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# mep - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

EU moves towards vaccine travel certs and more export curbs
# Vaccination Cert
# Vaccination Cert

EU moves towards vaccine travel certs and more export curbs

Updated Mar 17th 2021, 1:39 PM 37,013 Views 95 Comments

The commission is working to have the vaccine travel certificates ready by June.

# mep - Friday 26 February, 2021

Average disposable income in north and west of Ireland €3,240 below State average
# CSO Data
# CSO Data

Average disposable income in north and west of Ireland €3,240 below State average

Feb 26th 2021, 10:30 PM 38,537 Views 33 Comments

Sinn Féin MEP Chris MacManus called it a “worrying trend”.

# mep - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Hungarian MEP apologises after attending lockdown-breaking party
# Sex Party
# Sex Party

Hungarian MEP apologises after attending lockdown-breaking party

Dec 1st 2020, 6:51 PM 19,880 Views 14 Comments

Jozsef Szajer resigned over the weekend after going to what local press called an ‘orgy’.

# mep - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Local councillor Colm Markey is set to be Ireland's newest MEP - but who is he?
# MEP
# MEP

Local councillor Colm Markey is set to be Ireland's newest MEP - but who is he?

Updated Sep 8th 2020, 2:00 PM 49,168 Views 27 Comments

Colm Markey will replace Mairead McGuinness as an MEP.

# mep - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

EP President: If we get into debt and don't provide anything, we'll be stealing from future generations
# David Sassoli
# David Sassoli

EP President: If we get into debt and don't provide anything, we'll be stealing from future generations

Jul 7th 2020, 6:45 AM 10,914 Views 12 Comments

European Parlaiment President David Sassoli says he’s going to push for EU investment in opportunities for young people ahead of an EU financial package.

# mep - Saturday 7 March, 2020

Frances Fitzgerald 'very concerned' about UK wish to abandon European Arrest Warrant scheme
# Former Justice Minister
# Former Justice Minister

Frances Fitzgerald 'very concerned' about UK wish to abandon European Arrest Warrant scheme

Mar 7th 2020, 9:00 AM 19,589 Views 38 Comments

The former Justice Minister said that “if there was a gap”, it could “of course” have an effect on prisoners held here.

# mep - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

MEP Maria Walsh defies FG and supports motion to block controversial Shannon LNG terminal
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

MEP Maria Walsh defies FG and supports motion to block controversial Shannon LNG terminal

Updated Feb 12th 2020, 3:00 PM 94,797 Views 71 Comments

A motion to veto the ‘Projects of Common Interest’ list because is contains 55 fossil fuel projects was rejected by MEPs.

# mep - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Irish 'cold-storage' MEPs Deirdre Clune and Barry Andrews have taken their seats
# Brussels
# Brussels

Irish 'cold-storage' MEPs Deirdre Clune and Barry Andrews have taken their seats

Feb 11th 2020, 6:35 PM 22,892 Views 16 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Barry Andrews has given his first address to parliament after what he called “a tough week” for his party.

# mep - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Mick Wallace agrees to give bank keys to Clontarf home after Christmas
# Circuit Civil Court
# Circuit Civil Court

Mick Wallace agrees to give bank keys to Clontarf home after Christmas

Updated Dec 12th 2019, 2:50 PM 56,107 Views 0 Comments

The court earlier heard that Wallace threatened to burn down the property.

# mep - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Clare Daly defends decision to hire Mick Wallace's son as European parliament assistant
# Fionn Wallace
# Fionn Wallace

Clare Daly defends decision to hire Mick Wallace's son as European parliament assistant

Jul 18th 2019, 10:52 AM 53,475 Views 156 Comments

Daly has hired Fionn Wallace as one of her European Parliament assistants.

# mep - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Brexit Party MEP admits she worked for parent company of Cambridge Analytica
# Alexandra Phillips
# Alexandra Phillips

Brexit Party MEP admits she worked for parent company of Cambridge Analytica

Jul 17th 2019, 11:36 AM 16,869 Views 31 Comments

When initially interviewed by Channel 4 News, she denied involvement with Cambridge Analytica.

# mep - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

What are the rules on dress codes and banners in the European Parliament?
# First Day Of School
# First Day Of School

What are the rules on dress codes and banners in the European Parliament?

Jul 2nd 2019, 5:42 PM 62,286 Views 74 Comments

Irish MEPs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace both wore ‘Free Assange’ t-shirts today, so is this allowed?

# mep - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Five MEPs elected in Ireland South as mammoth count concludes
# Ep2019
# Ep2019

Five MEPs elected in Ireland South as mammoth count concludes

Updated Jun 5th 2019, 4:14 PM 41,742 Views 75 Comments

On the 20th count, Grace O’Sullivan, Green Party; and Deirdre Clune, Fine Gael joined Seán Kelly, Fine Gael; Billy Kelleher, Fianna Fáil; and Mick Wallace, Independents 4 Change.

