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# 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 16,912 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 25,350 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 51,397 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 35,209 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 50,475 Views 115 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 79,384 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 13,233 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 13,945 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 14,130 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 25,978 Views 37 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 15,271 Views 52 Comments

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
# Tick Tock
# Tick Tock

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

Mar 9th 2019, 8:30 PM 61,708 Views 85 Comments

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
# May Day May Day
# May Day May Day

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

Jan 31st 2019, 10:05 PM 72,130 Views 75 Comments

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
# Reverse112
# Reverse112

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

Nov 17th 2018, 5:00 PM 14,463 Views 26 Comments

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
# Plastic
# Plastic

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

Oct 27th 2018, 2:22 PM 21,945 Views 33 Comments

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
# Plastic Pollution
# Plastic Pollution

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

Oct 25th 2018, 10:18 AM 19,443 Views 69 Comments

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
# Farming
# Farming

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

Apr 29th 2018, 6:30 AM 19,506 Views 10 Comments

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
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

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

Apr 17th 2018, 10:50 AM 13,960 Views 86 Comments

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

# european-parliament - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Irish ECB candidate Philip Lane wins backing of key EU parliament committee
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

Irish ECB candidate Philip Lane wins backing of key EU parliament committee

Feb 15th 2018, 9:40 PM 11,182 Views 30 Comments

The final decision will be taken on 22 March at an EU summit.

# european-parliament - Monday 15 January, 2018

'It doesn't give the fish a chance': Irish MEPs urged to vote against electric pulse fishing
# Electrocution
# Electrocution

'It doesn't give the fish a chance': Irish MEPs urged to vote against electric pulse fishing

Jan 15th 2018, 6:15 AM 10,608 Views 24 Comments

The practice involves dragging an electrified net across the sea floor, stunning all of the marine life in its path.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

MEP McGuinness writes to harassment committee over Ming Flanagan's 'puppy' remarks
# Bark Or Bite
# Bark Or Bite

MEP McGuinness writes to harassment committee over Ming Flanagan's 'puppy' remarks

Nov 29th 2017, 12:22 PM 22,463 Views 72 Comments

Flanagan says the remarks have been taken out of context.

# european-parliament - Sunday 26 November, 2017

'The marine equivalent of fracking': Europe to legalise controversial pulse fishing
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

'The marine equivalent of fracking': Europe to legalise controversial pulse fishing

Nov 26th 2017, 12:00 PM 28,179 Views 40 Comments

The European Parliament’s fishing committee allowed a motion to pass legalising the controversial technique.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

EU parliament president shocked at 'hotbed of harassment' claims
# EU Parliament
# EU Parliament

EU parliament president shocked at 'hotbed of harassment' claims

Oct 24th 2017, 10:37 AM 11,118 Views 28 Comments

More than a dozen women spoke to the Sunday Times this week and accused politicians of harassment.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

'This company has simply treated passengers abysmally': Ryanair criticised in EU Parliament
# Criticism
# Criticism

'This company has simply treated passengers abysmally': Ryanair criticised in EU Parliament

Oct 4th 2017, 9:32 AM 10,976 Views 44 Comments

The airline was criticised it on numerous fronts for its treatment of its workers and passengers.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Fine Gael MEP says Ireland needs to re-examine its neutrality ahead of Brexit
# Security
# Security

Fine Gael MEP says Ireland needs to re-examine its neutrality ahead of Brexit

Sep 13th 2017, 5:52 PM 17,711 Views 181 Comments

Jean-Claude Juncker has called for the EU to implement plans for a common defence strategy

# european-parliament - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

Juncker lays into 'ridiculous' European Parliament after just 30 of 751 MEPs show up for debate
# Junck Bond
# Junck Bond

Juncker lays into 'ridiculous' European Parliament after just 30 of 751 MEPs show up for debate

Jul 4th 2017, 7:18 PM 20,168 Views 64 Comments

But his remarks drew a sharp response from parliament head Antonio Tajani.

# european-parliament - Friday 30 June, 2017

Marine Le Pen has been charged with misuse of European funds
# France
# France

Marine Le Pen has been charged with misuse of European funds

Jun 30th 2017, 5:20 PM 12,719 Views 0 Comments

Le Pen faces claims her party illegally claimed millions of euros from the European Parliament to pay for France-based staff.

# european-parliament - Sunday 9 April, 2017

Irish MEPs criticised as term 'mompreneur' used in European Parliament
# Watch Your Language
# Watch Your Language

Irish MEPs criticised as term 'mompreneur' used in European Parliament

Apr 9th 2017, 8:15 PM 21,751 Views 47 Comments

The word appeared in legislation on women and their role in rural areas which was supported by two Fine Gael MEPs.

