Interview Deirdre Clune on new EU rules on drone safety

June 15, 2018

Eamonn Torsney talks to the Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune about the new EU rules on drone safety that were approved by the European Parliament this week. 

Out words: to fly

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New rules to crack down on ‘nuisance’ and dangerous drones - Clune

June 15, 2018

People who own or operate drones will have to adhere to new EU rules in the future. The European Parliament this week backed EU-wide rules to ensure the safe use of drones and to update aviation safety laws.

Under the new rules, drones will need to be designed so that they can be operated without putting people at risk. And drone users must be able to control a drone safely, without endangering people or other airspace users.

The Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune, who is on the European Parliament’s Transport Committee, explains what the new regulations will mean.   

Out words: the drone

 

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Interview - Sean Kelly MEP Discusses Overnight Agreement on Renewable Energy Targets for EU Member States

June 14, 2018

Following an agreement overnight in Strasbourg, a renewable energy target of 32 per cent by 2030 has been set for EU member states. 

The agreement reached at 4am, will also require Member States to aim for a target of 14 per cent renewable energy in the transport sector. 

Speaking to Irish Journalist, Eamonn Torsney, Ireland South MEP, Sean Kelly, discusses what it means for businesses and governments into the future: 

Out words:   an end 

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EU Member States Face New Renewable Energy Targets After Overnight Agreement - Kelly

June 14, 2018

A renewable energy target of 32 per cent by 2030 has been set for EU member states following overnight discussions in Strasbourg. 

The agreement reached at 4am, will also require Member States to aim for a target of 14 per cent renewable energy in the transport sector. 

That includes incentives for electric vehicles and advanced biofuels. 

Ireland South MEP, Sean Kelly, says a clear message is being sent to industry and businesses: 

Out words:   to change 

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New EU Renewable Energy Targets Set After Overnight Agreement - Kelly

June 14, 2018

EU Member States will have to generate almost a third of their energy needs using renewables, by 2030. 

New targets for renewable energy were agreed in the early hours of this morning, at a meeting at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. 

In addition, the transport sector will face a target of 14 per cent, which includes incentives for electric vehicles and advanced biofuels. 

Ireland South MEP, Sean Kelly, says the agreement will impact on a wide range of sectors and on communities:  

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Interview - First Anniversary of the Signing of the Istanbul Convention Marked at European Parliament. Deirdre Clune MEP Discusses Why Ireland Has Yet to Ratify the Convention

June 14, 2018

The European Parliament has this week marked the first anniversary of the signing of the Istanbul Convention aimed at preventing and combatting violence against women. 

It sets minimum standards for a state's response to the problem but Ireland has yet to ratify the convention. 

Speaking to Irish Journalist, Eamonn Torsney, Ireland South MEP, Deirdre Clune discusses the importance of the convention and Ireland's progress towards ratification:  

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Ireland Making Progress Towards Ratifying Istanbul Convention - Clune

June 14, 2018

The European Parliament has this week marked the first anniversary of the signing of the Istanbul convention. 

It aims to prevent and combat violence against women, and domestic violence, by setting minimum standards for a state's response to the problem. 

Ireland has yet to ratify the convention. 

However, Ireland South MEP, Deirdre Clune says the Irish government is making significant progress towards ratification: 

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Ireland Taking Measures to Facilitate the Ratification of the Istanbul Convention to Combat Violence Against Women -Clune

June 14, 2018

Ireland is making progress towards ratifying the Istanbul Convention, which aims to combat violence against women and girls globally. 

That's the message from Ireland South MEP, Deirdre Clune. 

It comes after the European Parliament debated the issue, marking the first anniversary of the signing of the convention. 

Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune says the Irish government is adopting policies that will allow Ireland ratify the convention soon: 

Out words:    their agressor 

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Interview - European Parliament Vote Could Have Significant Implications for Irish Road Haulage Industry - Harkin

June 14, 2018

Independent MEP Marian Harkin discusses the significance of a vote taking place in the European Parliament and its implications for the Irish road haulage sector. 

Speaking to Irish Journalist, Eamonn Torsney, the Midlands North- West MEP says the issues concers new EU rules proposed for truck drivers across the European Union. 

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European Parliament Vote Could Have Significance for Irish Road Haulage Sector - Harkin

June 14, 2018

Irish MEPs are being urged to vote against a proposal, that would allow further changes to new EU rules for road hauliers. 

A number of compromises have been reached that deal specifically with Irish concerns. 

However, a vote in the European Parliament today could pave the way for further changes. 

Independent MEP for Midlands North-West, Marian Harkin, outlines some of the issues which have been agreed to date, that would benefit Irish truck drivers: 

Out words:   a hotel  

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