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The EU's Game of Thrones: Merkel and Macron clash over who should replace Juncker
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The EU's Game of Thrones: Merkel and Macron clash over who should replace Juncker

May 28th 2019, 8:14 PM 11,099 Views 35 Comments

The German Chancellor prefers Manfred Weber, while Macron wants a centre-left pick, or one of two French candidates.

'Ambitious' single-use plastic straws and cutlery ban approved by European Council
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'Ambitious' single-use plastic straws and cutlery ban approved by European Council

May 21st 2019, 12:43 PM 13,283 Views 17 Comments

This was the final step in adopting the single-use products ban, which will come into force in Ireland by 2021.

Who are the candidates most likely to replace Jean-Claude Juncker?
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Who are the candidates most likely to replace Jean-Claude Juncker?

May 15th 2019, 6:30 AM 21,323 Views 43 Comments

What does the President of the European Commission do, and how is he/she elected? It’s complicated…

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

Mar 23rd 2019, 7:11 PM 9,688 Views 9 Comments

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

Rising rents and lack of social housing has driven up homelessness in Ireland, EU warns
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Rising rents and lack of social housing has driven up homelessness in Ireland, EU warns

Feb 28th 2019, 8:57 AM 23,947 Views 57 Comments

The European Commission report was highly critical of Ireland’s housing policy.

Taoiseach won't accept Brexit border promises that 'it will be alright on the night'
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Taoiseach won't accept Brexit border promises that 'it will be alright on the night'

Updated Jan 22nd 2019, 2:32 PM 28,900 Views 100 Comments

A European Commission spokesman said today that it’s “pretty obvious” that a no-deal Brexit would lead to a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

EU reaches landmark agreement to cut usage of single-use plastics
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EU reaches landmark agreement to cut usage of single-use plastics

Dec 19th 2018, 9:53 AM 16,357 Views 34 Comments

The directive will come into effect in two years time if it is passed.

Irish 18-year-olds can now avail of 12,000 free interrail tickets to travel around Europe next summer
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Irish 18-year-olds can now avail of 12,000 free interrail tickets to travel around Europe next summer

Nov 29th 2018, 11:03 PM 40,060 Views 23 Comments

Winning applicants will have the opportunity to travel between 15 April and 31 October 2019.

EU secures funding to roll out free WiFi hotspots to public spaces
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EU secures funding to roll out free WiFi hotspots to public spaces

Nov 7th 2018, 6:15 AM 7,889 Views 6 Comments

Local authorities can apply for vouchers worth €15,000 to provide free public WiFi in town centres, parks, libraries and museums.

European Commission withdraws ECJ case against Ireland after €13.1 billion Apple tax is recovered
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European Commission withdraws ECJ case against Ireland after €13.1 billion Apple tax is recovered

Oct 18th 2018, 3:38 PM 33,515 Views 65 Comments

Ireland completed the recovery of the aid on 6 September.

Chances of Brexit agreement have 'increased', Jean-Claude Juncker says
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Chances of Brexit agreement have 'increased', Jean-Claude Juncker says

Oct 6th 2018, 1:25 PM 15,661 Views 31 Comments

The change in tone comes two days after EU Council President Donald Tusk gave London a stern warning that time was running out to strike a deal.

To reach EU targets Ireland needs to increase its plastic recycling by 80%
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To reach EU targets Ireland needs to increase its plastic recycling by 80%

Sep 19th 2018, 3:15 PM 7,180 Views 43 Comments

According to Repak, Ireland’s plastic recycling must increase to 175,000 tonnes by 2030 to reach new EU targets.

Charlie Flanagan has 'open mind' about scrapping seasonal time changes
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Charlie Flanagan has 'open mind' about scrapping seasonal time changes

Updated Sep 12th 2018, 4:26 PM 30,360 Views 117 Comments

The President of the European Commission has proposed to end the changes in Europe next year.

