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A crowd of over 100 men’s sheds members gathered at the Metropole Hotel in Cork to see the Irish Men’s Sheds Association awarded the European Citizens’ Prize on Friday January 18,2019.Read more : Men’s Sheds awarded prestigious European Citizens’ Prize
President Tajani: 'We must continue to follow the Irish situation closely and stand by Ireland’s side'
Opening the European Parliament debate assessing the Westminster vote on the UK`s withdrawal from the EU on Tuesday evening, President Tajani stressed how important continued solidarity for the island of Ireland is.Read more : President Tajani: 'We must continue to follow the Irish situation closely and stand by Ireland’s side'
A new mobile application, designed by the European Parliament to help citizens to discover what the EU has done, is doing and plans to do, is now available.Read more : What has Europe ever done for us? Ask our Citizens’ App
The European Parliament notes with regret the death of former MEP Mark Killilea who served in the European Parliament from 1987 to 1999 representing the Connacht-Ulster Constituency. A former Minister of State, Mr Killilea represented his native Galway as a Senator and as a Teachta Dála from 1969 to 1987. Born in Tuam in 1939 he sadly passed away on New Years Eve 2018 and will be missed by family, friends and colleagues alike.Read more : Death of Mark Killilea, former MEP
At the opening of a debate with the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, on the future of Europe today in Strasbourg, President Antonio Tajani expressed his sorrow for the victims of yesterday’s terror attack on the city of Strasbourg - the seat of the European Parliament.Read more : Freedom and democracy will always win over violence, crime and terror
“Brexit is most of all about people. It is about safeguarding the rights of our citizens, preserving peace in Northern Ireland and protecting jobs affected by the UK’s departure,” stated European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, following Brexit chief negotiator, Michel Barnier’s debrief on the Brexit agreement at the Conference of Presidents today.Read more : President Tajani on Brexit agreement
Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov has been awarded this year’s European Parliament Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.Read more : Oleg Sentsov awarded the 2018 Sakharov Prize
85% of the Irish public support the EU, however, the appreciation is in stark contrast to an underlying ambivalence towards voting in EU elections.Read more : Eurobarometer: 85 per cent support for EU in Ireland
Irish Men's Sheds Association and Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH), have been presented a prestigious award by the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani.Read more : Two Irish Charities win the European Parliament Citizen's Prize
During a debate on the EU summit, MEPs welcomed the EU’s unified approach on Brexit and criticised the Council’s inaction on key dossiers, such as migration and social policies.Read more : Brexit dominates the debate on October’s EU summit
In it's advisory capacity, the European Parliament Constituencies Committee has put forward it's recommendation, accomodating the two additional MEPs Ireland is gaining as a result of Brexit.Read more : New European Constituencies Recommended by Committee