The press team
The Press Office responds directly to a wide range of press and media enquiries on EU issues. In addition, it actively promotes media coverage of the EU by initiating regular contacts with the media and publishing press releases on current EU topics of interest to an Irish audience. It also organises information and communication events and represents the Commission at press conferences in Ireland.
The Press Office also manages the Representation's website as well as its Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages.
Head of Press: Grace Bolton
Press Officer: Peter Petrov
Web Editor and Assistant to Head of Press: Grainne Galvin
Information and Communication Assistant: Gabriele Lorenzo
EC Radio Ireland
EC Radio Ireland is a free news service for Irish radio journalists, delivering high-quality downloadable audio packages of stories from Europe which affect people living in Ireland. The service is funded by the European Commission Representation in Ireland.
A lead-in script together with a story synopsis are available for download for each story. With the exception of the main holiday periods, three new stories are published every week.
European Commission spokesperson's service
The spokesperson's service (SPP) operates under the political authority of the President of the Commission and in cooperation with national representations of the European Commission. It is responsible for issuing press releases, organising press conferences and dealing with press queries. The spokespersons are responsible for specific Commission policy areas.
Media Accreditation - Journalists, photographers and TV crews need accreditation to enter the European Commission, Parliament and Council press zones.
EU-wide press resources
The European Commission's audiovisual service provides a range of free services and materials to journalists including:
- Europe by Satellite (EbS) is the European Union's TV information service. It provides EU-related audiovisual material via satellite to media professionals. The programming consists of a mix of live events, news items, stockshots on EU policies and issues.
- Video news, stock shots and clips
- Photo coverage and images
- Copyright rules for use of EU materials
European Parliament Press Office in Dublin - The European Parliament's Office in Dublin can organise interviews with MEPs, and provides information on European Parliament decisions.