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# mep - Thursday 2 February, 2017

'He’s lying to you' - UK MEP explains why he held up sign behind Nigel Farage
# Look Behind You
# Look Behind You

'He’s lying to you' - UK MEP explains why he held up sign behind Nigel Farage

Feb 2nd 2017, 4:20 PM 27,768 Views 54 Comments

Seb Dance was caught on camera holding up the handwritten message behind Farage.

# mep - Thursday 29 December, 2016

'Ireland would be the biggest loser from a breakup of the EU': Irish MEPs on Europe's future
# Brexit
# Brexit

'Ireland would be the biggest loser from a breakup of the EU': Irish MEPs on Europe's future

Dec 29th 2016, 10:30 AM 13,241 Views 103 Comments

We asked a handful of Irish MEPs on what the New Year holds for Europe.

# mep - Saturday 29 October, 2016

Poll: Should we get more public holidays in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should we get more public holidays in Ireland?

Oct 29th 2016, 9:00 AM 24,600 Views 75 Comments

One of our MEPs thinks we should.

# mep - Thursday 27 October, 2016

MEP calls for number of Irish public holidays to be increased
# Amen To That
# Amen To That

MEP calls for number of Irish public holidays to be increased

Oct 27th 2016, 6:02 PM 17,976 Views 34 Comments

At present only three countries across Europe have fewer national holidays than the Republic.

# mep - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Calls to give free Interrail passes to all European 18-year-olds as birthday presents
# Good Idea
# Good Idea

Calls to give free Interrail passes to all European 18-year-olds as birthday presents

Sep 29th 2016, 8:13 PM 17,077 Views 44 Comments

The proposal is being put forward by Manfred Weber of the European People’s Party (EEP), the party in Europe aligned with Fine Gael.

# mep - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Call for more monitoring of super trawlers after dolphin deaths
# Irish Coast
# Irish Coast

Call for more monitoring of super trawlers after dolphin deaths

Sep 17th 2016, 3:08 PM 14,310 Views 37 Comments

Irish MEP Seán Kelly said people who break rules should be “dealt with”.

# mep - Monday 4 July, 2016

MEP calls for "effective" ban on super trawlers in Irish waters
# Fishing
# Fishing

MEP calls for "effective" ban on super trawlers in Irish waters

Jul 4th 2016, 7:15 AM 19,143 Views 42 Comments

Líadh Ní Riada said that the trawlers were not being inspected properly.

# mep - Friday 24 June, 2016

"Extremism is no longer an abstract problem. It’s here" - Is Islamic terrorism a threat in Ireland?
# Radicalisation
# Radicalisation

"Extremism is no longer an abstract problem. It’s here" - Is Islamic terrorism a threat in Ireland?

Jun 24th 2016, 6:06 AM 11,461 Views 22 Comments

The Justice Department has said that it is aware of foreign fighters from Ireland who have died in the Middle East.

# mep - Thursday 17 December, 2015

European Parliament passes resolution calling for immediate release of Ibrahim Halawa
# Ibrahim Halawa
# Ibrahim Halawa

European Parliament passes resolution calling for immediate release of Ibrahim Halawa

Dec 17th 2015, 12:05 PM 20,162 Views 273 Comments

MEPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of the resolution.

# mep - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

This technology could be installed in your car to restrict your speed
# Vvrrooom
# Vvrrooom

This technology could be installed in your car to restrict your speed

Nov 10th 2015, 11:47 AM 16,289 Views 54 Comments

Irish MEP Deirdre Clune said the drivers should be rewarded for using the car system that can automatically limit the speed of the vehicle.

# mep - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Two right-wing MEPs have been suspended for making Nazi salutes
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

Two right-wing MEPs have been suspended for making Nazi salutes

Oct 27th 2015, 10:53 PM 14,617 Views 59 Comments

The men have been suspended for 10 days but will still be allowed to vote.

# mep - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Former GAA president says FAI should give back the €5 million
# Henry Handball
# Henry Handball

Former GAA president says FAI should give back the €5 million

Jun 9th 2015, 3:00 PM 12,426 Views 67 Comments

…and then Fifa should hand it over to us again as a legitimate grant.

# mep - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Resistance to antibiotics could be causing unnecessary deaths in Ireland
# Marian Harkin
# Marian Harkin

Resistance to antibiotics could be causing unnecessary deaths in Ireland

May 20th 2015, 6:28 PM 10,423 Views 23 Comments

An Irish MEP has proposed that the use of the antibiotics without prescription be banned.

