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# 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 36,534 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 20,171 Views 273 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 14,625 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 32,815 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 20,954 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 18,909 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 14,076 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 26,105 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 12,433 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 22 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 10,424 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 16,249 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 12,183 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 11,707 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 33,091 Views 38 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 7,133 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 16,720 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 11,475 Views 58 Comments

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

He won't have to face Ian Paisley, but Pope Francis will speak to EU politicians today
# Back In The Habit
# Back In The Habit

He won't have to face Ian Paisley, but Pope Francis will speak to EU politicians today

Nov 25th 2014, 7:31 AM 5,817 Views 16 Comments

Francis’s visit is the first by a Pontiff since 1988 when Paisley was ejected for heckling.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Sorry Ireland, Draghi says the ECB won't be fronting the banking inquiry
# No Show
# No Show

Sorry Ireland, Draghi says the ECB won't be fronting the banking inquiry

Nov 18th 2014, 10:57 AM 7,393 Views 46 Comments

The central bank has been accused of treating Ireland with disdain.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Nessa Childers says the legal, er, 'situation' between her and Phil Hogan is over
# That's That Then
# That's That Then

Nessa Childers says the legal, er, 'situation' between her and Phil Hogan is over

Oct 21st 2014, 5:37 PM 9,788 Views 16 Comments

Hogan sent legal letters to the MEP last month.

This guy is warning all sides in the North to refrain from 'dangerous mutual provocation'
# Peace
# Peace

This guy is warning all sides in the North to refrain from 'dangerous mutual provocation'

Oct 21st 2014, 10:43 AM 4,602 Views 13 Comments

He said the European Parliament is willing to act as an ‘honest broker’ to support the peace process.

# european-parliament - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Nigel Farage's Eurosceptic EU parliament group has collapsed
# Efdd
# Efdd

Nigel Farage's Eurosceptic EU parliament group has collapsed

Oct 16th 2014, 5:34 PM 15,762 Views 79 Comments

It puts UKIP at risk of losing millions of euros in funding from Brussels.

# european-parliament - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Laughter and applause for Phil Hogan, as Sinn Féin challenge falls flat
# Good Hearing
# Good Hearing

Laughter and applause for Phil Hogan, as Sinn Féin challenge falls flat

Oct 2nd 2014, 9:30 PM 48,675 Views 236 Comments

Big Phil’s anticipated ‘Big Grilling’ failed to materialise at the EU Parliament this morning, and the agriculture committee has now voted to back him as commissioner.

# european-parliament - Monday 15 September, 2014

Fianna Fáil and Labour spent €1.1m on EU elections and they've no MEPs to show for it
# Big Spenders
# Big Spenders

Fianna Fáil and Labour spent €1.1m on EU elections and they've no MEPs to show for it

Sep 15th 2014, 6:43 PM 5,266 Views 27 Comments

Neither topped the spending charts though.

# european-parliament - Monday 11 August, 2014

Video: Would you eat meat from the offspring of clones?
# Send In The Clones
# Send In The Clones

Video: Would you eat meat from the offspring of clones?

Aug 11th 2014, 8:00 PM 43 Views 35 Comments

Good sense or Frankenfood? The issue is coming up for debate again in Europe.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

It's the first day of the new European Parliament and these Irish MEPs were really excited
# Selfie Central
# Selfie Central

It's the first day of the new European Parliament and these Irish MEPs were really excited

Jul 1st 2014, 3:45 PM 14,414 Views 26 Comments

It’s all happening in Strasbourg…

# european-parliament - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Pro-family and anti-immigration: Who are Brian Crowley's new mates?
# EUROSCEPTICS
# EUROSCEPTICS

Pro-family and anti-immigration: Who are Brian Crowley's new mates?

Jun 24th 2014, 11:01 AM 12,470 Views 82 Comments

They’re Brian Crowley’s new European bedfellows, but what do they stand for?

