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# deirdre-clune - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Irish 'cold-storage' MEPs Deirdre Clune and Barry Andrews have taken their seats

Fianna Fáil’s Barry Andrews has given his first address to parliament after what he called “a tough week” for his party.

# deirdre-clune - Friday 31 January, 2020

'Normally you’d be celebrating - but not this time': Ireland's newest MEPs to take their seats thanks to Brexit

Ibec has said that a new economic order awaits Ireland following the UK’s departure today.

# deirdre-clune - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

MEPs vote to scrap daylight savings - Ireland now has 12 months to say if it'll follow suit

The clocks are set to go forward this weekend, but that could be scrapped altogether in the future.

# deirdre-clune - Monday 4 March, 2019

EU committee votes to scrap biannual clock change by 2021

Clocks go forward this year on Sunday 31 March.

# deirdre-clune - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Call for wet wipes to have 'mandatory warnings' because of their damage to environment

The wipes contain plastic and can clog up sewers and cluster on beaches.

# deirdre-clune - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Over 100 Irish 18-year-olds awarded free interrail pass to travel around Europe

The tickets are valid between April and October.

# deirdre-clune - Saturday 17 November, 2018

A new EU directive means it will soon be mandatory for people to be sent SMS alerts during terror attacks

The directive was passed in the European parliament earlier this week.

# deirdre-clune - Sunday 10 June, 2018

How can you bag some free InterRail tickets?

The new scheme will provide 140 free InterRail tickets to 18 year olds that can cost up to €700

# deirdre-clune - Monday 23 October, 2017

EU money could protect public spaces in Cork, Dublin, Limerick and Galway from terror attacks

The new fund will help cities build barriers that could prevent terror attacks.

# deirdre-clune - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Shane Ross considering 'naming and shaming' drink drivers like tax defaulters

Meanwhile, a Fine Gael MEP has called for breathalysers to be installed in the cars of repeat offenders.

# deirdre-clune - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

New rules will allow you to use Netflix or Spotify unrestricted across the EU

The measures were approved yesterday allowing “cross-border portability” of paid-for online content.

# deirdre-clune - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Calls for daylight saving time to be scrapped as clocks set to be turned back this weekend Tick Tock This post contains a poll

# deirdre-clune - Thursday 7 July, 2016

Warning that Brexit could make roaming charges higher

That’s according to MEP Deirdre Clune, who raised the issue today.

# deirdre-clune - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

This technology could be installed in your car to restrict your speed

Irish MEP Deirdre Clune said the drivers should be rewarded for using the car system that can automatically limit the speed of the vehicle.

# deirdre-clune - Thursday 30 July, 2015

Ireland's railways could be the next up for privatisation...

The government is reportedly coming under pressure from the Union’s competition branch to put our rail services out to international tender.

# deirdre-clune - Friday 17 July, 2015

'Thuggery disguised as protest': Why are so many people against Uber? Carpooling This post contains videos

'Thuggery disguised as protest': Why are so many people against Uber?

Several European countries have tried to ban the app, but where does Ireland stand?

# deirdre-clune - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Fine Gael MEPs have been compared to fascists

Flanagan didn’t hold back in his criticism.

# deirdre-clune - Monday 1 June, 2015

'The Mediterranean will become Europe's graveyard'

The flood of migrants trying to cross the sea has reached new crisis levels since Friday.

# deirdre-clune - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Cork hotel 'gave into mob rule' by cancelling Fine Gael event - MEP

Deirdre Clune said she was “outraged” by the decision.

# deirdre-clune - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Lots of Fine Gael and Labour people are angry about this man’s appointment to a state board

Seanad hopeful John McNulty addressed members of the Fine Gael parliamentary party in Leinster House this evening.

# deirdre-clune - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Arts Minister defends decision to give Fine Gael's Seanad nominee a state board job

John McNulty was appointed to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art days before he was nominated for the vacant Seanad seat.

# deirdre-clune - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

MEP defends spending €200,000 to get elected

Deirdre Clune was one of a number of Irish MEPs to run up expenses of over €200,000 during this year’s campaign.

# deirdre-clune - Friday 11 July, 2014

The government doesn't have a majority in the Seanad, but will pass a law to fix that today

Fine Gael hopes to fill the vacant Seanad seat when TDs and Senators return from their holidays in September.

# deirdre-clune - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

# deirdre-clune - Saturday 28 June, 2014

The government wants to sort out its Seanad problem before the summer holidays

Fine Gael is considering a number of newly-elected councillors and local election candidates in Dublin for the Seanad seat vacated by Deirdre Clune.

# deirdre-clune - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Battle lines and cantering elephants: Here's how Election 2014 is shaping up in Ireland South...

Ten counties. Four seats. Exactly 96 hours until the polls open.

# deirdre-clune - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

8 skills you need to run for election according to these campaign videos Gubu This post contains videos

8 skills you need to run for election according to these campaign videos

Fine Gael’s campaign videos for its six MEP candidates are nice productions, but bizarre in places….

# deirdre-clune - Monday 28 April, 2014

Enda Kenny tells voters not to get 'carried away with fantasy politics’ before May’s election

The Taoiseach was speaking at the launch of Fine Gael’s European election campaign in Dublin this afternoon.

# deirdre-clune - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Harris: 'Personal wealth' shouldn't decide elections - but I'm not talking about Deirdre Clune

The Fine Gael TD insists he is not talking about his running mate in Ireland South as the pair battle it out for what is realistically one available seat.

# deirdre-clune - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Updated: Terminal cancer patient has arrangement in place with AIB over mortgage arrears

Senator Deirdre Clune is calling for the Central Bank to keep track of the number of people falling into arrears on mortgage-related insurance.

# deirdre-clune - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Mandatory treatment for sex offenders "not a realistic option"

Minister O’Dowd confirmed this evening that participation in these programmes must be voluntary.

# deirdre-clune - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Dáil's youngest TD to be third Fine Gael candidate in Ireland South

The Wicklow TD will be added to the ticket later today.

# deirdre-clune - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Fine Gael's European election strategy is putting off some potential Fine Gael candidates

The biggest party in the country is looking for a candidate to run in Ireland South after the surprise decision by former IFA president John Bryan not to seek the nomination.

# deirdre-clune - Wednesday 27 April, 2011

Big FF names tumble in second Seanad election

Former junior ministers Martin Mansergh and Sean Connick both fail in bids to win election to the Administrative panel.

# deirdre-clune - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

FG, FF and Labour share spoils in first of five Seanad elections

Fianna Fáil sources are happy with its vote management, securing two of the five seats in the Cultural & Educational Panel.

Seanad elections get underway

Fine Gael’s Deirdre Clune becomes the first person to be elected to the new Seanad today.

# deirdre-clune - Sunday 27 February, 2011

FINE GAEL’S Cork South Central candidate Simon Coveney has been elected on the tenth count, while his colleague Deirdre Clune has been eliminated.

# deirdre-clune - Saturday 26 February, 2011

Fine Gael's Deirdre Clune facing battle for final seat in Cork South Central

Deirdre Clune could be in trouble in Cork.