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# mep - This year 2022

The Big MEP Questionnaire: What do our Irish MEPs think of the EU?
# EU Say
# EU Say

The Big MEP Questionnaire: What do our Irish MEPs think of the EU?

Jun 26th 2022, 9:00 PM 20,657 Views 38 Comments
  • All 13 of our MEPs reveal their personal highs and lows of working within the European Parliament.
  • Frustrations include defence issues, pace of progress on climate, and feeling unheard by the Council and Commission.
  • Division among MEPs on whether the EU should have more power - or already has enough.
  • Priorities for next five years range from climate action to mental health to fostering EU businesses.
MEP Clare Daly criticises EU sanctions on Russia in European Parliament speech
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

MEP Clare Daly criticises EU sanctions on Russia in European Parliament speech

Apr 6th 2022, 2:22 PM 57,245 Views 102 Comments

Daly has previously voted against a resolution to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

# mep - Last year 2021

Opinion: We know how little Ireland counts in Westminster - but UK relations still matter
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

Opinion: We know how little Ireland counts in Westminster - but UK relations still matter

Dec 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 17,291 Views 3 Comments

The Fianna Fáil MEP for Dublin argues that despite current Conservative Party ideologies being bad for Ireland, relations must be maintained.

Fine Gael MEP calls for EU to suspend its funding for Poland
# Poland
# Poland

Fine Gael MEP calls for EU to suspend its funding for Poland

Oct 19th 2021, 10:30 PM 27,434 Views 56 Comments

Fears of a ‘Polexit’ have grown after Poland’s constitutional tribunal found that EU treaties were incompatible with Poland’s national constitution.

What led to the 2019 Fine Gael MEP migration vote?
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

What led to the 2019 Fine Gael MEP migration vote?

Oct 9th 2021, 7:30 AM 13,762 Views 15 Comments

In October 2019, 290 MEPs voted against resuming search and rescue efforts in the Mediterranean. Four were Fine Gael MEPs. What was behind that vote?

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 37,099 Views 95 Comments

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

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 39,021 Views 33 Comments

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

# mep - All time

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 19,900 Views 14 Comments

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

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 49,425 Views 27 Comments

Colm Markey will replace Mairead McGuinness as an MEP.

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 10,953 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.

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 19,620 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 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 94,918 Views 71 Comments

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

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 22,920 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.

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 56,263 Views 0 Comments

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

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 53,838 Views 156 Comments

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

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 16,894 Views 31 Comments

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

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 62,702 Views 74 Comments

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

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 41,822 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.

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 45,963 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 23,745 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 17,689 Views 19 Comments

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

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 39,496 Views 74 Comments

And it’s a good start for Fine Gael.

'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 16,928 Views 57 Comments

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

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 23,360 Views 16 Comments

These people are on the candidates’ replacement lists.

'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 44,675 Views 122 Comments

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

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 27,543 Views 41 Comments

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

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 14,146 Views 46 Comments

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

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 15,290 Views 52 Comments

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

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 18,243 Views 28 Comments

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

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 30,787 Views 55 Comments

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

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 51,587 Views 112 Comments

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

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 17,381 Views 39 Comments

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

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 19,709 Views 44 Comments

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

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 31,727 Views 140 Comments

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

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 21,984 Views 33 Comments

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

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 12,594 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?’

'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 24,428 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.

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 11,046 Views 58 Comments

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

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 32,302 Views 44 Comments

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

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 27,959 Views 90 Comments

Farage criticised Michel Barnier after their meeting today.

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