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Golden Cleric time as Jim Higgins wins ‘MEP of the Year’ award

Nobody knew such an award existed but nonetheless, it was local MEP Jim Higgins who scooped the MEP of the Year award in Brussels on Tuesday night.

Golden Cleric time as Jim Higgins wins ‘MEP of the Year’ award

Nobody knew such an award existed but nonetheless, it was local MEP Jim Higgins who scooped the MEP of the Year award in Brussels on Tuesday night.

Councillors vote unanimously to scrap Merlin Woods bus corridor

City councillors have voted unanimously to remove the controversial proposal for a bus corridor through Merlin Woods from the Galway City Development Plan.

Higgins urges motorists to expect deer crossing this autumn

Jim Higgins MEP for the North West has today warned motorists of the increased dangers this time of year with deer crossing roads and motorways. Jim Higgins, a member of the Transport Committee at the European Parliament said: "The deer signs remain in place all year round, so motorists used to travelling the same road in their daily routine might be blinded as to the presence of these warning signs. However in the coming weeks, there is a heightened chance of coming into contact with deer while driving."

€18m for regional and local roads in 2013

A grant of €18 million has been sanctioned for regional and local roads in Mayo for 2013, down almost €2 million on last year’s allocation.

Revenue introduces stringent controls in New Year fuel laundering crackdown — Higgins

Organised criminals involved in the illegal laundering of fuel will find it harder to offload their illicit product onto the market, due to new measures to be introduced by the Revenue Commissioners in the New Year, according to Jim Higgins MEP, the sole Irish member of the European Parliament’s Transport Committee.

Penalty point review will only work with adequate Garda numbers — Higgins

Increasing the penalties for disobeying the rules of the road will only improve road safety if the new system is adequately policed –  otherwise there is no real deterrent for reckless drivers.

Cutting Garda resources will see road deaths increase - Higgins

Jim Higgins MEP for Ireland North West has warned that unless there are increased numbers of gardaí patrolling roads, the record low number of deaths recorded for 2011 will not be achieved again in 2012.

Higgins calls for zebra crossings to replace roundabouts

If the city’s roundabouts are to go, then zebra crossings would be a more effective and less costly way to protect pedestrians and get traffic moving, not signalised junctions.

Ryanair levy is 'un-fare' to passengers - Higgins

Jim Higgins MEP, a member of the European Parliament's Transport Committee, has expressed disappointment at Ryanair's decision to impose an additional €2 levy on customers, which the airline has said is a means of recouping revenue lost due to travel disruption caused by heavy winter snow.

 

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