Ursula von der Leyen reacts after the European Parliament voted in favour of her as the new European Commission president. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

Newly-elected European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen would back a further Brexit extension beyond October 31st, she told MEPs in Strasbour(...)

Independents 4 Change candidate Mick Wallace at the European Parliamentary election Ireland South count centre in Nemo Rangers GAA Club in Cork. Phototgraph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Independent Wexford TD Mick Wallace became emotional in his last address to the Dáil before he starts his new political role next week as an MEP. He (...)

There are about 100,000 microbeads in a facewash product.

Ireland will be the first EU country to ban plastic microbeads in household and industrial cleaners under new legislation introduced in the Dáil. Min(...)

US senator John Kerry will deliver the keynote address at the Our Ocean Wealth Summit in Cork on Monday. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Ireland and other countries across the world are failing to play their part in adequately preventing the destruction of oceans, which is contributing (...)

Fianna Fáil’s  Barry Andrews speaking to media during the European count in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Collins

The fourth MEP elected in Dublin, and the fifth in the Ireland South constituency, will have no formal or informal position, no salary, expenses or fa(...)

Counting at the Ireland South European elections count centre at Nemo Rangers GAA Club in Co Cork. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA

A full recount is due to get under way in the constituency of Ireland South next Tuesday which will cost more than a €1 million and last up to 28 days(...)

Fine Gael MEP candidate Sean Kelly has been elected and Independents4Change candidate Mick Wallace is almost certainly home. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Good morning. It’s been a long week. Actually, it’s been a long few weeks. But we’re nearly there. Last night, the count was completed in the Midland(...)

Fine Gael is set to be the largest Irish party in the European Parliament, with an expected five MEPs out of a total of 13. Fine Gael won two seats i(...)

Candidate for Independents 4 Change in Ireland South Mick Wallace, talks to count staff at the Ireland South count centre at Nemo Rangers GAA Club in Co Cork. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada sought a recount of votes in the Ireland South constituency on Wednesday night as she faced losing her European Parliamen(...)

 European election candidates Clare Daly (left) and Barry Andrews are contesting the final seats in Dublin. Whoever finishes fourth will have to wait to take up their seat. Photograph: Collins

The count in the Dublin European constituency was suspended last night due to a row over the distribution of votes. We explain what happened and why i(...)

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