Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Ireland

The Schengen Zone expands conditionally, for air and sea travelers

Europe’s passport-free Schengen Zone took an important step forward on March 31 with the partial inclusion of Romania and Bulgaria. Travelers arriving in the...

Intellexa Commercial Spyware Consortium sanctioned

The U.S. Government announced on March 5 a new set of sanctions on the members of the Intellexa Commercial Spyware Consortium based across Europe....

Neutral but not neutered: Ireland’s security needs to be nurtured

The Irish people have been a beacon of light against darkness, hatred and genocide. But Ireland needs to do more to contribute to the dismantling of autocracies, the self-determination of peoples still shackled by remnant empires and the emancipation and empowerment of all underprivileged people. 

Commission approves EU funding for nature, environment and climate action projects

The European Commission approved on November 25 an investment package of more than €290 million for 132 new projects under the LIFE programme for...

Ireland’s climate action plan must look beyond de-growth led by the state

The Republic of Ireland has committed to reaching carbon neutrality by 2050, after the coalition government of Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and the Greens...

The end of the internal combustion engine

With the EU’s Fit for 55 legislation package, the internal combustion engine is set to disappear: From 2035, all new registered vehicles in Europe...

Tougher sanctions against Belarus

It was a clear act of state-sponsored terrorism. An Irish passenger plane from the Irish budget airline Ryan Air, while on its way from...

The Trying Game: Why extreme caution is needed in Northern Ireland

I doubt that any of those who predicted resurgent violence in Northern Ireland is taking pleasure in being proved exactly correct as riots, fighting,...

US and its allies adapt to face new challenges

Secretary of State Antony Blinken wants to revitalize the US' alliances to counter modern threats, including economic coercion, disinformation and climate change.In a speech...

Brexit cuts trading on GB-Ireland interconnectors fueling power prices

Britain’s exit from the EU has resulted in reduced trading on the electricity interconnectors between GB and Ireland and increased the frequency of extreme...

EU approves €200m scheme to support Irish firms during COVID-19 outbreak

The European Commission approved an Irish €200 million scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak, as the plan was found to be...

Ireland's private hospitals to be used as public amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Irish government announced that the country’s private hospitals are set to be leased for use as public ones for the duration of the...

Ryanair expected to halt all flights in April and May

Ryanair has said it expects that most of its flights will be grounded from today amid the coronavirus crisis. "The experience in China suggests a...

EU Climate Law needs to stick to a 100% renewable scenario, WindEurope says

The EU Climate Law needs to stick to a 100% renewable energy scenario which achieves the objective of climate neutrality based on renewables only,...

Ireland to ban menthol cigarettes and rolling tobacco from May

Ireland will ban the selling of menthol cigarettes and rolling tobacco from May 20, to be in compliance with the EU Tobacco Product Directive,...

First female duo wins world's top architecture prize

Two Irish women, Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, are the winners of the 2020 Pritzker Architecture Prize, which is regarded as the Nobel Prize...

Ryanair CEO accused of racism for demanding extra checks on Muslim men at airports

Michael O’Leary, CEO of the Irish budget carrier Ryanair, is facing criticism for suggesting Muslim men flying alone should be singled out as threat...

Irish government enters stalemate

Ireland’s Fine Gael party leader Leo Varadkar has formally resigned as prime minister after Ireland’s parliament entered a stalemate over the choice of a...

Ireland’s Fianna Fáil unveils government formation plans

Ireland’s liberal Fianna Fáil will step up efforts to form a government by starting formal engagement with other parties, except the left-wing nationalist Sinn...

Ireland’s Fianna Fáil party rules out coalition with Sinn Féin

Ireland's center-right Fianna Fáil party will attempt to form a government without the left-wing nationalist Sinn Féin, a party member told the media. "We gave...

Four arrested over killing of Northern Ireland journalist

Northern Irish police arrested four men as part of an investigation into the murder of 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee. The men were arrested over the...

Ireland holds first post-Brexit general election

Ireland held a general election on 8 February, just one week after neighboring Britain’s departure from the European Union. Based on the latest figures available...

Ryanair slammed for misleading green claims

The UK advertising watchdog, The Advertising Standards Authority, censured an ad campaign by the airline Ryanair, in which it claimed it is Europe’s “lowest...

Google, Tinder under investigation in Ireland over data processing

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission has launched investigations into the way Google and Tinder process user data. The regulator said it decided to look into how...

Ryanair prepared for further 737 MAX delays

Ryanair is prepared for further delays to the delivery of its Boeing 737 Max airliners, its chief executive Michael O’Leary said in an interview. O’Leary...

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