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Cregg House article

Date: April 20, 2012

Category: News Article, Sligo Champion Articles, Disability Rights

Sligo Champion Article In light of the upcoming vote on the Fiscal Treaty, I had planned to write an article on the topic of democracy.  I had done a little research on the various different forms that democracy takes,...[more]

Sligo Champion article on Fiscal Treaty

Date: March 30, 2012

Category: News Article, Sligo Champion Articles, Euro/Finance

Last week I attended a briefing in the European Parliament where we discussed the upcoming Fiscal Treaty and the issue of growth.  During this discussion there were a number of comments about Ireland and it was generally...[more]

Marian's Sligo Champion Article on the Irish Economy

Date: February 17, 2012

Category: News Article, Sligo Champion Articles

Do you remember the headline '8 billion reasons to vote YES to Maastricht?'. It seems like another lifetime, but the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Maastricht Treaty passed off very quietly on Tuesday 9th February – just...[more]

Government Failure to effectively make Case resulted in Septic Tank Judgement

Date: January 29, 2012

Category: News Article, Sligo Champion Articles, Environment & Energy

The Minister for the Environment Mr. Phil Hogan in the Dail this week accepted that the previous Government failed to make an effective case at the European Court of Justice resulting in the judgement which erroneously indicted...[more]

Sligo Champion Article - Super Mario

Date: January 26, 2012

Category: News Article, Sligo Champion Articles, Euro/Finance

This article, written by Marian, appeared in the Sligo Champion in January Do you remember Super Mario? Do you remember Super Mario, the plucky little fellow of Nintendo game fame accompanied by his younger brother Luigi who...[more]

Sligo Champion Article - New Year New Challenges

Date: January 11, 2012

Category: News Article, Sligo Champion Articles

During the 1999 European Election count, two of my brothers in Australia called every hour on the hour to see how I was doing.  Back in 1999 I was one of the very few with a mobile phone, so inevitably it was me who answered...[more]

Sligo Champion Article - Volunteering

Date: December 21, 2011

Category: News Article, Sligo Champion Articles, Volunteering

As I sit here in a very downbeat Strasbourg following the failure of European leaders to deal adequately with the financial crisis, I am tempted, sorely tempted to write of my disappointment, my frustration and my fears, but the...[more]

Sligo Champion Article - Court of Auditors Nomination

Date: November 25, 2011

Category: News Article, Sligo Champion Articles

How do you judge a man or a woman?  How do you separate innuendo from facts when all the facts are not in the public domain?  How do you separate events, from responsibility for events and how do you factor in rapidly...[more]

Sligo Champion Article - Greek Economy

Date: November 3, 2011

Category: News Article, Sligo Champion Articles, Euro/Finance

You read it here first “Greece can’t pay and Greece won’t pay”.  Just a few months ago in this column I wrote these very words.  I don’t have psychic abilities, but as they say, the writing was on the wall and you don’t...[more]

Sligo Champion Article - Irish Economy

Date: October 4, 2011

Category: News Article, Sligo Champion Articles

Question: what do growing fish in a shed; an Irish speaking doll, BábógBaby;  Angel Investments and the constant question “What is next?,” have in common? Answer: these unlikely partners have one thing in common - they are...[more]

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