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# meps - Thursday 9 September, 2021

Irish MEPs criticise Poland for pushing migrants back at new border wall with Belarus
# TGIP
# TGIP

Irish MEPs criticise Poland for pushing migrants back at new border wall with Belarus

Sep 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 27,429 Views 55 Comments
  • Gráinne Ní Aodha asked all 13 Irish MEPs for their thoughts on the EU's response to the border wall in Poland.
  • One Irish MEP said that what Poland was doing was "no better than what Trump was trying to do along the US-Mexico border", and that the EU should condemn it.
  • This month, The Good Information Project will focus on migration and the EU.

# meps - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

EU rejects British fisheries offer of 35% fish-stock reduction over 3 years
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU rejects British fisheries offer of 35% fish-stock reduction over 3 years

Updated Dec 22nd 2020, 9:40 PM 35,256 Views 46 Comments

A Number 10 insider has described the reported compromise on fishing quotas as “b*llocks”.

# meps - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

MEPs ask Taoiseach to allow Covid testing as replacement for quarantine on return to Ireland
# Essential Workers
# Essential Workers

MEPs ask Taoiseach to allow Covid testing as replacement for quarantine on return to Ireland

Sep 1st 2020, 12:05 AM 48,025 Views 59 Comments

Billy Kelleher, Seán Kelly, and Ciarán Cuffe have written to Taoiseach Micheál Martin to ask for MEPs to be treated as essential workers for travel purposes.

# meps - Saturday 11 January, 2020

Brexit divorce deal was 'the easy part'; and more 'last-minute turmoil' on the way, Irish MEPs say
# Back To Brexit
# Back To Brexit

Brexit divorce deal was 'the easy part'; and more 'last-minute turmoil' on the way, Irish MEPs say

Jan 11th 2020, 12:05 AM 18,192 Views 22 Comments

Irish MEPs regret that Brexit has become an inevitability, with one saying that “as an Irish person, I can’t feel any happiness” towards the certainty it created.

# meps - Sunday 27 October, 2019

'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 18,656 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.

# meps - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Fine Gael MEPs criticised for voting against move to enhance rescue operations for migrants
# Europe
# Europe

Fine Gael MEPs criticised for voting against move to enhance rescue operations for migrants

Oct 24th 2019, 8:14 PM 25,983 Views 69 Comments

The EU parliament rejected a vote asking member states to step up efforts to save asylum seekers in the Mediterranean.

# meps - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Von der Leyen 'ready' to back Brexit delay in pitch to MEPs for European Commission president bid
# New Eu
# New Eu

Von der Leyen 'ready' to back Brexit delay in pitch to MEPs for European Commission president bid

Updated Jul 16th 2019, 9:33 AM 23,022 Views 90 Comments

MEPs will vote today on whether to elect the German defence minister to the European Commission top job.

# meps - Sunday 7 July, 2019

First week on the job: We checked in with some of Ireland's new MEPs to see how they are getting on
# New Recruits
# New Recruits

First week on the job: We checked in with some of Ireland's new MEPs to see how they are getting on

Jul 7th 2019, 9:30 AM 23,769 Views 34 Comments

Committee memberships, travel woes and accidentally calling the fire department. All in a week’s work.

# meps - 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 62,309 Views 74 Comments

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

# meps - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

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.

# meps - Monday 27 May, 2019

As it happened: All to play for as first European election counts announced
Live May 27th 2019, 12:10 AM

As it happened: All to play for as first European election counts announced

# meps - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Eamon Dunphy, former Rose of Tralee and UKIP's Welsh leader set to feature in first European TV debate
# The Big Debate
# The Big Debate

Eamon Dunphy, former Rose of Tralee and UKIP's Welsh leader set to feature in first European TV debate

May 14th 2019, 10:47 PM 29,288 Views 39 Comments

The first proper debate takes place on Virgin Media One tomorrow night.

# meps - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

The Big Day of Voting: Today's your last chance to make sure you're registered to vote on May 24
# Vote Vote Vote
# Vote Vote Vote

The Big Day of Voting: Today's your last chance to make sure you're registered to vote on May 24

May 7th 2019, 1:30 PM 20,456 Views 28 Comments

There’s two elections, a referendum… and plebiscites in certain areas.

# meps - Sunday 28 April, 2019

QUIZ: Do you know who this MEP is?
# Ep2019
# Ep2019

QUIZ: Do you know who this MEP is?

