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# european-union - Saturday 18 November, 2017

The UK Sun lashes out at Leo Varadkar, says he should 'shut his gob on Brexit and grow up'
# Brexit
# Brexit

The UK Sun lashes out at Leo Varadkar, says he should 'shut his gob on Brexit and grow up'

Nov 18th 2017, 12:01 PM 71,421 Views 273 Comments

The Sun’s editorial comment came following strong words from Varadkar at a European Union summit in Sweden yesterday.

# european-union - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Pope Francis has criticised Europe's low birth rates at a bishops' conference
# Dramatic Sterility
# Dramatic Sterility

Pope Francis has criticised Europe's low birth rates at a bishops' conference

Oct 28th 2017, 6:56 PM 22,631 Views 144 Comments

In 2014 Pope Francis described the EU as a “grandmother, no longer fertile and vibrant”.

# european-union - Friday 13 October, 2017

20 people taken ill due to noxious fumes at venue for next week's EU leaders summit
# Brussels
# Brussels

20 people taken ill due to noxious fumes at venue for next week's EU leaders summit

Oct 13th 2017, 7:28 PM 7,711 Views 14 Comments

A spokesperson for the emergency services said there was “a bad mix of chemical products on the kitchen level”.

# european-union - Thursday 12 October, 2017

EU chief negotiator: Brexit talks at 'disturbing' deadlock
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU chief negotiator: Brexit talks at 'disturbing' deadlock

Oct 12th 2017, 10:42 PM 11,031 Views 81 Comments

After a fifth round of talks Barnier said he “cannot recommend” to move on from divorce issues.

# european-union - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Catalan president may declare region independent in defiance of Spain
# Referendum
# Referendum

Catalan president may declare region independent in defiance of Spain

Oct 10th 2017, 7:44 AM 8,209 Views 63 Comments

All eyes will be on Carles Puigdemont’s speech later today.

# european-union - Monday 9 October, 2017

Whose court is the ball in then? EU and UK can't decide on who takes next Brexit step
# Second Serve
# Second Serve

Whose court is the ball in then? EU and UK can't decide on who takes next Brexit step

Oct 9th 2017, 2:30 PM 16,010 Views 63 Comments

Jean-Claude Juncker has warned that “miracles” are needed to make progress in this round of talks.

# european-union - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Fine Gael MEP says Ireland needs to re-examine its neutrality ahead of Brexit
# Security
# Security

Fine Gael MEP says Ireland needs to re-examine its neutrality ahead of Brexit

Sep 13th 2017, 5:52 PM 17,700 Views 181 Comments

Jean-Claude Juncker has called for the EU to implement plans for a common defence strategy

# european-union - Sunday 27 August, 2017

They've escaped from Aleppo, but the 60,000 Syrian refugees living in Bulgaria still feel far from welcome
# Hostile Territory
# Hostile Territory

They've escaped from Aleppo, but the 60,000 Syrian refugees living in Bulgaria still feel far from welcome

Aug 27th 2017, 7:00 AM 12,839 Views 12 Comments

The Bulgarian government has been roundly criticised for not doing enought to aid the integration of the refugees its country has received.

# european-union - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

'I couldn't believe my eyes': EU citizens in UK given deportation letters by mistake
# Whoops
# Whoops

'I couldn't believe my eyes': EU citizens in UK given deportation letters by mistake

Aug 23rd 2017, 6:26 PM 25,079 Views 59 Comments

The Home Office said letters had been mistakenly sent out to around 100 people.

# european-union - Monday 17 July, 2017

The EU is to curb sales of rubber boats to Libya to stop them getting to smugglers
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

The EU is to curb sales of rubber boats to Libya to stop them getting to smugglers

Jul 17th 2017, 8:29 PM 11,044 Views 71 Comments

Sales of outboard motors will also be cut back.

# european-union - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Google won't have to pay €1 billion tax in France - because its Irish subsidiary is not taxable there
# Tax Compliant
# Tax Compliant

Google won't have to pay €1 billion tax in France - because its Irish subsidiary is not taxable there

Jul 12th 2017, 10:16 PM 17,405 Views 19 Comments

A French court ruled in favour of the search engine giant today.

# european-union - Monday 26 June, 2017

Brexit: EU citizens in UK will have to join special register, but rules won't apply to Irish
# Special Freedoms
# Special Freedoms

Brexit: EU citizens in UK will have to join special register, but rules won't apply to Irish

Jun 26th 2017, 9:58 PM 25,261 Views 48 Comments

The UK prime minister announced a set of proposals for EU citizens following Brexit.

# european-union - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Donald Tusk welcomes Ireland's 'young, energetic' new Taoiseach to Brussels
# Brussels Actually
# Brussels Actually

Donald Tusk welcomes Ireland's 'young, energetic' new Taoiseach to Brussels

Jun 22nd 2017, 3:54 PM 14,243 Views 44 Comments

EU leaders are meeting in Brussels today.

