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Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers has warned against triggering Article 50, the mechanism that will start Brexit. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Could it be true that some of those who led the Leave campaign so enthusiastically never really thought they would win? And the greater cause they wer(...)

The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of a European Commission anti-tax avoidance package on Wednesday, though most Irish MEPs abstained or rejected the proposal.

The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of a European Commission anti-tax avoidance package on Wednesday, though most Irish MEPs abstai(...)

Denis O’Brien:  ‘Sunday Independent’ coverage had been more negative towards him. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Independent News & Media-owned newspapers showed a different emphasis from other Irish titles when covering stories about the Moriarty tribunal re(...)

Ireland South MEP Brian Crowley: His non-attendance  due to illness meant that Ireland had one of the lowest participation rates in the European Union. Mr Crowley continues to participate in European Parliament work through his office in Cork. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

The attendance rate for Irish MEPs attending the European Parliament’s plenary sessions rose in 2015, new figures show. However, the non-attendance (...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has urged all Irish MEPs to vote for a new counterterrorism law at a key vote in the European Parliament(...)

Independent MEP Nessa Childers says the  new Passenger Name Records  directive is “a bad deal for both the liberty and the security of European citizens”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A number of Irish MEPs are set to vote against new EU legislation that will require airlines to share passenger data with national authorities, despit(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Green Party was devastated in 2011, losing all six seats in the Dáil. To compound its difficulties, its national support level fell below the cri(...)

All four Fine Gael MEPs voted against the committee proposal. Photograph: Reuters

The European Parliament has agreed to set up a successor committee to the Special Committee on Tax Rulings established in the wake of the Luxem(...)

Spanish bullfighter Rafaelillo is tossed by a bull  at La Misericordia bullring in Zaragoza, Spain. Photograph: EPA/Javier Cebollada

Three Fine Gael MEPs voted against European Parliament legislation that could cripple Spanish bullfighting, saying a ban on the sport is a matter f(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (left) embraces Catalan centre-right politician Josep Antoni Duran i Lleida, as Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy stands by, at the European Peoples Party congress in Madrid on Wednesday. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

Think Fine Gael Ardfheis , European-style. This week close to 3,000 delegates are descending on Madrid for the European People’s Party congress, a mee(...)

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