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“Mr Crowley’s prolonged absence is symptomatic of much that is publicly perceived to be wrong with Irish politics,” says Hartley. Above, Brian Crowley. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Fianna Fáil substitute MEP Kieran Hartley has appealed to party leader Micheál Martin to intervene in the continuing absence of the party’s MEP Br(...)

Brian Crowley MEP at the 75th Fianna Fáil ardfheis in early 2014. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Kieran Hartley, the Fianna Fáil MEP substitute for Brian Crowley in Ireland South, has complained to party leader Micheál Martin that Mr Crowley has n(...)

IItalian Socialist MEP Gianni Pittella and European Commission presidentJean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

The head of the Socialist group in the European Parliament, Gianni Pittella, formally entered the race to become the next European Parliament presiden(...)

EU Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos: while recognising “poor progress” has been made by “frontline” member states, he said this was “not about the end of Schengen”. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

The European Parliament urged EU member states to strengthen the Schengen free-travel system on Tuesday, as the European Commission increased pressure(...)

Former Fianna Fáil taoiseach Jack Lynch and minister for foreign affairs Dr Patrick Hillery signing the treaty of accession to the European Economic Community  in Brussels in  1972. Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said the two would be spinning in their graves over Brian Crowley’s decision to join the ECR group in the European Parliament. Photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times.

Former taoiseach Jack Lynch and his close ally Paddy Hillery would be “spinning in their graves” at the idea of Fianna Fáil aligning itself with the r(...)

 Fianna Fáil’s only MEP Brian Crowley has left the party’s grouping in the European Parliament to join a Eurosceptic alliance led by Britain’s Tory party.
Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has said the decision by its only MEP to leave the party’s grouping in the European Parliament to join a Eurosceptic alliance led by Brita(...)

AfD leader Bernd Lucke: “This is a success for our voters who, with this decision, have been given a strong voice in Europe.” Photograph: Axel Schmidt/Reuters

Germany’s Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party was accepted into the Conservatives’ European Parliament group yesterday, creating fresh headaches (...)