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School students in Athens take part in a demonstration to raise awareness about climate change. Photograph: Getty Images

Friday’s elections for the European Parliament are all about survival. Not the Darwinian struggle for the survival of the fittest politician but the s(...)

Speaking at the announcement of his candidacy in the European elections, Ciarán Cuffe said: “I want Dublin to be known for its walkability, bikeability and liveability.”

Green Party candidate in the upcoming European elections Cllr Ciarán Cuffe has said he is confident of securing a seat in the Dublin constituency desp(...)

 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(...)

 Gary Gannon:  “very excited” about challenging for a European Parliament seat.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Social Democrats councillor Gary Gannon has said he intends to seek a nomination from his party to run in Dublin in May’s European elections. Speaki(...)

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(...)

Former Fianna Fáil minister of state Conor Lenihan has confirmed he is talking to the party about running in the Dublin constituency in the next European elections. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times.

Former Fianna Fáil minister of state Conor Lenihan has said he is talking to the party about running in the Dublin constituency in the next European e(...)

Maha Al-Adheem studied medicine in Basra, Iraq

The three-year-old boy, Omar Omran, stabbed to death in an apartment in south Dublin on Monday was of Iraqi origin but had lived all of his short life(...)

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker speaks in the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, France. Photograph: EBS via AP

Jean-Claude Juncker blew a gasket in the European Parliament on Tuesday when hardly any MEPs turned up for a session reviewing Malta’s EU presidency. (...)

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau: cancelled  visit to Brussels after intra-governmental talks in Belgium on the EU-Canada trade deal ended without agreement  on Wednesday. Photograph: iStock

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has cancelled his visit to Brussels after intra-governmental talks in Belgium on the EU-Canada trade deal ended(...)

Belgian foreign minister Didier Reynders arriving at an emergency meeting on Ceta in Brussels. Photograph: AFP Photo/Emmanuel Dunand

Belgian politicians failed to break their deadlock over the troubled EU-Canada trade deal agreement Wednesday night, but agreed to resume talks today(...)

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