Archive for September, 2010

EU law on internet downloading would criminalise Irish teens

An Irish MEP warned this week that eight out of ten young people would be breaking the law if the EU introduces planned legislation on internet piracy. (more…)

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September 30, 2010 at 11:24 pm Leave a comment

Dublin MEP wins development award

Fine Gael MEP Gay Mitchell is among 14 MEPs who have been recognised for outstanding work in their field at a Parliament Magazine awards ceremony in Brussels this week. (more…)

September 30, 2010 at 10:51 pm Leave a comment

Emergency EU fund is the solution, says Irish MEP

Irish MEP Proinsias De Rossa has urged the government to admit that it needs outside help and begin the process of accessing the EU’s emergency fund. (more…)

September 30, 2010 at 1:38 pm Leave a comment

Slugs, snails and puppy dogs’ tails – EU makes pesticides safer

Pest control in the home is set to become more environmentally-friendly after MEPs voted this week to update laws on domestic pesticides. (more…)

September 30, 2010 at 12:07 pm Leave a comment

Passenger lists to be published within hours of plane crash

EU airlines will be obliged to produce a passenger list within two hours of a plane crash, under new laws approved by the European Parliament. (more…)

September 28, 2010 at 4:20 pm Leave a comment

New website helps lobby groups connect with Europe

A new resource to help Irish community organisations, charities and interest groups negotiate the EU has been launched this week in Dublin. (more…)

September 16, 2010 at 12:23 pm 1 comment

Flood repair funding – better late than never

An EU proposal to release €13 million to fund repairs to damage caused by last year’s flooding in Ireland is awaiting approval by the European Parliament and member states. (more…)

September 16, 2010 at 11:23 am Leave a comment

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