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Higgins and McGuinness to run again for EU seat

Fine Gael’s Jim Higgins and Máiréad McGuinness will seek to retain their Brussels seats following selection as the party’s EU candidates for the Midlands-North-West constituency.

European Commission to examine contentious Merlin Bus Corridor

The European Commission is to examine the proposed Merlin Bus Corridor to see if it complies with the EU Habitats Directive, that is according to Midlands-North West MEP Jim Higgins who will be visiting the Merlin Woods site this coming Saturday.

Higgins meets with EU Commissioner over funding

Mayo based North-west MEP Jim Higgins this week met with EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn to discuss Ireland accessing funding from the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) to help with the clean-up following the recent storms. The cost of clean-up and restoration in Mayo alone has been projected to be at least €4.5 million by the local authority here. Speaking after his meeting with Commissioner Hahn, Higgins said: “If ever a country deserved solidarity funding, Ireland does. Commissioner Hahn controls the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF), a fund which I believe we can access to secure, badly needed, funding to build adequate flood defences and rebuild our destroyed infrastructure."

Car park essential for Kinvara says Higgins

Labour Senator Lorraine Higgins has today called on Galway County Council to provide car parking facilities in Kinvara.

Commercial rates causing carnage for small business in County Galway

Commercial rates are causing carnage and are hampering the small business community in County Galway according to Senator Lorraine Higgins.

Michael English to headline Town Hall concert

ONE OF Ireland’s most popular singers, Michael English, will head the bill at a show in the Town Hall Theatre on Tuesday September 24.

Poetry workshops @ GAC

POETRY WORKSHOPS for beginners, intermediate, and advanced, will be given by Galway poet Kevin Higgins in the Galway Arts Centre.

Higgins quizzes European commission more than any other Irish MEP since 2009 elections

Jim Higgins MEP for Ireland North West has been most active in terms of questioning the European Commission in the first four years of the current five year European Parliament term. New figures show that MEP Jim Higgins asked 513 questions to the European Commission, which is made up of 27 commissioners, in the period July 2009 to July 2013. MEPs are entitled to ask written questions of the commission in order to hold the commission to account. MEP Higgins has asked a wide range of questions, on transport, fisheries, and market competition matters in particular.

President Higgins named as Console patron

President Michael D Higgins has been named as the patron of the national suicide prevention and bereavement charity Console which has a full-time base in Galway.

Patients’ poetry and story collection launched

A collection of poetry and stories by patients, staff and visitors to Galway University Hospitals called This Never Happened II was launched by poet Kevin Higgins recently.

 

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