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It's a dirty, time-consuming job so why would Paschal want to become head of the Eurogroup?
# Euro Star
# Euro Star

It's a dirty, time-consuming job so why would Paschal want to become head of the Eurogroup?

Jul 11th 2020, 12:05 AM 39,987 Views 86 Comments

Experts say that increased Irish influence in Europe could come at a cost.

Donohoe wins in bid to become president of the group of Euro finance ministers, says EU recovery fund is first priority
# Eurogroup
# Eurogroup

Donohoe wins in bid to become president of the group of Euro finance ministers, says EU recovery fund is first priority

Updated Jul 9th 2020, 8:05 PM 74,804 Views 104 Comments

Donohoe faced opposition from finance ministers in Spain and Luxembourg for the Eurogroup presidency.

EU leaders remain divided on plans for a €750 billion recovery fund ahead of a vital summit meeting
# Frugal Four
# Frugal Four

EU leaders remain divided on plans for a €750 billion recovery fund ahead of a vital summit meeting

Jul 9th 2020, 3:38 PM 8,282 Views 14 Comments

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte leads a bloc of countries opposed to the deal.

Dependents of EU citizens entitled to claim social welfare benefits, High Court rules
# Courts
# Courts

Dependents of EU citizens entitled to claim social welfare benefits, High Court rules

Jun 7th 2020, 5:20 PM 44,673 Views 0 Comments

The judgement could allow thousands of dependents of non-Irish EU nationals living in the Republic to claim benefits.

Further clarity needed on NI business and trade in UK's protocol plan, EU House of Lords committee says
# Brexit
# Brexit

Further clarity needed on NI business and trade in UK's protocol plan, EU House of Lords committee says

Jun 1st 2020, 6:30 AM 12,827 Views 3 Comments

It has been nearly two weeks since the UK published its proposal for the Northern Ireland protocol.

Coveney seeks approval for new Brexit omnibus bill as he warns ministers there may be no trade deal
# Brexit
# Brexit

Coveney seeks approval for new Brexit omnibus bill as he warns ministers there may be no trade deal

May 29th 2020, 12:10 AM 14,731 Views 45 Comments

The UK government has said it will not request an extension to the transition period – and will reject any such request from the EU.

Explainer: Why is Germany suddenly backing the EU recovery fund?
# European Union
# European Union

Explainer: Why is Germany suddenly backing the EU recovery fund?

May 19th 2020, 7:00 PM 27,239 Views 38 Comments

Experts say the scale of the crisis and a German constitutional court ruling might have something to do with it.

'A financial diuretic': Leo Varadkar and ECB voice support for €500bn Franco-German recovery plan
# European Union
# European Union

'A financial diuretic': Leo Varadkar and ECB voice support for €500bn Franco-German recovery plan

May 19th 2020, 8:23 AM 15,774 Views 36 Comments

President Emmanuel Macron said that the funds “were not loans.”

Merkel and Macron agree €500 billion virus recovery plan for Europe
# Franco-german Push
# Franco-german Push

Merkel and Macron agree €500 billion virus recovery plan for Europe

May 18th 2020, 9:22 PM 20,038 Views 34 Comments

French President Emmanuel Macron said today that Europe’s action at the start of the crisis wasn’t sufficient.

Top EU court hits back at German ruling on €2 trillion bond-buying scheme
# ECB
# ECB

Top EU court hits back at German ruling on €2 trillion bond-buying scheme

May 8th 2020, 1:32 PM 27,858 Views 32 Comments

The European Court of Justice warns the decision could jeopardise EU legal unity.

EU co-ordination poor and member states 'did their own thing' at start of pandemic, says Taoiseach
# EU HELP
# EU HELP

EU co-ordination poor and member states 'did their own thing' at start of pandemic, says Taoiseach

May 6th 2020, 5:03 PM 11,761 Views 20 Comments

Micheál Martin said if ever there was a time to reflect on the importance of co-operation between states, this is it.

One-third of Irish people believe there'll be a united Ireland in the EU in the next ten years
# Survey
# Survey

One-third of Irish people believe there'll be a united Ireland in the EU in the next ten years

Apr 28th 2020, 7:05 AM 39,124 Views 80 Comments

Just 26% of respondents in a survey said they believe there will be a UK-EU trade deal agreed by 31 December.

'Very important step forward': EU finance ministers agree to €500 billion coronavirus rescue deal
# Rescue Fund
# Rescue Fund

'Very important step forward': EU finance ministers agree to €500 billion coronavirus rescue deal

Apr 9th 2020, 10:33 PM 40,407 Views 111 Comments

Demands from Italy and France for pooled borrowing were put aside in order to strike a deal.

