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#European Union

# european-union - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Ireland is still doing badly when it comes to greenhouse gases

Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions were at a four-year high in 2015.

# european-union - Saturday 16 April, 2016

The EU has long passed its original purpose. Time for Brexit to kill it

A British withdrawal from the EU is the death knell we need delivered to the failed union, writes Aaron McKenna.

# european-union - Thursday 14 April, 2016

Should we be worried that this controversial weedkiller will be used for seven more years?

European Parliament voted yesterday to extend the use of glyphosate.

# european-union - Friday 8 April, 2016

Second batch of migrants sent back to Turkey

The 45 migrants were all Pakistani nationals.

# european-union - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

From Business ETC Michael O’Leary says the UK ‘won’t save money or red tape’ if it leaves the EU Stay Or Go?

Michael O’Leary says the UK ‘won’t save money or red tape’ if it leaves the EU

The Ryanair chief executive said investment in the UK could be lost to Ireland if a ‘Brexit’ occurs.

# european-union - Sunday 21 February, 2016

Poll: If you were voting in the British referendum, would you choose to leave the EU? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: If you were voting in the British referendum, would you choose to leave the EU?

A referendum will be held on 23 June.

# european-union - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

Cash for underused airports and farms used for motocross: How the EU wasted billions

The EU’s financial watchdog said the ‘error rate’ for spending was over 4% of the union’s budget.

# european-union - Monday 9 November, 2015

Poll: Would you like to see a referendum on Ireland’s EU membership? Your Say This post contains a poll

# european-union - Thursday 5 November, 2015

From Business ETC Britain leaving the EU could cost Ireland €3 billion a year Stay Another Day

Britain leaving the EU could cost Ireland €3 billion a year

Without the interconnection between Ireland and Britain, our energy costs are also likely to soar.

# european-union - Monday 14 September, 2015

Migrant crisis talks: No agreement on quotas until next month

Ministers have been holding emergency talks in Brussels today.

# european-union - Monday 7 September, 2015

From Business ETC 40 Irish bankers earned at least €1 million in 2013 Big Bucks

40 Irish bankers earned at least €1 million in 2013

Two bankers were earning €2 million or more.

# european-union - Friday 4 September, 2015

Syrian family laid to rest as Taoiseach says we can take in more refugees

“There’s got to be a clear plan and a clear strategy to help people who are so distressed by these events.”

Poll: Would you take a refugee family into your home? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you take a refugee family into your home?

An EU plan for migrant resettlement is set to be announced next week.

# european-union - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

From Business ETC The European Union has a bone to pick with Disneyland Consumer Rights

The European Union has a bone to pick with Disneyland

Are customers some certain countries being charged more?

# european-union - Monday 27 July, 2015

France is in trouble for not taking back millions it gave to Ryanair

The EU wants €10 million in state aid recovered.

# european-union - Monday 20 July, 2015

Greek banks reopen as citizens face massive price hikes

Greeks will be able to withdraw up to €420 at once per week.

# european-union - Monday 13 July, 2015

Ireland’s embassy in Paris is worth a LOT of money

The location isn’t too shabby at all.

# european-union - Thursday 9 July, 2015

What happens to currencies when they die?

We pursue it, discuss it, count it and obsess over it… but do we ever really think about what ‘money’ is?

# european-union - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Poll: Should Greece accept the terms of a new bailout? Your Say This post contains a poll

# european-union - Thursday 2 July, 2015

What’s the issue with Greece’s pension system?

The main bone of contention in negotiations between Greece and its creditors has been how to resolve the pension system. But why is it such a huge issue?

# 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

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.