# mep - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Clare Daly takes 3rd Dublin MEP seat; Barry Andrews will take 4th seat after Brexit
# Ep2019
# Ep2019

Clare Daly takes 3rd Dublin MEP seat; Barry Andrews will take 4th seat after Brexit

May 28th 2019, 4:33 PM 45,911 Views 72 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Barry Andrews will take the fourth seat for the constituency once Brexit happens.

Seán Kelly elected as first Ireland South MEP
# Ep2019
# Ep2019

Seán Kelly elected as first Ireland South MEP

May 28th 2019, 3:00 PM 23,715 Views 36 Comments

The Fine Gael candidate was first elected to the European Parliament in June 2009.

Recount takes place after questions about transfers in Dublin constituency
# European Elections
# European Elections

Recount takes place after questions about transfers in Dublin constituency

May 28th 2019, 2:26 PM 17,673 Views 19 Comments

Last night, the count was suspended until 11am today.

# mep - Monday 27 May, 2019

Mairead McGuinness is the first Irish MEP elected in European elections
# Midlands-North-West
# Midlands-North-West

Mairead McGuinness is the first Irish MEP elected in European elections

May 27th 2019, 2:32 PM 39,474 Views 74 Comments

And it’s a good start for Fine Gael.

# mep - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

'You can't just go in there fawning and gushing like some nodding dog': Dublin candidates set out their stall
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

'You can't just go in there fawning and gushing like some nodding dog': Dublin candidates set out their stall

May 21st 2019, 9:15 AM 16,912 Views 57 Comments

10 Dublin candidates talked climate change, housing and the EU defence spend.

# mep - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

The Euro subs who could become MEPs without being elected
# Super Subs
# Super Subs

The Euro subs who could become MEPs without being elected

May 14th 2019, 6:10 AM 23,284 Views 16 Comments

These people are on the candidates’ replacement lists.

# mep - Saturday 20 April, 2019

'Many think we're wrong to leave the Dáil, others want us to f**k off out of here' - Mick Wallace
# European Election
# European Election

'Many think we're wrong to leave the Dáil, others want us to f**k off out of here' - Mick Wallace

Apr 20th 2019, 8:30 AM 44,614 Views 122 Comments

“If people of the far-right want to run, that is there prerogative – I am not of that ilk,” he said.

# mep - Friday 12 April, 2019

Nigel Farage has launched his new Brexit Party - and there'll be a Rees-Mogg on the ballot
# Back Again
# Back Again

Nigel Farage has launched his new Brexit Party - and there'll be a Rees-Mogg on the ballot

Apr 12th 2019, 3:45 PM 27,530 Views 41 Comments

Not that one though … Jacob’s sister Annunziata Rees-Mogg is running for the new party.

# mep - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

MEPs vote in controversial laws that places copyright responsibility on Google and YouTube
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

MEPs vote in controversial laws that places copyright responsibility on Google and YouTube

Mar 26th 2019, 8:40 PM 14,130 Views 46 Comments

Intense lobbying was done by tech giants like Google, which profits hugely from the advertising generated alongside the content it hosts.

# mep - Friday 22 March, 2019

Billy Kelleher will run as an MEP candidate for Fianna Fáil
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

Billy Kelleher will run as an MEP candidate for Fianna Fáil

Mar 22nd 2019, 6:26 PM 15,271 Views 52 Comments

Galway TD Anne Rabbitte has also been selected as an MEP candidate for the party.

# mep - Monday 18 February, 2019

Fianna Fáil's Barry Andrews gets nod ahead of two other ex-ministers to run for MEP in Dublin
# Party Faithful
# Party Faithful

Fianna Fáil's Barry Andrews gets nod ahead of two other ex-ministers to run for MEP in Dublin

Feb 18th 2019, 7:32 AM 18,223 Views 28 Comments

Andrews will be seeking to win back a seat for the party in the capital.

# mep - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Nigel Farage declares himself a Brexit Party MEP
# Oxy Moron
# Oxy Moron

Nigel Farage declares himself a Brexit Party MEP

Feb 13th 2019, 1:17 PM 30,778 Views 55 Comments

The party can contest elections in the UK – and potentially in the European Parliament.

# mep - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Former Rose of Tralee winner Maria Walsh seeks to run as an MEP candidate for Fine Gael
# Rose Of MEP
# Rose Of MEP

Former Rose of Tralee winner Maria Walsh seeks to run as an MEP candidate for Fine Gael

Feb 10th 2019, 10:52 AM 51,509 Views 112 Comments

She seeks to run in the Midlands/North-West constituency.

# mep - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Veteran MEP Brian Crowley confirms he won't be contesting European Election
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Veteran MEP Brian Crowley confirms he won't be contesting European Election

Jan 17th 2019, 1:15 PM 17,354 Views 39 Comments

Due to ill-health, Crowley has missed the entire current European Parliament session.

