State could be liable for illegal home repossessions if EU law is not correctly implemented

AIB v Counihan ruling requires EU consumer law must be considered in repossession cases Government must follow example of Waterford County Registrar and suspend repossessions The Green Party today called on the Government to introduce a moratorium on home repossessions, warning that the State may be liable for illegal repossessions if EU law is not […]

EU law could stop retailers wasting food

Labour MEP Emer Costello has called for government debate on whether to encourage supermarkets to waste less food by introducing legislation already in place in Belgium. Across the EU, it’s estimated that retailers are responsible for up to 45 per cent of all food wasted, as they throw out misshapen vegetables or products close to […]

Safer motorbikes to save lives on the road -Prendergast

Labour MEP for Munster Phil Prendergast hailed today’s vote in the European Parliament to overhaul EU law regulating standards for motorcycles and quad-bikes, which introduces new safety requirements for manufacturers including mandatory ABS for bikes over 125cc.   Addressing the European Parliament plenary session, Ms. Prendergast said:   “The increased safety requirements are paramount, given […]