# eu-presidency - Yesterday’s News
'When you're lying in that bed in Dún Laoghaire, it's easy to think it's all over but it's far from it'
Twelve years after he was left paralysed, Westmeath para-cycling Declan Slevin recounts the journey which has taken him to the Paralympic Games.
# eu-presidency - Sunday 22 June, 2014
Jean Claude Juncker is the favourite for the job, but David Cameron may force a vote that could see Enda Kenny elected.
# eu-presidency - Tuesday 11 February, 2014
If Enda Kenny seeks the position of either President of the European Council or head of the European Commission, he could achieve great things for Ireland and Europe, writes David Moloney.
# eu-presidency - Saturday 1 February, 2014
Plus: What percentage of people aged 50 and older in Ireland are obese?
# eu-presidency - Wednesday 29 January, 2014
Nearly €70 million less than last time.
# eu-presidency - Thursday 7 November, 2013
Enrico Letta will meet with Enda Kenny at Government Buildings in Dublin later.
# eu-presidency - Monday 9 September, 2013
In a review, Amnesty International described the government’s approach as “confused and inadequate”.
# eu-presidency - Saturday 13 July, 2013
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has also revealed that €51 million was spent on Ireland’s EU Presidency, around €9 million under budget.
# eu-presidency - Monday 17 June, 2013
Taoiseach Enda Kenny will arrive in Fermanagh later today, where he is expected to hold talks with the US president.
# eu-presidency - Monday 10 June, 2013
It’s been a busy past few days for the Taoiseach.
# eu-presidency - Wednesday 24 April, 2013
Ireland can no longer afford, financially or morally, to go along with the EU’s current hopeless policy in Bosnia. Now is an opportune time for a fundamental rethink of how the EU should deal with the political situation there, writes Patrick Nulty.
# eu-presidency - Friday 12 April, 2013
The party has released a short video putting a positive spin on events so far this year…
# eu-presidency - Tuesday 2 April, 2013
At 38 per cent, Ireland has the highest rate of children at risk of poverty in Western Europe. But, far from protecting the vulnerable, the government has introduced austerity measures that mean the rich get richer, writes Richard Manton.
# eu-presidency - Wednesday 27 March, 2013
The reality is that inspections only offer a momentary window into a teacher’s classroom as an educator. I would challenge the very notion that increasing inspections and appraisals is necessary to help develop better education standards, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.
# eu-presidency - Friday 15 March, 2013
Hundreds of events are taking place across all Member States of the European Union to help promote Irish culture during the country’s EU Presidency.
# eu-presidency - Monday 25 February, 2013
Labour’s Ciarán Lynch will today chair a meeting of the chairs of the Finance Committees of each of the 27 EU states.
# eu-presidency - Tuesday 19 February, 2013
Lovely weather they’re having in France….
It’s February 19 – and the 50th day of Ireland’s tenure at the helm of the Council of the European Union.
# eu-presidency - Tuesday 5 February, 2013
The Minister for Social Protection said that without welfare payment, “millions of families across the EU would literally be left with nothing”.
# eu-presidency - Tuesday 8 January, 2013
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
Ministers will be brought to their hotels by car for security reasons, but will join their colleagues on buses after that.
# eu-presidency - Sunday 6 January, 2013
Many of us are returning to work for the first time tomorrow following the festive period. Here is a round-up of the news stories you may have missed. You are welcome.
# eu-presidency - Wednesday 2 January, 2013
The Minister for Transport wants five new Acts, a new road safety strategy, a Luas connection and an independent Shannon.
# eu-presidency - Tuesday 1 January, 2013
Ireland’s six-month stint running the Council of the European Union starts today. So what’s involved?
Ireland formally begins its six-month stint leading the Council of the EU today. How do you feel about it?
NGOs want the government to press for a strong, European vision for a fairer and more sustainable world in the next six months.
# eu-presidency - Monday 31 December, 2012
The first six months of 2013 will see Ireland host the EU Presidency.
# eu-presidency - Thursday 27 December, 2012
But will their bags fit in the gauge?
# eu-presidency - Tuesday 18 December, 2012
The website for Ireland’s six-month presidency of the Council of the European Union cost the taxpayer €244,741.71.
# eu-presidency - Monday 17 December, 2012
A deal on bank debt is one of the top priorities, the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said today.
# eu-presidency - Tuesday 11 December, 2012
James Reilly formally asks for a €360 million HSE bailout today, as the Dáil also debates Sinn Féin’s motion of no confidence.
# eu-presidency - Monday 10 December, 2012
The EU presidency holds challenges for Ireland – but also offers major opportunities, writes Linda Barry.
# eu-presidency - Saturday 1 December, 2012
EU affairs minister Lucinda Creighton says Ireland’s next stint at the helm will cost far less than the last one.
# eu-presidency - Thursday 29 November, 2012
The Taoiseach said that the Irish presidency of the EU will be about “stability, jobs and growth”, as the Conference of Presidents began in Dublin.
# eu-presidency - Monday 26 November, 2012
The Government will meet the president of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, and chairpersons of the Parliament’s political groups, on Thursday.
# eu-presidency - Thursday 8 November, 2012
Enda Kenny meets with two heads of government and picks up his ‘European of the Year’ award today.
# eu-presidency - Thursday 1 November, 2012
Enda Kenny has said his meeting with Angela Merkel today will not be about making a decision on a deal for Ireland’s legacy bank debt.
# eu-presidency - Wednesday 17 October, 2012
The Department of Foreign Affairs will offer branded ties and scarves as ‘promotional mementoes’ for the European Council presidency.
# eu-presidency - Wednesday 10 October, 2012
The Taoiseach said he does not intend to publish any documentation relating to the abolition of the Seanad until he is satisfied it is all in place.
# eu-presidency - Friday 28 September, 2012
Kathleen Lynch said it may fall to Ireland to advance gender equality in state and corporate boards when we take over the EU Presidency.