# mep - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Billy Kelleher says he wants to head to Europe as MEP Brian Crowley to outline his intentions tomorrow
# European Elections
# European Elections

Billy Kelleher says he wants to head to Europe as MEP Brian Crowley to outline his intentions tomorrow

Jan 16th 2019, 4:46 PM 19,686 Views 44 Comments

Billy Kelleher voiced his interest in contesting the European elections today.

# mep - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Brian Hayes to quit politics to become CEO of Banking and Payments Federation Ireland
# Quitting
# Quitting

Brian Hayes to quit politics to become CEO of Banking and Payments Federation Ireland

Nov 6th 2018, 10:45 AM 31,614 Views 140 Comments

The 49 year-old said he made the decision for family reasons.

# mep - Saturday 27 October, 2018

New EU rules aim to cut down on amount of bottled water people drink
# Plastic
# Plastic

New EU rules aim to cut down on amount of bottled water people drink

Oct 27th 2018, 2:22 PM 21,945 Views 33 Comments

On average, every person in the EU consumes up to 106 litres of bottled water every year.

# mep - Saturday 20 October, 2018

MEP Martina Anderson: 'Theresa May came here with nothing new, nothing credible'
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

MEP Martina Anderson: 'Theresa May came here with nothing new, nothing credible'

Oct 20th 2018, 7:00 AM 12,579 Views 18 Comments

‘What was in There’s May’s head where she thought she could just go to a different location and make the same speech?’

# mep - Saturday 18 August, 2018

'I'm back': Nigel Farage is leading a battle bus tour to campaign against a 'cowardly sell-out Brexit'
# Leave Means Leave
# Leave Means Leave

'I'm back': Nigel Farage is leading a battle bus tour to campaign against a 'cowardly sell-out Brexit'

Aug 18th 2018, 5:02 PM 24,413 Views 82 Comments

“Our complacent MPs need to understand just how strongly people feel about being lied to while their wishes are blatantly ignored,” the MEP said.

# mep - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Phil Hogan: 'I don’t think the British are in a very coherent position at the moment'
# Europhil
# Europhil

Phil Hogan: 'I don’t think the British are in a very coherent position at the moment'

Jun 20th 2018, 6:01 AM 11,035 Views 58 Comments

Ireland’s EU commissioner said that the Irish government’s patience is wearing thin.

# mep - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Hoteliers say stricter rules on a cancer-causing food substance would be 'unworkable'
# Acrylamide
# Acrylamide

Hoteliers say stricter rules on a cancer-causing food substance would be 'unworkable'

Feb 4th 2018, 1:00 PM 32,283 Views 43 Comments

EU rules will be rolled out in April to clamp down on acrylamide, which is found in chips.

# mep - Monday 8 January, 2018

Nigel Farage says top EU negotiator 'clearly doesn't understand Brexit'
# Immigration
# Immigration

Nigel Farage says top EU negotiator 'clearly doesn't understand Brexit'

Jan 8th 2018, 7:36 PM 27,935 Views 90 Comments

Farage criticised Michel Barnier after their meeting today.

# mep - Saturday 18 November, 2017

MEPs to vote on scrapping daylight saving time 'for health and safety reasons'
# Body Clock
# Body Clock

MEPs to vote on scrapping daylight saving time 'for health and safety reasons'

Nov 18th 2017, 4:00 PM 35,350 Views 91 Comments

A new EU study said that health research associates DST with disruption to circadian rhythm.

# mep - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

'Ireland has been a godsend to me': Tory MEP on why he took out an Irish passport
# Citizenship
# Citizenship

'Ireland has been a godsend to me': Tory MEP on why he took out an Irish passport

Sep 5th 2017, 1:23 PM 22,297 Views 51 Comments

Conservative Party MEP Charles Tannock has been vocal in his criticism of Brexit.

# mep - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Michael Collins 'would not be happy' with suggestions Ireland follow Britain out of EU
# Was It For This
# Was It For This

Michael Collins 'would not be happy' with suggestions Ireland follow Britain out of EU

Jul 8th 2017, 6:50 AM 16,512 Views 146 Comments

MEP Seán Kelly said it is “daft” to suggest Ireland should make itself economically dependent on the UK again.

# mep - Friday 30 June, 2017

Unionists have nothing to fear from a united Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Unionists have nothing to fear from a united Ireland

Jun 30th 2017, 8:30 PM 7,448 Views 101 Comments

British identity can and must be accommodated in an agreed, united Ireland, writes Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy.

# mep - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

'You're behaving like the mafia... no, gangsters': Nigel Farage takes aim at EU
# Brexiteer
# Brexiteer

'You're behaving like the mafia... no, gangsters': Nigel Farage takes aim at EU

Apr 5th 2017, 12:34 PM 16,834 Views 66 Comments

“I do understand national sensitivities. I’ll change it to gangsters,” Farage continued to say.

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