Archive for April, 2010

Stranorlar students speak out in Strasbourg (30th April, 2010)

Transition year students from St Columba's School, Stranorlar before their trip to Strasbourg this week. The St Columba's College students participating in the Euroscola programme are: Paul Duncan, Kevin Bernie, David Ward, Shane Callaghan, Matthew Sweeney, Caolán Quinn, Paul Armstrong, Gareth Reynolds, Shane Mc Ginty, Thomas Bowden Mc Inulty, Denise Mc Granaghan, Niamh Phelan, Siobhán Mc Brearty, Niamh Morris (pictured left to right in back row of above photo) and Patrick Hynes Foy, Liam Gallagher, Ronan Mc Bride, Sinéad Martin, Michaela Lafferty, Catherine Foy, Kiera Cronnolly, Ashley Pye, Gemma Dullaghan (pictured left to right in front row of above photo).

A group of students from St Columba’s College in Stranorlar did Donegal proud this week when they took part in an international programme at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. (more…)

April 30, 2010 at 12:28 pm Leave a comment

Softening of Irish stance on nuclear energy (29th April, 2010)

Ireland’s attitude towards nuclear energy is slowly shifting, although most people still do not feel well-informed on the issue, a new poll has revealed. (more…)

April 29, 2010 at 5:16 pm 2 comments

MEPs call time for self-employed lorry drivers (29th April, 2010)

Self-employed hauliers in Ireland may have to abide by the same rules on working time as lorry drivers employed by a company, following a vote in the European Parliament this week. (more…)

April 29, 2010 at 4:05 pm Leave a comment

EU to revisit restrictions on vitamin pills (27th April, 2010)

The European Commission is to reconsider legislation on food supplements, on foot of three petitions presented by Irish people in Brussels this week. (more…)

April 27, 2010 at 2:09 pm Leave a comment

EU accused of ignoring biggest ever petition on disability (26th April, 2010)

The largest ever petition brought to the EU was ‘shamefully neglected’ by the European Commission, a former Irish MEP said this week. (more…)

April 27, 2010 at 1:09 pm Leave a comment

Prize-winning Dublin students jet off to Strasbourg (22nd April, 2010)

After a week of wondering whether or not they would be able to travel, six Dublin secondary school pupils flew to Strasbourg in France last Wednesday to represent Ireland at the European Parliament. (more…)

April 22, 2010 at 4:22 pm Leave a comment

Flight disruption highlights ‘travelling circus’ to Strasbourg (22nd April, 2010)

The European Parliament’s monthly move from Brussels to Strasbourg has again come under fire from MEPs whose travel plans were frustrated by the Icelandic ash cloud. (more…)

April 22, 2010 at 1:47 pm Leave a comment

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