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From TheJournal.ie 'Europe must emerge stronger from this crisis': A message from EU Presidents von der Leyen, Sassoli and Michel Opinion

'Europe must emerge stronger from this crisis': A message from EU Presidents von der Leyen, Sassoli and Michel

On Europe Day, marking the Schuman declaration in 1950, the three presidents of the EU, Commission and Parliament share thoughts on Covid-19 and the future for Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: 'I want to see Ryanair and Aer Lingus operating in August' Vouchers

Taoiseach: 'I want to see Ryanair and Aer Lingus operating in August'

The Taoiseach has said passengers are entitled to cash refunds.

From TheJournal.ie 'No scientific evidence to substantiate 5G theories': Eamonn Holmes clarifies controversial comments Covid-19

'No scientific evidence to substantiate 5G theories': Eamonn Holmes clarifies controversial comments

The presenter came in for criticism for stating that it is “very easy” to dismiss the 5G theory “because it suits the state narrative”.

From TheJournal.ie A tango in the jungle: Phil Hogan targets US and China in trade brief grilling European Parliament

A tango in the jungle: Phil Hogan targets US and China in trade brief grilling

“There’s nothing for free when it comes to trade,” Hogan told MEPs this evening.

From TheJournal.ie 'Dominant' retailers must join beef protest negotiations, says IFA Beef Talks

'Dominant' retailers must join beef protest negotiations, says IFA

Talks will take place today with the Beef Plan Movement.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland must prepare for 'ugly truths' of no-deal Brexit, warns Coveney Brexit

Ireland must prepare for 'ugly truths' of no-deal Brexit, warns Coveney

The cabinet will today consider the latest plans to prepare Ireland for the possible consequences of Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie 'Let's get serious': EU leaders to meet again amid deadlock in election of new Commission chief EU Commission

'Let's get serious': EU leaders to meet again amid deadlock in election of new Commission chief

Talks ended without an agreement in Brussels yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Insurance Ireland 'confident' over online data system despite EU Commission investigation Car Insurance

Insurance Ireland 'confident' over online data system despite EU Commission investigation

The EU Commission announces yesterday that it will investigate whether Insurance Ireland practices are restricting competition.

From TheJournal.ie High Court Master says case could be taken against Ireland over special tax treatment given to vulture funds Tax Loophole

High Court Master says case could be taken against Ireland over special tax treatment given to vulture funds

Edmund Honohan has said there are many similarities to be drawn with the Apple case being taken.

From TheJournal.ie We now know who'll be holding onto the Apple billions that are destined for Ireland Resting In My Account

We now know who'll be holding onto the Apple billions that are destined for Ireland

The money will be held in an escrow account subject to an appeal by Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie The EU has scrapped the 90-day limit on free roaming charges U-turn

The EU has scrapped the 90-day limit on free roaming charges

The commission announced the original ‘free roaming’ plans with huge fanfare last year, but when it unveiled the details earlier this month consumer groups were outraged by a limit of 90 days of free roaming per year.

From TheJournal.ie 'Utter balderdash': Nobel-winning economist slams government's decision to appeal Apple windfall Don't Hold Back

'Utter balderdash': Nobel-winning economist slams government's decision to appeal Apple windfall

Joseph Stiglitz said it was ‘utterly mystifying’ that the government didn’t just take the €13 billion awarded in the European Commission’s decision.

From TheJournal.ie With €13 billion, Ireland could build Metro North, Dart Underground and solve the homeless crisis Bad Apples

With €13 billion, Ireland could build Metro North, Dart Underground and solve the homeless crisis

While any back taxes reclaimed from the multinational may need to be used to pay down our €200 billion national debt, it’s worth considering what Apple’s unpaid taxes would buy.

From TheJournal.ie Government to appeal this week's EU decision to force Apple to pay up to €19 billion in back taxes Sweetheart Deal

Government to appeal this week's EU decision to force Apple to pay up to €19 billion in back taxes

The EU is to rule this week that Apple got a special tax deal in Ireland over a period spanning from 1991 to 2007.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water have finally stopped sending out bills - here's what it means to you Bills Bills Bills

Irish Water have finally stopped sending out bills - here's what it means to you

Households will longer receive Irish Water bills from this month, as the suspension of water charges begins to take tangible effect.

From TheJournal.ie "Bullying the populace into submission" - TDs aren't happy about Enda's comments on water charges Water Wars

"Bullying the populace into submission" - TDs aren't happy about Enda's comments on water charges

Kenny has made comments in a newspaper interview about the controversial charges.

From TheJournal.ie Phil Hogan is officially no longer a TD Over And Out

Phil Hogan is officially no longer a TD

From Saturday, he’ll be the European Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development.

From TheJournal.ie Big Phil's finally been named in the Agriculture job (and farmers are delighted) Hogan Knows Best

Big Phil's finally been named in the Agriculture job (and farmers are delighted)

He’ll face a grilling from ‘Ming’ and Sinn Féin before the role is secure, but the Kilkenny politician’s widely expected to be confirmed as planned next month…

From TheJournal.ie Here's how much Phil Hogan will be earning as EU Commissioner... Big Bill

Here's how much Phil Hogan will be earning as EU Commissioner...

