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From TheJournal.ie Did Varadkar worry that the EU would put pressure on him? 'It did cross my mind' The 27 Musketeers

Did Varadkar worry that the EU would put pressure on him? 'It did cross my mind'

In an attempt to comfort unionists, Varadkar said “the queen will still be the queen; the pound will still be the pound”.

From TheJournal.ie Why are leaders deadlocked over the top EU jobs - and who's in the running? Who Do EU Want

Why are leaders deadlocked over the top EU jobs - and who's in the running?

European leaders showed frustration as they entered a third day of discussions on who should fill the EU’s top jobs.

From TheJournal.ie EU suspends negotiations until tomorrow as Europe's leaders fail to agree who should get top jobs Up All Night

EU suspends negotiations until tomorrow as Europe's leaders fail to agree who should get top jobs

Talks will resume tomorrow to decide who will get the EU’s top jobs.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ambitious' single-use plastic straws and cutlery ban approved by European Council Plastics

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

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

From TheJournal.ie A Brexistential crisis: So what happens now? Divided Kingdom

A Brexistential crisis: So what happens now?

The best answer to that question is: “F**k knows. I’m past caring. It’s like the living dead in here.”

From TheJournal.ie 'Completely unacceptable': Britain angered after EU document calls Gibraltar a 'colony' Tension

'Completely unacceptable': Britain angered after EU document calls Gibraltar a 'colony'

Gibraltar, home to 33,000 people, was ceded to Britain by Spain in 1713, in perpetuity.

From TheJournal.ie After EU endorses Brexit deal, Theresa May tells UK: 'This is all there is' Brexit Roundup

After EU endorses Brexit deal, Theresa May tells UK: 'This is all there is'

The biggest hurdle for the Brexit deal is the House of Commons vote – as it stands now, that doesn’t look likely to happen.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: The EU is trying to force the UK to get real, here's how Questions And Answers

Explainer: The EU is trying to force the UK to get real, here's how

There was a lot of activity again in Brussels today but the path ahead isn’t exactly clear. Here’s what we do know…

From TheJournal.ie "The sooner the better" - Fine Gael's Alan Farrell wants to know when Enda will be calling time Enda The Line

"The sooner the better" - Fine Gael's Alan Farrell wants to know when Enda will be calling time

Now that the parameters for the Brexit negotiations have been agreed, the spotlight is expected to fall upon Enda Kenny’s leadership once more.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny says he doesn't regret the comments he made in the Dáil about Donald Trump No Regrets

Enda Kenny says he doesn't regret the comments he made in the Dáil about Donald Trump

When asked about Trump’s comments in the Dáil in May, Kenny described the comments as both “racist and dangerous”.

From TheJournal.ie Enda off to Brussels for election of new European Council President Talks

Enda off to Brussels for election of new European Council President

The EU leaders will also discuss the Ukraine crisis at the special meeting.

From TheJournal.ie Some EU countries will be arming Kurdish fighters in Iraq - but Ireland won't be one of them TAKING ACTION

Some EU countries will be arming Kurdish fighters in Iraq - but Ireland won't be one of them

The decision follows a rare summer meeting of EU foreign ministers, including Charlie Flanagan, in Brussels today.

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 Everything you need to know about the European Parliament but were afraid to ask Election 2014

Everything you need to know about the European Parliament but were afraid to ask

Don’t know your EPP from your elbow? We’ve got you covered.

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 'A great day for Europe': MEPs approve EU's budget for the next seven years MFF

'A great day for Europe': MEPs approve EU's budget for the next seven years

The agreement brings to near conclusion a lengthy process of getting 28 member states to agree on its spending priorities for the coming years.

From TheJournal.ie Buongiorno Enrico! Taoiseach meets with Italian prime minister today Talks

Buongiorno Enrico! Taoiseach meets with Italian prime minister today

Enrico Letta will meet with Enda Kenny at Government Buildings in Dublin later.

From TheJournal.ie There's something about Enda: Taoiseach 'being seriously talked about' for EU job Enda's Choice

There's something about Enda: Taoiseach 'being seriously talked about' for EU job

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has confirmed that his party leader is being talked about in Brussels as a possible European Commission or European Council president.