# european-union - Monday 19 June, 2017

Leo travels to London to discuss Brexit and Northern Ireland
# When Leo Met Theresa
# When Leo Met Theresa

Leo travels to London to discuss Brexit and Northern Ireland

Jun 19th 2017, 11:00 AM 12,920 Views 64 Comments

The new Taoiseach will meet Theresa May at Downing Street today.

UK seeks deal 'like no other in history' as Brexit talks kick off
# COME WHAT MAY
# COME WHAT MAY

UK seeks deal 'like no other in history' as Brexit talks kick off

Jun 19th 2017, 7:46 AM 17,059 Views 68 Comments

It’s been almost a year since the shock referendum result.

# european-union - Saturday 29 April, 2017

If Marine Le Pen wins election, her prime minister will be a far-right eurosceptic
# Two Of A Kind
# Two Of A Kind

If Marine Le Pen wins election, her prime minister will be a far-right eurosceptic

Apr 29th 2017, 3:30 PM 11,753 Views 65 Comments

Could a Frexit be on the cards?

EU leaders back deal that would see North rejoin EU in event of Irish unity
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU leaders back deal that would see North rejoin EU in event of Irish unity

Apr 29th 2017, 2:55 PM 33,152 Views 198 Comments

The EU 27 leaders unanimously backed a tough Brexit strategy today.

# european-union - Sunday 23 April, 2017

"It is time to liberate the French people" - Le Pen is through to the final round in the presidential election
# Fate Of The Union
# Fate Of The Union

"It is time to liberate the French people" - Le Pen is through to the final round in the presidential election

Apr 23rd 2017, 8:40 PM 47,551 Views 127 Comments

Pro-EU candidate Emmanuel Macron has topped the poll, followed by Marine Le Pen, in one of the most closely-fought presidential battles France has seen.

Poll: Are you worried about the future of the EU?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you worried about the future of the EU?

Apr 23rd 2017, 9:47 AM 38,627 Views 180 Comments

The Irish government has repeatedly said it is committed to the European Union.

# european-union - Monday 17 April, 2017

'Believe me, it's not over': Protesters dispute vote that tightens Erdogan's grip on power
# Turkey
# Turkey

'Believe me, it's not over': Protesters dispute vote that tightens Erdogan's grip on power

Apr 17th 2017, 8:13 AM 12,566 Views 48 Comments

Opposition parties have claimed there were irregularities in yesterday’s referendum vote.

# european-union - Thursday 6 April, 2017

'Come in, I missed you' - Merkel gives Kenny Brexit boost in Berlin meeting
# Best Buds
# Best Buds

'Come in, I missed you' - Merkel gives Kenny Brexit boost in Berlin meeting

Apr 6th 2017, 10:34 PM 31,386 Views 74 Comments

The German Chancellor acknowledged Ireland’s specific interest in Brexit negotiations.

# european-union - Saturday 1 April, 2017

All-Ireland Champions Cup final dream alive as Leinster and Munster await semi venues
# European Union
From The42
# European Union

All-Ireland Champions Cup final dream alive as Leinster and Munster await semi venues

Apr 1st 2017, 7:48 PM 15,523 Views 19 Comments

Here’s how tomorrow’s quarter-finals will impact the venues for Ireland’s remaining provinces.

Poll: Are you worried about Brexit?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you worried about Brexit?

Apr 1st 2017, 9:33 AM 24,529 Views 135 Comments

Theresa May triggered Article 50 on Wednesday.

# european-union - Monday 27 March, 2017

Debate Room: Luke 'Ming' Flanagan and Nessa Childers debate the EU's merits
# European Union
# European Union

Debate Room: Luke 'Ming' Flanagan and Nessa Childers debate the EU's merits

Mar 27th 2017, 8:30 PM 154 Views 50 Comments

EU leaders gathered in Rome this weekend to mark the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, the accord that spawned the European Union.

Theresa May is heading north for a Scottish independence showdown with Nicola Sturgeon
# Head To Head
# Head To Head

Theresa May is heading north for a Scottish independence showdown with Nicola Sturgeon

Mar 27th 2017, 12:09 PM 11,933 Views 76 Comments

It comes as the British PM prepares to rigger Article 50.

# european-union - Saturday 25 March, 2017

The EU is 60 this weekend, but it wasn't the first vision of a united Europe
# Long History
# Long History

The EU is 60 this weekend, but it wasn't the first vision of a united Europe

Mar 25th 2017, 7:00 AM 12,551 Views 48 Comments

It’s been tried many times before.

# european-union - Monday 13 March, 2017

One step closer: Theresa May gets green light to start Brexit process
# The Long Goodbye
# The Long Goodbye

One step closer: Theresa May gets green light to start Brexit process

Mar 13th 2017, 10:48 PM 10,406 Views 77 Comments

The UK Prime Minister has said she will trigger Article 50 by the end of March.

