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# european-parliament - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Emer Costello all but concedes: 'Sometimes the wind isn't with you and it wasn't with us on this occasion'
# I'm Out
# I'm Out

Emer Costello all but concedes: 'Sometimes the wind isn't with you and it wasn't with us on this occasion'

May 25th 2014, 7:15 PM 14,869 Views 70 Comments

The Labour MEP is set to lose her seat in the capital.

'We've been waiting for 100 years for someone to come and save us' - Ming calls for political change
# Midlands-North-West
# Midlands-North-West

'We've been waiting for 100 years for someone to come and save us' - Ming calls for political change

May 25th 2014, 4:51 PM 28,284 Views 86 Comments

Flanagan is expected to secure one of four European seats in the 15-county Midlands North West constituency.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

European candidates asked about abortion legislation... here's what they said
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

European candidates asked about abortion legislation... here's what they said

May 21st 2014, 3:07 PM 14,225 Views 300 Comments

The Life Insitute put a number of questions to a range of candidates – 10 answered.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

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 14,788 Views 20 Comments

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

# european-parliament - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Anti-Islamic, anti-EU, anti-immigration: The Dutch far-right leader who looks set to gain in European elections
# Geert Wilders
# Geert Wilders

Anti-Islamic, anti-EU, anti-immigration: The Dutch far-right leader who looks set to gain in European elections

May 18th 2014, 10:15 AM 15,395 Views 191 Comments

Geert Wilders’s Party for Freedom is currently coming third in opinion polls ahead of the elections this month.

From bikinis to Nazi relatives, the weird ways our continental cousins are campaigning...
# Eurotrash
# Eurotrash

From bikinis to Nazi relatives, the weird ways our continental cousins are campaigning...

May 18th 2014, 8:45 AM 11,761 Views 7 Comments

They’re a crazy bunch on that mainland.

# european-parliament - Saturday 17 May, 2014

This Irish woman's running as an MEP in London but says she has your interests at heart
# European Elections
# European Elections

This Irish woman's running as an MEP in London but says she has your interests at heart

May 17th 2014, 8:45 AM 11,056 Views 28 Comments

NoelleAnne O’Sullivan’s focus is on Irish workers and businesses in London and she believes a British exit from the EU could have serious consequences for Ireland and for the Peace Process.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Eamon Gilmore will be hoping Europe's top MEP can ease his Labour pains
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Eamon Gilmore will be hoping Europe's top MEP can ease his Labour pains

Apr 29th 2014, 8:06 AM 5,707 Views 69 Comments

It’s been a tough 24 hours for the Tánaiste but he has a big visitor today.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

It could be the beginning of the end for brick-shaped lorry cabs...
# On The Road
# On The Road

It could be the beginning of the end for brick-shaped lorry cabs...

Apr 16th 2014, 9:07 AM 18,792 Views 48 Comments

Curved cabs could be on the way in.

# european-parliament - Saturday 5 April, 2014

FG's young 'policy wonk' wants to trade a seat in the Dáil for one in Europe. Here's why:
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

FG's young 'policy wonk' wants to trade a seat in the Dáil for one in Europe. Here's why:

Apr 5th 2014, 5:05 PM 12,609 Views 51 Comments

Just over three years into his first stint as a TD, Simon Harris has his eyes on Brussels.

Banking corruption and injustice - the focus of Tom Darcy's European campaign
# European Elections
# European Elections

Banking corruption and injustice - the focus of Tom Darcy's European campaign

Apr 5th 2014, 8:45 AM 12,359 Views 73 Comments

The former property developer is running as a candidate in Dublin for Direct Democracy Ireland.

# european-parliament - Thursday 3 April, 2014

EP votes in favour of net neutrality laws and to end roaming charges
# Net Neutrality
# Net Neutrality

EP votes in favour of net neutrality laws and to end roaming charges

Apr 3rd 2014, 12:13 PM 5,030 Views 23 Comments

The new legislation prevents internet service providers (ISPs) from giving preferential treatment to its own services and from blocking other services that may compete against their own offerings.

# european-parliament - Sunday 23 March, 2014

'I rely on guys with vans and ladders': Marian Harkin on running as an Independent
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

'I rely on guys with vans and ladders': Marian Harkin on running as an Independent

Mar 23rd 2014, 10:30 AM 8,957 Views 31 Comments

The two-time MEP said Ireland “can’t keep relying on” foreign direct investment and must do more to support SMEs and farmers.

