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Ireland to receive over €2.6 million from the School Scheme

Tweet Ireland is to receive over €2.6 million from the EU new school fruit, vegetables and milk scheme for the 2018/19 school year. The scheme is aimed at promoting healthy eating habits among children and includes the distribution of fruit, vegetables and milk products, as well as

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Tipperary judge appointed to the European Court of Justice

Tweet Tipperary judge Gerard Hogan was this week appointed as advocate-general to the Court of Justice of the European Union. There are eleven advocates-general in the Court of Justice as well as one judge from each EU Member State. The advocates-general are responsible for presenting, with complete

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‘End the Cage Age’ Citizens’ Initiative registered

Tweet The Commission is to register a new European Citizens’ Initiative entitled ‘End the Cage Age’. The objectives of the proposed initiative are to end the “inhumane treatment of farm animals” kept in cages. If the initiative receives one million signatures within one year, from at least

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Energy intensive halogen light bulbs to be phased out

Tweet As of 1 September 2018, the sale of standard ‘pear-shaped’ halogen light bulbs is being formally phased out in the EU. Halogen bulbs will be replaced by LED-lightbulbs, which are safer, more affordable and more energy efficient. The new measures will not apply to products that

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Three innovative Irish projects receive EU Innovation Council funding

Tweet Three top-class Irish-led projects are among the fourteen selected recently under the latest round of funding from the European Innovation Council (EIC). The projects include an artificial intelligence tool to improve video quality, a new type of minimally invasive cardiac implant, and a real-time diagnostic and

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Wexford 26 September: Citizens’ Dialogue – “Brexit and Europe – Where are we headed?” Wexford

Tweet The European Commission Representation in Ireland, in conjunction with the European Movement Ireland, is hosting a town hall meeting “Brexit & Europe – where are we headed?” on Wednesday 26 September from 6pm – 8pm in Wexford County Hall. Key note speakers will include Gerry Kiely,

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018: European Day of Languages event: ‘Our Linguistic Heritage – Present and Future’, Europe House, Dublin

Tweet As part of a European wide celebration of the European Day of Languages (link is external), the European Commission is hosting an event at which the heritage of the Irish language will be celebrated and analysed. In the context of the European Year of Cultural Heritage,

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Wednesday 26 September: Fair Taxation Seminar, Dublin

Tweet The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union is hosting a Seminar on Fair Taxation on Wednesday morning, 26 September 2018. The event will be opened by Valère Moutarlier, Director in the Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union. Other speakers include: Olivia Buckley, Director of

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Sunday 23 to Sunday 30 September: European Week of Sport

Tweet There are loads of activities taking place around Ireland for European Week of Sport, which this year takes place from 23 to 30 September. Click on the link below for details. European Week of Sport began in 2015 with the aim of inspiring Europeans to be

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Thursday 20 September: Informal meeting of heads of state or government, Salzburg

Tweet EU heads of state or government will gather in Salzburg, Austria for an informal meeting. The summit will be hosted by Sebastian Kurz, Chancellor of Austria, which currently holds the Presidency of the Council. The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, will chair the meeting.

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