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9618: ECC Ireland advises Cyber Monday shopping with established brands
Monday 30 November 2020
It's Cyber Monday and the European Consumer Centre is advising online shoppers to buy from reputable websites only. It says dubious...
9617: ECC Ireland issues Black Friday warning
Thursday 26 November 2020
The European Consumer Centre is advising online shoppers to be cautious if they spend on unfamiliar websites sites tomorrow, Black...
9619: Ireland records the largest fall in part-time employment
Wednesday 25 November 2020
Ireland has recorded the largest fall in part-time employment in the EU due to Covid 19. The share of people here...
9616: Irish woman elected as VP of the European Movement
Friday 20 November 2020
An Irish woman is to be the next vice-President of the international European Movement. Noelle O'Connell from Blarney in Co. Cork is currently...
9615: Irish roads among the safest in Europe
Thursday 19 November 2020
Irish roads continue to be among the safest in Europe. The latest figures from the European Commission show an average death...
9614: EU loans Ireland €2.5 billion to cover ongoing Covid costs
Monday 16 November 2020
Ireland is to receive €2.5 billion from the European Commission to pay for the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme. The low-interest loan...

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9618: ECC IRELAND ADVISES CYBER MONDAY SHOPPING WITH ESTABLISHED BRANDS
Monday 30 November 2020
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It's Cyber Monday and the European Consumer Centre is advising online shoppers to buy from reputable websites only.

It says dubious websites are plentiful at this time of the year aimed at misleading the public into paying for goods which are either sub-standard or may never arrive by post.

Dr. Cyril Sullivan of the European Consumer Centre in Dublin says online purchasing with established brands is always safer in the end.

Interviewee: Cyril Sullivan | Clip duration: 0 minutes 12 seconds | Outwords: service if possible

9617: ECC IRELAND ISSUES BLACK FRIDAY WARNING
Thursday 26 November 2020
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The European Consumer Centre is advising online shoppers to be cautious if they spend on unfamiliar websites sites tomorrow, Black Friday.

Online shoppers are being warned to be vigilant about dubious offers that may be too good to be true.

Over one million Irish online transactions are expected to take place tomorrow to take advantage of pre-Christmas bargains.

Diana Valentine of the European Consumer Centre in Ireland says shoppers should be wary in particular of free-trial deals.

Interviewee: Diana Valentine | Clip duration: 0 minutes 17 seconds | Outwords: under the law

9619: IRELAND RECORDS THE LARGEST FALL IN PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT
Wednesday 25 November 2020
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Ireland has recorded the largest fall in part-time employment in the EU due to Covid 19.

The share of people here employed on part-time contracts between April and June this year was down 14.5% compared to the fourth quarter of 2019.

The decline in employment on temporary contracts was also notable with some EU States recording drops by as much as 20% or more while the fall in Ireland was 15 per cent.

Grace Bolton of the European Commission Office in Dublin says the figures show that low paid employees are suffering the most from Coronavirus.

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 14 seconds | Outwords: very difficult times

9616: IRISH WOMAN ELECTED AS VP OF THE EUROPEAN MOVEMENT
Friday 20 November 2020
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An Irish woman is to be the next vice-President of the international European Movement.

Noelle O'Connell from Blarney in Co. Cork is currently Head of the European Movement in Ireland.

The European Movement has membership in 34 countries and provides input to decision makers in Brussels on issues of public concern.

Noelle O'Connell says having an Irish voice at the top table is crucial at this time as the transition period of Brexit draws to a close.

Interviewee: Noelle O'Connell | Clip duration: 0 minutes 19 seconds | Outwords: valued and recognised

9615: IRISH ROADS AMONG THE SAFEST IN EUROPE
Thursday 19 November 2020
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Irish roads continue to be among the safest in Europe.

The latest figures from the European Commission show an average death rate across Europe of 52 fatalities per 1 million inhabitants in 2018 compared to Greece where the rate was 161 deaths per million residents.

Leinster and the Midlands recorded the lowest rate of road fatalities in Ireland in 2018 with 22 per one million inhabitants. 

Grace Bolton of the European Commission says the EU's 'Vision Zero' programme aims to reduce the number of road fatalities by half over the next ten years.


Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 11 seconds | Outwords: fatalities by 2030

9614: EU LOANS IRELAND €2.5 BILLION TO COVER ONGOING COVID COSTS
Monday 16 November 2020
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Ireland is to receive €2.5 billion from the European Commission to pay for the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme.

The low-interest loan is being offered to Ireland as part of the EU SURE scheme which is funding Covid-19 expenditure.

The payment for Ireland brings the overall EU financial support programme to €90.3 billion covering 18 Member States. 

Gerry Kiely, who heads up EU representation in Ireland, says the €2.5 billion will cover all State costs that are Covid-related.

Interviewee: Gerry Kiely | Clip duration: 0 minutes 17 seconds | Outwords: impact of covid

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