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From TheJournal.ie 'It feels like being in limbo': Two Irish MEPs still unable to take seats due to Brexit delay European Parliament

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael MEPs criticised for voting against move to enhance rescue operations for migrants Europe

Fine Gael MEPs criticised for voting against move to enhance rescue operations for migrants

The EU parliament rejected a vote asking member states to step up efforts to save asylum seekers in the Mediterranean.

From TheJournal.ie Von der Leyen 'ready' to back Brexit delay in pitch to MEPs for European Commission president bid New Eu

Von der Leyen 'ready' to back Brexit delay in pitch to MEPs for European Commission president bid

MEPs will vote today on whether to elect the German defence minister to the European Commission top job.

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 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 Recount takes place after questions about transfers in Dublin constituency European Elections

Recount takes place after questions about transfers in Dublin constituency

Last night, the count was suspended until 11am today.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: All to play for as first European election counts announced Results

As it happened: All to play for as first European election counts announced

Stick with us as we bring you the latest updates all evening and into the night.

From TheJournal.ie Eamon Dunphy, former Rose of Tralee and UKIP's Welsh leader set to feature in first European TV debate The Big Debate

Eamon Dunphy, former Rose of Tralee and UKIP's Welsh leader set to feature in first European TV debate

The first proper debate takes place on Virgin Media One tomorrow night.

From TheJournal.ie The Big Day of Voting: Today's your last chance to make sure you're registered to vote on May 24 Vote Vote Vote

The Big Day of Voting: Today's your last chance to make sure you're registered to vote on May 24

There’s two elections, a referendum… and plebiscites in certain areas.

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 59 candidates declare for European Parliament elections in May MEPs

59 candidates declare for European Parliament elections in May

13 Irish MEPs will be elected when voters go to the polls on 24 May.

From TheJournal.ie EU committee votes to scrap biannual clock change by 2021 Daylight Savings

EU committee votes to scrap biannual clock change by 2021

Clocks go forward this year on Sunday 31 March.

From TheJournal.ie Two MEPs elected in South and Dublin constituencies won't be able to take their seats until the UK has left Brexit Limbo

Two MEPs elected in South and Dublin constituencies won't be able to take their seats until the UK has left

Ireland was allotted the additional two seats as part of the redistribution of seats due to Brexit.

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 Here's what some Irish MEPs said when asked if there will be a hard border in Ireland Hard Or Soft Boiled Brexit

Here's what some Irish MEPs said when asked if there will be a hard border in Ireland

The Irish government and the EU says they’re not preparing for a hard border – here’s what three Irish MEPs think.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland will get two extra MEPs because of Brexit New Eu

Ireland will get two extra MEPs because of Brexit

There will be 73 vacant MEP seats after the UK withdraws from the European Union.

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 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 FactCheck: Is Luke 'Ming' Flanagan right about other Irish MEPs' poor record of attendance? Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Luke 'Ming' Flanagan right about other Irish MEPs' poor record of attendance?

The Independent MEP says he’s the only Irish member who regularly shows up for the Agriculture Committee. FactCheck puts that claim to the test.

From TheJournal.ie Attendance by Irish MEPs in Euro Parliament hits six-year low European Parliament

Attendance by Irish MEPs in Euro Parliament hits six-year low

One Irish MEP was unable to attend plenary sessions in 2015 due to illness.

From TheJournal.ie Irish MEP's have one of the lowest attendance rates in the EU Roll Call

Irish MEP's have one of the lowest attendance rates in the EU

They’ve also been making fewer speeches and asking fewer questions.

From TheJournal.ie 'Family comes first': Irish MEPs explain poor voting record in Europe Ming

'Family comes first': Irish MEPs explain poor voting record in Europe

Ireland ranks last out of all Member States for attendance at plenary sessions.

