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# european-council - This year 2022

Taoiseach to travel to Brussels for European Council meeting on Ukraine and energy
# European Council
# European Council

Taoiseach to travel to Brussels for European Council meeting on Ukraine and energy

Oct 20th 2022, 6:00 AM 4,784 Views 13 Comments

The Taoiseach said that the EU remained “steadfast” in its support of Ukraine.

# european-council - Last year 2021

Taoiseach says young people should be vaccinated ‘more quickly’ with AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Taoiseach says young people should be vaccinated ‘more quickly’ with AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson

Jun 25th 2021, 12:42 PM 30,247 Views 67 Comments

The Taoiseach said it is positive that the Delta variant is not having the same impact on hospitalisations in Portugal as other variants.

Von der Leyen says Northern Ireland trade problems are caused by Brexit, not the Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Von der Leyen says Northern Ireland trade problems are caused by Brexit, not the Protocol

May 25th 2021, 7:44 AM 39,779 Views 56 Comments

A new raft of checks at the ports of Belfast and Larne under the terms of the Protocol have sparked anger among unionists.

Taoiseach heads to Brussels for sign-off on return of travel between EU countries
# Tourism
# Tourism

Taoiseach heads to Brussels for sign-off on return of travel between EU countries

May 24th 2021, 7:46 AM 22,561 Views 28 Comments

It is possible that travel to the UK will be possible in June, and that holidays abroad will be possible in July.

EU takes step towards relaxing tourism travel for fully-vaccinated visitors
# European Council
# European Council

EU takes step towards relaxing tourism travel for fully-vaccinated visitors

May 19th 2021, 3:14 PM 19,474 Views 22 Comments

EU ambassadors have agreed on measures to allow fully vaccinated visitors in.

# european-council - All time

'This is move week': Where are post-Brexit trade talks at right now?
# Level Playing Fields
# Level Playing Fields

'This is move week': Where are post-Brexit trade talks at right now?

Nov 17th 2020, 6:00 AM 8,072 Views 2 Comments

It’s another crunch week on the Brexit front – so what are the sticking points?

EU chief and Boris Johnson agree to ‘redouble efforts’ to reach a deal in trade talks
# Brexit Trade Talks
# Brexit Trade Talks

EU chief and Boris Johnson agree to ‘redouble efforts’ to reach a deal in trade talks

Updated Nov 7th 2020, 3:43 PM 22,914 Views 22 Comments

The briefing is seen as a key moment in the discussions after negotiations derailed in October.

EU Summit: Today is Boris's deadline day for a trade deal - but talks are still stuck
# Stalemate
# Stalemate

EU Summit: Today is Boris's deadline day for a trade deal - but talks are still stuck

Oct 15th 2020, 6:30 AM 12,334 Views 17 Comments

A draft deal hasn’t been created yet, with wide gaps remaining between the two sides on State aid and fisheries.

European Council President Charles Michel to meet Taoiseach in Dublin
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

European Council President Charles Michel to meet Taoiseach in Dublin

Oct 8th 2020, 6:45 AM 10,209 Views 2 Comments

Michel’s visit today comes ahead of a European Council meeting next week.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin says EU needs to show it has 'wherewithal' to deal with Covid-19 crisis
# European Council Summit
# European Council Summit

Taoiseach Micheál Martin says EU needs to show it has 'wherewithal' to deal with Covid-19 crisis

Jul 17th 2020, 9:20 AM 11,994 Views 34 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader is in Brussels for a meeting of the European Council today.

Taoiseach travels to Brussels for crunch EU summit, but will take 'special measures' upon return
# Brussels Summit
# Brussels Summit

Taoiseach travels to Brussels for crunch EU summit, but will take 'special measures' upon return

Jul 17th 2020, 6:05 AM 25,199 Views 42 Comments

Martin will be tested immediately on return and again after seven days.

It's a dirty, time-consuming job so why would Paschal want to become head of the Eurogroup?
# Euro Star
# Euro Star

It's a dirty, time-consuming job so why would Paschal want to become head of the Eurogroup?

Jul 11th 2020, 12:05 AM 40,053 Views 86 Comments

Experts say that increased Irish influence in Europe could come at a cost.

Taoiseach to urge EU leaders to do more for member states battling Covid-19
# European Council
# European Council

Taoiseach to urge EU leaders to do more for member states battling Covid-19

Apr 23rd 2020, 6:54 AM 13,145 Views 61 Comments

Varadkar is taking part in a European Council meeting in video conference format.

