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From TheJournal.ie Clare Daly defends decision to hire Mick Wallace's son as European parliament assistant Fionn Wallace

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

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

From TheJournal.ie First week on the job: We checked in with some of Ireland's new MEPs to see how they are getting on New Recruits

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ann Widdecombe stands by remarks likening Brexit to 'slaves' rising up 'against their owners' European Parliament This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Mairead McGuinness re-elected First Vice-President of the European Parliament

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Former journalist David Sassoli elected as European Parliament President European Parliament

Former journalist David Sassoli elected as European Parliament President

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

From TheJournal.ie What are the rules on dress codes and banners in the European Parliament? First Day Of School This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Turbulent day in European parliament as Brexit Party MEPs turn backs on EU anthem Backs Turned

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

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

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

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

Talks ended without an agreement in Brussels yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie 'Cold storage' MEPs in limbo will have 'no status' in the European Parliament until the UK leaves the EU Wait And See

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The EU's Game of Thrones: Merkel and Macron clash over who should replace Juncker European Commission

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The Brexit vote: Here are all the MEPs elected for Britain and Northern Ireland Ep2019

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Highest turnout in 20 years across EU as populist right and Greens make gains on establishment parties Ep2019

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

Turnout was up to around 51% across the continent.

From TheJournal.ie 'You can't just go in there fawning and gushing like some nodding dog': Dublin candidates set out their stall European Parliament

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck...' - Dublin MEP candidates clash over potential for EU army On The Defensive

'If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck...' - Dublin MEP candidates clash over potential for EU army

RTÉ’s The Week in Politics saw five candidates debating the issue today.

From TheJournal.ie European elections: What constituency am I in? Who can I vote for? Hey Eu

European elections: What constituency am I in? Who can I vote for?

We’ve got you covered.

From TheJournal.ie QUIZ: Do you know who this MEP is? Ep2019

QUIZ: Do you know who this MEP is?

Have you been paying attention to these politicians over the last five years?

From TheJournal.ie Peter Casey challenged over immigration during European elections tv debate Ep2019

Peter Casey challenged over immigration during European elections tv debate

“What we can’t afford is to become a haven for freeloaders,” Casey told the Sunday Times.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the candidates running in the European Parliament elections The Candidates

Here are the candidates running in the European Parliament elections

There are 59 candidates running across the three constituencies.

From TheJournal.ie Senator Alice-Mary Higgins launches European election bid European Elections 2019

Senator Alice-Mary Higgins launches European election bid

President Michael D Higgins’ daughter joins several high profile politicians on the ballot in the constituency.

From TheJournal.ie MEPs approve EU-wide ban on range of single use plastics by 2021 Plastic Pollution

MEPs approve EU-wide ban on range of single use plastics by 2021

The law passed by 560 votes to 35 in the Strasbourg assembly.

From TheJournal.ie MEPs vote in controversial laws that places copyright responsibility on Google and YouTube European Parliament

MEPs vote in controversial laws that places copyright responsibility on Google and YouTube

Intense lobbying was done by tech giants like Google, which profits hugely from the advertising generated alongside the content it hosts.

From TheJournal.ie High Court Master says case could be taken against Ireland over special tax treatment given to vulture funds Tax Loophole

High Court Master says case could be taken against Ireland over special tax treatment given to vulture funds

Edmund Honohan has said there are many similarities to be drawn with the Apple case being taken.

From TheJournal.ie Billy Kelleher will run as an MEP candidate for Fianna Fáil European Parliament

Billy Kelleher will run as an MEP candidate for Fianna Fáil

Galway TD Anne Rabbitte has also been selected as an MEP candidate for the party.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Here's what scrapping seasonal clock changes will mean Tick Tock

Explainer: Here's what scrapping seasonal clock changes will mean

It’s a choice now between brighter evenings or brighter mornings.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland in line for extra summer Bank Holiday as MEPs look to mark Europe Day May Day May Day

Ireland in line for extra summer Bank Holiday as MEPs look to mark Europe Day

A campaign has begun in Europe to create a public holiday across the continent on 9 May.

