11 of Ireland’s 13 MEPs take seats in new European Parliament

11 of Ireland’s 13 recently elected MEPs are taking their seats in the new European Parliament today.

Ireland South’s Deirdre Clune and Barry Andrews of the Dublin constituency will only take their seats if and when the UK leaves the EU.

Separately, EU leaders are reconvening in Brussels today to fill the bloc’s top jobs, including European Commission President.

They are split on who should take over the role from Jean Claude Juncker.