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# eu2013 - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Enda Kenny tells parliament that he is 'truly, madly, deeply European'

The Taoiseach also acknowledged European tensions as the Irish presidency comes to an end.

Taoiseach to boast about Irish presidency in Strasbourg today

It will be Enda Kenny’s last job as part of Ireland’s presidency of the Council of Europe.

# eu2013 - Friday 28 June, 2013

Enda Kenny: Anglo Tapes are a thunderbolt

They have also damaged Ireland’s reputation, according to the Taoiseach.

# eu2013 - 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.

# eu2013 - Friday 12 April, 2013

Updated: EU finance ministers agree to delay repayment of Irish bailout loans

All 27 EU finance ministers have now given a green light to extending the maturity of Ireland’s bailout loans by seven years.

EU and Eurozone finance ministers begin two-day summit in Dublin

Ministers will discuss extending the repayment dates of Ireland’s loans, and the aftermath of the Cyprus bailout catastrophe.

# eu2013 - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Bankers to see their bonuses capped

Finance Minister Michael Noonan called the European decision a ‘hard won breakthrough’.

# eu2013 - Monday 25 February, 2013

Meeting of European finance chairmen to discuss life after the crisis

Labour’s Ciarán Lynch will today chair a meeting of the chairs of the Finance Committees of each of the 27 EU states.

# eu2013 - 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.

# eu2013 - Thursday 17 January, 2013

# eu2013 - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

EU considering calling summit next month on seven-year budget

Herman van Rompuy is canvassing member states to ask whether he should call another summit on the budget in February.

# eu2013 - Thursday 10 January, 2013

European Commissioners to visit Dublin as part of presidency

All 27 members of the European Commission are in town to meet members of the Irish government in Dublin Castle.

# eu2013 - 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.

# eu2013 - 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?

The 9 at 9: New Year's Day

Happy New Year! Here’s the nine things you need to know as you begin the first morning of 2013.

# eu2013 - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Government defends cost of €244k EU presidency website

The website for Ireland’s six-month presidency of the Council of the European Union cost the taxpayer €244,741.71.

# eu2013 - Monday 17 December, 2012

Stability, jobs and growth: Ireland's EU Presidency motto

A deal on bank debt is one of the top priorities, the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said today.

# eu2013 - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Ireland's EU presidency will cost less than in 2004 - Creighton

EU affairs minister Lucinda Creighton says Ireland’s next stint at the helm will cost far less than the last one.

# eu2013 - 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.

# eu2013 - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Ireland to promote EU presidency with branded ties and scarves

The Department of Foreign Affairs will offer branded ties and scarves as ‘promotional mementoes’ for the European Council presidency.

# eu2013 - Sunday 1 April, 2012

'No plans' to dispose of government jet - which last government said it would scrap

Alan Shatter says there are no plans to get rid of the Gulfstream jet – which Tony Killeen said was to be phased out.