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# ec - Friday 16 July, 2021

Von der Leyen says Ireland’s handling of the pandemic is 'exemplary'
# Dublin Visit
# Dublin Visit

Von der Leyen says Ireland’s handling of the pandemic is 'exemplary'

Updated Jul 16th 2021, 12:06 PM 35,573 Views 102 Comments

The European Commission President welcomed that Ireland has signed up to the EU Green Cert system.

# ec - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

TDs are coming back from their summer holidays early to talk about the Apple tax ruling
# Total Recall
# Total Recall

TDs are coming back from their summer holidays early to talk about the Apple tax ruling

Sep 7th 2016, 6:10 AM 6,070 Views 40 Comments

TDs are back in the Dáil today to discuss the government’s decision to appeal the European Commission’s Apple tax ruling.

# ec - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Looking for a job? Graduates are being urged to think about training at the EU
# We Want EU
# We Want EU

Looking for a job? Graduates are being urged to think about training at the EU

Jul 27th 2016, 6:05 AM 15,929 Views 27 Comments

There are around 1,200 jobs in total.

# ec - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

‘There are more O’Neills and Murphys living in the US than in Ireland’
# Tackling The Crisis
# Tackling The Crisis

‘There are more O’Neills and Murphys living in the US than in Ireland’

Sep 9th 2015, 4:55 PM 27,622 Views 156 Comments

As the European Commission president outlined plans to deal with the migrant crisis, the Irish government held a broad discussion on the issue today.

# ec - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Greece has another €10.3 billion in debt due in 2015
# Debt March
# Debt March

Greece has another €10.3 billion in debt due in 2015

Jul 2nd 2015, 7:56 AM 13,956 Views 115 Comments

And you thought your debts were bad.

# ec - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Should Ireland give more money to those in need abroad?
# Foreign Aid
# Foreign Aid

Should Ireland give more money to those in need abroad?

Jan 13th 2015, 8:45 AM 11,131 Views 55 Comments

A new survey also revealed the Irish public’s want to increase the budget for foreign aid.

# ec - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

'The IMF did not sufficiently tailor its advice to countries during the crisis'
# Report Card
# Report Card

'The IMF did not sufficiently tailor its advice to countries during the crisis'

Nov 4th 2014, 8:13 PM 9,872 Views 28 Comments

An IMF internal review finds that some European authorities thought it was “inappropriate” for the IMF to be seated at the negotiating table.

# ec - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

It's not just Apple and Ireland. The EU is looking at Amazon's tax deals in Luxembourg
# Favourable Terms
# Favourable Terms

It's not just Apple and Ireland. The EU is looking at Amazon's tax deals in Luxembourg

Oct 7th 2014, 4:55 PM 7,912 Views 14 Comments

The European Commission claim that terms in a 2003 tax deal allowed Amazon to limit its overall bill to less than 1% of its European income.

# ec - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Aaron McKenna: 'We don’t need national political castoffs to run an arbitrarily sized bureaucracy'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: 'We don’t need national political castoffs to run an arbitrarily sized bureaucracy'

Sep 13th 2014, 8:00 AM 13 Views 27 Comments

European Commissioners aren’t picked on any basis of merit or usefulness. It’s no different than most governments, but at least we elect the cabinet together at home.

# ec - Friday 27 June, 2014

Indie music labels call in the big guns in their fight with YouTube
# Dispute
# Dispute

Indie music labels call in the big guns in their fight with YouTube

Jun 27th 2014, 11:15 AM 5,863 Views 7 Comments

The independent music association IMPALA is asking the European Commission to intervene in a dispute over the terms over YouTube’s upcoming music streaming service.

# ec - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Does this man know how to fix the Eurozone?
# Back To The Drawing Board
# Back To The Drawing Board

Does this man know how to fix the Eurozone?

May 7th 2014, 12:17 PM 17,225 Views 60 Comments

A former advisor to Jose Manuel Barroso says the only way to save Europe is to change direction.

# ec - Monday 31 March, 2014

Google's antitrust case develops as major consumer group joins case
# Consumer Concern
# Consumer Concern

Google's antitrust case develops as major consumer group joins case

Mar 31st 2014, 4:56 PM 8,118 Views 1 Comment

The European Consumer Organisation has applied to be a formal complainant in the European Commission’s antitrust investigation into Google and its search policy.

# ec - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Greece could get more cash after Troika agree next step in bailout programme
# IMF
# IMF

Greece could get more cash after Troika agree next step in bailout programme

Mar 19th 2014, 10:13 PM 5,754 Views 9 Comments

Meanwhile, IMF chief Christine Lagarde denied any wrongdoing as she was questioned for the third time by French prosecutors in a corruption case.

