Action Needed To Tackle Lyme Disease – Mairead McGuinness MEP

Mairead McGuinness MEP and First Vice-President of the European Parliament has welcomed the focus on Lyme disease and the very broad support among MEP that more need to be done to raise awareness, diagnosis and treatment, following a parliamentary vote in Strasbourg this week (Thursday). “Regrettably, knowledge about Lyme Disease is limited to those immediately […]

Seán Kelly secures EU support for proposals on new €650 billion fund

Seán Kelly MEP has secured the backing of the EU Parliament’s Industry Committee for the Invest EU Programme, on which the Ireland-South MEP is lead negotiator for the EPP Group. The new fund is expected to trigger more than €650 billion in additional investment across the EU over a seven-year period.   “The Industry Committee […]

The European Parliament launch, major grassroots election campaign, ‘This Time I’m Voting’

The campaign aims to demystify European elections and to energise young citizens in particular to vote The European Parliament has launched ‘This Time I’m Voting’, a campaign designed to motivate citizens to vote in the European elections next May, and to encourage their friends and family to do likewise. The platform thistimeimvoting.eu is now available in 24 […]

European Commission recommends to the European Council (Article 50) to find that decisive progress has been made in Brexit negotiations

The negotiators of the European Commission and the United Kingdom have today reached a deal on the terms of the Article 50 Withdrawal Agreement. All aspects of the Withdrawal Agreement have now been finalised and agreed at negotiator level. This agreement marks a decisive moment in the negotiations. The European Commission therefore recommended to the […]

Bord na Mona Workers Could Be In Line For EU Fund – Harkin

Workers to be made redundant in Bord na Mona could avail of assistance under the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF).  This was stated by Independent MEP Marian Harkin who was the chief negotiator for the European Parliament for the setting up of the current EGF. She said: “The priority right now is to concentrate on the workers […]

European Parliament Vote On CAP Cannot Be Ignored – Healy

IFA President Joe Healy said the vote in the European Parliament this week on the EU Budget shows there is strong momentum to reverse the cuts proposed by the Commission.   Joe Healy said IFA would be continuing its campaign to deliver a CAP Budget that supports farmers.   “Our members have been busy lobbying […]

MEPs vote to ban single use plastics

The European Parliament has voted through legislation to ban single use plastics like cotton buds, stirrers, plastic plates and cutlery, Mairead McGuinness MEP and Vice-President of the European Parliament has confirmed. “The new law is aimed at reducing waste from single-use plastic products, which is polluting oceans and clogging landfills. Our oceans are swimming in plastic […]

MEP Kelly calls for support under EU fund for laid off peat workers

MEP for Ireland South and leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament, Sean Kelly, has reiterated his call on the Government to ensure that money raised from the auctioning of carbon allowances under the EU’s emissions trading scheme is allocated to supporting the workers and areas set to be impacted by the transition away […]

Public opinion survey shows that EU is more appreciated than ever post-Brexit

The latest EU public opinion survey, conducted in September 2018, reveals a clear and growing appreciation for EU membership in Ireland. However, the appreciation is in stark contrast to an underlying ambivalence towards voting in EU elections. The latest Eurobarometer survey, measuring public attitudes to the EU across the bloc, highlights that more people than […]

Tipperary Young Person Represents Foroige At The European Parliament

Ashling Dunphy from Foróige, Carrick on Suir, Big Brother Big Sister, attended the European Youth Event (EYE), which took place at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, from 1st– 2nd June.   The event was attended by 8,000 young people from across Europe. They exchanged ideas and discussed their perspectives on youth-related issues, and took part […]

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