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# 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 1,976 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 6,179 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 3,163 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 8,318 Views 19 Comments

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

# european-parliament - Thursday 4 October, 2012

European Parliament president calls for deal on Irish debt before 2013
# Martin Schulz
# Martin Schulz

European Parliament president calls for deal on Irish debt before 2013

Oct 4th 2012, 11:56 AM 4,590 Views 55 Comments

Martin Schulz told the Dáil the public must have trust in European leaders – who therefore have to act on their promises.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Confirmed: Dáil to lose 8 TDs with confirmation of boundary changes
# Constituency Commission
# Constituency Commission

Confirmed: Dáil to lose 8 TDs with confirmation of boundary changes

Jul 24th 2012, 6:02 PM 4,513 Views 27 Comments

Ministers have agreed to table new laws enforcing cuts to the size of the Dáil, in line with independent recommendations.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

ACTA: Anti-piracy agreement overwhelmingly defeated by European Parliament
# Acta
# Acta

ACTA: Anti-piracy agreement overwhelmingly defeated by European Parliament

Jul 4th 2012, 2:07 PM 5,155 Views 60 Comments

The European parliament has massively rejected a controversial global pact to battle counterfeiting and online piracy, quashing any possibility of EU ratification.

# european-parliament - Thursday 21 June, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Jun 21st 2012, 7:58 PM 8,457 Views 14 Comments

All the day’s main news, plus a few bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…

Workers who get sick on holidays 'are entitled to another holiday'
# Employment
# Employment

Workers who get sick on holidays 'are entitled to another holiday'

Jun 21st 2012, 4:38 PM 14,982 Views 39 Comments

That’s according to the Court of Justice of the European Union, which said today that if a worker becomes ill during annual leave, they are entitled to take that leave at another date.

Controversial anti-piracy pact rejected by key European parliament committee
# Acta
# Acta

Controversial anti-piracy pact rejected by key European parliament committee

Jun 21st 2012, 2:18 PM 2,777 Views 15 Comments

The international trade committee has said that the European Parliament should not ratify ACTA next month.

Constituency report: Dáil loses 8 TDs in radical boundary shake-up
# Dáil Boundaries
# Dáil Boundaries

Constituency report: Dáil loses 8 TDs in radical boundary shake-up

Jun 21st 2012, 10:57 AM 23,280 Views 79 Comments

The report of the Constituency Commission cuts the number of TDs, with significant boundary reforms.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

EU Parliament calls for tighter regulation of arms trade
# Arms Trade
# Arms Trade

EU Parliament calls for tighter regulation of arms trade

Jun 13th 2012, 4:31 PM 1,170 Views 1 Comment

New UN Arms Trade Treaty should require the public disclosure of all arms deals by UN members, says Parliament.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Poll shows support for pooling EU debt
# Debt
# Debt

Poll shows support for pooling EU debt

May 22nd 2012, 5:56 PM 2,676 Views 10 Comments

Latest Eurobarometer poll gauged attitudes to EU debt – and measures to tackle it.

# european-parliament - Friday 11 May, 2012

Left-wing MEPs to campaign in Ireland against Fiscal Treaty
# Referendum
# Referendum

Left-wing MEPs to campaign in Ireland against Fiscal Treaty

May 11th 2012, 9:59 PM 3,706 Views 104 Comments

The representatives from Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Portugal will join the No campaign next week.

# european-parliament - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Mobile roaming charges to drop as MEPs vote for cuts
# Happy Holidays
# Happy Holidays

Mobile roaming charges to drop as MEPs vote for cuts

May 10th 2012, 9:14 PM 2,867 Views 18 Comments

Using your mobile abroad will cost less from July – with limits on data charges for the first time.

