Archive - March 2021

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.


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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

9657: COMMISSION TO PROVIDE CORK HOSPITAL WITH COVID-CLEANSING ROBOT
Friday 12 March 2021
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Cork University Hospital is to receive a special Covid-19 cleansing robot.

CUH is one of 31 hospitals across the EU to benefit from the device which is being funded by the European Commission.

The robot can disinfect a standard size patient room in 10 minutes by using harmless ultraviolet light.

Tim Hayes of the European Commission says the robot puts Cork University Hospital at the forefront of science in tackling the Coronavirus.

Interviewee: Tim Hayes | Clip duration: 0 minutes 14 seconds | Outwords: method of cleaning

9655: ECC REPORTS GROWING CONSUMER ISSUES FROM WEBSITES OUTSIDE IRELAND
Thursday 11 March 2021
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Irish people who have issues with goods purchased online from sites elsewhere in the EU can have their complaints processed through the European Consumer Centre in Dublin.

A growing number of people are seeking refunds for holidays purchased with companies and airlines across the European Union.

Dr. Cyril Sullivan heads up the European Consumer Centre in Dublin.

He says his office can process most complaints and are willing to help.



Interviewee: Cyril Sullivan | Clip duration: 0 minutes 17 seconds | Outwords: advice and support

9656: IRISH OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORT ALL THINGS EUROPEAN
Wednesday 10 March 2021
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Ireland continues to be the most enthusiastic country in Europe about EU membership, according to a new survey from Eurobarometer.

It has been carried out to coincide with the launch of the Conference on the Future of Europe — a discussion forum which aims to give citizens a chance to shape how the European Union will look 20 years from now.

It reveals 74% of people in Ireland have a positive image of the EU - the highest approval rating of any State in the European Union. 

Tim Hayes of the European Commission says a huge number of Irish people have high hopes for the Conference.

Interviewee: Tim Hayes | Clip duration: 0 minutes 24 seconds | Outwords: the same opinion.

9654: BEST PAID IRISH PROFESSIONALS WORK IN INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SECTOR
Friday 05 March 2021
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The best paid professionals in Ireland are people working in the information and communication industry.

New figures from Eurostat show the sector pays the best salaries in 12 of the 27 EU member-States.

Tim Hayes is from the European Commission office in Dublin.

He says pre-tax salaries in the information and communication sector are, on average, just under 72,000 euro per year.

Interviewee: Tim Hayes | Clip duration: 0 minutes 14 seconds | Outwords: euro a month

9653: IRISH WOMEN LEAVING IT LATER IN LIFE TO GIVE BIRTH
Thursday 04 March 2021
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The average age at which a new mum in Ireland gives birth is now 30.7 years, according to new figures from Eurostat.

This is the fourth highest average age in the EU after Italy, Spain and Luxembourg.

The trend is reflected in every country in Europe, where the average age for giving birth to a first child is now 29.4 years.

Tim Hayes of the European Commission says later births here reflect a changing Irish society.

Interviewee: Tim Hayes | Clip duration: 0 minutes 19 seconds | Outwords: an ageing population

9652: MORE IRISH SWITCH OFF 'MOBILE ROAMING' THAN OTHER EU CITIZENS
Wednesday 03 March 2021
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More Irish people switch off 'mobile roaming' on their phone when travelling elsewhere in the EU than any other nationality.

A new survey from Eurobarometer shows that 52 per cent of Irish travellers switch off 'mobile roaming' compared to the EU average of just 34%. 

The rules which ensure that Irish people travelling in the EU can enjoy roaming without extra charges are now being extended until 2031.

Tim Hayes of the European Commission says this is good news for Irish people who travel within the EU.

Interviewee: Tim Hayes | Clip duration: 0 minutes 15 seconds | Outwords: to another country