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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.

Economic gap between BMW region and other areas

The results of the latest Regional Quality of Life in Ireland report underlines the failure of the spatial strategy policies of successive governments with Mayo’s disposable income per person at €17,818, well behind the Dublin figure of €21,575.

Spending on agency staff in HSE west area soars by twenty one per cent in first quarter

Spending on agency staff in the HSE west area has increased by 21 per cent in the first quarter of this year when compared with the first quarter of 2012. In the first four months of 2013 HSE West spent €5.275 million employing agency staff compared to €4.354 million for the same period in 2012.

County council to face 2013 property tax of €100,000

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Galway County Council will be liable to pay for the property tax on its housing stock to the tune of between €90,000 and €100,000 by January 1, 2014, councillors at a meeting held on Monday were told.

City outer bypass case goes before EU Court of Justice today

The future of the Galway City Outer Bypass will be decided tomorrow when the case finally goes before the EU Court of Justice in Luxembourg today (Thursday).

Higgins stresses the need to protect ‘pivotal north west funds’

MEP for Ireland north west Jim Higgins has called for the north west region to be saved from a 43.5 per cent cut in its EU funding.

Linenhall to retain funding

Castlebar Town Council reduces commercial rate by one per cent

In what could possibly be their final budget the members of Castlebar Town Council voted to reduce the commercial rate by one per cent for the coming year. The members held their annual budget meeting on Tuesday afternoon and following a two hour debate they were able to agree the budget for 2013. The commercial new rate for the town will now be 70.23 in the euro, down from 70.94 last year.

Minister moves to wipe out community and voluntary sector

Current proposals from Minister Phil Hogan and his Department will totally undermine the LEADER model of community-led local development and will wipe out meaningful community and voluntary involvement in the sector.


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