Archive for the category: ‘Europe’

2. 2. 2017

The European Parliament has taken a considerable step towards ending EU data roaming charges

As previous European Spokesperson for the Seanad I was very interested to hear that the European Parliament has agreed a deal to cap the prices that telecoms operators pay for using […]

1. 7. 2016

Some Potential Upside to Brexit.

While Ireland is deemed to have more to lose than fellow European Union member states by Britain’s decision to quit the EU, the possibility that firms keen to stay in […]

31. 5. 2016

Proposed new EU measures would improve online shopping for Irish consumers

I strongly welcome proposed new EU measures will greatly improve online shopping for Irish consumers. The European Commission has introduced proposed measures aimed at tackling geo-blocking. This is where the […]

7. 5. 2015

Europe Day

First of all, I would like to welcome the Minister to the House as we mark Europe Day and discuss both the challenges and opportunities that we face – as […]

10. 7. 2014

Noone delighted to be appointed to Council of Europe

Fine Gael Dublin Senator, Catherine Noone, has said she is delighted to have been been nominated by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, to take up a position on the Council […]

2. 7. 2014

Good day for consumers and SMEs as roaming charges slashed

Fine Gael Seanad spokesperson on European Affairs Senator, Catherine Noone, has welcomed the introduction of reduced roaming charges across the EU, describing it as a good day for consumers and […]

15. 5. 2014

Aspire to Better Business in Europe: my speech to members of Northern Ireland’s business community 15/05/14:

  Aspire to Better Business in Europe: Speech In order to appreciate the lessons learned by us in the South of Ireland, from our membership of the EU, it’s perhaps […]

17. 4. 2014

Ukraine Update

The situation in Ukraine poses a great many issues in both the short and long-term. In the aftermath of the internal unrest which arose following the then-Government’s decision to ally […]

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