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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Strasbourg

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# address
Taoiseach tells European Parliament that Ireland strongly supports Ukraine joining EU
Micheál Martin said Ireland supports the strongest possible sanctions on Russia, understanding that it will involve costs.
# Strasbourg
All sides must honour Good Friday Agreement, Taoiseach says at unveiling of John Hume bust
Micheal Martin is in Strasbourg for a series of engagements in the Council of Europe, marking Ireland’s presidency of the body.
# Strasbourg
Russia exits Council of Europe over Ukraine invasion
The flag of Russia was lowered and removed from its staff outside the Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg.
All time
# Hero
Messi gets rapturous reception, Mbappe jeered in PSG win
The France striker is in the spotlight with speculation that he will seek a move away.
# new recruits
First week on the job: We checked in with some of Ireland's new MEPs to see how they are getting on
Committee memberships, travel woes and accidentally calling the fire department. All in a week’s work.
# Open Goal
PSG must wait for league crown after astonishing Choupo-Moting miss
The 30-year-old forward produced an astonishing miss as PSG fluffed their lines, drawing 2-2 with Strasbourg.
# Reaction
'He must not come and cry after' – Strasbourg midfielder on Neymar injury
The PSG star went to hospital after appearing to injure himself in a challenge from Anthony Goncalves.
# Injury
Neymar in tears after suffering foot injury three weeks before Champions League clash against Man United
PSG take on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men on 12 February at Old Trafford.
# Hot Water
'I just reacted, I'm sorry, yes, but I'm only human'
Television cameras caught Monaco coach Thierry Henry shouting abuse at defender Kenny Lala on Saturday.
# Called Off
Security worries in France mean 4 games in Ligue 1 this weekend have now been postponed
Authorities are expecting more anti-government demonstrations this weekend.
# Wanted
Police release image of Strasbourg attacker suspect as Irish visitors to France told to exercise caution
Two were killed and one person left brain-dead after the shooting at the Christmas market in Strasbourg.
# France
Suspected Christmas market gunman Cherif Chekatt shot dead by police in Strasbourg
Three people were killed and 13 wounded in a shooting on Tuesday.
# France
Who is the Strasbourg Christmas market attacker Cherif Chekatt?
The suspected gunman has been sentenced 27 times for a variety of crimes.
# Strasbourg
'We saw a woman with a baby … we were screaming at her’: Sinn Féin MEP caught up in Strasbourg shooting
A lone gunman killed at least three people and wounded 13 others at the Christmas market in Strasbourg.
# France
Strasbourg attack: Gunman who killed three people at Christmas market identified
The killer opened fire at around 8pm on one of the city’s busiest streets.
# Breaking
Strasbourg shooting: Two dead and 12 injured at Christmas market as suspect remains at large
The suspected gunman was wounded by soldiers after an exchange of gunfire.
# Comptoir Agricole
A massive explosion at a grain silo in Strasbourg has injured four people
A large fire broke out in the aftermath of the explosion and dozens of firefighters rushed to the scene.
# Strasbourg
Woman who called emergency services in France mocked by operator and died hours afterwards
An autopsy revealed that the woman had suffered multiple organ failure.
# Euro Trip
Speaking English, Irish, French and German, Leo sets out stall on Brexit in big EU speech
Varadkar addressed corporation tax and migration in his speech.
# Crime Victim
PSG coach Emery's apartment robbed on match night
“The door was closed but not locked,” the police said.
# Steven Woolfe
Favourite for Ukip leadership quits party following 'altercation' with fellow MEP
Steven Woolfe had been seen as front-runner to succeed Nigel Farage before allegedly being assaulted in Strasbourg recently by fellow Ukip MEP Mike Hookem.
# European Parliament
Attendance by Irish MEPs in Euro Parliament hits six-year low
One Irish MEP was unable to attend plenary sessions in 2015 due to illness.
# hideous
The remains of victims of a Nazi 'anatomy professor' have been found in France
August Hirt committed suicide in July 1945.
# European Parliament
Have you heard about Europe's multi-million euro travelling circus?
Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes on the ‘disgraceful’ moving of the European Parliament to Strasbourg once a month, every month.
# Totally stoked
Irish MEPs were very excited about the Pope's visit this morning
Pope Francis has made a speech in the European Parliament this morning
# back in the habit
He won't have to face Ian Paisley, but Pope Francis will speak to EU politicians today
Francis’s visit is the first by a Pontiff since 1988 when Paisley was ejected for heckling.
# in the door
Confirmed: Big Phil Hogan is now officially the EU Agriculture Commissioner
Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy said he intends to hold the commissioner accountable at all times.
# lawyering up
Families of German victims of MH17 are to sue Ukraine
Three of the families are to take their case to the European Court of Human Rights.
# Strasbourg
Ireland needs to send a new judge to the European Court of Human Rights
Our current judge, Ann Power-Forde SC, will have to step down from the role in 2017.
# Selfie central
It's the first day of the new European Parliament and these Irish MEPs were really excited
It’s all happening in Strasbourg
# Brussels to Strasbourg
MEPs back proposal to end practice of 'travelling circus'
But France is likely to block any changes to the current system whereby MEPs decamp, at considerable cost, to Strasbourg every month.
# EU2013
Enda Kenny tells parliament that he is 'truly, madly, deeply European'
The Taoiseach also acknowledged European tensions as the Irish presidency comes to an end.
# Loose Ends
Taoiseach to boast about Irish presidency in Strasbourg today
It will be Enda Kenny’s last job as part of Ireland’s presidency of the Council of Europe.
# Breastfeeding
Baby pics to be banned from infant food packaging
New EU laws are to help encourage breastfeeding and were welcomed by one Irish MEP.
# Strasbourg
In full: President Michael D Higgins’ speech to the European Parliament
President Higgins warned of the ‘urgent need for new models of connection between economy, society and policy’.
# European Parliament
President Higgins to address European Parliament in Strasbourg
His 11am address, entitled “Towards a European Union of the Citizens”, will be followed by a joint press conference with the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz.
# State Aid
MEP opposes EU commissioner's call for elimination of State aid
Fianna Fáil’s Pat the Cope Gallagher said parts of Ireland would not have any industry if it wasn’t for the procurement of State aid.
# Abortion
Ireland tells Europe that 'X case' law will be enacted by July
The a Council of Europe’s committee is told that the legislation to respond to the A, B and C case will be out next month.
# Adoption
European court rules woman can adopt lesbian partner's child
The landmark ECtHR ruling found that a person cannot be forced to give up their child before an adoption by someone of the same sex.