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# 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.

# 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 22,465 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 28,186 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 11,123 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 10,981 Views 43 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 17,744 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 20,170 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 12,729 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 21,763 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 10,641 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 27,812 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 20,021 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 15,681 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 14,334 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 20,943 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 47,337 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 50,520 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 21,920 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 12,690 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 45,561 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 13,623 Views 82 Comments

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

# european-parliament - Saturday 19 December, 2015

Egypt rejects call to release Ibrahim Halawa as trial postponed again
# Cairo
# Cairo

Egypt rejects call to release Ibrahim Halawa as trial postponed again

Dec 19th 2015, 12:24 PM 36,538 Views 276 Comments

In a harsh statement, Cairo also called on the European body to reconsider its approach to similar cases in the future.

# european-parliament - Thursday 17 December, 2015

European Parliament passes resolution calling for immediate release of Ibrahim Halawa
# Ibrahim Halawa
# Ibrahim Halawa

European Parliament passes resolution calling for immediate release of Ibrahim Halawa

Dec 17th 2015, 12:05 PM 20,184 Views 274 Comments

MEPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of the resolution.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Two right-wing MEPs have been suspended for making Nazi salutes
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

Two right-wing MEPs have been suspended for making Nazi salutes

Oct 27th 2015, 10:53 PM 14,638 Views 59 Comments

The men have been suspended for 10 days but will still be allowed to vote.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

Is Sinn Féin now in favour of water charges?
# Reverse Ferret
# Reverse Ferret

Is Sinn Féin now in favour of water charges?

Sep 8th 2015, 5:26 PM 32,845 Views 144 Comments

Fine Gael says a vote in the European Parliament means Sinn Féin is now in favour of water charges, but the reality is somewhat different.

# european-parliament - Friday 17 July, 2015

'Thuggery disguised as protest': Why are so many people against Uber?
# Carpooling
# Carpooling

'Thuggery disguised as protest': Why are so many people against Uber?

Jul 17th 2015, 6:05 AM 21,042 Views 49 Comments

Several European countries have tried to ban the app, but where does Ireland stand?

# european-parliament - Saturday 13 June, 2015

Here's why having Irish gives you a big leg up in grabbing a €52k EU job
# Léigh Anois Go Curamach
# Léigh Anois Go Curamach

Here's why having Irish gives you a big leg up in grabbing a €52k EU job

Jun 13th 2015, 9:45 AM 18,935 Views 26 Comments

It’s ten years since Irish was made an official language of the EU.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Fine Gael MEPs have been compared to fascists
# Ttipping Point
# Ttipping Point

Fine Gael MEPs have been compared to fascists

Jun 10th 2015, 4:38 PM 14,085 Views 114 Comments

Flanagan didn’t hold back in his criticism.

Left-wing campaigners are derailing a US free-trade deal for 'political reasons': Hayes
# Stars And Gripes
# Stars And Gripes

Left-wing campaigners are derailing a US free-trade deal for 'political reasons': Hayes

Jun 10th 2015, 2:47 PM 26,107 Views 151 Comments

Debate on the so-called TTIP was suspended this morning amid angry scenes.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Former GAA president says FAI should give back the €5 million
# Henry Handball
# Henry Handball

Former GAA president says FAI should give back the €5 million

Jun 9th 2015, 3:00 PM 12,441 Views 67 Comments

…and then Fifa should hand it over to us again as a legitimate grant.

# european-parliament - Saturday 30 May, 2015

Ireland and the UK should double team the EU on tax
# Opinion
# Opinion

Ireland and the UK should double team the EU on tax

May 30th 2015, 8:00 AM 24 Views 48 Comments

Eurocrats are gearing up, once again, to meddle with our corporate tax rate. We should take a leaf out of our neighbour’s book and demand better.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Resistance to antibiotics could be causing unnecessary deaths in Ireland
# Marian Harkin
# Marian Harkin

Resistance to antibiotics could be causing unnecessary deaths in Ireland

May 20th 2015, 6:28 PM 10,427 Views 23 Comments

An Irish MEP has proposed that the use of the antibiotics without prescription be banned.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Irish MEP's have one of the lowest attendance rates in the EU
# Roll Call
# Roll Call

Irish MEP's have one of the lowest attendance rates in the EU

May 5th 2015, 8:13 PM 16,259 Views 37 Comments

They’ve also been making fewer speeches and asking fewer questions.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Have you heard about Europe's multi-million euro travelling circus?
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

Have you heard about Europe's multi-million euro travelling circus?

Apr 29th 2015, 8:00 PM 12,191 Views 23 Comments

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes on the ‘disgraceful’ moving of the European Parliament to Strasbourg once a month, every month.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Poll: Would you pay extra to know where your food came from?
# Paddock To Plate
# Paddock To Plate

Poll: Would you pay extra to know where your food came from?

Feb 25th 2015, 4:30 PM 11,708 Views 32 Comments

Most people want better labelling on country-of-origin, but that change could come at a price.

# european-parliament - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Speeding tourists won't be able to escape penalties under new law
# Slow Down
# Slow Down

Speeding tourists won't be able to escape penalties under new law

Feb 12th 2015, 6:05 PM 33,157 Views 39 Comments

The European Parliament has passed legislation to allow police forces in different Member States to share data.

# european-parliament - Monday 2 February, 2015

European Parliament evacuated after bomb alert
# Belgium
# Belgium

European Parliament evacuated after bomb alert

Feb 2nd 2015, 1:07 PM 7,148 Views 23 Comments

The scene has now been declared safe.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Ming is on a 'bad list' with a Nazi supporter ... and he's not impressed
# Excuse Me
# Excuse Me

Ming is on a 'bad list' with a Nazi supporter ... and he's not impressed

Dec 16th 2014, 1:35 PM 16,742 Views 46 Comments

The Irish politician features on a list dubbed the ‘most embarrassing MEPs’.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Irish MEPs were very excited about the Pope's visit this morning
# Totally Stoked
# Totally Stoked

Irish MEPs were very excited about the Pope's visit this morning

Nov 25th 2014, 11:53 AM 11,485 Views 58 Comments

Pope Francis has made a speech in the European Parliament this morning