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Higgins quizzes European commission more than any other Irish MEP since 2009 elections

Jim Higgins MEP for Ireland North West has been most active in terms of questioning the European Commission in the first four years of the current five year European Parliament term. New figures show that MEP Jim Higgins asked 513 questions to the European Commission, which is made up of 27 commissioners, in the period July 2009 to July 2013. MEPs are entitled to ask written questions of the commission in order to hold the commission to account. MEP Higgins has asked a wide range of questions, on transport, fisheries, and market competition matters in particular.

Travel customers being conned by online booking engines warns MEP

Travel websites are storing details of searches from individual computers to deduce how interested a consumer is in a particular flight or car rental.

MEP Higgins meets with Hogan on Leader programme

Speaking after his meeting with Minister for Environment, Phil Hogan, Jim Higgins MEP described himself as “disappointed that the Minister seems determined to implement the ‘alignment’ report by Christmas.” Higgins went on to say: “I am still convinced that the proposed changes to the Leader programme are unnecessary and counterproductive but I take solace in certain compromises reached with the Minister. Crucially Minister Hogan has guaranteed that Leader funds will be ring-fenced, so we will not see a situation where Leader funds will be at the disposal of the County Managers or redirected into other areas.”

EU action on mackerel welcomed by MEP Higgins

MEP for Ireland North West and member of the European Parliament's Fisheries Committee, Jim Higgins, has welcomed proposed EU measures announced this week to limit the over-fishing of North Atlantic mackerel stocks.

Mayo road deaths up 25 per cent this year

Jim Higgins MEP for Ireland North West and Ireland's member of the European Parliament Transport Committee has expressed huge concern over the latest figures released by the RSA which show that the five people have lost their lives in Co Mayo in the first six months of this year, an increase of 25 per cent on the same period last year.

Higgins welcomes 20 per cent drop in Galway road deaths

Jim Higgins MEP for Ireland North West and Ireland's Member of the European Parliament Transport Committee has welcomed new figures released by the RSA which show that the number of road deaths in the county has fallen by 20 per cent so far this year.

Traidphicnic 2013 in An Spidéal

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THE SECOND Traidphicnic festival, celebrating Irish music, culture, and traditions, takes place in An Spidéal on Friday July 5 and Saturday 6.

West of Ireland likely to lose EU seat

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Galway, and the west of Ireland generally, is likely to be the area of the State most at risk of losing an EU seat before the next European elections, which take place in 2014.

Westmeath commended for almost perfect road safety figures

Drivers of Westmeath have been commended for their improvements in general road safety, after it was revealed that just one person was killed on the county’s roads in the first four months of 2013.

End of the road for rogue clampers

Jim Higgins MEP for Ireland North West and Ireland's member of the European Parliament transport committee has welcomed moves by Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar to regulate the clamping industry.

 

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