Apr 28th 2019, 9:00 PM 35,211 Views 33 Comments

Have you been paying attention to these politicians over the last five years?

# meps - Monday 15 April, 2019

59 candidates declare for European Parliament elections in May
# MEPs
# MEPs

59 candidates declare for European Parliament elections in May

Apr 15th 2019, 3:31 PM 17,727 Views 46 Comments

13 Irish MEPs will be elected when voters go to the polls on 24 May.

# meps - Monday 4 March, 2019

EU committee votes to scrap biannual clock change by 2021
# Daylight Savings
# Daylight Savings

EU committee votes to scrap biannual clock change by 2021

Mar 4th 2019, 8:25 PM 43,899 Views 91 Comments

Clocks go forward this year on Sunday 31 March.

# meps - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Two MEPs elected in South and Dublin constituencies won't be able to take their seats until the UK has left
# Brexit Limbo
# Brexit Limbo

Two MEPs elected in South and Dublin constituencies won't be able to take their seats until the UK has left

Feb 19th 2019, 8:33 PM 18,328 Views 12 Comments

Ireland was allotted the additional two seats as part of the redistribution of seats due to Brexit.

# meps - 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 10,584 Views 8 Comments

Brexit is also impacting on May’s European elections

# meps - Sunday 6 January, 2019

Here's what some Irish MEPs said when asked if there will be a hard border in Ireland
# Hard Or Soft Boiled Brexit
# Hard Or Soft Boiled Brexit

Here's what some Irish MEPs said when asked if there will be a hard border in Ireland

Jan 6th 2019, 10:00 PM 63,480 Views 37 Comments

The Irish government and the EU says they’re not preparing for a hard border – here’s what three Irish MEPs think.

# meps - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Ireland will get two extra MEPs because of Brexit
# New Eu
# New Eu

Ireland will get two extra MEPs because of Brexit

Jan 24th 2018, 8:14 AM 9,879 Views 33 Comments

There will be 73 vacant MEP seats after the UK withdraws from the European Union.

# meps - Monday 15 January, 2018

'It doesn't give the fish a chance': Irish MEPs urged to vote against electric pulse fishing
# Electrocution
# Electrocution

'It doesn't give the fish a chance': Irish MEPs urged to vote against electric pulse fishing

Jan 15th 2018, 6:15 AM 10,608 Views 24 Comments

The practice involves dragging an electrified net across the sea floor, stunning all of the marine life in its path.

# meps - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

EU parliament president shocked at 'hotbed of harassment' claims
# EU Parliament
# EU Parliament

EU parliament president shocked at 'hotbed of harassment' claims

Oct 24th 2017, 10:37 AM 11,118 Views 28 Comments

More than a dozen women spoke to the Sunday Times this week and accused politicians of harassment.

# meps - Monday 18 July, 2016

FactCheck: Is Luke 'Ming' Flanagan right about other Irish MEPs' poor record of attendance?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Luke 'Ming' Flanagan right about other Irish MEPs' poor record of attendance?

Jul 18th 2016, 6:15 AM 47,322 Views 67 Comments

The Independent MEP says he’s the only Irish member who regularly shows up for the Agriculture Committee. FactCheck puts that claim to the test.

# meps - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Attendance by Irish MEPs in Euro Parliament hits six-year low
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

Attendance by Irish MEPs in Euro Parliament hits six-year low

May 11th 2016, 11:42 AM 12,681 Views 34 Comments

One Irish MEP was unable to attend plenary sessions in 2015 due to illness.

# meps - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Irish MEP's have one of the lowest attendance rates in the EU
# Roll Call
# Roll Call

Irish MEP's have one of the lowest attendance rates in the EU

May 5th 2015, 8:13 PM 16,249 Views 37 Comments

They’ve also been making fewer speeches and asking fewer questions.

# meps - Monday 15 December, 2014

'Family comes first': Irish MEPs explain poor voting record in Europe
# Ming
# Ming

'Family comes first': Irish MEPs explain poor voting record in Europe

Dec 15th 2014, 11:26 AM 14,867 Views 67 Comments

Ireland ranks last out of all Member States for attendance at plenary sessions.