# mep - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

This MEP is going to speak only 'as Gaeilge' in Brussels for a week
# Stailc Teanga
# Stailc Teanga

This MEP is going to speak only 'as Gaeilge' in Brussels for a week

Feb 17th 2015, 6:32 PM 20,675 Views 126 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Liadh Ní Riada will speak only in Irish in protest at the treatment of the language in EU institutions.

# mep - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Speeding tourists won't be able to escape penalties under new law
# Slow Down
# Slow Down

Speeding tourists won't be able to escape penalties under new law

Feb 12th 2015, 6:05 PM 32,936 Views 39 Comments

The European Parliament has passed legislation to allow police forces in different Member States to share data.

# mep - Thursday 25 December, 2014

Ireland 'could be top of the class in digital toy market'
# Toy Glory
# Toy Glory

Ireland 'could be top of the class in digital toy market'

Dec 25th 2014, 7:15 AM 3,943 Views 2 Comments

Irish MEP Sean Kelly moots Ireland as a prime manufacturing location for niche – but lucrative – business.

# mep - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

'Brian Hayes has lost the run of himself since he moved to Brussels'
# Lashing Out
# Lashing Out

'Brian Hayes has lost the run of himself since he moved to Brussels'

Dec 17th 2014, 6:06 PM 33,495 Views 193 Comments

Sinn Féin has hit back at the Fine Gael MEP’s criticism of the party’s attitude towards the European Union.

# mep - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Ming is on a 'bad list' with a Nazi supporter ... and he's not impressed
# Excuse Me
# Excuse Me

Ming is on a 'bad list' with a Nazi supporter ... and he's not impressed

Dec 16th 2014, 1:35 PM 16,705 Views 46 Comments

The Irish politician features on a list dubbed the ‘most embarrassing MEPs’.

# mep - Monday 15 December, 2014

'Family comes first': Irish MEPs explain poor voting record in Europe
# Ming
# Ming

'Family comes first': Irish MEPs explain poor voting record in Europe

Dec 15th 2014, 11:26 AM 14,847 Views 67 Comments

Ireland ranks last out of all Member States for attendance at plenary sessions.

# mep - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Can the ECB be forced to come to Dublin for the banking inquiry?
# The Pressure's On
# The Pressure's On

Can the ECB be forced to come to Dublin for the banking inquiry?

Nov 27th 2014, 8:29 AM 6,198 Views 30 Comments

Matt Carty of Sinn Fein said he hopes the goverment will be “robust” in making sure the ECB does take part.

# mep - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Cork hotel 'gave into mob rule' by cancelling Fine Gael event - MEP
# Water Protests
# Water Protests

Cork hotel 'gave into mob rule' by cancelling Fine Gael event - MEP

Nov 20th 2014, 2:44 PM 19,140 Views 121 Comments

Deirdre Clune said she was “outraged” by the decision.

'Exaggerated and inaccurate': RTÉ denies bias in election coverage as complaint is rejected
# Six One News
# Six One News

'Exaggerated and inaccurate': RTÉ denies bias in election coverage as complaint is rejected

Nov 20th 2014, 2:31 PM 7,540 Views 19 Comments

Nessa Childers wasn’t happy with a feature on the Six One News.

# mep - Friday 14 November, 2014

'We don't want to privatise Irish Water but no-one believes politicians when we say that'
# Privatisation
# Privatisation

'We don't want to privatise Irish Water but no-one believes politicians when we say that'

Nov 14th 2014, 6:30 AM 9,436 Views 86 Comments

The Fine Gael MEP believes legislation is a more sensible option.

# mep - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Paul Murphy accepts Sinn Féin apology for sharing fake Facebook post
# Dublin South West
# Dublin South West

Paul Murphy accepts Sinn Féin apology for sharing fake Facebook post

Oct 5th 2014, 1:43 PM 17,501 Views 88 Comments

An image circulating on social media is now claimed to have come from a fake account.

# mep - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Olli Rehn: 'Bondholders partly to blame for Irish crisis... but your banks were reckless'
# Burn The Bondholders
# Burn The Bondholders

Olli Rehn: 'Bondholders partly to blame for Irish crisis... but your banks were reckless'

Sep 27th 2014, 2:14 PM 11,732 Views 55 Comments

The former EU Economics Commissioner also said he would consider attending the Banking Inquiry.

# mep - Thursday 18 September, 2014

This former MEP is running for the Dáil on a single issue: water charges
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

This former MEP is running for the Dáil on a single issue: water charges

Sep 18th 2014, 2:58 PM 9,012 Views 96 Comments

But Paul Murphy’s Sinn Féin opposition in Dublin South West has hit back at criticism over his stance on water charges.

