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Executive Director’s Blog – Travelling within the EU – Know Your Rights

Executive Director’s Blog – Travelling within the EU – Know Your Rights

Last month it was announced that my ‘home airport’, Cork had secured a number of new routes which will see its gleaming steel-and-glass terminal play host to a very busy summer period.  Regardless of whether you travel by air, rail, ship or bus, it’s important to know your rights before […]

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Executive Director’s Blog – The UK is going to have its own referendum….about the EU

Executive Director’s Blog – The UK is going to have its own referendum….about the EU

On May 7 2015, the United Kingdom witnessed its most intense and hotly contested election campaign since Tony Blair led the Labour party to victory in the 1997 general election.  As the votes were swiftly counted and the highly anticipated results came in, nobody, not even the highly reputable opinion […]

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Executive Director’s Blog –  The European Commission

Executive Director’s Blog – The European Commission

The European Commission is one of the main institutions of the European Union (EU) and acts as its ‘executive arm’.  What this means is that essentially the Commission oversees the initiation of EU legislation, enforces European Union law and sets objectives and priorities for actions outlined yearly in the Commission’s […]

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Executive Director’s Blog – Irish Women and the EU

Executive Director’s Blog – Irish Women and the EU

Earlier this month International Women’s Day was celebrated, on 8 March.  So now is a good time to look at what Europe has done for Irish women and also to ask what Irish women have done for Europe?  Quite a lot, as it turns out and many Irish women have […]

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