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MEPs vote to make gender-based violence a crime in the EU
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MEPs vote to make gender-based violence a crime in the EU

2 hours ago 3,992 Views 19 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen said legislation would be drawn up by the end of this year.

Future 'wars over water and food if we do not act now' on climate crisis, EU parliament hears
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Future 'wars over water and food if we do not act now' on climate crisis, EU parliament hears

Tue 1:55 PM 10,776 Views 21 Comments

A climate report has said the scale of recent changes to the climate system are “unprecedented” over hundreds and thousands of years.

Irish MEPs criticise Poland for pushing migrants back at new border wall with Belarus
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Irish MEPs criticise Poland for pushing migrants back at new border wall with Belarus

Sep 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 26,808 Views 52 Comments
  • Gráinne Ní Aodha asked all 13 Irish MEPs for their thoughts on the EU's response to the border wall in Poland.
  • One Irish MEP said that what Poland was doing was "no better than what Trump was trying to do along the US-Mexico border", and that the EU should condemn it.
  • This month, The Good Information Project will focus on migration and the EU.
Clare Daly and Mick Wallace dispute 'fake' election observer allegations
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Clare Daly and Mick Wallace dispute 'fake' election observer allegations

Jun 28th 2021, 4:07 PM 51,154 Views 38 Comments

Daly and Wallace said that Ecuador’s and Venezuela’s elections were “conducted fairly and impartially, and their results are beyond question”.

The final hurdle: Post-Brexit trade deal given 'big green light' by MEPs
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The final hurdle: Post-Brexit trade deal given 'big green light' by MEPs

Apr 28th 2021, 9:55 AM 11,738 Views 11 Comments

Members of the European Parliament had threatened to reject the agreement over the UK’s actions on the NI Protocol.

'I felt alone as a woman': von der Leyen says Turkey chair controversy wouldn't have happened to a man
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'I felt alone as a woman': von der Leyen says Turkey chair controversy wouldn't have happened to a man

Apr 27th 2021, 7:27 AM 35,004 Views 33 Comments

The commission president was denied a chair at top-level talks in Ankara this month.

EU countries agree to five key amendments to the Digital Green Certificate proposal
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EU countries agree to five key amendments to the Digital Green Certificate proposal

Apr 14th 2021, 10:32 PM 38,670 Views 37 Comments

If approved by the European Parliament, the Irish Government would be obliged to issue Digital Green Certificates when they are requested by citizens for EU travel.

Remember the plan to stop twice-yearly clock changes across the EU? Well, it's stalled - here's why
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Remember the plan to stop twice-yearly clock changes across the EU? Well, it's stalled - here's why

Mar 27th 2021, 10:30 AM 61,207 Views 75 Comments

The summer and winter changes were set to be scrapped from 2021, but there’s disagreement among EU countries.

EU moves towards vaccine travel certs and more export curbs
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EU moves towards vaccine travel certs and more export curbs

Updated Mar 17th 2021, 1:39 PM 37,013 Views 95 Comments

The commission is working to have the vaccine travel certificates ready by June.

Fine Gael welcomes departure of Viktor Orban's party from their European Parliament grouping
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Fine Gael welcomes departure of Viktor Orban's party from their European Parliament grouping

Mar 3rd 2021, 1:28 PM 22,929 Views 37 Comments

The Hungarian leader has overseen an increasingly authoritarian regime.

'We have found a way forward': Ursula von der Leyen says path to a Brexit agreement is in sight
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'We have found a way forward': Ursula von der Leyen says path to a Brexit agreement is in sight

Dec 16th 2020, 9:10 AM 36,106 Views 37 Comments

The European Commission president addressed the European Parliament this morning.

EU medicines regulator says data 'looks robust' as it plans toward Pfizer vaccine approval by end of month
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EU medicines regulator says data 'looks robust' as it plans toward Pfizer vaccine approval by end of month

Dec 10th 2020, 4:31 PM 12,490 Views 8 Comments

A decision on the approval of the Pfizer/BioNtech is due on 29 December.

