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#MEPs

# meps - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Von der Leyen 'ready' to back Brexit delay in pitch to MEPs for European Commission president bid

MEPs will vote today on whether to elect the German defence minister to the European Commission top job.

# meps - Sunday 7 July, 2019

First week on the job: We checked in with some of Ireland's new MEPs to see how they are getting on

Committee memberships, travel woes and accidentally calling the fire department. All in a week’s work.

# meps - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

What are the rules on dress codes and banners in the European Parliament? First Day Of School This post contains videos

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?

# meps - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Recount takes place after questions about transfers in Dublin constituency

Last night, the count was suspended until 11am today.

# meps - Monday 27 May, 2019

As it happened: All to play for as first European election counts announced

Stick with us as we bring you the latest updates all evening and into the night.

# meps - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Eamon Dunphy, former Rose of Tralee and UKIP's Welsh leader set to feature in first European TV debate

The first proper debate takes place on Virgin Media One tomorrow night.

# meps - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

The Big Day of Voting: Today's your last chance to make sure you're registered to vote on May 24

There’s two elections, a referendum… and plebiscites in certain areas.

# meps - Sunday 28 April, 2019

QUIZ: Do you know who this MEP is?

Have you been paying attention to these politicians over the last five years?

# meps - Monday 15 April, 2019

59 candidates declare for European Parliament elections in May

13 Irish MEPs will be elected when voters go to the polls on 24 May.

# meps - Monday 4 March, 2019

EU committee votes to scrap biannual clock change by 2021

Clocks go forward this year on Sunday 31 March.

# meps - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Two MEPs elected in South and Dublin constituencies won't be able to take their seats until the UK has left

Ireland was allotted the additional two seats as part of the redistribution of seats due to Brexit.

# meps - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Two elected Ireland MEPs may have to wait until Brexit actually happens before taking up their seats

Brexit is also impacting on May’s European elections

# meps - Sunday 6 January, 2019

Here's what some Irish MEPs said when asked if there will be a hard border in Ireland

The Irish government and the EU says they’re not preparing for a hard border – here’s what three Irish MEPs think.

# meps - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Ireland will get two extra MEPs because of Brexit

There will be 73 vacant MEP seats after the UK withdraws from the European Union.

# meps - Monday 15 January, 2018

'It doesn't give the fish a chance': Irish MEPs urged to vote against electric pulse fishing

The practice involves dragging an electrified net across the sea floor, stunning all of the marine life in its path.

# meps - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

EU parliament president shocked at 'hotbed of harassment' claims

More than a dozen women spoke to the Sunday Times this week and accused politicians of harassment.

# meps - Monday 18 July, 2016

FactCheck: Is Luke 'Ming' Flanagan right about other Irish MEPs' poor record of attendance?

The Independent MEP says he’s the only Irish member who regularly shows up for the Agriculture Committee. FactCheck puts that claim to the test.

# meps - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Attendance by Irish MEPs in Euro Parliament hits six-year low

One Irish MEP was unable to attend plenary sessions in 2015 due to illness.

# meps - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Irish MEP's have one of the lowest attendance rates in the EU

They’ve also been making fewer speeches and asking fewer questions.

# meps - Monday 15 December, 2014

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

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

# meps - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Irish MEPs were very excited about the Pope's visit this morning

Pope Francis has made a speech in the European Parliament this morning

# meps - Friday 3 October, 2014

A Garda whistleblower is backing MEP's legal battle with Phil Hogan

Garda whistleblower John Wilson has said he will fund raise for Nessa Childer’s legal costs in the case that Phil Hogan proceeds with threatened action.

# meps - Sunday 25 May, 2014

As it happened: Local election results 2014 SATURDAY

Find out who has won a seat, who is ripping up their posters – and who is arguing over the result.

# meps - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Opinion: Sickened with politics and politicians? Then you should vote tomorrow

If you’re feeling disillusioned with politics, you’re not alone – and that’s why you need to make your voice heard.

Voters in Inishfree (all 6 of them) go the polls today, along with 2,118 other people...

The elections come a day early, if you’re lucky enough to live on an island off the west or northwest coast.

# meps - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Battle lines and cantering elephants: Here's how Election 2014 is shaping up in Ireland South...

Ten counties. Four seats. Exactly 96 hours until the polls open.

# meps - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Whatever about the candidates - can you trust the voters?... On the trail in Tipp

This butcher in Cashel’s promising his vote to the Greens. Other locals are also pledging their number ones to Grace O’Sullivan — but, it turns out, some are more genuine than others…

# meps - Sunday 11 May, 2014

Poll: Will you be voting in the EU elections? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you be voting in the EU elections?

A poll in the UK showed only one in ten voters can name their MEP… Will you be casting a ballot on Friday week?

# meps - Saturday 10 May, 2014

A comedian's brother, a garda whistleblower... The 'super subs' that could end up in Europe

The list of ‘replacements’ that could end up taking MEP seats also includes pro-life and LGBT campaigners, a former army officer, and an ex-world champion athlete.

# meps - Saturday 15 March, 2014

2010 ECB letter to Lenihan could finally be made public

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

# meps - Friday 28 February, 2014

One person received 70 per cent of all big political donations last year

Meanwhile, fourteen elected representatives didn’t declare their donation statements and may now face prosecution.

# meps - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

# meps - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Irish MEPs 'confident' EU will provide storm repair funds

A group of MEPs met with the Commissioner for Regional Development in Strasbourg this morning.

# meps - Saturday 30 November, 2013

E-cigarette manufacturers could face tough new restrictions

The measures could restrict the amount of nicotine allowed in electronic cigarettes, which have been marketed as a way for smokers to wean themselves off the habit.

# meps - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

MEPs back proposal to end practice of 'travelling circus'

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

'I've been in politics a long time': Fianna Fáil MEP Aylward to retire next year

The former junior minister and TD wants to give someone else a chance and will not seek re-election to the European Parliament next year.

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

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

# meps - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

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

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

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

# meps - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

MEPs agree legislation to avoid repeat of PIP breast implant scandal

The proposed legislation seeks to improve transparency of information for patients and medical staff.

# meps - Saturday 5 October, 2013

Large constituencies mean European elections 'will become more presidential'

Phil Hogan believes candidates will need at least €100,000 if they want to be elected to the European Parliament next year.

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