Archive for December, 2008

*** Happy Christmas everyone ***

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December 18, 2008 at 6:28 pm Leave a comment

Climate change report ‘greatest ever achievement’ by an Irish MEP (18/12/08)

avril-doyle-mepThe contribution made by Ireland to major new EU legislation on climate change is being hailed as the most important work ever done by an Irish MEP. (more…)

December 18, 2008 at 6:27 pm Leave a comment

MEPs ask ministers to limit working week (18/12/08)

Consensus reached at the European Parliament this week on the long-running dispute over working hours comes as welcome news for workers and trade unions across the EU. (more…)

December 18, 2008 at 6:23 pm Leave a comment

Shoppers warned to look for safety mark on toys (18/12/08)

Irish consumers are being advised to check there’s a clearly labelled CE mark on the packet when buying toys this Christmas. Irish MEP Eoin Ryan told shoppers, (more…)

December 18, 2008 at 6:22 pm Leave a comment

Northwest health staff discuss nursing cuts in Brussels (17/12/08)

Healthcare professionals from the North West were facilitated by Marian Harkin MEP to attend the launch of a European Commission consultation process. ‘A Health Workforce for Europe’, in Brussels this week. Pictured at Dublin Airport prior to departure were: Michael Shannon, HSE and formerly Director of Nursing Sligo General; Anne Gallen, Nursing & Planning Unit, HSE Ballyshannon; Marian Harkin MEP; Edel McSharry, St. Angela’s College Lough Gill and Geraldine Murray, Head of Nursing & Health Sciences, GMIT Castlebar.


The reduction in undergraduate nurse education places in hospitals across the Northwest is set to cause severe problems for people’s health prospects in the region and goes ‘directly against EU health policy’, according to participants at an open forum on health workers in Brussels this week. (more…)

December 17, 2008 at 12:13 pm Leave a comment

Long live the pint – EU preserves imperial measurements (16/12/08)

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It’s not always that decisions made at the European Parliament are greeted by a celebratory drink – but MEPs in Strasbourg this week certainly deserved a festive tipple after they agreed to extend the use of the pint measure indefinitely. (more…)

December 16, 2008 at 6:37 pm Leave a comment

Scariff students see off competition in Public Speaking contest (16/12/08)

Cassie Comerford, Aideen McNamara, Sean Ó Neachtain MEP, Caimin Condron.

Cassie Comerford, Aideen McNamara, Sean Ó Neachtain MEP, Caimin Condron.

Three transition year students from Scariff Community College in County Clare have beaten off competition from schools in Galway, Sligo, Roscommon and Donegal in the regional heats of a public speaking contest staged by the National Forum on Europe. (more…)

December 16, 2008 at 6:32 pm Leave a comment

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