Archive for February, 2009

Western Rail Corridor ‘essential’ says EU Transport Committee (26/2/09)

The head of the EU’s Transport and Tourism Committee has described the Western Rail Corridor as ‘an essential project for the west of Ireland’. (more…)

February 26, 2009 at 7:03 pm Leave a comment

Major reform on the way for MEP pay and allowances (26/2/09)

Ireland’s thirteen MEPs have backed comprehensive pay reforms due to come into force this summer. (more…)

February 26, 2009 at 7:01 pm Leave a comment

Dublin MEP spearheads anti-corruption drive (26/2/09)

An EU-wide petition calling for legislation to combat corruption has been launched in Brussels by a cross-party group of MEPs this week. (more…)

February 26, 2009 at 5:01 pm Leave a comment

Quarter of a million available to promote the EU (26/2/09)

Grants totalling almost €250,000 are still available for voluntary groups and educational bodies interested in raising awareness of Ireland’s EU membership. (more…)

February 26, 2009 at 4:56 pm Leave a comment

Lowering VAT would boost economy, says EU report (24/2/09)

Reducing VAT to five per cent would help promote jobs and combat the black economy, according to a new report out in Brussels. (more…)

February 24, 2009 at 6:40 pm Leave a comment

Agricultural graduates discuss farming post 2013 in Brussels (19/2/09)

The future for Irish farmers when the Common Agricultural Policy comes up for renewal in 2013 was the hot topic this week when a group of Irish agricultural graduates met with key EU politicians in Brussels. (more…)

February 19, 2009 at 5:50 pm Leave a comment

Lighten up! MEP calls for longer summer time (19/2/09)

Extending summer time by one month could save enough electricity to power hundreds of thousands of homes a year, the European Parliament was told today. (more…)

February 19, 2009 at 4:24 pm Leave a comment

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