Archive for September, 2008

Home are the heroes – first Irish troops back from Chad (25/9/08)

Homeward bound Irish troops board the plane in Chad

Homeward bound Irish troops board the plane in Chad

The first consignment of Irish peacekeeping troops to have served a four-month tour of duty in Chad have returned to a heroes’ welcome after what was described as ‘the toughest mission since the Congo’. (more…)

September 25, 2008 at 5:14 pm 2 comments

Only four out of ten will vote in vote in European elections (25/9/08)

New figures show that less than 40 per cent of Irish people say they will ‘definitely’ vote in next year’s European elections. (more…)

September 25, 2008 at 12:56 pm Leave a comment

EU will decide if fluoride in drinking water is bad for you (25/9/08)

The EU has been asked to deliver a verdict on whether the Irish policy of water fluoridation is safe. (more…)

September 25, 2008 at 12:30 pm 3 comments

Decision to lift Belarus travel ban imminent (24/9/08)

Ireland South MEP Colm Burke says a bi-lateral agreement to allow children from Belarus to continue travelling to Ireland is in the final stages of negotiation, and should be finalised within the next few weeks. (more…)

September 24, 2008 at 4:50 pm Leave a comment

De Rossa calls for ‘casino capitalist’ McCreevy to resign (24/9/08)

Dublin Labour MEP Proinsias De Rossa has lashed out at his EU colleague Charlie McCreevy and urged him to stand down as European Internal Markets Commissioner. (more…)

September 24, 2008 at 2:31 pm Leave a comment

New rules will make animal slaughtering more humane (18/9/08)

The European Commission has approved a raft of measures to improve conditions for animals at the time of slaughter. (more…)

September 18, 2008 at 5:08 pm Leave a comment

Pressure grows to exempt farmers from EU soil regulations (18/9/09)

MEPs have backed calls by Leinster farmers for the government to show some flexibility on EU soil regulations following the record rainfall this summer. (more…)

September 18, 2008 at 4:38 pm Leave a comment

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