# european-union - Saturday 11 March, 2017

"They are the vestiges of the Nazis": Turkey president slams Dutch over foreign minister ban
# European Union
# European Union

"They are the vestiges of the Nazis": Turkey president slams Dutch over foreign minister ban

Mar 11th 2017, 12:59 PM 12,959 Views 51 Comments

An upcoming referendum in the Netherlands if passed will increase Erdogan’s power.

# european-union - Friday 10 March, 2017

Bertie Ahern says Ireland isn't 'mad enough' to leave the EU
# Border
# Border

Bertie Ahern says Ireland isn't 'mad enough' to leave the EU

Mar 10th 2017, 9:09 PM 20,346 Views 132 Comments

“The whole border issue is a nightmare for us,” the former Taoiseach said.

# european-union - Friday 3 March, 2017

Polish MEP: 'Women must earn less than men because they're weaker, smaller and less intelligent'
# Pay Gap
# Pay Gap

Polish MEP: 'Women must earn less than men because they're weaker, smaller and less intelligent'

Mar 3rd 2017, 12:29 PM 33,851 Views 107 Comments

The 74-year-old has received widespread criticism for his comments.

# european-union - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Brexit 'cannot stop the European Union on its march to the future'
# March On
# March On

Brexit 'cannot stop the European Union on its march to the future'

Mar 1st 2017, 10:53 PM 13,542 Views 56 Comments

Juncker laid out five possible scenarios including reducing the European Union to just a single market.

# european-union - Monday 2 January, 2017

While others look to get out, some politicians in Iceland want a referendum on joining the EU
# In Out
# In Out

While others look to get out, some politicians in Iceland want a referendum on joining the EU

Jan 2nd 2017, 2:43 PM 13,228 Views 47 Comments

But what would the referendum be called? IceIn? IcEnter? ReykjavIn?

# european-union - Thursday 29 December, 2016

'Marry me, so we don’t break up': The political proposals of 2016 that got it all wrong
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Marry me, so we don’t break up': The political proposals of 2016 that got it all wrong

Dec 29th 2016, 8:00 AM 92 Views 1 Comment

Like any good proposal, a political campaign must give voters a sense of hope that things in the future will be wonderful, writes Eoghan McDermott.

# european-union - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

FactCheck: You asked, we answered - how does Irish politicians' pay compare to Europe?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: You asked, we answered - how does Irish politicians' pay compare to Europe?

Dec 28th 2016, 10:30 PM 52,090 Views 74 Comments

How do our TDs and Taoiseach’s salaries compare to their continental counterparts?

# european-union - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Theresa May is coming to Ireland next month
# COME WHAT MAY
# COME WHAT MAY

Theresa May is coming to Ireland next month

Dec 21st 2016, 6:02 PM 13,460 Views 48 Comments

Enda Kenny is expected to hold a meeting about Brexit with the UK Prime Minister in Dublin.

# european-union - Saturday 17 December, 2016

We asked every TD if they want a vote on a united Ireland, here's what they said
# Border Poll
# Border Poll

We asked every TD if they want a vote on a united Ireland, here's what they said

Dec 17th 2016, 6:15 AM 67,948 Views 142 Comments

Some think the time is right, economically and politically – particularly after the Brexit vote. Others aren’t sure, saying it would only serve to heighten sectarian tensions.

# european-union - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Almost 20% of Irish people can't afford to meet friends for a drink or meal
# Counting Pennies
# Counting Pennies

Almost 20% of Irish people can't afford to meet friends for a drink or meal

Dec 1st 2016, 12:37 PM 21,108 Views 89 Comments

A report has also revealed 12% of Irish people in 2014 could not afford to take part in a leisure activity.

# european-union - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Driver disqualifications will not extend to other EU countries
# Unworkable
# Unworkable

Driver disqualifications will not extend to other EU countries

Nov 27th 2016, 7:30 AM 13,818 Views 15 Comments

Transport Minister Shane Ross told Cabinet this week that government would be repealing the section of the Act as it has been proven to be unworkable.

# european-union - Sunday 20 November, 2016

FactCheck: Do 700,000 jobs really depend on our "open access" to the EU
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Do 700,000 jobs really depend on our "open access" to the EU

Nov 20th 2016, 9:30 PM 20,143 Views 48 Comments

Richard Bruton made a big claim about this major issue, on Claire Byrne Live earlier in the week.

# european-union - Sunday 30 October, 2016

EU and Canada sign free-trade pact to the backdrop of red-paint protests
# CETA
# CETA

EU and Canada sign free-trade pact to the backdrop of red-paint protests

Oct 30th 2016, 6:50 PM 12,435 Views 50 Comments

Critics see Ceta as a Trojan horse for a larger and more controversial deal between the EU and the United States.