# european-parliament - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Sinn Féin's Bairbre de Brún steps down from European Parliament
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

Sinn Féin's Bairbre de Brún steps down from European Parliament

May 3rd 2012, 4:33 PM 4,128 Views 5 Comments

Sinn Féin says the MEP for Northern Ireland has submitted her resignation, citing personal reasons.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

MEPs clear way for 'opt out' on transaction tax feared by Noonan
# Transaction Tax
# Transaction Tax

MEPs clear way for 'opt out' on transaction tax feared by Noonan

Apr 25th 2012, 6:04 PM 4,192 Views 24 Comments

A European Parliament committee allows countries to opt out of a transactions tax – a proposal Michael Noonan openly opposes.

# european-parliament - Monday 16 April, 2012

Irish MEP wants EU-wide ban on employers seeking Facebook passwords
# Do U Like Dis?
# Do U Like Dis?

Irish MEP wants EU-wide ban on employers seeking Facebook passwords

Apr 16th 2012, 5:21 PM 5,775 Views 36 Comments

Phil Prendergast says a new law in Maryland, banning employers from seeking employees’ passwords, should be copied here.

# european-parliament - Friday 13 April, 2012

Column: We must only stay in coalition if we can uphold Labour values
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We must only stay in coalition if we can uphold Labour values

Apr 13th 2012, 7:00 AM 20 Views 20 Comments

As the Labour Party meets for its annual conference, MEP Nessa Childers argues that the party must maintain its core beliefs – or bring down the Government.

# european-parliament - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Mobile roaming charges to fall again under new EU deal
# Phone Home
# Phone Home

Mobile roaming charges to fall again under new EU deal

Mar 29th 2012, 8:57 AM 2,370 Views 24 Comments

A new price cap should be enforced in time for this year’s holiday season – with data charges among those to fall.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

MEPs approve Ireland's Lisbon Treaty add-ons
# Lisbon Treaty
# Lisbon Treaty

MEPs approve Ireland's Lisbon Treaty add-ons

Mar 20th 2012, 1:24 PM 2,917 Views 11 Comments

A committee of the European Parliament approves a ‘draft protocol’ dealing with Ireland’s post-Lisbon parliament.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

MEPs vote to make further cuts to roaming charges
# Roaming
# Roaming

MEPs vote to make further cuts to roaming charges

Feb 28th 2012, 4:30 PM 2,470 Views 10 Comments

A Brussels committee votes to lower the ceiling for roaming charges within the EU, with call charges set to fall by June.

# european-parliament - Saturday 18 February, 2012

Is there an end in sight for European Parliament's two-chamber rule?
# European Disunity
# European Disunity

Is there an end in sight for European Parliament's two-chamber rule?

Feb 18th 2012, 3:11 PM 2,040 Views 7 Comments

MEPs have backed plans to examine scrapping the arrangement where both Brussels and Strasbourg can house all meetings.

# european-parliament - Friday 27 January, 2012

French MEP quits and slams ACTA process as 'a charade'
# Acta
# Acta

French MEP quits and slams ACTA process as 'a charade'

Jan 27th 2012, 8:04 AM 2,808 Views 14 Comments

The controversial anti-counterfeiting agreement has caused concerns that it could limit online freedom.

# european-parliament - Monday 23 January, 2012

UCC society withdraws Nick Griffin invite to 'free speech' debate
# BNP
# BNP

UCC society withdraws Nick Griffin invite to 'free speech' debate

Jan 23rd 2012, 1:30 PM 4,566 Views 35 Comments

UCC’s Government and Politics Society withdraws its invite to the BNP leader, citing concerns for student safety.

# european-parliament - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Prime numbers: the week in stats
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

Prime numbers: the week in stats

Jan 21st 2012, 6:59 PM 2,899 Views 1 Comment

How ‘special’ can a special adviser be? How many As can a credit rating have? And just how expensive can pneumonia be?

# european-parliament - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Jan 17th 2012, 7:57 PM 3,952 Views 1 Comment

A roundup of the day’s main news – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…

The European Parliament has a new president... but who is he?
# Martin Schulz
# Martin Schulz

The European Parliament has a new president... but who is he?

Jan 17th 2012, 7:40 PM 2,512 Views 19 Comments

Well, he’s a former bookseller, a football fan – and Silvio Berlusconi once compared him to a concentration camp guard.

