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Last week
19th November 2023 - 25th November 2023
Barry Andrews: Today's Electoral Commission announcement was an own goal
The Dublin MEP says the Commission’s advice that Ireland’s extra MEP seat should be in Midlands-NW constituency is not helpful.
EU Commissioner Mairead McGuinness won’t contest the next European Parliament elections
In a statement today, McGuinness said she is ‘aware of the intense speculation about my intentions’.
This month
November 2023
Opinion: The cost of glyphosate is mounting - for health and habitats
MEP Grace O’Sullivan says the continuation of the use of RoundUp for another decade is a devastating blow.
Last month
October 2023
Irish MEPs highlight the importance of cash as digital Euro plans advance
Unlike cryptocurrency, the digital currency will be regulated by the European Central Bank.
Cuffe flags weight-based tax for cars as potential measure to curb spike in sales of SUVs
The Green MEP said the vehicles emit 1 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.
Lack of urgency to tackle violence against women 'unacceptable', Frances Fitzgerald says
The Irish MEP said there has been a backlash against women’s rights in some EU countries.
This year
Belgian court hears case alleging hacking of Luke 'Ming' Flanagan's Twitter account
The tweet in question referred to another Irish politician.
Analysis: In Europe, Ireland is an outlier when it comes to climate action
Emma DeSouza reports on the climate debates in Strasbourg.
Poll: Do you know who your MEPs are?
Next year Ireland will elect 14 MEPs to represent the country in Brussels.
European elections to be held between 6 and 9 June next year
Each country can choose which day to hold their own elections within that time frame.
EU parliament cleared as Kurdish protest group cause security alert
The President of the Parliament Roberta Mesola was said to have been escorted from the room as proceedings were halted.
Last year
The Big MEP Questionnaire: What do our Irish MEPs think of the EU?
The Good Information Project set each of our 13 MEPs five questions: here are their answers in full.
All 13 of our MEPs reveal their personal highs and lows of working within the European Parliament.
Frustrations include defence issues, pace of progress on climate, and feeling unheard by the Council and Commission.
Division among MEPs on whether the EU should have more power - or already has enough.
Priorities for next five years range from climate action to mental health to fostering EU businesses.
MEP Clare Daly criticises EU sanctions on Russia in European Parliament speech
Daly has previously voted against a resolution to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
All time
Opinion: We know how little Ireland counts in Westminster - but UK relations still matter
The Fianna Fáil MEP for Dublin argues that despite current Conservative Party ideologies being bad for Ireland, relations must be maintained.
Fine Gael MEP calls for EU to suspend its funding for Poland
Fears of a ‘Polexit’ have grown after Poland’s constitutional tribunal found that EU treaties were incompatible with Poland’s national constitution.
What led to the 2019 Fine Gael MEP migration vote?
In October 2019, 290 MEPs voted against resuming search and rescue efforts in the Mediterranean. Four were Fine Gael MEPs. What was behind that vote?
EU moves towards vaccine travel certs and more export curbs
The commission is working to have the vaccine travel certificates ready by June.
Average disposable income in north and west of Ireland €3,240 below State average
Sinn Féin MEP Chris MacManus called it a “worrying trend”.
Hungarian MEP apologises after attending lockdown-breaking party
Jozsef Szajer resigned over the weekend after going to what local press called an ‘orgy’.
Local councillor Colm Markey is set to be Ireland's newest MEP - but who is he?
Colm Markey will replace Mairead McGuinness as an MEP.
EP President: If we get into debt and don't provide anything, we'll be stealing from future generations
European Parlaiment President David Sassoli says he’s going to push for EU investment in opportunities for young people ahead of an EU financial package.
Frances Fitzgerald 'very concerned' about UK wish to abandon European Arrest Warrant scheme
The former Justice Minister said that “if there was a gap”, it could “of course” have an effect on prisoners held here.
MEP Maria Walsh defies FG and supports motion to block controversial Shannon LNG terminal
A motion to veto the ‘Projects of Common Interest’ list because is contains 55 fossil fuel projects was rejected by MEPs.
Irish 'cold-storage' MEPs Deirdre Clune and Barry Andrews have taken their seats
Fianna Fáil’s Barry Andrews has given his first address to parliament after what he called “a tough week” for his party.
Mick Wallace agrees to give bank keys to Clontarf home after Christmas
The court earlier heard that Wallace threatened to burn down the property.
Clare Daly defends decision to hire Mick Wallace's son as European parliament assistant
Daly has hired Fionn Wallace as one of her European Parliament assistants.
Brexit Party MEP admits she worked for parent company of Cambridge Analytica
When initially interviewed by Channel 4 News, she denied involvement with Cambridge Analytica.
What are the rules on dress codes and banners in the European Parliament?
Irish MEPs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace both wore ‘Free Assange’ t-shirts today, so is this allowed?
Five MEPs elected in Ireland South as mammoth count concludes
On the 20th count, Grace O’Sullivan, Green Party; and Deirdre Clune, Fine Gael joined Seán Kelly, Fine Gael; Billy Kelleher, Fianna Fáil; and Mick Wallace, Independents 4 Change.
Clare Daly takes 3rd Dublin MEP seat; Barry Andrews will take 4th seat after Brexit
Fianna Fáil’s Barry Andrews will take the fourth seat for the constituency once Brexit happens.
Seán Kelly elected as first Ireland South MEP
The Fine Gael candidate was first elected to the European Parliament in June 2009.
Recount takes place after questions about transfers in Dublin constituency
Last night, the count was suspended until 11am today.
Mairead McGuinness is the first Irish MEP elected in European elections
And it’s a good start for Fine Gael.
'You can't just go in there fawning and gushing like some nodding dog': Dublin candidates set out their stall
10 Dublin candidates talked climate change, housing and the EU defence spend.
The Euro subs who could become MEPs without being elected
These people are on the candidates’ replacement lists.
'Many think we're wrong to leave the Dáil, others want us to f**k off out of here' - Mick Wallace
“If people of the far-right want to run, that is there prerogative – I am not of that ilk,” he said.
Nigel Farage has launched his new Brexit Party - and there'll be a Rees-Mogg on the ballot
Not that one though … Jacob’s sister Annunziata Rees-Mogg is running for the new party.
MEPs vote in controversial laws that places copyright responsibility on Google and YouTube
Intense lobbying was done by tech giants like Google, which profits hugely from the advertising generated alongside the content it hosts.
Billy Kelleher will run as an MEP candidate for Fianna Fáil
Galway TD Anne Rabbitte has also been selected as an MEP candidate for the party.
Fianna Fáil's Barry Andrews gets nod ahead of two other ex-ministers to run for MEP in Dublin
Andrews will be seeking to win back a seat for the party in the capital.