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From TheJournal.ie Dáil ethics watchdog the third body to rule itself out of investigating Dara Murphy complaints Expenses

Dáil ethics watchdog the third body to rule itself out of investigating Dara Murphy complaints

The finance minister has said he will look for an alternative way to investigate the complaint.

From TheJournal.ie After the populist wave failed to materialise, what next for the EU's right-wing parties? Far-right Ripple

After the populist wave failed to materialise, what next for the EU's right-wing parties?

There are more right-wing and far-right parties enjoying success in European politics.

From TheJournal.ie If UK seek long extension, they'll have to run candidates in European elections, says Coveney Brexit

If UK seek long extension, they'll have to run candidates in European elections, says Coveney

The man tipped to be the next EC president says the UK is ‘infecting’ Europe’s decision-making process..

From TheJournal.ie From poisoned chalice to top of the table, is Leo Varadkar now destined to be Taoiseach? Profile This post contains videos

From poisoned chalice to top of the table, is Leo Varadkar now destined to be Taoiseach?

The Social Protection Minister could succeed Enda Kenny as leader of Fine Gael … and the country.

From TheJournal.ie 'Tony, will Brexit bring about a united Ireland?': Blair is back and has views on Ireland Border Poll

'Tony, will Brexit bring about a united Ireland?': Blair is back and has views on Ireland

Tony Blair was asked if Brexit is going to bring about a united Ireland yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Tony Blair says language of Good Friday Agreement will have to be amended due to Brexit Brexit

Tony Blair says language of Good Friday Agreement will have to be amended due to Brexit

Blair said a hard border between the countries would be a disaster.

From TheJournal.ie Enda's 'Personal intervention' led to Lucinda quitting Euro job Gone

Enda's 'Personal intervention' led to Lucinda quitting Euro job

The former Europe Minister has resigned as EPP Vice President. It’s claimed the Taoiseach asked party bosses to remove her from the role earlier this summer.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Jean-Claude who? Juncker and the the turf war gripping Europe Brian Hayes

Opinion: Jean-Claude who? Juncker and the the turf war gripping Europe

The former prime minister of Luxembourg is part of a developing crisis that threatens to be one of the greatest faced by the European Union.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach supports Juncker saying he is a strong candidate for presidency Leader Battle

Taoiseach supports Juncker saying he is a strong candidate for presidency

Enda Kenny denied reports that he is tipped as a backup for EC chief role saying Juncker is the EPP’s formal candidate.

From TheJournal.ie Merkel: Ireland ‘has gone through difficult times, but has braved those times’ EPP Congress

Merkel: Ireland ‘has gone through difficult times, but has braved those times’

Meanwhile, delegates at the European People’s Party congress have selected former Eurogroup chief Jean-Claude Juncker as their nominee for the European Commission presidency.

From TheJournal.ie Jet carrying Spanish Prime Minister makes emergency landing in Dublin Falcon 900

Jet carrying Spanish Prime Minister makes emergency landing in Dublin

Taoiseach Enda Kenny called him afterwards to make sure everything was okay.

The 7 meanest things people said about Bono's speech in Dublin EPP
From TheJournal.ie Bono: 'The Irish people bailed the Irish people out' EPP Congress This post contains videos

Bono: 'The Irish people bailed the Irish people out'

The U2 frontman has been addressing delegates at the European People’s Party congress in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Three charged over protests outside European People's Party congress Public Order

Three charged over protests outside European People's Party congress

The protests took place last night, and four gardaí were injured during the scuffles.

From TheJournal.ie Pics: Gardaí injured in clashes with protesters at European People’s Party congress Austerity This post contains images

Pics: Gardaí injured in clashes with protesters at European People’s Party congress

Three men were arrested as groups of anti-austerity protesters demonstrated outside the Convention Centre in Dublin today.

From TheJournal.ie Political heavyweights? Kenny Egan met Vitali Klitschko in Dublin today (PIC) EPP Congress
From TheJournal.ie Vitali Klitschko: 'I know better than anyone, no fight, no win' EPP Congress

Vitali Klitschko: 'I know better than anyone, no fight, no win'

Yulia Tymoshenko and Klitschko have addressed the EPP Congress in Dublin where the situation in Ukraine has dominated.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning, need the news as you start your day? It’s all here.

From TheJournal.ie Here's why Angela Merkel and loads of other top EU leaders will be in Dublin today European People's Party

Here's why Angela Merkel and loads of other top EU leaders will be in Dublin today

The two-day European People’s Party congress gets under way at the Convention Centre in Dublin later today.

From TheJournal.ie Silvio Berlusconi is not allowed to come to Dublin Grounded

Silvio Berlusconi is not allowed to come to Dublin

He had applied for a permit to come to the European Popular Party conference this week by a Milan court has rejected his application.

From TheJournal.ie Tymoshenko and Ukraine's new prime minister to visit Ireland this weekend Epp Conference

Tymoshenko and Ukraine's new prime minister to visit Ireland this weekend

The former Ukrainian Prime Minister was released from prison last week and will join two other political figures for the EPP conference.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: I fully expect to lead Fine Gael into the next election Enda's Choice

Taoiseach: I fully expect to lead Fine Gael into the next election

Enda Kenny is “flattered” by being linked to two top European jobs that become available next year, but has insisted he intends to lead his party into the next general election.

From TheJournal.ie 'He’s very highly regarded': MEPs back Taoiseach for EU job - but they don't think he'll take it Enda's Choice

'He’s very highly regarded': MEPs back Taoiseach for EU job - but they don't think he'll take it

European Council president Herman van Rompuy is said to have approached one Irish MEP, asking them to find out if Kenny is interested in taking one of two top EU jobs that become available next year.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach calls for no change to tobacco health warnings Smoking

Taoiseach calls for no change to tobacco health warnings

Cigarette companies have been accused of spending millions to influence new European directives on tobacco, but Enda Kenny and James Reilly are asking their European counterparts to vote against any change to warning labels.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly concedes that abortion laws will mean more babies 'suffering damage' Abortion

Reilly concedes that abortion laws will mean more babies 'suffering damage'

The minister says, however, that the alternative is that the baby’s mother could die – ending both of their lives.

From TheJournal.ie These are the three motions Peter Mathews put to the Fine Gael party last night Abortion

These are the three motions Peter Mathews put to the Fine Gael party last night

The pro-life TD put forward motions for the proposed legislation to be scrapped, the suicide clause removed and for members to have a free vote at a parliamentary party meeting last night.

From TheJournal.ie MEPs ask for next year's local and European elections to be moved European Elections

MEPs ask for next year's local and European elections to be moved

An influential committee wants the elections two weeks earlier, giving more time for European Commission elections.

From TheJournal.ie MEPs approve Kevin Cardiff's nomination to Court of Auditors Court Of Auditors

MEPs approve Kevin Cardiff's nomination to Court of Auditors

The European Parliament has this morning approved the nomination of Kevin Cardiff to the European Court of Auditors.

From TheJournal.ie MEPs set to vote on Cardiff's nomination for Court of Auditors job Court Of Auditors

MEPs set to vote on Cardiff's nomination for Court of Auditors job

The European Parliament’s plenary session will vote in Strasbourg this morning, and is expected to back Cardiff’s candidacy.

From TheJournal.ie Largest MEP grouping confirms backing for Kevin Cardiff nomination Court Of Auditors

Largest MEP grouping confirms backing for Kevin Cardiff nomination

The European People’s Party, the largest group of MEPs, will vote in favour of Cardiff’s nomination to the European Court of Auditors.