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Fine Gael MEP calls for bottle deposit scheme

Jim Higgins, MEP for Ireland North West, has called for the Environment Minister Phil Hogan to consider introducing a new system in conjunction with the major bottlers which would see consumers get 10 cents back for every glass bottle they return to the supermarket.

Deaths on Irish roads fall by almost half

Ireland has made remarkable road safety progress over the last decade, and is now the sixth safest country out of 27 EU member states.

EU confirms Ireland sixth safest country in Europe

Ireland has made remarkable road safety progress over the last decade and is now the sixth safest country out of 27 EU member states.

Bog announcement requires clarity – Naughten

The Government’s recent announcement to establish an independent Peatland Council is the first positive step taken to address the turf cutting issue in over a decade, but the real fear is that it is coming too late and, as a result, requires further clarification, according to local TD Denis Naughten.

Dublin retail sector hit harder than regional shops by Christmas slump

December 2010 stands as ‘the weakest period of trading in recent history’, according to Retail Excellence Ireland (REI). However, according to David Fitzsimons, chief executive, REI, city shops fared worse than regional traders over Christmas just past.

EU Commission to meet Galway delegation over city outer bypass

The controversial Galway City Outer Bypass will be the subject of a high level meeting in Brussels next week involving the European Commission.

Chief EU scientist goes back to the classroom in Kilkenny

Kilkenny may seem like a long way from the EU Commission but one staff member will be visiting her old school and telling senior students about how Europe works and her exciting job.

Mayo farmers urged to speak out about agriculture policy

In association with the EU Commission, Agri Aware’s Farmers Play Your Part! CAP 2010 campaign is encouraging farmers to be the voice of the Common Agricultural Policy and inform the public how it provides for everybody.

IFA calls for increase in grant aid for Leader projects

IFA rural development chairman Tom Turley has said that an increase in grant aid for Leader projects must be improved to stimulate an increased uptake of funding, which to date is falling far short of what is available in the Rural Development Plan up to 2013.

Farmer frustrated by lack of action on farm problems

Farmer Dan Brennan has expressed his frustration at the lack of progression on the problems that have affected his farm over the past 20 years in Castlecomer Co Kilkenny.


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