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# eu - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Europol has released a grisly Advent calendar of their most wanted criminals

Europe’s crime agency are publishing one fugitive from one member state per day.

# eu - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

The EU is continuing its war with Somali pirates

That is despite attacks essentially stopping in recent years.

# eu - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Iceland (the country) sues 'aggressive' Iceland (the frozen food shop) over name

The Nordic country has taken the case to the European Union Intellectual Property Office.

European Investment Bank to invest €100 million in UCC and €70 million in Trinity

The developments will support hundreds of jobs and focus on improved student accommodation and research facilities.

# eu - Sunday 20 November, 2016

FactCheck: Do 700,000 jobs really depend on our "open access" to the EU

Richard Bruton made a big claim about this major issue, on Claire Byrne Live earlier in the week.

# eu - Saturday 19 November, 2016

Fianna Fáil hold "balance of power" on 'modest' water charges, says Paul Murphy

A report leaked to RTÉ has suggested that some form of water charges must be imposed for Ireland to satisfy its EU obligations.

Ireland to oppose Uber application to circumvent taxi regulations across EU ECJ

Ireland to oppose Uber application to circumvent taxi regulations across EU

The company’s flagship service is banned here – and the government wants to keep it that way.

FactCheck: National Party leader Justin Barrett's claims about immigration

The National Party leader made a series of claims about immigration on the Last Word this week. We checked them out.

# eu - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Most Irish don't want an EU referendum and think Brexit will be bad for us

That’s according to a new Claire Byrne Live/Amárach Research poll.

# eu - Thursday 10 November, 2016

There are over 130 new office buildings being planned for Dublin Brexit Demand This post contains images

There are over 130 new office buildings being planned for Dublin

The buildings, if completed, will total over 12 million square feet and be enough space to accommodate over 100,000 employees.

# eu - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Putin congratulates Trump, says he wants to 'improve relations' between Russia and US

A lot of far-right leaders are very happy with the election result.

# eu - Monday 7 November, 2016

A hard Brexit could cost 40,000 Irish jobs - report

The paper says that there is “almost a complete consensus in the international literature that Brexit will have a negative effect on the UK economy”.

# eu - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

'No one knows where this is all going to end up': Leaders meet to discuss Brexit fallout

Gerry Adams has said “an alternative to Brexit” should be found.

# eu - Saturday 29 October, 2016

'Ceta has a corporate driven agenda': What Ireland could learn from the tiny region of Wallonia

“The Irish government is the chief cheerleader for this trade agenda,” writes Matt Carthy, who firmly believes it is doing Irish people a disservice.

EU and Canada to sign trade deal tomorrow as Belgian stand-off ends

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said the talks with Wallonia “did not change a comma” in the deal.

# eu - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

Communications Minister admits he hasn't read report which criticises media ownership in Ireland

Minister Naughten said he was not sent the report before it was published on Monday.

# eu - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Martin says pro-Brexit ministers in UK are 'making it up as they go along'

In a damning speech today, he said the anti-EU campaign “deployed lies and anti-foreigner rhetoric” to secure the result.

# eu - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Phil Hogan says the UK is 'going to learn a hard lesson' over Brexit

The Agriculture Commissioner said the UK can’t “have its cake and eat it” and dismissed Brexiteers’ “posturing and fancy talk”.

# eu - Friday 14 October, 2016

Hard Brexit or no Brexit: EU chief gives Britain a choice

“I think it is useless to speculate about ‘soft Brexit’,” Donald Tusk said.

# eu - Monday 3 October, 2016

99.8% of Hungarian voters have rejected EU migrant quotas in 'invalid' referendum

While almost all who voted backed the Government, turnout was short of the 50% threshold.

# eu - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Calls to give free Interrail passes to all European 18-year-olds as birthday presents

The proposal is being put forward by Manfred Weber of the European People’s Party (EEP), the party in Europe aligned with Fine Gael.

# eu - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Boris meets Turkish leader he wrote offensive 'goat sex' poem about

He’s also a big fan of his Turkish washing machine.

# eu - Sunday 25 September, 2016

"Ireland seems to be far down the list of desired destinations for these refugees"

Will our children judge us for not doing enough for migrants the way we now wonder about Ireland’s response to the migrant crisis after World War II, asks Barry Ward.

# eu - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

Ireland's Young Scientist winners come third overall in Europe

Maria Louise Fufezan and Diana Bura received €3,500 for their efforts, and also won a trip to DuPont’s science and engineering plants in Denmark.

# eu - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Call for more monitoring of super trawlers after dolphin deaths

Irish MEP Seán Kelly said people who break rules should be “dealt with”.

# eu - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

While a ceasefire takes hold in Syria, the war in eastern Europe rumbles on with almost 10,000 dead

Clashes of the conflict have returned to the highest level in a year.

MEPs laugh at Jean-Claude Juncker when he says Europe is fighting tax evasion

Earlier, Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes said: “Changing the rules, however appalling [they are], is not smart.”

# eu - Friday 9 September, 2016

Refugees in Turkey are to be given debit cards by the EU

They did not give details of how much each card would be worth.

# eu - Sunday 4 September, 2016

Sea salts that hail from Louth get EU 'protected status'

Other protected Irish products include Imokilly Regato, Clare Island Salmon, and the Waterford Blaa.

# eu - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

I wouldn't bet on Brexit actually happening, says Germany's EU Commissioner

“It is possible that public opinion will tip if the economic situation in the wake of the Brexit vote worsens,” said Guenther Oettinger.

# eu - Monday 22 August, 2016

European leaders say the EU doesn't need Britain

Angela Merkel and co are looking to strengthen the bloc.

# eu - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

Islamic State is the biggest threat facing continent, Europeans say

However, many believe that spending more on defence is not the answer.

# eu - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Of all EU countries, Ireland will feel negative impact of Brexit the most (for up to 5 years)

A German think tank survey has found that Ireland will be impacted in both the short-term and long-term.

# eu - Friday 5 August, 2016

Poll: Should Ireland leave the EU? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland leave the EU?

It has been a turbulent few weeks since the UK voted to leave to EU.

# eu - Sunday 31 July, 2016

FactCheck: Is Frances Fitzgerald right about Ireland's financial gain from the EU?

Big numbers, big claims – FactCheck is here to find out what’s what.

# eu - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Looking for a job? Graduates are being urged to think about training at the EU

There are around 1,200 jobs in total.

# eu - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Government 'concerned' about jump in number of visa applications from the UK

Last year, 10,000 visa applications were made, in comparison to just 1,800 in 2014.

# eu - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Turkey suspends 15,000 education staff after failed coup attempt

Over 7,500 people have been detained so far in a massive legal crackdown.

# eu - Sunday 17 July, 2016

Brexit minister: Some EU citizens may be forced to leave the UK

David Davis says there may be a cut off date for migrants who’ve settled in the UK.

# eu - Friday 15 July, 2016

Galway has been voted one of Europe's Capitals of Culture 2020

An Irish city last held the title in 2005.

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