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The European Parliament has today voted in favour of a major trade deal between the EU and Canada. Those in favour of CETA say it will boost EU economies and provide much needed trading opportunities with Canada. Critics of the deal say it’s bad for workers, the environment and the…

The Minister for Jobs is hosting the first of a series of stakeholder meetings on Brexit today in Leitrim. Stakeholders including the Chambers of Commerce from Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal as well as other business and employment groups will meet for the event in the Bush Hotel. The minister’s visit…

There has been another call for a stop to be put to certain European funding being used to support the planting of forestry in County Leitrim. Leitrim IFA treasurer Maureen Murray says it’s wrong that people can sell their land for forestry to speculators and still keep their payments under…

A Donegal TD says farmers in the north west could benefit from the money generated if the cap on Single Farm Payments was reduced. Charlie McConologue says in the programme of Government, they promised to reduced the cap on basic payments from €150,000 down to €100,000. Very few farmers in…

The important relationship with the US will be another key challenge in the coming year that the EU has to face up to. That’s according to North West MEP Mairead McGuiness who says that there are significant challenges in the year ahead and Brexit is only one of them. The…

Pension rights and freedom of movement are among the issues that will impact individuals when Brexit is triggered. That’s the warning of North West MEP Marian Harkin who is on an EU sub-committee of the Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs Committee set up to assess the impacts of the move.…