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McNeilus calls for participation in EU citizenship survey

At a time of growing scepticism about the future direction of the EU, Galway people should play a part in making their views on such issues known by taking part in the 2013 Citizenship Report.

Reintroduction of community projects maximum grant welcomed

Fine Gael TD for Mayo, John O’Mahony, has welcomed the reintroduction of the maximum grant aid of €500,000 for community projects under the LEADER elements of the Rural Development Programme (RDP). The news was announced this week by Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan.

Significant IFA support for EU Treaty referendum – O’Mahony

Fine Gael TD for Mayo and Vice–Chair of the Joint Oireachtas Committee for Communications, Natural Resources and Agriculture, John O’Mahony, has described the decision by the Irish Farmers Association’s (IFA) Executive Council this week to recommend a Yes vote on the Stability Treaty to its almost 90,000 members, as a significant step in the campaign to ratify the Treaty.

We need a referendum on the austerity treaty

“I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians,” the former French president Charles De Gaulle once said. Indeed he would have been within his rights to substitute the word ‘dangerous’ for ‘serious’.

Robert Ballagh to speak on EU austerity treaty in Galway

Robert Ballagh, one of Ireland’s leading artists, and an outspoken commentator on politics, will be among the speakers at a public meeting on the EU austerity treaty.

Audience in Athlone hears that EU has moved back from the abyss

At a public seminar organised by the European Commission in Athlone this week, Economics Editor of the Irish Independent, Brendan Keenan, argued that, despite the fact that major political and institutional changes were still needed, the EU and the Eurozone countries have “moved back from the abyss of potential break-up”.

Higgins welcomes €229 million EU awareness programme

North West MEP Jim Higgins has welcomed a new €229 million ‘Europe for Citizens’ programme designed to increase awareness and citizens' understanding of the EU, its values and history, but is urging the European Commission to prioritise rural regions of Ireland when rolling out the project.

Donncha O’Connell appointed to new Legal Aid Board

NUI Galway law lecturer Donncha O’Connell has been appointed by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter to the State’s new Legal Aid Board.

McNelis urges businesses to be vigilant over misleading directory scam

Galway City Labour councillor Niall McNelis is urging Irish businesses to take part in the European Commission public consultation on misleading directories launched last week. He also believes the Commission should follow this up with proposals to strengthen EU legislation against these scams.

Cross border enforcement on horizon

The European Union (EU) is considering giving police new powers to prosecute European drivers if they commit offences in any of the 27 countries that make up the union.


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