Billy Kelleher

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Claire Byrne: not one for freewheeling on-air levity

Claire Byrne forged her reputation as a resolute and rigorous broadcaster a long time ago, but this week listeners learn that she can be as determined(...)

The proposed pan-EU digital certificates would show if people have been vaccinated, tested negative or recovered from Covid-19. Photograph: iStock

Irish and international members of the European Parliament have been deluged by thousands of emails organised by anti-vaccination and anti-lockdown a(...)

Deputy chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

A further 14 deaths of Covid-19 patients were reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) on Tuesday. This brings to 4,333 the total(...)

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell: Some 81 MEPs have signed a letter calling on Mr Borrell  to lose his job over the Moscow visit. Photograph: Russian foreign affairs ministry

The European Union’s top diplomat has warned Russia is on a “worrisome authoritarian route” and that the bloc will consider fresh sanctions in a harde(...)

The error has been laid at the door of European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and her officials. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/Pool/AP

Outside observers were left stunned as the EU’s attempt to fix one crisis – the control of Covid-19 vaccines – last week created another, namely an er(...)

‘We need to make sure that jobs and investment are protected,’ said Minister of State for European Affairs Thomas Byrne. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The blocking of the European Union’s €1.8 trillion budget and Covid-19 pandemic fund by Hungary and Poland has led to warnings of a crisis in the bloc(...)

Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher: ‘The primary function of Cap is to ensure food security, protect farm incomes and develop rural communities. Within the three proposals adopted today, significant progress was made on all three’

The design of the EU’s huge agricultural subsidies programme for the next seven years came a step closer on Friday as the European Parliament formed a(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen at the EU summit in Brussels on Friday. Photograph: Olivier Matthys, Pool/AP

The European Union has appealed to the British government to come to a compromise on state aid rules to break the deadlock in Brexit talks and allow t(...)

Emma De Souza with her husband, Jake. Photograph: Alan Lewis

Members of the public have donated more than £25,000 since last Friday to cover the legal bill faced by campaigner Emma DeSouza. Ms DeSouza, from Mag(...)

A €5 billion Brexit Adjustment Reserve will offer funds to countries and sectors worst-hit by the UK departure

Ireland will be “top of the list” of beneficiaries from a multi-billion euro Brexit fund announced as part of a €1.8 trillion EU Covid recovery packag(...)

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