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# european-parliament - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

'We have found a way forward': Ursula von der Leyen says path to a Brexit agreement is in sight
# Brexit
# Brexit

'We have found a way forward': Ursula von der Leyen says path to a Brexit agreement is in sight

Dec 16th 2020, 9:10 AM 36,046 Views 37 Comments

The European Commission president addressed the European Parliament this morning.

# european-parliament - Thursday 10 December, 2020

EU medicines regulator says data 'looks robust' as it plans toward Pfizer vaccine approval by end of month
# EMA
# EMA

EU medicines regulator says data 'looks robust' as it plans toward Pfizer vaccine approval by end of month

Dec 10th 2020, 4:31 PM 12,447 Views 8 Comments

A decision on the approval of the Pfizer/BioNtech is due on 29 December.

# european-parliament - Friday 23 October, 2020

MEPs say veggie burgers can still be 'burgers'
# Food For Thought
# Food For Thought

MEPs say veggie burgers can still be 'burgers'

Oct 23rd 2020, 3:37 PM 22,946 Views 68 Comments

The move is seen as a victory for environmentalists.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Mairead McGuinness confirmed as Ireland's new EU Commissioner
# Financial Services
# Financial Services

Mairead McGuinness confirmed as Ireland's new EU Commissioner

Updated Oct 7th 2020, 1:34 PM 30,284 Views 36 Comments

The Fine Gael MEP will replace Phil Hogan, who resigned in the wake of the Golfgate scandal.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

'More conservative than she appears to be': Who is Mairead McGuinness, Ireland's new EU commissioner?
# Euro Star
# Euro Star

'More conservative than she appears to be': Who is Mairead McGuinness, Ireland's new EU commissioner?

Sep 8th 2020, 6:00 PM 36,957 Views 30 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen said that McGuinness has “significant political experience on EU issues”.

Local councillor Colm Markey is set to be Ireland's newest MEP - but who is he?
# MEP
# MEP

Local councillor Colm Markey is set to be Ireland's newest MEP - but who is he?

Updated Sep 8th 2020, 2:00 PM 48,895 Views 27 Comments

Colm Markey will replace Mairead McGuinness as an MEP.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

MEPs ask Taoiseach to allow Covid testing as replacement for quarantine on return to Ireland
# Essential Workers
# Essential Workers

MEPs ask Taoiseach to allow Covid testing as replacement for quarantine on return to Ireland

Sep 1st 2020, 12:05 AM 47,984 Views 59 Comments

Billy Kelleher, Seán Kelly, and Ciarán Cuffe have written to Taoiseach Micheál Martin to ask for MEPs to be treated as essential workers for travel purposes.

# european-parliament - 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 39,597 Views 86 Comments

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
# David Sassoli
# David Sassoli

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

Jul 7th 2020, 6:45 AM 10,902 Views 12 Comments

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
# EP Webinar
# EP Webinar

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

Jul 2nd 2020, 6:45 PM 34,087 Views 0 Comments

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
# Female Genital Mutilation
# Female Genital Mutilation

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

Feb 12th 2020, 10:32 PM 21,896 Views 0 Comments

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
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

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

Updated Feb 12th 2020, 3:00 PM 94,737 Views 71 Comments

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
# Final Countdown

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

Updated Jan 29th 2020, 6:55 PM 58,681 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.

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

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

Jan 29th 2020, 6:39 PM 72,821 Views 100 Comments

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
# 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 18,650 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.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Leo Varadkar to meet Boris Johnson tomorrow to discuss securing a Brexit deal
# Last Ditch Effort
# Last Ditch Effort

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

Updated Oct 9th 2019, 5:00 PM 20,875 Views 44 Comments

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
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

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

Updated Sep 30th 2019, 9:00 PM 20,440 Views 17 Comments

“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
# Fionn Wallace
# Fionn Wallace

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

Jul 18th 2019, 10:52 AM 53,240 Views 156 Comments

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
# New Recruits
# New Recruits

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

Jul 7th 2019, 9:30 AM 23,747 Views 34 Comments

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
# European Parliament

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

Updated Jul 4th 2019, 10:58 PM 68,678 Views 180 Comments

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

Jul 3rd 2019, 6:41 PM 26,849 Views 57 Comments

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

Former journalist David Sassoli elected as European Parliament President
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

Former journalist David Sassoli elected as European Parliament President

Jul 3rd 2019, 12:13 PM 15,835 Views 24 Comments

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
# First Day Of School

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

Jul 2nd 2019, 5:42 PM 62,103 Views 74 Comments

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
# Backs Turned
# Backs Turned

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

Jul 2nd 2019, 1:24 PM 26,373 Views 87 Comments

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
# EU Commission
# EU Commission

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

Jul 2nd 2019, 7:44 AM 6,600 Views 19 Comments

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
# Wait And See
# Wait And See

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

May 30th 2019, 3:16 PM 15,415 Views 19 Comments

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
# European Commission
# European Commission

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

May 28th 2019, 8:14 PM 11,089 Views 35 Comments

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
# Ep2019
# Ep2019

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

Updated May 27th 2019, 6:59 PM 73,844 Views 125 Comments

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
# Ep2019
# Ep2019

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

Updated May 27th 2019, 7:24 AM 21,314 Views 48 Comments

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
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

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

May 21st 2019, 9:15 AM 16,904 Views 57 Comments

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
# On The Defensive
# On The Defensive

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

May 5th 2019, 1:57 PM 25,324 Views 89 Comments

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?
# Hey Eu
# Hey Eu

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

May 4th 2019, 12:05 AM 51,373 Views 65 Comments

We’ve got you covered.

# european-parliament - Sunday 28 April, 2019

QUIZ: Do you know who this MEP is?
# Ep2019
# Ep2019

QUIZ: Do you know who this MEP is?

Apr 28th 2019, 9:00 PM 35,201 Views 33 Comments

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

Peter Casey challenged over immigration during European elections tv debate
# Ep2019
# Ep2019

Peter Casey challenged over immigration during European elections tv debate

Apr 28th 2019, 1:46 PM 50,453 Views 114 Comments

“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
# The Candidates
# The Candidates

Here are the candidates running in the European Parliament elections

Apr 16th 2019, 6:10 AM 79,340 Views 43 Comments

There are 59 candidates running across the three constituencies.

# european-parliament - Monday 8 April, 2019

Senator Alice-Mary Higgins launches European election bid
# European Elections 2019
# European Elections 2019

Senator Alice-Mary Higgins launches European election bid

Apr 8th 2019, 3:31 PM 13,218 Views 34 Comments

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
# Plastic Pollution
# Plastic Pollution

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

Mar 27th 2019, 11:05 PM 13,924 Views 41 Comments

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
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

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

Mar 26th 2019, 8:40 PM 14,126 Views 46 Comments

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
# Tax Loophole
# Tax Loophole

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

Mar 23rd 2019, 8:30 AM 25,761 Views 38 Comments

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
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

Billy Kelleher will run as an MEP candidate for Fianna Fáil

Mar 22nd 2019, 6:26 PM 15,269 Views 52 Comments

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

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