Did Varadkar worry that the EU would put pressure on him? 'It did cross my mind'
# The 27 Musketeers
# The 27 Musketeers

Did Varadkar worry that the EU would put pressure on him? 'It did cross my mind'

Oct 18th 2019, 4:21 PM 12,068 Views 23 Comments

In an attempt to comfort unionists, Varadkar said “the queen will still be the queen; the pound will still be the pound”.

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

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

Jul 2nd 2019, 2:33 PM 8,963 Views 21 Comments

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

EU suspends negotiations until tomorrow as Europe's leaders fail to agree who should get top jobs
# Up All Night
# Up All Night

EU suspends negotiations until tomorrow as Europe's leaders fail to agree who should get top jobs

Jul 1st 2019, 11:37 AM 15,684 Views 45 Comments

Talks will resume tomorrow to decide who will get the EU’s top jobs.

'Ambitious' single-use plastic straws and cutlery ban approved by European Council
# Plastics
# Plastics

'Ambitious' single-use plastic straws and cutlery ban approved by European Council

May 21st 2019, 12:43 PM 13,328 Views 17 Comments

This was the final step in adopting the single-use products ban, which will come into force in Ireland by 2021.

A Brexistential crisis: So what happens now?
# Divided Kingdom
# Divided Kingdom

A Brexistential crisis: So what happens now?

Mar 29th 2019, 6:38 PM 28,793 Views 58 Comments

The best answer to that question is: “F**k knows. I’m past caring. It’s like the living dead in here.”

'Completely unacceptable': Britain angered after EU document calls Gibraltar a 'colony'
# Tension
# Tension

'Completely unacceptable': Britain angered after EU document calls Gibraltar a 'colony'

Feb 1st 2019, 3:24 PM 31,622 Views 65 Comments

Gibraltar, home to 33,000 people, was ceded to Britain by Spain in 1713, in perpetuity.

After EU endorses Brexit deal, Theresa May tells UK: 'This is all there is'
# Brexit Roundup
# Brexit Roundup

After EU endorses Brexit deal, Theresa May tells UK: 'This is all there is'

Updated Nov 25th 2018, 2:35 PM 28,977 Views 65 Comments

The biggest hurdle for the Brexit deal is the House of Commons vote – as it stands now, that doesn’t look likely to happen.

Explainer: The EU is trying to force the UK to get real, here's how
# Questions And Answers
# Questions And Answers

Explainer: The EU is trying to force the UK to get real, here's how

Feb 28th 2018, 6:04 PM 30,830 Views 58 Comments

There was a lot of activity again in Brussels today but the path ahead isn’t exactly clear. Here’s what we do know…

"The sooner the better" - Fine Gael's Alan Farrell wants to know when Enda will be calling time
# Enda The Line
# Enda The Line

"The sooner the better" - Fine Gael's Alan Farrell wants to know when Enda will be calling time

May 1st 2017, 4:07 PM 10,397 Views 61 Comments

Now that the parameters for the Brexit negotiations have been agreed, the spotlight is expected to fall upon Enda Kenny’s leadership once more.

Enda Kenny says he doesn't regret the comments he made in the Dáil about Donald Trump
# No Regrets
# No Regrets

Enda Kenny says he doesn't regret the comments he made in the Dáil about Donald Trump

Jan 1st 2017, 6:10 AM 11,029 Views 38 Comments

When asked about Trump’s comments in the Dáil in May, Kenny described the comments as both “racist and dangerous”.

Enda off to Brussels for election of new European Council President
# Talks
# Talks

Enda off to Brussels for election of new European Council President

Aug 30th 2014, 10:39 AM 4,416 Views 23 Comments

The EU leaders will also discuss the Ukraine crisis at the special meeting.

Some EU countries will be arming Kurdish fighters in Iraq - but Ireland won't be one of them
# TAKING ACTION
# TAKING ACTION

Some EU countries will be arming Kurdish fighters in Iraq - but Ireland won't be one of them

Aug 15th 2014, 5:35 PM 8,639 Views 113 Comments

The decision follows a rare summer meeting of EU foreign ministers, including Charlie Flanagan, in Brussels today.

Opinion: Jean-Claude who? Juncker and the the turf war gripping Europe
# Brian Hayes
# Brian Hayes

Opinion: Jean-Claude who? Juncker and the the turf war gripping Europe

Jun 13th 2014, 1:00 PM 111 Views 186 Comments

The former prime minister of Luxembourg is part of a developing crisis that threatens to be one of the greatest faced by the European Union.

