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From TheJournal.ie Quiz: Do you recognise this EU leader? Quiz

Quiz: Do you recognise this EU leader?

Can you name those taking up key EU positions for the next five years?

From TheJournal.ie Minister 'very concerned' about impact of EU trade deal on Irish beef farmers Mercosur Deal

Minister 'very concerned' about impact of EU trade deal on Irish beef farmers

The Agriculture Minister said the deal has come at a time when the beef sector in Europe is “facing significant uncertainty” because of Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie 'A bad deal for Irish farmers': EU signs massive trade agreement with South American countries Mercosur

'A bad deal for Irish farmers': EU signs massive trade agreement with South American countries

The EU and the South American trade bloc Mercosur today sealed a hugely significant trade deal.

From TheJournal.ie 'Anything is possible now': No-deal Brexit is more likely than ever before, says Tánaiste Prepare For The Worst

'Anything is possible now': No-deal Brexit is more likely than ever before, says Tánaiste

‘We do have to prepare for the worst case,’ said Simon Coveney.

From TheJournal.ie Switzerland votes to approve stricter gun laws in line with EU regulations Referendum

Switzerland votes to approve stricter gun laws in line with EU regulations

Reports suggest the country has one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the world.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May says she's going to make a 'bold offer' to MPs to get them to support her Brexit deal Once More

Theresa May says she's going to make a 'bold offer' to MPs to get them to support her Brexit deal

MPs have rejected the deal May agreed with Brussels three times already.

From TheJournal.ie What does the Dáil's declaration of a climate emergency actually mean? Emergency

What does the Dáil's declaration of a climate emergency actually mean?

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said this move will put pressure on the government to be more ambitious with its policies.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Tusk tells UK 'please do not waste this time' as 31 October flextension agreed The Late Show

As it happened: Tusk tells UK 'please do not waste this time' as 31 October flextension agreed

Another long night in Brussels, and the threat of a no-deal exit this Friday has been averted.

From TheJournal.ie 'A flexible extension': EU's Tusk proposes long Brexit delay but not more than a year Crunch Time

'A flexible extension': EU's Tusk proposes long Brexit delay but not more than a year

Prime Minister Theresa May met with German Chancellor Merkel and French President Macron today.

From TheJournal.ie EU will 'stand fully behind Ireland' whatever happens with Brexit, Barnier says Brexit

EU will 'stand fully behind Ireland' whatever happens with Brexit, Barnier says

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier was in Dublin meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar today.

From TheJournal.ie 'A new mind for Europe is required': President Higgins criticises 'inadequate' European Union Unity

'A new mind for Europe is required': President Higgins criticises 'inadequate' European Union

He called for a fresh approach to tackling inequality among member states.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should all cars need to have speed-limiting technology? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should all cars need to have speed-limiting technology?

The EU has said road safety technologies will become mandatory on new cars from 2022 onwards.

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 The42 Ciara Mageean wins bronze for Ireland in the European Indoor 1500m final Medal Alert This post contains videos

Ciara Mageean wins bronze for Ireland in the European Indoor 1500m final

The 26-year-old was pipped for second place in Glasgow.

From TheJournal.ie Majority of Irish people would like to see a united Ireland in their lifetime Poll

Majority of Irish people would like to see a united Ireland in their lifetime

There has been speculation that Brexit could lead to the unification Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'Summon up the blood': The best Brexit quotes from another colourful week Say That Again
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 Two elected Ireland MEPs may have to wait until Brexit actually happens before taking up their seats Polls

Two elected Ireland MEPs may have to wait until Brexit actually happens before taking up their seats

Brexit is also impacting on May’s European elections

From TheJournal.ie UK government to scrap £65 'right to stay' fee for EU citizens Brexit

UK government to scrap £65 'right to stay' fee for EU citizens

She said anyone who has already applied will receive a refund.

From TheJournal.ie 'Too little too late': Hauliers slam no-deal Brexit rehearsal as 'window dressing' Convoy

'Too little too late': Hauliers slam no-deal Brexit rehearsal as 'window dressing'

‘Operation Brock’ began this morning with trucks travelling from a regional airport in Kent to the port of Dover.

From TheJournal.ie Juncker tells UK 'get your act together' over Brexit Sort It Out

Juncker tells UK 'get your act together' over Brexit

The European Commission President thinks most MPs “deeply distrust” both the EU and Theresa May.

From TheJournal.ie Anger over £65 charge for EU citizens to apply to remain in UK after Brexit Brexit

Anger over £65 charge for EU citizens to apply to remain in UK after Brexit

Irish people living in the UK will not be expected to apply to the scheme.

