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Head shop highs can be controlled immediately

Independent MEP Marian Harkin has established with the European Commission that head shop products can be controlled immediately on the basis of public health or safety. The British decision to ban the legal high substance Mephedrone has been warmly welcomed by the Independent MEP as clear evidence that the Irish government can make a similar instant decision based on public health and safety.

Referral to EU must not delay work on bypass says Fahey

The referral of the Galway City Outer Bypass to the EU Court of Justice should not delay the bypass proceeding to the preliminary tender stage according to Galway West TD Frank Fahey.

Mullingar man takes riding helmet case to Europe

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A Westmeath man has received the support of MEP Mairead McGuinness in his quest to improve safety standards for horse riding helmets.

Bypass ‘won’t happen any time soon’, says Crowe

The Galway City Outer Bypass “won’t happen any time soon” and its future is in “serious doubt”, at least in the short to medium term according, to Fianna Fáil councillor Michael J Crowe.

No decision on outer bypass until end of August and then it will go before EU Commission

Speculation that An Bord Pleanála would make a final decision on the controversial Galway City Outer Bypass has proven unfounded. Instead, the Bord will not make a decision for at least another five weeks, and no matter what is decided, the matter will end up before the EU Commission for final decision.

Aylward welcomes age rise for BSE testing

Liam Aylward MEP who is a member of the agricultural committee of the European Parliament has welcomed the new proposal by the EU Commissioner for Publiuc health Androulla Vassiliou to raise the age for testing cattle for BSE from 30 months to 48 months.

State shirks responsibility for miners’ ill health

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Former Castlecomer coalminers have been advised to initiate legal proceedings before the Irish courts seeking redress for their individual or collective claims over ill-health resulting from working in adverse conditions in the mines.

Louisburgh mechanic wins top European award

Prize-winning motor mechanic Colm Corcoran, a native of Louisburgh, has won a much-coveted EuroSkills gold medal in a pan-European skills competition held recently in Rotterdam. Over 30 countries participated at this competition under international rules, which was co-sponsored by the EU Commission and the Dutch government and held in front of more than 40,000 spectators.

Bryan announces bid for IFA presidency

A Kilkenny man is to run for the presidency of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) later this year.

Government using divide and conquer tactics, says Butler

Labour Party candidate for Kilkenny City, Sean Butler, has accused the government of engaging in the old tactic of divide and rule as a means of distracting people's attention from the huge increase in the unemployment levels within Kilkenny.


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