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# mep - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Here's your 'Mayo v Dublin MEP Gaelic football battle' pic of the day
# Showdown For Sam
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# Showdown For Sam

Here's your 'Mayo v Dublin MEP Gaelic football battle' pic of the day

Sep 17th 2013, 2:46 PM 7,688 Views 19 Comments

All-Ireland final fever is sweeping through Europe.

# mep - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Childers: '€100k re-election bill is price I'm paying for having principles'
# European Elections
# European Elections

Childers: '€100k re-election bill is price I'm paying for having principles'

Sep 10th 2013, 4:55 PM 5,550 Views 47 Comments

The MEP says she will have to finance her own European re-election campaign to the tune of €100,000, after resigning from Labour

# mep - Monday 26 August, 2013

This Fine Gael TD is not ruling out a European Parliament bid next year
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

This Fine Gael TD is not ruling out a European Parliament bid next year

Aug 26th 2013, 8:30 PM 6,145 Views 14 Comments

But the man who John O’Mahony is rumoured to be in line to replace, incumbent North West MEP Jim Higgins, insists he’s very confident of winning the nomination.

# mep - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Irish MEP has no problem with Palestinians arming themselves against Israeli forces
# Israel
# Israel

Irish MEP has no problem with Palestinians arming themselves against Israeli forces

Jul 25th 2013, 8:34 PM 9,199 Views 161 Comments

Murphy came up against criticism over remarks he made calling for a mass struggle similar to the first intifada.

# mep - Friday 19 July, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Summer holidays and public inquiry legislation
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Summer holidays and public inquiry legislation

Jul 19th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,053 Views 11 Comments

A quiet day in the houses of the Oireacthas with only the Seanad sitting to discuss MEP constituencies and public inquiries.

# mep - Monday 1 July, 2013

Irish MEP calls on America to explain EU 'bugging' reports
# Spying
# Spying

Irish MEP calls on America to explain EU 'bugging' reports

Jul 1st 2013, 9:36 AM 4,233 Views 61 Comments

“The EU is not going to attack the United States. Supposedly, China or the EU was doing this on the US…can you imagine what the blowout would be?” – Gay Mitchell, MEP

# mep - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Irish MEP’s Twitter account tells Anglo to “f**k off”, he says he was hacked
# The Anglo Tapes
# The Anglo Tapes

Irish MEP’s Twitter account tells Anglo to “f**k off”, he says he was hacked

Jun 25th 2013, 10:30 PM 29,360 Views 65 Comments

Fine Gael MEP Jim Higgins claims his account was hacked after TheJournal.ie enquired about the authenticity of the tweet sent in the early hours of this morning.

# mep - Saturday 15 June, 2013

Airbrushed images in teen mags 'should be labelled'
# Airbrushing
# Airbrushing

Airbrushed images in teen mags 'should be labelled'

Jun 15th 2013, 7:30 AM 11,242 Views 24 Comments

Nessa Childers MEP has called for mandatory labelling of airbrushed photographs in magazines for young people.

# mep - Monday 22 April, 2013

Labour MEPs call on government to release information about IBRC liquidation
# Freedom Of Information
# Freedom Of Information

Labour MEPs call on government to release information about IBRC liquidation

Apr 22nd 2013, 5:05 PM 6,039 Views 44 Comments

MEP Phil Prendergast said that “a blanket refusal policy would serve only to heighten distrust in government and in the ECB.”

# mep - Saturday 6 April, 2013

'I couldn't have gone on' - Nessa Childers on trying to 'save the Labour party'
# Labour
# Labour

'I couldn't have gone on' - Nessa Childers on trying to 'save the Labour party'

Apr 6th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,449 Views 55 Comments

The MEP will address a meeting of the Campaign for Labour Policies group in Dublin today which is likely to hear plenty of criticism of the junior coalition party.

# mep - Friday 5 April, 2013

Column: Nessa Childers said what many ordinary Labour members really think about the government
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Nessa Childers said what many ordinary Labour members really think about the government

Apr 5th 2013, 7:30 PM 43 Views 49 Comments

Eamon Gilmore will have one less Christmas card to write now – but if Labour took its MEPs seriously, this may never have happened, writes Nessa Childers’ former parliamentary assistant Ciara Galvin.

# mep - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Varadkar comments on childcare a 'throwback to the 19th century'
# Childcare
# Childcare

Varadkar comments on childcare a 'throwback to the 19th century'

Mar 28th 2013, 7:03 PM 10,669 Views 104 Comments

The Transport Minister said earlier this week that women would have to quit their jobs if they earned less than the childcare expenses.

