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# eu - Today’s News

Your Christmas turkey could be chemical-filled if UK agrees on post-Brexit trade deal

Researchers found US poultry – washed in up to four chemical disinfectants – does not meet EU safety standards.

# eu - Friday 15 December, 2017

EU leaders agree to move onto phase two of Brexit talks, but warn of tough talks ahead

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said Britain’s phase one commitments must follow through to phase two.

'Brussels spends our money on pet projects for which it has no mandate'

Lack of engagement with citizens undermines the positive work of the EU, writes Malcolm Byrne.

# eu - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Varadkar says he has 'absolute confidence and trust' in British government

The Taoiseach is at a two-day European Council

# eu - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Theresa May suffers big defeat on Brexit, with own MPs rebelling against her

The defeat means MPs will have a final vote on any deal before the UK leaves the EU.

# eu - Monday 11 December, 2017

'I said some': Sky News presenter defends 'some of you Irish need to get over yourselves' comment

Adam Boulton made his comments following an interview with Tánaiste Simon Coveney.

Prominent figures from Northern Ireland write open letter to the Taoiseach

“The fact that the majority of voters in the north of Ireland voted to remain will not be ignored,” the open letter says.

# eu - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Sky News presenter says 'some of you Irish need to get over yourselves' Build A Bridge This post contains videos

Sky News presenter says 'some of you Irish need to get over yourselves'

Some people have been critical of Adam Boulton’s line of questioning in an interview with Tánaiste Simon Coveney.

# eu - Friday 8 December, 2017

Poll: Are you worried about Brexit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about Brexit?

There’ll be no hard border, but the long-term implications of the UK leaving the EU are still unclear.

This is what the Brexit deal means for Ireland and Northern Ireland

There will be NO hard border.

# eu - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Poll: Do you want Ireland to sign up to the EU defence deal? Pesco This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want Ireland to sign up to the EU defence deal?

The Taoiseach has said the deal will not affect Ireland’s neutrality but opposition TDs think otherwise.

David Davis admits UK hasn't produced any Brexit impact assessment as he's 'not a fan'

David Davis admits UK hasn't produced any Brexit impact assessment as he's 'not a fan'

Davis was called before the House of Commons Brexit committee after MPs expressed dissatisfaction in him.

# eu - Friday 1 December, 2017

'If UK Brexit offer is unacceptable to Ireland it will be unacceptable to Europe' - Donald Tusk

Ireland will be consulted on any offer put forward by the UK.

# eu - Thursday 30 November, 2017

The government isn't saying when the €13 billion from Apple will be recovered

Collecting the money requires a “bespoke solution”, a top official said.

# eu - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Britain 'very close' to sealing a Brexit deal, says Phil Hogan

The Guardian is reporting tonight that a solution to the Irish border is close, though the final wording has yet to be thrashed out.

# eu - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Britain will pay at least €45 billion to leave the EU - reports

The Telegraph and the Financial Times have reported that UK and EU negotiating teams have agreed on a figure.

'A rigged global tax system': Oxfam says Ireland is a tax haven by EU standards

The new report by Oxfam argues that Ireland fails to meet the criterion on fair taxation.

# eu - Monday 27 November, 2017

'A reality check for science': Controversial weedkiller gets five-year licence extension from the EU

Germany dropped its opposition to the pesticide, introduced in 1974 by US agro-giant Monsanto as Roundup.

46 people who fled Ireland last year were extradited to face questioning over serious crimes

Gardaí issued a number of warrants for those wanted for questioning over the Hutch/Kinahan feud.

# eu - Saturday 18 November, 2017

The UK Sun lashes out at Leo Varadkar, says he should 'shut his gob on Brexit and grow up'

The Sun’s editorial comment came following strong words from Varadkar at a European Union summit in Sweden yesterday.

# eu - Friday 17 November, 2017

'It doesn’t seem like they thought all this through' - Taoiseach talks tough to UK on Brexit Sock It To 'em This post contains videos

'It doesn’t seem like they thought all this through' - Taoiseach talks tough to UK on Brexit

Leo Varadkar says he wants talk of hard borders “off the table” before things move forward.

# eu - Monday 13 November, 2017

'Take it or leave it': MPs will get a chance to turn down Brexit deal

Brexit secretary David Davis said: “This agreement will only hold if parliament approves it.”

# eu - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Coveney hits out at 'nonsense' Sun story about Northern Irish border

Yesterday, an internal EU paper was published which suggested that it is essential for Northern Ireland to remain in the single market.

# eu - Friday 10 November, 2017

Northern Ireland 'must stay' in customs union post-Brexit to prevent hard border, says EU

An internal EU paper has said there must be no divergence of rules on either side of the border.

# eu - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Pope Francis has criticised Europe's low birth rates at a bishops' conference

In 2014 Pope Francis described the EU as a “grandmother, no longer fertile and vibrant”.

# eu - Thursday 26 October, 2017

'Bridge is not a sport': Club trying to claim tax relief denied by top EU court

The English Bridge Union had sought VAT relief on tournament entry fees.

# eu - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Leo says most citizens in Northern Ireland will be 'Irish and European' after Brexit

Tensions are high as EU and UK negotiators have reached a stalemate in Brexit talks.

# eu - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Ireland is below the European average when it comes to having women in politics

A new report was published today looking into the political performance of women in the 47-nation Council of Europe.

# eu - Monday 16 October, 2017

Leo Varadkar congratulates Austria's new 'whizz-kid' leader

Sebastian Kurz, 31, is the world’s youngest leader in waiting.

# eu - Thursday 12 October, 2017

EU chief negotiator: Brexit talks at 'disturbing' deadlock

After a fifth round of talks Barnier said he “cannot recommend” to move on from divorce issues.

Testimonies from trafficked victims in Ireland: 'I didn't feel safe, men were hitting on me'

The report noted issues around privacy, integration, nutrition and delays in processing applications.

# eu - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Catalan president may declare region independent in defiance of Spain

All eyes will be on Carles Puigdemont’s speech later today.

# eu - Monday 9 October, 2017

Whose court is the ball in then? EU and UK can't decide on who takes next Brexit step

Jean-Claude Juncker has warned that “miracles” are needed to make progress in this round of talks.

# eu - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Ghost of Thatcher haunts May as she fights plot to oust her

The British Prime Minister might demote Boris Johnson in a cabinet reshuffle.

# eu - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

The EU is taking Ireland to court over its failure to recover €13 billion from Apple

The government said it is “extremely disappointed” by the move.

'This company has simply treated passengers abysmally': Ryanair criticised in EU Parliament

The airline was criticised it on numerous fronts for its treatment of its workers and passengers.

# eu - Friday 29 September, 2017

EU leaders are hoping for Brexit 'miracles' but Leo thinks there's a 'better vibe' around talks

But the Taoiseach could be heading for a clash with Emmanuel Macron on tax issues.

# eu - Thursday 21 September, 2017

EU negotiator hits out at Boris Johnson for saying some young Britons have 'split allegiances'

Guy Verhofstadt told the Dáil that the EU will not allow Ireland to suffer because of Brexit.

# eu - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Boris Johnson denies he's planning to quit over Brexit row

Johnson has played down rumours of infighting in the Tory party, after a colleague accused him of “backseat driving”.

# eu - Saturday 16 September, 2017

EU ministers are trying to make Facebook and Google pay more tax

At least 10 ministers have called for it.

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