# mep - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

MEP defends spending €200,000 to get elected
# Deirdre Clune
# Deirdre Clune

MEP defends spending €200,000 to get elected

Sep 17th 2014, 2:28 PM 9,947 Views 26 Comments

Deirdre Clune was one of a number of Irish MEPs to run up expenses of over €200,000 during this year’s campaign.

# mep - Sunday 10 August, 2014

"Second class Euro membership": Ireland could lose automatic right to ECB vote
# Voting Rights
# Voting Rights

"Second class Euro membership": Ireland could lose automatic right to ECB vote

Aug 10th 2014, 11:33 AM 20,970 Views 172 Comments

Under the new system, for one month every year Ireland will not be able to vote.

# mep - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Whistleblower John Wilson to speak at Sinn Féin summer school
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

Whistleblower John Wilson to speak at Sinn Féin summer school

Jun 28th 2014, 7:00 AM 5,304 Views 66 Comments

Journalist Gemma O’Doherty, Marian Kelly — a survivor of the Bessborough Mother and Baby Home, and comedian PJ Gallagher are also speaking at the event.

# mep - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Crowley's aligning himself with racist, xenophobic, anti-gay parties --- Micheál Martin
# Far-right
# Far-right

Crowley's aligning himself with racist, xenophobic, anti-gay parties --- Micheál Martin

Jun 24th 2014, 9:56 PM 25,598 Views 125 Comments

The FF leader said he had first learned of Crowley’s decision in a phone-call on Sunday night, and that it had been a surprise.

# mep - Monday 23 June, 2014

'Unacceptable': Fianna Fáil is NOT happy with Crowley's move to Eurosceptic group
# Doing A 180
# Doing A 180

'Unacceptable': Fianna Fáil is NOT happy with Crowley's move to Eurosceptic group

Jun 23rd 2014, 3:42 PM 13,045 Views 78 Comments

The party has said that many ECR policies “directly contradict core principles of the Fianna Fáil organisation”.

Fianna Fáil says Brian Cowley's move to Eurosceptic group is 'unacceptable'
# Shift Right
# Shift Right

Fianna Fáil says Brian Cowley's move to Eurosceptic group is 'unacceptable'

Jun 23rd 2014, 12:40 PM 11,018 Views 77 Comments

Brian Crowley has switched to the European Conservatives and Reformists, a grouping that includes many right-wing parties including the British Conservatives.

# mep - Thursday 29 May, 2014

After epic recheck, Midlands-North West sends Marian Harkin back to Brussels
# Final Result
# Final Result

After epic recheck, Midlands-North West sends Marian Harkin back to Brussels

May 29th 2014, 6:36 AM 11,288 Views 39 Comments

Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher of FF conceded in the early hours of the morning.

# mep - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

This apparently random youth backing Emer Costello is the Labour Youth Chairperson
# Not Misleading
# Not Misleading

This apparently random youth backing Emer Costello is the Labour Youth Chairperson

May 20th 2014, 1:14 PM 14,110 Views 61 Comments

“If you’re suggesting we’re trying to deceive anyone here that’s not the case.”

# mep - Monday 19 May, 2014

Poll: Are RTÉ's Prime Time debates fair to the candidates?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are RTÉ's Prime Time debates fair to the candidates?

May 19th 2014, 8:58 AM 17,536 Views 113 Comments

One independent called the decision to have two panels for each constituency “the lowest trick yet”. What do you think of the Euro debate format?

# mep - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Almost 50 per cent of voters think Gerry Adams was involved in Jean McConville's killing
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Almost 50 per cent of voters think Gerry Adams was involved in Jean McConville's killing

May 17th 2014, 1:56 PM 18,415 Views 315 Comments

And one in three Sinn Féin voters think he should resign as leader…

Winning this election isn't crucial to this candidate - he just wants to spread direct democracy
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Winning this election isn't crucial to this candidate - he just wants to spread direct democracy

May 17th 2014, 10:15 AM 8,715 Views 185 Comments

Jan Van De Ven is running as a candidate in the Ireland South constituency, and if elected would introduce a system of eDemocracy.

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 11,046 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.

# mep - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

This MEP got a visit from the sheriff over unpaid Property Tax
# Murphy's Law
# Murphy's Law

This MEP got a visit from the sheriff over unpaid Property Tax

May 6th 2014, 10:48 AM 15,680 Views 90 Comments

Paul Murphy’s questioned the timing of the visit, just a few weeks out from the European elections.

# mep - Saturday 3 May, 2014

BNP leader Nick Griffin's twitter account hacked... for "no political reasons"
# Anonymous
# Anonymous

BNP leader Nick Griffin's twitter account hacked... for "no political reasons"

May 3rd 2014, 4:58 PM 8,942 Views 22 Comments

The BNP leader’s Twitter stream is now full of nonsense and offensive tweets.