From TheJournal.ie Council of Europe report criticises power of local government in Ireland Local Government

Council of Europe report criticises power of local government in Ireland

The European Council report says that Ireland has improved, but needs to devolve more power to local authorities.

From TheJournal.ie Paschal Donohoe: 'The ESM retrospective use is acknowledged in writing by EU ministers' ESM

Paschal Donohoe: 'The ESM retrospective use is acknowledged in writing by EU ministers'

The Minister for European Affairs said the government would be holding them to their commitment if necessary.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach expects decision on post-bailout credit facility before December exit Bailout Exit

Taoiseach expects decision on post-bailout credit facility before December exit

Enda Kenny was speaking at the end of the two-day European summit in Brussels today.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach on Merkel 'bugging' claims: 'I always operate on the basis that my calls are listened to' Spying
From TheJournal.ie In full: Taoiseach tells EU leaders it 'remains imperative' to split bank and sovereign debt Bank Debt

In full: Taoiseach tells EU leaders it 'remains imperative' to split bank and sovereign debt

Enda Kenny has written a letter to the president of the European Council and other EU leaders. Read it in full here.

From TheJournal.ie Bruton: At critical moments Angela Merkel has been a very important ally Richard Bruton

Bruton: At critical moments Angela Merkel has been a very important ally

The Jobs Minister was speaking after the German chancellor’s election win yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Just like us: Latvia will be using the euro from 1 January next year Latvia

Just like us: Latvia will be using the euro from 1 January next year

The decision was confirmed by the European Council yesterday and will give the Baltic state six months to prepare for the changeover.

From TheJournal.ie Youth unemployment tops the agenda as EU leaders head to Brussels European Council

Youth unemployment tops the agenda as EU leaders head to Brussels

Enda Kenny and colleagues will also discuss signing off on individual budgetary recommendations for each member state.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas agenda: Budget 2014 (yes, already) and Dáil scrapping Seanad? Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Budget 2014 (yes, already) and Dáil scrapping Seanad?

The final Dáil vote on whether to proceed with a constitutional referendum will be held just after 10:30pm this evening.

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 Who's who: Meet the nine men and one woman who make up the G8 leaders G8

Who's who: Meet the nine men and one woman who make up the G8 leaders

Eight heads of government, and two EU presidents make up the G8 leaders who are gathering in Northern Ireland today and tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie The next head of the European Commission will probably be chosen in Dublin European Union

The next head of the European Commission will probably be chosen in Dublin

The European People’s Party, the biggest group in the European Parliament, is choosing its candidate in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: PSNI undergo riot training ahead of G8 summit Predict A Riot This post contains images

PHOTOS: PSNI undergo riot training ahead of G8 summit

A massive security effort is being organised ahead of the arrival of world leaders like Barack Obama, Angela Merkel and David Cameron to Enniskillen later this month.

From TheJournal.ie Leaders back EU’s plan to attack ‘tax planning’ by the end of 2013 Talking Tax

Leaders back EU’s plan to attack ‘tax planning’ by the end of 2013

The heads of the 27 EU member states have called for ‘rapid progress’ on plans to stop companies abusing international structures.

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 Eurozone finance ministers consider Cyprus bailout European Union

Eurozone finance ministers consider Cyprus bailout

The meeting of finance ministers will follow day two of a summit by EU leaders which will focus on the Syrian crisis.

From TheJournal.ie 7 things Ireland has done in the first 50 days of its EU presidency 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.

From TheJournal.ie Brussels calls for mandatory beef DNA tests across the EU Horse Meat

Brussels calls for mandatory beef DNA tests across the EU

Tonio Borg wants 2,500 tests on beef products, and 1,500 on horsemeat products, to ascertain the extent of the labelling problem.

From TheJournal.ie Kenny: EU budget 'a good deal for Ireland and a good deal for Europe' EU Budget

Kenny: EU budget 'a good deal for Ireland and a good deal for Europe'

The Taoiseach has welcomed a deal limiting EU spending between 2014 and 2020 to €960 billion.

From TheJournal.ie European Parliament leaders: We will veto hard-fought EU budget Non!

European Parliament leaders: We will veto hard-fought EU budget

The leaders of the four main groups say ‘non’ to the deal – making it virtually impossible for Ireland to steer it past MEPs.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny Doing His Signature Move Pic of the Day Pic Of The Day
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