# ec - Friday 20 December, 2013

'Ireland wasn't a victim of the Euro, the Euro was a victim of Ireland's banks'- Barroso
# Eurozone Crisis
# Eurozone Crisis

'Ireland wasn't a victim of the Euro, the Euro was a victim of Ireland's banks'- Barroso

Dec 20th 2013, 8:15 AM 16,291 Views 220 Comments

The European Commission President didn’t mince his words last night.

# ec - Thursday 14 November, 2013

"The purpose of the programme was actually to exit the programme" - Noonan
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

"The purpose of the programme was actually to exit the programme" - Noonan

Nov 14th 2013, 4:10 PM 5,807 Views 63 Comments

The Finance Minster says that Ireland’s decision not to take a post-bailout credit line was because this was a “benign” time. The Troika say Ireland is in a “strong position”.

# ec - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

EU Budget for 2014 agreed after marathon overnight talks
# Brussels
# Brussels

EU Budget for 2014 agreed after marathon overnight talks

Nov 12th 2013, 8:20 AM 3,420 Views 20 Comments

A 400 million fund to help countries hit by flooding and drought had been one of the main stumbling blocks in the negotiations.

# ec - Thursday 7 November, 2013

After 12 reviews and at least a few "discordant words," Noonan and Howlin bid farewell to the troika
# The Final Countdown
# The Final Countdown

After 12 reviews and at least a few "discordant words," Noonan and Howlin bid farewell to the troika

Nov 7th 2013, 1:04 PM 6,343 Views 43 Comments

The Finance Minister described it as a “red letter day” while Howlin said that after years of intensive discussion, the bailout officials had steadily become “friends of Ireland”.

# ec - Thursday 9 May, 2013

So, what has the EU ever done for us?
# Splitters
From The Daily Edge
# Splitters

So, what has the EU ever done for us?

May 9th 2013, 7:25 PM 2,554 Views 3 Comments

There’s the roads, of course.

Troika want banks monitored after 'disappointingly slow start' on arrears
# Troika Review
# Troika Review

Troika want banks monitored after 'disappointingly slow start' on arrears

May 9th 2013, 3:55 PM 7,464 Views 49 Comments

The conclusion of the Troika’s tenth review mission to Ireland will result in an estimated €2.4 billion being released.

# ec - Monday 6 May, 2013

Fancy getting your teeth whitened? You need to know this
# Pearly Whites
# Pearly Whites

Fancy getting your teeth whitened? You need to know this

May 6th 2013, 6:30 PM 68,282 Views 57 Comments

Beware of gum burns – and why lasers are not really the answer to getting your gnashers glowing.

# ec - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Talks on public sector pay likely to top agenda on latest Troika mission
# Troika
# Troika

Talks on public sector pay likely to top agenda on latest Troika mission

Apr 23rd 2013, 10:11 AM 4,672 Views 60 Comments

Officials from the EU, IMF and ECB arrive in Dublin today to conduct their tenth review of Ireland’s bailout programme.

# ec - Thursday 18 April, 2013

US noted Ireland's 'tendency to identify with North Vietnamese' in 1973
# Vietnam
# Vietnam

US noted Ireland's 'tendency to identify with North Vietnamese' in 1973

Apr 18th 2013, 6:30 AM 16,637 Views 13 Comments

In a confidential wire leaked by Wikileak, then US Ambassador to Ireland John DJ Moore spoke about the country’s reluctance to take a lead role in the European Community.

# ec - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Montessori among 11 closure orders over food safety concerns
# Food Safety
# Food Safety

Montessori among 11 closure orders over food safety concerns

Apr 9th 2013, 12:19 PM 14,031 Views 24 Comments

Twelve enforcement orders were served on businesses by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, it said today.

# ec - Monday 8 April, 2013

Portugal PM announces severe spending cuts
# Portugal
# Portugal

Portugal PM announces severe spending cuts

Apr 8th 2013, 8:38 AM 5,644 Views 24 Comments

As the EU warned the debt-hit nation to respect the aims of its international bailout.

# ec - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Shortfall in greenhouse gas emissions target may cost Ireland €300m
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Shortfall in greenhouse gas emissions target may cost Ireland €300m

Mar 5th 2013, 6:50 AM 4,986 Views 26 Comments

Six countries – including Ireland – are not on track to cut emissions as required under EU law: the cost of compliance will be great.

# ec - Saturday 9 February, 2013

EC says Ireland is free to give grants for defibrillators
# Lifesavers
# Lifesavers

EC says Ireland is free to give grants for defibrillators

Feb 9th 2013, 8:15 AM 8,881 Views 16 Comments

An enquiry by MEP Liam Aylward confirms that Government is forbidden under EU law to lift VAT rate on defibrillators – but that the EC says all states could give financial support to offset cost.

