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# eu - Monday 22 May, 2017

Most Irish people want to stay in the EU even if Brexit deal is bad for us

An RTÉ opinion poll has found that voters want to see a closer-knit Europe after Britain leaves the EU.

# eu - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Facebook fined €110 million for providing false information on WhatsApp takeover

The social media giant said that any errors it made were not intentional.

# eu - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

EU investigates if company increased cancer drug prices by 'several hundred percent'

In Italy in 2016, Aspen Pharma increased the price of five “life-saving and irreplaceable” drugs by between 300% and 1,500%.

# eu - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

A non-EU parent has a right to residency if their child is an EU citizen

An EU court ruled on the case of a Venezuelan woman who entered the Netherlands as a visitor and had a child with a Dutch national.

# eu - Monday 8 May, 2017

For the 4th year running Ireland is set to be Europe's fastest growing economy

Ireland is expected to grow by 5% this year, up from previous Davy estimates of 3.7%.

# eu - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Theresa May accuses EU of making 'threats against Britain' to influence election Them's Fightin' Words This post contains videos

Theresa May accuses EU of making 'threats against Britain' to influence election

The Prime Minister said that there are “some in Brussels who do not want these [Brexit] talks to succeed”.

# eu - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Here's what Ireland's Brexit strategy for the next two years looks like

Focusing on Ireland’s ‘unique concerns’ is the order of the day in the government’s new strategy document.

# eu - Monday 1 May, 2017

'If Le Pen wins, you'll be buying bread with francs this time next year'

The deputy head of the Front National party made the claim on radio today.

Poll: Do you think a united Ireland is likely to happen anytime soon? Reunification This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think a united Ireland is likely to happen anytime soon?

The EU has placed provisions for a united Ireland as part of its Brexit guidelines.

# eu - Saturday 29 April, 2017

EU leaders back deal that would see North rejoin EU in event of Irish unity

The EU 27 leaders unanimously backed a tough Brexit strategy today.

# eu - Friday 28 April, 2017

The potential for a united Ireland is on the front page of the Financial Times

EU leaders are expected to make formal reference to the potential for Irish reunification.

Politicians attacked after Macedonia's parliament stormed by 100 protesters

Footage shows chairs and tripods being thrown as fist fights broke out in the parliamentary press room.

# eu - Monday 24 April, 2017

Marine Le Pen steps down as leader of her party

The far-right candidate is taking on Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential election.

Poll: Who would get your vote in the French presidential election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who would get your vote in the French presidential election?

France will go to the polls on 7 May.

# eu - Sunday 23 April, 2017

"It is time to liberate the French people" - Le Pen is through to the final round in the presidential election

Pro-EU candidate Emmanuel Macron has topped the poll, followed by Marine Le Pen, in one of the most closely-fought presidential battles France has seen.

Poll: Are you worried about the future of the EU? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about the future of the EU?

The Irish government has repeatedly said it is committed to the European Union.

# eu - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Nicola Sturgeon calls large Tory win in UK election 'a horrifying prospect'

Meanwhile, Theresa May has said a potential alliance of opposition parties would be a “coalition of chaos”.

# eu - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Snap election to be held in UK on 8 June COME WHAT MAY This post contains videos

Snap election to be held in UK on 8 June

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said the election is a chance for the UK “to avoid a disastrous hard Brexit”.

# eu - Monday 17 April, 2017

'Believe me, it's not over': Protesters dispute vote that tightens Erdogan's grip on power

Opposition parties have claimed there were irregularities in yesterday’s referendum vote.

# eu - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Massive arson attack guts French migrant camp

The population of the Grande-Synthe camp has swelled since the destruction last October of the squalid Jungle camp near Calais.

# eu - Friday 7 April, 2017

Simon Coveney says water committee seems to be moving in 'extremely worrying' direction

The minister has said some of the wording agreed by the committee is “deeply ambiguous” and at odds with the EU.

# eu - Thursday 6 April, 2017

'Come in, I missed you' - Merkel gives Kenny Brexit boost in Berlin meeting

The German Chancellor acknowledged Ireland’s specific interest in Brexit negotiations.

# eu - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

'You're behaving like the mafia... no, gangsters': Nigel Farage takes aim at EU

“I do understand national sensitivities. I’ll change it to gangsters,” Farage continued to say.

# eu - Saturday 1 April, 2017

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

Poll: Are you worried about Brexit?

Theresa May triggered Article 50 on Wednesday.

Passport Office costs rise by €4.3m following Brexit vote

Almost 65,000 people in Britain applied for an Irish passport last year, a 42% jump.

# eu - Friday 31 March, 2017

Here's what the European Union will ask for during Brexit talks

We have a good idea of what Britain wants – so what will the EU be asking for?

# eu - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

From The Daily Edge 19 excellent tweets about Brexit Day Triggered

19 excellent tweets about Brexit Day

Father Brexit has been.

# eu - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Signed, sealed and to be delivered tomorrow: May signs Article 50 letter triggering Brexit

The letter will be taken from 10 Downing Street to Brussels tomorrow morning.

Poll: Do you think the EU is good for Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the EU is good for Ireland?

On the union’s sixtieth anniversary, does membership of it remain a positive thing for Ireland?

# eu - Monday 27 March, 2017

Debate Room: Luke 'Ming' Flanagan and Nessa Childers debate the EU's merits

EU leaders gathered in Rome this weekend to mark the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, the accord that spawned the European Union.

Russian opposition leader jailed following unsanctioned Moscow protest

Alexei Navalny has been a vocal critic of the Kremlin.

Theresa May is heading north for a Scottish independence showdown with Nicola Sturgeon

It comes as the British PM prepares to rigger Article 50.

# eu - Sunday 26 March, 2017

Just fining people for wasting water won't be enough says EU commissioner

The issue of water charges will be back on the agenda in Leinster House this week.

# eu - Saturday 25 March, 2017

EU leaders signed a 'declaration of unity' today. Theresa May wasn't there.

The EU is marking the 60th anniversary of the union’s founding today.

'Extremism, racial intolerance and ultra-nationalism mean we need the EU now'

Sixty years on from the signing of the Treaty of Rome, European unity is more important than ever, writes Noelle O Connell.

The EU is 60 this weekend, but it wasn't the first vision of a united Europe

It’s been tried many times before.

# eu - Friday 24 March, 2017

Juncker calls Brexit 'a tragedy' as he says UK's final bill will be around €58 billion

The EU Commission President said that Article 50 negotiations with the UK will be “frank and fair”.

# eu - Thursday 23 March, 2017

'As the UK withdraws economic opportunities will arise. Ireland must aggressively pursue them'

As Chairman of the Seanad Special Select Committee, I will ensure that we will not spend our time analysing the problems Brexit poses, writes Neale Richmond.

# eu - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Dublin protest against EU ruling on hijabs in the workplace

Irish Muslim women feel that the ruling will directly affect their ability to find employment.

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