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# meps - This year 2022

The EU and You: What's working, not working and what we don't understand
# How It Works
# How It Works

The EU and You: What's working, not working and what we don't understand

Jun 30th 2022, 9:30 PM 6,854 Views 5 Comments

In the final topic of our 18-month initiative, we shone a spotlight on the EU itself and our part in it. Turns out we had a lot to learn.

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 20,632 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.
Mick Wallace says sending arms to Ukraine is 'madness' as he defends vote against EU motion
# MEPs
# MEPs

Mick Wallace says sending arms to Ukraine is 'madness' as he defends vote against EU motion

Mar 2nd 2022, 3:58 PM 62,971 Views 104 Comments

Wallace was just one of 13 MEPs who voted against a motion on Russian aggression in Ukraine.

# meps - Last year 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 27,998 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 - All time

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 35,269 Views 46 Comments

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

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 48,098 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.

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 18,214 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.

'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.

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 26,528 Views 69 Comments

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

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 23,034 Views 90 Comments

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

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 23,806 Views 34 Comments

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

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 62,695 Views 74 Comments

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

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 17,688 Views 19 Comments

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

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

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 29,302 Views 39 Comments

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

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 20,489 Views 30 Comments

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

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

QUIZ: Do you know who this MEP is?

Apr 28th 2019, 9:00 PM 35,227 Views 33 Comments

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

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 17,745 Views 46 Comments

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

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 43,915 Views 91 Comments

Clocks go forward this year on Sunday 31 March.

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 18,338 Views 12 Comments

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

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 10,598 Views 8 Comments

Brexit is also impacting on May’s European elections

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 63,544 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.

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 9,894 Views 33 Comments

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

'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 10,629 Views 24 Comments

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

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 11,131 Views 28 Comments

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

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 47,352 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.

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 12,699 Views 34 Comments

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

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 16,276 Views 37 Comments

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

'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 14,918 Views 67 Comments

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

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 11,494 Views 58 Comments

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

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 11,932 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.

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

As it happened: Local election results 2014 SATURDAY

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 84 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 6,219 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.

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 6,460 Views 12 Comments

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

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 10,682 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…

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 12,302 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?

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 20,795 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.

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 14,063 Views 76 Comments

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

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 23,641 Views 44 Comments

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

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