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Europe's Irish presence in the transatlantic corridor  

Sitting in his office in the European External Action Services (EEAS) headquarters in central Brussels, David O’Sullivan apologises for the bareness of the room. Most of his belongings have already been shipped to Washington, he explains. The distinctive blue flag of the European Union is still there, however, soon to be joined by the stars and stripes of the US flag as the Churchtown native prepares to take up his new role as EU ambassador ...

Irish Times Fri, 24 Oct 2014
EU leaders pledge cut in greenhouse gas emissions  

European leaders have agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 28-nation bloc to at least 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. The deal is aimed at countering climate change and setting an example for the rest of the world ahead of key international climate negotiations next year ...

Breaking News Fri, 24 Oct 2014
EU leaders pledge cut in greenhouse gas emissions  

European leaders have agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 28-nation bloc to at least 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. The deal is aimed at countering climate change and setting an example for the rest of the world ahead of key international climate negotiations next year ...

The Irish Examiner Fri, 24 Oct 2014
Dairy industry can continue to grow without risk of EU fines for methane gas emissions  

European leaders granted a key concession to Ireland as they reached a new long-term deal on climate change early this morning. Although the leaders stopped well short of setting specific national targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions between 2020 and 2030, they settled on an overall target to reduce emissions by 40 per cent compared with 1990 levels ...

Irish Times Fri, 24 Oct 2014
Kenny wins concessions on EU plans for emissions  

Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s tough stance has paid off. Taoiseach Enda Kenny appears to have secured concessions on carbon emissions reduction targets for Ireland. At an EU summit Mr Kenny demanded that Ireland be given special treatment because of the country's large number of cows, which produce methane, a damaging greenhouse gas. A deal on the table would benefit Ireland as it will go beyond just an emissions-reduction target based on the size of the economy and population ...

Irish Independent Fri, 24 Oct 2014
France and Italy face EU budget challenge  

Budgets can be sent back to governments for review, and the Commission can seek to impose fines. The European Commission is set to seek extra budget information from France, Italy and three smaller countries, a sign it thinks they risk breaching new rules brought in after the crash. The 'Financial Times' reported last night that the Commission will seek more information from five countries, a signal it thinks they will miss deficit and debt targets. Ireland is not among the five ...

Irish Independent Wed, 22 Oct 2014
Irish troops head to Sweden for elite EU battle group training  

By Sean O’Riordan One of the largest military convoys ever seen in this country travelled along Cork roads yesterday as part of an exercise which will shortly see Irish troops become part of an elite EU rapid reaction force. At 5.30am yesterday, a total of 55 vehicles travelled between Collins Barracks and Ringaskiddy Port where they will be loaded onto a ship and transported to Sweden ...

The Irish Examiner Wed, 22 Oct 2014
IFA meets up with Big Phil  

ifa heads met in Brussels with new Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan last week and emerged in a positive mood with IFA President Eddie Downey saying the organisation looked forward to working closely with him in shaping the future of the Common Agricultural Policy in a way that will have a positive impact on Irish and European farm families ...

Kerryman Wed, 22 Oct 2014
Turning food waste into feed  

The Noshan project is concentrating on turning fruit, vegetables and dairy into animal feed. A NEW €3m EU research project aims to turn agricultural waste into animal feed, as part of the region's efforts to increase food production without damaging the environment. Global demand for food is expected to increase by 70pc over the next 35 years, and the EU is the source of 18pc of world food exports, worth €76bn. However, up to a third of the 1 ...

Irish Independent Wed, 22 Oct 2014
Is David Cameron's Brexit train heading away from Europe unstoppable.  

The challenge for David Cameron in setting out British terms for the renegotiation of its relationship with Europe, was always that he should not set the bar too high. That he would demand enough to show a seriousness of purpose , enough that was actually negotiable to be able to show results ...

Irish Times Wed, 22 Oct 2014
Changing EU policy on wind farms  

Cutting wind subsidies The understanding that we must do as much as we can to reduce our dependence on imported energy and minimise carbon emissions has driven the development of alternative energy options. This acceptance has almost become one of the sacred orthodoxies of the age, unchallengeable and obvious. The most visible of these alternative energy sources, and often the most divisive, is wind energy ...