Lights out for halogen lamps as Europe-wide phasing-out of bulbs begins today
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Lights out for halogen lamps as Europe-wide phasing-out of bulbs begins today

Sep 1st 2018, 6:30 AM 27,166 Views 61 Comments

EU member states agreed to withdrawing the inefficient bulbs from the market in 2009.

European Commission opens case against Ireland over levels of drinking water contamination
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European Commission opens case against Ireland over levels of drinking water contamination

Aug 6th 2018, 10:00 PM 37,187 Views 85 Comments

Earlier this year Irish Water was fined for delays in carrying out work at six water treatment plans in Donegal to reduce levels.

UK trade secretary says Britain likely to leave EU without a deal
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UK trade secretary says Britain likely to leave EU without a deal

Aug 5th 2018, 11:49 AM 12,626 Views 90 Comments

Liam Fox put the chances of a no-deal departure at “60-40″.

'Nonsensical': Restaurants are fighting an EU bid to mandate free tap water for all
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'Nonsensical': Restaurants are fighting an EU bid to mandate free tap water for all

Jul 22nd 2018, 7:03 AM 22,457 Views 52 Comments

Trade groups believe a European proposal will unfairly burden businesses.

Pressure mounts on GAA after Liam Miller tribute match sells out within minutes
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Pressure mounts on GAA after Liam Miller tribute match sells out within minutes

Updated Jul 20th 2018, 5:30 PM 52,773 Views 214 Comments

The move may fall foul of a 2016 ruling by the European Commission over a €30m grant from the Government for the stadium’s redevelopment.

New Brexit secretary says he will 'intensify' talks with EU
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New Brexit secretary says he will 'intensify' talks with EU

Jul 19th 2018, 10:19 PM 7,707 Views 19 Comments

Meanwhile, the EU has urged members to “step up preparations” for all Brexit outcomes before the 30 March deadline.

EU's Jean-Claude Juncker calls for 'respect' over stumbling incident
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EU's Jean-Claude Juncker calls for 'respect' over stumbling incident

Jul 18th 2018, 10:46 PM 37,545 Views 74 Comments

He has said he was suffering from sciatica when he repeatedly stumbled at a NATO summit.

Google just got fined a whopping €4.3 billion for its conduct regarding its Android system
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Google just got fined a whopping €4.3 billion for its conduct regarding its Android system

Jul 18th 2018, 12:17 PM 22,174 Views 39 Comments

The fine relates to the online giant allegedly using its Android phone operating system to further its own dominance of the search engine market.

Back pain, not alcohol, caused Juncker summit stumble, according to EU
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Back pain, not alcohol, caused Juncker summit stumble, according to EU

Jul 13th 2018, 1:28 PM 31,739 Views 87 Comments

The 63-year-old was seen repeatedly unsteady on his feet at the NATO summit dinner on Wednesday night.

Hate speech, xenophobia, and resentment are 'unrelentingly' on the rise across Europe
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Hate speech, xenophobia, and resentment are 'unrelentingly' on the rise across Europe

Jun 22nd 2018, 3:34 PM 16,037 Views 134 Comments

The annual report of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance paints a bleak picture of the levels of tolerance currently being seen across the EU.

Phil Hogan: 'I don’t think the British are in a very coherent position at the moment'
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Phil Hogan: 'I don’t think the British are in a very coherent position at the moment'

Jun 20th 2018, 6:01 AM 11,035 Views 58 Comments

Ireland’s EU commissioner said that the Irish government’s patience is wearing thin.

How can you bag some free InterRail tickets?
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How can you bag some free InterRail tickets?

Jun 10th 2018, 1:00 PM 15,645 Views 8 Comments

The new scheme will provide 140 free InterRail tickets to 18 year olds that can cost up to €700

Plastic straws, cutlery and cotton buds could be banned across the EU
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Plastic straws, cutlery and cotton buds could be banned across the EU

May 28th 2018, 3:23 PM 15,361 Views 38 Comments

Some 500,000 tonnes of plastic waste from the EU end up in the sea every year.