From TheJournal.ie Tighter measures to fight crime and terrorism come into effect across EU SIs

Tighter measures to fight crime and terrorism come into effect across EU

Member states are now “obliged to create a SIS alert for all cases related to terrorist offences”.

From TheJournal.ie EU no-deal Brexit plan: UK citizens' rights, flights, and no mention of Irish border European Union

EU no-deal Brexit plan: UK citizens' rights, flights, and no mention of Irish border

Britain also announced its own contingency plans to prevent shortages and economic instability today.

From TheJournal.ie EU reaches landmark agreement to cut usage of single-use plastics Environment

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May: second Brexit referendum would do 'irreparable damage' to integrity of British politics Brexit

Theresa May: second Brexit referendum would do 'irreparable damage' to integrity of British politics

The British Prime Minister will address the House of Commons today following a number of meetings in Brussels last week.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says some of May's Brexit suggestions 'make sense', while others are 'difficult' Backstop

Varadkar says some of May's Brexit suggestions 'make sense', while others are 'difficult'

EU leaders offered Theresa May sympathy today, but no promises.

From TheJournal.ie European Court of Justice's top advisor rules UK can revoke Article 50 and remain in European Union Brexit

European Court of Justice's top advisor rules UK can revoke Article 50 and remain in European Union

The Advocate General’s opinion is not legally binding, but is often followed by the court’s 27 judges.

From TheJournal.ie 'Intense' week of talks for May as EU negotiators set out plan for relationship with Britain Brexit

'Intense' week of talks for May as EU negotiators set out plan for relationship with Britain

European leaders will get to voice their opinions on the draft agreement May presented to the British parliament last week.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's a post-Brexit paradise for EU workers in the UK - but many are priced out of the move Workers' Paradise

Ireland's a post-Brexit paradise for EU workers in the UK - but many are priced out of the move

The cost of housing is too much for some, while taxes make high-earners think twice.

From TheJournal.ie So, who exactly is the new Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay? New Appointment

So, who exactly is the new Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay?

He today became the third person to hold the job overseeing Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.

From TheJournal.ie Leading Brexiteers hit out at 'utterly unacceptable' proposals to avoid hard border on island of Ireland Soft Border

Leading Brexiteers hit out at 'utterly unacceptable' proposals to avoid hard border on island of Ireland

Reports this evening suggested that Britain has finally agreed a draft Brexit deal with the European Union.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Tusk lashes out at Trump's stance on 'strong and united' Europe Donald Vs Donald

Donald Tusk lashes out at Trump's stance on 'strong and united' Europe

The European Union chief also warned against the emergence of a “brownshirt” nationalist front in EU elections.

From TheJournal.ie 'No unionist can support that': Foster says DUP will not back proposal for border in Irish Sea Brexit

'No unionist can support that': Foster says DUP will not back proposal for border in Irish Sea

In a letter leaked to the media, Theresa May suggested a proposal to have a Northern Ireland specific backstop.

From TheJournal.ie EU secures funding to roll out free WiFi hotspots to public spaces Wifi4eu

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Beauty website's claim that mink-hair eyelashes were made 'cruelty free' found to be misleading by ASAI Bia Belle Beauty

Beauty website's claim that mink-hair eyelashes were made 'cruelty free' found to be misleading by ASAI

Four people complained to the authority that it was impossible for hair from a mink, a wild animal, to be obtained without cruelty.

From TheJournal.ie 'The answer is yes': EU's Michel Barnier says Irish border issue could sink Brexit deal Border Issue

'The answer is yes': EU's Michel Barnier says Irish border issue could sink Brexit deal

EU leaders have warned Britain they would offer no more concessions to break the deadlock in negotiations.

From TheJournal.ie Sky plays down suggestion that channels may be pulled in Ireland in event of no-deal Brexit Cloudy Sky

Sky plays down suggestion that channels may be pulled in Ireland in event of no-deal Brexit

Broadcasters including Discovery, Disney and Viacom could be pulled from Irish viewers in 2019 if they fall foul of EU law.

From TheJournal.ie European Commission withdraws ECJ case against Ireland after €13.1 billion Apple tax is recovered State Aid

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

Ireland completed the recovery of the aid on 6 September.

From TheJournal.ie May faces Brexit showdown with EU leaders today amid talks of transition extension Showdown

May faces Brexit showdown with EU leaders today amid talks of transition extension

May will meet with EU president Donald Tusk this evening before briefing her 27 European colleagues.

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