Deirdre Clune

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 European Parliament: Due to Brexit, the seat allocation to Ireland rises from 11 to 13. Photograph: Vincent Kessler

A combination of a couple of extra seats up for grabs, a clatter of retirements, including those of two strong vote-getters, and a glut of ex-min(...)

Political sources have previously said Mr Hogan could change brief if he remains at the Commission. File photograph: Alan Betson

European Commissioner Phil Hogan has publicly indicated for the first time that he is open to serving a second five-year term in Brussels. Mr Hogan,(...)

Just over 10 years ago, making a four-minute call to Ireland while on a Paris trip would have cost as much as € 5. File photograph: PA

The abolition of roaming charges across the EU last year led to a dramatic and immediate increase in phone usage among Europeans who were travelling o(...)

Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune said in total 8,000 European local authorities will be able to benefit from the scheme between now and 2020. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Local authorities which will receive funding for free wifi hotspots in public spaces have been named by the European Commission. The EU is making €1(...)

With the voucher, the local authority will be able to set up  WiFi hotspots in public spaces. File photograph: Bloomberg

Funding has been secured to introduce free Wifi hotspots to public spaces across the country. The EU is making €120 million available for European l(...)

Lord Mayor Mick Finn suggested people should try and imagine what life was like for the generation of young Cork people who went to fight in battle.

Commemorating those who fell in the first World War will help Ireland and the world learn lessons on how to avoid such carnage and the futility of ano(...)

The Green Party’s Catherine Martin made quiet history on Thursday by becoming the first woman TD to speak in the House of Commons

Over on the mainland (Europe), EU leaders are growing sick, sore and tired of the Brexit talks process. When will it all end? Martyn Selmayr, controve(...)

Almost 85 per cent of Irish people are happy or fairly happy with their work life balance, according to a Eurobarometer study. File photograph: iStock

Irish people appear to be happier with their work/life balance than the typical EU worker although women are slightly less satisfied than men, a new E(...)

Trains arriving at Gare de l’Est railway station in Paris. File photograph: Reuters

Irish teenagers will have the opportunity to apply for a further round of free European Inter Rail tickets next month. The European Commission has s(...)

Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan at the count centre for the local and European elections. File photograph: Keith Heneghan

Significant changes in Ireland’s representation in the European Parliament are likely at next year’s elections as boundary changes, retirements and el(...)

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