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EU calls for laws to regulate Artificial Intelligence

EU calls for laws to regulate Artificial Intelligence

February 12, 2020

The European Parliament is calling for new laws to regulate artificial intelligence.

A resolution, passed by MEPS, aims to give more control to consumers when it comes to AI systems.

Concerns have been raised that some algorithms were throwing up biased results.

Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune sits on the Consumer Protection Committee     

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European Parliament votes to end Female Genital Mutilation

European Parliament votes to end Female Genital Mutilation

February 12, 2020

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution to end the practice of Female Genital Mutilation around the world.

It’s estimated that 180 thousand young girls are at risk of FGM in Europe alone.

The strategy calls for more member states to criminalise the act, better education and further engagement with communities.

Fine Gael Fine Gael MEP Frances Fitzgerald is calling for a zero-tolerance approach

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Cuffe praises Walsh for breaking ranks on energy vote

Cuffe praises Walsh for breaking ranks on energy vote

February 12, 2020

Fine Gael MEP Maria Walsh has broken party ranks in the European Parliament in a vote over energy projects.

The motion aimed to block a list of priority projects including the controversial Shannon LNG gas terminal.

Critics say it goes against climate ambitions and will see fracked gas imported from the US to Ireland.

The motion was rejected, with Fine Gael’s Seán Kelly among those voting against.

Dublin Green MEP Ciarán Cuffe is praising Maria Walsh for taking a different view

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European Parliament lays out its stance on UK future relations- voicer

European Parliament lays out its stance on UK future relations- voicer

February 12, 2020

The European Parliament is insisting on a level playing field when it comes to EU-UK trade talks.

MEPs also want an agreement on fisheries to be struck by June.

Kevin Purcell reports from Strasbourg

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“We could run out of gas due to Brexit” - Kelly

“We could run out of gas due to Brexit” - Kelly

February 12, 2020

Fine Gael MEP Seán Kelly is warning that we might run out of gas due to the UK leaving the EU.

He was speaking after voting against a Green objection to a list of priority energy projects across the EU.

It includes the controversial Shannon LNG terminal which can now be fast-tracked and receive EU funding.

The Greens say it goes against climate targets and will lead to fracked gas being imported to Ireland.

Seán Kelly says Ireland needs security of supply

Out words: transport

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Shannon LNG terminal a step closer after EU vote

Shannon LNG terminal a step closer after EU vote

February 12, 2020

The controversial Shannon LNG gas terminal is a step closer.

MEPs today voted down a motion objecting to a list priority nergy projects.

The Shannon project is included and is eligible for EU funding and fast tracking.

Critics say it goes against climate targets and will lead to fracked gas being imported from the US.

Green Party MEP for Ireland South Grace O’Sullivan says it’s a backwards move

Out words: regressive path

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Fine Gael MEP defends supporting Shannon LNG project

Fine Gael MEP defends supporting Shannon LNG project

February 12, 2020

Ireland South MEP Seán Kelly has defended supporting a list of priority energy projects across the EU.

They include the Silvermines hydro-electric plant in Tipperary and the Shannon LNG in North Kerry.

Critics of the Shannon project say it will lead to fracked gas being imported to Ireland from the US.  

MEPs today voted against a Green Group objection to the list.

Seán Kelly says these projects are hugely important

Out words: at all

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MEPs approve energy projects including Shannon LNG

MEPs approve energy projects including Shannon LNG

February 12, 2020

MEPs have given their backing to an EU list of priority energy projects which includes the controversial Shannon LNG terminal in North Kerry.

If means the facility could be fast-tracked and is eligible for EU funding.

Critics say it would lead to the importation of fracked gas from the US which is contrary to Ireland’s climate targets.

This morning, parliament voted to reject a Green Party objection to the list.

Grace O’Sullivan represents the Greens in Ireland South

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Calls for EU strategy to end female genital mutilation - voicer

Calls for EU strategy to end female genital mutilation - voicer

February 11, 2020

The European Parliament will today (Wednesday Feb 12th) vote on a resolution calling for an EU strategy to end female genital mutilation around the world.

The practice is recognised internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women.

Kevin Purcell reports from Strasbourg

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EU wants to stop pet trafficking - voicer

EU wants to stop pet trafficking - voicer

February 11, 2020

MEPs are calling for an EU action plan to end pet trafficking.

They’re looking for tougher sanctions for smugglers and a mandatory registration system for cats and dogs.

Kevin Purcell reports from Strasbourg

 

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