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# european-parliament - Monday 8 April, 2013

MEPs call for removal of asbestos from all public buildings
# Asbestos
# Asbestos

MEPs call for removal of asbestos from all public buildings

Apr 8th 2013, 6:55 AM 3,806 Views 12 Comments

If passed in parliament, a new report would also see member states required to provide increased protection and training for workers.

# european-parliament - Saturday 6 April, 2013

'I couldn't have gone on' - Nessa Childers on trying to 'save the Labour party'
# Labour
# Labour

'I couldn't have gone on' - Nessa Childers on trying to 'save the Labour party'

Apr 6th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,478 Views 55 Comments

The MEP will address a meeting of the Campaign for Labour Policies group in Dublin today which is likely to hear plenty of criticism of the junior coalition party.

# european-parliament - Friday 5 April, 2013

Column: Nessa Childers said what many ordinary Labour members really think about the government
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Nessa Childers said what many ordinary Labour members really think about the government

Apr 5th 2013, 7:30 PM 59 Views 49 Comments

Eamon Gilmore will have one less Christmas card to write now – but if Labour took its MEPs seriously, this may never have happened, writes Nessa Childers’ former parliamentary assistant Ciara Galvin.

# european-parliament - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Varadkar comments on childcare a 'throwback to the 19th century'
# Childcare
# Childcare

Varadkar comments on childcare a 'throwback to the 19th century'

Mar 28th 2013, 7:03 PM 10,675 Views 104 Comments

The Transport Minister said earlier this week that women would have to quit their jobs if they earned less than the childcare expenses.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Ballyhea protestors in Brussels to meet MEPs from economics committee
# Ballyhea
# Ballyhea

Ballyhea protestors in Brussels to meet MEPs from economics committee

Mar 27th 2013, 1:53 PM 4,635 Views 30 Comments

The protestors – who have held weekly marches opposing the bailout – want help getting a meeting with the ECB.

# european-parliament - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Merkel ally admits European authorities underestimated Cyprus 'mess'
# Cyprus
# Cyprus

Merkel ally admits European authorities underestimated Cyprus 'mess'

Mar 23rd 2013, 4:30 PM 6,517 Views 43 Comments

Elmar Brok, the chair of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, has admitted he can foresee a situation where Cyprus could exit the single currency and said that authorities underestimated the current situation there.

Do you know where these photos of the 1984 European elections were taken?
# Mystery
# Mystery

Do you know where these photos of the 1984 European elections were taken?

Mar 23rd 2013, 9:45 AM 11,842 Views 38 Comments

Do you recognise that school? Did you grow up on that street? Is that your ma?

Van Turnhout in discussions with Fine Gael over filling Mitchell's MEP seat
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Van Turnhout in discussions with Fine Gael over filling Mitchell's MEP seat

Mar 23rd 2013, 7:30 AM 5,675 Views 17 Comments

TheJournal.ie has learned that the senator is in discussions over the possibility of joining Fine Gael and running for the seat being vacated by Gay Mitchell next year.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Agreement reached on CAP reform
# Farming
# Farming

Agreement reached on CAP reform

Mar 20th 2013, 7:15 AM 5,681 Views 18 Comments

European agriculture ministers accepted the package tabled by Ireland’s Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney late last night.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

Ireland leads deal with European Parliament on new banking watchdog
# Banking Union
# Banking Union

Ireland leads deal with European Parliament on new banking watchdog

Mar 19th 2013, 3:35 PM 4,409 Views 48 Comments

The deal with the parliament means that MEPs will now get the ability to pick the leaders of the supervisory board.

# european-parliament - Sunday 17 March, 2013

Senators, rebel TD and Dublin Mayor in running for Mitchell's MEP seat
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Senators, rebel TD and Dublin Mayor in running for Mitchell's MEP seat

Mar 17th 2013, 3:44 PM 7,721 Views 43 Comments

Former world champion runner Eamonn Coghlan is among the favourites to run for Fine Gael in Dublin in next year’s European elections but there are others in contention…

MEP opposes EU commissioner's call for elimination of State aid
# State Aid
# State Aid

MEP opposes EU commissioner's call for elimination of State aid

Mar 17th 2013, 8:00 AM 4,850 Views 10 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Pat the Cope Gallagher said parts of Ireland would not have any industry if it wasn’t for the procurement of State aid.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

MEPs shoot down leaders' proposals for seven-year EU budget
# EU Budget
# EU Budget

MEPs shoot down leaders' proposals for seven-year EU budget

Mar 13th 2013, 12:44 PM 2,474 Views 2 Comments

The budget for 2014 to 2020 was comprehensively beaten in a vote by MEPs, whose president Martin Schulz welcomed the vote.