From TheJournal.ie A new EU directive means it will soon be mandatory for people to be sent SMS alerts during terror attacks Reverse112

A new EU directive means it will soon be mandatory for people to be sent SMS alerts during terror attacks

The directive was passed in the European parliament earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie New EU rules aim to cut down on amount of bottled water people drink Plastic

New EU rules aim to cut down on amount of bottled water people drink

On average, every person in the EU consumes up to 106 litres of bottled water every year.

From TheJournal.ie EU parliament approves ban on single-use plastics, including straws and cotton buds Plastic Pollution

EU parliament approves ban on single-use plastics, including straws and cotton buds

The parliament said its ban across the EU targets single-use cutlery, cotton buds, straws and stirrers.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what new rules to stop 'unfair' grocery deals could mean for the Irish food sector Farming

Here's what new rules to stop 'unfair' grocery deals could mean for the Irish food sector

Farmers have welcomed moves to rebalance power in the supply chain.

From TheJournal.ie France's Macron warns MEPs of growing sense of authoritarianism in Europe European Parliament

France's Macron warns MEPs of growing sense of authoritarianism in Europe

Macron addressed the European Parliament for the first time this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Irish ECB candidate Philip Lane wins backing of key EU parliament committee European Parliament

Irish ECB candidate Philip Lane wins backing of key EU parliament committee

The final decision will be taken on 22 March at an EU summit.

From TheJournal.ie 'It doesn't give the fish a chance': Irish MEPs urged to vote against electric pulse fishing Electrocution

'It doesn't give the fish a chance': Irish MEPs urged to vote against electric pulse fishing

The practice involves dragging an electrified net across the sea floor, stunning all of the marine life in its path.

From TheJournal.ie MEP McGuinness writes to harassment committee over Ming Flanagan's 'puppy' remarks Bark Or Bite

MEP McGuinness writes to harassment committee over Ming Flanagan's 'puppy' remarks

Flanagan says the remarks have been taken out of context.

From TheJournal.ie 'The marine equivalent of fracking': Europe to legalise controversial pulse fishing European Parliament

'The marine equivalent of fracking': Europe to legalise controversial pulse fishing

The European Parliament’s fishing committee allowed a motion to pass legalising the controversial technique.

From TheJournal.ie EU parliament president shocked at 'hotbed of harassment' claims EU Parliament

EU parliament president shocked at 'hotbed of harassment' claims

More than a dozen women spoke to the Sunday Times this week and accused politicians of harassment.

From TheJournal.ie 'This company has simply treated passengers abysmally': Ryanair criticised in EU Parliament Criticism

'This company has simply treated passengers abysmally': Ryanair criticised in EU Parliament

The airline was criticised it on numerous fronts for its treatment of its workers and passengers.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael MEP says Ireland needs to re-examine its neutrality ahead of Brexit Security

Fine Gael MEP says Ireland needs to re-examine its neutrality ahead of Brexit

Jean-Claude Juncker has called for the EU to implement plans for a common defence strategy

From TheJournal.ie Juncker lays into 'ridiculous' European Parliament after just 30 of 751 MEPs show up for debate Junck Bond

Juncker lays into 'ridiculous' European Parliament after just 30 of 751 MEPs show up for debate

But his remarks drew a sharp response from parliament head Antonio Tajani.

From TheJournal.ie Marine Le Pen has been charged with misuse of European funds France

Marine Le Pen has been charged with misuse of European funds

Le Pen faces claims her party illegally claimed millions of euros from the European Parliament to pay for France-based staff.

From TheJournal.ie Irish MEPs criticised as term 'mompreneur' used in European Parliament Watch Your Language This post contains a poll

Irish MEPs criticised as term 'mompreneur' used in European Parliament

The word appeared in legislation on women and their role in rural areas which was supported by two Fine Gael MEPs.

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