# european-parliament - Monday 3 April, 2017

New laws are coming in to cut 'food fraud' and prevent another horsemeat scandal
# Hold Your Horses
# Hold Your Horses

New laws are coming in to cut 'food fraud' and prevent another horsemeat scandal

Apr 3rd 2017, 10:58 AM 10,587 Views 16 Comments

But the EU plan stops short of replicating Ireland’s country-of-origin labelling system.

# european-parliament - Thursday 2 February, 2017

'He’s lying to you' - UK MEP explains why he held up sign behind Nigel Farage
# Look Behind You
# Look Behind You

'He’s lying to you' - UK MEP explains why he held up sign behind Nigel Farage

Feb 2nd 2017, 4:20 PM 27,786 Views 54 Comments

Seb Dance was caught on camera holding up the handwritten message behind Farage.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

New rules will allow you to use Netflix or Spotify unrestricted across the EU
# Portability
# Portability

New rules will allow you to use Netflix or Spotify unrestricted across the EU

Nov 30th 2016, 2:07 PM 20,006 Views 17 Comments

The measures were approved yesterday allowing “cross-border portability” of paid-for online content.

# european-parliament - Thursday 24 November, 2016

This Irish woman is in the running for the European Parliament presidency
# Mairead McGuinness
# Mairead McGuinness

This Irish woman is in the running for the European Parliament presidency

Nov 24th 2016, 10:58 AM 15,661 Views 56 Comments

McGuinness said that she hoped her gender doesn’t influence the decision either way, and that the position was by no means secured.

# european-parliament - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Call for more monitoring of super trawlers after dolphin deaths
# Irish Coast
# Irish Coast

Call for more monitoring of super trawlers after dolphin deaths

Sep 17th 2016, 3:08 PM 14,318 Views 37 Comments

Irish MEP Seán Kelly said people who break rules should be “dealt with”.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

MEPs laugh at Jean-Claude Juncker when he says Europe is fighting tax evasion
# Bite Of The Apple
# Bite Of The Apple

MEPs laugh at Jean-Claude Juncker when he says Europe is fighting tax evasion

Sep 14th 2016, 10:08 AM 20,906 Views 87 Comments

Earlier, Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes said: “Changing the rules, however appalling [they are], is not smart.”

# european-parliament - Monday 18 July, 2016

FactCheck: Is Luke 'Ming' Flanagan right about other Irish MEPs' poor record of attendance?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Luke 'Ming' Flanagan right about other Irish MEPs' poor record of attendance?

Jul 18th 2016, 6:15 AM 47,320 Views 67 Comments

The Independent MEP says he’s the only Irish member who regularly shows up for the Agriculture Committee. FactCheck puts that claim to the test.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

"Why are you here?" - An EU chief wasn't impressed with Nigel Farage today
# Farage-y Bargy
# Farage-y Bargy

"Why are you here?" - An EU chief wasn't impressed with Nigel Farage today

Jun 28th 2016, 10:41 AM 50,414 Views 217 Comments

“It’s a pleasure,” replied Nigel Farage.

# european-parliament - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Explainer: So what do the EU's new plans for online shopping mean for you?
# Geoblock Rockin'
# Geoblock Rockin'

Explainer: So what do the EU's new plans for online shopping mean for you?

May 26th 2016, 5:15 PM 21,898 Views 63 Comments

The aim is to ensure all EU citizens access the same services and prices, regardless of where they’re based.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Attendance by Irish MEPs in Euro Parliament hits six-year low
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

Attendance by Irish MEPs in Euro Parliament hits six-year low

May 11th 2016, 11:42 AM 12,679 Views 34 Comments

One Irish MEP was unable to attend plenary sessions in 2015 due to illness.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Irish MEP left behind in Dublin Airport by Lufthansa
# DONT LUFT ME THIS WAY
# DONT LUFT ME THIS WAY

Irish MEP left behind in Dublin Airport by Lufthansa

May 10th 2016, 1:57 PM 45,537 Views 118 Comments

Seán Kelly had been booked on the flight and had paid for his ticket well in advance. And he’s not happy with what happened…

# european-parliament - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Egypt government rejects UN mistreatment claim in Halawa case
# Growing Pressure
# Growing Pressure

Egypt government rejects UN mistreatment claim in Halawa case

Apr 28th 2016, 10:38 AM 13,612 Views 83 Comments

The organisation made a number of claims in a letter sent last year.