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Brexit: Von der Leyen tells Johnson ‘we will not renegotiate’ over Northern Ireland
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Brexit: Von der Leyen tells Johnson ‘we will not renegotiate’ over Northern Ireland

Jul 22nd 2021, 1:46 PM 21,842 Views 31 Comments

The European Commission President said the EU and UK must jointly work to ensure stability in the North.

Ireland has the second highest obesity rate in the EU
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Ireland has the second highest obesity rate in the EU

Jul 22nd 2021, 12:37 PM 35,443 Views 108 Comments

Research found that only Malta had a higher share of its population rated as obese.

Von der Leyen says Ireland’s handling of the pandemic is 'exemplary'
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Von der Leyen says Ireland’s handling of the pandemic is 'exemplary'

Updated Jul 16th 2021, 12:06 PM 35,525 Views 102 Comments

The European Commission President welcomed that Ireland has signed up to the EU Green Cert system.

European Commission says Insurance Ireland restricted competition and drove up prices on premiums
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European Commission says Insurance Ireland restricted competition and drove up prices on premiums

Updated Jun 18th 2021, 3:28 PM 32,918 Views 63 Comments

The European Commission accusations were made against Insurance Ireland this morning.

Von der Leyen 'very concerned' over Hungary law banning LGBT 'promotion' to minors
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Von der Leyen 'very concerned' over Hungary law banning LGBT 'promotion' to minors

Jun 16th 2021, 10:36 PM 18,716 Views 46 Comments

She said the European Commission is “assessing if it breaches relevant EU legislation”.

EU to examine Facebook's use of advertiser data
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EU to examine Facebook's use of advertiser data

Jun 4th 2021, 11:56 AM 3,708 Views 0 Comments

The formal probe follows a preliminary investigation focused on Facebook’s Marketplace classifieds service.

EU not using Northern Ireland to punish UK for Brexit, EC vice-president says
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EU not using Northern Ireland to punish UK for Brexit, EC vice-president says

May 30th 2021, 10:51 AM 17,043 Views 29 Comments

Maros Sefcovic said they searched for four years for the ‘best solution to the very sensitive situation in Northern Ireland’.

AstraZeneca vaccine order renewal 'remains to be seen' says EU
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AstraZeneca vaccine order renewal 'remains to be seen' says EU

May 9th 2021, 5:37 PM 43,272 Views 41 Comments

The EU last month launched legal action against the pharmaceutical giant for vaccine delivery shortfalls.

New daily vaccine record set as EU signs contract for additional 1.8 billion Pfizer vaccines
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New daily vaccine record set as EU signs contract for additional 1.8 billion Pfizer vaccines

Updated May 8th 2021, 5:24 PM 43,792 Views 43 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly also announced that two more countries have been added to the hotel quarantine list

Irish people struggled more than most Europeans to cope with lockdowns - new EU survey
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Irish people struggled more than most Europeans to cope with lockdowns - new EU survey

May 4th 2021, 11:31 AM 29,850 Views 71 Comments

Overall, 41% of Irish people said lockdowns were difficult, with only 18% claiming it was easy to cope with.

EU Commission proposes reopening of external borders
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EU Commission proposes reopening of external borders

May 3rd 2021, 2:02 PM 28,321 Views 8 Comments

EU officials believe the vaccination campaigns will soon be a “game changer” in the fight against Covid-19.

Amnesty Ireland chief: India's virus struggles make EU opposition to vaccine patent waivers 'an obscenity'
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Amnesty Ireland chief: India's virus struggles make EU opposition to vaccine patent waivers 'an obscenity'

Apr 26th 2021, 6:00 PM 23,065 Views 30 Comments

Standing up for the rights of pharma companies over human rights is “not tenable”, says O’Gorman.

EU launches legal action against AstraZeneca over vaccine deliveries
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EU launches legal action against AstraZeneca over vaccine deliveries

Updated Apr 26th 2021, 1:53 PM 33,334 Views 65 Comments

The Commission confirmed legal action against the company was launched on Friday.

European Commission says no legal action taken against AstraZeneca - despite Stephen Donnelly saying otherwise
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European Commission says no legal action taken against AstraZeneca - despite Stephen Donnelly saying otherwise

Apr 22nd 2021, 11:30 PM 23,049 Views 39 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said that the action was take over AstraZeneca’s “complete failure to meet its delivery and contractual agreements for April, May and June”.