Everything you need to know about the European Parliament but were afraid to ask
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Everything you need to know about the European Parliament but were afraid to ask

May 20th 2014, 9:15 PM 14,808 Views 20 Comments

Don’t know your EPP from your elbow? We’ve got you covered.

Taoiseach: I fully expect to lead Fine Gael into the next election
# Enda's Choice
# Enda's Choice

Taoiseach: I fully expect to lead Fine Gael into the next election

Dec 19th 2013, 12:30 PM 5,667 Views 78 Comments

Enda Kenny is “flattered” by being linked to two top European jobs that become available next year, but has insisted he intends to lead his party into the next general election.

'A great day for Europe': MEPs approve EU's budget for the next seven years
# MFF
# MFF

'A great day for Europe': MEPs approve EU's budget for the next seven years

Nov 19th 2013, 12:37 PM 4,577 Views 50 Comments

The agreement brings to near conclusion a lengthy process of getting 28 member states to agree on its spending priorities for the coming years.

Buongiorno Enrico! Taoiseach meets with Italian prime minister today
# Talks
# Talks

Buongiorno Enrico! Taoiseach meets with Italian prime minister today

Nov 7th 2013, 10:06 AM 3,138 Views 13 Comments

Enrico Letta will meet with Enda Kenny at Government Buildings in Dublin later.

There's something about Enda: Taoiseach 'being seriously talked about' for EU job
# Enda's Choice
# Enda's Choice

There's something about Enda: Taoiseach 'being seriously talked about' for EU job

Nov 3rd 2013, 4:06 PM 24,173 Views 203 Comments

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has confirmed that his party leader is being talked about in Brussels as a possible European Commission or European Council president.

Council of Europe report criticises power of local government in Ireland
# Local Government
# Local Government

Council of Europe report criticises power of local government in Ireland

Oct 31st 2013, 7:30 AM 8,643 Views 35 Comments

The European Council report says that Ireland has improved, but needs to devolve more power to local authorities.

Paschal Donohoe: 'The ESM retrospective use is acknowledged in writing by EU ministers'
# ESM
# ESM

Paschal Donohoe: 'The ESM retrospective use is acknowledged in writing by EU ministers'

Oct 27th 2013, 3:32 PM 7,031 Views 41 Comments

The Minister for European Affairs said the government would be holding them to their commitment if necessary.

Taoiseach expects decision on post-bailout credit facility before December exit
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

Taoiseach expects decision on post-bailout credit facility before December exit

Oct 25th 2013, 7:59 PM 4,348 Views 38 Comments

Enda Kenny was speaking at the end of the two-day European summit in Brussels today.

Taoiseach on Merkel 'bugging' claims: 'I always operate on the basis that my calls are listened to'
# Spying
# Spying

Taoiseach on Merkel 'bugging' claims: 'I always operate on the basis that my calls are listened to'

Oct 24th 2013, 12:17 PM 15,540 Views 97 Comments

Who knew you could tap a battered old Nokia…

In full: Taoiseach tells EU leaders it 'remains imperative' to split bank and sovereign debt
# Bank Debt
# Bank Debt

In full: Taoiseach tells EU leaders it 'remains imperative' to split bank and sovereign debt

Oct 24th 2013, 11:41 AM 4,614 Views 38 Comments

Enda Kenny has written a letter to the president of the European Council and other EU leaders. Read it in full here.

Bruton: At critical moments Angela Merkel has been a very important ally
# Richard Bruton
# Richard Bruton

Bruton: At critical moments Angela Merkel has been a very important ally

Sep 23rd 2013, 8:59 AM 3,074 Views 27 Comments

The Jobs Minister was speaking after the German chancellor’s election win yesterday.

Just like us: Latvia will be using the euro from 1 January next year
# Latvia
# Latvia

Just like us: Latvia will be using the euro from 1 January next year

Jul 10th 2013, 8:15 AM 4,320 Views 22 Comments

The decision was confirmed by the European Council yesterday and will give the Baltic state six months to prepare for the changeover.

Youth unemployment tops the agenda as EU leaders head to Brussels
# European Council
# European Council

Youth unemployment tops the agenda as EU leaders head to Brussels

Jun 27th 2013, 6:45 AM 1,871 Views 5 Comments

Enda Kenny and colleagues will also discuss signing off on individual budgetary recommendations for each member state.

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