Swag-riculture Commissioner.

From TheJournal.ie My "track record of delivering" won me EU role, says Hogan The Commish

My "track record of delivering" won me EU role, says Hogan

Phil Hogan’s been named as Agriculture Commisioner. His record of “being able to deliver in difficult circumstances” swung the job for him, he says.

From TheJournal.ie READ: Nessa Childers' attack on Phil Hogan over social housing EU Commission

READ: Nessa Childers' attack on Phil Hogan over social housing

She said Hogan’s appointment in Europe would be “a step backwards for equality.”

From TheJournal.ie 'When it comes to state tenders, there is a fear of small businesses' SMEs

'When it comes to state tenders, there is a fear of small businesses'

The EU says Ireland breached a directive in tendering for Eircode.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday Take Five

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie SME groups welcome EU report but warn they are still in 'survival mode' No Derailment

SME groups welcome EU report but warn they are still in 'survival mode'

The EU Commission report found that lending to SMEs still remains weak.

From TheJournal.ie Draft climate change legislation to be unveiled today Low Carbon Economy

Draft climate change legislation to be unveiled today

The draft legislation will set out how Ireland is to meets its emissions targets.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Little evidence’ that moderate mobile phone use is associated with cancer Health Risks

‘Little evidence’ that moderate mobile phone use is associated with cancer

Investigating radio frequency fields associated with mobile phones and children should be a ‘high priority’ said the EU Commission.

From TheJournal.ie EU report fails to find conclusive evidence linking pylons with health risks Pylons

EU report fails to find conclusive evidence linking pylons with health risks

The report states that more research is needed to enable draw any conclusion into possible health risks.

From TheJournal.ie Inishowen residents take 24-year wastewater plant dispute to Europe Environment

Inishowen residents take 24-year wastewater plant dispute to Europe

Plans to build a wastewater plant on the Foyle estuary have been opposed by Donegal locals since 1989.

From TheJournal.ie Paying unguaranteed bondholders was unfair, admits former IMF chief Burning Bondholders

Paying unguaranteed bondholders was unfair, admits former IMF chief

Speaking to the IMF, Ajai Chopra went on to say that eurozone partners had stopped Ireland from imposing haircuts on senior creditors.

From TheJournal.ie EU Budget for 2014 agreed after marathon overnight talks Brussels

EU Budget for 2014 agreed after marathon overnight talks

A 400 million fund to help countries hit by flooding and drought had been one of the main stumbling blocks in the negotiations.

From TheJournal.ie Nobel economist says Ireland is looking at a "lost decade" after austerity Joseph Stiglitz

Nobel economist says Ireland is looking at a "lost decade" after austerity

Josph Stiglitz said that austerity has been shown historically not to work and implementing such policies after 2008 was a bigger mistake then the choices made before the crash.

From TheJournal.ie EU Commission assessing if demolition of Kilkenny ‘heritage house’ is in breach of EU directive Heritage

EU Commission assessing if demolition of Kilkenny ‘heritage house’ is in breach of EU directive

A local group has said that there is a medieval gable wall at one of the houses but the council said there is not yet sufficient evidence of this.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney opposes EU plans on mackerel quotas Fish Fight

Coveney opposes EU plans on mackerel quotas

The European Commission is attempting to end a dispute with Iceland and the Faroe Islands over fishing rights in the north-east Atlantic.

From TheJournal.ie Off Licence association to bring wine excise increase to EU Commission Budget 14

Off Licence association to bring wine excise increase to EU Commission

The price of wine is gone up by 50 cent, under yesterday’s Budget 214 announcement.

From TheJournal.ie The Burren receives European diploma for protected areas Irish Beauty This post contains images

The Burren receives European diploma for protected areas

The Burren has been honoured for its rich flora and fauna and its importance to cultural heritage.

From TheJournal.ie Roaming charges in the EU could be banned soon Phone Bill

Roaming charges in the EU could be banned soon

The new legislative package launched today could bring the end to roaming charges and compulsory 24 month contracts.

From TheJournal.ie EC Commission to investigate junior doctors' long working hours IMO

EC Commission to investigate junior doctors' long working hours

The IMO says it plans to outline “the HSE’s ongoing failure to comply with the European Working Time Directive” when it meets the Commission.

From TheJournal.ie Iceland PM hits back in mackerel fishing row Sanctions

Iceland PM hits back in mackerel fishing row

Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson says that any EU sanctions would violate international trade law.

From TheJournal.ie Menthol cigarettes could be banned across the EU (but not until 2017) Tobacco Directive

Menthol cigarettes could be banned across the EU (but not until 2017)

Health ministers, chaired by James Reilly, have agreed a ban on menthol cigarettes – but won’t ban slim cigarettes for now.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly facing EU battle on banning of menthol cigarettes Health Plan

Reilly facing EU battle on banning of menthol cigarettes

The Health Minister is facing some opposition to the ban as he meets his European counterparts today.

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