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The European Parliament Liaison Office in Dublin is delighted to announce that ISSU’s Tools for Inclusive Schools, a project headed by Ms Ellen O’Rourke, has been declared the winner of the Charlemagne Youth Prize for Ireland.
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President Antonio Tajani, EP President, invites Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, to the European Parliament following the Facebook data crisis involving London-based company Cambridge Analytica.
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''Terrorism is an offence to our basic principles. Defending and honouring the victims of terror is equivalent to defending our values.''
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''We welcome the UK's confirmation that the "backstop" solution to avoid any hardening of the Irish border, as proposed by the European Commission, will be incorporated into the withdrawal agreement.''
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Plenary endorses a resolution laying out a possible association framework for future EU-UK relations after Brexit.
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Any framework for the future relationship between EU and UK must respect the integrity of the EU single market and four freedoms, insist MEPs.
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The European Parliament notes with regret the death of former MEP Séamus Pattison who served in the European Parliament from 1981 to 1983 representing the Leinster Constituency.  During his time in Parliament, Mr Pattison was Vice-Chair of the Committee on Social Affairs and Employment.  He was a member of the Committee on Energy and Research and a member of the Delegation for relations with Latin-America.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. 
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Proposals approved by Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee would mean an extra two seats for Ireland following Brexit.
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“The government which I lead has been so determined to protect the Good Friday Agreement in all its parts, and we have insisted that there can be no hard border on the island of Ireland. [...] The Irish people are profoundly grateful for the unswerving support of this Parliament,” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.   Read the full speech
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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will debate the Future of Europe with MEPs in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday 17 January 2018 from 9:30 am.  This is the first in a series of debates with heads of government on the future of the EU initiated by European Parliament President Antonio Tajani.  Follow the debate live at the link indicated.
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On January 1, 2018, it will be 45 years since Denmark and Ireland - together with Britain - became members of the EC. Hear how Mairead McGuinness, Vice President of the European Parliament and her Danish colleague Jeppe Kofod assess the importance of EU membership for their own countries in a new video.
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