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No lamb in some lamb kebabs study finds  

By Noel Baker Senior Reporter -Food Safety Authority study also finds beef, chicken in lamb kebabs Next time you are ordering a lamb doner, consider the possibility that it might come with some free — and undeclared — chicken and beef. A study by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland has found traces of both beef and chicken in lamb kebabs sold in some independent takeaways in Dublin ...

The Irish Examiner Fri, 25 Jul 2014
EU court rules Poland violated human rights of CIA terror suspects  

By Vanessa Gera Warsaw, Poland Europe’s top human rights court ruled Poland violated the rights of two terror suspects by allowing the CIA to secretly imprison them on Polish soil from 2002-2003 and facilitating the conditions under which they were subject to torture ...

The Irish Examiner Fri, 25 Jul 2014
Plane crash victims bank cards stolen  

Personal belongings of one of the British victims of the MH17 Malaysia Airlines crash have been stolen, his brother-in-law has said. Cameron Dalziel, a 43-year-old helicopter rescue pilot who is understood to have been South African but travelling on a British passport, had his cards stolen, Shane Hattingh said. A spokeswoman for the British Foreign Office said they are “working with family members to protect victims from the possibility of financial and identity fraud ...

The Irish Examiner Fri, 25 Jul 2014
Skill shortages and high costs could hurt Irelands FDI  

Colm Kelpie 00:00 Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton. Photo credit: Justin Mac Innes/Mac Innes Photography/The Department of the Taoiseach via Getty Images SKILLS shortages, business costs and poor infrastructure in certain areas pose a threat to Ireland's attractiveness to foreign direct investment (FDI), a report has said. The study by accountants Grant Thornton concluded Ireland continues to outperform its competitors in attracting FDI ...

Irish Independent Fri, 25 Jul 2014
Irelands abstention in UN vote defended by Flanagan  

Ireland’s refusal to support a United Nations inquiry into allegations of war crimes in Gaza is a dereliction of the state’s proud humanitarian history, it has been claimed. Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan defended the decision to abstain from a resolution on the deaths of hundreds of civilians claiming it was too narrow and did not condemn indiscriminate Hamas rocket fire into Israel ...

Sligo Today Fri, 25 Jul 2014
French PM says euro too strong  

France's Prime Minister on Thursday called for the European Union to do more to help those member states carrying out reforms and reiterated France's views that the euro is overvalued. "You know I consider that the euro today is too expensive, too strong. To implement the stability pact we need more flexibility ... Europe must do more to accompany the policies carried out by governments," Manuel Valls told RTL radio ...

Business World Thu, 24 Jul 2014
Next Budget must include euro 2bn in cuts says watchdog  

The head of the Government’s budget watchdog has again insisted that the Government should cut a full €2bn in the next Budget. Professor John McHale said the public finances were still weak and that delaying pain now only increased the risk of more pain in future. His comments come only a day after Michael Noonan confirmed he would ease back on austerity in the next Budget ...

The Western People Thu, 24 Jul 2014
Holiday Health Tips Dr Nina Byrnes  

There's no excuse to ignore your health on holiday, says Dr Byrnes. Dr Nina Byrnes "My daughter has booked a holiday for the two of us later this summer," a reader writes. "She is very excited about it and has put a lot of effort into the planning. I'm looking forward to it but I have a number of illnesses and am taking lots of different tablets each day ...

Irish Independent Thu, 24 Jul 2014
Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation  

Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has announced his resignation, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country’s starkly changed political scene after the removal of pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych in February. Mr Yatsenyuk made the announcement in parliament after two parties said they would pull out of the governing coalition. He said parliament could no longer do its work and pass necessary laws ...

Irish Times Thu, 24 Jul 2014
Why did Ireland abstain from a UN Human Rights Council vote on Gaza.  

It wasn’t the only country…. 44 minutes ago 5,937 Views THE UNITED NATION’S committee on human rights launched an investigation into Israel’s actions in Gaza last night. But in the vote on whether the Commission of Inquiry should be started, Ireland abstained. The resolution on Gaza was drafted by Palestine and backed by 29 countries, including China and Russia, as well as many Arab and Muslim countries and Latin American and African nations ...

