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# european-union - Monday 8 April, 2019

EU will 'stand fully behind Ireland' whatever happens with Brexit, Barnier says
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU will 'stand fully behind Ireland' whatever happens with Brexit, Barnier says

Apr 8th 2019, 9:00 PM 11,282 Views 33 Comments

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier was in Dublin meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar today.

# european-union - Friday 29 March, 2019

'A new mind for Europe is required': President Higgins criticises 'inadequate' European Union
# Unity
# Unity

'A new mind for Europe is required': President Higgins criticises 'inadequate' European Union

Mar 29th 2019, 11:49 AM 28,564 Views 84 Comments

He called for a fresh approach to tackling inequality among member states.

# european-union - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Poll: Should all cars need to have speed-limiting technology?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should all cars need to have speed-limiting technology?

Mar 27th 2019, 9:26 AM 30,686 Views 187 Comments

The EU has said road safety technologies will become mandatory on new cars from 2022 onwards.

# european-union - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Explainer: Here's what scrapping seasonal clock changes will mean
# Tick Tock
# Tick Tock

Explainer: Here's what scrapping seasonal clock changes will mean

Mar 9th 2019, 8:30 PM 61,707 Views 85 Comments

It’s a choice now between brighter evenings or brighter mornings.

# european-union - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Ciara Mageean wins bronze for Ireland in the European Indoor 1500m final
# Medal Alert
From The42
# Medal Alert

Ciara Mageean wins bronze for Ireland in the European Indoor 1500m final

Mar 3rd 2019, 8:29 PM 27,347 Views 18 Comments

The 26-year-old was pipped for second place in Glasgow.

# european-union - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Majority of Irish people would like to see a united Ireland in their lifetime
# Poll
# Poll

Majority of Irish people would like to see a united Ireland in their lifetime

Feb 19th 2019, 7:18 AM 42,513 Views 105 Comments

There has been speculation that Brexit could lead to the unification Ireland.

# european-union - Saturday 2 February, 2019

'Summon up the blood': The best Brexit quotes from another colourful week
# Say That Again
# Say That Again

'Summon up the blood': The best Brexit quotes from another colourful week

Feb 2nd 2019, 5:30 PM 12,483 Views 10 Comments

Everyone has a hot take…

# european-union - Thursday 31 January, 2019

Ireland in line for extra summer Bank Holiday as MEPs look to mark Europe Day
# May Day May Day
# May Day May Day

Ireland in line for extra summer Bank Holiday as MEPs look to mark Europe Day

Jan 31st 2019, 10:05 PM 72,125 Views 75 Comments

A campaign has begun in Europe to create a public holiday across the continent on 9 May.

# european-union - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Two elected Ireland MEPs may have to wait until Brexit actually happens before taking up their seats
# Polls
# Polls

Two elected Ireland MEPs may have to wait until Brexit actually happens before taking up their seats

Jan 29th 2019, 8:20 PM 10,583 Views 8 Comments

Brexit is also impacting on May’s European elections

# european-union - Monday 21 January, 2019

UK government to scrap £65 'right to stay' fee for EU citizens
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK government to scrap £65 'right to stay' fee for EU citizens

Jan 21st 2019, 5:00 PM 14,716 Views 18 Comments

She said anyone who has already applied will receive a refund.

# european-union - Monday 7 January, 2019

'Too little too late': Hauliers slam no-deal Brexit rehearsal as 'window dressing'
# Convoy
# Convoy

'Too little too late': Hauliers slam no-deal Brexit rehearsal as 'window dressing'

Updated Jan 7th 2019, 6:35 PM 66,497 Views 73 Comments

‘Operation Brock’ began this morning with trucks travelling from a regional airport in Kent to the port of Dover.

# european-union - Sunday 30 December, 2018

Juncker tells UK 'get your act together' over Brexit
# Sort It Out
# Sort It Out

Juncker tells UK 'get your act together' over Brexit

Dec 30th 2018, 10:35 AM 21,311 Views 103 Comments

The European Commission President thinks most MPs “deeply distrust” both the EU and Theresa May.

# european-union - Friday 28 December, 2018

Anger over £65 charge for EU citizens to apply to remain in UK after Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Anger over £65 charge for EU citizens to apply to remain in UK after Brexit

Dec 28th 2018, 4:01 PM 57,415 Views 59 Comments

Irish people living in the UK will not be expected to apply to the scheme.

Tighter measures to fight crime and terrorism come into effect across EU
# SIs
# SIs

Tighter measures to fight crime and terrorism come into effect across EU

Dec 28th 2018, 2:38 PM 9,781 Views 18 Comments

Member states are now “obliged to create a SIS alert for all cases related to terrorist offences”.

