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‘Free the Lee’ campaign takes fight to Europe – Ni Riada

A campaign to better protect the Gearagh Woodland in County Cork is gaining ground at a European Level. That’s according to the Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ni Riada who was commenting on the recent appearance of Cork man Kevin Corcoran before the European Parliament’s Petition Committee. Last week Mr Corcoran, who’s an environmentalist, spoke to […]

Ni Riada demands management plan for Gearagh forest

The Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ni Riada is calling for a proper management plan for the Gearagh woodland in County Cork. The Gearagh is a unique alluvial forest with a rich habitat that lies on a stretch of the River Lee outside Macroom. Much of the forest was cleared in the 1950s to facilitate the […]

‘Absolute folly’ not to challenge Apple Tax Ruling – Kelly

The recent EU Commission ruling on Apple’s tax arrangements with Ireland will be debated in the European Parliament tomorrow. The competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager will discuss the ruling with MEPs. A number of senior MEPs have already come out in support of the ruling. However the Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly says Ireland has no […]

Apple €13billion tax rebate ‘populist nonsense’ – Kelly

The Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly has rubbished suggestions that Ireland could legitimately claim back €13billion (thirteen billion euro) from Apple in back taxes.  Mr Kelly was reacting to the recent EU Commission ruling that Ireland granted Apple illegal tax benefits and that the multinational owed a whopping €13billion plus interest to the Irish State. […]

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EU set for new Transatlantic data transfer rules – Clune

The EU Commission is set to sign off on a new data transfer arrangement between the EU and the US. The EU’s Privacy Shield is to provide a legal basis for businesses to transfer online personal data from the EU to the US. Privacy Shield was established after the previous arrangement, known as Safe Harbour […]

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Interview with Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan on energy drinks ‘alertness’ claims

EuroParlRadio’s Karen Coleman talks to the Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan about misleading claims on labels of energy drinks and other food and drinks products. On Thursday July 7th the European Parliament vetoed EU Commission plans to allow claims that sugary drinks and energy drinks containing caffeine boost “alertness” or “concentration”. Out words: of products […]

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European Parliament vetoes energy drink “alertness” claims

EU Commission plans to allow claims that sugary drinks and energy drinks containing caffeine boost “alertness” or “concentration” were vetoed by the European Parliament today (Thursday). Displaying these claims on drinks cans would have led to higher sugar consumption among adolescents, who are the largest group of energy drink consumers, MEPs said in their resolution. […]

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Dail must ratify Canadian trade agreement CETA – Harkin

It’s essential the Dail and Seanad get to vote on the freshly negotiated EU trade agreement with Canada. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, known as CETA, has taken eight (8) years to broker and the EU Commission is in the final stages of wrapping it up. This week the Commission gave a commitment that […]

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