# mep - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Fears of Cyprus-style hit on bank deposits 'scaremongering', says MEP
# Cyprus
# Cyprus

Fears of Cyprus-style hit on bank deposits 'scaremongering', says MEP

Mar 27th 2013, 11:00 AM 5,122 Views 67 Comments

Fine Gael’s Sean Kelly says there’s “no connection whatsoever” between the situations in Ireland and in Cyprus.

# mep - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Van Turnhout in discussions with Fine Gael over filling Mitchell's MEP seat
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Van Turnhout in discussions with Fine Gael over filling Mitchell's MEP seat

Mar 23rd 2013, 7:30 AM 5,664 Views 17 Comments

TheJournal.ie has learned that the senator is in discussions over the possibility of joining Fine Gael and running for the seat being vacated by Gay Mitchell next year.

# mep - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Impact of crisis on women "overlooked by policy makers"
# Gender
# Gender

Impact of crisis on women "overlooked by policy makers"

Mar 20th 2013, 2:04 PM 3,961 Views 22 Comments

Labour MEP Emer Costello said that women can find their earning power stymied during their early years, which can in turn affect their pension.

# mep - Sunday 17 March, 2013

Senators, rebel TD and Dublin Mayor in running for Mitchell's MEP seat
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Senators, rebel TD and Dublin Mayor in running for Mitchell's MEP seat

Mar 17th 2013, 3:44 PM 7,716 Views 43 Comments

Former world champion runner Eamonn Coghlan is among the favourites to run for Fine Gael in Dublin in next year’s European elections but there are others in contention…

# mep - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Popes, parades and Gay Mitchell : The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Popes, parades and Gay Mitchell : The week in numbers

Mar 16th 2013, 7:30 PM 4,835 Views 4 Comments

How long is the Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin? And how many years has it been since there was a pope from outside Europe?

# mep - Thursday 14 March, 2013

Gay Mitchell will not contest the next European elections
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Gay Mitchell will not contest the next European elections

Mar 14th 2013, 9:44 AM 4,340 Views 42 Comments

The MEP said it was a good time to allow new candidates to emerge.

# mep - Friday 18 January, 2013

UPDATE: Aviation source criticises Ryanair’s baggage policy
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

UPDATE: Aviation source criticises Ryanair’s baggage policy

Jan 18th 2013, 4:49 PM 23,058 Views 79 Comments

The airline said its one bag rule was necessary for safety reasons but has now confirmed that passengers in some airports are allowed a second bag.

# mep - Monday 14 January, 2013

Austrian MEP gets four years in jail over bribery sting
# Austria
# Austria

Austrian MEP gets four years in jail over bribery sting

Jan 14th 2013, 4:19 PM 6,268 Views 29 Comments

Sunday Times journalists filmed Ernst Strasser offering to change EU laws on behalf of a fake company for an annual fee.

# mep - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Former TalkTalk workers get a €2.6m EU grant
# EU Grant
# EU Grant

Former TalkTalk workers get a €2.6m EU grant

Dec 19th 2012, 5:07 PM 5,451 Views 14 Comments

The grant will help retrain 432 former call centre staff and get them back into employment.

# mep - Monday 10 December, 2012

Vote on Social Welfare budget cuts "becoming increasingly volatile"
# Labour
# Labour

Vote on Social Welfare budget cuts "becoming increasingly volatile"

Dec 10th 2012, 12:29 PM 10,449 Views 102 Comments

Nessa Childers said she believes there are Labour TDs who want to vote against the bill that will bring in the Budget cuts, but they don’t feel they can vote that way.

# mep - Sunday 30 September, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added meerkat
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added meerkat

Sep 30th 2012, 7:58 PM 10,759 Views 1 Comment

The things we learned, loved and shared today.

# mep - Saturday 8 September, 2012

Labour Youth to hold public meeting on youth unemployment
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Labour Youth to hold public meeting on youth unemployment

Sep 8th 2012, 11:15 AM 2,449 Views 40 Comments

The seminar which will take place this afternoon will discuss the introduction of a ‘Youth Guarantee’ to tackle the problem.

# mep - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Parents feel pressure to pay voluntary school contributions
# Back To School
# Back To School

Parents feel pressure to pay voluntary school contributions

Aug 29th 2012, 3:48 PM 9,466 Views 83 Comments

The National Parents’ Council said the anxiety of paying contributions can distract parents from offering the support their children need when starting back at school.

