Gerry Kiely

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Pat Ivory, Ibec’s director of EU and International Affairs, says there are key areas on which the union should focus. Photograph: Alan Betson

The EU needs to focus on unlocking the single market’s potential but should respect member state’s ability to manage their own tax and social affairs,(...)

Drinks bottles are among the most common plastic objects found on European beaches. Photograph: Getty Images

The European Union has finally woken up to the fact its citizens “are increasingly fed up with our throw-away approach to plastic”, says Gerry Kiely, (...)

A Coastwatch volunteer collected this waste in one outing on a small stretch of coastline between Garrarus beach and Kilfarrasy Beach on the Co Waterford coastline. The haul includes a fridge and many plastic bottles.

Drinks containers, particularly plastic bottles, are the most frequent form of litter found on Irish coastlines, according to the environmental group (...)

European Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner-designate Phil Hogan of Ireland speaks before the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development in Brussels. Photograph:  Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Phil Hogan’s appearance at the European Parliament this morning was a master-class in political performance, as Ireland’s commissioner-designate succe(...)