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.

July 10th, 2015

SURF SUMMIT – MEP FOR SLIGO CONGRATULATES ALL INVOLVED

All those associated with Sligo winning this year’s Surf Summit have been congratulated by Mairead McGuinness, MEP for Sligo and […]

April 21st, 2015

GALWAY BYPASS – 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 […]

March 30th, 2015

Climate changing times

Talk of the weather is never far from farmers’ lips but into the future climate will dominate conversations across the […]

March 1st, 2015

LAYTOWN SCHOOL CELEBRATES ITS THIRD GREEN FLAG

Mairead McGuinness, MEP and Vice President of the European Parliament officiated on Friday (27th Feb.) at a ceremony to raise […]

January 13th, 2015

Member States free to ban GMOs – Mairead McGuinness

Today’s vote in the European Parliament grants Member States the power to restrict or prohibit the cultivation of GMOs in […]

November 7th, 2014

Climate Change

Farming and the environment Farmers are already aware of the intrinsic link between the environment and agriculture. If we don’t […]

September 30th, 2014

McGuinness urges local authorities to jointly seek EIB funding for green infrastructure

Mairead McGuinness MEP has called on local authorities to come together to seek European Investment Bank funding for green infrastructural […]

September 20th, 2014

KINGSCOURT FIRM SET TO REAP THE BENEFITS OF GROWTH SURGE – MEP MCGUINNESS

A Kingscourt, Co. Cavan based firm has been described as “top of the tree” in terms of innovation and excellence […]

March 3rd, 2014

Storms and floods leave communities in a living hell – Mairead McGuinness MEP

Mairead McGuinness MEP has said that the future EU Solidarity Fund needs to be increased if we are to support […]

February 17th, 2014

VAT exemption on mountain rescue equipment

Last week I meet with Chris Davies MEP, to discuss the campaign for a VAT exemption on mountain rescue equipment. […]

Contact Me

Email me here
Call me in Meath on
+ 353 (0) 41 6854633
Call me in Brussels on
+32 (0) 2284 7214
Click on the icons below

Gallery