# european-union - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

EU no-deal Brexit plan: UK citizens' rights, flights, and no mention of Irish border
# European Union
# European Union

EU no-deal Brexit plan: UK citizens' rights, flights, and no mention of Irish border

Updated Dec 19th 2018, 10:45 PM 31,552 Views 60 Comments

Britain also announced its own contingency plans to prevent shortages and economic instability today.

EU reaches landmark agreement to cut usage of single-use plastics
# Environment
# Environment

EU reaches landmark agreement to cut usage of single-use plastics

Dec 19th 2018, 9:53 AM 16,343 Views 34 Comments

The directive will come into effect in two years time if it is passed.

# european-union - Monday 17 December, 2018

Theresa May: second Brexit referendum would do 'irreparable damage' to integrity of British politics
# Brexit
# Brexit

Theresa May: second Brexit referendum would do 'irreparable damage' to integrity of British politics

Dec 17th 2018, 7:09 AM 16,635 Views 41 Comments

The British Prime Minister will address the House of Commons today following a number of meetings in Brussels last week.

# european-union - Thursday 13 December, 2018

Varadkar says some of May's Brexit suggestions 'make sense', while others are 'difficult'
# Backstop
# Backstop

Varadkar says some of May's Brexit suggestions 'make sense', while others are 'difficult'

Dec 13th 2018, 10:12 PM 16,938 Views 42 Comments

EU leaders offered Theresa May sympathy today, but no promises.

# european-union - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

European Court of Justice's top advisor rules UK can revoke Article 50 and remain in European Union
# Brexit
# Brexit

European Court of Justice's top advisor rules UK can revoke Article 50 and remain in European Union

Dec 4th 2018, 8:37 AM 20,989 Views 42 Comments

The Advocate General’s opinion is not legally binding, but is often followed by the court’s 27 judges.

# european-union - Monday 19 November, 2018

'Intense' week of talks for May as EU negotiators set out plan for relationship with Britain
# Brexit
# Brexit

'Intense' week of talks for May as EU negotiators set out plan for relationship with Britain

Nov 19th 2018, 7:27 AM 7,640 Views 34 Comments

European leaders will get to voice their opinions on the draft agreement May presented to the British parliament last week.

# european-union - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Ireland's a post-Brexit paradise for EU workers in the UK - but many are priced out of the move
# Workers' Paradise
# Workers' Paradise

Ireland's a post-Brexit paradise for EU workers in the UK - but many are priced out of the move

Nov 18th 2018, 4:00 PM 29,040 Views 31 Comments

The cost of housing is too much for some, while taxes make high-earners think twice.

# european-union - Friday 16 November, 2018

So, who exactly is the new Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay?
# New Appointment
# New Appointment

So, who exactly is the new Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay?

Nov 16th 2018, 9:43 PM 12,172 Views 21 Comments

He today became the third person to hold the job overseeing Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.

# european-union - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Leading Brexiteers hit out at 'utterly unacceptable' proposals to avoid hard border on island of Ireland
# Soft Border
# Soft Border

Leading Brexiteers hit out at 'utterly unacceptable' proposals to avoid hard border on island of Ireland

Nov 13th 2018, 7:17 PM 38,990 Views 97 Comments

Reports this evening suggested that Britain has finally agreed a draft Brexit deal with the European Union.

# european-union - Saturday 10 November, 2018

Donald Tusk lashes out at Trump's stance on 'strong and united' Europe
# Donald Vs Donald
# Donald Vs Donald

Donald Tusk lashes out at Trump's stance on 'strong and united' Europe

Nov 10th 2018, 4:40 PM 20,179 Views 86 Comments

The European Union chief also warned against the emergence of a “brownshirt” nationalist front in EU elections.

# european-union - Friday 9 November, 2018

'No unionist can support that': Foster says DUP will not back proposal for border in Irish Sea
# Brexit
# Brexit

'No unionist can support that': Foster says DUP will not back proposal for border in Irish Sea

Nov 9th 2018, 5:06 PM 24,789 Views 133 Comments

In a letter leaked to the media, Theresa May suggested a proposal to have a Northern Ireland specific backstop.

# european-union - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

EU secures funding to roll out free WiFi hotspots to public spaces
# Wifi4eu
# Wifi4eu

EU secures funding to roll out free WiFi hotspots to public spaces

Nov 7th 2018, 6:15 AM 7,881 Views 6 Comments

Local authorities can apply for vouchers worth €15,000 to provide free public WiFi in town centres, parks, libraries and museums.

# european-union - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Beauty website's claim that mink-hair eyelashes were made 'cruelty free' found to be misleading by ASAI
# Bia Belle Beauty
# Bia Belle Beauty

Beauty website's claim that mink-hair eyelashes were made 'cruelty free' found to be misleading by ASAI

Oct 31st 2018, 6:20 AM 14,259 Views 28 Comments

Four people complained to the authority that it was impossible for hair from a mink, a wild animal, to be obtained without cruelty.