Building firm CRH is no longer Ireland's biggest company as a familiar name shoots to the top of the tree
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Building firm CRH is no longer Ireland's biggest company as a familiar name shoots to the top of the tree

May 10th 2018, 6:20 AM 35,598 Views 35 Comments

Tech giant Apple has made a meteoric rise up the leaderboard of the country’s largest businesses.

European Commission clears way for Ireland's sugar tax to start next week
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European Commission clears way for Ireland's sugar tax to start next week

Apr 24th 2018, 5:53 PM 20,764 Views 76 Comments

The tax on sugar-sweetened drinks was first announced as part of Budget 2017.

Date for sugar tax pushed back three weeks from 6 April to 1 May
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Date for sugar tax pushed back three weeks from 6 April to 1 May

Mar 29th 2018, 1:16 PM 14,767 Views 46 Comments

The date has been pushed back to ensure the tax complies with EU State aid law.

Some fidget spinners can cause serious injuries to children - EU report
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Some fidget spinners can cause serious injuries to children - EU report

Mar 19th 2018, 12:30 PM 11,653 Views 21 Comments

The European Commission says its product alert system has detected some light-up spinners whose batteries can cause “burns to the oesophagus and intestines”.

European Commission president: 'Good Friday Agreement must be preserved in all its dimensions'
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European Commission president: 'Good Friday Agreement must be preserved in all its dimensions'

Mar 13th 2018, 3:26 PM 10,519 Views 85 Comments

Jean-Claude Juncker said that the European Union stood “firm and united” when it came to Ireland.

Polish man fighting extradition from Ireland citing the alleged corruption of his own country's legal system
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Polish man fighting extradition from Ireland citing the alleged corruption of his own country's legal system

Feb 3rd 2018, 7:30 AM 21,356 Views 0 Comments

Artur Celmer is the subject of three separate extradition warrants from his native country (where he claims he could not get a fair trial) for alleged drug trafficking.

The EU has shot down claims that Nama gives illegal state aid to developers
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The EU has shot down claims that Nama gives illegal state aid to developers

Jan 25th 2018, 11:49 AM 9,474 Views 20 Comments

Some of Ireland’s biggest developers claimed the ‘bad bank’ had broken the rules.

Poll: Do you make an effort to cut down on single-use coffee cups?
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Poll: Do you make an effort to cut down on single-use coffee cups?

Jan 17th 2018, 9:50 AM 15,051 Views 63 Comments

The EU is going to ban single-use coffee cups by 2030.

The EU is going to ban single-use coffee cups by 2030
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The EU is going to ban single-use coffee cups by 2030

Jan 17th 2018, 8:29 AM 13,032 Views 35 Comments

Around 26 million tonnes of plastic waste is generated in Europe every year, but only 30% of that is recycled.

This is what the Brexit deal means for Ireland and Northern Ireland
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This is what the Brexit deal means for Ireland and Northern Ireland

Dec 8th 2017, 7:54 AM 77,056 Views 160 Comments

There will be NO hard border.

The government isn't saying when the €13 billion from Apple will be recovered
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The government isn't saying when the €13 billion from Apple will be recovered

Nov 30th 2017, 2:40 PM 9,366 Views 31 Comments

Collecting the money requires a “bespoke solution”, a top official said.

Ireland has the second highest third-level fees in Europe
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Ireland has the second highest third-level fees in Europe

Nov 1st 2017, 9:15 PM 36,281 Views 47 Comments

The report from the European Commission looks the costs and supports associated with higher education in 42 European countries.

Debate Room: We should take Apple's €13 billion to halve housing lists
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Debate Room: We should take Apple's €13 billion to halve housing lists

Oct 10th 2017, 6:45 AM 7,089 Views 83 Comments

The European Commission announced last week that it is taking Ireland to the European Court of Justice for failing to recover €13 billion of tax due from Apple.

The EU is taking Ireland to court over its failure to recover €13 billion from Apple
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The EU is taking Ireland to court over its failure to recover €13 billion from Apple

Oct 4th 2017, 11:10 AM 26,317 Views 151 Comments

The government said it is “extremely disappointed” by the move.