Archive for October 2011
COVENEY MAKES PROGRESS ON QUOTA NEGOTIATIONS AT EU FISHERIES COUNCIL
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, today welcomed the commitment by the EU Fisheries’ Commissioner to rethink her previously stated policy of applying automatic and arbitrary cuts of 25 per cent to a swathe of fish stocks, in the absence of full scientific information.
The Minister was speaking at today’s EU Fisheries’ Council in Luxembourg, at which EU Ministers commenced negotiations on 2012 Total Allowable Catches (TAC) for 2012 and fish quotas. The EU Commission proposals for TACs and quotas for 2012, published last month, involve automatic and arbitrary 25 per cent cuts for stocks which did not have complete data and full scientific advice available on them.
Question 14: To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Fisheries and Food if he will provide an update on his meeting with EU Fisheries Commissioner, Maria Damanaki and their discussions on the Common Fisheries Policy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27702/11]
Taking Place in the Westlodge Hotel, Bantry, on October 20th from 11.00am to 4:00pm
The event is about getting all
- Island business people
- Islanders with a business idea
- Islanders who would like to start a business
All are welcome – let’s do business together!
Press Release re: JobBridge from:
Fine Gael TD for Dublin South, Olivia Mitchell, has today welcomed clarification from the Minister for Social Protection regarding the eligibility criteria for the Government’s highly successful national internship scheme JobBridge.
“Many recent graduates have contacted me to say that they are having difficulty securing approval for JobBridge as they apparently do not have enough social insurance contribution credits.