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Ireland 2nd highest prices for consumer goods and services – Eurostat

TweetNew Eurostat figures show Irish prices for a broad cross-section of consumer goods and services were the second highest in the EU, coming in at 125% of EU average in 2016. With the exception of consumer electronics, Ireland was above the EU average for all the price

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No more mobile roaming charges in the EU

TweetMobile phone roaming charges within the European Union ended at midnight 15th June. From 15th June, EU citizens can make calls within the European Union for the price of a local call, marking the end of excessive roaming bills. However consumers are advised that when outside the

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Friday 23 June: ICEL Eversheds Sutherland Procurement Conference, Royal Irish Academy

TweetThe annual ICEL (Irish Centre for European Law) procurement conference takes place on Friday 23 June. Speakers include three of the UK’s leading procurement thinkers, Sue Arrowsmith, Fionnuala McCredie QC and Abbey Semple. The Hon. Mr Justice Donnell Deeny, the leading Northern Irish procurement judge, will chair

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Brexit talks start Monday 19 June – EU/UK Statement

TweetThe following joint statement was issued today (15 June) by the Department for Exiting the European Union and the European Commission: “Michel Barnier, the European Commission’s Chief Negotiator, and David Davis, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, agreed today to launch Article 50 negotiations on

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Monday 12 to Friday 30 June: EU Aid Volunteer photo exhibition, Europe House, Dublin 2

TweetIn cooperation with Comhlámh, the European Commission Representation in Ireland is hosting a photo exhibition on the EU Aid Volunteer initiative. The exhibition features EU volunteers working with organisations across Europe as well as local volunteers working on humanitarian projects across Asia, Africa and Latin America. It

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Eight Irish organisations get Creative Europe funding

TweetCreative Europe 2014-20, the European funding programme for the culture and audio-visual sectors, has just announced funding for eight Irish organisations with a combined direct Irish grant allocation of just under €624,000. The organisations are: West Cork Music; Wexford Festival Trust; The National Print Museum; Fidget Feet;

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EU-supported Irish film “The Killing of a sacred Deer” wins at Cannes

TweetAn Irish-UK co-production supported by EU-funding, “The Killing of a sacred Deer”, won Best Screenplay at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The film, which was directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and starred Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman, received €237,000 in Creative Europe Media funding. Ed Guiney, producer of

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Car emissions and safety: Stricter rules agreed

TweetThe European Council this week approved the Commission’s proposal for a Regulation to ensure that car manufacturers comply strictly with all EU safety, environmental and production requirements. This will mean more independent vehicle testing and more checks on cars already in circulation. There will also be greater

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TweetWe were delighted to attend the recent European Commission’s Citizen’s Dialogue with Commissioner Phil Hogan in Kilkenny.  He was joined by Councillor Pat O’Neill, the Mayor of Kilkenny, and Professor Thia Hennessy, Department of Food Business and Development, UCC. The discussion was moderated by former political journalist

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€44 million humanitarian funding for Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan

TweetThe EU Commission has announced humanitarian assistance of over €44 million to help people in need in South-West and Central Asia. €25.5 million will help internally displaced people in Afghanistan who have had to flee conflict or been injured, as well as returning Afghan refugees. Humanitarian organisations

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