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9663: Irish among lowest users of EU online dispute resolution service
Thursday 25 March 2021
Irish people are among the lowest users of the EU Online Dispute Resolution Service. The web portal allows consumers to make...
9661: Irish online shoppers buy more 'green' products than most Europeans
Wednesday 24 March 2021
Eight out of ten Irish online shoppers now buy “green” products even if it costs more. An EU Commission survey of...
9662: Ireland joins Schengen Security Information System
Tuesday 23 March 2021
There's bad news today for criminals. Ireland has joined the EU Schengen Information System which will see information on crime exchanged...
9659: Irish top survey for shopping locally in 2020
Friday 19 March 2021
Ireland recorded the highest level of consumers who shopped locally in 2020, according to a new EU survey. 95% of us...
9660: Irish still among the most generous for humanitarian aid
Thursday 18 March 2021
The Irish continue to be among the most generous nations in the European Union, according to a new EU survey. Irish...
9658: EU to provide share of one billion euro to Ireland for farmers and fishing fleet
Tuesday 16 March 2021
Ireland's agricultural and fishing communities are to receive some of the special one billion euro EU fund to be given to Ireland. The...

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9663: IRISH AMONG LOWEST USERS OF EU ONLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION SERVICE
Thursday 25 March 2021
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Irish people are among the lowest users of the EU Online Dispute Resolution Service.

The web portal allows consumers to make official complaints where a dispute arises from purchasing goods online elsewhere in the EU.

Ireland ranks fourth from bottom out of 27 member States for usage of the process.

Cyril Sullivan of the European Consumer Centre in Dublin says the service is free and easy to use, but people here don't seem to know about it.

Interviewee: Cyril Sullivan | Clip duration: 0 minutes 19 seconds | Outwords: at ECC Ireland.ie

9661: IRISH ONLINE SHOPPERS BUY MORE 'GREEN' PRODUCTS THAN MOST EUROPEANS
Wednesday 24 March 2021
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Eight out of ten Irish online shoppers now buy “green” products even if it costs more.

An EU Commission survey of online shopping habits during last year’s COVID pandemic has revealed that 79% of Irish consumers bought environmentally-friendly products as much as they could.

The Irish figure way exceeds the EU average of 67 per cent.

Tim Hayes of the European Commission says Irish online shoppers are upholding our reputation as a 'green' nation.

Interviewee: Tim Hayes | Clip duration: 0 minutes 20 seconds | Outwords: continent by 2050

9662: IRELAND JOINS SCHENGEN SECURITY INFORMATION SYSTEM
Tuesday 23 March 2021
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There's bad news today for criminals.

Ireland has joined the EU Schengen Information System which will see information on crime exchanged with other member States.

The system helps make Europe more secure by allowing police and border guards to log and share information on people and property related to criminal activity.

Tim Hayes of the European Commission says the development will make it difficult for suspected criminals to move around Europe.

Interviewee: Tim Hayes | Clip duration: 0 minutes 15 seconds | Outwords: such as vehicles

9659: IRISH TOP SURVEY FOR SHOPPING LOCALLY IN 2020
Friday 19 March 2021
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Ireland recorded the highest level of consumers who shopped locally in 2020, according to a new EU survey.

95% of us shopped in our locality, a figure that was the highest in the European Union.

Tim Hayes is from the European Commission in Ireland.

He says the survey revealed that among other things most Irish people will not make travel plans until Covid-19 is eradicated.

Interviewee: Tim Hayes | Clip duration: 0 minutes 17 seconds | Outwords: pandemic was over

9660: IRISH STILL AMONG THE MOST GENEROUS FOR HUMANITARIAN AID
Thursday 18 March 2021
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The Irish continue to be among the most generous nations in the European Union, according to a new EU survey.

Irish people have emerged as one of the most supportive in Europe of the need to ensure that EU humanitarian aid goes to those people in the world less fortunate than them.

The survey found that 86% of Irish people said they were aware of the EU’s funding efforts, up from 75% in 2016.

Tim Hayes of the European Commission says that 96% of Irish people want aid to the developing world to remain at current levels or even increase in the coming years.


Irish among most generous-hearted Europeans
Irish among most generous-hearted Europeans
Irish among most generous-hearted Europeans
Irish among most generous-hearted Europeans

Interviewee: Tim Hayes | Clip duration: 0 minutes 18 seconds | Outwords: level of support

9658: EU TO PROVIDE SHARE OF ONE BILLION EURO TO IRELAND FOR FARMERS AND FISHING FLEET
Tuesday 16 March 2021
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Ireland's agricultural and fishing communities are to receive some of the special one billion euro EU fund to be given to Ireland.

The five billion euro fund has been established to assist countries adversely affected by the British exit from the European Union.

Tim Hayes is from the European Commission office in Dublin.

He says Ireland is the biggest recipient of the fund in Europe.

Interviewee: Tim Hayes | Clip duration: 0 minutes 14 seconds | Outwords: and farming communities

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