Explainer: What’s going on between Turkey and Greece and the EU?
# Border Problems
# Border Problems

Explainer: What’s going on between Turkey and Greece and the EU?

Mar 9th 2020, 3:59 PM 16,428 Views 12 Comments

Talks on the migrant crisis are being held today – here’s the background to the situation.

House of Lords warns Brexit deal could see Northern Ireland in different time zone to rest of UK
# Tick Tock
# Tick Tock

House of Lords warns Brexit deal could see Northern Ireland in different time zone to rest of UK

Feb 11th 2020, 2:06 PM 37,756 Views 39 Comments

A report from a House of Lords committee warned Northern Ireland may be legally obliged to be one hour ahead for six months every year.

The EU should support Irish reunification, Mary Lou McDonald tells BBC
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

The EU should support Irish reunification, Mary Lou McDonald tells BBC

Feb 11th 2020, 7:30 AM 52,706 Views 217 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader also said the British government needs to start preparing itself for this constitutional change.

Opinion: A very Churchillian Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Opinion: A very Churchillian Brexit

Jan 31st 2020, 7:00 AM 14,851 Views 16 Comments

As the UK prepares to leave the EU tonight, Noelle O Connell explores what practical changes it can expect to see.

Brexit withdrawal agreement would not have been reached without help from Ireland, says Barnier
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit withdrawal agreement would not have been reached without help from Ireland, says Barnier

Jan 27th 2020, 11:37 AM 18,420 Views 91 Comments

Michel Barnier met with Varadkar and Helen McEntee this morning in government buildings.

EU will have upper hand in post-Brexit trade talks, Varadkar warns Johnson
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU will have upper hand in post-Brexit trade talks, Varadkar warns Johnson

Jan 27th 2020, 8:11 AM 19,135 Views 56 Comments

The Taoiseach is meeting with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Dublin this morning.

Boris Johnson sidesteps Taoiseach's allegation that he has put UK on course for a ‘harder Brexit’
# Oven Ready
# Oven Ready

Boris Johnson sidesteps Taoiseach's allegation that he has put UK on course for a ‘harder Brexit’

Updated Dec 21st 2019, 7:36 PM 49,386 Views 82 Comments

Varadkar said he feared the UK wanted to “undercut” its European rivals on food, health and product safety after exit day.

New European Commission begins fresh term under leadership of von der Leyen
# New Era
# New Era

New European Commission begins fresh term under leadership of von der Leyen

Dec 1st 2019, 2:15 PM 10,616 Views 17 Comments

The team took the reins as the 28-member union is faced with a mountain of difficulties, including Brexit.

The new European Commission has been voted in ... here are the key players
# New Era
# New Era

The new European Commission has been voted in ... here are the key players

Nov 27th 2019, 5:25 PM 13,403 Views 13 Comments

The incoming European Commission will take office on 1 December.

Some Irish communities 'severely affected' by intimidation over drug debt, EU report says
# Drug Violence
# Drug Violence

Some Irish communities 'severely affected' by intimidation over drug debt, EU report says

Nov 26th 2019, 3:41 PM 15,148 Views 16 Comments

The EU Drug Markets Report 2019 was launched today in Brussels.

'It feels like being in limbo': Two Irish MEPs still unable to take seats due to Brexit delay
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

'It feels like being in limbo': Two Irish MEPs still unable to take seats due to Brexit delay

Oct 27th 2019, 5:31 PM 18,675 Views 28 Comments

All the UK MEPs were due to leave the European Parliament on 31 October, but this now remains up in the air.

Minister blames Bercow for making it 'very difficult' to leave EU by October deadline
# Brexit
# Brexit

Minister blames Bercow for making it 'very difficult' to leave EU by October deadline

Oct 26th 2019, 1:16 PM 25,536 Views 23 Comments

“It looks like they may well give us an extension.”

Crunch time for Johnson as he tries to push through Brexit bill in three days
# Brexit
# Brexit

Crunch time for Johnson as he tries to push through Brexit bill in three days

Oct 22nd 2019, 7:28 AM 12,257 Views 16 Comments

He faces the first hurdle this evening when MPs vote on the timetable for the bill’s passage through the parliament.

Downing Street 'working hard' amidst reports of Michel Barnier's midnight deadline
# New Proposals Needed
# New Proposals Needed

Downing Street 'working hard' amidst reports of Michel Barnier's midnight deadline

Updated Oct 15th 2019, 3:35 PM 24,588 Views 24 Comments

The UK Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay and Michel Barnier met this morning.

