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# european-union - Friday 13 October, 2017

20 people taken ill due to noxious fumes at venue for next week's EU leaders summit

A spokesperson for the emergency services said there was “a bad mix of chemical products on the kitchen level”.

# european-union - Thursday 12 October, 2017

EU chief negotiator: Brexit talks at 'disturbing' deadlock

After a fifth round of talks Barnier said he “cannot recommend” to move on from divorce issues.

# european-union - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Catalan president may declare region independent in defiance of Spain

All eyes will be on Carles Puigdemont’s speech later today.

# european-union - Monday 9 October, 2017

Whose court is the ball in then? EU and UK can't decide on who takes next Brexit step

Jean-Claude Juncker has warned that “miracles” are needed to make progress in this round of talks.

# european-union - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Fine Gael MEP says Ireland needs to re-examine its neutrality ahead of Brexit

Jean-Claude Juncker has called for the EU to implement plans for a common defence strategy

# european-union - Sunday 27 August, 2017

They've escaped from Aleppo, but the 60,000 Syrian refugees living in Bulgaria still feel far from welcome Hostile Territory This post contains videos

They've escaped from Aleppo, but the 60,000 Syrian refugees living in Bulgaria still feel far from welcome

The Bulgarian government has been roundly criticised for not doing enought to aid the integration of the refugees its country has received.

# european-union - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

'I couldn't believe my eyes': EU citizens in UK given deportation letters by mistake

The Home Office said letters had been mistakenly sent out to around 100 people.

# european-union - Monday 17 July, 2017

The EU is to curb sales of rubber boats to Libya to stop them getting to smugglers

Sales of outboard motors will also be cut back.

# european-union - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Google won't have to pay €1 billion tax in France - because its Irish subsidiary is not taxable there

A French court ruled in favour of the search engine giant today.

# european-union - Monday 26 June, 2017

Brexit: EU citizens in UK will have to join special register, but rules won't apply to Irish

The UK prime minister announced a set of proposals for EU citizens following Brexit.

# european-union - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Donald Tusk welcomes Ireland's 'young, energetic' new Taoiseach to Brussels

EU leaders are meeting in Brussels today.

# european-union - Monday 19 June, 2017

Leo travels to London to discuss Brexit and Northern Ireland

The new Taoiseach will meet Theresa May at Downing Street today.

UK seeks deal 'like no other in history' as Brexit talks kick off

It’s been almost a year since the shock referendum result.

# european-union - 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.

# european-union - 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.

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

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

# european-union - 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.

# european-union - 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.

# european-union - Saturday 1 April, 2017

From The42 All-Ireland Champions Cup final dream alive as Leinster and Munster await semi venues European Union

All-Ireland Champions Cup final dream alive as Leinster and Munster await semi venues

Here’s how tomorrow’s quarter-finals will impact the venues for Ireland’s remaining provinces.

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Poll: Are you worried about Brexit?

Theresa May triggered Article 50 on Wednesday.

# european-union - 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.

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

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

# european-union - Saturday 25 March, 2017

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

It’s been tried many times before.

# european-union - Monday 13 March, 2017

One step closer: Theresa May gets green light to start Brexit process

The UK Prime Minister has said she will trigger Article 50 by the end of March.

# european-union - Saturday 11 March, 2017

"They are the vestiges of the Nazis": Turkey president slams Dutch over foreign minister ban

An upcoming referendum in the Netherlands if passed will increase Erdogan’s power.

# european-union - Friday 10 March, 2017

Bertie Ahern says Ireland isn't 'mad enough' to leave the EU

“The whole border issue is a nightmare for us,” the former Taoiseach said.

# european-union - Friday 3 March, 2017

Polish MEP: 'Women must earn less than men because they're weaker, smaller and less intelligent'

The 74-year-old has received widespread criticism for his comments.

# european-union - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Brexit 'cannot stop the European Union on its march to the future'

Juncker laid out five possible scenarios including reducing the European Union to just a single market.

# european-union - Monday 2 January, 2017

While others look to get out, some politicians in Iceland want a referendum on joining the EU

But what would the referendum be called? IceIn? IcEnter? ReykjavIn?

# european-union - Thursday 29 December, 2016

'Marry me, so we don’t break up': The political proposals of 2016 that got it all wrong

Like any good proposal, a political campaign must give voters a sense of hope that things in the future will be wonderful, writes Eoghan McDermott.

# european-union - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

FactCheck: You asked, we answered - how does Irish politicians' pay compare to Europe?

How do our TDs and Taoiseach’s salaries compare to their continental counterparts?

# european-union - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Theresa May is coming to Ireland next month

Enda Kenny is expected to hold a meeting about Brexit with the UK Prime Minister in Dublin.

# european-union - Saturday 17 December, 2016

We asked every TD if they want a vote on a united Ireland, here's what they said

Some think the time is right, economically and politically – particularly after the Brexit vote. Others aren’t sure, saying it would only serve to heighten sectarian tensions.

# european-union - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Almost 20% of Irish people can't afford to meet friends for a drink or meal

A report has also revealed 12% of Irish people in 2014 could not afford to take part in a leisure activity.

# european-union - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Driver disqualifications will not extend to other EU countries

Transport Minister Shane Ross told Cabinet this week that government would be repealing the section of the Act as it has been proven to be unworkable.

# european-union - 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.

# european-union - Sunday 30 October, 2016

EU and Canada sign free-trade pact to the backdrop of red-paint protests

Critics see Ceta as a Trojan horse for a larger and more controversial deal between the EU and the United States.

# european-union - Monday 24 October, 2016

Five dead after small plane crashes at Malta airport

The airport said that emergency services were dispatched to the scene immediately.

# european-union - 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.

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