Archive for June, 2010

Civil rights activist compares abortion to racism (24th June, 2010)

Gay Mitchell MEP, Dr Alveda King, and Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny TD in front of the Dáil

A renowned US human rights activist has told an Irish audience that “unborn children are the blacks of yesterday”. (more…)


June 24, 2010 at 8:02 pm 1 comment

Ireland seeks EU millions to retrain builders (24th June, 2010)

Three Irish MEPs were behind this week’s hefty government request for €40 million in EU funding to retrain unemployed construction workers. (more…)

June 24, 2010 at 6:28 pm Leave a comment

Europe sees sense on rat poison ban (24th June, 2010)

Fears of a doomsday-like explosion of the rodent population have been averted after MEPs in Brussels agreed to water down a draft ban on rat poison. (more…)

June 24, 2010 at 5:28 pm Leave a comment

Sports chiefs give thumbs up to EU “blue flag” plan (24th June, 2010)

IRFU spokesperson Kevin Potts; GAA Director of Games Pat Daly; Philippe Brunet, Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Vassiliou; Liam Aylward, MEP Irish Sports council spokesperson John Byrne; FAI spokesperson Richard Fahy in Brussels this week

Sporting clubs that comply with best practice standards and follow a recognised code of conduct could be awarded an EU “blue flag” under a scheme proposed by Irish sports representatives this week. (more…)

June 24, 2010 at 4:45 pm Leave a comment

Call for trade ban on tools of toture (17th June, 2010)

Torture tools such as spiked batons, metal thumb-cuffs and any body-worn electric shock weapons should not be traded in any EU country, MEPs said this week. (more…)

June 17, 2010 at 4:12 pm Leave a comment

No EU funds for missing children’s hotline (17th June, 2010)

Brussels is “unlikely” to fund a missing children’s phone-line in Ireland, Irish MEPs were told this week. (more…)

June 17, 2010 at 3:01 pm Leave a comment

Brussels bows to food industry in beefing up labels (17th June, 2010)

MEPs have buckled under intensive lobbying from the food industry to reject plans for a “traffic light” system of colour-coding products according to their fat, sugar and salt content. (more…)

June 17, 2010 at 1:30 pm Leave a comment

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