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Enda Kenny tells parliament that he is 'truly, madly, deeply European'
The Taoiseach also acknowledged European tensions as the Irish presidency comes to an end.
# Loose Ends
Taoiseach to boast about Irish presidency in Strasbourg today
It will be Enda Kenny’s last job as part of Ireland’s presidency of the Council of Europe.
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Enda Kenny: Anglo Tapes are a thunderbolt
They have also damaged Ireland’s reputation, according to the Taoiseach.
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Ireland 'made EU diplomats sleep in tents' to force data protection deal
The EU’s justice commissioner says Ireland has been more committed than most to making diplomatic progress.
# Eurogroup
Updated: EU finance ministers agree to delay repayment of Irish bailout loans
All 27 EU finance ministers have now given a green light to extending the maturity of Ireland’s bailout loans by seven years.
# Bailout
EU and Eurozone finance ministers begin two-day summit in Dublin
Ministers will discuss extending the repayment dates of Ireland’s loans, and the aftermath of the Cyprus bailout catastrophe.
# Banking
Bankers to see their bonuses capped
Finance Minister Michael Noonan called the European decision a ‘hard won breakthrough’.
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Meeting of European finance chairmen to discuss life after the crisis
Labour’s Ciarán Lynch will today chair a meeting of the chairs of the Finance Committees of each of the 27 EU states.
# 50 First Days
7 things Ireland has done in the first 50 days of its EU presidency
It’s February 19 – and the 50th day of Ireland’s tenure at the helm of the Council of the European Union.
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Here's how the commemorative stamp for Ireland's EU presidency looks
Old school.
# EU Budget
EU considering calling summit next month on seven-year budget
Herman van Rompuy is canvassing member states to ask whether he should call another summit on the budget in February.
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European Commissioners to visit Dublin as part of presidency
All 27 members of the European Commission are in town to meet members of the Irish government in Dublin Castle.
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In full: Herman van Rompuy's speech in Dublin today
The President of the European Council is in town to mark Ireland’s presidency of the Council of the EU. Here’s what he said.
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Explainer: A crash course on Ireland's presidency of the EU
Ireland’s six-month stint running the Council of the European Union starts today. So what’s involved?
# Your Say
Poll: Does Ireland's EU presidency matter to you?
Ireland formally begins its six-month stint leading the Council of the EU today. How do you feel about it?
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Government defends cost of €244k EU presidency website
The website for Ireland’s six-month presidency of the Council of the European Union cost the taxpayer €244,741.71.
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Stability, jobs and growth: Ireland's EU Presidency motto
A deal on bank debt is one of the top priorities, the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said today.
# Presidency
Ireland's EU presidency will cost less than in 2004 - Creighton
EU affairs minister Lucinda Creighton says Ireland’s next stint at the helm will cost far less than the last one.
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Shatter to use presidency to lobby for CAB equivalents across EU
Alan Shatter is hoping to use Ireland’s term leading the Council of the EU to encourage a pan-continental network of criminal asset bureaux.
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Ireland to promote EU presidency with branded ties and scarves
The Department of Foreign Affairs will offer branded ties and scarves as ‘promotional mementoes’ for the European Council presidency.
# Taking off
'No plans' to dispose of government jet - which last government said it would scrap
Alan Shatter says there are no plans to get rid of the Gulfstream jet – which Tony Killeen said was to be phased out.