Archive for June, 2011

Smoking illnesses accounts for half of patients at St James’ hospital

The high rate of smoking-related diseases of patients presenting at one of Ireland’s largest hospitals, St James’ in Dublin, was raised this week at a briefing on lung cancer in Brussels. (more…)


June 30, 2011 at 7:26 pm Leave a comment

Irish farmers disappointed with proposed EU farm budget

The European Commission’s long-awaited proposed farming budget for the years 2014 to 2020 has been published to a “cautious reaction” from Irish farmers, MEPs and government spokespeople, probably because the full implications of this complex document will take months to calculate. (more…)

June 30, 2011 at 4:48 pm Leave a comment

EU rules needed to stop ‘legal highs’

A special hearing of EU policy makers, MEPs and scientists in Brussels has recommended new EU-wide regulations to prohibit the sale and supply of psychoactive substances in all member states. (more…)

June 30, 2011 at 3:06 pm Leave a comment

Northside student fingers first prize with fishy scoop

A media student from DCU has been awarded first prize in a national competition on EU journalism. Niamh Griffin (36) from Smithfield won gold in this year’s EU Communication Challenge for her investigative news story “Know What’s in Your Fish Fingers”. (more…)

June 30, 2011 at 10:19 am Leave a comment

Childers continues her father’s work on epilepsy

Ireland East MEP Nessa Childers is carrying on a commitment made by her late father by supporting an EU campaign to improve treatment for people who suffer from epilepsy. (more…)

June 29, 2011 at 5:48 pm Leave a comment

Member states consider joining EU transparency register

The Council of Ministers, which represents the interests of the EU’s 27 member states, has said it will consider a proposal to sign up to a new online transparency register for lobbyists seeking to influence European policy making. (more…)

June 28, 2011 at 7:51 pm Leave a comment

Online shopping made simple under new EU rules

Consumers and businesses that sell online are both expected to benefit from new EU rules approved by MEPs governing internet shopping. (more…)

June 28, 2011 at 6:11 pm Leave a comment

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