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Clare Daly has defended hiring the son of her political colleague Mick Wallace as a European Parliament assistant. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The practice of MEPs hiring members of their immediate family as staff was banned in 2009 and phased out finally in 2014. There is no rule, nor woul(...)

Newly elected MEP Clare Daly has hired the son of her political colleague Mick Wallace as her European Parliament assistant. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Newly elected Dublin MEP Clare Daly has defended hiring the son of her political colleague, Ireland South MEP Mick Wallace as one of her three Europea(...)

‘Swap a hurl for a cricket bat, the word “Brussels” for “Dublin”, and Boris Johnson would be right at home in a back bar in south Kerry, waging a derisory finger at “them up in Dublin” with one hand and knocking back a pint with the other.’ Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

“I’ve seen it over the years, the more intellectual they are, the more work they don’t want to do.” It reads like a Brexit rallying-cry, like when Mi(...)

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(...)

  Mick Wallace: elected to the European Parliament last month. Photograph: Eric Luke

A bank’s bid to repossess the Dublin residence of MEP Mick Wallace has been adjourned by a judge for three months. Mr Wallace was not in the Circuit (...)

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy speaks at the first meeting of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday.

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy was the only Irish MEP to speak at the first meeting of the new European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday, as he raised t(...)

 Brexit Party MEPs turn their backs during the European anthem ahead of the inaugural session at the European Parliament. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

Nigel Farage and his Brexit Party MEPs turned their backs during the playing of the European anthem at a ceremony to mark the opening of the European (...)

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 (...)

Independent TD Mick Wallace was a director of Wallace Calcio until resigning from the position in March 2016. Photograph: Eric Luke

A chain of Italian-style wine bars and restaurants co-owned by Wexford TD Mick Wallace made a profit of almost €83,000 last year, more than doubling i(...)

Goodbody Stockbrokers’ chief economist said he expected 21,000 houses to be completed this year, down from an earlier forecast of 22,000. Photograph: Alan Betson

Vacant development sites should be taxed more aggressively and loopholes being used by landowners closed to cut the cost of building homes and spur su(...)

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