Archive for November, 2008

Pressure grows for unspent CAP funds to go to sheep sector (27/11/08)

Minister for Agriculture Brendan Smith is coming under increasing pressure to channel €23 million euro of unused CAP funds into the troubled Irish sheep sector. (more…)

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November 27, 2008 at 9:43 pm Leave a comment

Former GAA chief has sporting chance in 2009 Euro elections (27/11/08)

Former GAA President Sean Kelly, who has announced his intention to contest the Euro 2009 elections

Former GAA President Sean Kelly, who has announced his intention to contest the Euro 2009 elections

Fine Gael must decide whether it will field one or two candidates in the Ireland South constituency, following the decision by former GAA president Sean Kelly to enter the race for next year’s European elections. (more…)

November 27, 2008 at 7:21 pm Leave a comment

EU plans to slash salt in Irish diet (27/11/08)

The government has signed up to an EU plan to cut salt consumption by 16 per cent over the next four years. (more…)

November 27, 2008 at 5:50 pm Leave a comment

Public advice sought on how to handle large-scale consumer complaints (27/11/08)

The Irish public is being asked to comment on plans for a system of collective redress for consumers affected by unlawful commercial activities. (more…)

November 27, 2008 at 5:03 pm Leave a comment

Irish MEP travels to Scotland to quash racist ‘Famine Song’ (27/11/08)

Rangers fans singing the controversial Famine Song at an SPL match
Rangers fans singing the controversial Famine Song at an SPL match

Irish Celtic fans have welcomed efforts by Dublin MEP Eoin Ryan to combat a recent upsurge of racist chanting at Scottish Premier League matches. (more…)

November 27, 2008 at 4:49 pm Leave a comment

Fame at last for the humble Waterford ‘blaa’ (21/11/08)

Esther Barron, Barron’s Bakery, Cappoquinn; Peter Sutton, Harney’s Bakery, Kilmacow; Michael Walsh, M&D Bakery, Waterford City, and Brian Hickey, Hickey’s Bakery, Waterford City

Waterford Blaa Bakers at the 2008 Taste Festivals/Euro-toques Food Awards from left to right: Esther Barron, Barron’s Bakery, Cappoquinn; Peter Sutton, Harney’s Bakery, Kilmacow; Michael Walsh, M&D Bakery, Waterford City, and Brian Hickey, Hickey’s Bakery, Waterford City

Waterford’s favourite bread roll, the blaa, (also spelt ‘blah’ or ‘bla’) has finally achieved fame beyond county boundaries after it stole the show at a food awards ceremony in Dublin. (more…)

November 21, 2008 at 2:32 pm Leave a comment

The plight of the bumblebee (20/11/08)

To bee or not to bee...the work of the busy bee is under threat

To bee or not to bee...the work of the busy bee is under threat

Irish MEPs have called for regulation of the bee industry to protect certain species of the insect from becoming extinct. (more…)

November 20, 2008 at 6:30 pm Leave a comment

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