European Parliament approves plan to cut Ireland from 12 MEPs to 11
# European Elections
# European Elections

European Parliament approves plan to cut Ireland from 12 MEPs to 11

Mar 13th 2013, 12:10 PM 4,469 Views 21 Comments

Members voted by 536 to 111 to reallocate the number of seats to individual countries, to make room for Croatia.

# european-parliament - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Barroso: 'We can see light at the end of the tunnel'
# Austerity
# Austerity

Barroso: 'We can see light at the end of the tunnel'

Feb 28th 2013, 4:20 PM 3,350 Views 62 Comments

The President of the European Parliament affirms, however, that MEPs will probably not pass the EU’s draft seven-year Budget.

# european-parliament - Monday 25 February, 2013

James Reilly pledges to tackle smoking problem in Europe
# Smoking
# Smoking

James Reilly pledges to tackle smoking problem in Europe

Feb 25th 2013, 6:36 PM 7,771 Views 63 Comments

Most MEPs agreed that regluation was needed, though some said they were worried about the fiscal impact and an increase in the illegal cigarette trade.

# european-parliament - Saturday 23 February, 2013

How will constituencies change now that Ireland’s losing an MEP?
# Man Down
# Man Down

How will constituencies change now that Ireland’s losing an MEP?

Feb 23rd 2013, 8:00 AM 8,299 Views 22 Comments

Ireland’s representation in the European Parliament will be one person fewer next year. So who’ll get cut?

# european-parliament - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Irish Presidency secures EU agreement on domestic violence protection order
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Irish Presidency secures EU agreement on domestic violence protection order

Feb 20th 2013, 7:56 AM 2,682 Views 9 Comments

The agreement will ensure that a civil protection order, such as a barring order for domestic violence, can still be enforced if the victim travels or moves country.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Ireland loses one MEP to make room for Croatia in EU
# Man Down
# Man Down

Ireland loses one MEP to make room for Croatia in EU

Feb 19th 2013, 6:05 PM 5,348 Views 34 Comments

The Lisbon Treaty limits the size of the European Parliament – and MEPs have backed plans to cut back on Irish MEPs.

# european-parliament - Friday 8 February, 2013

Enda Kenny Doing His Signature Move Pic of the Day
# Pic Of The Day
# Pic Of The Day

Enda Kenny Doing His Signature Move Pic of the Day

Feb 8th 2013, 4:21 PM 13,726 Views 91 Comments

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# european-parliament - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

Report shows Ireland facilitated CIA rendition programme
# Rendition
# Rendition

Report shows Ireland facilitated CIA rendition programme

Feb 5th 2013, 9:55 AM 10,027 Views 87 Comments

The report indicates that flights involved in the transportation of some high profile detainees are suspected of having refueled at Shannon.

# european-parliament - Sunday 3 February, 2013

Childers calls for Irish PR firms to declare tobacco clients
# Tobacco
# Tobacco

Childers calls for Irish PR firms to declare tobacco clients

Feb 3rd 2013, 1:34 PM 7,410 Views 27 Comments

Childers said clients should be aware of certain Irish PR firms, which she claimed were “representing the tobacco industry and not being open and transparent about it”.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

EU delegation to visit Shannon estuary on environmental hazards probe
# Environment
# Environment

EU delegation to visit Shannon estuary on environmental hazards probe

Jan 29th 2013, 6:55 AM 5,287 Views 5 Comments

The fact-finding mission this coming September is a response to complaints in relation to Aughinish Alumina plant and plans for a liquefied natural gas terminal.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Varadkar: Ireland needs to be "wiser" about investment in transport
# Transport
# Transport

Varadkar: Ireland needs to be "wiser" about investment in transport

Jan 23rd 2013, 11:18 AM 4,439 Views 36 Comments

Ireland is not in a position to invest financially in transport like it was in the past – so it needs to be wiser about how it does invest, says the Minster for Transport.

# european-parliament - Friday 18 January, 2013

UPDATE: Aviation source criticises Ryanair’s baggage policy
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

UPDATE: Aviation source criticises Ryanair’s baggage policy

Jan 18th 2013, 4:49 PM 23,067 Views 79 Comments

The airline said its one bag rule was necessary for safety reasons but has now confirmed that passengers in some airports are allowed a second bag.

