Archive for the ‘International’ Category

Environment, Features, International

by Jamison Maeda

In 2010, an explosion on the BP Deep Horizon oil rig off the coast of New Orleans killed 11 workers and released millions of barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. This was not only the the largest U.S. offshore oil spill, but the worst environmental disaster America has ever faced.

Oil Slick Footprint in Gulf of Mexico

Oil Slick Footprint in Gulf of Mexico

As the clean-up began, scientists noticed that much of the oil was mysteriously unaccounted for. Recently however, studies published by the University of California at Santa Barbara and Florida State University stated that 10 million gallons of Deepwater Horizon oil have created a toxic carpet on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico 3,200 square kilometers in area, or about the size of County Clare.
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Shannon Watch


Foreign Affairs, International, National


Mick Wallace TD rang Shannon Garda station today to request that they carry out a search as we believe that there is good evidence that these planes are carrying weapons.  Both TDs will be raising this issue in their court case on Tuesday in Ennis, All Welcome!

Dáil Issues, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, International, Topical Questions

Clare raising the impact of ending the Mare Nostrum coastguard rescue off the Italian coast and the growing humanitarian crisis as hundreds of fleeing refugees are drowning.

Features, International

by Thomas G. Maher

The European Union and The United States of America have begun negotiations to implement the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP), which proposes to remove trade barriers between the US and the EU. These trade barriers exist in relation to a diverse range of areas such as; food safety regulations, customs tariffs on imports and exports, labour rights and environmental issues.  Below is a brief outline of some of the  potential affects  TTIP could have in Europe and Ireland. 
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