# european-parliament - Monday 23 June, 2014

Fianna Fáil says Brian Cowley's move to Eurosceptic group is 'unacceptable'
# Shift Right
# Shift Right

Fianna Fáil says Brian Cowley's move to Eurosceptic group is 'unacceptable'

Jun 23rd 2014, 12:40 PM 11,035 Views 77 Comments

Brian Crowley has switched to the European Conservatives and Reformists, a grouping that includes many right-wing parties including the British Conservatives.

# european-parliament - Sunday 22 June, 2014

'I've a job to do here': Enda rules out top EU role... again
# I'm Out
# I'm Out

'I've a job to do here': Enda rules out top EU role... again

Jun 22nd 2014, 6:56 PM 9,104 Views 77 Comments

The Taoiseach said he expects Jean-Claude Juncker to become the next president of the European Commission, but David Cameron is trying to block this from happening.

# european-parliament - Monday 16 June, 2014

Ming and Hayes may be off to Brussels, but they're going without pay for two months
# Tough Break
# Tough Break

Ming and Hayes may be off to Brussels, but they're going without pay for two months

Jun 16th 2014, 7:15 AM 14,231 Views 38 Comments

Luke Ming Flanagan and Brian Hayes automatically vacated their Dáil seats last month and won’t officially become MEPs into July.

# european-parliament - Friday 13 June, 2014

Opinion: Jean-Claude who? Juncker and the the turf war gripping Europe
# Brian Hayes
# Brian Hayes

Opinion: Jean-Claude who? Juncker and the the turf war gripping Europe

Jun 13th 2014, 1:00 PM 91 Views 186 Comments

The former prime minister of Luxembourg is part of a developing crisis that threatens to be one of the greatest faced by the European Union.

# european-parliament - Saturday 7 June, 2014

One million tweets: Here's how social media was used to encourage people to vote
# European Elections
# European Elections

One million tweets: Here's how social media was used to encourage people to vote

Jun 7th 2014, 8:45 AM 5,873 Views 3 Comments

One in five potential voters were reached by Facebook’s “I voted” button which was shared more than 2.7 million times.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Brian Hayes: I'll work with Ming, I look forward to working with him
# Best Of Friends
# Best Of Friends

Brian Hayes: I'll work with Ming, I look forward to working with him

May 27th 2014, 2:45 PM 12,018 Views 41 Comments

The newly-elected Fine Gael MEP is at opposite end of the political spectrum to the new MEP for Midlands North-West.

Opinion: What does the rise of anti-EU MEPs mean for European politics?
# EU
# EU

Opinion: What does the rise of anti-EU MEPs mean for European politics?

May 27th 2014, 1:00 PM 86 Views 72 Comments

For small member states like Ireland, the change in Parliament will bring many challenges…

State of Play: Just 6 seats to be filled in local elections
# Elections 2014
# Elections 2014

State of Play: Just 6 seats to be filled in local elections

May 27th 2014, 7:51 AM 6,966 Views 9 Comments

Who’s in? Who’s out? Who has to wait?

# european-parliament - Monday 26 May, 2014

Angela Merkel: The rise of populist parties is remarkable and regrettable
# Elections 2014
# Elections 2014

Angela Merkel: The rise of populist parties is remarkable and regrettable

May 26th 2014, 3:30 PM 10,958 Views 82 Comments

But she is happy today with her own party wins.

The gloves are off: Socialists slam Brid Smith for splitting Dublin vote
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

The gloves are off: Socialists slam Brid Smith for splitting Dublin vote

May 26th 2014, 6:20 AM 19,396 Views 68 Comments

Socialist MEP Paul Murphy lost his seat tonight but told reporters we haven’t seen the last of him yet…

UKIP on clear lead in Britain as Eurosceptics clear up across EU
# Euros Roundup
# Euros Roundup

UKIP on clear lead in Britain as Eurosceptics clear up across EU

May 26th 2014, 1:52 AM 10,187 Views 67 Comments

Nigel Farage spoke of a “political earthquake” – and here’s how the other EU results are shaping up.