From TheJournal.ie Irish MEPs were very excited about the Pope's visit this morning Totally Stoked

Irish MEPs were very excited about the Pope's visit this morning

Pope Francis has made a speech in the European Parliament this morning

From TheJournal.ie A Garda whistleblower is backing MEP's legal battle with Phil Hogan Support

A Garda whistleblower is backing MEP's legal battle with Phil Hogan

Garda whistleblower John Wilson has said he will fund raise for Nessa Childer’s legal costs in the case that Phil Hogan proceeds with threatened action.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Local election results 2014 SATURDAY Vote By Vote

As it happened: Local election results 2014 SATURDAY

Find out who has won a seat, who is ripping up their posters – and who is arguing over the result.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Sickened with politics and politicians? Then you should vote tomorrow Your Voice

Opinion: Sickened with politics and politicians? Then you should vote tomorrow

If you’re feeling disillusioned with politics, you’re not alone – and that’s why you need to make your voice heard.

From TheJournal.ie Voters in Inishfree (all 6 of them) go the polls today, along with 2,118 other people... Election 2014

Voters in Inishfree (all 6 of them) go the polls today, along with 2,118 other people...

The elections come a day early, if you’re lucky enough to live on an island off the west or northwest coast.

From TheJournal.ie Battle lines and cantering elephants: Here's how Election 2014 is shaping up in Ireland South... Three Days Out

Battle lines and cantering elephants: Here's how Election 2014 is shaping up in Ireland South...

Ten counties. Four seats. Exactly 96 hours until the polls open.

From TheJournal.ie Whatever about the candidates - can you trust the voters?... On the trail in Tipp Not Easy Being Green

Whatever about the candidates - can you trust the voters?... On the trail in Tipp

This butcher in Cashel’s promising his vote to the Greens. Other locals are also pledging their number ones to Grace O’Sullivan — but, it turns out, some are more genuine than others…

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you be voting in the EU elections? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you be voting in the EU elections?

A poll in the UK showed only one in ten voters can name their MEP… Will you be casting a ballot on Friday week?

From TheJournal.ie A comedian's brother, a garda whistleblower... The 'super subs' that could end up in Europe Election 2014

A comedian's brother, a garda whistleblower... The 'super subs' that could end up in Europe

The list of ‘replacements’ that could end up taking MEP seats also includes pro-life and LGBT campaigners, a former army officer, and an ex-world champion athlete.

From TheJournal.ie 2010 ECB letter to Lenihan could finally be made public Bailout

2010 ECB letter to Lenihan could finally be made public

The European Parliament has voted in favour of a motion calling for the publishing of the letter.

From TheJournal.ie One person received 70 per cent of all big political donations last year Money Money Money

One person received 70 per cent of all big political donations last year

Meanwhile, fourteen elected representatives didn’t declare their donation statements and may now face prosecution.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Irish MEPs 'confident' EU will provide storm repair funds Storm

Irish MEPs 'confident' EU will provide storm repair funds

A group of MEPs met with the Commissioner for Regional Development in Strasbourg this morning.

From TheJournal.ie E-cigarette manufacturers could face tough new restrictions No Smoke

E-cigarette manufacturers could face tough new restrictions

The measures could restrict the amount of nicotine allowed in electronic cigarettes, which have been marketed as a way for smokers to wean themselves off the habit.

From TheJournal.ie MEPs back proposal to end practice of 'travelling circus' Brussels To Strasbourg

MEPs back proposal to end practice of 'travelling circus'

But France is likely to block any changes to the current system whereby MEPs decamp, at considerable cost, to Strasbourg every month.

From TheJournal.ie 'I've been in politics a long time': Fianna Fáil MEP Aylward to retire next year Election 2014

'I've been in politics a long time': Fianna Fáil MEP Aylward to retire next year

The former junior minister and TD wants to give someone else a chance and will not seek re-election to the European Parliament next year.

From TheJournal.ie Can you name one of your local MEPs? 91 per cent of Dubliners can't Who Dat?

Can you name one of your local MEPs? 91 per cent of Dubliners can't

One of those surveyed answered sincerely that they believed Angela Merkel was their MEP.

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.

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