MEPs say veggie burgers can still be 'burgers'
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MEPs say veggie burgers can still be 'burgers'

Oct 23rd 2020, 3:37 PM 22,986 Views 68 Comments

The move is seen as a victory for environmentalists.

Mairead McGuinness confirmed as Ireland's new EU Commissioner
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Mairead McGuinness confirmed as Ireland's new EU Commissioner

Updated Oct 7th 2020, 1:34 PM 30,584 Views 36 Comments

The Fine Gael MEP will replace Phil Hogan, who resigned in the wake of the Golfgate scandal.

'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 37,040 Views 30 Comments

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

Local councillor Colm Markey is set to be Ireland's newest MEP - but who is he?
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Local councillor Colm Markey is set to be Ireland's newest MEP - but who is he?

Updated Sep 8th 2020, 2:00 PM 49,167 Views 27 Comments

Colm Markey will replace Mairead McGuinness as an MEP.

MEPs ask Taoiseach to allow Covid testing as replacement for quarantine on return to Ireland
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MEPs ask Taoiseach to allow Covid testing as replacement for quarantine on return to Ireland

Sep 1st 2020, 12:05 AM 48,024 Views 59 Comments

Billy Kelleher, Seán Kelly, and Ciarán Cuffe have written to Taoiseach Micheál Martin to ask for MEPs to be treated as essential workers for travel purposes.

It's a dirty, time-consuming job so why would Paschal want to become head of the Eurogroup?
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It's a dirty, time-consuming job so why would Paschal want to become head of the Eurogroup?

Jul 11th 2020, 12:05 AM 39,752 Views 86 Comments

Experts say that increased Irish influence in Europe could come at a cost.

EP President: If we get into debt and don't provide anything, we'll be stealing from future generations
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EP President: If we get into debt and don't provide anything, we'll be stealing from future generations

Jul 7th 2020, 6:45 AM 10,914 Views 12 Comments

European Parlaiment President David Sassoli says he’s going to push for EU investment in opportunities for young people ahead of an EU financial package.

Join the Zoom discussion: How Covid-19 brought misinformation to Ireland
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Join the Zoom discussion: How Covid-19 brought misinformation to Ireland

Jul 2nd 2020, 6:45 PM 34,113 Views 0 Comments

Join TheJournal.ie and a panel of experts tomorrow to explore another way the coronavirus pandemic has changed our lives.

'Consequences of this huge physical intrusion on women are so enormous': MEPs back resolution to end FGM
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'Consequences of this huge physical intrusion on women are so enormous': MEPs back resolution to end FGM

Feb 12th 2020, 10:32 PM 21,918 Views 0 Comments

It comes after a couple were found guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal court last month of carrying out FGM on their young daughter.

MEP Maria Walsh defies FG and supports motion to block controversial Shannon LNG terminal
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MEP Maria Walsh defies FG and supports motion to block controversial Shannon LNG terminal

Updated Feb 12th 2020, 3:00 PM 94,796 Views 71 Comments

A motion to veto the ‘Projects of Common Interest’ list because is contains 55 fossil fuel projects was rejected by MEPs.

Pro-remain MEPs sing Auld Lang Syne after EU Parliament backs Brexit deal
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Pro-remain MEPs sing Auld Lang Syne after EU Parliament backs Brexit deal

Updated Jan 29th 2020, 6:55 PM 58,713 Views 101 Comments

A vote by MEPs in Brussels paves the way for Britain to leave the EU on Friday with an agreement in place.

'Put your flags away': Mairead McGuinness tells off Brexit Party MEPs for waving Union Flags
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'Put your flags away': Mairead McGuinness tells off Brexit Party MEPs for waving Union Flags

Jan 29th 2020, 6:39 PM 72,893 Views 101 Comments

McGuiness cut off Farage’s mic mid-sentence for disobeying parliament rules.

'It feels like being in limbo': Two Irish MEPs still unable to take seats due to Brexit delay
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'It feels like being in limbo': Two Irish MEPs still unable to take seats due to Brexit delay

Oct 27th 2019, 5:31 PM 18,656 Views 28 Comments

All the UK MEPs were due to leave the European Parliament on 31 October, but this now remains up in the air.