The Journal Thu, 24 Jul 2014
EU job delay a possibility  

By Stephen Cadogan It could be next January before the EU agriculture commissioner is in place, to oversee farming and rural development up to 2019. The new Commissioners are due to start work on November 1, but the delay in choosing a new Council President and EU foreign affairs chief is likely to hold up their appointment, by adding to political wrangling among governments on the various Commissioner jobs ...

The Irish Examiner Thu, 24 Jul 2014
EU directive gives right to all citizens to open bank account  

All EU citizens across the 28 member States will now have the right, in law, to open a bank account. While taken for granted in Ireland, up to 58 million citizens over the age of 15 across other EU countries have had difficulty opening accounts due to literacy, financial or character issues. Alicia O'Rourke of the EU office in Dublin, said the directive would benefit European citizens and traders ...

The Irish Examiner Thu, 24 Jul 2014
Charlie Flanagan meets South East Asian foreign ministers in Brussels  

Charlie Flanagan meets South East Asian foreign ministers in Brussels Selamat Datang Monument and fountain in centre of Jakarta, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan has met with foreign ministers from South East Asian countries in Brussels to discuss measures to boost trade and investment. Representatives of all the Southeast Asian states were at the meeting, including from Indonesia, where Ireland will be open a new embassy in autumn ...

Business and Leadership Thu, 24 Jul 2014
Ireland punches above weight for FDI  

Ireland continues to outperform its competitors in attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) but needs to focus on improving competitiveness if we are to get a bigger slice of the action in the future. That's according to a report launched by Grant Thornton today entitled Foreign Direct Investment in Ireland: Sustaining the Success ...

Business World Thu, 24 Jul 2014
Government views as important as scientific evidence on GMOs says Juncker  

The new President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker is to review current EU legislation in the area of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker In a speech setting out his agenda for his term as President he said: “I intend to review the legislation applicable to the authorisation of GMOs ...

Agriland Thu, 24 Jul 2014
Google under fire from regulator over response to privacy ruling  

risks a fresh round of criticism after its attempts to apply a court ruling giving citizens the right to be forgotten backfired, the State’s data protection watchdog said today ahead of an industry summit with privacy chiefs. The world’s biggest search engine’s policy of telling media when it had pulled links to some stories has resulted in outlets flagging such articles ...

Irish Times Thu, 24 Jul 2014
Ten Irish SMEs to receive funding under EU SME Instrument  

The European Commission has awarded ten Irish SMEs €50,000 The European Commission announced the first results of its new €3 billion SME Instrument, launched under Horizon 2020 to help innovative small firms get ideas from the lab to the market. Ten Irish SMEs out of a total of 155 SMEs from 21 countries will each receive €50,000 to finance feasibility studies to develop their innovation strategy. In addition, SMEs can benefit from up to three days of business coaching ...

RTE Thu, 24 Jul 2014
MH17 More remains sent to Netherlands  

A Dutch military aircraft carrying remains of victims of the Malaysian plane which was downed over eastern Ukraine has departed for the Netherlands The military plane took off from the government-controlled city of Kharkiv. A second plane will follow. It comes as investigators are today expected to begin examining a second black box from flight MH17. An international team working in Hampshire conducted an analysis of the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from the downed aircraft yesterday ...

Irish Times Thu, 24 Jul 2014
Facebook will discuss'right to be forgotten'with German regulators  

By Karin Matussek - Bloomberg Facebook has been drawn into the debate over the "right to be forgotten" as the social networking site will meet with a German data protection regulator to discuss jurisdictional issues raised by a European court ruling ...

The Irish Examiner Wed, 23 Jul 2014
Irish and European shares rebound after three days  

Irish shares rose yesterday in line with the major European stocks which rebounded from three days of losses IRISH shares rose yesterday in line with the major European stocks which rebounded from three days of losses. By the close in Dublin, the ISEQ Overall Index climbed 1.22pc or 56.92 points to end the trading day at 4734.13. The leaders on the Dublin market included Ryanair, which closed up 3pc to €6.95 amid reports it was looking at buying Cyprus Airways ...

Irish Independent Wed, 23 Jul 2014




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