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3286: EU IDAHO Day
Thursday 17 May 2018
Today is IDAHO day. That's International Day against Homophobia. The EU has designated May 17th as a day to raise awareness in...
3285: Irish leave the family home at 26 years of age
Wednesday 16 May 2018
The average age at which young Irish people now leave the family home is 26.3 years. A new study by Eurostat...
3284: EU Irish WiFi applications now open
Tuesday 15 May 2018
Applications to the European Commission have opened for local authorities to introduce free Wi-Fi hotspots. Under the initiative, the EU is...
3283: ECC warning for Irish tourists in the Canary Islands
Thursday 10 May 2018
The European Consumer Centre is warning people to be extra vigilant if buying electronic goods in the Canary Islands. It says...
3282: EU offers free rail trips to Irish 18-year olds
Wednesday 09 May 2018
The European Commission is offering free rail travel across the EU for 15,000 young people in Europe who reach 18 on July...
3281: Majority of Irish people endorse EU membership
Tuesday 08 May 2018
Support for Irish membership of the EU is at an all-time high. A Red C Poll conducted for the European Movement...

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3286: EU IDAHO DAY
Thursday 17 May 2018
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Today is IDAHO day.

That's International Day against Homophobia.

The EU has designated May 17th as a day to raise awareness in support of people who are lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and inter-sex.

Grace Bolton of the European Commission office in Dublin says the day is also a reminder that LGBTI people are equal under EU Treaties.

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 18 seconds | Outwords: all EU treaties

3285: IRISH LEAVE THE FAMILY HOME AT 26 YEARS OF AGE
Wednesday 16 May 2018
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The average age at which young Irish people now leave the family home is 26.3 years.

A new study by Eurostat has found that the Irish figure is slightly above the EU average.

Bottom of the list are people in Malta who, on average, leave home at 32.2 years of age.

Grace Bolton of the EU Commission office in Dublin says people in Nordic countries leave home to live independently younger than any other European nationality.

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 18 seconds | Outwords: at around 26

3284: EU IRISH WIFI APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
Tuesday 15 May 2018
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Applications to the European Commission have opened for local authorities to introduce free Wi-Fi hotspots.

Under the initiative, the EU is making 120 million Euro available to local authorities across the European Union.

Grace Bolton is Head of Press at the EU Commission in Dublin.

She says the plan will support the installation of Wi-Fi equipment in centres of community life across the Country

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 20 seconds | Outwords: hashtag, WiFi4EU

3283: ECC WARNING FOR IRISH TOURISTS IN THE CANARY ISLANDS
Thursday 10 May 2018
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The European Consumer Centre is warning people to be extra vigilant if buying electronic goods in the Canary Islands.

It says a growing number of Irish people have been victims of scams while on holidays there, and while the majority of traders are reputable, some are using deceptive selling techniques to pressurise consumers into paying over the odds for cameras or tablets.

Martina Nee of the European Consumer Centre in Dublin says there are a few tips customers should adhere to when buying such goods.

Interviewee: Martina Nee | Clip duration: 0 minutes 19 seconds | Outwords: agreed to pay

3282: EU OFFERS FREE RAIL TRIPS TO IRISH 18-YEAR OLDS
Wednesday 09 May 2018
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The European Commission is offering free rail travel across the EU for 15,000 young people in Europe who reach 18 on July 1st next.

140 of the rail passes are available for Irish teenagers as part of the 'Discover EU' initiative. Successful participants can travel for up to 30 days to four EU destinations but will have to fund their own meals and accommodation.

Grace Bolton of the EU Commission office in Dublin says applicants must answer a quiz to be in with a chance to win a ticket. 

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 15 seconds | Outwords: hashtag Discover EU

3281: MAJORITY OF IRISH PEOPLE ENDORSE EU MEMBERSHIP
Tuesday 08 May 2018
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Support for Irish membership of the EU is at an all-time high.

A Red C Poll conducted for the European Movement has found that 92% of 1,000 respondents are content with being in the EU.

The survey also found that 87% believe Ireland has benefited greatly from being in the European Union since we joined in 1973.

Noelle O'Connell of the European Movement in Ireland says support for leaving the EU has dropped significantly since the British voted to exit.

Interviewee: Noelle O'Connell | Clip duration: 0 minutes 18 seconds | Outwords: the European Union

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