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#EU Commission

# eu-commission - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Insurance Ireland 'confident' over online data system despite EU Commission investigation

The EU Commission announces yesterday that it will investigate whether Insurance Ireland practices are restricting competition.

# eu-commission - Saturday 23 March, 2019

High Court Master says case could be taken against Ireland over special tax treatment given to vulture funds

Edmund Honohan has said there are many similarities to be drawn with the Apple case being taken.

# eu-commission - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

We now know who'll be holding onto the Apple billions that are destined for Ireland

The money will be held in an escrow account subject to an appeal by Ireland.

# eu-commission - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

The EU has scrapped the 90-day limit on free roaming charges

The commission announced the original ‘free roaming’ plans with huge fanfare last year, but when it unveiled the details earlier this month consumer groups were outraged by a limit of 90 days of free roaming per year.

# eu-commission - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

'Utter balderdash': Nobel-winning economist slams government's decision to appeal Apple windfall

Joseph Stiglitz said it was ‘utterly mystifying’ that the government didn’t just take the €13 billion awarded in the European Commission’s decision.

# eu-commission - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

With €13 billion, Ireland could build Metro North, Dart Underground and solve the homeless crisis

While any back taxes reclaimed from the multinational may need to be used to pay down our €200 billion national debt, it’s worth considering what Apple’s unpaid taxes would buy.

# eu-commission - Monday 29 August, 2016

Government to appeal this week's EU decision to force Apple to pay up to €19 billion in back taxes

The EU is to rule this week that Apple got a special tax deal in Ireland over a period spanning from 1991 to 2007.

# eu-commission - Monday 4 July, 2016

Irish Water have finally stopped sending out bills - here's what it means to you

Households will longer receive Irish Water bills from this month, as the suspension of water charges begins to take tangible effect.

# eu-commission - Saturday 4 June, 2016

"Bullying the populace into submission" - TDs aren't happy about Enda's comments on water charges

Kenny has made comments in a newspaper interview about the controversial charges.

# eu-commission - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Phil Hogan is officially no longer a TD

From Saturday, he’ll be the European Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development.

# eu-commission - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Big Phil's finally been named in the Agriculture job (and farmers are delighted)

He’ll face a grilling from ‘Ming’ and Sinn Féin before the role is secure, but the Kilkenny politician’s widely expected to be confirmed as planned next month…

Here's how much Phil Hogan will be earning as EU Commissioner...

Swag-riculture Commissioner.

My "track record of delivering" won me EU role, says Hogan

Phil Hogan’s been named as Agriculture Commisioner. His record of “being able to deliver in difficult circumstances” swung the job for him, he says.

# eu-commission - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

READ: Nessa Childers' attack on Phil Hogan over social housing

She said Hogan’s appointment in Europe would be “a step backwards for equality.”

# eu-commission - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

'When it comes to state tenders, there is a fear of small businesses'

The EU says Ireland breached a directive in tendering for Eircode.

# eu-commission - Friday 27 June, 2014

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# eu-commission - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

SME groups welcome EU report but warn they are still in 'survival mode'

The EU Commission report found that lending to SMEs still remains weak.

# eu-commission - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Draft climate change legislation to be unveiled today

The draft legislation will set out how Ireland is to meets its emissions targets.

# eu-commission - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

‘Little evidence’ that moderate mobile phone use is associated with cancer

Investigating radio frequency fields associated with mobile phones and children should be a ‘high priority’ said the EU Commission.

# eu-commission - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

EU report fails to find conclusive evidence linking pylons with health risks

The report states that more research is needed to enable draw any conclusion into possible health risks.

# eu-commission - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Inishowen residents take 24-year wastewater plant dispute to Europe

Plans to build a wastewater plant on the Foyle estuary have been opposed by Donegal locals since 1989.

# eu-commission - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Paying unguaranteed bondholders was unfair, admits former IMF chief

Speaking to the IMF, Ajai Chopra went on to say that eurozone partners had stopped Ireland from imposing haircuts on senior creditors.

# eu-commission - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

EU Budget for 2014 agreed after marathon overnight talks

A 400 million fund to help countries hit by flooding and drought had been one of the main stumbling blocks in the negotiations.

# eu-commission - Friday 8 November, 2013

Nobel economist says Ireland is looking at a "lost decade" after austerity

Josph Stiglitz said that austerity has been shown historically not to work and implementing such policies after 2008 was a bigger mistake then the choices made before the crash.

# eu-commission - Saturday 2 November, 2013

EU Commission assessing if demolition of Kilkenny ‘heritage house’ is in breach of EU directive

A local group has said that there is a medieval gable wall at one of the houses but the council said there is not yet sufficient evidence of this.

# eu-commission - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Coveney opposes EU plans on mackerel quotas

The European Commission is attempting to end a dispute with Iceland and the Faroe Islands over fishing rights in the north-east Atlantic.

# eu-commission - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Off Licence association to bring wine excise increase to EU Commission

The price of wine is gone up by 50 cent, under yesterday’s Budget 214 announcement.

# eu-commission - Saturday 14 September, 2013

The Burren receives European diploma for protected areas Irish Beauty This post contains images

The Burren receives European diploma for protected areas

The Burren has been honoured for its rich flora and fauna and its importance to cultural heritage.

# eu-commission - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Roaming charges in the EU could be banned soon

The new legislative package launched today could bring the end to roaming charges and compulsory 24 month contracts.

# eu-commission - Thursday 15 August, 2013

EC Commission to investigate junior doctors' long working hours IMO

EC Commission to investigate junior doctors' long working hours

The IMO says it plans to outline “the HSE’s ongoing failure to comply with the European Working Time Directive” when it meets the Commission.

# eu-commission - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Iceland PM hits back in mackerel fishing row

Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson says that any EU sanctions would violate international trade law.

# eu-commission - Friday 21 June, 2013

Menthol cigarettes could be banned across the EU (but not until 2017)

Health ministers, chaired by James Reilly, have agreed a ban on menthol cigarettes – but won’t ban slim cigarettes for now.

Reilly facing EU battle on banning of menthol cigarettes

The Health Minister is facing some opposition to the ban as he meets his European counterparts today.

# eu-commission - Thursday 9 May, 2013

Column: Are we proud that Ireland is the poster child of austerity?

Austerity has not worked in Ireland or across the eurozone, writes Joan Collins, who points out that even the architects of our bailout admit it was the wrong path.

# eu-commission - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Google to change how it displays search results in Europe

The company announced the move in a bid to appease concerns it might be abusing its dominant market position.

# eu-commission - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Report shows that out of 13 suspected Irish traffickers, none were prosecuted

A new report on human trafficking by the European Commission has found that although the numbers of those trafficked in Europe rose by 18 per cent between 2008 and 2010, convictions dropped by 13 per cent.

Google submits list of remedies in bid to clear EU antitrust case

The EU Commission is probing whether Google unfairly favors its own services in its internet search results.

# eu-commission - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Taoiseach rejects Greek-style Anglo promissory deal

But Kenny said the Government is seeking a new deal that is like “a replacement of a bank overdraft with a very long term mortgage”.

# eu-commission - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Troika turned down suggestion of meeting with Oireachtas committee - Noonan

Michael Noonan says he suggested that the Troika meet with an all-party committee, but that the inspectors rejected the idea.

# eu-commission - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Troika discouraged from opposition meetings by May referendum, says ECB

The Troika will not be meeting opposition parties during their latest visit to Ireland – despite doing so during previous reviews.

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