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Population density in Paris 15 times higher than Dublin

TweetThe most densely populated region in the EU in 2015 was Paris with an average of 21,000 inhabitants per square kilometre, or 15 times that of Dublin which had 1,428 per square kilometre. Paris was followed by the London boroughs of Tower Hamlets (15,000) and Lambeth (12,000).

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New Irish website on EU funding

TweetThe Irish Government has just launched a new website to inform the general public about the use to which EU funds are being put in Ireland. The website not just describes the funds, but gives human stories of beneficiaries and how to seek funding. The site also

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Hourly labour costs in Ireland just above Euro Area average in 2016

TweetNew Eurostat figures show that hourly labour costs in Ireland in 2016 stood at €30.4, up 1.3% on 2015, and just above the Euro Area average of €29.8. The share of non-wage costs (i.e. employer’s contribution and taxes) in Ireland across the economy was 13.8% in 2016,

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Roaming charges to end in June

TweetThe European Parliament removed the last hurdle on the way to full abolition of retail “roaming” surcharges in a vote this week. This means that, from 15 June, consumers will be able to call, text and use mobile data for the same cost as at home while

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New Brexit website

TweetFollowing the start of the discussions on the UK’s exit from the European Union, the European Commission has created a new website where you can find the latest speeches and official documents as they are published. The Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, and the head of the UK

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Four Irish SMEs to get EU funding

TweetFour Irish SMEs are to receive EU grants of €50 000 each under the latest round of Horizon 2020 funding announced today (6 April). They are: Caraglass Ltd of Dublin, Accucolour Ltd of Dublin, InvizBox Ltd of Dublin, and mbryonics Ltd of Galway. If the project’s feasibility

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60 years of Europe brought alive for hundreds of Waterford students

TweetOver 200 local students gathered in Waterford City Hall last Wednesday to listen to the renowned German lecturer and political scientist Ingo Espenschied deliver his latest production “60 years since the Treaty of Rome – 60 years of Europe” over two live multimedia shows. The show, which

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Top EU heritage prize for Roscommon’s Famine Museum

TweetThe European Commission announced this week that Mr. Jim Callery, founder of the Irish National Famine Museum & Archive and owner of Strokestown Park, Co Roscommon, has won a top EU prize in the 2017 Europa Nostra Awards, the EU’s top honour in the heritage field. There

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New €50 enters circulation

TweetA new €50 banknote with upgraded security features entered into circulation this week. The security features include a portrait window near the top of the hologram which becomes transparent when looked at against the light. The window reveals a portrait of Europa, a figure from Greek mythology,

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Commissioner King in Dublin: “Delivering a Security Union”

TweetEU Commissioner for the Security Union, Julian King, visited Dublin this week where he met with Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald, and Paul Kehoe, Minister of State with special responsibility for Defence, to discuss the progress made towards a sustainable and effective Security

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