# european-parliament - Saturday 22 March, 2014

'Ludicrous': Pat 'The Cope' Gallagher dismisses Sinn Féin attack over Trichet letter vote
# Error
# Error

'Ludicrous': Pat 'The Cope' Gallagher dismisses Sinn Féin attack over Trichet letter vote

Mar 22nd 2014, 8:10 AM 9,702 Views 114 Comments

Sinn Féin MEP candidate Matt Carthy said that the odds of three votes being incorrect due to a technical fault were ‘astronomical’.

# european-parliament - Saturday 15 March, 2014

2010 ECB letter to Lenihan could finally be made public
# Bailout
# Bailout

2010 ECB letter to Lenihan could finally be made public

Mar 15th 2014, 2:31 PM 14,041 Views 76 Comments

The European Parliament has voted in favour of a motion calling for the publishing of the letter.

# european-parliament - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Soon, you could have just one charger for all your devices
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

Soon, you could have just one charger for all your devices

Mar 13th 2014, 1:39 PM 20,394 Views 97 Comments

“Have a charger?” “Yes, it’s an iPhone 4 though.” Damn.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

MEPs slam the rejection of gender equality report
# True Colours
# True Colours

MEPs slam the rejection of gender equality report

Mar 11th 2014, 8:08 PM 8,201 Views 89 Comments

The report gave recommendations on how to tackle inequality between men and women in the EU.

'Ming' Flanagan will tell us if he is running for Europe after St Patrick's Day
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

'Ming' Flanagan will tell us if he is running for Europe after St Patrick's Day

Mar 11th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,253 Views 47 Comments

The independent TD is not playing down rumours that he will run for the European Parliament in Midlands North-West.

# european-parliament - Sunday 9 March, 2014

Brian Hayes: This is a serious election for serious people
# Serious Business
# Serious Business

Brian Hayes: This is a serious election for serious people

Mar 9th 2014, 8:15 AM 6,836 Views 61 Comments

The junior minister said he definitely won’t be running in the next general election if he makes it to Europe.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

New cars from October 2015 will call ambulance for you after crash
# Emergency
# Emergency

New cars from October 2015 will call ambulance for you after crash

Feb 26th 2014, 10:30 PM 17,782 Views 81 Comments

Draft legislation for a new initiative was approved by the European Parliament today.

Dáil's youngest TD to be third Fine Gael candidate in Ireland South
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

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

Feb 26th 2014, 1:43 PM 12,734 Views 31 Comments

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

# european-parliament - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

EU to double Ireland's funding for homeless services like soup kitchens
# Poverty
# Poverty

EU to double Ireland's funding for homeless services like soup kitchens

Feb 25th 2014, 9:16 PM 8,678 Views 56 Comments

Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy said the increase is welcome but it is still too low considering the scale of poverty across the EU.

# european-parliament - Monday 17 February, 2014

Eamon Ryan: It wasn't too difficult dusting myself down and getting back
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Eamon Ryan: It wasn't too difficult dusting myself down and getting back

Feb 17th 2014, 7:15 AM 11,850 Views 58 Comments

The former minister thinks he has a pretty good chance in the upcoming European elections, despite his party’s hammering in the 2011 general election.

# european-parliament - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Nessa Childers: A lot of TDs don't understand what it's like to be in my position
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Nessa Childers: A lot of TDs don't understand what it's like to be in my position

Feb 16th 2014, 5:00 PM 12,674 Views 36 Comments

The independent MEP is taking big financial gamble that could leave her unemployed by the summer.

# european-parliament - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Here's who Labour has picked as its Dublin candidate for the European elections
# Drumroll Please
# Drumroll Please

Here's who Labour has picked as its Dublin candidate for the European elections

Feb 9th 2014, 3:19 PM 11,761 Views 62 Comments

Spoiler: she’s already doing the job.

