Archive - April 2018

3275: DUBLIN STUDENT SELECTED FOR ANNUAL EU TRAVEL PROJECT
Saturday 21 April 2018
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A 19-year old Dublin student has been selected from over 2,000 applicants to undertake the annual EU Road Trip Project.

The travel project will take eight individuals on four routes across Europe during the Summer visiting the Baltics, the Danube, Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts.

Ken Lomena from Tallaght is the only English-speaking student to be selected.

He says the entire trip and work done along the way will also be the subject of a TV documentary. 

Interviewee: Ken Lomena | Clip duration: 0 minutes 13 seconds | Outwords: is all complete

3274: KILKENNY CONFERENCE ON COMMON AGRICULTURAL POLICY
Friday 20 April 2018
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Farmers are invited to have their say on the Common Agricultural Policy at a special event in Kilkenny City tonight (Friday).

The free event, at O'Loughlin Gaels GAA Club in Newpark, will discuss how CAP 2020 can work best for Irish people in the agri-food sector.

Commencing at 7 pm, speakers will include EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan and IFA President Joe Healy. 

Gerry Kiely of the EU Commission Representation in Ireland says this is a special opportunity for farmers to be informed on the many benefits of CAP 2020.

Interviewee: Gerry Kiely | Clip duration: 0 minutes 15 seconds | Outwords: holds for them

3273: MEATH CONFERENCE ON THE FUTURE OF EUROPE
Thursday 19 April 2018
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Members of the public in Leinster are invited to have their say on the future of Europe at a special event in County Meath tonight (Thursday).

The event, at the County Council office on the Dublin road in Navan, will discuss Ireland post Brexit and the implications for Irish people.

Commencing at 7 pm, admission is free. 

EU Affairs Minister Helen McEntee, who will be in attendance, says the event will give individuals an opportunity to express their views on the future of Europe.

Interviewee: Helen McEntee | Clip duration: 0 minutes 20 seconds | Outwords: all of these

3272: IRISH MOST POSITIVE IN EUROPE ABOUT IMMIGRATION
Tuesday 17 April 2018
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Irish people see immigration into this country as an opportunity rather than a disadvantage.

Ireland came top in a Eurobarometer survey which found that over 80 per cent of us believe that immigrants have a positive impact on the economy, boost innovation and enrich cultural life.

The study also found that 40 per cent believe immigrants take jobs from the domestic population and increase crime, although
8 out of 10 people surveyed acknowledged that they fill jobs that Irish people don't want.

Grace Bolton of the EU Commission office in Dublin says that overall, Ireland is a welcoming place for immigrants. 

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 18 seconds | Outwords: fáilte to immigrants

3271: RATE OF ROAD DEATHS IN IRELAND CONTINUES TO IMPROVE
Friday 13 April 2018
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The rate of road deaths in Ireland continues to fall, according to new figures from the EU.

The statistics show that in 2017, 33 people per million inhabitants died in Ireland, compared to 47 per million in 2010.

Sweden at 25 and the UK at 27 deaths per million of population, recorded the best figures in 2017.

Grace Bolton of the EU Commission office in Dublin says Ireland has seen a remarkable improvement rate over the last seven years. 

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 17 seconds | Outwords: times as high

3270: ONE THIRD OF IRISH PEOPLE DO NOT EXERCISE
Thursday 12 April 2018
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One in three Irish people never exercise or engage in sport, according to new figures.

The statistics from Eurobarometer show that 35 per cent of Irish people spend over five a half hours sitting every day.

Grace Bolton is press officer with the EU Commission representation in Dublin.

She says despite the Irish figures, we are not the worst in Europe.

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 13 seconds | Outwords: around fourteen per cent

2270: ECC IRELAND WARNING ON HOLIDAY SCAMS
Wednesday 11 April 2018
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The European Consumer Centre is urging Irish holidaymakers booking last-minute accommodation to watch out for fraudsters. 

The warning comes after figures in the UK show that the average amount of money lost by holidaymakers ripped off by booking scams increased 25 per cent in 2017, with a victim typically losing £1,500.

ECC Ireland receives regular reports from Irish consumers who have been scammed or encountered suspicious situations.

Martina Nee of the European Consumer Centre says always do your research before buying a holiday.

Interviewee: Martina Nee | Clip duration: 0 minutes 18 seconds | Outwords: method of payment