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# strasbourg - Thursday 14 December, 2017

From The42 PSG coach Emery's apartment robbed on match night Crime Victim

PSG coach Emery's apartment robbed on match night

“The door was closed but not locked,” the police said.

# strasbourg - Monday 17 October, 2016

Favourite for Ukip leadership quits party following 'altercation' with fellow MEP

Steven Woolfe had been seen as front-runner to succeed Nigel Farage before allegedly being assaulted in Strasbourg recently by fellow Ukip MEP Mike Hookem.

# strasbourg - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Attendance by Irish MEPs in Euro Parliament hits six-year low

One Irish MEP was unable to attend plenary sessions in 2015 due to illness.

# strasbourg - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

The remains of victims of a Nazi 'anatomy professor' have been found in France

August Hirt committed suicide in July 1945.

# strasbourg - 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.

# strasbourg - 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

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.

# strasbourg - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Confirmed: Big Phil Hogan is now officially the EU Agriculture Commissioner

Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy said he intends to hold the commissioner accountable at all times.

# strasbourg - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Families of German victims of MH17 are to sue Ukraine

Three of the families are to take their case to the European Court of Human Rights.

# strasbourg - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Ireland needs to send a new judge to the European Court of Human Rights

Our current judge, Ann Power-Forde SC, will have to step down from the role in 2017.

# strasbourg - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

# strasbourg - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

MEPs back proposal to end practice of 'travelling circus'

But France is likely to block any changes to the current system whereby MEPs decamp, at considerable cost, to Strasbourg every month.

# strasbourg - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Enda Kenny tells parliament that he is 'truly, madly, deeply European'

The Taoiseach also acknowledged European tensions as the Irish presidency comes to an end.

Taoiseach to boast about Irish presidency in Strasbourg today

It will be Enda Kenny’s last job as part of Ireland’s presidency of the Council of Europe.

# strasbourg - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Baby pics to be banned from infant food packaging

New EU laws are to help encourage breastfeeding and were welcomed by one Irish MEP.

# strasbourg - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

In full: President Michael D Higgins’ speech to the European Parliament Strasbourg This post contains videos

In full: President Michael D Higgins’ speech to the European Parliament

President Higgins warned of the ‘urgent need for new models of connection between economy, society and policy’.

President Higgins to address European Parliament in Strasbourg

His 11am address, entitled “Towards a European Union of the Citizens”, will be followed by a joint press conference with the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz.

# strasbourg - Sunday 17 March, 2013

MEP opposes EU commissioner's call for elimination of State aid

Fianna Fáil’s Pat the Cope Gallagher said parts of Ireland would not have any industry if it wasn’t for the procurement of State aid.

# strasbourg - Friday 8 March, 2013

Ireland tells Europe that 'X case' law will be enacted by July

The a Council of Europe’s committee is told that the legislation to respond to the A, B and C case will be out next month.

# strasbourg - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

European court rules woman can adopt lesbian partner's child

The landmark ECtHR ruling found that a person cannot be forced to give up their child before an adoption by someone of the same sex.

# strasbourg - Friday 28 December, 2012

From The42 Former Czech Republic and Aston Villa footballer dies in sledding crash Tragedy

Former Czech Republic and Aston Villa footballer dies in sledding crash

Vaclav Drobny was capped two times for his country.

# strasbourg - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Internet freedom 'must be protected', TD tells Council of Europe

TD for Clare Michael McNamara was speaking about ACTA at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.

# strasbourg - Saturday 18 February, 2012

Is there an end in sight for European Parliament's two-chamber rule?

MEPs have backed plans to examine scrapping the arrangement where both Brussels and Strasbourg can house all meetings.

# strasbourg - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

Barroso hails Euro deal - but slams UK's "impossible" demands

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso says last week’s deal is a compromise of ’27 minus’, not of ’17 plus’.

# strasbourg - Friday 25 November, 2011

TDs seek urgent meeting with MEPs over Cardiff vote

TDs ask for a meeting to discuss Eoin O’Shea’s emails – as an influential MEP calls for a second meeting on Kevin Cardiff.

# strasbourg - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

Fine Gael ready to "move on" from presidential election

The party’s presidential candidate Gay Mitchell did not attend tonight’s parliamentary party meeting.

# strasbourg - Friday 23 September, 2011

European Parliament staff refuse to consider 40-hour week

A union representing staff in the European Parliament has refused to enter talks on extending the working week by 2.5 hours.

# strasbourg - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

Max Mosley loses European court bid over press coverage

Former F1 boss had wanted change of law to force newspapers to warn individuals before publishing details about their private lives.

# strasbourg - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

MEPs back plans for tax on financial transactions

The European Parliament gives its backing to a ‘Tobin Tax’ on all transactions, asking Brussels to investigate the €200bn plan.

# strasbourg - Thursday 16 December, 2010

Ireland may legislate for abortion following European court ruling

One of the three women who claimed that her rights were violated by Ireland’s ban on abortion wins a landmark legal challenge.

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