All those associated with Sligo winning this yearâ€™s Surf Summit have been congratulated by Mairead McGuinness, MEP for Sligo and […]
Archive for the category: ‘Environment’
Focus On - Environment
I am substitute member of the European Parliament's committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, known as ENVI.
The ENVI Committee is responsible for environmental policy and protection concerning: air, soil and water pollution, waste management and recycling, dangerous substances and preparations, noise levels, climate change and protection of biodiversity.
Sustainable development, International and regional measures and agreements aimed at protecting the environment, restoration of environmental damage and civil protection are also priorities of the Parliament's Environment committee.
From a public health perspective the ENVI committee is concerned with the programmes and specific actions in the field of public health, the safety of pharmaceutical and cosmetic products and health aspects of bioterrorism.
In relation to food safety issues the Environment committee is focused on the labelling and safety of foodstuffs, veterinary legislation concerning protection against risks to human health; public health checks on foodstuffs and food production systems.
GALWAY BYPASS â€“ MCGUINNESS SAYS MORE DETAIL NEEDED ON ASSESSMENT TO HELP PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN SYSTEM
Following a meeting today (Monday) between a delegation from Galway City and County Councils and the European Commission, it is […]
Talk of the weather is never far from farmersâ€™ lips but into the future climate will dominate conversations across the […]
Mairead McGuinness, MEP and Vice President of the European Parliament officiated on Friday (27th Feb.) at a ceremony to raise […]
Today’s vote in the European Parliament grants Member States the power to restrict or prohibit the cultivation of GMOs in […]
Farming and the environment Farmers are already aware of the intrinsic link between the environment and agriculture. If we donâ€™t […]
Mairead McGuinness MEP has called on local authorities to come together to seek European Investment Bank funding for green infrastructural […]
A Kingscourt, Co. Cavan based firm has been described as â€śtop of the treeâ€ť in terms of innovation and excellence […]
Mairead McGuinness MEP has said that the future EU Solidarity Fund needs to be increased if we are to support […]
Last week I meet with Chris Davies MEP, to discuss the campaign for a VAT exemption on mountain rescue equipment. […]