# european-parliament - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Mitchell cites technicality as he is only Irish MEP to abstain from EU anti-homophobia vote
# On The Fence
# On The Fence

Mitchell cites technicality as he is only Irish MEP to abstain from EU anti-homophobia vote

Feb 6th 2014, 6:30 AM 13,820 Views 56 Comments

The Fine Gael MEP and former presidential candidate was the only Irish MEP not to vote in favour of the final resolution but insisted he supports the resolution.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Emer Costello says former colleague Nessa Childers is in 'a political abyss'
# Shots Fired
# Shots Fired

Emer Costello says former colleague Nessa Childers is in 'a political abyss'

Feb 5th 2014, 2:24 PM 6,619 Views 30 Comments

Costello has linked her new constituency rival to other non-aligned independents in the European Parliament such as the controversial former UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Nessa Childers will run in Dublin in effort to retain European Parliament seat
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Nessa Childers will run in Dublin in effort to retain European Parliament seat

Jan 29th 2014, 12:00 AM 6,463 Views 30 Comments

The former Labour MEP’s current Ireland East constituency is being abolished.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

23 May the big day for wannabe councillors and MEPS
# Local Elections
# Local Elections

23 May the big day for wannabe councillors and MEPS

Jan 22nd 2014, 12:53 PM 6,363 Views 66 Comments

Fancy a change?

# european-parliament - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Mathews wants all the political parties to support his European Parliament bid
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Mathews wants all the political parties to support his European Parliament bid

Jan 19th 2014, 8:45 AM 9,926 Views 45 Comments

Ireland needs a “straight-talking team” of 11 MEPs to help negotiate a debt write down, the Independent TD believes, but he has not held talks with any of the parties about joining them or getting their support.

# european-parliament - Monday 13 January, 2014

Column: Will we see a UKIP victory in the European Parliament elections?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Will we see a UKIP victory in the European Parliament elections?

Jan 13th 2014, 7:00 AM 42 Views 73 Comments

The rise of hard right eurosceptic parties ahead of the Euro-Elections is causing some murmurs of concern. But do we really have anything to worry about?

# european-parliament - Friday 10 January, 2014

Fundamental social rights were violated by Troika programmes says EU committee
# Troika
# Troika

Fundamental social rights were violated by Troika programmes says EU committee

Jan 10th 2014, 11:06 PM 15,683 Views 49 Comments

A public hearing in Brussels yesterday heard from MEPs who stated that the social consequences of Troika policies can’t be ignored.

# european-parliament - Thursday 19 December, 2013

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 5,652 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.

# european-parliament - Monday 25 November, 2013

'If you've got no vote, you've got no voice' - MEP pushes election registration
# European Elections
# European Elections

'If you've got no vote, you've got no voice' - MEP pushes election registration

Nov 25th 2013, 11:25 AM 3,950 Views 41 Comments

Fine Gael’s Jim Higgins said we fought ‘long and hard’ for our democracy and people should participate in it.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

MEPs back proposal to end practice of 'travelling circus'
# Brussels To Strasbourg
# Brussels To Strasbourg

MEPs back proposal to end practice of 'travelling circus'

Nov 20th 2013, 2:19 PM 7,449 Views 10 Comments

But France is likely to block any changes to the current system whereby MEPs decamp, at considerable cost, to Strasbourg every month.

Airbrushing and body image problems to be addressed by experts & politicians
# Real Life
# Real Life

Airbrushing and body image problems to be addressed by experts & politicians

Nov 20th 2013, 7:30 AM 14,129 Views 72 Comments

One MEP is proposing that all publications featuring airbrushed images should also carry mandatory labelling.

Can you name one of your local MEPs? 91 per cent of Dubliners can't
# Who Dat?
# Who Dat?

Can you name one of your local MEPs? 91 per cent of Dubliners can't

Nov 20th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,183 Views 62 Comments

One of those surveyed answered sincerely that they believed Angela Merkel was their MEP.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

'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 4,562 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.

# european-parliament - Monday 18 November, 2013

Tánaiste to discuss situation in Syria at EU foreign ministers meeting today
# Brussels
# Brussels

Tánaiste to discuss situation in Syria at EU foreign ministers meeting today

Nov 18th 2013, 7:30 AM 3,064 Views 17 Comments

Eamon Gilmore said it’s imperative that the UN Security Council Presidential Statement on the humanitarian situation in Syria agreed last month is implemented.

# european-parliament - Sunday 17 November, 2013

'He’s very highly regarded': MEPs back Taoiseach for EU job - but they don't think he'll take it
# Enda's Choice
# Enda's Choice

'He’s very highly regarded': MEPs back Taoiseach for EU job - but they don't think he'll take it

Nov 17th 2013, 8:45 AM 11,831 Views 91 Comments

European Council president Herman van Rompuy is said to have approached one Irish MEP, asking them to find out if Kenny is interested in taking one of two top EU jobs that become available next year.