Ireland first and only Member State to have fishing plan revoked by European Commission
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Ireland first and only Member State to have fishing plan revoked by European Commission

Apr 20th 2021, 12:36 PM 49,589 Views 51 Comments

The loss of the control plan means that fisheries will no longer be allowed to weigh their catches in factories.

European Commission writes to government expressing concerns about hotel quarantine system
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European Commission writes to government expressing concerns about hotel quarantine system

Updated Apr 16th 2021, 5:00 PM 31,117 Views 99 Comments
  • A European Commission spokesperson suggested there are other ways to protect public health.
  • Justice Minister Helen McEntee has defended legal advice over the measure, intended to prevent variants of concern.
  • The Irish Government has ten days to reply to the Commission.
Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period
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Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period

Updated Mar 4th 2021, 12:45 PM 34,581 Views 78 Comments
  • The EU is now considering legal options.
  • Coveney says the move was "disrespectful" and has damaged UK-EU relationships.
Ryanair loses legal bid to block government bailouts of rival European airlines
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Ryanair loses legal bid to block government bailouts of rival European airlines

Feb 17th 2021, 10:56 AM 13,291 Views 26 Comments

Ryanair says it will appeal the decision to the highest EU court.

Top EU official tells Oireachtas: 'We made a mistake but please put it in perspective'
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Top EU official tells Oireachtas: 'We made a mistake but please put it in perspective'

Updated Feb 16th 2021, 4:47 PM 47,015 Views 27 Comments

European Commission vice president Maroš Šefčovič addressed TDs and Senators today.

NI Protocol ‘only way to protect the Good Friday Agreement’, EU official says
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NI Protocol ‘only way to protect the Good Friday Agreement’, EU official says

Feb 10th 2021, 9:40 PM 10,077 Views 10 Comments

Maros Sefcovic made the remarks in a letter to UK Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove

Von der Leyen 'deeply regrets' proposal to trigger Article 16
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Von der Leyen 'deeply regrets' proposal to trigger Article 16

Updated Feb 10th 2021, 9:28 AM 37,459 Views 48 Comments

The move was quickly reversed after much criticism from Ireland, Northern Ireland and Britain.

Arlene Foster calls Simon Coveney 'tone deaf to unionist concerns' as talks start over NI Protocol
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Arlene Foster calls Simon Coveney 'tone deaf to unionist concerns' as talks start over NI Protocol

Updated Feb 4th 2021, 9:15 AM 49,032 Views 105 Comments

Writing in this morning’s Daily Telegraph, Arlene Foster said there is “growing anger at the current arrangements in Northern Ireland”.

Timeline: How the EU provoked anger in Ireland and the UK with plans for a hard border for vaccines
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Timeline: How the EU provoked anger in Ireland and the UK with plans for a hard border for vaccines

Feb 1st 2021, 6:05 PM 24,096 Views 30 Comments

The proposal caused outcry on both sides of the Irish Sea.

'The refrigerators will be empty:' Has the EU vaccine strategy gone off the rails?
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'The refrigerators will be empty:' Has the EU vaccine strategy gone off the rails?

Jan 29th 2021, 6:34 PM 65,635 Views 55 Comments

The EU is under increasing pressure as member states face unexpected supply issues just one month into their vaccine programmes.

Amid shortfall, European Commission demands to know who AztraZeneca has delivered vaccine doses to
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Amid shortfall, European Commission demands to know who AztraZeneca has delivered vaccine doses to

Updated Jan 25th 2021, 4:55 PM 77,153 Views 78 Comments

Last week the company said initial supplies to Europe will be lower than expected.

Opinion: Is the Brexit war over or has it just begun - what now for the Union?
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Opinion: Is the Brexit war over or has it just begun - what now for the Union?

Jan 25th 2021, 7:00 AM 33,683 Views 40 Comments

UL’s Dr Owen Worth says the Brexit question may have been answered, but the greater concept at stake is the Union itself.

