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# European Parliament

Last week
9th June 2024 - 15th June 2024
The Explainer: What is the shape of Irish politics after the local and European elections?
Sinn Féin to rejoin with The Left group in EU after ambiguity around decision
Luke 'Ming' Flanagan tops the poll in Midlands-North West but no candidates elected
Ireland's first MEP of 2024 elected as Fine Gael's Séan Kelly returned in Ireland South
It court take four more counts before his fellow sitting MEP, Billy Kelleher of Fianna Fáil, gets through.
Exit polls: Government parties losing out to rivals in many countries across the EU
Expecting a first result in Ireland South tonight? It would take 'a miracle'
Last month
May 2024
Irish European Parliament staff among those with passports leaked in major data breach
Meet the 'replacements' who could take over seats in Europe if elected MEPs bow out
Sisters, sons, press officers and councillors. This election, it’s all very inside baseball.
Fine Gael condemns political violence after EU partners refused to sign letter denouncing far right
April 2024
Former Green Party candidate Saoirse McHugh to run as an independent in European Elections
Broadcaster Niall Boylan to contest European elections as Independent Ireland candidate
What are European political groupings and why are they important?
How much do you know about the EPP? S&D? Get up to speed before you cast your vote.
FG pulls EPP 'to the centre' says Séan Kelly as Irish MEPs say parties will remain in EU groups
Fine Gael, Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil MEPs said they would not be considering a switch.
Muslim cleric Dr Umar Al-Qadri to run in June's European elections
Dublin MEPs debate threat of Russian interference in EU ahead of June elections
The Explainer: Everything you need to know about how the EU works but were too afraid to ask
Complaint to EU Parliament security staff over leader of Irish Freedom Party
Alan Shatter mulls European election run as he attacks Ireland's 'dysfunctional' MEPs
March 2024
How the 'cold, calculated' hack of Flanagan's account was designed to damage his reputation
'Sausage making': What is an MEP and what do they do?
What exactly is an MEP? What do they do? And how does the job compare to being a TD, senator or councillor?
Got questions about what MEPs do ahead of the elections in June? Muiris O'Cearbhaill has got you covered.
This explainer details the many elements of the role of an MEP, including voting, negotiating and diplomacy.
European leaders open EU membership talks with Bosnia and Herzegovina
European Parliament backs call for 'improved' mica scheme
'Challenging' road ahead for FG to keep its European seats, says Taoiseach
The EU is confusing - here's how all its bits work together
Seán Kelly and John Mullins, former Bord Gáis CEO, to run for Fine Gael in European elections
EPP willing to work with radical parties but only if they 'respect European values' - Taoiseach
Nature restoration law reveals cracks and divisions in Sinn Féin and Fine Gael
February 2024
Ireland must introduce laws to protect journalists from strategic lawsuits, says new EU directive
Sinn Féin accused of hypocrisy after voting against landmark EU nature restoration law
Labour select Limerick sociologist Niamh Hourigan as EU candidate in Ireland South constituency
What parties will 18-34-year-olds vote for in the EU elections? And why?
New poll shows Sinn Féin out in front for upcoming European elections in June
The EU's Israel-Gaza response has been poor according to two-thirds of Irish voters
The negative feeling is most keenly felt among younger people.
A major The Journal/Ireland Thinks poll, the first in a series of EU 2024 polls, published this morning.
The EU's response to the Gaza conflict has damaged its reputation with Irish people.
There remains, however, a huge motivation across the population to vote in four months with over 80% signalling intention to make it to the polling booths.
Irish MEPs cite Catalan solidarity as reason for opposing resolution on Russian interference
EU agrees on first law that combats violence against women
Government parties' MEPs pick opposing sides in Brussels row with big pharma over drug costs
Pádraic Fogarty: Farmers must find a more sophisticated way to be heard than tractor protests
Pádraic Fogarty
French farmers lift roadblocks after tense week of protests
'You reap what you sow': At the scene of the farmers' protest that shut down Brussels city centre
Smoke filled the air as farmers burned bales, as well as tires and wooden pallets.
January 2024
Families affected by the mica scandal escalate crisis to European Commission