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McGuinness confirms 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.

Divergence between house and land price inflation

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While house price inflation continues, agricultural land prices overall in the last 12 months remained steady but the range of prices achieved for land is extensive and very much subject to location and quality, from €4,000 per acre for marginal lands to €15,000 for smaller plots in commuter belt areas. Average prices being achieved are in the €9-9,500 per acre bracket.

'We’re a more modern society than even seven years ago at the last presidential election'

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Sinn Féin’s presidential candidate Liadh Ní Riada was in Galway last Friday as her campaign kicked off in earnest and she took time to sit down with me and chat about the race for the Áras and the issues that drive her political vision.

Fodder problem must be addressed at European level

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The current fodder crisis is a European wide problem that needs to be addressed at European level as well as at national level, Mairead McGuinness MEP for the Midlands and first Vice-President of the European Parliament said today.

'We feel no nostalgia for the imperial era'

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Galway will host European royalty on Tuesday August 21, when His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Imre de Habsbourg-Lorraine of Austria, will participate in a ceremony at Galway Cathedral honouring his great-grandfather, Blessed Karl of Austria, who, as Karl I, was the last Habsburg Emperor.

Local IFA delegation host CAP meeting in Athlone

The importance of a well-funded Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) after 2020 dominated discussions in Athlone during a recent meeting between the first Vice-President of the European Parliament, Ms. Mairead McGuinness MEP and IFA representatives from the Midlands North West.

The EU demands 'more Europe' as continent drifts more to the right

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It is two years almost to the day since the people of the UK dramatically voted to leave the EU. Since then Brexit has been a constant backdrop to political discourse in these islands, and a dominant one when it comes to the discussion of international affairs.

McGuinness welcomes decision to hold referendum on blasphemy

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Mairead McGuinness, MEP for the Galway area and first Vice-President responsible for the European Parliament’s relations with churches, religions and non-confessional organisations, has welcomed the decision by Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan to bring to Government today plans to hold a referendum on the blasphemy clause in the Irish Constitution.

Vice-president of the European Parliament visits Drumraney NS

Mairead McGuinness, MEP for Westmeath and first vice-president of the European Parliament, paid an official visit to Drumraney National School, Athlone, on Monday, May 21.

Schools reminded to enter Action Aid Writing Competition

Students in Westmeath are being reminded to submit their entries into the ActionAid Speech Writing Competition.

 

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