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Fishing for a Future: The Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy

30 Oct 2009

This paper outlines the history of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) from an Irish perspective, before identifying the perceived failures of the current policy and proposing nine options for reform. These options seek to set out realistic and practical steps to secure the future of the Irish and European fishing industry. 

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New Commission Plan on Energy Efficiency Dovetail with Irish Intentions

27 Oct 2009
Not so long ago on this blog I suggested that the EU had missed an open goal by not making the energy efficiency target of 20% savings by 2020. Why make the hard stuff – 20% renewables in total energy consumption and 20% emissions reductions – binding and leave the easy stuff voluntary?

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Implementing Lisbon

20 Oct 2009
The new parliament is three months on the job and there is still an air of confusion amongst the new intake.

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The Irish are back and the institutional caravan has moved on to Prague

20 Oct 2009
“The Irish are back and the institutional caravan has moved on to Prague”. This might be the sound bite summarising the plenary parliamentary session held last Wednesday to welcome the result of the Irish referendum.

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Musical chairs – but to what tune?

16 Oct 2009
Peadar ó Broin analyses the state of play in the nomination of the next European Commission and the impact of Lisbon Treaty ratification on the process

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Lisbon: a battle for hearts not minds?

05 Oct 2009
While the result may have been predicted, the scale of the victory took most seasoned observers by surprise.

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All eyes on Ireland

02 Oct 2009

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ICANN now independent of US Govt.

01 Oct 2009

Yesterday's announcement from ICANN ends a lingering point of controversy surrounding the governance of the Internet: the United States’ continued control of the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS). ICANN’s announcement of 30 September 2009 ends that controversy. This quick posting, based on the forthcoming book, gives the background to ICANN, the controversy, and the importance of the new announcement.

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