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Executive Director’s Blog –  The European Commission

Executive Director’s Blog – The European Commission

The European Commission is one of the main institutions of the European Union (EU) and acts as its ‘executive arm’.  What this means is that essentially the Commission oversees the initiation of EU legislation, enforces European Union law and sets objectives and priorities for actions outlined yearly in the Commission’s […]

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Executive Director’s Blog – Irish Women and the EU

Executive Director’s Blog – Irish Women and the EU

Earlier this month International Women’s Day was celebrated, on 8 March.  So now is a good time to look at what Europe has done for Irish women and also to ask what Irish women have done for Europe?  Quite a lot, as it turns out and many Irish women have […]

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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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