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# 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 34,131 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 21,934 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 94,847 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 58,787 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 72,925 Views 101 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 18,662 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 20,882 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 20,446 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 53,765 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 23,789 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 68,734 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 26,903 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 15,860 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 62,532 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 26,441 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 6,606 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 15,425 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 11,105 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 73,902 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 21,321 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 16,915 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 25,371 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 51,405 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 35,218 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 50,502 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 79,402 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 13,249 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 13,951 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 14,134 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 26,155 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 15,273 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 61,721 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 72,148 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 14,481 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 21,972 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 19,451 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 19,509 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 13,962 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 11,197 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 10,617 Views 24 Comments

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