Poll: Should the EU introduce common rules for airlines on hand luggage?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the EU introduce common rules for airlines on hand luggage?

Jan 18th 2013, 10:00 AM 7,589 Views 66 Comments

Yesterday MEPs called for regulation of hand luggage charges to protect consumers from being exploited by airlines. Do you think the EU should introduce common rules?

MEPs urge Commission to draft rules for carry-on luggage
# Hand Luggage
# Hand Luggage

MEPs urge Commission to draft rules for carry-on luggage

Jan 18th 2013, 7:30 AM 10,258 Views 38 Comments

British MEP Brian Simpson described the add on charges imposed by airlines as “a cancer”.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

European Parliament introduces tougher credit rating rules
# Credit Ratings
# Credit Ratings

European Parliament introduces tougher credit rating rules

Jan 16th 2013, 5:06 PM 4,983 Views 20 Comments

Parliament voted in favour of the legislation today in a bid to improve the stability of financial markets.

Kenny: Irish have borne weight of bank debt with "courage, patience and dignity"
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

Kenny: Irish have borne weight of bank debt with "courage, patience and dignity"

Jan 16th 2013, 12:27 PM 8,634 Views 180 Comments

The Taoiseach said that Ireland is “taking steps on the road to recovery”, while speaking at the European Parliament today.

# european-parliament - Monday 14 January, 2013

Austrian MEP gets four years in jail over bribery sting
# Austria
# Austria

Austrian MEP gets four years in jail over bribery sting

Jan 14th 2013, 4:19 PM 6,275 Views 29 Comments

Sunday Times journalists filmed Ernst Strasser offering to change EU laws on behalf of a fake company for an annual fee.

# european-parliament - Friday 11 January, 2013

New guidelines reduce maximum donations to political parties
# Donations
# Donations

New guidelines reduce maximum donations to political parties

Jan 11th 2013, 10:30 AM 6,392 Views 36 Comments

The guidelines also address corporate donations to parties and include strict rules on transparency.

# european-parliament - Thursday 20 December, 2012

ACTA is dead: EU abandons referral to top court for ruling
# Acta
# Acta

ACTA is dead: EU abandons referral to top court for ruling

Dec 20th 2012, 8:49 AM 40,538 Views 24 Comments

The controversial international counterfeiting treaty will no longer be sent to the European Court of Justice.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Former TalkTalk workers get a €2.6m EU grant
# EU Grant
# EU Grant

Former TalkTalk workers get a €2.6m EU grant

Dec 19th 2012, 5:07 PM 5,452 Views 14 Comments

The grant will help retrain 432 former call centre staff and get them back into employment.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Dairy farmers blast European Parliament and riot police with milk
# Got Milk?
# Got Milk?

Dairy farmers blast European Parliament and riot police with milk

Nov 27th 2012, 7:22 PM 7,836 Views 35 Comments

Today the farmers also commemorated the more than 157,000 colleagues who have had to abandon their farms since 2009.

# european-parliament - Thursday 22 November, 2012

MEPs vote to close loopholes in shark finning ban
# Sharks
# Sharks

MEPs vote to close loopholes in shark finning ban

Nov 22nd 2012, 6:10 PM 4,888 Views 16 Comments

The passing of this vote means that all sharks caught by EU vessels have to be landed intact.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

MEPs call for better online protections for children
# Digital Citizens
# Digital Citizens

MEPs call for better online protections for children

Nov 21st 2012, 7:30 AM 1,975 Views 4 Comments

MEPs have called for children, parents and teachers to be given education in new digital media for young people.

# european-parliament - Friday 9 November, 2012

EU 2013 budget talks break down
# EU Budget
# EU Budget

EU 2013 budget talks break down

Nov 9th 2012, 7:03 PM 6,176 Views 20 Comments

The council of ministers were “unable to negotiate”, a spokesperson said.

Brian Hayes in Brussels to discuss EU budget
# EU
# EU

Brian Hayes in Brussels to discuss EU budget

Nov 9th 2012, 2:31 PM 3,161 Views 31 Comments

The Minister of State will meet with other EU finance ministers to discus the bloc’s budget for the coming year.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Auditors report €5 billion 'material errors' in EU accounts
# EU Accounts
# EU Accounts

Auditors report €5 billion 'material errors' in EU accounts

Nov 6th 2012, 5:21 PM 8,315 Views 19 Comments

The European Court of Auditors says the ‘overwhelming’ majority of payments were error-free, and formally approves the 2011 accounts.