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# MEPs

This week
19th May 2024 - 25th May 2024
Irish European Parliament staff among those with passports leaked in major data breach
Teachers, politicians and journalists - what experts say is needed to teach public about the EU
This month
May 2024
Farming, wine and stocks in Ryanair, Barry's Tea and Glanbia - all the side gigs of Irish MEPs
Last month
April 2024
Explainer: How to register to vote in the upcoming European and local elections
March
March 2024
Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming European elections
Between the four days of 6-9 June voters across the EU will go to the polls to elect a new parliament.
'Sausage making': What is an MEP and what do they do?
What exactly is an MEP? What do they do? And how does the job compare to being a TD, senator or councillor?
Got questions about what MEPs do ahead of the elections in June? Muiris O'Cearbhaill has got you covered.
This explainer details the many elements of the role of an MEP, including voting, negotiating and diplomacy.
Barry Andrews: Watch as Russia interferes with European politics ahead of the elections
Barry Andrews
Nature restoration law reveals cracks and divisions in Sinn Féin and Fine Gael
Up to 8 former Irish MEPs taking legal action against European Parliament over cuts to their pensions
The Journal contacted all MEPs who have previously been identified as recipients of the fund.
This year
2024
Irish MEPs cite Catalan solidarity as reason for opposing resolution on Russian interference
EU agrees on first law that combats violence against women
Unethical but legal: All the things MEPs can get away with
What is legal is not always ethical.
Integrity investigation finds 25% of Europe’s MEPs were involved in a scandal
In December 2022, police found €900,000 in alleged bribe cash stuffed in bags at the EU Parliament’s Vice President Eva Kaili’s home. How could corruption of such scale happen at the heart of the EU? Was this just one isolated incident or the tip of the iceberg?
Data collected by The Journal, Noteworthy and other European media partners reveals 3% of MEPs have been convicted by a court.
The months-long investigation unearthed 253 previously reported blemishes.
The most serious cases related to 45 corruption incidents and 44 events relating to fraud and theft.
Families affected by the mica scandal escalate crisis to European Commission
MEPs take first steps to greenlight potentially €1 trillion retrofitting plan
Irish MEPs say Ireland should have supported South Africa's genocide case against Israel
Last year
2023
TD Barry Cowen and MEP Mick Wallace will run for European Parliament next year
Barry Andrews: Today's Electoral Commission announcement was an own goal
Barry Andrews
Delegation from the European Parliament arrives in Ireland to investigate the Mica scandal
Irish MEPs highlight the importance of cash as digital Euro plans advance
The EU plan to increase the energy rating of all buildings could cost up to €1 trillion
Fianna Fáil MEPs expect 'a big shift to the right' in the upcoming elections, pushing them out
'Battle of flags doesn't help’: Irish politicians condemn Israeli flag on EU Commission building
Public asked to give views on which part of the country should get another MEP seat
Ireland gains one additional seat for upcoming European Parliament elections
EU Parliament backs plan to give extra MEP seat to Ireland
All time
Analysis: Are we seeing a change in mood music when it comes to the Northern Ireland Protocol?
Emma DeSouza
The EU and You: What's working, not working and what we don't understand
The Big MEP Questionnaire: What do our Irish MEPs think of the EU?
Mick Wallace says sending arms to Ukraine is 'madness' as he defends vote against EU motion
Irish MEPs criticise Poland for pushing migrants back at new border wall with Belarus
EU rejects British fisheries offer of 35% fish-stock reduction over 3 years
MEPs ask Taoiseach to allow Covid testing as replacement for quarantine on return to Ireland
Brexit divorce deal was 'the easy part'; and more 'last-minute turmoil' on the way, Irish MEPs say
'It feels like being in limbo': Two Irish MEPs still unable to take seats due to Brexit delay
Fine Gael MEPs criticised for voting against move to enhance rescue operations for migrants
Von der Leyen 'ready' to back Brexit delay in pitch to MEPs for European Commission president bid
First week on the job: We checked in with some of Ireland's new MEPs to see how they are getting on
What are the rules on dress codes and banners in the European Parliament?
Recount takes place after questions about transfers in Dublin constituency