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ECJ rules on entry and residence of non-EU partners of EU citizens

TweetThe European Court of Justice has ruled that, where an EU citizen returns to his Member State of origin, that Member State must facilitate the entry and residence of the non-EU partner with whom that citizen has a durable relationship. A decision to refuse such a residence

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EU Investment Plan to generate over €5 billion of investment in Ireland

Tweet The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) is expected to trigger €5.4 bn in investments in Ireland. The so-called Juncker Plan has mobilised €335 billion in additional investment across the EU since July 2015, exceeding its initial target of €315 billion. In Ireland the Plan has

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EU Commission and EU consumer authorities push Airbnb to comply with consumer rules

Tweet The European Commission and EU consumer authorities are calling on Airbnb to align their terms and conditions with EU consumer rules and be transparent on their presentation of prices. The company has until the end of August to present their proposals. If they are not considered

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Ireland behind on its Europe 2020 targets for renewable energy

Tweet Ireland is lagging behind on reaching its Europe 2020 target of 16% of renewables in energy consumption according to a new report from Eurostat. In 2016, only 9.5% of our energy came from renewables which was well below the 2020 target of 16%. We also have

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Commission publishes 9th post-programme surveillance mission report on Ireland

TweetThe Commission has published the findings of the ninth post-programme surveillance mission to Ireland (14-18 May). The report summary states: “Underlying domestic demand continues to be supported by favourable labour market developments and strong construction investment. Unemployment is falling rapidly towards pre-crisis levels.” It draws attention however

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Ireland records highest natural rise in population in the EU

TweetIreland saw the 4th highest relative rise in population in the EU in 2017 with an increase of 11.2 per 1,000 inhabitants or just under 54,000 extra people. Only Malta (+32.9‰), Luxembourg (+19.0‰) and Sweden (+12.4‰) recorded higher increases. Ireland also had the highest natural rise in

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Monday 23 July: Citizens’ Dialogue with Commissioner Hogan, MacGill Summer School, Glenties, Co Donegal

TweetEU Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development Phil Hogan will address a Citizens’ Dialogue at this year’s MacGill Summer School on the theme “Beyond Brexit: Ireland in Europe – the future scenario”. Other speakers include Pat Cox, former President of the European Parliament, and Patricia Callan, Director

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Commissioner Hogan launches Smart Agri Hubs project

TweetEU Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan was in Dublin earlier this week where he announced Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) as Ireland/UK co-ordinator for the €20m EU-funded SmartAgriHubs project. Under the project, Waterford IT will act as a one-stop-shop for farmers and the agri-food industry

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Highest GDP growth for Ireland in 2018

TweetThe European Commission’s Summer 2018 Interim Economic Forecast predicts Ireland to have the highest GDP growth rate in the EU in 2018 at 5.6%, ahead of Malta in second place at 5.4%. This is well above the rate of 2.1% forecast for the euro area and the

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Ireland records highest natural rise in population in the EU

Tweet Ireland saw the 4th highest relative rise in population in the EU in 2017 with an increase of 11.2 per 1,000 inhabitants or just under 54,000 extra people. Only Malta (+32.9‰), Luxembourg (+19.0‰) and Sweden (+12.4‰) recorded higher increases. Ireland also had the highest natural rise

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