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# european-parliament - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

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 26,413 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 6,601 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 15,424 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 11,099 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 73,894 Views 124 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 21,320 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 25,359 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 35,211 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 50,486 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 79,391 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 13,239 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 13,946 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 26,027 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 61,715 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 72,142 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 14,472 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 21,956 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 19,448 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 11,187 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 10,611 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 28,181 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 11,119 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 10,979 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 17,715 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 12,724 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 21,754 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 10,610 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 27,802 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 20,014 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 15,665 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 14,321 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 20,936 Views 87 Comments

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