'It takes two to tango': UK and EU officials to resume Brexit talks in Brussels
# Brexit
# Brexit

'It takes two to tango': UK and EU officials to resume Brexit talks in Brussels

Updated Oct 14th 2019, 11:14 AM 14,896 Views 10 Comments

There are doubts about the feasibility of a British proposal to track goods as they move through Northern Ireland.

Brexit talks resume in Brussels after 'constructive meeting' between Varadkar and Johnson
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit talks resume in Brussels after 'constructive meeting' between Varadkar and Johnson

Oct 11th 2019, 7:26 AM 12,975 Views 25 Comments

The talks will indicate whether discussions between the Taoiseach and Prime Minister Boris Johnson paved way for a potential breakthrough.

Boris Johnson: 'We're walking out of the EU on 31 October'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Boris Johnson: 'We're walking out of the EU on 31 October'

Oct 6th 2019, 11:26 AM 52,642 Views 74 Comments

The British PM has written a column for The Sun on Sunday underlining how his recent proposals are key.

Poor air quality prematurely killing over 1,100 in Ireland each year
# Emissions
# Emissions

Poor air quality prematurely killing over 1,100 in Ireland each year

Sep 25th 2019, 12:10 AM 23,818 Views 92 Comments

A smog incident last year nearly called for a public information alert.

'UK must leave as one nation': Foster refutes reports the DUP would accept Irish Sea checks
# Denied
# Denied

'UK must leave as one nation': Foster refutes reports the DUP would accept Irish Sea checks

Sep 13th 2019, 7:38 AM 29,399 Views 47 Comments

The London Times reports that the DUP is prepared to accept the North abiding by some EU rules post-Brexit.

EU accused of 'divisive rhetoric' after appointing Vice President for 'Protecting Our Way of Life'
# Migration
# Migration

EU accused of 'divisive rhetoric' after appointing Vice President for 'Protecting Our Way of Life'

Sep 10th 2019, 4:05 PM 25,375 Views 52 Comments

This title is a rebranding of the Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship portfolio.

Irish people travelling to UK after no-deal Brexit will be able to buy duty free tobacco and alcohol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Irish people travelling to UK after no-deal Brexit will be able to buy duty free tobacco and alcohol

Updated Sep 10th 2019, 11:01 AM 45,249 Views 59 Comments

The EU abolished duty-free shopping between member nations in 1999.

FactCheck: Will Northern Ireland drivers have to display GB stickers on their vehicles if driving in Ireland?
# Road Traffic Laws
# Road Traffic Laws

FactCheck: Will Northern Ireland drivers have to display GB stickers on their vehicles if driving in Ireland?

Sep 7th 2019, 10:00 PM 43,452 Views 60 Comments

The claim surfaced in the media this week as a result of information published on the UK government’s website.

Irish-based Brits to hold protest against Brexit at Dublin embassy
# Brits Not Out
# Brits Not Out

Irish-based Brits to hold protest against Brexit at Dublin embassy

Aug 29th 2019, 4:14 PM 32,662 Views 49 Comments

Brits Not Out are holding the demonstration on Merrion Road at 6pm on Tuesday.

Boris Johnson says Brexit-blocking MPs and EU guilty of 'terrible collaboration'
# Bojo
# Bojo

Boris Johnson says Brexit-blocking MPs and EU guilty of 'terrible collaboration'

Aug 14th 2019, 8:32 PM 15,695 Views 36 Comments

Johnson made his comments during a Facebook Live video earlier today.

Quiz: Do you recognise this EU leader?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: Do you recognise this EU leader?

Jul 6th 2019, 8:00 PM 42,124 Views 41 Comments

Can you name those taking up key EU positions for the next five years?

Minister 'very concerned' about impact of EU trade deal on Irish beef farmers
# Mercosur Deal
# Mercosur Deal

Minister 'very concerned' about impact of EU trade deal on Irish beef farmers

Jun 29th 2019, 10:37 AM 20,861 Views 96 Comments

The Agriculture Minister said the deal has come at a time when the beef sector in Europe is “facing significant uncertainty” because of Brexit.

'A bad deal for Irish farmers': EU signs massive trade agreement with South American countries
# Mercosur
# Mercosur

'A bad deal for Irish farmers': EU signs massive trade agreement with South American countries

Jun 28th 2019, 9:54 PM 37,952 Views 75 Comments

The EU and the South American trade bloc Mercosur today sealed a hugely significant trade deal.