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Executive Director’s Blog – The European Parliament – who sits where?

Executive Director’s Blog – The European Parliament – who sits where?

On 22 May 2014, elections to the European Parliament took place in Ireland, determining who would represent us there until 2019. Prior to these elections, the Lisbon Treaty laid down the following rules regarding the European Parliament: The maximum number of MEPs is 751 The minimum number of MEPs per […]

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Executive Director’s Blog – Ireland and the EU – A Timeline

Executive Director’s Blog – Ireland and the EU – A Timeline

When we think of Ireland’s relationship with the EU, it can be hard to look past the last number of years.  However, our European relationship extends back much further. In 1961, Ireland and the UK first made enquiries into joining the then European Economic Community (EEC), with our first application […]

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Executive Director’s Blog – The ‘Stage’

We have seen a lot of publicity (not all of it wholly positive and with good reason) on the issue of internships in Ireland as the worst effects of the economic crisis were felt. Undoubtedly with EU youth unemployment above 20%, young people continue to face challenges, unforeseen even 10 […]

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