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#Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

# transatlantic-trade-and-investment-partnership - Saturday 20 August, 2016

TTIP is a major trade deal for the EU - but TDs aren't allowed take copies of its documents
# Don't Look
# Don't Look

TTIP is a major trade deal for the EU - but TDs aren't allowed take copies of its documents

Aug 20th 2016, 7:30 AM 12,307 Views 68 Comments

The issue of the documentation was raised by MEP Luke Ming Flanagan in May, after he was not allowed make notes at a reading room set up in Brussels.

# transatlantic-trade-and-investment-partnership - Monday 18 January, 2016

The yawn-inducing name of this EU-US trade deal is what makes it so dangerous
# Opinion
# Opinion

The yawn-inducing name of this EU-US trade deal is what makes it so dangerous

Jan 18th 2016, 5:00 PM 703 Views 98 Comments

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership covers a wide range of policy areas that will impact on your life, writes David Lundy

# transatlantic-trade-and-investment-partnership - Thursday 11 June, 2015

A victory for people power: we have postponed the controversial TTIP vote
# Opinion
# Opinion

A victory for people power: we have postponed the controversial TTIP vote

Jun 11th 2015, 8:00 PM 34 Views 57 Comments

The vote on the deal was called off at the last minute after MEPs were put under tremendous pressure from their constituents.

We believe fears about the TTIP are unfounded – we need to break down barriers to business
# Opinion
# Opinion

We believe fears about the TTIP are unfounded – we need to break down barriers to business

Jun 11th 2015, 5:30 PM 42 Views 95 Comments

Much of the focus about the trade deal has been on big business, but little attention has been paid to SMEs and how they would benefit from it.

# transatlantic-trade-and-investment-partnership - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Fine Gael MEPs have been compared to fascists
# Ttipping Point
# Ttipping Point

Fine Gael MEPs have been compared to fascists

Jun 10th 2015, 4:38 PM 14,062 Views 114 Comments

Flanagan didn’t hold back in his criticism.

Left-wing campaigners are derailing a US free-trade deal for 'political reasons': Hayes
# Stars And Gripes
# Stars And Gripes

Left-wing campaigners are derailing a US free-trade deal for 'political reasons': Hayes

Jun 10th 2015, 2:47 PM 26,103 Views 151 Comments

Debate on the so-called TTIP was suspended this morning amid angry scenes.

# transatlantic-trade-and-investment-partnership - Sunday 7 June, 2015

Corporations could start suing governments for ‘barriers’ to profit – will you accept this?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Corporations could start suing governments for ‘barriers’ to profit – will you accept this?

Jun 7th 2015, 8:45 AM 80 Views 67 Comments

Some of those ‘barriers’ could include labour rights, food safety rules, regulations on the use of toxic chemicals, digital privacy laws and even new banking safeguards.

# transatlantic-trade-and-investment-partnership - Sunday 14 December, 2014

Column: What you should know about hushed negotiations taking place between the EU and US
# Trade
# Trade

Column: What you should know about hushed negotiations taking place between the EU and US

Dec 14th 2014, 8:45 AM 50 Views 97 Comments

One of the largest free trade agreements to be negotiated in recent times is provoking serious concerns among civil groups.

# transatlantic-trade-and-investment-partnership - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Opinion: When the people lead, politicians are forced to follow – so let's make our voices heard
# Protest
# Protest

Opinion: When the people lead, politicians are forced to follow – so let's make our voices heard

Dec 9th 2014, 8:00 PM 26 Views 35 Comments

We need a solution for our water needs – but one that doesn’t include creative accounting, cronyism, and possible privatisation.

# transatlantic-trade-and-investment-partnership - Monday 14 July, 2014

Top chef says Ireland must not allow GM foods to be sold here
# TTIP
# TTIP

Top chef says Ireland must not allow GM foods to be sold here

Jul 14th 2014, 11:08 AM 14,061 Views 99 Comments

Kevin Thornton has warned that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership could lead to the introduction of genetically-modified foods here. The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said that GM foods are safe to eat.

# transatlantic-trade-and-investment-partnership - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Wikileaks publishes draft from free-trade agreement under secretive negotiations
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

Wikileaks publishes draft from free-trade agreement under secretive negotiations

Nov 13th 2013, 7:14 PM 7,349 Views 31 Comments

The chapter published today constrains proposals for major changes to intellectual property rights laws in the states involved.

# transatlantic-trade-and-investment-partnership - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Column: The NSA spying scandal is coming at an awkward time for the US...
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The NSA spying scandal is coming at an awkward time for the US...

Nov 5th 2013, 7:10 AM 44 Views 22 Comments

US spying worldwide threatens to undermine several US IT companies – like Google, Facebook, and Linkedin – as well as major US-led trade pacts, writes John O’Donnell.

# transatlantic-trade-and-investment-partnership - Monday 17 June, 2013

Taoiseach: EU-US trade deal could mean thousands of jobs for Ireland
# G8
# G8

Taoiseach: EU-US trade deal could mean thousands of jobs for Ireland

Jun 17th 2013, 7:19 PM 8,020 Views 62 Comments

Enda Kenny was speaking to the media following meetings with G8 leaders in Lough Erne today.

Infographic: This is how much the UK thinks an EU-US trade deal could be worth
# G8
# G8

Infographic: This is how much the UK thinks an EU-US trade deal could be worth

Jun 17th 2013, 1:45 PM 6,577 Views 6 Comments

World leaders hope to make significant progress on discussions about such a deal at the summit in Lough Erne today and tomorrow.