Ireland still paying €12k-a-day fine for septic tank compliance failure
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Ireland still paying €12k-a-day fine for septic tank compliance failure

Feb 9th 2013, 7:30 AM 6,704 Views 58 Comments

Environment Minister Phil Hogan had vowed to wrap up EPA inspections – needed for the daily fines to stop – before end of last month but deadline has not been met.

# ec - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Troika sounds warning note about Ireland's unemployment rate
# Review
# Review

Troika sounds warning note about Ireland's unemployment rate

Feb 7th 2013, 3:35 PM 10,521 Views 51 Comments

While the troika was happy with the continued implementation of the bailout programme, it warned that “unemployment remains stubbornly high” and turning into a long-term condition.

# ec - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Eurozone finance ministers agree to examine Ireland's loan repayments
# Bailout
# Bailout

Eurozone finance ministers agree to examine Ireland's loan repayments

Jan 22nd 2013, 8:32 AM 5,867 Views 125 Comments

The deal has been hailed by finance minister Michael Noonan as having the potential to save Ireland billions of euro.

# ec - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

EU law to change to guard against 'predatory' directory ad scams
# Scam
# Scam

EU law to change to guard against 'predatory' directory ad scams

Nov 27th 2012, 8:38 PM 4,514 Views 5 Comments

Small business owner are targeted by companies presenting misleading ad contracts and charging up to €5k a year.

# ec - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Troika completes eighth review of Ireland
# Bailout
# Bailout

Troika completes eighth review of Ireland

Oct 25th 2012, 8:59 AM 6,192 Views 38 Comments

Ministers Noonan and Howlin to read out Ireland’s latest report card at noon today. Any guesses at what grade we’ll get?

# ec - Monday 15 October, 2012

Poll: Should men and women's car insurance premiums be the same?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should men and women's car insurance premiums be the same?

Oct 15th 2012, 8:38 AM 10,795 Views 121 Comments

A new EC directive on gender discrimination reckons that men and women should pay the same for their motor insurance. Do you agree?

# ec - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Enda Kenny: New EU treaty is 'absolutely in Ireland's interest'
# Europe
# Europe

Enda Kenny: New EU treaty is 'absolutely in Ireland's interest'

Jan 24th 2012, 6:51 PM 4,004 Views 104 Comments

Speaking ahead of next week’s EU summit, the Taoiseach said Ireland had “nothing to fear” from the so-called fiscal compact.

# ec - Friday 20 January, 2012

Could EU fiscal treaty go through with just 12 states on board?
# Fiscal Treaty
# Fiscal Treaty

Could EU fiscal treaty go through with just 12 states on board?

Jan 20th 2012, 11:11 AM 1,975 Views 23 Comments

Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal team says it has seen a draft of treaty.

# ec - Monday 16 January, 2012

Burton insists: 'Nobody is talking about a second bailout'
# Bailout
# Bailout

Burton insists: 'Nobody is talking about a second bailout'

Jan 16th 2012, 8:58 AM 1,856 Views 33 Comments

Joan Burton said she hoped the Troika could comeback to Ireland on their holidays after the bailout programme is completed.

# ec - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

# ec - Saturday 17 December, 2011

Irish Sea prawn fishery reopens - and other fish quotas increase
# Fishing Quotas
# Fishing Quotas

Irish Sea prawn fishery reopens - and other fish quotas increase

Dec 17th 2011, 9:47 AM 2,697 Views 8 Comments

Cod catches overall will have to be cut by 25 per cent in 2012 – but many other fish quotas are raised after late-night EU negotiations.

# ec - Thursday 27 October, 2011

Poll: Do you think Greece has been 'let off the hook'?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Greece has been 'let off the hook'?

Oct 27th 2011, 12:41 PM 3,594 Views 89 Comments

Greece has had 50 per cent of its debt burden written off in crisis Europe deal brokered early this morning. What are your feelings on this? Tell us here.

# ec - Thursday 20 October, 2011

Troika: Irish programme is succeeding but challenges ahead
# Troika
# Troika

Troika: Irish programme is succeeding but challenges ahead

Oct 20th 2011, 2:40 PM 770 Views 19 Comments

Following a 10-day assessment of Ireland’s rescue package, the European Central Bank, European Commission and International Monetary Fund remain upbeat on the economy’s future.

# ec - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

Ireland 'could benefit' from €50billion EU fund
# Europe
# Europe

Ireland 'could benefit' from €50billion EU fund

Oct 19th 2011, 6:03 PM 807 Views 23 Comments

The huge investment in infrastructure could boost Irish construction companies.

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