The Irish Examiner Wed, 22 Oct 2014
Incoming Commissioner Phil Hogan to Face European Parliament Vote  

MEPs in Strasbourg will vote today on the new team of 27 EU Commissioners. The incoming president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker will outline the political priorities of his College of Commissioners for the next five years before MEPs vote on the new commission. Ireland’s Phil Hogan is the incoming Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development. If as expected that vote is passed, Mr. Juncker and his team will formally begin business on November the 1st ...

Midlands Radio Wed, 22 Oct 2014
New euro 8m EU push for lamb sales  

Great news for Irish sheep-meat producers and processors England, Ireland and France are to join forces to launch a €7.7m lamb promotion campaign in six EU states to encourage people to eat more lamb. There has been a 20pc decline in sheep-meat consumption in the EU since 2000 ...

Irish Independent Wed, 22 Oct 2014
Irish people boycott Greek fruit after 28 strawberry pickers are shot by farmers  

There was outrage when a Greek court cleared farmers after 28 workers were shot. 55 minutes ago 1,647 Views Image: Greek Embassy, Dublin via Google Maps IN JULY OF this year a Greek court cleared farmers who shot and wounded 28 Bangladeshi strawberry workers. The ruling sparked protests with the verdict being described as an ‘outrage and a disgrace’ ...

The Journal Wed, 22 Oct 2014
Drivers of our export recovery under threat Harkin  

Minister Pascal Donohue should withdraw his ultimatum for the hauliers and get down to the business of ensuring a viable future for the haulage industry. This was stated by Marian Harkin, Independent MEP For Midlands, North & West who has been lobbying on the issue new road charges introduced in Northern Ireland and the UK last April ...

Sligo Today Wed, 22 Oct 2014
Under his watch the euro zone survived but austerity is back as subject of debate  

Ten years after he took the helm at the European Commission , José Manuel Barroso addressed the European Parliament in Strasbourg for one last time yesterday. The former Portuguese prime minister’s tenure as European Commission president had coincided with a period of “exceptional and challenging times”, he said, describing the last decade as “10 years of crisis” ...

Irish Times Wed, 22 Oct 2014
BT Young Scientist 2015 by the numbers 54pc of entries are female 48pc are male  

BT Young Scientist 2015 by the numbers: 54pc of entries are female, 48pc are male Minister for Education and Skills Jan O'Sullivan TD, Colm O'Neill CEO BT Ireland and 2015 BT Young Scientist hopefuls from Chanel College Coolock, Fingal Community College Swords, Synge Street CBS Dublin 8, and St ...

Silicon Republic Wed, 22 Oct 2014
Central bank focuses on short dated debt held by French and Spanish banks  

The European Central Bank launched its much-awaited covered bond-purchase programme yesterday in a bid to kick-start the moribund euro zone economy, focusing on short-dated debt held by French and Spanish banks, according to analysts. The plan, announced by ECB president Mario Draghi in September, aims to take rebundled debt off the balance sheets of euro-zone banks, thereby allowing banks to lend ...

Irish Times Tue, 21 Oct 2014
EU Anti Trafficking Day to be marked in Swords this week  

EU Anti-Trafficking Day takes place this weekend and the initiative will be marked in Swords. Tearfund Ireland will be running a stand at Fingal County Hall on Friday and local people are urged to drop by and sign one of their camapaign cards. A donation of €32 can provide a vulnerable family with trafficking awareness training, a livelihoods kit and the practical help they need to keep children safe in school. Donate now on www.tearfund ...

Fingal Independent Tue, 21 Oct 2014
Work begins on construction of Poolbeg incinerator  

Work has begun on the €600 million Poolbeg waste incinerator in Dublin, seven years after the facility was granted permission by An Bord Pleanála. Contractors engaged by US firm Covanta have started construction. The facility, which will have the capacity to burn 600,000 tonnes of waste a year, is expected to start operations in the second half of 2017 ...

Irish Times Tue, 21 Oct 2014




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