Autumn 2017 Economic Forecast: Continued Growth In A Changing Policy Context

According to its Autumn Forecast, the European Commission expects growth to continue in both the euro area and in the EU at 2.1% in 2018 and at 1.9% in 2019 (Spring Forecast: 2018: 1.8% in the euro area, 1.9% in the EU). For Ireland, GDP growth is projected to remain robust over the forecast horizon but the […]

Interests Of Irish Farmers At Risk In Brexit Negotiations – Former EEC Campaigner Claims

Farmers, fishermen, food producers and exporters generally should pressure Government to open direct negotiations with Britain to agree post-Brexit arrangements that would be exclusively in the interests of our two countries and not leave matters to EU negotiators whose awareness of our special needs may not be as good as it should be. The suggestion […]

Young farmer exchange programme China/EU

Irish young famers will soon have the chance to visit China on study trips, while young Chinese farmers and agriculture professionals can visit Ireland and other EU countries. The project will be jointly funded by the EU and the Chinese authorities. The project was jointly announced today by Commissioner Phil Hogan and Han Changfu, Minister […]

IFA Reiterates Call For A Full Ban On Brazilian Meat

IFA President Joe Healy has reiterated his call for a full ban on Brazilian meat imports into the EU, saying the move by the EU Commission to halt only those companies implicated in the investigation is not enough.   Joe Healy said it is not credible for the EU’s policy on equivalence of standards if […]

Hogan Must Suspend Brazilian Beef And Poultry Imports Immediately – Carthy

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has called for a suspension of all beef and poultry imports from Brazil and the immediate cessation of trade talks between the EU and Mercosur countries following recent shocking revelations. Matt Carthy said: “The European Commission must cease using the agricultural sector as a bargaining chip in trade negotiations. “Revelations […]

Ireland Will Leave Itself Open To €Multi Million Claims Says Harkin

It was horrifying that the government had provisionally signed up to the EU Canadian (CETA) trade deal without Dail debate, and approval.  One of the consequences of this is that it would leave Ireland open to €multi million claims from foreign investors in special courts that were not answerable to national or EU courts.   […]

Revenue Offers Some Timely Advice To Shoppers

In the busy run up to Christmas, Revenue is advising shoppers to be wary. Some deals really are just too good to be true, and what looks like an attractive offer can ultimately be an expensive or even a dangerous, mistake. The important things to remember are: Online Shopping has Tax and Duty Implications Whether […]

Tipperary Towns Urged To Improve Collection And Treatment Of Waste Water

Waste water: Commission urges IRELAND to improve the collection and treatment of waste water The European Commission is calling on Ireland to ensure that urban waste water is adequately treated in 38 agglomerations around the country. Under EU law (Council Directive 91/271/EEC), towns and cities are required to collect and treat their urban waste water, […]

Dáil Must Be Recalled To Debate Apple Tax Ruling – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on Taoiseach Enda Kenny to immediately recall the Dáil from its summer recess in order to debate the European Commission ruling on Apple’s tax liability to the Irish State. Deputy McGrath was speaking as the issue looks set to create a severe crisis within the political establishment following the […]

Government Has To Focus On Implications Of Brexit For Irish Farming

IFA President Joe Healy, while expressing disappointment at the outcome of the UK referendum, has emphasised the need for the Irish Government to immediately take decisive steps to allay the concerns in farming and the agri-food sector about the implications of this vote.  He said, “The outcome of the UK vote has major implications for Irish agriculture and […]

Next Page »