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# european-parliament - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

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 5,893 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 7,404 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 9,797 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 4,612 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 15,771 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 48,695 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 5,274 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 51 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 14,421 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 12,478 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 11,068 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 9,110 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 14,239 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 98 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 5,880 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 12,021 Views 40 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 89 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 6,968 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 10,965 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 19,417 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 10,192 Views 67 Comments

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

# european-parliament - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Emer Costello all but concedes: 'Sometimes the wind isn't with you and it wasn't with us on this occasion'
# I'm Out
# I'm Out

Emer Costello all but concedes: 'Sometimes the wind isn't with you and it wasn't with us on this occasion'

May 25th 2014, 7:15 PM 14,881 Views 70 Comments

The Labour MEP is set to lose her seat in the capital.

'We've been waiting for 100 years for someone to come and save us' - Ming calls for political change
# Midlands-North-West
# Midlands-North-West

'We've been waiting for 100 years for someone to come and save us' - Ming calls for political change

May 25th 2014, 4:51 PM 28,288 Views 86 Comments

Flanagan is expected to secure one of four European seats in the 15-county Midlands North West constituency.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

European candidates asked about abortion legislation... here's what they said
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

European candidates asked about abortion legislation... here's what they said

May 21st 2014, 3:07 PM 14,243 Views 300 Comments

The Life Insitute put a number of questions to a range of candidates – 10 answered.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Everything you need to know about the European Parliament but were afraid to ask
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Everything you need to know about the European Parliament but were afraid to ask

May 20th 2014, 9:15 PM 14,794 Views 20 Comments

Don’t know your EPP from your elbow? We’ve got you covered.

# european-parliament - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Anti-Islamic, anti-EU, anti-immigration: The Dutch far-right leader who looks set to gain in European elections
# Geert Wilders
# Geert Wilders

Anti-Islamic, anti-EU, anti-immigration: The Dutch far-right leader who looks set to gain in European elections

May 18th 2014, 10:15 AM 15,426 Views 191 Comments

Geert Wilders’s Party for Freedom is currently coming third in opinion polls ahead of the elections this month.

From bikinis to Nazi relatives, the weird ways our continental cousins are campaigning...
# Eurotrash
# Eurotrash

From bikinis to Nazi relatives, the weird ways our continental cousins are campaigning...

May 18th 2014, 8:45 AM 11,764 Views 7 Comments

They’re a crazy bunch on that mainland.

# european-parliament - Saturday 17 May, 2014

This Irish woman's running as an MEP in London but says she has your interests at heart
# European Elections
# European Elections

This Irish woman's running as an MEP in London but says she has your interests at heart

May 17th 2014, 8:45 AM 11,066 Views 28 Comments

NoelleAnne O’Sullivan’s focus is on Irish workers and businesses in London and she believes a British exit from the EU could have serious consequences for Ireland and for the Peace Process.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Eamon Gilmore will be hoping Europe's top MEP can ease his Labour pains
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Eamon Gilmore will be hoping Europe's top MEP can ease his Labour pains

Apr 29th 2014, 8:06 AM 5,713 Views 69 Comments

It’s been a tough 24 hours for the Tánaiste but he has a big visitor today.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

It could be the beginning of the end for brick-shaped lorry cabs...
# On The Road
# On The Road

It could be the beginning of the end for brick-shaped lorry cabs...

Apr 16th 2014, 9:07 AM 18,802 Views 48 Comments

Curved cabs could be on the way in.

# european-parliament - Saturday 5 April, 2014

FG's young 'policy wonk' wants to trade a seat in the Dáil for one in Europe. Here's why:
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

FG's young 'policy wonk' wants to trade a seat in the Dáil for one in Europe. Here's why:

Apr 5th 2014, 5:05 PM 12,618 Views 51 Comments

Just over three years into his first stint as a TD, Simon Harris has his eyes on Brussels.

Banking corruption and injustice - the focus of Tom Darcy's European campaign
# European Elections
# European Elections

Banking corruption and injustice - the focus of Tom Darcy's European campaign

Apr 5th 2014, 8:45 AM 12,507 Views 73 Comments

The former property developer is running as a candidate in Dublin for Direct Democracy Ireland.

# european-parliament - Thursday 3 April, 2014

EP votes in favour of net neutrality laws and to end roaming charges
# Net Neutrality
# Net Neutrality

EP votes in favour of net neutrality laws and to end roaming charges

Apr 3rd 2014, 12:13 PM 5,032 Views 23 Comments

The new legislation prevents internet service providers (ISPs) from giving preferential treatment to its own services and from blocking other services that may compete against their own offerings.

# european-parliament - Sunday 23 March, 2014

'I rely on guys with vans and ladders': Marian Harkin on running as an Independent
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

'I rely on guys with vans and ladders': Marian Harkin on running as an Independent

Mar 23rd 2014, 10:30 AM 8,967 Views 31 Comments

The two-time MEP said Ireland “can’t keep relying on” foreign direct investment and must do more to support SMEs and farmers.

# european-parliament - Saturday 22 March, 2014

'Ludicrous': Pat 'The Cope' Gallagher dismisses Sinn Féin attack over Trichet letter vote
# Error
# Error

'Ludicrous': Pat 'The Cope' Gallagher dismisses Sinn Féin attack over Trichet letter vote

Mar 22nd 2014, 8:10 AM 9,709 Views 114 Comments

Sinn Féin MEP candidate Matt Carthy said that the odds of three votes being incorrect due to a technical fault were ‘astronomical’.

# european-parliament - Saturday 15 March, 2014

2010 ECB letter to Lenihan could finally be made public
# Bailout
# Bailout

2010 ECB letter to Lenihan could finally be made public

Mar 15th 2014, 2:31 PM 14,049 Views 76 Comments

The European Parliament has voted in favour of a motion calling for the publishing of the letter.

# european-parliament - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Soon, you could have just one charger for all your devices
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

Soon, you could have just one charger for all your devices

Mar 13th 2014, 1:39 PM 20,396 Views 97 Comments

“Have a charger?” “Yes, it’s an iPhone 4 though.” Damn.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

MEPs slam the rejection of gender equality report
# True Colours
# True Colours

MEPs slam the rejection of gender equality report

Mar 11th 2014, 8:08 PM 8,232 Views 89 Comments

The report gave recommendations on how to tackle inequality between men and women in the EU.

'Ming' Flanagan will tell us if he is running for Europe after St Patrick's Day
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

'Ming' Flanagan will tell us if he is running for Europe after St Patrick's Day

Mar 11th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,257 Views 47 Comments

The independent TD is not playing down rumours that he will run for the European Parliament in Midlands North-West.