Tag: Ireland

#IrishBudget returns to surplus a decade after crisis

#IrishBudget returns to surplus a decade after crisis

| January 7, 2019

Ireland posted its first underlying budget surplus for a decade in 2018, a year ahead of government forecasts, as high windfall taxes and low interest payments ended a decade of deficits, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar (pictured) said last week, writes Conor Humphries. Ireland’s deficit ballooned into double figures in 2009 when property prices collapsed, sparking […]

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#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

| December 6, 2018

  Working together with Europol, Eurojust and the European Banking Federation (EBF), police forces from over 20 States arrested 168 people (so far) as part of a coordinated money laundering crackdown, the European Money Mule Action (EMMA). This international swoop, the fourth of its kind, was intended to tackle the issue of ‘money mules’, who […]

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Irish PM says #Brexit has undermined Good Friday Agreement

Irish PM says #Brexit has undermined Good Friday Agreement

| November 5, 2018

Brexit has undermined the Good Friday Agreement which ended thirty years of violence in Northern Ireland, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Saturday (3 November), writes Graham Fahy. “Brexit has undermined the Good Friday Agreement and is fraying the relationship between Britain and Ireland,” he told Irish state broadcaster RTE. The border between Ireland […]

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Role Reversal: #Brexit has exposed how the EU has changed the power dynamic between Britain and Ireland.

Role Reversal: #Brexit has exposed how the EU has changed the power dynamic between Britain and Ireland.

| October 26, 2018

Owain Glyndwr looks at how Brexiteers failed to spot that the UK could no longer bully its neighbour. Up until now, Theresa May’s government has managed to get its Brexit legislation through the British Parliament, not without difficulty but without too many problems. What I think of as the Lessons of History (Abandonment) Bill, officially […]

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Leader of Northern Ireland’s #DUP says #Brexit deal ’eminently possible’

Leader of Northern Ireland’s #DUP says #Brexit deal ’eminently possible’

| October 11, 2018

The head of the Northern Irish party that props up Prime Minister Theresa May’s government, Arlene Foster (pictured, left), said this week that a Brexit deal was “eminently possible” within weeks, but she would not accept different regulations from the rest of the United Kingdom, writes Amanda Ferguson. In an interview before a meeting with […]

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#EAPM – #HTA debate moves to Sofia for key conference

#EAPM – #HTA debate moves to Sofia for key conference

| October 8, 2018

As the debate on EU-wide health technology assessment (HTA) reaches Council level after a positive vote on the Commission’s proposals at the latest Strasbourg plenary, the Bulgarian capital Sofia will host a conference on HTA’s implications for personalised medicine, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan.  The Brussels-based EAPM, and its […]

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Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

| September 27, 2018

On 24 September, the Alliance for Torture-Free Trade agreed to step up the pace of its efforts and work towards a United Nations instrument – such as a binding convention – to stop the trade in instruments for torture and the death penalty. The Alliance for Torture-Free Trade is an initiative of the European Union, […]

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