# european-parliament - Monday 16 January, 2012

Proinsias de Rossa to step down as MEP in February
# Politics
# Politics

Proinsias de Rossa to step down as MEP in February

Jan 16th 2012, 2:21 PM 4,345 Views 33 Comments

The Labour MEP gave no reason for the unexpected announcement.

# european-parliament - Friday 23 December, 2011

UCC pledges security support for Nick Griffin visit in February
# BNP
# BNP

UCC pledges security support for Nick Griffin visit in February

Dec 23rd 2011, 7:15 AM 2,986 Views 108 Comments

The student society organising a debate featuring the BNP leader says it has been given full security support by the college.

# european-parliament - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Libertas spent €5.6m in year of second Lisbon vote
# Libertas
# Libertas

Libertas spent €5.6m in year of second Lisbon vote

Dec 22nd 2011, 4:00 PM 2,261 Views 31 Comments

New accounts filed by the Libertas Institute show spending of €5.65m in 2009 – more than matching the spending of big parties.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

BNP's Nick Griffin set to address UCC society on free speech
# BNP
# BNP

BNP's Nick Griffin set to address UCC society on free speech

Dec 13th 2011, 12:34 PM 3,080 Views 74 Comments

The British right-wing politician is to participate in a UCC debate months after another Irish university group withdrew its invitation to him.

MEPs approve Kevin Cardiff's nomination to Court of Auditors
# Court Of Auditors
# Court Of Auditors

MEPs approve Kevin Cardiff's nomination to Court of Auditors

Dec 13th 2011, 11:27 AM 1,627 Views 26 Comments

The European Parliament has this morning approved the nomination of Kevin Cardiff to the European Court of Auditors.

Barroso hails Euro deal - but slams UK's "impossible" demands
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

Barroso hails Euro deal - but slams UK's "impossible" demands

Dec 13th 2011, 9:10 AM 2,297 Views 48 Comments

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso says last week’s deal is a compromise of ’27 minus’, not of ’17 plus’.

MEPs set to vote on Cardiff's nomination for Court of Auditors job
# Court Of Auditors
# Court Of Auditors

MEPs set to vote on Cardiff's nomination for Court of Auditors job

Dec 13th 2011, 7:53 AM 762 Views 18 Comments

The European Parliament’s plenary session will vote in Strasbourg this morning, and is expected to back Cardiff’s candidacy.

# european-parliament - Monday 12 December, 2011

Largest MEP grouping confirms backing for Kevin Cardiff nomination
# Court Of Auditors
# Court Of Auditors

Largest MEP grouping confirms backing for Kevin Cardiff nomination

Dec 12th 2011, 4:25 PM 2,071 Views 33 Comments

The European People’s Party, the largest group of MEPs, will vote in favour of Cardiff’s nomination to the European Court of Auditors.

# european-parliament - Thursday 1 December, 2011

Gay Mitchell loses out again... in annual MEP awards
# Gay Mitchell
# Gay Mitchell

Gay Mitchell loses out again... in annual MEP awards

Dec 1st 2011, 9:36 AM 2,262 Views 18 Comments

Mitchell was shortlisted for the Employment gong at last night’s ceremony, but was pipped by a French representative.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Cardiff off the agenda at European and Irish committee meetings
# Kevin Cardiff
# Kevin Cardiff

Cardiff off the agenda at European and Irish committee meetings

Nov 29th 2011, 10:27 AM 848 Views 3 Comments

Neither the Oireachtas committee on EU Affairs, and the EU Budgetary Control Committee, are due to discuss the Kevin Cardiff situation at today’s meetings.

# european-parliament - Sunday 27 November, 2011

Government likely to get second chance on Cardiff nomination
# Kevin Cardiff
# Kevin Cardiff

Government likely to get second chance on Cardiff nomination

Nov 27th 2011, 8:15 AM 1,948 Views 9 Comments

European Parliament rules mean the full plenary vote now cannot give Kevin Cardiff the EU job – opening the door for a second nominee.