# european-union - Friday 19 October, 2018

'The answer is yes': EU's Michel Barnier says Irish border issue could sink Brexit deal
# Border Issue
# Border Issue

'The answer is yes': EU's Michel Barnier says Irish border issue could sink Brexit deal

Oct 19th 2018, 9:55 AM 32,717 Views 118 Comments

EU leaders have warned Britain they would offer no more concessions to break the deadlock in negotiations.

Sky plays down suggestion that channels may be pulled in Ireland in event of no-deal Brexit
# Cloudy Sky
# Cloudy Sky

Sky plays down suggestion that channels may be pulled in Ireland in event of no-deal Brexit

Oct 19th 2018, 8:56 AM 37,017 Views 82 Comments

Broadcasters including Discovery, Disney and Viacom could be pulled from Irish viewers in 2019 if they fall foul of EU law.

# european-union - Thursday 18 October, 2018

European Commission withdraws ECJ case against Ireland after €13.1 billion Apple tax is recovered
# State Aid
# State Aid

European Commission withdraws ECJ case against Ireland after €13.1 billion Apple tax is recovered

Oct 18th 2018, 3:38 PM 33,511 Views 65 Comments

Ireland completed the recovery of the aid on 6 September.

# european-union - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

May faces Brexit showdown with EU leaders today amid talks of transition extension
# Showdown
# Showdown

May faces Brexit showdown with EU leaders today amid talks of transition extension

Oct 17th 2018, 8:51 AM 8,786 Views 35 Comments

May will meet with EU president Donald Tusk this evening before briefing her 27 European colleagues.

# european-union - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

May rallies 'divided' cabinet to seek support ahead of looming Brexit summit
# Hard Brexit
# Hard Brexit

May rallies 'divided' cabinet to seek support ahead of looming Brexit summit

Updated Oct 16th 2018, 10:40 AM 25,199 Views 78 Comments

Leaders have insisted a Brexit deal could still be reached, despite the latest failed round of divorce talks.

# european-union - Monday 15 October, 2018

Taoiseach warns Brexit negotiations could stretch into December
# Brexit
# Brexit

Taoiseach warns Brexit negotiations could stretch into December

Updated Oct 15th 2018, 1:25 PM 34,198 Views 105 Comments

The Tániaste said a time limit on the backstop is not a runner.

# european-union - Sunday 14 October, 2018

22 killed after vehicle carrying migrants plunges into river bed from highway in Turkey
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

22 killed after vehicle carrying migrants plunges into river bed from highway in Turkey

Oct 14th 2018, 11:55 AM 15,477 Views 12 Comments

The nationality of the migrants was not clear, although children are known to be among the dead.

# european-union - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Leaders play down hope of Brexit breakthrough as Arlene Foster meets Michel Barnier
# Border
# Border

Leaders play down hope of Brexit breakthrough as Arlene Foster meets Michel Barnier

Oct 9th 2018, 9:48 PM 15,503 Views 24 Comments

British and Irish leaders have said negotiations will continue until at least November.

# european-union - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Taoiseach on DUP leader's belief the Good Friday Agreement can be changed: 'It is not up for negotiation'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Taoiseach on DUP leader's belief the Good Friday Agreement can be changed: 'It is not up for negotiation'

Updated Oct 2nd 2018, 3:00 PM 44,262 Views 139 Comments

She also said that fears about how Brexit will affect Ireland was turning people off the idea.

# european-union - Sunday 30 September, 2018

Today, Macedonia votes on whether it should add 'North' to its name. Here's why
# Explainer
# Explainer

Today, Macedonia votes on whether it should add 'North' to its name. Here's why

Sep 30th 2018, 8:30 AM 10,171 Views 9 Comments

If Macedonia vote in favour of the change, it could pave the way for the Balkan country to join the EU.

# european-union - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Theresa May: Only workable proposal for an Irish backstop is the UK's proposal
# Brexit
# Brexit

Theresa May: Only workable proposal for an Irish backstop is the UK's proposal

Sep 20th 2018, 4:45 PM 19,783 Views 68 Comments

She was speaking today at the end of a leaders’ summit in Salzburg.

# european-union - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Juncker urges EU to take on stronger role in world affairs
# State Of The EU
# State Of The EU

Juncker urges EU to take on stronger role in world affairs

Sep 12th 2018, 10:30 AM 8,711 Views 72 Comments

The European Commission President took aim at Donald Trump in his annual address today.

# european-union - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

'I'm here to serve the Irish people': Drew Harris downplays PSNI role as he begins term as Garda chief
# New Commissioner
# New Commissioner

'I'm here to serve the Irish people': Drew Harris downplays PSNI role as he begins term as Garda chief

Sep 4th 2018, 2:03 PM 20,849 Views 57 Comments

The new Commissioner addressed several issues over his appointment at his first press conference this afternoon.