Elderly people’s homes in Ireland will be open to unfettered competition putting care at risk under the terms being drafted for the trade and services agreement between the EU and the US.
Pursuant to the ruling of an Irish court, Airbus A320 of Congo Airways, RDC’s new national airline company, is blocked at Dublin airport. The Congolese authorities are not excluding the hypothesis of “vulture fund subterfuge”.
The tobacco industry has deep pockets. The industry uses its profits to resist measures being taken by governments all across the world to cut smoking and deaths from smoking.
The potential for losses of between €25m and €45m for the beef sector from any trade deal between Europe and the US has provoked a sharp response from the Irish farm organisations.
The first significant test of Ireland’s reputation as defender of human rights comes today as the Dáil debates ratification of the EU Free Trade Agreement with Colombia and Peru.
Concerns have been voiced for the Irish dairy farmers as New Zealand pushes for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the EU by Sean Kelly MEP for Ireland south.
Aid agencies and human rights groups want Ireland to stall on signing the EU free trade agreement with Colombia which they say will put that country’s oppressed agricultural communities in peril and undermine its fragile peace process.
The Central Bank of Ireland’s markets director believes TTIP is the ideal forum to iron out differences over substituted compliance and establish agreement on monitoring and data collection systems
American government officials say they are hopeful talks aimed at securing an EU-US trade agreement will gain momentum under Ireland’s presidency of the European Council but they admit some issues, such as genetically modified crops, are likely to prove difficult during negotiations.
The EU’s trade chief, Karel De Gucht, has said the European Commission remains supportive of a trade agreement with South America’s Mercosur beef trading states despite Irish opposition to a deal.
The Irish government is expecting a report from the European Commission setting out the economic impact on Eire of a potential trade agreement between the EU and Mercosur.
A landmark Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed this week in Brussels will boost Irish exports to Asia, according to the Minister for Trade and Commerce, Billy Kelleher TD.