Leo Varadkar to meet Boris Johnson tomorrow to discuss securing a Brexit deal
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Leo Varadkar to meet Boris Johnson tomorrow to discuss securing a Brexit deal

Updated Oct 9th 2019, 5:00 PM 20,876 Views 44 Comments

Michel Barnier said today that the EU and UK are “not really in a position to be able to find an agreement at this time”.

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

Updated Sep 30th 2019, 9:00 PM 20,442 Views 17 Comments

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

Clare Daly defends decision to hire Mick Wallace's son as European parliament assistant
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Clare Daly defends decision to hire Mick Wallace's son as European parliament assistant

Jul 18th 2019, 10:52 AM 53,475 Views 156 Comments

Daly has hired Fionn Wallace as one of her European Parliament assistants.

First week on the job: We checked in with some of Ireland's new MEPs to see how they are getting on
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First week on the job: We checked in with some of Ireland's new MEPs to see how they are getting on

Jul 7th 2019, 9:30 AM 23,764 Views 34 Comments

Committee memberships, travel woes and accidentally calling the fire department. All in a week’s work.

Ann Widdecombe stands by remarks likening Brexit to 'slaves' rising up 'against their owners'
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Ann Widdecombe stands by remarks likening Brexit to 'slaves' rising up 'against their owners'

Updated Jul 4th 2019, 10:58 PM 68,704 Views 180 Comments

Widdecombe made the remarks during her first speech in the European Parliament.

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Mairead McGuinness re-elected First Vice-President of the European Parliament

Jul 3rd 2019, 6:41 PM 26,884 Views 57 Comments

The Fine Gael MEP secured over 93% of votes cast.

Former journalist David Sassoli elected as European Parliament President
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Former journalist David Sassoli elected as European Parliament President

Jul 3rd 2019, 12:13 PM 15,853 Views 24 Comments

The Italian socialist was the Vice President of the EP in the last term, and is well liked across the chamber.

What are the rules on dress codes and banners in the European Parliament?
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What are the rules on dress codes and banners in the European Parliament?

Jul 2nd 2019, 5:42 PM 62,283 Views 74 Comments

Irish MEPs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace both wore ‘Free Assange’ t-shirts today, so is this allowed?

Turbulent day in European parliament as Brexit Party MEPs turn backs on EU anthem
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Turbulent day in European parliament as Brexit Party MEPs turn backs on EU anthem

Jul 2nd 2019, 1:24 PM 26,409 Views 87 Comments

Irish MEPs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace wore t-shirts with an image of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

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

Jul 2nd 2019, 7:44 AM 6,601 Views 19 Comments

Talks ended without an agreement in Brussels yesterday.

'Cold storage' MEPs in limbo will have 'no status' in the European Parliament until the UK leaves the EU
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'Cold storage' MEPs in limbo will have 'no status' in the European Parliament until the UK leaves the EU

May 30th 2019, 3:16 PM 15,422 Views 19 Comments

Ireland was allotted an additional two seats as part of the redistribution of seats due to UK’s vote to leave the European Union.

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 11,097 Views 35 Comments

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

The Brexit vote: Here are all the MEPs elected for Britain and Northern Ireland
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The Brexit vote: Here are all the MEPs elected for Britain and Northern Ireland

Updated May 27th 2019, 6:59 PM 73,878 Views 124 Comments

Great Britain and Northern Ireland will send 73 MEPs back to Brussels.

Highest turnout in 20 years across EU as populist right and Greens make gains on establishment parties
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Highest turnout in 20 years across EU as populist right and Greens make gains on establishment parties

Updated May 27th 2019, 7:24 AM 21,319 Views 48 Comments

Turnout was up to around 51% across the continent.

'You can't just go in there fawning and gushing like some nodding dog': Dublin candidates set out their stall
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'You can't just go in there fawning and gushing like some nodding dog': Dublin candidates set out their stall

May 21st 2019, 9:15 AM 16,912 Views 57 Comments

10 Dublin candidates talked climate change, housing and the EU defence spend.

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