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Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Éireann, one of the winners of the 2014 European Citizen's Prize, will be presented with their medal of honour by Sinn Féin MEPs Martina Anderson, Lynn Boylan, Matt Carthy and Liadh Ní Riada at an award ceremony to take place at the Brú Ború theatre, Cashel, Co. Tipperary on Saturday 24th January. Comhaltas were nominated for the prize by the Sinn Féin MEPs.
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Left to Right:  Hans Zomer, Dóchas, Olive Towey, Concern Worldwide and MEPs Brian Hayes, Mairead McGuinness and Lynn Boylan
This event will showcase the European Year for Development and will launch a booklet containing the contributions of all 11 Irish MEPs. There will also be an opportunity for dialogue with MEPs, including Mairead McGuinness, European Parliament Vice-President responsible for Communication and Brian Hayes, European Parliament Development Committee. The event is jointly organised by the European Parliament Information Office in Ireland, Dóchas and Concern and will take place in the European Parliament Information Office, 43, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 on 16 January 2015 from 11.00 am-12.30 pm. Registration required.
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LATEST NEWS

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Plenary and committee meetings, Brussels: On the agenda next week in the European Parliament will be Economic governance, Money laundering, Anti-terrorism measures, EU fund for strategic investments, and International climate agreement, A ceremony marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day will take place on 27 January.
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The Governing Council of the ECB met on Thursday 22 January and decided to expand the asset-purchase programme at a EUR 60-billion/month pace until September 2016, including the purchase of sovereign bonds.
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Meat used as an ingredient in processed foods, such as lasagne, should be labelled by country of origin as is already the case with bovine fresh meat, said Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee MEPs on Wednesday. They call on the European Commission, which published a report on the issue in late 2013, to come up with legislative proposals in order to rebuild consumer confidence in the wake of the horsemeat scandal and other food fraud cases.
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