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#European Parliament

# european-parliament - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Nigel Farage’s Eurosceptic EU parliament group has collapsed

It puts UKIP at risk of losing millions of euros in funding from Brussels.

# european-parliament - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Laughter and applause for Phil Hogan, as Sinn Féin challenge falls flat

Big Phil’s anticipated ‘Big Grilling’ failed to materialise at the EU Parliament this morning, and the agriculture committee has now voted to back him as commissioner.

# european-parliament - Monday 15 September, 2014

# european-parliament - Monday 11 August, 2014

Video: Would you eat meat from the offspring of clones?

Good sense or Frankenfood? The issue is coming up for debate again in Europe.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

# european-parliament - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Pro-family and anti-immigration: Who are Brian Crowley’s new mates?

They’re Brian Crowley’s new European bedfellows, but what do they stand for?

# european-parliament - Monday 23 June, 2014

Fianna Fáil says Brian Cowley’s move to Eurosceptic group is ‘unacceptable’

Brian Crowley has switched to the European Conservatives and Reformists, a grouping that includes many right-wing parties including the British Conservatives.

# european-parliament - Sunday 22 June, 2014

‘I’ve a job to do here’: Enda rules out top EU role… again

The Taoiseach said he expects Jean-Claude Juncker to become the next president of the European Commission, but David Cameron is trying to block this from happening.

# european-parliament - Monday 16 June, 2014

Ming and Hayes may be off to Brussels, but they’re going without pay for two months

Luke Ming Flanagan and Brian Hayes automatically vacated their Dáil seats last month and won’t officially become MEPs into July.

# european-parliament - Friday 13 June, 2014

Opinion: Jean-Claude who? Juncker and the the turf war gripping Europe

The former prime minister of Luxembourg is part of a developing crisis that threatens to be one of the greatest faced by the European Union.

# european-parliament - Saturday 7 June, 2014

One million tweets: Here’s how social media was used to encourage people to vote

One in five potential voters were reached by Facebook’s “I voted” button which was shared more than 2.7 million times.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Brian Hayes: I’ll work with Ming, I look forward to working with him

The newly-elected Fine Gael MEP is at opposite end of the political spectrum to the new MEP for Midlands North-West.

Opinion: What does the rise of anti-EU MEPs mean for European politics? EU

Opinion: What does the rise of anti-EU MEPs mean for European politics?

For small member states like Ireland, the change in Parliament will bring many challenges…

State of Play: Just 6 seats to be filled in local elections

Who’s in? Who’s out? Who has to wait?

# european-parliament - Monday 26 May, 2014

Angela Merkel: The rise of populist parties is remarkable and regrettable

But she is happy today with her own party wins.

The gloves are off: Socialists slam Brid Smith for splitting Dublin vote

Socialist MEP Paul Murphy lost his seat tonight but told reporters we haven’t seen the last of him yet…

UKIP on clear lead in Britain as Eurosceptics clear up across EU

Nigel Farage spoke of a “political earthquake” – and here’s how the other EU results are shaping up.

# european-parliament - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Emer Costello all but concedes: ‘Sometimes the wind isn’t with you and it wasn’t with us on this occasion’ I'm Out This post contains videos

‘We’ve been waiting for 100 years for someone to come and save us’ – Ming calls for political change

Flanagan is expected to secure one of four European seats in the 15-county Midlands North West constituency.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

European candidates asked about abortion legislation… here’s what they said

The Life Insitute put a number of questions to a range of candidates – 10 answered.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Everything you need to know about the European Parliament but were afraid to ask

Don’t know your EPP from your elbow? We’ve got you covered.

# european-parliament - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Anti-Islamic, anti-EU, anti-immigration: The Dutch far-right leader who looks set to gain in European elections

Geert Wilders’s Party for Freedom is currently coming third in opinion polls ahead of the elections this month.

# european-parliament - Saturday 17 May, 2014

This Irish woman’s running as an MEP in London but says she has your interests at heart

NoelleAnne O’Sullivan’s focus is on Irish workers and businesses in London and she believes a British exit from the EU could have serious consequences for Ireland and for the Peace Process.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Eamon Gilmore will be hoping Europe’s top MEP can ease his Labour pains

It’s been a tough 24 hours for the Tánaiste but he has a big visitor today.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

# european-parliament - Saturday 5 April, 2014

FG’s young ‘policy wonk’ wants to trade a seat in the Dáil for one in Europe. Here’s why:

Just over three years into his first stint as a TD, Simon Harris has his eyes on Brussels.

Banking corruption and injustice – the focus of Tom Darcy’s European campaign

The former property developer is running as a candidate in Dublin for Direct Democracy Ireland.

# european-parliament - Thursday 3 April, 2014

From Business ETC EP votes in favour of net neutrality laws and to end roaming charges Net Neutrality

EP votes in favour of net neutrality laws and to end roaming charges

The new legislation prevents internet service providers (ISPs) from giving preferential treatment to its own services and from blocking other services that may compete against their own offerings.

# european-parliament - Sunday 23 March, 2014

‘I rely on guys with vans and ladders’: Marian Harkin on running as an Independent Election 2014 This post contains videos

‘I rely on guys with vans and ladders’: Marian Harkin on running as an Independent

The two-time MEP said Ireland “can’t keep relying on” foreign direct investment and must do more to support SMEs and farmers.

# european-parliament - Saturday 22 March, 2014

‘Ludicrous’: Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher dismisses Sinn Féin attack over Trichet letter vote

Sinn Féin MEP candidate Matt Carthy said that the odds of three votes being incorrect due to a technical fault were ‘astronomical’.

# european-parliament - Saturday 15 March, 2014

2010 ECB letter to Lenihan could finally be made public

The European Parliament has voted in favour of a motion calling for the publishing of the letter.

# european-parliament - Thursday 13 March, 2014

From Business ETC Soon, you could have just one charger for all your devices European Parliament

Soon, you could have just one charger for all your devices

“Have a charger?” “Yes, it’s an iPhone 4 though.” Damn.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

MEPs slam the rejection of gender equality report

The report gave recommendations on how to tackle inequality between men and women in the EU.

‘Ming’ Flanagan will tell us if he is running for Europe after St Patrick’s Day

The independent TD is not playing down rumours that he will run for the European Parliament in Midlands North-West.

# european-parliament - Sunday 9 March, 2014

Brian Hayes: This is a serious election for serious people

The junior minister said he definitely won’t be running in the next general election if he makes it to Europe.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

From Business ETC New cars from October 2015 will call ambulance for you after crash Emergency

New cars from October 2015 will call ambulance for you after crash

Draft legislation for a new initiative was approved by the European Parliament today.

Dáil’s youngest TD to be third Fine Gael candidate in Ireland South

The Wicklow TD will be added to the ticket later today.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

EU to double Ireland’s funding for homeless services like soup kitchens

Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy said the increase is welcome but it is still too low considering the scale of poverty across the EU.

# european-parliament - Monday 17 February, 2014

Eamon Ryan: It wasn’t too difficult dusting myself down and getting back

The former minister thinks he has a pretty good chance in the upcoming European elections, despite his party’s hammering in the 2011 general election.

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