Advertisement
This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 11 °C Saturday 7 December, 2019

#MEPs

From TheJournal.ie MEPs agree legislation to avoid repeat of PIP breast implant scandal Implants

MEPs agree legislation to avoid repeat of PIP breast implant scandal

The proposed legislation seeks to improve transparency of information for patients and medical staff.

From TheJournal.ie Large constituencies mean European elections 'will become more presidential' Election 2014

Large constituencies mean European elections 'will become more presidential'

Phil Hogan believes candidates will need at least €100,000 if they want to be elected to the European Parliament next year.

From TheJournal.ie We should be using more seaweed to power things, MEPs say Biofuels

We should be using more seaweed to power things, MEPs say

MEPs want a cap placed on the use of less environmentally friendly biofuels, and a switch to fuels derived from seaweed and other sources.

From TheJournal.ie Barroso: The crisis is not over but we have reason to be confident Europe

Barroso: The crisis is not over but we have reason to be confident

The President of the European Commission told MEPs that the focus of this term should be on adopting the single banking mechanism and tackling unemployment.

From TheJournal.ie 11-seat national constituency proposed in EU Parliament redraw submissions European Elections

11-seat national constituency proposed in EU Parliament redraw submissions

The proposal is one of two radical ideas put forward by Lucinda Creighton but neither are possible under the terms of reference for the Constituency Commission considering the redrawing of Ireland’s European constituency map.

From TheJournal.ie Colm Keaveney is considering running in next year's European elections European Elections

Colm Keaveney is considering running in next year's European elections

The newly-independent TD faces an uphill task to retain his Dáil seat at the next general election so is now considering running for Europe but he’s not made a decision yet, he insists.

From TheJournal.ie This Fine Gael TD is not ruling out a European Parliament bid next year Fine Gael

This Fine Gael TD is not ruling out a European Parliament bid next year

But the man who John O’Mahony is rumoured to be in line to replace, incumbent North West MEP Jim Higgins, insists he’s very confident of winning the nomination.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas agenda: CIE's financial woes and Irish troops in Syria Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: CIE's financial woes and Irish troops in Syria

Representatives from Bus Éireann, Iarnród Éireann and Dublin Bus will meet the Transport committee ahead of the possibility of further strike action.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's Ombudsman may be on track to take over as European Ombudsman Ombudsman

Ireland's Ombudsman may be on track to take over as European Ombudsman

After the first round of voting yesterday, Emily O’Reilly was tied at the top with Dutch politician Ria Oomen-Ruijten.

From TheJournal.ie Civil liberties groups claim PRISM breaches international human rights Civil Liberties

Civil liberties groups claim PRISM breaches international human rights

A full-page newspaper ad, to coincide with an EU-US summit in Dublin, claims surveillance breaches United Nations conventions.

From TheJournal.ie EU to raise concerns about US data surveillance in Dublin summit Data Collection

EU to raise concerns about US data surveillance in Dublin summit

The European Commission says it will ask the US for assurances about the legality of its data harvesting this week.

From TheJournal.ie Victims of stalking and domestic violence to get EU-wide protection Stalking

Victims of stalking and domestic violence to get EU-wide protection

The new law will see restraining orders obtained in your home country having the same standing in law across all EU states.

From TheJournal.ie The 'astronomical' cost of asking a question in the European Parliament Listen

The 'astronomical' cost of asking a question in the European Parliament

Marian Harkin has hit back at claims that Irish MEPs spent less time in parliament last year – and asked fewer questions.

From TheJournal.ie MEPs call for removal of asbestos from all public buildings Asbestos This post contains videos

MEPs call for removal of asbestos from all public buildings

If passed in parliament, a new report would also see member states required to provide increased protection and training for workers.

From TheJournal.ie MEP opposes EU commissioner's call for elimination of State aid State Aid

MEP opposes EU commissioner's call for elimination of State aid

Fianna Fáil’s Pat the Cope Gallagher said parts of Ireland would not have any industry if it wasn’t for the procurement of State aid.

From TheJournal.ie European Parliament approves plan to cut Ireland from 12 MEPs to 11 European Elections

European Parliament approves plan to cut Ireland from 12 MEPs to 11

Members voted by 536 to 111 to reallocate the number of seats to individual countries, to make room for Croatia.

From TheJournal.ie How will constituencies change now that Ireland’s losing an MEP? Man Down

How will constituencies change now that Ireland’s losing an MEP?

Ireland’s representation in the European Parliament will be one person fewer next year. So who’ll get cut?

From TheJournal.ie Ireland loses one MEP to make room for Croatia in EU Man Down

Ireland loses one MEP to make room for Croatia in EU

The Lisbon Treaty limits the size of the European Parliament – and MEPs have backed plans to cut back on Irish MEPs.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the EU introduce common rules for airlines on hand luggage? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the EU introduce common rules for airlines on hand luggage?

Yesterday MEPs called for regulation of hand luggage charges to protect consumers from being exploited by airlines. Do you think the EU should introduce common rules?

From TheJournal.ie MEPs urge Commission to draft rules for carry-on luggage Hand Luggage

MEPs urge Commission to draft rules for carry-on luggage

British MEP Brian Simpson described the add on charges imposed by airlines as “a cancer”.

From TheJournal.ie MEPs vote to close loopholes in shark finning ban Sharks

MEPs vote to close loopholes in shark finning ban

The passing of this vote means that all sharks caught by EU vessels have to be landed intact.

From TheJournal.ie MEPs call for better online protections for children Digital Citizens

MEPs call for better online protections for children

MEPs have called for children, parents and teachers to be given education in new digital media for young people.

From TheJournal.ie Left-wing MEPs to campaign in Ireland against Fiscal Treaty Referendum

Left-wing MEPs to campaign in Ireland against Fiscal Treaty

The representatives from Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Portugal will join the No campaign next week.

From TheJournal.ie Mobile roaming charges to drop as MEPs vote for cuts Happy Holidays

Mobile roaming charges to drop as MEPs vote for cuts

Using your mobile abroad will cost less from July – with limits on data charges for the first time.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's politicians disclose €378,920 in donations for 2011 Donations

Ireland's politicians disclose €378,920 in donations for 2011

TDs, Senators and MEPs who served in roles in 2011 are required to disclose donations above €634.87 from one person.

From TheJournal.ie Mobile roaming charges to fall again under new EU deal Phone Home

Mobile roaming charges to fall again under new EU deal

A new price cap should be enforced in time for this year’s holiday season – with data charges among those to fall.

From TheJournal.ie Is there an end in sight for European Parliament's two-chamber rule? European Disunity

Is there an end in sight for European Parliament's two-chamber rule?

MEPs have backed plans to examine scrapping the arrangement where both Brussels and Strasbourg can house all meetings.

From TheJournal.ie Gay Mitchell loses out again... in annual MEP awards Gay Mitchell

Gay Mitchell loses out again... in annual MEP awards

Mitchell was shortlisted for the Employment gong at last night’s ceremony, but was pipped by a French representative.

From TheJournal.ie MEPs to vote on punishment for overseas driving offences Motoring

MEPs to vote on punishment for overseas driving offences

EU countries will be entitled to prosecute drivers using other countries’ cars, under a plan being voted on tomorrow.