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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# European Parliament

All time
# léigh anois go curamach
Here's why having Irish gives you a big leg up in grabbing a €52k EU job
It’s ten years since Irish was made an official language of the EU.
# ttipping point
Fine Gael MEPs have been compared to fascists
Flanagan didn’t hold back in his criticism.
# stars and gripes
Left-wing campaigners are derailing a US free-trade deal for 'political reasons': Hayes
Debate on the so-called TTIP was suspended this morning amid angry scenes.
# Henry Handball
Former GAA president says FAI should give back the €5 million
…and then Fifa should hand it over to us again as a legitimate grant.
Ireland and the UK should double team the EU on tax
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.
# Marian Harkin
Resistance to antibiotics could be causing unnecessary deaths in Ireland
An Irish MEP has proposed that the use of the antibiotics without prescription be banned.
# Roll Call
Irish MEP's have one of the lowest attendance rates in the EU
They’ve also been making fewer speeches and asking fewer questions.
# European Parliament
Have you heard about Europe's multi-million euro travelling circus?
Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes on the ‘disgraceful’ moving of the European Parliament to Strasbourg once a month, every month.
# paddock to plate
Poll: Would you pay extra to know where your food came from?
Most people want better labelling on country-of-origin, but that change could come at a price.
# slow down
Speeding tourists won't be able to escape penalties under new law
The European Parliament has passed legislation to allow police forces in different Member States to share data.
# Belgium
European Parliament evacuated after bomb alert
The scene has now been declared safe.
# excuse me
Ming is on a 'bad list' with a Nazi supporter ... and he's not impressed
The Irish politician features on a list dubbed the ‘most embarrassing MEPs’.
# Totally stoked
Irish MEPs were very excited about the Pope's visit this morning
Pope Francis has made a speech in the European Parliament this morning
# back in the habit
He won't have to face Ian Paisley, but Pope Francis will speak to EU politicians today
Francis’s visit is the first by a Pontiff since 1988 when Paisley was ejected for heckling.
# No Show
Sorry Ireland, Draghi says the ECB won't be fronting the banking inquiry
The central bank has been accused of treating Ireland with disdain.
# that's that then
Nessa Childers says the legal, er, 'situation' between her and Phil Hogan is over
Hogan sent legal letters to the MEP last month.
# Peace
This guy is warning all sides in the North to refrain from 'dangerous mutual provocation'
He said the European Parliament is willing to act as an ‘honest broker’ to support the peace process.
# efdd
Nigel Farage's Eurosceptic EU parliament group has collapsed
It puts UKIP at risk of losing millions of euros in funding from Brussels.
# good hearing
Laughter and applause for Phil Hogan, as Sinn Féin challenge falls flat
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.
# big spenders
Fianna Fáil and Labour spent €1.1m on EU elections and they've no MEPs to show for it
Neither topped the spending charts though.
Video: Would you eat meat from the offspring of clones?
Good sense or Frankenfood? The issue is coming up for debate again in Europe.
# Selfie central
It's the first day of the new European Parliament and these Irish MEPs were really excited
It’s all happening in Strasbourg…
Pro-family and anti-immigration: Who are Brian Crowley's new mates?
They’re Brian Crowley’s new European bedfellows, but what do they stand for?
# Shift right
Fianna Fáil says Brian Cowley's move to Eurosceptic group is 'unacceptable'
Brian Crowley has switched to the European Conservatives and Reformists, a grouping that includes many right-wing parties including the British Conservatives.
# I'm out
'I've a job to do here': Enda rules out top EU role... again
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.
# tough break
Ming and Hayes may be off to Brussels, but they're going without pay for two months
Luke Ming Flanagan and Brian Hayes automatically vacated their Dáil seats last month and won’t officially become MEPs into July.
Opinion: Jean-Claude who? Juncker and the the turf war gripping Europe
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 elections
One million tweets: Here's how social media was used to encourage people to vote
One in five potential voters were reached by Facebook’s “I voted” button which was shared more than 2.7 million times.
# Best of Friends
Brian Hayes: I'll work with Ming, I look forward to working with him
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?
For small member states like Ireland, the change in Parliament will bring many challenges…
# Elections 2014
State of Play: Just 6 seats to be filled in local elections
Who’s in? Who’s out? Who has to wait?
# Elections 2014
Angela Merkel: The rise of populist parties is remarkable and regrettable
But she is happy today with her own party wins.
# Election 2014
The gloves are off: Socialists slam Brid Smith for splitting Dublin vote
Socialist MEP Paul Murphy lost his seat tonight but told reporters we haven’t seen the last of him yet…
# Euros roundup
UKIP on clear lead in Britain as Eurosceptics clear up across EU
Nigel Farage spoke of a “political earthquake” – and here’s how the other EU results are shaping up.
# I'm out
Emer Costello all but concedes: 'Sometimes the wind isn't with you and it wasn't with us on this occasion'
The Labour MEP is set to lose her seat in the capital.
# Midlands-North-West
'We've been waiting for 100 years for someone to come and save us' - Ming calls for political change
Flanagan is expected to secure one of four European seats in the 15-county Midlands North West constituency.
# Election 2014
European candidates asked about abortion legislation... here's what they said
The Life Insitute put a number of questions to a range of candidates – 10 answered.
# Election 2014
Everything you need to know about the European Parliament but were afraid to ask
Don’t know your EPP from your elbow? We’ve got you covered.
# Geert Wilders
Anti-Islamic, anti-EU, anti-immigration: The Dutch far-right leader who looks set to gain in European elections
Geert Wilders’s Party for Freedom is currently coming third in opinion polls ahead of the elections this month.