Ireland South will be without any representation in Europe for almost two months as a marathon €1m recount gets under way.
Fri, 31 May, 2019
Ireland's two 'second-tier' MEPs will have no salary, status or function in the EU Parliament until after Brexit occurs, it has been confirmed.
Thu, 30 May, 2019
As ballot papers expand to the size of phonebooks, is it now time to reassess the political nomination process?
Thu, 23 May, 2019
The Judge also said he agreed with counsel for RTE Ms Niamh Hyland that the application was brought by Ben Gilroy in an attempt to enhance his electoral prospects in the May 24 ballot.
Tue, 14 May, 2019
Cork MEP Brian Crowley will be entitled to severance payments of more than €350,000 over the next two years and a pension pot of €1.4m, the Irish Examiner can reveal.
Mon, 06 May, 2019
Sinn Féin has lashed out at Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael claiming neither party can be trusted on Irish neutrality.
Sun, 05 May, 2019
Sterling and shares brushed aside the UK local election results as investors focused on the potential fallout from the European Parliament elections later this month.
Fri, 03 May, 2019
Fianna Fáil's two candidates in Ireland South deny that the party's decision to divide the constituency has caused tension between them.
Thu, 02 May, 2019
Sidelined in the Dáil and itching for a change, Kelleher sees Brussels as a way out from his prison, writes
Sat, 26 Jan, 2019
Ireland’s longest-serving MEP who announced his retirement from politics has defended taking his EU salary while he was in hospital for nearly four years and claimed he hasn’t spoken to his party leader since mid-2014.
Fri, 18 Jan, 2019
Though it is more than 170 years since our Great Famine — an Gorta Mór — began its evisceration, it persists as a powerful presence in our consciousness.
Fri, 30 Nov, 2018
Representatives of Inner City Helping Homeless will travel to Brussels later today to receive the European Citizenship Prize from the EU Parliament.
Tue, 09 Oct, 2018
Recipients of both the UK and Irish old age pensions will note the recent UK increase is twice the percentage of the paltry Irish increase. Who said Brexit would make people less well off?
Thu, 12 Apr, 2018
Brexit will mean the Parliament shrinks by 73 - the number of seats currently occupied by British members.
Wed, 07 Feb, 2018
LAST year’s Brexit vote in the UK provoked a mixture of shock and awe in Brussels but, as soon as they had picked themselves up off their marble floors, leading EU politicians, bureaucrats and policy makers were quick to announce that the community of nations still had a glorious future, remaining strong, resolute, economically powerful and united.
Thu, 12 Oct, 2017
The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, will stress the critical importance of free trade for both nations, when he meets with Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May, next week.
Fri, 22 Sep, 2017
Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney has insisted Ireland will not be used as a “Trojan horse” by Britain during Brexit bargaining but said time is running out for a deal on the border issue.
Wed, 23 Aug, 2017
That there will soon be more plastic than fish in the sea doesn’t even take into account the inevitable decline in fish stocks, writes
Thu, 22 Jun, 2017
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Mon, 27 Mar, 2017
WHEN, after a decade or so of risky, tortuous negotiations, the Good Friday Peace Agreement was signed in April 1998, Bill Clinton had been president of America for five years, Tony Blair had been in Downing Street for just over a year and Bertie Ahern was approaching the first anniversary of his election as taoiseach.
Mon, 06 Mar, 2017
Taoiseach Enda Kenny says that when he visits Washington DC he will seek talks between the US Congress and the EU to discuss the impact of Brexit.
Fri, 03 Mar, 2017
A closed Irish border is not acceptable for either trade or people, Chartered Accountants Ireland has said in its strongest statement yet on the implications of Brexit.
Fri, 03 Feb, 2017
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Thu, 29 Sep, 2016
Nigel Farage told fellow MEPs “you’re not laughing now”, as he was barracked and booed at an emergency meeting of the European Parliament to discuss Brexit.
Wed, 29 Jun, 2016
European Union regulators are seeking greater authority over the approval of car models in response to Volkswagen’s emissions-test deception, risking a clash with EU governments.
Sat, 30 Jan, 2016
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We were so close to being able to travel around Europe without costly roaming charges hanging over our heads. But now, roaming charges are here to stay until 2018 at the earliest.
Thu, 05 Mar, 2015
Belgian police have ordered the evacuation of a building, which is part of the EU parliament compound in Brussels, due to a bomb alert.
Mon, 02 Feb, 2015
Wed, 14 Jan, 2015
EU lawmakers will likely vote on Thursday on a motion proposing the break-up of Google and other internet technology companies, increasing political pressure on the bloc’s anti-trust regulators to take a stronger line on the group.
Tue, 25 Nov, 2014
EU lawmakers will quiz Jonathan Hill for a second time today after they said the UK’s nominee to be the bloc’s next financial services chief failed to satisfy them in an initial hearing last week.
Tue, 07 Oct, 2014
British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned he would no longer be able to guarantee that Britain would remain a member of the European Union if European leaders elect Jean-Claude Juncker as European Commission chief, Germany’s Spiegel said.
Mon, 02 Jun, 2014
A taste of some of the interesting, important and quirky happenings in Europe from our Europe Correspondent, Ann Cahill.
Mon, 02 Jun, 2014