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Independent MEP Marian Harkin has established with the European Commission that head shop products can be controlled immediately on the basis of public health or safety. The British decision to ban the legal high substance Mephedrone has been warmly welcomed by the Independent MEP as clear evidence that the Irish government can make a similar instant decision based on public health and safety.
At a time when the role of food production had re-emerged as vital to national and EU objectives it was incongruous to see the Irish Exporters Association attempting to diminish the economic value of Irish agriculture in the context of WTO negotiations.
The European Union has to make the strongest possible representations to the Government of Belarus to remove the recent ban on children leaving that country to holiday and receive medical treatment in Ireland and other EU countries.
The proven effectiveness of the traceability system operated by the Department of Agriculture underlines the reason why Irish consumers should buy Irish meats rather than accept products produced in countries like Brazil that have questionable standards.
The country’s roads will be decimated in future if the election promises made by Fianna Fáil on rates and levies are implemented without upfront guarantees.