# mep - Friday 13 April, 2012

Labour must return to core beliefs - or pull out of government, says Labour MEP
# Tensions
# Tensions

Labour must return to core beliefs - or pull out of government, says Labour MEP

Apr 13th 2012, 7:00 AM 2,597 Views 24 Comments

In an opinion piece for TheJournal.ie this morning, Nessa Childers says Labour needs to

# mep - Saturday 24 March, 2012

Call for EU Commission to drop Pádraig Flynn's pension
# Mahon
# Mahon

Call for EU Commission to drop Pádraig Flynn's pension

Mar 24th 2012, 10:41 AM 5,252 Views 48 Comments

MEP Nessa Childers says Commission’s code of conduct should be “enforced retroactively” following Mahon findings.

# mep - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

MEP: McCreevy's boom-time diary raises issues about lobbyists
# Lobbying
# Lobbying

MEP: McCreevy's boom-time diary raises issues about lobbyists

Feb 8th 2012, 3:27 PM 4,053 Views 23 Comments

New documents show that McCreevy met with many major developers and bankers – including Sean Quinn and Bernard McNamara – during the Irish property bubble.

# mep - Monday 6 February, 2012

Minister: Online news outlets could be regulated
# Mediv2012
# Mediv2012

Minister: Online news outlets could be regulated

Feb 6th 2012, 7:24 PM 3,259 Views 44 Comments

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte suggested that defamation and regulatory rules could apply to online media outlets.

# mep - Friday 27 January, 2012

French MEP quits and slams ACTA process as 'a charade'
# Acta
# Acta

French MEP quits and slams ACTA process as 'a charade'

Jan 27th 2012, 8:04 AM 2,801 Views 14 Comments

The controversial anti-counterfeiting agreement has caused concerns that it could limit online freedom.

# mep - Monday 23 January, 2012

UCC society withdraws Nick Griffin invite to 'free speech' debate
# BNP
# BNP

UCC society withdraws Nick Griffin invite to 'free speech' debate

Jan 23rd 2012, 1:30 PM 4,544 Views 35 Comments

UCC’s Government and Politics Society withdraws its invite to the BNP leader, citing concerns for student safety.

# mep - Monday 16 January, 2012

Proinsias de Rossa to step down as MEP in February
# Politics
# Politics

Proinsias de Rossa to step down as MEP in February

Jan 16th 2012, 2:21 PM 4,294 Views 33 Comments

The Labour MEP gave no reason for the unexpected announcement.

# mep - Friday 23 December, 2011

UCC pledges security support for Nick Griffin visit in February
# BNP
# BNP

UCC pledges security support for Nick Griffin visit in February

Dec 23rd 2011, 7:15 AM 2,969 Views 108 Comments

The student society organising a debate featuring the BNP leader says it has been given full security support by the college.

# mep - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

BNP's Nick Griffin set to address UCC society on free speech
# BNP
# BNP

BNP's Nick Griffin set to address UCC society on free speech

Dec 13th 2011, 12:34 PM 3,069 Views 74 Comments

The British right-wing politician is to participate in a UCC debate months after another Irish university group withdrew its invitation to him.

# mep - Friday 25 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

Nov 25th 2011, 7:40 PM 3,379 Views 1 Comment

Catch up on the day’s biggest stories as well as all the bits and pieces you may have missed.

# mep - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

Fine Gael ready to "move on" from presidential election
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Fine Gael ready to "move on" from presidential election

Nov 2nd 2011, 9:53 PM 534 Views 14 Comments

The party’s presidential candidate Gay Mitchell did not attend tonight’s parliamentary party meeting.

# mep - Friday 26 August, 2011

MEP claims garda assault during Shell protest
# Protest
# Protest

MEP claims garda assault during Shell protest

Aug 26th 2011, 8:45 PM 1,412 Views 50 Comments

Socialist Party and United Left Alliance MEP Paul Murphy believes garda actions at yesterday’s protest showed “very conscious” efforts to inflict pain.

# mep - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday
# Take 5
# Take 5

Take 5: Wednesday

Aug 3rd 2011, 4:54 PM 1,739 Views 15 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# mep - Saturday 18 June, 2011

Former MEP gauging Fine Gael support for Áras bid
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Former MEP gauging Fine Gael support for Áras bid

Jun 18th 2011, 4:19 PM 559 Views 12 Comments

Could there be another candidate for Fine Gael’s nomination?

# mep - Thursday 14 April, 2011

Call to put speed monitors in all new vehicles
# Speed Monitors
# Speed Monitors

Call to put speed monitors in all new vehicles

Apr 14th 2011, 3:58 PM 1,614 Views 0 Comments

Irish MEP asks EU to introduce legislation to make devices mandatory.