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#Brussels

# brussels - Friday 18 October, 2019

Did Varadkar worry that the EU would put pressure on him? 'It did cross my mind'

In an attempt to comfort unionists, Varadkar said “the queen will still be the queen; the pound will still be the pound”.

# brussels - Thursday 17 October, 2019

As it happened: Focus turns to House of Commons after last-minute Brexit deal endorsed by EU leaders

The EU27 leaders have backed the revised deal – but the DUP is still saying ‘no’.

# brussels - Monday 14 October, 2019

'It takes two to tango': UK and EU officials to resume Brexit talks in Brussels

There are doubts about the feasibility of a British proposal to track goods as they move through Northern Ireland.

# brussels - Friday 11 October, 2019

Brexit talks resume in Brussels after 'constructive meeting' between Varadkar and Johnson

The talks will indicate whether discussions between the Taoiseach and Prime Minister Boris Johnson paved way for a potential breakthrough.

# brussels - Friday 27 September, 2019

Coveney warns that 'time is running out' after Brexit meeting with Barnier

The meeting took place against the backdrop of a chaotic week in UK politics.

# brussels - Friday 6 September, 2019

Man due in court over money laundering charges totalling €1.1m

The man was found with €500,000 in cash at Dublin Airport in 2015.

# brussels - Sunday 7 July, 2019

First week on the job: We checked in with some of Ireland's new MEPs to see how they are getting on

Committee memberships, travel woes and accidentally calling the fire department. All in a week’s work.

# brussels - Thursday 20 June, 2019

'Enormous hostility' among some EU members towards any further Brexit extension, says Varadkar

Varadkar reiterated that the EU is not prepared to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement again.

# brussels - Saturday 20 April, 2019

'Many think we're wrong to leave the Dáil, others want us to f**k off out of here' - Mick Wallace

“If people of the far-right want to run, that is there prerogative – I am not of that ilk,” he said.

# brussels - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Theresa May tells MPs: 'We could have actually been outside the EU by now'

Theresa May has asked to extend Article 50 to 30 June, and EU leaders will decide today on whether to grant that.

# brussels - Friday 22 March, 2019

Waiting for clarity: Trust crumbles and tension builds in final Brexit days

The absurdity of the Brexit process continues, as patience from all sides is put under strain.

# brussels - Thursday 7 February, 2019

It's now only 50 days to Brexit and Theresa May is in Brussels again looking for a new deal

EU leaders have said the agreed deal will not be renegotiated.

# brussels - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

From The42 ‘We didn’t want to play... We weren’t really given a choice’ Tragedy

‘We didn’t want to play... We weren’t really given a choice’

The Liverpool players were numb and bewildered as they sat on the coach taking them away from Heysel Stadium

# brussels - Monday 17 December, 2018

The Bollocks to Brexit bus drove through Dublin today

The bus was spotted driving through the city centre and stopped off at the Guinness brewery on its way up north to Belfast.

# brussels - Friday 14 December, 2018

Theresa May to hold more talks with EU leaders as prime minister looks to save Brexit deal

May was in Brussels hoped to get some reassurances

# brussels - Friday 7 December, 2018

Anti-vaccination myths can have devastating impacts on uptake rates, Harris warns EU

There has been an increase in HPV uptake rates to 65% in 2018.

# brussels - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

State spent over €1m renting Brussels embassy last year, as PAC questions value-for-money

Committee concerned about State renting buildings long-term rather than buying.

# brussels - Sunday 2 December, 2018

How I Spend My Money: A Tipperary man in Brussels on €30,000 who wants to move back to Ireland

He moved over with his fiancée a few years ago and works in an EU institution.

# brussels - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Brexit goes down to wire as May to head back to Brussels on eve of signing summit

May said she would return to Brussels for more talks on the eve of a planned signing summit.

# brussels - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Police officer stabbed in Brussels knife attack

Fellow police officers retaliated by firing shots at the attacker who was subdued.

# brussels - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Theresa May: 'A change of leadership isn't going to make negotiations any easier' Keep Calm And Carry On This post contains videos

Theresa May: 'A change of leadership isn't going to make negotiations any easier'

The UK Prime Minister said it was a ‘critical’ week for negotiations.

# brussels - Friday 9 November, 2018

'No unionist can support that': Foster says DUP will not back proposal for border in Irish Sea

In a letter leaked to the media, Theresa May suggested a proposal to have a Northern Ireland specific backstop.

# brussels - Thursday 18 October, 2018

Leo Varadkar: Brexit isn't a storm; it's the political equivalent of climate change

There was disappointment from EU leaders in Brussels today that the UK didn’t put forward any new proposals.

# brussels - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

EU's Jean-Claude Juncker calls for 'respect' over stumbling incident

He has said he was suffering from sciatica when he repeatedly stumbled at a NATO summit.

# brussels - Friday 13 July, 2018

Back pain, not alcohol, caused Juncker summit stumble, according to EU

The 63-year-old was seen repeatedly unsteady on his feet at the NATO summit dinner on Wednesday night.

# brussels - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Merkel warns that migration 'could decide Europe's destiny'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel made the warning hours before a Brussels summit with other EU leaders.

# brussels - Thursday 8 March, 2018

'It was pretty appalling' - Aer Lingus communication slammed by Irish stranded across Europe during Storm Emma

Customers stranded in airports across the continent have vented at the perceived lack of communication from the airline as to what was going on.

# brussels - Monday 5 February, 2018

'I am not afraid of you', sole surviving Paris attack suspect tells Belgian court

Salah Abdeslam refused to cooperate with authorities today, and wouldn’t allow photos to be taken of him.

# brussels - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Ousted Catalan president wants to return to the region following election victory

Puigdemont campaigned from Brussels, where he sought self-imposed exile after he was sacked by Madrid and a Spanish court charged him with rebellion.

# brussels - Friday 15 December, 2017

'Brussels spends our money on pet projects for which it has no mandate'

Lack of engagement with citizens undermines the positive work of the EU, writes Malcolm Byrne.

# brussels - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Judge has 24 hours to decide fate of former Catalan leader and ministers

The five men handed themselves in to police in Belgium this morning.

# brussels - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Catalonia leader summoned to Madrid to face questioning over 'rebellion'

Carles Puigdemont faces up to 30 years in prison.

# brussels - Friday 20 October, 2017

Leo: 'I am going to miss the UK when they leave the EU'

Leo Varadkar somberly acknowledged that Ireland is going to miss the UK’s support.

# brussels - 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”.

# brussels - Friday 25 August, 2017

Man who attacked soldiers with knife in Brussels shot dead

Local media report that the man attacked two soldiers with a knife on the boulevard Emile Jacqmain.

# brussels - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

'It could have been much worse': Authorities identify Brussels train station attacker

Prime Minister Charles Michel said a “terrorist attack has been prevented”.

# brussels - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Suspect shot by soldiers after explosion at Brussels train station

An eyewitness told reporters that the attacker exploded a trolley in the station.

# brussels - Thursday 25 May, 2017

'Trump Not Welcome': Irish anti-war activists in Brussels for protest at Nato summit

The summit is much-awaited following Trump’s previous dismissal of Nato.

# brussels - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Theresa May accuses EU of making 'threats against Britain' to influence election Them's Fightin' Words This post contains videos

Theresa May accuses EU of making 'threats against Britain' to influence election

The Prime Minister said that there are “some in Brussels who do not want these [Brexit] talks to succeed”.

# brussels - Thursday 9 March, 2017

The terms and conditions apply parts of ads are 'costing radio stations money'

Brian Hayes says the fast-paced disclaimers cost stations money and is an example of overreaching Brussels bureaucracy.

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