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Former Finance Minister Alan Dukes holds Eurozone forum in AIT

Former Minister Alan Dukes declared that if we used the capacity of the Eurozone that’s available today, we could do a far better job for all 500 million citizens of the EU. Mr Dukes and solicitor Ursula Tipp, addressed the question of European Economic Policy – What's in it for Ireland? at the evening seminar, jointly organised with European Movement Ireland, in Athlone Institute of Technology last week.

EU/US trade agreement could lead to privatisation of Irish water supply

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Fears that Irish Water and the water supply network could eventually be privatised are increasing in the wake of major international trade agreements the EU is conducting with the USA and Canada.

Galway city’s new council

Seven new councillors were returned to City Hall in last weekend’s local elections, including three Sinn Féin candidates, the party’s best performance in the city in living memory.

Health system suffers under EU policy says SF EU candidate

The Irish health system is being directly affected by economic decisions being “imposed on Ireland” by the EU and a “complicit” Government and MEPs in Brussels.

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."

Council defers decision on community benefits contribution policy

The members of the Mayo County Council deferred a decision on adopting the draft policy on Community Benefit Contributions required for certain major developments at their December meeting on Monday. The policy will set down the requirements for a developer in relation to making a contribution to local areas affected by future major developments.

NUI Galway project to help us understand EU policies

An NUI Galway project, led by INSIGHT will offer Europeans the opportunity to understand key EU policies and issues. The project, an EU Commission eGovernment project aims to give Europeans a voice in policy creation.

Local housing group scoop prestigious Governing Board Award

Ballycastle and District Voluntary Housing Association scooped a major award to honour their governing board at an awards ceremony held at the ICSH National Social Housing Conference in Wexford last week.

Harkin welcomes EU initiative for female representation on company boards

Independent MEP Marian Harkin MEP this week expressed her delight that MEPs have agreed a roadmap to ensure more women take their place on company boards in the European Union.

Prestigious EU appointment for NUI Galway law professor

Gerard Quinn, Professor at the School of Law at NUI Galway and Director of its Centre for Disability Law and Policy, has been appointed to the Scientific Committee of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) which is headquartered in Vienna.

 

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