Archive for March, 2010

Gormley to be grilled over plans for Lusk super dump (31st March, 2010)

The European Commission is to write to Environment Minister John Gormley asking him to put an immediate stop to plans for a 140 acre landfill in north County Dublin. (more…)


March 31, 2010 at 12:49 pm Leave a comment

EU makes fresh attempt to reform working time (29th March, 2010)

The detrimental effects of long working hours are under the EU spotlight this week after renewed efforts got underway in Brussels to reform the controversial Working Time Directive. (more…)

March 29, 2010 at 10:22 pm Leave a comment

Thumbs up for wonky fruit and veg (29th March, 2010)

Irish MEPs have helped to quash an attempt to reintroduce an EU ban on misshapen fruit and vegetables. (more…)

March 29, 2010 at 5:15 pm Leave a comment

Louth pupils scoop top prize for EU video (25th March, 2010)

St Mary's Dioecesan pupils

25 students from St Mary’s Diocesan School in Drogheda are off to Strasbourg to visit the European Parliament after they came first in a nationwide schools video competition. (more…)

March 25, 2010 at 2:19 pm Leave a comment

Ireland will veto any change to corporation tax rate (25th March, 2010)

The government will block any EU proposals to increase Ireland’s 12.5 per cent corporation rate, an Irish MEP said this week. (more…)

March 25, 2010 at 2:16 pm Leave a comment

Fresh hope for hundreds waiting on organ donation (24th March, 2010)

An EU law on organ donation due to be passed by the European Parliament next month comes as good news for over 650 Irish people on donor waiting lists. (more…)

March 24, 2010 at 1:52 pm Leave a comment

Munster MEP cuts his teeth with report on peace fund (16th March, 2010)

Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly has been charged with drafting a report on the International Fund for Ireland (IFI), which provides funding for peace and reconciliation projects north and south of the border. (more…)

March 16, 2010 at 4:56 pm Leave a comment

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