

# european-parliament - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

EP President: If we get into debt and don't provide anything, we'll be stealing from future generations

European Parlaiment President David Sassoli says he’s going to push for EU investment in opportunities for young people ahead of an EU financial package.

# european-parliament - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Join the Zoom discussion: How Covid-19 brought misinformation to Ireland

Join TheJournal.ie and a panel of experts tomorrow to explore another way the coronavirus pandemic has changed our lives.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

'Consequences of this huge physical intrusion on women are so enormous': MEPs back resolution to end FGM

It comes after a couple were found guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal court last month of carrying out FGM on their young daughter.

MEP Maria Walsh defies FG and supports motion to block controversial Shannon LNG terminal

A motion to veto the ‘Projects of Common Interest’ list because is contains 55 fossil fuel projects was rejected by MEPs.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Pro-remain MEPs sing Auld Lang Syne after EU Parliament backs Brexit deal Final Countdown This post contains videos

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

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

'Put your flags away': Mairead McGuinness tells off Brexit Party MEPs for waving Union Flags European Parliament This post contains videos

'Put your flags away': Mairead McGuinness tells off Brexit Party MEPs for waving Union Flags

McGuiness cut off Farage’s mic mid-sentence for disobeying parliament rules.

# european-parliament - Sunday 27 October, 2019

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

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

# european-parliament - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Leo Varadkar to meet Boris Johnson tomorrow to discuss securing a Brexit deal

Michel Barnier said today that the EU and UK are “not really in a position to be able to find an agreement at this time”.

# european-parliament - Monday 30 September, 2019

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

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

# european-parliament - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Clare Daly defends decision to hire Mick Wallace's son as European parliament assistant

Daly has hired Fionn Wallace as one of her European Parliament assistants.

# european-parliament - Sunday 7 July, 2019

First week on the job: We checked in with some of Ireland's new MEPs to see how they are getting on

Committee memberships, travel woes and accidentally calling the fire department. All in a week’s work.

# european-parliament - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Ann Widdecombe stands by remarks likening Brexit to 'slaves' rising up 'against their owners' European Parliament This post contains videos

Ann Widdecombe stands by remarks likening Brexit to 'slaves' rising up 'against their owners'

Widdecombe made the remarks during her first speech in the European Parliament.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Mairead McGuinness re-elected First Vice-President of the European Parliament

Mairead McGuinness re-elected First Vice-President of the European Parliament

The Fine Gael MEP secured over 93% of votes cast.

Former journalist David Sassoli elected as European Parliament President

The Italian socialist was the Vice President of the EP in the last term, and is well liked across the chamber.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

What are the rules on dress codes and banners in the European Parliament? First Day Of School This post contains videos

What are the rules on dress codes and banners in the European Parliament?

Irish MEPs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace both wore ‘Free Assange’ t-shirts today, so is this allowed?

Turbulent day in European parliament as Brexit Party MEPs turn backs on EU anthem

Irish MEPs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace wore t-shirts with an image of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

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

Talks ended without an agreement in Brussels yesterday.

# european-parliament - Thursday 30 May, 2019

'Cold storage' MEPs in limbo will have 'no status' in the European Parliament until the UK leaves the EU

Ireland was allotted an additional two seats as part of the redistribution of seats due to UK’s vote to leave the European Union.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

The EU's Game of Thrones: Merkel and Macron clash over who should replace Juncker

The German Chancellor prefers Manfred Weber, while Macron wants a centre-left pick, or one of two French candidates.

# european-parliament - Monday 27 May, 2019

The Brexit vote: Here are all the MEPs elected for Britain and Northern Ireland

Great Britain and Northern Ireland will send 73 MEPs back to Brussels.

Highest turnout in 20 years across EU as populist right and Greens make gains on establishment parties

Turnout was up to around 51% across the continent.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

'You can't just go in there fawning and gushing like some nodding dog': Dublin candidates set out their stall

10 Dublin candidates talked climate change, housing and the EU defence spend.

# european-parliament - Sunday 5 May, 2019

'If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck...' - Dublin MEP candidates clash over potential for EU army

RTÉ’s The Week in Politics saw five candidates debating the issue today.

# european-parliament - Saturday 4 May, 2019

European elections: What constituency am I in? Who can I vote for?

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# european-parliament - Sunday 28 April, 2019

QUIZ: Do you know who this MEP is?

Have you been paying attention to these politicians over the last five years?

Peter Casey challenged over immigration during European elections tv debate

“What we can’t afford is to become a haven for freeloaders,” Casey told the Sunday Times.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Here are the candidates running in the European Parliament elections

There are 59 candidates running across the three constituencies.

# european-parliament - Monday 8 April, 2019

Senator Alice-Mary Higgins launches European election bid

President Michael D Higgins’ daughter joins several high profile politicians on the ballot in the constituency.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

MEPs approve EU-wide ban on range of single use plastics by 2021

The law passed by 560 votes to 35 in the Strasbourg assembly.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

MEPs vote in controversial laws that places copyright responsibility on Google and YouTube

Intense lobbying was done by tech giants like Google, which profits hugely from the advertising generated alongside the content it hosts.

# european-parliament - Saturday 23 March, 2019

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

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

# european-parliament - Friday 22 March, 2019

Billy Kelleher will run as an MEP candidate for Fianna Fáil

Galway TD Anne Rabbitte has also been selected as an MEP candidate for the party.

# european-parliament - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Explainer: Here's what scrapping seasonal clock changes will mean

It’s a choice now between brighter evenings or brighter mornings.

# european-parliament - Thursday 31 January, 2019

Ireland in line for extra summer Bank Holiday as MEPs look to mark Europe Day

A campaign has begun in Europe to create a public holiday across the continent on 9 May.

# european-parliament - Saturday 17 November, 2018

A new EU directive means it will soon be mandatory for people to be sent SMS alerts during terror attacks

The directive was passed in the European parliament earlier this week.

# european-parliament - Saturday 27 October, 2018

New EU rules aim to cut down on amount of bottled water people drink

On average, every person in the EU consumes up to 106 litres of bottled water every year.

# european-parliament - Thursday 25 October, 2018

EU parliament approves ban on single-use plastics, including straws and cotton buds

The parliament said its ban across the EU targets single-use cutlery, cotton buds, straws and stirrers.

# european-parliament - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Here's what new rules to stop 'unfair' grocery deals could mean for the Irish food sector

Farmers have welcomed moves to rebalance power in the supply chain.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

France's Macron warns MEPs of growing sense of authoritarianism in Europe

Macron addressed the European Parliament for the first time this morning.

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