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# european-parliament - Friday 17 July, 2015

‘Thuggery disguised as protest’: Why are so many people against Uber? Carpooling This post contains videos

‘Thuggery disguised as protest’: Why are so many people against Uber?

Several European countries have tried to ban the app, but where does Ireland stand?

# european-parliament - Saturday 13 June, 2015

From Business ETC Here’s why having Irish gives you a big leg up in grabbing a €52k EU job Léigh Anois Go Curamach

Here’s why having Irish gives you a big leg up in grabbing a €52k EU job

It’s ten years since Irish was made an official language of the EU.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Fine Gael MEPs have been compared to fascists

Flanagan didn’t hold back in his criticism.

From Business ETC Left-wing campaigners are derailing a US free-trade deal for ‘political reasons’: Hayes Stars And Gripes

Left-wing campaigners are derailing a US free-trade deal for ‘political reasons’: Hayes

Debate on the so-called TTIP was suspended this morning amid angry scenes.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Former GAA president says FAI should give back the €5 million

…and then Fifa should hand it over to us again as a legitimate grant.

# european-parliament - Saturday 30 May, 2015

Ireland and the UK should double team the EU on tax

Eurocrats are gearing up, once again, to meddle with our corporate tax rate. We should take a leaf out of our neighbour’s book and demand better.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Resistance to antibiotics could be causing unnecessary deaths in Ireland

An Irish MEP has proposed that the use of the antibiotics without prescription be banned.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Irish MEP’s have one of the lowest attendance rates in the EU

They’ve also been making fewer speeches and asking fewer questions.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Have you heard about Europe’s multi-million euro travelling circus?

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes on the ‘disgraceful’ moving of the European Parliament to Strasbourg once a month, every month.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

From Business ETC Poll: Would you pay extra to know where your food came from? Paddock To Plate This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you pay extra to know where your food came from?

Most people want better labelling on country-of-origin, but that change could come at a price.

# european-parliament - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Speeding tourists won’t be able to escape penalties under new law

The European Parliament has passed legislation to allow police forces in different Member States to share data.

# european-parliament - Monday 2 February, 2015

European Parliament evacuated after bomb alert

The scene has now been declared safe.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Ming is on a ‘bad list’ with a Nazi supporter … and he’s not impressed

The Irish politician features on a list dubbed the ‘most embarrassing MEPs’.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Irish MEPs were very excited about the Pope’s visit this morning

Pope Francis has made a speech in the European Parliament this morning

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Catch up as you wake up.

He won’t have to face Ian Paisley, but Pope Francis will speak to EU politicians today

Francis’s visit is the first by a Pontiff since 1988 when Paisley was ejected for heckling.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

From Business ETC Sorry Ireland, Draghi says the ECB won’t be fronting the banking inquiry No Show

Sorry Ireland, Draghi says the ECB won’t be fronting the banking inquiry

The central bank has been accused of treating Ireland with disdain.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Nessa Childers says the legal, er, ‘situation’ between her and Phil Hogan is over

Hogan sent legal letters to the MEP last month.

This guy is warning all sides in the North to refrain from ‘dangerous mutual provocation’

He said the European Parliament is willing to act as an ‘honest broker’ to support the peace process.

# 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.

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