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#Council of the European Union

# council-of-the-european-union - Monday 17 June, 2013

Column: There is a glass ceiling of homophobia in Irish sport

Social inclusion and sport go hand-in-hand – but, within Irish games, there remains two distinct playing fields: one for LGBT people and one for straight people. The time has come to change this, writes Phil Prendergast MEP.

# council-of-the-european-union - Thursday 6 June, 2013

Ireland 'made EU diplomats sleep in tents' to force data protection deal

The EU’s justice commissioner says Ireland has been more committed than most to making diplomatic progress.

# council-of-the-european-union - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

7 things Ireland has done in the first 50 days of its EU presidency

It’s February 19 – and the 50th day of Ireland’s tenure at the helm of the Council of the European Union.

# council-of-the-european-union - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

In full: Herman van Rompuy's speech in Dublin today

The President of the European Council is in town to mark Ireland’s presidency of the Council of the EU. Here’s what he said.

# council-of-the-european-union - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

Explainer: A crash course on Ireland's presidency of the EU

Ireland’s six-month stint running the Council of the European Union starts today. So what’s involved?

Poll: Does Ireland's EU presidency matter to you? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does Ireland's EU presidency matter to you?

Ireland formally begins its six-month stint leading the Council of the EU today. How do you feel about it?

# council-of-the-european-union - Friday 14 December, 2012

Deal on Irish bank debt 'can be reached before 2014' - Kenny

The Taoiseach says discussions on the help Ireland can receive from the ESM can continue before a new banking supervisor is set up.

EU leaders repeat aim of splitting bank and sovereign debts

Ahead of Day 2 of a two-day summit, EU leaders say a deal on a new banking regulator is “a major qualitative step”.

# council-of-the-european-union - Sunday 18 November, 2012

Shatter to use presidency to lobby for CAB equivalents across EU

Alan Shatter is hoping to use Ireland’s term leading the Council of the EU to encourage a pan-continental network of criminal asset bureaux.

# council-of-the-european-union - Monday 25 June, 2012

Creighton takes French lessons ahead of Ireland's stint at EU presidency

The junior minister for EU Affairs is preparing for next year’s presidency of the Council of the EU by learning a fourth language.

# council-of-the-european-union - Friday 25 May, 2012

Gardaí launch new alert system for child abductions Missing This post contains images

Gardaí launch new alert system for child abductions

A new alert system has been launched aimed at spreading information quickly to the media and public when a child is believed to have been abducted.

# council-of-the-european-union - Monday 14 May, 2012

EU council urges resumption of Israel-Palestine negotiations

Council reaffirms commitment to a two-state solution and peace in the region.

# council-of-the-european-union - Thursday 8 March, 2012

EU bans adding sugar to fruit juices

Accordingly, the ‘no added sugar’ claim is being banned from fruit juice labels across the EU.

# council-of-the-european-union - Wednesday 17 November, 2010

Battle lines drawn as Europe insists Ireland's banking sector needs its help

As finance ministers meet, Olli Rehn says there’s liquidity crisis in the banks – contradicting Brian Lenihan.