CAP reform is bogged down in the contentious issue of share out of payments, unsurprisingly given farmers reliance on direct [...]
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.
December 11th, 2012
Â We should never underestimate the potential of youth. I was joined by five Co Laois students in [...]
November 20th, 2012.Â Budgets are dominating news headlines and political discussions at home and abroad this week.
While the Irish government [...]
October 30th, 2012
Every day medical devices are used to save lives and to improve life expectancy and the quality of [...]
TOPRA Veterinary Symposium,
The perspective of the European Parliament on the review of the legislation governing veterinary medicinal products
Mairead McGuinness MEP
Green Growth: Older Wisdom and Younger Vision to drive new thinking on future jobs: a European Parliament perspective.
Mairead McGuinness, [...]
On Friday last, I hosted a busy but productive day in my constituency of Ireland East with the visit of [...]
Ireland East MEP Mairead McGuinness has said that there is more to rural Ireland than septic tanks and rows over [...]
An information seminar on Reinventing Rural Recreation will be held by the Meath Partnership next Thursday 28th June from 19:00- [...]
19th June 2012 Â There is a real danger that Ireland could be left behind its European counterparts unless we develop [...]