# meps - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Irish MEPs were very excited about the Pope's visit this morning
# Totally Stoked
# Totally Stoked

Irish MEPs were very excited about the Pope's visit this morning

Nov 25th 2014, 11:53 AM 11,476 Views 58 Comments

Pope Francis has made a speech in the European Parliament this morning

# meps - Friday 3 October, 2014

A Garda whistleblower is backing MEP's legal battle with Phil Hogan
# Support
# Support

A Garda whistleblower is backing MEP's legal battle with Phil Hogan

Oct 3rd 2014, 3:55 PM 11,913 Views 0 Comments

Garda whistleblower John Wilson has said he will fund raise for Nessa Childer’s legal costs in the case that Phil Hogan proceeds with threatened action.

# meps - Sunday 25 May, 2014

As it happened: Local election results 2014 SATURDAY
Live May 25th 2014, 12:30 AM

As it happened: Local election results 2014 SATURDAY

# meps - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Opinion: Sickened with politics and politicians? Then you should vote tomorrow
# Your Voice
# Your Voice

Opinion: Sickened with politics and politicians? Then you should vote tomorrow

May 22nd 2014, 7:30 PM 66 Views 91 Comments

If you’re feeling disillusioned with politics, you’re not alone – and that’s why you need to make your voice heard.

Voters in Inishfree (all 6 of them) go the polls today, along with 2,118 other people...
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Voters in Inishfree (all 6 of them) go the polls today, along with 2,118 other people...

May 22nd 2014, 7:15 AM 6,191 Views 15 Comments

The elections come a day early, if you’re lucky enough to live on an island off the west or northwest coast.

# meps - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Battle lines and cantering elephants: Here's how Election 2014 is shaping up in Ireland South...
# Three Days Out
# Three Days Out

Battle lines and cantering elephants: Here's how Election 2014 is shaping up in Ireland South...

May 20th 2014, 7:00 AM 6,413 Views 12 Comments

Ten counties. Four seats. Exactly 96 hours until the polls open.

# meps - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Whatever about the candidates - can you trust the voters?... On the trail in Tipp
# Not Easy Being Green
# Not Easy Being Green

Whatever about the candidates - can you trust the voters?... On the trail in Tipp

May 13th 2014, 8:30 PM 10,648 Views 15 Comments

This butcher in Cashel’s promising his vote to the Greens. Other locals are also pledging their number ones to Grace O’Sullivan — but, it turns out, some are more genuine than others…

# meps - Sunday 11 May, 2014

Poll: Will you be voting in the EU elections?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you be voting in the EU elections?

May 11th 2014, 8:55 AM 12,291 Views 139 Comments

A poll in the UK showed only one in ten voters can name their MEP… Will you be casting a ballot on Friday week?

# meps - Saturday 10 May, 2014

A comedian's brother, a garda whistleblower... The 'super subs' that could end up in Europe
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

A comedian's brother, a garda whistleblower... The 'super subs' that could end up in Europe

May 10th 2014, 9:45 AM 20,773 Views 26 Comments

The list of ‘replacements’ that could end up taking MEP seats also includes pro-life and LGBT campaigners, a former army officer, and an ex-world champion athlete.

# meps - Saturday 15 March, 2014

2010 ECB letter to Lenihan could finally be made public
# Bailout
# Bailout

2010 ECB letter to Lenihan could finally be made public

Mar 15th 2014, 2:31 PM 14,041 Views 76 Comments

The European Parliament has voted in favour of a motion calling for the publishing of the letter.

# meps - Friday 28 February, 2014

One person received 70 per cent of all big political donations last year
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

One person received 70 per cent of all big political donations last year

Feb 28th 2014, 2:46 PM 23,616 Views 44 Comments

Meanwhile, fourteen elected representatives didn’t declare their donation statements and may now face prosecution.

# meps - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

# meps - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Irish MEPs 'confident' EU will provide storm repair funds
# Storm
# Storm

Irish MEPs 'confident' EU will provide storm repair funds

Jan 14th 2014, 2:37 PM 4,972 Views 21 Comments

A group of MEPs met with the Commissioner for Regional Development in Strasbourg this morning.

# meps - Saturday 30 November, 2013

E-cigarette manufacturers could face tough new restrictions
# No Smoke
# No Smoke

E-cigarette manufacturers could face tough new restrictions

Nov 30th 2013, 7:45 AM 15,569 Views 127 Comments

The measures could restrict the amount of nicotine allowed in electronic cigarettes, which have been marketed as a way for smokers to wean themselves off the habit.

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