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# 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 47,326 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 50,513 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 21,899 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 12,684 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 45,554 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 13,617 Views 83 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 36,534 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 20,181 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 14,632 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 32,830 Views 148 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 20,967 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 18,920 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 14,079 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 26,106 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 12,436 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 10,425 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 16,254 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 12,189 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 33,133 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 7,142 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 16,725 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 11,477 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 5,866 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 7,397 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 9,795 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 4,606 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 15,770 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 48,689 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 5,271 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 46 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 14,415 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 12,475 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 11,050 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 9,106 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 95 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 5,877 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.