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John Hume.
Yesterday, after a long illness, John Hume, former MEP and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, passed away in a Derry nursing home at the age of 83. John Hume was a legendary figure in Irish politics and one of the architects of the Good Friday Agreement.
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The Minister of State for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne, TD, has today invited voluntary organisations, educational bodies and civil society groups to apply for funding under the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Communicating Europe Initiative.
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On Wednesday, 22 July, David McAllister MEP and Chair of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee joined a webinar organised jointly with the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA) focusing on Brexit and the challenges ahead.
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As we are heading into the summer, we are finalising our webinar series for the first half of the year. Did you miss a webinar you wanted to attend? You can watch the recording of the webinars, which are made available on our YouTube channel. Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter as well to stay informed on our upcoming online events starting in the autumn.
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Together with the IIEA, the European Parliament Office in Ireland is delighted to invite you to our webinar on 'The State of Play in the EU-UK Negotiations-The European Parliament Perspective' with key speaker David McAllister, MEP, Chair of the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs.  The webinar will be held on Wednesday, 22 July from 3:00pm-4:00 pm.  Prior registration essential.
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In partnership with, we will host a discussion on Friday 3 July on the topic 'How COVID-19 brought disinformation to Ireland'.   The discussion, which will be followed by a Q+A, will start at 1pm and last approximately 90 minutes. On our panel will be Billy Kelleher MEP, Christine Bohan, FactCheck project and Nicola Aitken from FullFact. Prior registration essential.
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European Parliament Calendar

Parliament's calendar is colour coded to indicate activities of a particular week - plenary sittings in Strasbourg, plenary sittings in Brussels; meetings of committees and interparliamentary delegations; political group meetings and weeks where MEPs concentrate exclusively on constituency work. View Parliament's calendars here.


Citizens' App

Keep up to date with what the EU has done, is doing and plans to do by downloading the Citizens App.  Find out about local and national initiatives on 20 different themes.  Access multmedia content such as videos, podcasts, slideshows and more.  Available via AppleAppsStore and Google Playstore.



What Europe does for me

What Europe does for me is a website launched by the European Parliament in the run-up to the European elections 2019.   This multi-lingual interactive website gives lots of examples of the positive impact that the EU makes to citizens' everyday lives.  Find out what Europe has done in your town, city or region or get more detailed background papers on EU policy.



Newshub is an online tool relaying live all items published by MEPs, political groups, the President and the institution on their communication channels: websites, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc.


European Parliament Think Tank

The Think Tank will systematically search Parliament studies, library briefings, impact assessment and European added value papers, STOA and economic dialogue documentation, surveys on public opinion and EU fact sheets and provide you with solid background information in a policy field.



The European Parliament's Multimedia Centre is a single platform for parliament's audiovisual material.  You can watch, download, or share audiovisual media of parliamentary activities  - news footage, videos, images, audio sound bites and live streaming of parliamentary sessions and committee meetings.