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#EU

# eu - Saturday 14 September, 2019

RTÉ's Tony Connelly says Boris Johnson has a lot to answer for on how the EU was 'caricatured'

RTÉ’s man in Brussels spoke to us about deteriorating Anglo-Irish relations, the influence of the British press, and how journalists cover the EU.

Here are 4 possible Brexit outcomes that we could get by 31 October

Let’s spin the wheel of Brexit speculation.

# eu - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Michel Barnier: 'No reason to be optimistic' that Brexit deal will be reached

Barnier’s stark assessment came as MEPs said there can be no Brexit deal without the Irish backstop.

# eu - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Explainer: What does the European Commissioner for Trade do and why is the role important?

Phil Hogan will begin a second 5-year term as Ireland’s commissioner in Europe – this time for trade.

EU accused of 'divisive rhetoric' after appointing Vice President for 'Protecting Our Way of Life'

This title is a rebranding of the Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship portfolio.

Phil Hogan set to take up key role as EU Trade Commissioner

This follows his renomination as Ireland’s commissioner to the EU earlier this year.

# eu - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

Immigration scheme set up for EU citizens going to the UK in event of no-deal Brexit

This will allow EU citizens to apply for three-year visas to the UK.

# eu - Sunday 1 September, 2019

Barnier 'not optimistic' about avoiding no-deal Brexit and says deal can't be changed

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier made his comments in Britain’s Sunday Telegraph today.

What will happen to EU citizens living in the UK after 31 October?

Concerns have been raised about the impact a no-deal Brexit could have on the status of European citizens living in Britain.

# eu - Monday 26 August, 2019

Johnson short on detail on Brexit plans as diplomatic tour comes to an end at G7

Boris Johnson was speaking as the G7 conference draws to a close.

# eu - Sunday 25 August, 2019

A Brexit deal is now 'touch and go', says Boris Johnson

The second day of the G7 summit takes place today.

# eu - Friday 23 August, 2019

Varadkar says Ireland will vote against Mercosur deal unless Brazil protects Amazon

He also labelled President Bolsonaro’s attacks on NGOs this week as “Orwellian”.

# eu - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

From The42 Former QPR boss Holloway clarifies controversial remarks equating Brexit with football Controversial This post contains videos

Former QPR boss Holloway clarifies controversial remarks equating Brexit with football

The Sky pundit has come under fire for comments about Gabriel Jesus’ last-minute disallowed goal in the 2-2 draw with Spurs.

# eu - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Italy plunged into crisis as Prime Minister resigns after collapse of coalition with far-right

Giuseppe Conte’s resignation came under pressure from Matteo Salvini’s anti-immigrant League party, which has been soaring in opinion polls.

# eu - Sunday 11 August, 2019

Britain to mint 'millions' of commemorative 50p Brexit coins ahead of 31 October

The Sunday Telegraph is reporting that Sajid Javid wants production ramped up.

# eu - Thursday 8 August, 2019

US to seek free-trade agreement with UK 'at the earliest possible time' after it leaves EU

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday met with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.

# eu - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Donohoe says 'cliff-edge' Brexit can be avoided but no-deal risk is growing

The finance minister said British chancellor Sajid Javid is “absolutely committed” to Britain leaving the EU by 31 October.

# eu - Sunday 28 July, 2019

'British government operating on assumption of no deal Brexit' - Michael Gove

Gove said there is a “very real prospect” that an agreement would not be struck with Brussels.

# eu - Thursday 18 July, 2019

EU expected 'Harry Potter tricks' but UK Brexit negotiators were 'running around like idiots'

Frans Timmermans doesn’t mince his words in an interview about the ongoing Brexit saga.

'Mayhem will ensue': Ireland is not ready for a no-deal Brexit, says Fianna Fáil leader

Micheál Martin says it would be ‘irresponsible’ to provoke an election.

# eu - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Irish government wants to oppose the EU's proposal to end seasonal clock changes

It is understood that during the discussions at working groups the UK has opposed the proposal.

# eu - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Ursula von der Leyen narrowly elected as new President of the European Commission

The German defence minister will take up her post in November.

Reality of backstop not changing or going anywhere will confront new British prime minister, says Donohoe

Jeremy Hunt proclaimed during a television debate with Boris Johnson that the backstop is “dead”.

# eu - Monday 15 July, 2019

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt hit out at 'un-British' Donald Trump tweets in final leadership debate

Both men met in another leadership debate today.

# eu - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

'F*ck off Mercosur': Angry scenes outside Leinster House as farmers protest against EU trade deal

There were heated scenes in the crowd during today’s protest when a farmer rounded on Fianna Fáil’s Jackie Cahill.

Ireland's economic outlook 'clouded by uncertainty', EU warns

The EU points to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU as a reason behind the uncertainty.

# eu - Saturday 6 July, 2019

Quiz: Do you recognise this EU leader?

Can you name those taking up key EU positions for the next five years?

# eu - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Mairead McGuinness re-elected First Vice-President of the European Parliament

Mairead McGuinness re-elected First Vice-President of the European Parliament

The Fine Gael MEP secured over 93% of votes cast.

Former journalist David Sassoli elected as European Parliament President

The Italian socialist was the Vice President of the EP in the last term, and is well liked across the chamber.

# eu - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

EU leaders finally decide on nominations for top jobs

IMF chief Christine Lagarde is among the nominees.

Healy Rae tells ministers to get out of their 'ivory towers' and talk to Irish farming families about EU trade deal

The biggest ever trade agreement between the EU and South American countries was announced last week.

Why are leaders deadlocked over the top EU jobs - and who's in the running?

European leaders showed frustration as they entered a third day of discussions on who should fill the EU’s top jobs.

The US has proposed tariffs on a range of EU products - including Irish whiskey

The $4 billion tariffs are being proposed in retaliation to “EU subsidies on large civil aircraft,” according to a statement.

# eu - Monday 1 July, 2019

Why a new trade deal between EU and South American countries has gone down badly in Ireland

The so-called Mercosur deal has been met with celebrations and opposition on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

Varadkar: Ireland will vote against South America trade deal if risks outweigh benefits

The Mercosur trade pact is the largest ever concluded by the EU.

# eu - Sunday 30 June, 2019

# eu - Friday 28 June, 2019

'A bad deal for Irish farmers': EU signs massive trade agreement with South American countries

The EU and the South American trade bloc Mercosur today sealed a hugely significant trade deal.

# eu - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Ireland surpasses all EU recycling targets including plastics, glass and metal

Ireland currently recycles 33% of all plastics, which needs to rise to 50% in 2025 and 55% by 2030 to meet EU targets.

# eu - Monday 24 June, 2019

Government plans to 'phase out' fur farming in Ireland

Government will consider an implementation plan to ban fur farming.

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