This is the directly elected parliament of the EU. It has 736 seats. Members of the European parliament are elected every five years by the citizens of the EU. The legislative power of the parliament is shared equally with the Council of the European Union.
# european-parliament - Monday 11 August, 2014
Good sense or Frankenfood? The issue is coming up for debate again in Europe.
# european-parliament - Tuesday 1 July, 2014
It’s all happening in Strasbourg…
# european-parliament - Tuesday 24 June, 2014
They’re Brian Crowley’s new European bedfellows, but what do they stand for?
# european-parliament - Monday 23 June, 2014
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
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
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
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
# european-parliament - Tuesday 27 May, 2014
The newly-elected Fine Gael MEP is at opposite end of the political spectrum to the new MEP for Midlands North-West.
For small member states like Ireland, the change in Parliament will bring many challenges…
Who’s in? Who’s out? Who has to wait?
# european-parliament - Monday 26 May, 2014
But she is happy today with her own party wins.
Socialist MEP Paul Murphy lost his seat tonight but told reporters we haven’t seen the last of him yet…
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’
The Labour MEP is set to lose her seat in the capital.
‘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
The Life Insitute put a number of questions to a range of candidates – 10 answered.
# european-parliament - Tuesday 20 May, 2014
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.
They’re a crazy bunch on that mainland.
# european-parliament - Saturday 17 May, 2014
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
It’s been a tough 24 hours for the Tánaiste but he has a big visitor today.
# european-parliament - Wednesday 16 April, 2014
Curved cabs could be on the way in.
# european-parliament - Saturday 5 April, 2014
Just over three years into his first stint as a TD, Simon Harris has his eyes on Brussels.
The former property developer is running as a candidate in Dublin for Direct Democracy Ireland.
# european-parliament - Thursday 3 April, 2014
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
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
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
The European Parliament has voted in favour of a motion calling for the publishing of the letter.
# european-parliament - Thursday 13 March, 2014
“Have a charger?” “Yes, it’s an iPhone 4 though.” Damn.
# european-parliament - Tuesday 11 March, 2014
The report gave recommendations on how to tackle inequality between men and women in the EU.
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
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
Draft legislation for a new initiative was approved by the European Parliament today.
The Wicklow TD will be added to the ticket later today.
# european-parliament - Tuesday 25 February, 2014
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
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.
# european-parliament - Sunday 16 February, 2014
The independent MEP is taking big financial gamble that could leave her unemployed by the summer.
# european-parliament - Sunday 9 February, 2014
Spoiler: she’s already doing the job.
# european-parliament - Thursday 6 February, 2014
The Fine Gael MEP and former presidential candidate was the only Irish MEP not to vote in favour of the final resolution but insisted he supports the resolution.