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# european-union - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

EU roaming charges: here’s what you’ll be paying for texts and calls next year

And we won’t have to worry about extra charges in two years’ time.

# european-union - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Ireland will NOT be taking part in a new EU mission to destroy migrant boats

The operation aims to ‘dismantle the business model’ of human traffickers.

# european-union - Sunday 14 June, 2015

The End (of the Euro) is Nigh

With Greece now just over a fortnight away from default, this could very well spell the beginning of the end for the Euro as we know it.

# european-union - Thursday 11 June, 2015

‘The day is coming that someone says the game is over for Greece’

The IMF has pulled its team out of talks with the cash-strapped nation.

# european-union - Monday 8 June, 2015

Irish patients to take part in first trials to test potential cure for kidney disease

A Galway-based company has been awarded a multi-million euro grant to test the treatment.

# european-union - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Domestic workers are the most exploited group in Ireland

A new report from the EU has singled out childcare and domestic cleaners as the most exploited in Ireland.

# european-union - Monday 25 May, 2015

First Prosecco, now olive oil shortages are ahead

A combination of a bacteria affecting trees and dry, warm weather has affected the harvest.

# european-union - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Will the UK leave the EU …and what would it mean for Ireland if it did?

The prospect of the UK leaving the EU presents a massive challenge to the future of the European Union; its entire viability is at stake.

# european-union - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Britain could leave the EU as early as next year

Prime Minister David Cameron is allegedly already putting plans in motion to bring forward an in/out referendum by a year.

# european-union - Sunday 10 May, 2015

Nato is worried about the situation in Macedonia

A shoot-out left 22 people dead today.

# european-union - 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-union - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Irish priest says man executed in Indonesia ‘had no idea he was on death row’

“When we said your death sentence will be implemented, he said, ‘What death sentence? I will not be sentenced to death.’”

# european-union - Friday 24 April, 2015

Taoiseach: ‘The equivalent of three jumbo jets were lost in the Mediterranean’

Once it has been approved by the UN security council, however.

# european-union - Friday 6 March, 2015

Phil Hogan got 500 texts in one day about animal cruelty

When asked about live exports this week, Hogan said he was in favour of them and would make no apologies about it.

# european-union - Friday 13 February, 2015

This European nation has come up with laws to keep out EU immigrants

And it’s putting them on a collision course with Brussels.

# european-union - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

‘How bad would it be to be a European country not in the EU? Not that bad’

What are the implications for Ireland if the UK leaves the union?

# european-union - Saturday 31 January, 2015

Opinion: Break up the eurozone and slim down the EU – or voters will do it for us

The refusal to deal with the core problems of the Union are driving people to fringe parties that take absolute positions against the EU.

# european-union - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Opinion: Battle lines are being drawn – this year, eight EU states will vote

2015 is going to be a significant year in the European Union, as citizens in eight member states will be able to vote – beginning with Greece this Sunday.

# european-union - Friday 16 January, 2015

From Business ETC EU suspects Amazon’s Luxembourg tax deal was illegal. Next up Apple and Ireland… A Jungle Out There

EU suspects Amazon’s Luxembourg tax deal was illegal. Next up Apple and Ireland…

The preliminary ruling is putting more pressure on European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.

# european-union - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Nice try Monaco, but you can’t trademark your own name…

Ireland™ does have a nice ring to it though.

# european-union - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Counter-terror chief: We can’t stop all attacks without becoming a totalitarian society

Gilles de Kerchove also warned that Europe’s prisons have become a ‘massive incubator’ for radicalisation.

Should Ireland give more money to those in need abroad?

A new survey also revealed the Irish public’s want to increase the budget for foreign aid.

# european-union - Sunday 4 January, 2015

How does the EU work?

And why should I care?

# european-union - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Lower retailer fees for credit cards getting closer (that’s good news for shoppers)

The fees are charged by the banks when retailers process shoppers’ payments.

# european-union - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Sell online to the EU? You could have a lot more paperwork from today VAT

Sell online to the EU? You could have a lot more paperwork from today

Michael Noonan has said new tax rules are a good thing, but not everyone is convinced.

# european-union - Sunday 28 December, 2014

Charlie Flanagan really doesn’t want the United Kingdom to leave the EU

“The Government’s fundamental position on this is unequivocal.”

# european-union - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

EU removes Hamas from terror list (for now) and votes to recognise Palestine

The vote was in principle, and a watered-down version of the original motion.

From Business ETC One in six Irish people have NEVER used the internet Does Not Compute

One in six Irish people have NEVER used the internet

65% of Irish people said they use the internet every day.

# european-union - Monday 15 December, 2014

From Business ETC Here’s how an upcoming VAT flip-flop could affect small Irish businesses Moss

Here’s how an upcoming VAT flip-flop could affect small Irish businesses

The Government won’t mind the change – it’s set to receive millions in extra revenue.

# european-union - Friday 12 December, 2014

These 38 sewage treatment sites are putting your health at risk Raw

These 38 sewage treatment sites are putting your health at risk

An EPA report has also found raw sewage is still being dumped into bathing waters.

# european-union - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Farmers say rural Ireland will fall into turmoil if Phil Hogan doesn’t help them

Dairy farmers were told yesterday their incomes could fall by 50% in 2015.

# european-union - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Here’s how much money Europe is giving us over the next seven years…

…and how it’s going to be spent.

# european-union - Sunday 16 November, 2014

Now you can pick up your prescription while you’re on holiday

If you’re in the EU, that is.

# european-union - Friday 7 November, 2014

After saying ‘no way, we won’t pay’, UK agrees to half of €2bn bill from Europe

And they don’t have to pay until September 2015.

# european-union - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Almost a quarter of people across Europe live on the brink of poverty

This comes in a new study released today by EU’s statistical information office, Eurostat.

Opinion: The growth of Euroscepticism shows Europes’s problems are deeper than its pockets

Euroscepticism is undoubtedly connected to the economic crisis – but it is not the whole story: the problem is that the EU is not a democracy.

# european-union - Friday 31 October, 2014

‘Water is not free’ – Hogan says it’s either water charges or more income tax

Hogan said people can protest if they like but the charges are not going anywhere.

# european-union - Friday 24 October, 2014

Cameron: ‘No way are we paying a surprise bill from the EU for €2bn’ Bills Bills Bills This post contains videos

Cameron: ‘No way are we paying a surprise bill from the EU for €2bn’

“If people think that is going to happen they’ve got another thing coming.”

# european-union - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Enda Kenny meets next generation of European enthusiasts

He was launching the Blue Star programme for primary schools.

# european-union - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge PSNI called after Ryder Cup EU flag mistaken for ‘terrorist’ flag Flegs

PSNI called after Ryder Cup EU flag mistaken for ‘terrorist’ flag

The flag was put up in Rory McIlroy’s Co Down hometown to celebrate Europe’s win in the Ryder Cup.

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