350 Irish residents stranded in Britain return to Ireland on 'repatriation flights' as travel ban set to continue
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350 Irish residents stranded in Britain return to Ireland on 'repatriation flights' as travel ban set to continue

Updated Dec 22nd 2020, 9:26 PM 50,423 Views 41 Comments

The government said the measures would be “kept under constant review”.

Reader Q&A: The Swine Flu vaccine was fast-tracked too - so how are things different this time around?
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Reader Q&A: The Swine Flu vaccine was fast-tracked too - so how are things different this time around?

Dec 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 31,512 Views 26 Comments

Vaccinations in the European Union are set to begin from 27 December.

Amazon hit with European competition law charges over 'illegal abuse of its market dominance'
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Amazon hit with European competition law charges over 'illegal abuse of its market dominance'

Nov 10th 2020, 11:58 AM 17,969 Views 31 Comments

The Commission has also opened a second investigation into the online retail giant.

Ursula von der Leyen in isolation after contact with Covid-19-infected person
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Ursula von der Leyen in isolation after contact with Covid-19-infected person

Oct 5th 2020, 8:52 AM 20,520 Views 14 Comments

The European Commission President said she tested negative for the virus last week and will undergo another test today.

Brexit: European Commission begins legal action against UK over Internal Market Bill
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Brexit: European Commission begins legal action against UK over Internal Market Bill

Oct 1st 2020, 10:06 AM 41,172 Views 67 Comments

The Bill threatens to overwrites parts of the Withdrawal Agreement, which the UK government admitted was a breach of international law.

European Commission to appeal €14.3 billion Apple and Ireland tax ruling
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European Commission to appeal €14.3 billion Apple and Ireland tax ruling

Sep 25th 2020, 11:39 AM 22,534 Views 43 Comments

The legal row stems from an EU investigation into Apple’s Irish tax structures.

'More conservative than she appears to be': Who is Mairead McGuinness, Ireland's new EU commissioner?
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'More conservative than she appears to be': Who is Mairead McGuinness, Ireland's new EU commissioner?

Sep 8th 2020, 6:00 PM 37,030 Views 30 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen said that McGuinness has “significant political experience on EU issues”.

Mairead McGuinness chosen as new European Commissioner for Financial Services as Ireland loses Trade portfolio
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Mairead McGuinness chosen as new European Commissioner for Financial Services as Ireland loses Trade portfolio

Sep 8th 2020, 9:02 AM 84,649 Views 171 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen said that McGuinness has “significant political experience on EU issues”.

Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness interested in taking over role as EU Trade Commissioner
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Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness interested in taking over role as EU Trade Commissioner

Aug 30th 2020, 6:24 PM 28,884 Views 100 Comments

Phil Hogan resigned from the role following his attendance at a controversial golf dinner in Galway.

The new commissioner: Who's in the running for Phil Hogan's job - and will Ireland keep the crucial trade portfolio?
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The new commissioner: Who's in the running for Phil Hogan's job - and will Ireland keep the crucial trade portfolio?

Aug 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 31,255 Views 46 Comments

Picking a successor could be politically fraught.

'I know how to take responsibility, in fact I've done it before': It's 25 years since Phil Hogan last resigned
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'I know how to take responsibility, in fact I've done it before': It's 25 years since Phil Hogan last resigned

Aug 27th 2020, 6:00 PM 51,059 Views 38 Comments

Cast your minds back to 1995.

Von der Leyen says government must propose a woman and a man as candidates to replace Phil Hogan
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Von der Leyen says government must propose a woman and a man as candidates to replace Phil Hogan

Updated Aug 27th 2020, 10:10 AM 98,688 Views 209 Comments

Phil Hogan resigned as Trade Commissioner last night.

'The correct course of action': Politicians react to Phil Hogan's resignation as EU Trade Commissioner
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'The correct course of action': Politicians react to Phil Hogan's resignation as EU Trade Commissioner

Aug 26th 2020, 9:32 PM 40,148 Views 174 Comments

Phil Hogan resigned from his role this evening.

Taoiseach will not 'seek to influence' EU Commission President's decision on Phil Hogan
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Taoiseach will not 'seek to influence' EU Commission President's decision on Phil Hogan

Updated Aug 26th 2020, 12:30 PM 49,371 Views 184 Comments

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said that the government has lost confidence in the Trade Commissioner.

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