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Ireland’s waste water treatment in Court

TweetThe European Commission is taking Ireland to the Court of Justice of the EU for its failure to ensure that urban waste water in 38 communities across the country is adequately collected and treated to prevent serious risks to human health and the environment. Under EU law,

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New affordable housing database

TweetAccess to good-quality affordable housing is a fundamental need and key to achieving a number of social policy objectives, including reducing poverty and enhancing equality of opportunity, social inclusion and mobility. Housing needs are frequently unmet, and today a significant number of people across the OECD are

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Brexit Series – Implications for the Irish financial services sector

TweetThe Irish Centre for European Law is hosting an event on Brexit and the implications for Irish financial services. It will take place in the Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 on Wednesday morning, 22 February. Speakers include: the Hon. Mr Justice Max Barrett, Eoghan Murphy

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EU trade deal with Canada approved

TweetThe European Parliament voted this week in favour of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada. CETA will save EU businesses over €500 million a year currently paid in tariffs on goods that are exported to Canada. The EU’s 500 million consumers

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€1 billion for EU Transport projects

Tweet New call for proposals to combine Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) with other funding sources, including the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI). The European Commission is launching a new and innovative way to finance transport infrastructure projects in Europe. The call for proposals will seek to

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EU Portability rules agreed

Tweet The rules will reflect new ways in which Europeans enjoy culture and entertainment services online when they travel around the EU. Europeans will soon be able to fully use their online subscriptions to films, sports events, e-books, video games or music services when travelling within the

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Commissioner Hogan to address the IIEA on Brexit, Ireland and the European Union

TweetAbout the Speech: In his address to the IIEA, Commissioner Hogan will discuss the future of Ireland in the EU, and the EU’s role on the global stage in the post-Brexit era. He will also discuss the need to defend European achievements and values in the face

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Investment Plan for Europe: EU confirms multi-million euro support for Irish forestry sector

Tweet European Commissioner Phil Hogan, along with Minister Doyle and European Investment Bank Vice President Andrew McDowell, and Director of the Irish Strategic Investment Fund Eugene O’Callaghan last week announced major new EU investment in Irish forestry. The package will bring €200 million of new investments to

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Informal meeting of EU heads of state or government, Malta, 03/02/2017

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Key environmental challenges for Ireland

Tweet The EU has just published an Environmental Implementation Review. The key challenges for Ireland are: the need to complete the Natura 2000 designation process, with clearly defined conservation objectives for terrestrial and marine sites; the protection of raised and blanket bogs; and the need to maintain

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